OR – It’s Your Universe Signing

Author Ashley Eckstein and illustrator Ashley Taylor appear at Barnes & Noble on Friday May 18, 2018 7:00 PM for a book signing.

About IT’S YOUR UNIVERSE:

Ashley Eckstein grew up inspired by all things Disney. She launched Her Universe, an apparel company catering to fan girls, which has become a preferred partner for Disney and their girl power initiative.

In IT’S YOUR UNIVERSE, Ashley shares her own life lessons, as well as lessons from iconic Disney characters, as a way to inspire girls to create big dreams and work to make them a reality.

Ashley tells her story of being a little girl dreaming of being on a Disney stage, voicing the first female Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, and starting Her Universe, a blockbuster clothing line and community for fangirls.

With prompts for journal entries and quotes from iconic Disney characters, Ashley shows how princesses, Jedi, and superheroes were great role models for choosing her own path.

Barnes & Noble – Clackamas Town Ctr Mall
12000 SE 82nd Avenue Portland, OR 97086
503-786-3464

OR – Adjustment Day Signing

Author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Choke) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Please note: This event is a book signing only. A purchase of Adjustment Day is required to join the signing line.

People pass the word only to those they trust most: Adjustment Day is coming. They’ve been reading a mysterious book and memorizing its directives. They are ready for the reckoning.

Adjustment Day, the author’s first novel in four years, is an ingeniously comic work in which Chuck Palahniuk does what he does best: skewer the absurdities in our society. Smug, geriatric politicians bring the nation to the brink of a third world war in an effort to control the burgeoning population of young males; working-class men dream of burying the elites; and professors propound theories that offer students only the bleakest future.

Into this dyspeptic time a blue-black book is launched carrying such wisdom as:
Imagine there’s no God. There is no Heaven or Hell. There is only your son and his son and his son and the world you leave for them.

The weak want you to forgo your destiny just as they’ve shirked theirs.
A smile is your best bulletproof vest.

Powell’s City of Books
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
503-228-4651

OR – Granny Candy Signing

Otto Splotch’s west coast tour brings him to Floating World on Sunday April 29, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM! Otto has put together a new video performance to celebrate the release of his new book Granny Candy. He is joined on this tour by Morgan Garrett who will be doing a “weird stand-up thing”.

Granny Candy is a multi-dimensional world of intersection scenarios. pig romance, daddy issues, alien sex egg, bud light slime, squirt boys, urine conflicts, and so much more. It’s a timeless classic that will channel yr inner Cathy.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

OR – FCBD 2018: Books with Pictures

Lucy Bellwood (Baggywrinkles, 100 Demon Dialogues) and David Marquez (Hunt for Wolverine, Defenders) appear at Books with Pictures on Saturday, May 5th to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Books with Pictures
1100 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 498-8499

OR – Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths Signing

Author/illustrator Graham Annable appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths.

Peter and Ernesto are sloths and friends, but they are nothing alike. Laika Studios superstar artist, writer, and director Graham Annable brings all his significant powers to bear on this timeless friendship story for the youngest graphic novel readers.

Barnes & Noble – Clackamas Town Ctr Mall
12000 SE 82nd Avenue Portland, OR 97086
503-786-3464

OR – Binoculars Signing + Art Show

Tetsunori Tawaraya appears at Floating World Comics for the BINOCULARS release party and art exhibit on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Tetsunori Tawaraya’s Binoculars is a magnificent collection of creatures from another dimension, which display the jewel-like rendering of Tawaraya’s stipple technique.

The visions, and color mixture vary widely from his previous book Telescope, also published by Colour Code. Tawaraya has been lucky enough to watch an enigmatic outland through his mind’s binoculars. Let’s set off on an expedition and observe them all for vivid side effects.

Floating World is the last stop on Tetsunori’s west coast tour, with an art exhibit to celebrate the release of this awesome new book.

TETSUNORI TAWARAYA is originally from Miyagi, resides in Tokyo. In the late 90s he started drawing portraits of people and musicians in San Diego, CA. In 2002 he formed Tokyo based noise rock duo 2up (pronounced up up). Released on SAF Records, Ache Records, and Toad Records in later years. His works were subsequently publishing on Hollow Press (Italy), Le Dernier Cri (France), and Colour Code (Canada). Collaboration with Braindead (Los Angeles) and Volcom (Costa Mesa). His work continues to be highly influential.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

OR – Your Art Will Save Your Life/Fetch Signing

Author Beth Pickens (Your Art Will Save Your Life) and cartoonist Nicole J. Georges (Fetch, Calling Dr. Laura) appear at Floating World Comics on Friday April 27th at 6:00 PM. Georges and Pickens will read from their books followed by a conversation about issues facing artists and writers in our current political climate, ending with an audience Q&A.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

OR – Carnet de Voyage Release Party

Craig Thompson appears at Floating World Comics on Saturday, April 28th at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of a new expanded edition of Carnet de Voyage, a unique insight into an acclaimed cartoonist’s travels through Europe and Morocco.

Riding the international success of Blankets, Craig Thompson sets out on a tour across Europe and Morocco, promoting the various European editions of his book and beginning research for his next graphic novel, Habibi. Carnet de Voyage is a gorgeous sketchbook diary of his travels as he finds intellectual and spiritual stimulation during the day-to-day work of being an author. From wandering around Paris and Barcelona between events, to navigating markets in Fez and fleeing tourist traps in Marrakesh, we see glimpses of each place, rendered in Thompson’s exquisite ink line.

While desert landscapes and crowded street scenes flow across the pages, the sketchbook is packed first and foremost with people—travelers passing through, the friends and lovers he meets along the way, distant figures of old friends and other cartoonists who freely weave in and out of his subconscious. This expanded edition also includes a new epilogue drawn from his most recent European book tour, including several familiar faces and Thompson’s reflections on keeping a sketchbook. Carnet de Voyage is a casual yet intimate portrait of a celebrated cartoonist at a moment between works—surprisingly open and candid in his observations and revelations.

Craig Thompson is a cartoonist and the author of the award-winning books Blankets; Good-bye, Chunky Rice; and Habibi. He was born in Michigan in 1975, and grew up in a rural farming community in central Wisconsin. His graphic novel Blankets won numerous industry awards and has been published in nearly twenty languages. Thompson lives in Portland, OR.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

OR – First Second Signing

Graham Annable, Mike Lawrence, Robin Robinson, and Charise Mericle Harper appear at Powell’s Books on Saturday, April 28th at 2:00 PM for a panel discussion moderated by Jonathan Liu, Senior Editor at GeekDad.

Four children’s graphic novelists and illustrators join us to present their new books: Graham Annable with Peter and Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths (First Second), Mike Lawrence with Star Scouts: The League of Lasers (First Second), Robin Robinson with The City on the Other Side (First Second), and Charise Mericle Harper with Crafty Cat and the Great Butterfly Battle (First Second).

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

OR – Be Prepared Signing

Author and illustrator Vera Brosgol appears at Green Bean Books on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:00 PM for a special after-hours release party for her new graphic novel, Be Prepared.

All Vera wants to do is fit in—but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. At Russian summer camp, Vera is sure she’s found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the “cool girl” drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

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Green Bean Books
1600 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 954-2354

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