Preview the Book

It’s about time!

We finally added a hefty preview of the book to our website. For a while there, Facebook was the only place where you’d find a wide range of art from the Once Upon a Time Machine. But now you’ve got it here, too! So if you haven’t already picked up the book, go ahead and check out the “Preview!” page on our site to see what you’re in for.

You can also read the full first story from Time Machine at Dark Horse’s website.

Between con season, Locust Moon’s recent projects, and the two of those things combined, we haven’t been as good with online updates as we’d like. But you’ll be hearing more of us, I guarantee it!

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See you in Baltimore!

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So this Saturday and Sunday, come find us (Andrew, Chris, and Josh) at Table A152 in Artist Alley, at the Baltimore Convention Center.

We’ll have our usual set of Once Upon a Time Machine goodies, along with the latest addition to the Locust Moon Press catalog, Quarter Moon #1. We’ll also be carrying around a one-of-a-kind, top-secret portfolio of select finished art for our upcoming Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream anthology (printed at the book’s final printing size, 16″ x 21″!) – ask nicely, and we might let you take a peek!

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The Harveys!

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The nominations for the 2013 Harvey Awards were announced recently, and we were honored and humbled to find our book, Once Upon a Time Machine, nominated in the category of Best Anthology. We have to thank everyone who has supported us in buying the book, reading it, spreading the word and, of course, nominating it. For many of us involved, Time Machine was our first published work – and it took a lot of time, sweat, learning, and love to put it out into the world. We have been consistently overjoyed with the response the book has gotten, and this nomination is a big deal and great validation for what we tried and continue trying to do in comics.

If you’re a fellow comics creator, you can vote for what you found to be the best comics of the last year in the final ballot here: http://www.harveyawards.org/2013-final-ballot/

“The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. The Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories, ranging from Best Artist to the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame. They are the only industry awards both nominated by and selected by the full body of comic book professionals.”

From everyone at Locust Moon and Once Upon a Time Machine, thank you again for all your love and support!

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Haverford Township Free Library Comic Con

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Earlier in July, we visited the Haverford Township Free Library for their first-ever Comic Con. It was a small affair, held just 20 minutes away from the Locust Moon Comics retail store/home-base. And it was loads of fun. We had a blast talking to lots of kids and their parents, sketching, participating in panels, and even helping to judge a great kids’ art contest.

Andrew Carl (Editor; Writer, “John Henry”), Chris Stevens (Producer; Writer, “The Boy Who Drew Cats”), David Tanh (Writer, “The Tea Garden Park Soapbox Grand Prix”), Dave Proch (Artist, “A.L.I.C.E.”), Rob Woods (“The Venusian Shepherd Boy Who Cried Space Wolf”), and Jimmy Comey (“Kid Yimage and the Really Big Hole”) all showed up for the festivities. Dave, Rob, and Jimmy spent nearly all day with pens in hand and noses to paper — they never stopped drawing!

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The library had their own advance copy of Paul Pope’s Battling Boy on-hand, which we all took turns flipping through and drooling over. Dave was inspired to recreate some of the magic, just for kicks:

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Jimmy joined a Superhero Sketch Showdown with Mike Townsend and the great Bob McLeod.

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Andrew and Chris sat on a panel with Matt Phelan and Dawn Griffin to discuss the process of of “Creators Creating” — from idea to publication and everything in between.

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Dave and Rob lead a “Let’s Draw!” workshop for the kids, with the help of Matt Phelan and Bob McLeod. And we’ve got video!


We hope the Haverford Library Comic Con returns next year – because we’ll be there!

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After Heroes

Chris Stevens (Producer; Writer, “The Boy Who Drew Cats”) wrote up a fun journal of our trip down to Charlotte for HeroesCon over at the Locust Moon blog.

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It’s a nice read and covers a lot of the happenings and feelings of the convention and fine Southern city…and it’s also got pictures. You’re gonna want to see the pictures. Not to mention the videos!

Get on over there.

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HeroesCon…Go!

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Locust Moon at HeroesCon 2013

 

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Southward to Charlotte – HeroesCon Ahoy!

This weekend, June 7-9, in Charlotte, North Carolina (@ The Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St.), the huge and seemingly universally beloved Heroes Convention is going down.

So the Locust Moon crew is bringing Once Upon a Time Machine to our first convention south of the Mason-Dixon!

Come find Andrew Carl (Editor; Writer, “John Henry”), Chris Stevens (Producer; Writer, “The Boy Who Drew Cats”), and Josh O’Neill (Creative Advisor; Writer, “Bombus and Vespula”) at TABLE 1028 in Artist Alley. We’ll be listed under Locust Moon Press and flying the Time Machine banner. [click the map to get in close!]Locust Moon at HeroesCon 2013

You’ll also be able to see some of our great friends and (in some lucky cases) collaborators down at HeroesCon, such as Drew Moss, Marcio Takara, Rafer Roberts, Chrissie Zullo, Jim Rugg, Jasen Lex, Ben Marra, Ed Piskor, Tom Scioli, Van Jensen, Bryan J.L. Glass, Conor McCreery, Jeremy Bastian, Andy Belanger, Becky Cloonan…and about a million other people. This is gonna be a big’un.

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And speaking as fans ourselves for a moment, we couldn’t be more excited to meet the legendary & brilliant Don Rosa!

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