Resources

Local Resources for Philadelphia Area Cartoonists

 

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TABLOIDS

Secret Prison

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COMIC BOOK STORES:

Brave New Worlds

45 North Second Street

Philadelphia PA 19106

(215) 925-6525

http://www.bravenewworldscomics.com

Hours:

Monday-Saturday: 11 – 9

Sunday: 11 – 6

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Fat Jack’s Comicrypt

2006 Sansom Street

Philadelphia PA 19103

(215) 963-0788

Hours

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 10 – 6

Wednesday & Friday: 10 – 7:30

Saturday: 10 – 6

Sunday: 1 – 6

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Locust Moon Comics

4040 Locust Street

Philadelphia PA 19104

(215) 921-8530

http://www.facebook.com/locustmoon.comics

Hours
?

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Showcase Comics (Atomic City Comics)

 

642 South Street

Philadelphia PA 19147

(215) 625-9613

Hours:

Sunday-Tuesday: 12 – 8

Wednesday-Saturday: 12 – 10

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Showcase Comics

 

874 W. Lancaster Avenue,

Bryn Mawr PA 19010

(610) 527-6236

Hours:

Sunday: 11:30 – 6:30

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10 – 7

Wednesday & Friday: 10 – 9

Saturday: 11 – 7

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USED BOOK STORES:

 

Book Corner – The Friends of the Free Library

 

311 North 20th Street (behind Central Library)

Philadelphia PA 19103

(215) 567-0527

http://www.libraryfriends.info

http://www.libraryfriends.info/book-corner/index.php

Hours:

Monday-Saturday 10 – 6

• Pot luck selection but cheap. You may find something of interest once in a great while.

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Bookhaven

 

2202 Fairmount Ave

Philadelphia PA 19130

(215) 235-3226

Hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Friday: 11 – 7

Saturday: 10:30 – 5:30

Sunday: 12 – 5:30

• Well stocked on a variety of subjects and reasonable prices. No cartoon section.

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The Book Trader

 

7 North 2nd Street

Philadelphia PA

215-567-0527

Hours:

Daily: 10 – 10

• Stocked on a variety of subjects and cheap. Some books seems like they’ve been there forever.

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Brickbat Books

 

709 South 4th Street

Philadelphia PA

http://balancingman.org/default.aspx

Hours:

Daily: 11 – 7

• New store by owners of Big Jar. Not visited yet.

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ART SUPPLY:

 

Online Shopping

Jetpens.com

(Pen Lust!)

www.jetpens.com

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Artist and Craftsman

 

307 Market Street

Philadelphia PA

Hours:

Monday – Saturday: 10 – 7

Sunday 12 – 6

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Dick Blick Art Materials

 

1330 Chestnut Street,

Philadelphia PA 19147

(215) 545-3214

Hours:

Monday to Saturday: ??????

Sunday: ??????

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Utrecht Art Supplies

 

301 South Broad Street

Philadelphia PA 19107

(215) 546-7798

http://www.utrechtart.com

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8 – 7

Saturday 9 – 6

Sunday 12 – 5

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Utrecht Art Supplies

 

2020 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia PA 19103

215-563-5600

http://www.utrechtart.com

Hours:

Monday through Friday: 9 – 8

Saturday: 10 – 6

Sunday: 10 – 6

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ADULT EVENING ART CLASSES:

Fleisher Art Memorial

 

Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial Administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art

719 Catharine Street

Philadelphia PA 19147-2811

(215) 922-3456

http://www.fleisher.org

Spring 2008 Semester runs February 5 to May 17

• Great for figure drawing or learning new techniques. Very inexpensive. Highly Recomended.

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CONVENTIONS:

 

SPX 2011

North America’s Premiere Independent Cartooning and Comics Art Festival

Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center

Bethesda MD

http://spxpo.com/

Hours:

Saturday: 11 – 7

Sunday: 12 – 6

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MoCCA Art Festival 2011

 

New York NY

http://www.moccany.org/artfest-exh-info.html

MoCCA

Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art

594 Broadway, Suite 401

New York, NY 10012

Tel. 212-254-3511

Fax 212-254-3590

http://www.moccany.org/index.html

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Wizard World Philadelphia 2011

 

May ?? – May ?? , 2011

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Philadelphia PA

http://www.wizardworld.com/philadelphia.html

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Tandokucon 2011

 

Anime and Manga

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Philadelphia PA

http://www.tandokucon.com/

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ECBACC 2011

 

The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Temple University

Philadelphia PA

http://www.ecbacc.com/

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CINEMA & PERFORMING ARTS:


The Secret Cinema

 

Moore College of Art & Design

20th & Race Streets

Philadelphia PA

Often at other venues such as Eastern State Penitentiary and bars.

http://www.thesecretcinema.com/

• Jay Schwartz began Secret Cinema was begun in 1992 to expose new audiences to neglected films of all kinds mostly from his private film collection. All films are projected on screen. His programs are filled with rare oddities. He frequently has animation and old censured cartoon programs.

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Philadelphia Film Festival

 

Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

http://www.phillyfests.com/

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The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe

32 N Front St

Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 413-9006

http://www.livearts-fringe.org

http://www.pafringe.com/

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MUSEUMS:

Rosenbach Museum & Library

 

2008-2010 DeLancey Place

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tel: (215) 732-1600 Fax: (215) 545-7529

http://www.rosenbach.org/

Hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 10 – 5

Wednesday: 10 – 8

Saturday & Sunday: 10 – 5

Closed Mondays and National Holidays

The Rosenbach serves as the repository for the work of author and illustrator Maurice Sendak (1928 – ), creator of some of the world’s best-loved children’s books. The collection comprises over 10,000 preliminary and final drawings, manuscripts, and rare editions from more than 80 books including Where the Wild Things Are.

The collection also includes:

William Blake: original drawings and books.

Lewis Carroll: more than 600 letters, his rarest photographs, books, and more.

James Joyce: manuscript for Ulysses.

Joseph Conrad: manuscripts for two-thirds of his literary works, including Lord Jim, Nostromo, and The Secret Agent.

Bram Stoker: notes and outlines for Dracula.

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The Mütter Museum

 

19 South 22nd Street

Philadelphia PA 19103

http://www.collphyphil.org/visit_mutter.htm

Hours:

Monday-Thursday, 10 -5

Friday, 10 – 9

Saturday & Sunday, 10 – 5

The Mütter Museum was founded, In 1858, by Thomas Dent Mütter to educate future doctors about anatomy and human medical anomalies.

One-of-a-kind treasures include:

* The plaster cast of the torso of world-famous Siamese Twins, Chang & Eng, and their conjoined livers

* Joseph Hyrtl’s collection of skulls

* Preserved body of the “Soap Lady”

* Collection of 2,000 objects extracted from people’s throats

* Cancerous growth removed from President Grover Cleveland

* Tallest skeleton on display in North America

Don’t miss it!

2 responses to “Resources

  1. Been workin’ on a project for the past few years. Need some help w/ pointers. You all are in Philly (PA), but I am i n Paterson (NJ). I heard about this place from a buddy of mine that moved out there. Hope if & when I visit to actually meet you all. Until then, Happy trails (keep up the art) & hope to see some of your work.

  2. Thank you! Come to the jam meeting if you are in town. Good times!

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