Locust Moon Comics Festival 2013




Second annual celebration of comics and graphic arts. Saturday, October 5, 2013. Philadelphia, PA.

About the Festival

The 2013 LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL will be held:
10 am – 6 pm
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

This year’s Locust Moon Fest is lucky to welcome a whole host of brilliant creators to Philly – creators like Jim SterankoChrissie ZulloTodd Klein, J.G. JonesToby CypressDean HaspielJohn WorkmanRon WimberlyJay LynchKim DeitchFarel Dalrymple and the Meathaus gang. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. This festival celebrates the most unique and independent voices in the world of comics. See the 2013 GUEST LIST – updating regularly!

We are also teaming up with the Jack Kirby Museum for this year’s festival. We will be giving the organization a portion of all donations at the door, as our humble way of trying to help see that museum become a reality.

And we want to keep you fed on this hopefully fine day in Philly, so we’ve recruited the best (seriously, the best) food providers around to do so. Ready yourself for Philadelphia’s most delicious hoagies, tacos, coffee and of course ICE CREAM. See what we’re talking about?

Check out some of the press for our inaugural Festival in 2012 here,
and keep track of festival updates here.

Fill out our table request form here!
Or e-mail your information and examples of the work you’ll be exhibiting to

Pay at the door! No advance purchase required. We are a donation-based event.

Contact or come on by the Locust Moon store:
34 S 40th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(267) 403-2856

Our venue, The Rotunda:
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

On Saturday, October 5th, Locust Moon Comics will host the second LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL, an annual celebration of comics, illustration, and graphic arts, to be held at the Rotunda in West Philadelphia (4014 Walnut Street).

Building on last year’s event, this year’s iteration will feature more than twice as many creators in a larger, more versatile space, and add an expansive schedule of programs including workshops, panels, and discussions on the art, business, and history of comics. More than just a convention, this unique event will honor comic creators and comic creations. The emphasis will be on independent and creator-owned books, as the Rotunda will play host to some of the most distinguished and acclaimed artists, writers, and publishers in the comics world.

The LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL will boast a variety of local Philadelphia talent such as J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Rob Woods (36 Lessons in Self-Destruction), James Comey (American Monster Buffet), and Box Brown (Everything Dies), alongside acclaimed cartoonists from across North America including Jim Steranko(Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD), Farel Dalrymple (Pop Gun War), Chrissie Zullo (Cinderella), Todd Klein (Fables),Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma), Tom Scioli (Gødland), Michael Kupperman (Tales Designed to Thrizzle), Jay Lynch (Garbage Pail Kids), Kim Deitch (The Boulevard of Broken Dreams), and Ron Wimberly (Prince of Cats).

The festival will be an all-day affair on Saturday (10am to 6pm), as a cornucopia of publishers and creators vend their wares, sign books, and greet fans. A number of artists will debut festival-exclusive prints, and several will debut new books, including Robert Woods’ 36 LESSONS IN SELF-DESTRUCTION, the long-awaited complete collection of DEPRESSED PUNX mini-comics. A selection of Philadelphia’s deservedly favorite food vendors will be catering the main event, including Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Tacos Don Memo, Kung Fu Hoagies, and Lovers & Madmen Coffee Lounge. While the festival itself takes place on Saturday, events and festivities at Locust Moon Comics will spill across the weekend, including a 36 LESSONS book release party (the official excuse for our Saturday night after-party) and a post-con pancake breakfast.

“This new annual tradition is our way of recognizing and celebrating the huge variety of unique, independent voices in the world of comics,” says Locust Moon co-owner Josh O’Neill. “We want to exalt the infinite possibilities of the medium and acknowledge the intrepid talents that restlessly explore and expand its edges.”
Locust Moon Comics is a retail store, art gallery, and publishing company based in West Philadelphia. This event is the most recent of their many efforts to unify, accelerate, and publicize the burgeoning Philadelphia comic book scene.

Find further information about the event and more guests as they’re announced on the LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL website (, Facebook (, and Twitter (