POINT PLEASANT — Mothman is celebrated in many forms, including the art from of comic books.
Chad Lambert, creator of the award-winning Point Pleasant comic book series about the mothman folklore of West Virginia, will be signing copies of his latest work from noon to 3 p.m. June 1 at the Mothman Museum.
Lambert’s best-known work is “Return to Point Pleasant,” a comic book about the paranormal history of the town. It is the culmination of all of Lambert’s mothman comic book writings from 2004-09, collected in a deluxe, full-color book with 30 pages of new material. Most of the new book takes place in modern-day Point Pleasant and features all the town hotspots: everything from Tu-Endie-Wei State Park to Harris Steak House.
Though the older Point Pleasant comics have been out of print for years, Lambert wanted to do more than just go back and reprint the material.
“Return to Point Pleasant was a rare opportunity to improve upon an idea,” Lambert said. “All the material has been hand-painted in beautiful color, and the story has expanded significantly to tell the complete tale I had in mind five years ago. This is a fresh new look at something that was very special to me.”
Lambert will have all of his comics available, as well as posters, prints and trading cards. He will also have a rare mothman variant cover of his latest book, “Lost Grooves” available for the signing. “Lost Grooves” is a collection of Lambert’s favorite short stories from his first decade of publishing, two of which are about the mothman.
Lambert is a Harvey Award-nominated comic book writer based in Cincinnati. He’s also a seven-time Howard E. Day Memorial Award nominee, an award given for outstanding achievement in comic book publishing. Lambert’s mothman comics have been praised by the late John Keel and Ray Bradbury, the latter referring to “Return to Point Pleasant” as “superb and frightening.”
For more information, visit mothmanmuseum.com.