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Signing & Talk: August 4 in Washington, DC

On August 4, a sure-to-be-balmy Saturday afternoon in Washington, DC, a few Once Upon a Time Machine creators will be making an appearance at Fantom Comics.

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Andrew Carl, DC native and Eisner & Harvey Award-winning editor/writer, is heading home to celebrate the creation and release of Once Upon a Time Machine Volume 2: Greek Gods & Legends. Artists Bizhan Khodabandeh & Alice Meichi Li will join Andrew for a signing and spirited discussion on creating the ne book, adapting mythology in fresh ways, and making comics that stand out.

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Once Upon a Time Machine is a Harvey-nominated anthology series (from the editors of Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream) that sees myths and fables re-imagined as science fiction comics. The newly released 2nd volume sets its sights on the Greek pantheon: Heracles, Zeus, Icarus, Athena…the gang’s all there. Creators like Ron Wimberly, Paul Pope, Andrea Tsurumi, and Toby Cypress mold new, thoughtful, and fun stories exploring the future, using some of the oldest storytelling clay we have. You can preview the book here.

Alice Meichi Li provided beautiful illustrations of Aphrodite (above) to OUATM Vol. 2 and Chang’e to Vol. 1. She is an illustrator who grew up in Yes-Actually-Detroit and currently lives in Jamaica, Queens. Her art has appeared on the pages of books by Oni Press, Archie Comics, Dark Horse, and Image Comics; and has been exhibited at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, Museum of Chinese in America, Gallery Nucleus, Gallery 1988 and others.

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Bizhan Khodabandeh crafted Pygmalion for OUATM Vol. 2 with writer Jason Rodriguez (of District Comics fame). He moves freely across the professional boundaries as designer, illustrator, artist, and activist. He has received numerous international and national awards for his work, including a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators for his comic work. Currently Khodabandeh teaches full-time at VCU’s Robertson School of Media & Culture and freelances under the name Mended Arrow.

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Andrew Carl edited both volumes of OUATM, and wrote some stories, too: IcarusDaphne, and Heracles for Vol. 2, and John Henry for Vol. 1. As a kid he learned what comics were and could be in DC’s Georgetown. Andrew co-founded Locust Moon Press, where he worked with many of his heroes as editor of Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, an audacious anthology that earned multiple Eisners and a Harvey and an invitation to speak at the Library of Congress. He now lives in San Francisco and is developing a fantasy series about anxiety, depression, dictators, and cats.

Fantom logo.pngSaturday, August 4
3pm – 5pm
FANTOM COMICS
2010 P St NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
RSVP and find out more on the Facebook event page.

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May’s Events: VanCAF & Amalgam

This May, we’re continuing to celebrate and spread word of Vol. 2’s release across North America.

The weekend of May 19-20, Andrew Carl (editor; writer of “Icarus”, “Daphne”, & “Heracles”) will be travelling up to Canada for VanCAF: Vancouver Comic Arts Festival. A couple other OUATM creators will be there, too: the incredible Ronald Wimberly (writer/artist, “Theseus and Metrotaurus”) and Farel Dalrymple (cover artist)! Find them all in VanCAF’s “Gym” room (tables M3, H1, & H12).

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A week later, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia will host Chris Stevens (editor; writer of “A Heavy Stone for All the Peoples”), Andrea Tsurumi (writer/artist, “Away Mission”), Mike Sgier (writer/artist, “Andromeda”), and renowned science fiction author Michael Swanwick (writer, “The Long Bow”). Rob Woods (writer/artist of Vol. 1’s “The Boy Who Cried Space Wolf”) will also be there to debut a killer new print to go with Vol. 2’s theme: Trojan War 3025. Given that Philly’s the birthplace of the OUATM series and family, expect to see a few more surprise guests show up, as well!

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VanCAF
Saturday, May 19 – Sunday, May 20
10am – 5pm
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3
CANADA!
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Once Upon A Time Machine: Greek Gods & Legends Signing/Discussion
Saturday, May 26
1pm – 4pm
Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse
2578 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
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Release Day & Interview

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Today’s the day!

Once Upon a Time Machine vol. 2: Greek Gods & Legends is now on shelves in comic shops everywhere.*

To celebrate, enjoy this intense interview & preview at SYFY Wire with editor & writer Andrew Carl!

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Then come see Andrew & artist Dean Stuart at Mission: Comics in San Francisco this afternoon for some signing, sketching, and celebrating.

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*You won’t find Vol. 2 in regular book stores or Amazon until April 24.

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Volume 2 Comic Shop Release in San Francisco

missioncomicsrelease-pandoraOnce Upon a Time Machine Volume 2 comes to comic shops next Wednesday, April 11!

To celebrate the occasion, writer/editor Andrew Carl and god-tier painter Dean Stuart (of volume 2’s Pandora pinup) will be at San Francisco’s Mission: Comics & Art from 3pm-7pm to sign books, compare favorite myths, and sketch some groovy gods.

If you haven’t deleted Facebook already, you can RSVP here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/576364102761992/

See you in the future!

Wednesday, April 11, 3pm-7pm
@ MISSION: COMICS & ART
2250 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
call: 415-695-1545
e-mail: MissionComicsAndArt@gmail.com

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See you in Baltimore!

Visio-2013 Floor Plan - Final.vsdWe’re here in Baltimore now for our first Baltimore Comic-Con! We’ve only heard great things about this show, and it looks like it’s going to be a great weekend.

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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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!

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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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