this very next weekend i will be at the 2014 LOCUST MOON COMICS FESTIVAL drawing in copies of the wrenchies, delusional, it will all hurt #1 and #2, Prophet, Meathaus, and whatever else y’all got. please come on by :

10 am – 6 pm

@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

The Locust Moon Comics Festival is Philadelphia’s premiere celebration of comics, illustration, and the graphic arts.

This year’s guests include Bill SienkiewiczPaul PopeMark SchultzBox BrownRebecca MockFarel DalrympleDean HaspielJ.G. JonesDenis KitchenTom ScioliJose VillarrubiaDave BullockRonald WimberlyYao Xiao, and Nathan Fox.
Click here for the full, up-to-date guest list.

Follow the fest on Twitter and Facebook ,and check out some press of the first and second Festivals here.

Pay at the door! No advance purchase required. We are a donation-based event.

 contact or visit the Locust Moon store:
34 S 40th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(267) 403-2856

the venue: The Rotunda:
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104


poster by Ronald Wimberly

The Wrenchies at Powell’s books, Elliott Bay Book Company, and Lucky’s

The east coast tour was a crazy tornado and just this weekend I have three more things back on this side of the states. Please come to one or all three if you happen to be in the areas.

On Thursday Alison Hallett from the Portland Mercury is doing a Q&A with me at Powell’s Books about this new graphic novel comic book I made called The Wrenchies.

there is also going to be an art show of the Wrenchies in the Basil Hallward Gallery (all the way upstairs) throughout October. Please come and get your book signed or look at original art or other books. I’ll be there drawing in books anyway.  here’s the facebook event page.

October 2, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
First Thursday Powell’s Event
: Farel Dalrymple
The Wrenchies book signing and Q and A with Alison Hallett
Powell’s City of Books 
1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave.
Portland, OR


Saturday, October the 4th at 7:00pm
i will be at The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122


Sunday, October 5th at 5:00pm
i will be at Lucky’s Comics and Books
3972 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 875-9858.

then a couple weeks later
Saturday, October 25,
Locust Moon Comics Fest
Philadelphia, PA

I will post more dates soon including

Tulsa/Texas/Colorado/ Miami in November

California in December

Here’s the AV Club‘s review with some images from the book:

here are some screen savers someone posted on tumblr: High Res


the wrenchies and farel dalrymple on tour.


Please go visit your local independent bookstore, who will order The Wrenchies for you if they don’t have it in stock.
You can also get The Wrenchies at your local comic store, who should have the book in stock by the beginning of September (tell them it’s Diamond Code JUL141263).
You can also order The Wrenchies through any book market distributor.
The Wrenchies and all :01 books are available directly through Macmillan.
The Wrenchies is available on amazon and amazon UK
The Wrenchies is available in Canada through Raincoast, and in the UK through Melia.
The Wrenchies is availble on itunes and google ebook as well.

And please read Remainder, a short story from the world of  The Wrenchies on

Here is The Wrenchies 2014 tour schedule (so far):

September 2014

CCS -Center for Cartoon Studies ( White River Junction, Vermont), 9/11
SPX- Small Press Expo- table G1 (Bethesda, MD), 9/13 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
SPX- Small Press Expo- table G1 (Bethesda, MD), 9/14 12:00 am – 3:00 pm
Politics & Prose Graphic Novel Panel (Washington, DC-with Mark Siegel, Gareth Hinds, and Jim Rugg), 9/14, 5pm
Locust Moon  (Philadelphia, PA), 9/16 7:30pm
Greenlight (Brooklyn, NY-with Brian Heater), 9/17
Million Year Picnic (Cambridge, MA), 9/18 5:00pm
Forbidden Planet (New York City), 9/21
Brooklyn Book Festival, (Brooklyn,  NY), 9/21 10am-6pm
The Beguiling (Toronto, CANADA), 9/22

October 2014

Powell’s Books First Thursday Reception (Art exhibit up through October)(Portland, OR), 10/2
Elliot Bay bookstore (Seattle) 10/4 7pm
Lucky’s (Vancouver, CANADA) 10/5
Locust Moon Comics Fest, (Philadelphia, PA) 10/25

November 2014

Locations including some spots in texas/oklahoma/colorado coming soon.

December 2014

Locations in california coming soon.

People of the earth, The Wrenchies are here.


August 7 – THE WRENCHIES & IT WILL ALL HURT #2 release party at Floating World Comics

 wrenchiessigningposter01smallThis August First Thursday come celebrate the release of an amazing graphic novel five years in the making, The Wrenchies by Farel Dalrymple. We will also celebrate the latest issue of It Will All Hurt #2, recently published by Study Group. While working on The Wrenchies, Farel started working on this unscripted side project set in the Wrenchies universe. Serialized on the Study Group Comics website, It Will All Hurt is an Eisner nominated, weird, sad, silly, and sketchy, fantasy adventure strip with magic and science-fiction and some fighting action. An exhibit of original artwork from both series will be on display all month, and Farel will attend the opening party to sign books and greet fans.

  • WHO: Farel Dalrymple
    WHAT: THE WRENCHIES & IT WILL ALL HURT #2 exhibit and release party
    WHEN: Thursday August 7th, 6-10pm
    WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St


Sherwood and Orson should never have gone into that cave.

That day, a door was opened from our world into a dark and profane realm…and earth’s destiny was changed forever.

In this demented future, whatever life remains on earth is oppressed by the evil shadowsmen. Only a gang of ruthless and powerful children called the Wrenchies can hope to stand against them. When Hollis, a lonely boy from our world, is magically given access to the future world of the Wrenchies, he finally finds a place he belongs. But it is not an easy world to live in, and Hollis’s quest is bigger than he ever dreamed of.

Farel Dalrymple brings his literary and artistic powers to bear in this sprawling science fiction graphic novel about regret, obsession, and the uncertainty of growing up.

Farel Dalrymple is the creator Pop Gun War (Dark Horse Comics) which was a Xeric Grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. Dalrymple drew the critically acclaimed super hero comic book, Omega the Unknown (Marvel comics), for author Jonathan Lethem, and is also creator of the Eisner-nominated It Will All Hurt (Study group comics). He is a co-founder of and regular contributor to the comic book anthology Meathaus and has worked on a range of illustration and cartooning projects. Farel is currently residing in Portland, Oregon but really would rather be living alone in the woods somewhere.


Praise for The Wrenchies:

  • “Incredible. A deeply personal epic…a book that calls for re-readings.” — Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi)
  • “AMAZING. Beautiful drawing and painting, great characters–it’s pretty much everything I could want a graphic novel to be.” –Mike Mignola (Hellboy)
  • “I’ve been a very enthusiastic admirer of Farel Dalrymple from the first moment I was introduced to his wonderful work.  Now here comes his most epic work with THE WRENCHIES!  This book is a stunning and original piece of work.  The characters are richly authentic and their world is simultaneously exciting and horrific, filled with hauntingly beautiful detail.  THE WRENCHIES is a masterpiece that will knock yer socks off!” –Michael Allred (Madman, Silver Surfer, The Atomics, Red Rocket 7)
  • “Tremendously masterful, as to be expected of Farel Dalrymple. A work of art with fevered imagination and lush nightmares that should haunt every reader.”–J H Williams III (Sandman, Batwoman, Promethea)
  • “The years of love dumped into The Wrenchies is apparent on every page, every panel a work of high art. Lush worlds and fascinating characters drenched in originality and childhood nostalgia. The story is heartfelt, wildly imaginative and engrossing as Farel achieves something all too often lost in comics–pure fun. The Wrenchies is a game changer. I couldn’t love anything more.” –Rick Remender (Black Science, Deadly Class)