Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse

2578 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Past Events

July 14, 2018: Son of Hitler Signing + Q&A

Join Amalgam Comics on Saturday, July 14th from noon till 3:00 PM as we welcome creators writer Anthony Del Col and artist Jeff McComsey for a discussion and signing of their newly released graphic novel Son of Hitler, an alt-history story in the vein of The Man in the High Castle.

FREE & Open to the Public | Books will be available for purchase.

July 12, 2018: Daddy Long Legs and the Inch Worm Signing

Bryce W. Bullock appears at Amalgam Comics on Thursday, July 12th at 4:00 PM to sign Daddy Long Legs and the Inch Worm!

Daddy Long Legs and the Inchworm is Bryce’s first full length paperback comic book which was created and written by him and inked and formatted by his father Demitrius for publishing. This issue launches Bryce’s own company venture called Pankake Images, CCD(c) and will be the first of many future adventures for these two superheroes as they meet and defeat several other character villains.

June 16, 2018: Girls With Slingshots Signing + Q&A

Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto (Girls With Slingshots) appears at Amalgam Comics on Saturday, June 16th from noon till 4:00 PM for a signing and Q&A!

Danielle Corsetto is the artist and creator of Girls With Slingshots. She created her first comic strip when she was 8, starting with a blatant rip-off of Garfield called Fat Cat. She started writing Hazelnuts in high school, and ran a semi-autobio comic about super-senior college kids called Ramblers in the student paper at Shepherd College (as well as Pop Image and World Famous Comics). She also briefly ran a comic called Larry and Caroline in the Hagerstown Herald-Mail newspaper.

Girls With Slingshots debuted on October 1st 2004, both online and in stapled-paper form at SPX in Bethesda, MD. Since its humble beginnings as a twice-weekly black-and-white webcomic, it became a self-sustaining color webcomic that updated five times a week, Monday through Friday.

The strip’s two main characters, Hazel and Jamie, sprung to life in a strip called Hazelnuts around 1996, an unintended prequel to GWS. The GWS title was based on a recurring request Danielle used to get at comic conventions to draw a girl with a gun (she sucked at drawing guns, so she drew them with slingshots instead).

May 26, 2018: Once Upon A Time Machine Signing

Chris Stevens, Andrea Tsurumi, Michael Swanwick, Mike Sgier and Rob Woods appear at Amalgam Comics on Saturday, May 26th at 1:00 PM to celebrate the release of Once Upon A Time Machine.

Andrea Tsurumi is an author, illustrator and cartoonist who lives and draws in Philadelphia. Her first picture book, Accident! (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), was a Junior Library Guild selection and an NPR Best of 2017 pick. Her comics include Why Would You Do That? (Hic & Hoc), How to Pool, and Andrew Jackson Throws a Punch. Her work has been published by Penguin Random House, SpongeBob Comics, the Boston Globe, the New York Times, the Nib, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You can see more of her work at andreatsurumi.com or follow her on instagram (@atsurumi).

Michael Swanwick has received the Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, World Fantasy and Hugo Awards, and has the pleasant distinction of having been nominated for and lost more of these same awards than any other writer. He has written ten novels, over a hundred and fifty short stories, and countless works of flash fiction. ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE marks his debut in the world of comics. His latest novel The Iron Dragon’s Mother, will be published in 2019.

Mike Sgier is a cartoonist and printmaker based in Philadelphia. Born and raised outside of Denver, Colorado, Mike received a BFA from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, MN. He has
been making comics since 2006, exploring a wide range of genres in the medium, including autobio, indie romance, and humorous sci-fi. He is currently making comics based in the fantasy world of Vespers, which include ‘Solstice’ ‘Tales from Vespers,’ and ‘Edie Copperpot.'”

Rob Woods is a cartoonist born and raised in Philadelphia. His debut book 36 LESSONS IN SELF-DESTRUCTION was featured in the Village Voice and the Philadelphia Inquirer among others, and roundly praised by critics and fellow creators, including Paul Pope and JG Jones. He is currently at work on a collection of new material. You can find his books for sale at apluscomix.storenvy.com.

Chris Stevens is the co-founder of Locust Moon and multiple Eisner and Harvey award-winning creator of the ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE series.

  • Shop Hours

    Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Saturday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.