This July, Destiny City Comics is bringing together more than 30 regional comics creators and artists at the Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival 2019. Creators will showcase creative works, chat with festivalgoers about their creative process, and sign and sell locally crafted comics, zines, books, art prints, posters, and a variety of artistic “swag” (stickers, pins, buttons, etc.). It is a free and public event, intended to highlight the breadth and high caliber of artistic talent among regional comics and art creators.
The comics and arts festival will take place from 1-7 p.m. on July 27, in the outdoor space at Alma Mater Tacoma. Festivalgoers will have opportunities to connect with 33 different artists, illustrators, writers, publishers and creators. Special guests include comics creator, writer and illustrator Sloane Leong, the creator of “Prism Stalker” (Image Comics) and “A Map of The Sun” (First Second); Rob Sheridan of the popular sci-fi comic book “High Level” (DC/Vertigo) and former creative director of nine inch nails; Dana Simpson, creator of “Phoebe and Her Unicorn” and “Ozy and Millie;” David Lasky, creator of “Boom Boom” and “The Carter Family” (Abrams ComicArts, Eisner Award recipient 2013), as well as graphic novel instructor at Richard Hugo House; Roberta Gregory, creator of “Naughty Bits” (Fantagraphics) and “Bitchy Butch” (Fantagraphics); Matt Sheean, co-creator of “Ancestor” (Image Comics) and “Expansion” (AdHouse Books); and Zack Soto, creator of “The Secret Voice” (Study Group Comic Books), and “Study Group Magazine.”
The festival also includes creations by Michael Koehler, ALLDIRTNOSPARKLE, Blue Cat Co., Colin Andersen Illustration, Bricker-Down Productions, Chris Buckley Art, Maida and Maila Cervania, Nolan Christensen, The Art of Lori Collins, Masha Fikhman, Delia Gable, It’s Gud Comix, Cameo Hunter, Invisible Dot, Kalen Knowles, Stacy LeFevre, Microverse Press, Murd Comics, Rock Paper Riso, Rododo, Sushi You Can Hug, Two-Headed Tiger, Waywrd Studios, and Zach Curtis Art. Tacoma Art Museum will also have a representative at the festival to speak with festivalgoers about ongoing programs at the museum.
Honey, a café located at Alma Mater Tacoma, will be open throughout the festival, with food and drink available for purchase. Matriarch Lounge, an on-site restaurant, will be open starting at 4 p.m.
Learn more at www.DestinyCityComics.com and on Facebook.