You’ve got to see the super size version of this poster and try to find all the characters and tiny references to different creators’s work and Philly-centric stuff Farel has incorporated.
Here’s some of the press release info from Chris and Josh at Locust Moon. Note this says it opens at 10am and the poster at 11am, so I dunno:
“On Sunday, December 16th, Locust Moon Comics will host the first LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL, an annual celebration of comics and illustration to be held at the Rotunda in West Philadelphia (4014 Walnut Street). 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 many of the most distinguished and acclaimed artists, writers, and publishers in the comics world.
This unique gathering will boast a vast variety of local Philadelphia talents such as Robert Woods (Depressed Punx), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), James Comey (Donkey Punch), Mark Robinson (I Love Trouble), and Box Brown (Everybody Dies), alongside acclaimed cartoonists from across North America including Farel Dalrymple (Pop Gun War), Brandon Graham (Prophet), David Mack (Kabuki) and dozens of others. The festivities will sprawl across the weekend at the LOCUST MOON COMICS headquarters at 34 S. 40th St, including a gallery show featuring original artwork by festival attendees, an all-star Drink & Draw on Saturday the 15th where many of the greatest cartoonists in the world will jam and collaborate, and a party on Sunday night to close out what promises to be a wild and inspiring weekend.
The festival itself will be an all-day affair on Sunday (10am to 8pm), as a cornucopia of publishers and creators will vend their wares, sign books, and greet fans. Many artists including Jim Rugg, Farel Dalrymple, and Mark Robinson will debut festival-exclusive prints, and several including Box Brown will debut new books. With refreshments provided by Kung Fu Hoagies and Little Baby’s Ice Cream (who will debut a secret new flavor specifically engineered for the event), the festival promises to be delicious, as well.”
The Philly Cartoonist Society will be there. Meathaus will be there with at least me, Jeffro, Farel and (hopefully) Brandon and a variety of books, Go For the GOLD! issues, and I’ll be premiering my Lenny’s Summer Job sketchbook comics in zine form, issue #1. I’ve been trying for a month to get more copies of S.O.S. in time from the publisher so we’ll see about that. Looks like they might get here in time. Also I’ll have Sasquatch’s Big Hairy Drawing Book, naturally: