Category Archives: Appearances
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!]
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.
And speaking as fans ourselves for a moment, we couldn’t be more excited to meet the legendary & brilliant Don Rosa!
We’re going north! This weekend (May 11-12), we’ll be proud to represent Once Upon a Time Machine at Canada’s most beloved comics shindig, TCAF – The Toronto Comic Arts Festival!
Here’s where and when you need to go:
Toronto Reference Library (TRL)
789 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sat, May 11, 9am – 5pm
Sun, May 12, 11am – 5pm
ADMISSION IS FREE!
Locust Moon Press is honored to be hosted by RAID (The Royal Academy of Illustration & Design) in their special exhibitor room at the Festival. Look for Andrew Carl (Editor; Writer, “John Henry”), Josh O’Neill (Creative Advisor; Writer, “Bombus and Vespula”), and Dave Tanh (Writer, “The Tea Garden Park Soapbox Grand Prix”). We’ll have books, prints, and more…
Charles Fetherolf (Giants in the Earth, Sons of Cain, District Comics, Once Upon a Time Machine’s “The Crossing”) has a table at the always-fun Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) Arts Festival this weekend (Saturday April 6 & Sunday April 7, 11am-6pm). You’ll find him at Table C74, just ahead and a bit to your right as you walk in the main entrance.
On Saturday All weekend!, he’ll be joined by Andrew Carl (editor of OUaTM, writer of “John Henry”) with a hefty pile of Once Upon a Time Machines to sell & sign together.
So if you can, head to the 69th Regiment Armory (68 Lexington Avenue, between E. 25th & E. 26th Streets) in Manhattan, NY, and say hi! Table C74!
FABLETOWN AND BEYOND
The journey truly started on Tuesday night, three days before Fabletown and Beyond would be underway. Josh O’Neill in Philly and I in New York, we talked on the phone like protective parents of our partner Chris. “Make sure he has all his chargers. See if Rob can tie up that banner stand so it won’t give him too much trouble.” “I feel like I should pack him a lunch in the morning.” “Fill a bag with food that’ll stay good for a few days, in case he gets hungry on the last leg.” And so on. If you haven’t read his recap yet, you might not realize that the next morning, Chris would be boarding a train from Philadelphia to Winona, Minnesota. That spelled a 30+ hour trip each way. Josh and I had it easy. We got to fly.
Two things struck me within hours (really, the first hour) of my arrival in Fabletown, MN: how fascinating the indoor (post-apocalypse-ready) mini-metropolis of Rochester was, and how aggressively nice all of the people there were. But it wasn’t just the locals who treated us well. Something about Fabletown seemed to bring out the best in folks, and the good vibes permeated every nook and cranny of those subways and skyways and buildings that bled and fed into each other from block to block. Every last person we dealt with was kind and helpful – especially our international team of convention organizers, including Bill Willingham, Stacy Sinner, Mike Sinner, Stephanie Cooke, Brad Thomte, and all of those awesome volunteers.
Chris covered the key events and joys of the weekend pretty wonderfully, but I thought I should share some of personal favorite photos from the weekend here, as well.
Here’s our favorite character from the weekend… Continue reading
Saturday March 30th, 2013
10 am to 6 pm
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Locust Moon will have a very Once Upon a Time Machine-happy table, where you’ll see Chris Stevens (Producer; Writer, “The Boy Who Drew Cats”), Andrew Carl (Editor; Writer, “John Henry”), Dave Proch (Illustrator, “A.L.I.C.E.”), James Comey (Writer/Illustrator, “Kid Yimage and the Really Big Hole”), Dave Tanh (Writer, “The Tea Garden Park Soapbox Grand Prix”), and Rob Woods (Writer/Illustrator, “The Venusian Shepherd Boy Who Cried Space Wolf”).
Other guests appearing at the con include Al Jaffee, Bob Camp, Danny Fingeroth, Dean Haspiel, Don McGregor, Evan Dorkin, Herb Trimpe, Jamal Igle, Mark Morales, Reilly Brown, Stephanie Buscema, Ulises Farinas, and our good friend Mark A. Robinson!
Let’s do this!
PS. We’re still getting around to some kind of wrap-up/write-up of the unforgettable, inaugural Fabletown and Beyond convention last week. It’s a hard experience to put into words, so please forgive how long it’s taking! But know this: next year, should the con return in one form or another, you do not want to miss it.
This Friday through Sunday (March 22-24), you’ll find Once Upon a Time Machine‘s 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”) in Rochester, Minnesota at Bill Willingham’s Fabletown and Beyond convention!
What is Fabletown and Beyond?
Fabletown and Beyond will be a convention entirely designed to discuss, promote and celebrate comic books that fall within the Mythic Fiction realm.
And what’s this Mythic Fiction?
Mythic Fiction comics are Fables and Sandman, The Unwritten, Bone, Kill Shakespeare, Mice Templar, Stuff of Legend, Memorial, Fairest, The Abominable Charles Christopher, Mouse Guard, Hellboy, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Arrowsmith, House of Mystery, Castle Waiting, and dozens more truly wonderful books.
Mythic Fiction is that magic-bound alliance of fairytales, folklore, myth, legend, talking animals and characters from literature, given new life, new challenges to face and new adventures to chronicle.
So who else will be there?
To name a few of the comics heavyweights in attendance: Bill Willingham (naturally), Mark Buckingham, Shelly Bond, Kurt Busiek, Mike Carey, Bryan J. L. Glass, Gene Ha, Adam Hughes, Steve Leialoha, Mike Oeming, David Petersen, Chris Roberson, Matt Sturges, Chrissie Zullo…and a whole bunch more. See a more complete guest list at the convention’s website.
And on Sunday @ 11:00 am, Chris Stevens will be speaking on the Artist Alley panel in the so-called “Boring Panel Room”!
You can also check out Fabletown and Beyond on Facebook.
Hope we see you there!
2013’s properly underway, and this Time Machine ain’t slowing down!
In January, a handful of Once Upon a Time Machine creators – Andrew Carl (Editor; writer of “John Henry”), Chris Stevens (Producer; writer of “The Boy Who Drew Cats”), Josh O’Neill (Creative Advisor; writer of “Bombus and Vespula”), James Comey (creator of “Kid Yimage and the Really Big Hole”), Rob Woods (creator of “The Venusian Shepherd Boy Who Cried Space Wolf”), and Dave Proch (artist of “A.L.I.C.E.”) – were honored to be this year’s guests of the annual Charles Bernheimer Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers House. You can listen to a recording of our talk here, but you’ll be missing out on our visual aids and physical comedy.
If you want to see some of the gang in person, though, we have some more great events coming up in March!
First stop, Wednesday, March 12: Wayne, New Jersey
Andrew, Chris, Josh, Charles Fetherolf (creator of “The Crossing”), and Jason Rodriguez (writer of “The Stars Are Not Wanted Now”) will be dropping by William Paterson University to chat with some art students about making comics. A students-only event…but if you’re in the area, feel free to stalk and ambush us as we find dinner thereabouts.
Friday-Sunday, March 22-24: Rochester, Minnesota
Fabletown and Beyond – Andrew, Chris, and Josh will be attending Bill Willingham’s first annual convention “entirely designed to discuss, promote and celebrate comic books that fall within the Mythic Fiction realm.” We’ll be alongside such greats as Mark Buckingham (Fables), Kurt Busiek (Arrowsmith), Mike Carey (The Unwritten), Gene Ha (Top 10), Adam Hughes (Fairest), Mike Oeming (Mice Templar). [Facebook]
Saturday, March 30: Asbury Park, New Jersey
Asbury Park Comic Con Come see a bunch of us back in Jersey, where we’ll join the likes of Al Jaffee (MAD), Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden), Herbe Trimpe (The Incredible Hulk), J. G. Jones (Wanted), Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma), Jamal Igle (Molly Danger), and Mark A. Robinson (I Love Trouble) at this one-day convention. [Facebook]
More info’s to come, as we approach this awesome run of events!
Once Upon a Time Machine finally debuted in stores last week, with a killer release party at Locust Moon Comics in West Philadelphia. You can still visit the store and see original art from the book adorning their art gallery!
The day after the book’s release party, we made our convention debut at NEW YORK COMIC CON.
It was amazing.
Over 20 Time Machine creators were in town for the convention. It was the first time many of us had met in person, some of us having known each other for years and years online. The picture above shows just a few of us at our table in Artist Alley, where we spent the weekend selling books and prints, signing everything, and giving away way too much cool free stuff.
We brought a ton of books to the convention, and we sold…all of them. When people heard what our little (big) book was about and had a chance to flip through it and take in the breadth of vision that comes from packing 90+ creators between two covers, they got really excited. In fact, we spent more than half of Sunday (in addition to the last few hours of Saturday, before we restocked) having to turn excited folks away — we had nothing to sell them!
So by the end of the weekend we were sending interested potential readers upstairs, to Dark Horse’s main booth on the show floor. Because at least they had books to sell ’em…
…until they didn’t.
Even Dark Horse themselves sold out of Once Upon a Time Machine!
Hopefully everyone interested remembered and was able to grab a cheap copy off Amazon or something when they got home. Sorry we couldn’t sign those copies, too!
But let’s get back to Friday night for a second — and our signing at the Dark Horse booth!
We met a lot of great people at the signing — many of whom, honestly, were just hearing about the book for the first time. But after chatting with us and seeing what Time Machine had to offer, lots of those folks bought a copy right there on the spot!
We’ve got to thank Dark Horse’s amazing Kari Yadro, who ran the signing, helped get the word out, and just generally made the DH booth a great place to be for us first-timers and our (figuratively) little book that could.
Getting to know our fellow creators better, talking about the book to hundreds of excited & new fans, signing lots and lots (and lots) of books, and working with the great people at Dark Horse…honestly, the NYCC experience could not have been more fulfilling.
Can’t wait for the next one!