Interview with Locust Moon Comics owner Josh O’Neill

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I have been putting together pictures and video for Locust Moon Comics in order to create a promotional video series for them in exchange for their gallery space for our charity event. I had the pleasure of filming an interview the other day with one of the owners Josh O’Neill (UPenn ’08) for their promotional series, as well as taking some pictures of the store for their own social media uses. Here are some of the pictures I took over the course of the past few weeks.

Calling all artists!

We are now taking submissions for the first Independent Artists for Charity event at Locust Moon Comics on April 4th! If you would like a chance to show your work in a gallery and help to raise money for a good cause, please submit your artwork to us. We will accept all styles of artwork, from abstract to sculpture, from illustration to printmaking. Any artist can submit a maximum of five pieces of artwork per event. While submitting you can send pictures of more than five pieces of artwork, but please know (just to be fair for everyone) only five will be accepted into the show per artist.  All submissions must in be original, complete works of art. The artwork can be in any medium (except media related), and you must email us at indieartistsforcharity@gmail.com with a picture of or link to the work(s) that you plan to submit one week prior to the event (deadline to submit is March 28th).We WILL NOT be accepting walk ins with artwork. You must contact us via email one week before the event if you are planning to submit. 

If an artist sells their work at our event, they will receive a percentage no less than 40% of the original asking price. The rest will be given to the charity we will be supporting at the event, Jumpstart. Independent Artists for Charity is not taking any of the money that is made from artists’ work for our own benefit or to fund future events. Locust Moon will also not be taking a gallery commission for any artwork sold at this event.

Please note that once your work has been accepted, you will be required to frame your work for the gallery show and sign a waiver giving IAC permission to show your work at Locust Moon Comics. Framed artwork tends to sell better in a gallery, and makes you look more professional as an artist. Your adjusted price for your artwork may include the frame. All approved framed artwork will be delivered to Caroline Boyd by April 3rd (delivery of said artwork will be discussed via email). 

If you have any other questions please contact us via Facebook or email.

 

We have a date and location for our first event!

We have been testing the waters with various galleries in the Philadelphia area to decide where our first ever charity event will be, and what children’s charity we will be supporting for our first event. We’re delighted to say we’ve narrowed down a date and location. For our first event on April 4, 2013 we will be having it at the West Philly comic shop Locust Moon (time to be announced).

Locust Moon Comics has been operating in West Philadelphia on 34 S. 40th Street since 2009, selling comics, renting sci-fi/fantasy movies, and hosting art events for the local community. They are just one of the too few comic book shops in the Philadelphia area alone, and the only one located in West Philadelphia. A little less than a year ago they had a makeover done on their entire store, adding a gallery space, small press, and reading area. Now they are a thriving comic book shop and gallery that hosts many events with the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society and other illustrators in the area and from around the world. Locust Moon also promotes comics drawn by local illustrators and sell them in their store. They even hold First Friday events every month, and Drink and Draws on Thursday nights. It’s a fitting place for our first charity event.

Now that we have a date and location for our first event, we will be taking artist submissions as of today. Please refer to our submissions page on how to submit to our charity event. If you have any further questions or would like to get involved in some way, please email us at indieartistsforcharity@gmail.com.