OR – FCBD: TFAW Signings

Things From Another World celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 6, 2017 with several creator signings at three of their shops!

PORTLAND (2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232)
David Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist, Cyborg, Occupy Avengers) 5pm-7pm
Brian Michael Bendis (Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men) 5pm-7pm
David Marquez (Invincible Iron Man, Civil War II, Defenders) 5pm-7pm

MILWAUKIE (10977 SE Main St. Milwaukie, OR 97222)
Ben Dewey (Autumnlands) 11am-1pm
Kurt Busiek (Autumnlands, Astro City) 11am-1pm
Jeff Parker (Batman ’66, Future Quest, Kings Watch) 11am-1pm

Keith Tucker (Storyboard artist for Animaniacs, GI Joe, He-Man) 1pm-3pm
Kalie Stanton (Local artist) 1pm-3pm

BEAVERTON (4390 SW Lloyd Ave. Beaverton, OR 97005)
Brian Churilla (Godzilla, Big Trouble in Little China, Hellbreak) 11am-1pm

Joshua Williamson (Flash, Birthright, Justice League vs Suicide Squad) 1pm-3pm
Steve Lieber (The Fix, Whiteout, Underground) 1pm-3pm

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Rose City Comic Con 2017 Expands to 3-Day Event

This year Rose City Comic Con, Portland’s best comic and pop-culture convention, is expanding to a 3-day event and will now run September 8-10, 2017. Tickets are currently on sale and guests announcements have begun. The current guest list includes: “Weird” Al Yankovic, Felicia Day, Michael Rosenbaum, Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Grey Delisle, Neal Adams, Katie Cook, Mike Zeck, James O’Barr, and more.

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For further information and tickets, please go to the convention website: rosecitycomiccon.com

OR – Telescope Release Party

Press Release:

Punk musician and underground Japanese artist Tetsunori Tawaraya is coming to the West Coast this May! His tour will bring him to Floating World on Tuesday May 2nd from 6-8pm to celebrate the release of his new Colour Code publication, TELESCOPE. We will have an exhibit of original artwork and other eclectic items from his tour.

TETSUNORI TAWARAYA started drawing portraits of people and musicians in San Diego in 1999. TAWARAYA’s prolific output of gig posters, comics, music started in San Diego simultaneously in 2001.

He formed 3-piece punk band Dmonstrations with the members of Dosage and Usage in 2003. They released EP, LP on SAF Records, GSL(Gold Standard Laboratories), then toured west coast with legendary punk band The Slits. He also writes and performs in Japanese punk duo 2up (pronounced up up) (2002-present), released on SAF Records, Ache Records, and Toad Records.

He was always having handmade comics at punk shows that was crafted with painted card board box as the hard cover, occasionally fur and photo collage were attached. Those independent comics were compiled and released in 400 page book Tetsupendium Tawarapedia in 2015.

His recent works were subsequently publishing on Hollow Press (Italy), Le Dernier Cri (Marseille, France), and Colour Code (Toronto, Canada).

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

OR – Small Favors Release Party

Colleen Coover appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, May 4th at 6:00 PM for the SMALL FAVORS release party and art exhibit

Press Release:

Eisner Award-winning co-creator of BANDETTE collects her landmark female-friendly erotica in its entirety for the first time ever. We are excited to host a book signing and art exhibit with Colleen Coover to celebrate the release of this collection.

Limerence Press, the world’s premier publisher of female & LGBTQ friendly, sex-positive erotica comics announced that they will publish Small Favors: The Definitive Girly Porno Collection, by Colleen Coover.

Small Favors is the critically-acclaimed, girly porno comic by Eisner award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover. Often taught in college courses, Small Favors is a landmark work of comic book porno that completely re-defined the genre by portraying sexuality in a friendly, silly, and approachable light.

This deluxe hardcover edition includes volumes one and two of Small Favors, the never-before-collected color special, behind-the-scenes materials, and a brand-new introduction from Kelly Sue DeConnick.

Colleen Coover is an Eisner Award-winning comic book artist based in Portland, Oregon. Her comics include the adult title Small Favors and the all-ages Banana Sunday. She has been published by Oni Press, Dark Horse, Top Shelf, Marvel, and many others. She works with her husband, writer Paul Tobin, on the Eisner Award-winning series Bandette.

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

OR – Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color Signing

Chuck Palahniuk appears at Memento PDX on Sunday, April 9th at 10:00 AM to sign copies of his adult coloring book, BAIT: Off-Color Stories for You to Color.

Tickets are $20 and are available at Memento PDX or by phone only! This covers the price of the book, (a $20 value) and you get to meet Chuck and have him sign your copy of Bait. Plus, you can bring in ONE other item of your choice for him to sign. We will also have a limited quantity of Fight Club 2, Chuck’s debut graphic novel. Both Bait and Fight Club 2 are published by Dark Horse Comics.

When you pay for the event, we’ll give you a numbered ticket which you will redeem for a copy of Bait, the day of the signing. If you are paying by phone, we’ll issue you a numbered ticket and keep it at the store as Will Call. We will also give you a time frame to come to the event so your wait time won’t be hours. Please, if you have any questions, call us at (503) 235-1257.

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Memento PDX
3707 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214
(503) 235-1257

OR – Thrawn Signing

Author Timothy Zahn appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:00 PM.

General Admiral Thrawn has long ago won his place in the Star Wars history as one of the most ruthless and cunning warriors in the Galactic Empire, but where did his story begin? Find your answers in best-selling author Timothy Zahn’s latest book, Star Wars: Thrawn. After being rescued from exile by Imperial soldiers, Thrawn’s deadly ingenuity and keen tactical abilities swiftly capture the attention of Emperor Palpatine. On missions to rout smugglers, snare spies, and defeat pirates he triumphs time and time again—quickly ascending through the ranks. But while he may dominate in the battlefield, he still has much to learn about politics. All his lessons will be put to the ultimate test when he finally becomes admiral and an insurgent uprising threatens not only innocent lives and the Empire’s grip on the galaxy, but also his ambitions for the future. Discover the origins of one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe with insight from the writer who first introduced him!

Timothy Zahn is the author of more than forty novels, nearly ninety short stories and novellas, and four short-fiction collections. In 1984, he won the Hugo Award for best novella. Zahn is best known for his Star Wars novels (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, Specter of the Past, Vision of the FutureSurvivor’s Quest, Outbound Flight, Allegiance, Choices of One, and Scoundrels), with more than four million copies of his books in print. Other books include the Cobra series, the Quadrail series, and the young adult Dragonback series. Zahn has a B.S. in physics from Michigan State University and an M.S. from the University of Illinois. He lives with his family on the Oregon coast.

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Barnes & Noble
1163 Valley River Drive, Eugene, OR 97401
541-687-0356

OR – The Stone Heart Signing

Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys) appears on Thursday, April 6th at 4:00 PM in conversation with Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl) to celebrate the publication of The Stone Heart, the second installment in the Nameless City trilogy from First Second Books.

A Children’s Place Bookstore
1423 NE Fremont Street, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 284-8294

OR – Star Scouts/Genius Factor Signing

Mike Lawrence will share his new, action-packed, middle grade graphic novel, Star Scouts and Paul Tobin will share his new, exciting illustrated middle reader, The Genius Factor: How to Outsmart a Billion Robot Bees at Green Bean Books on Sunday, March 26th, 11

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

OR – Pearls Hogs the Road Tour

Cartoonist Stephan Pastis, creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, appears at Powell’s City of Books on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM to celebrate the release of the newest Pearls treasury. Pastis promises to disclose all his vices, overshare, and tell you all you want to know about Pearls Before Swine. Sit back in astonishment and horror and enjoy some of the most popular (and least popular) Pearls strips from the past few years. And as if that’s not enough of a draw (oh, look, a pun!), Pastis will also be signing copies of his newest treasury, Pearls Hogs the Road.

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Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005
503-228-465

OR – What Parsifal Saw Signing

Ron Regé Jr. appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM for the What Parsifal Saw book signing and art exhibit.

What Parsifal Saw collects work produced by artist Ron Regé, Jr. following the release of 2012’s acclaimed opus, The Cartoon Utopia (which is being re-released in paperback this season). Regé’s interest in esoteric ideas and spirituality has permeated into all aspects of his work, as highlighted by “Cosmogenesis,” his adaptation of selections from the writings of 19th century occultist Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. “Cosmogenesis” concerns the magical, alchemical, ancient, and mysterious ideas that strongly influenced The Cartoon Utopia as well. Regé’s work continues to a cosmic consciousness, psychedelia, outsider rawness, and pure cartoonish joy.

Ron Regé, Jr. is a cartoonist and musician from Plymouth, Massachusetts. He currently plays drums in the Los Angeles-based band Lavender Diamond. Regé began publishing his own minicomics while attending Massachusetts College of Art in 1988. He has since been published by Highwater Books, Fantagraphics, Buenaventura Press, McSweeney’s, and Drawn & Quarterly.

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

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