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Locust Moon Press ("Once Upon a Time Machine") is self-publishing our new quarterly comics & illustration anthology.

Philadelphia, PA Comics
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This just in:

We've got a STRETCH GOAL!

[see the full explanation in our update here]

If/upon us reaching $2,000: every backer who pledges (or has pledged) $25 or more will also receive a signed copy of THE LOCUST MOON COMIC, a 24-page, full-color, sorta-semi-autobiographical romp through young imagination as illustrated by Quarter Moon artists James Comey, Farel Dalrymple, and Rob Woods.

Farel Dalrymple's cover (click for more info & interior pages)
Farel Dalrymple's cover (click for more info & interior pages)

Quarter Moon #2: "Locust Man vs. Monster" will be 48 pages and contain 5 complete stories, by cartoonists Steve Lafler (Bughouse), Kate Farquhar (Zodiac & friends), Dave Proch (Once Upon a Time Machine), Bodie Chewning (IdN Extra 02: Neo York – Mightnight Sessions), and Daryl Seitchik (Smarter Child). It will also include 3 one-page strips by James Comey (American Monster Buffet), illustrations by Lindsey Wavrek & Steven Bradshaw, and exclusive peeks into the sketchbook of Farel Dalrymple (Pop Gun War, It Will All Hurt). Providing this issue's cover - and title - is Ulises Farinas (Gamma, Catalyst Comix).

Locust Moon is undertaking a lot this fall, between the publication of this issue of Quarter Moon and Rob Woods' 36 Lessons in Self-Destruction, our second comics festival, and all of our various other comic projects currently in production. That's why we're asking for a hand on this book - we've got a lot riding on October 2013, and we hope you can help us make it through in one piece!

These are the stories that we're proud to be sharing with you guys:

Bodie Chewning's "Bow to the Wizard" or "Don't Get Your Diapers in a Twist It's Only a Cthuloid" stars a narcissistic Wizard who may need a little more help from his assistant than he thinks.

Dave Proch's "A Hard Boiled Heart" teaches us that underneath every hard shell is the wrong man who will go to the ends of the Earth for the right woman.

Steve Lafler will introduce us to an expat family in Oaxaca, where Steve currently lives. There's a wannabe superhero Luchadora (female Mexican wrestler), an existential encounter with death, and a 2500-year-old vampire. Chickens are involved.

Kate Farquhar is uncovering some secret, fantastical histories of Philadelphia.

And Daryl Seitchik will take us on a semi-autobiographical jaunt through a cartoonist's dreams.

Here's a little preview:

Pages from "Bow to the Wizard" by Bodie Chewning
Pages from "Bow to the Wizard" by Bodie Chewning
The beginning of "A Hard Boiled Heart" by Dave Proch
The beginning of "A Hard Boiled Heart" by Dave Proch
Page from "Oaxaca" by Steve Lafler
Page from "Oaxaca" by Steve Lafler
1 of 3 prints by Lindsey Wavrek & Steven Bradshaw
1 of 3 prints by Lindsey Wavrek & Steven Bradshaw

Like the first issue of Quarter Moon, "Locust Man vs. Monster" will be partially in color and partially in B&W, depending on how each artist wishes to present his or her art.

But unlike the first issue, "Locust Man vs. Monster" has no single theme. The guys & gals are running wild here.

Quarter Moon #1, "Silence" (56 pages), spotlighted wordless comics from Charles Fetherolf, Alex Eckman-Lawn, Sophia Wiedeman, Jeremy Baum, Alexandra Beguez, Chris Stevens and Rob Woods, along with sketch pages by Farel Dalrymple and a wraparound cover by Jeremy Baum.

Art from QUARTER MOON #1: "SILENCE"
Art from QUARTER MOON #1: "SILENCE"

Locust Moon is a retail store, art gallery, and small press based in West Philadelphia. Our first book, ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE (published through Dark Horse in the fall of 2012) has been nominated for a Harvey Award for Best Anthology. In addition to QUARTER MOON, Locust Moon’s other current and upcoming projects include the October-debuting 36 LESSONS IN SELF-DESTRUCTION, a collection of the mini comics of the infamous underground Philadelphia cartoonist Rob Woods, and LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM, a giant tribute comic to Winsor McCay's masterpiece by many of today's greatest living cartoonists (including Paul Pope, Neal Adams, Brandon Graham, Bill Sienkiewicz, J.G. Jones, and Farel Dalymple). We also host an annual comics festival, to be held this year on October 5.

Risks and challenges

The work is on track to being finished by September 1st, and we have worked with our printer before (on the debut issue of Quarter Moon), so we know what to expect from them.
This is our first Kickstarter, so we are keeping the rewards simple because we still need to feel out the system and how the costs will add up in the shipping department. By staying pretty conservative, we are trying to sidestep some risk there.
Hopefully once we have a good idea of how these things can shake out, any future Kicks we may Start can have more adventurous rewards.

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    THANKS! You've got a good soul.

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    5 backers

    DIGITAL.
    PDF copy of Quarter Moon #2: "Locust Man vs. Monster".

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    9 backers

    PHYSICAL.
    Print copy of Quarter Moon #2: "Locust Man vs. Monster".

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    10 backers

    DIGITAL SPECIAL!
    PDF copies of both QM2: "Locust Man vs. Monster" and QM1: "Silence". Perfect for international backers who don't want to pay for shipping.

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    DIFFERENT MOONS.
    Print copy of QM2: "Locust Man vs. Monster", with a bonus PDF of QM1: "Silence" thrown in.

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    16 backers

    HALF MOON!
    Print copies of both QM2: "Locust Man vs. Monster" and QM1: "Silence".

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    8 backers

    SIGNED BY MOONLIGHT.
    QM2: "Locust Man vs. Monster" and QM1: "Silence", each signed by their local Philly creators and the Locust Moon crew.

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    5 backers Limited (5 left of 10)

    LOCUST MOON PREVIEW SPECIAL.
    QM2: "Locust Man vs. Monster" and QM1: "Silence", each signed by their respective Philly creators and the Locust Moon crew. PDFs of both issues, AND a set of Rob Woods' DEPRESSED PUNX trading cards, to prepare you for October's release of "36 LESSONS IN SELF-DESTRUCTION".

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    3 backers

    SCRIBBLE MOON.
    Signed copies of QM2: "Locust Man vs. Monster" and QM1: "Silence", plus a sketch inside one of them by a Quarter Moon artist. Also includes the two PDFS.

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    8 backers

    MOON BUDDIES.
    All of the above rewards (including the DEPRESSED PUNX trading cards), AND your name printed in the back of the comic as a super-special support buddy.

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    7 backers

    ONCE UPON A LOCUST.
    All of the above (MOON BUDDIES) rewards, aaaand a signed copy of Locust Moon's first book (with Dark Horse Comics), ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE.

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