OR – Free Comic Book Day 2016

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Join TFAW for the 15th annual Free Comic Book Day! We’re opening our doors early at 9:00 AM on Saturday May 7, 2016 to kick off Portland’s largest Free Comic Book Day celebration!

Choose up to 10 specially marked FCBD comics per person while supplies last and take advantage of storewide savings on nearly everything in the shop!

Portland TFAW FCBD Schedule:

9:00AM – 7:00PM — Day-long Free Comic Book Day Celebration (Free donuts while supplies last just before doors open)
9:00AM – 12:00PM — Free Face Painting for the Kiddos
9:30AM – 11:30AM — Comic Book Creator Signings
Robbi Rodriguez (Spider-Gwen)
Greg Smith (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
12:00PM – 2:00PM — Comic Book Creator Signings
Terry Dodson (Star Wars: Princess Leia, Red One)
Dylan Meconis (Bite Me!, Family Man, Outfoxed)
12:00PM – 3:00PM — Niall’s Zombie Control Service Photo Ops (check back for list of characters)
2:00PM – 7:00PM — Box Customer Appreciation Sale & FCBD Care Package Pick-Up

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Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
(503) 284-4693

OR – Earth 2: Society #1 Signing

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Press Release:

Join Pegasus Books on Saturday, March 26th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm as they welcome Daniel H. Wilson, Ph.D roboticist, Hollywood screenwriter, DC comic-book writer and New York Times best-selling author of the sci-fi novel Robopocalypse, and its sequel, Robogenesis, currently being adapted for film by Steven Spielberg’s Dreamworks. The Portland writer is also known for his humorous “How-To” guides, Where’s My Jetpack?, How to Build a Robot Army, and How to Survive a Robot Uprising, as well as several anthologies, including Robot Uprisings and Press Start to Play.

In addition to his many popular prose works, Wilson writes Earth 2: Society, an ongoing comic book series from DC Comics. His original pandemic thriller graphic novel, Quarantine Zone is being released by DC Comics on March 22. Wilson’s bold futurist work ranges from hilarious to horrifying, and manages to tap into nostalgia while also being something completely original. His writing has been compared to Isaac Asimov (I, Robot) and Ernest Cline (Ready Player One), and like those authors, Wilson has something to offer both hardcore science fiction fans and casual readers alike. This is a free event and open to all ages.

Pegasus will have several of his works for sale at the time of the signing, including copies of Robogenesis and Earth 2: Society #1, among others. They’re asking that everyone joining the party to make a purchase before entering the signing line, however anyone will be allowed to bring additional copies of Wilson’s work they may already own for a maximum of three signed items per person. Signatures are free as is your memorable time with one of the geek world’s most engaging talents.

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Pegasus Books of Bend
105 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend, OR 97701
(541) 388-4588

OR – Science Comics Signing

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Author MK Reed appears at Barnes & Noble’s Educator Reception Wednesday April 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM. MK will talk about dinosaurs, comics in the classroom and more. There will be a Q & A session, and she will sign books too!

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

OR – Felicia Day Signing

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Felicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM to discuss and sign the paperback edition of her memoir YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!

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

OR – Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam Signing

000000-meggg-moggSimon Hanselmann appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday April 7, 2016 from 6:00 – 10:00 PM for the Megg & Mogg In Amsterdam and Other Stories release party, art exhibit & musical performance.

Press Release:

Born in mini-comix and made popular by Tumblr, Simon Hanselmann’s comics embody the angst of being an aging 20-something. In the wake of the New York Times Best-Seller Megahex, Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam follows Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, their roommate Owl, and Werewolf Jones as they all struggle unsuccessfully with their depression, drug dependency, sexuality, poverty, lack of ambition, and their complex feelings about each other.

Debuting this April 7th at Floating World, Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam is the graphic novel anthem for people who are trying to find their place in the world. Collecting all of Hanselmann’s contributions to Vice.com, the Ignatz Award-nominated short story “St. Owl’s Bay,” and other surprises, Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam will add additional color and background for fans of Megahex. We will have original art from the book on display all month and Simon has prepared a special musical performance for the release party.

Simon Hanselmann is a genderqueer Australian cartoonist living in Seattle, WA. Each page of comics is hand drawn and meticulously watercolored. Simon has found international success with his stoner witch comics and has been translated into over a dozen languages.

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

OR – Delilah Dirk Signing

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Tony Cliff, NY Times Bestselling creator of Delilah Dirk, appears at Powell’s City of Books on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7:30 PM to present the latest addition to the adventures of our favorite swashbuckling lady in Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling!

Globetrotting troublemaker Delilah Dirk and her loyal friend Selim are just minding their own business, peacefully raiding castles and traipsing across enemy lines, when they attract the unwanted attention of the English Army. Before they know it, Delilah and Selim have gotten themselves accused of espionage against the British crown! Delilah will do whatever it takes to clear her good name, be it sneaking, skirmishing, or even sword fighting… But can she bring herself to wear a pretty dress and have a nice cup of tea with her mother? Delilah Dirk may be defeated at last. By tulle. Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling (First Second) is the new graphic novel from Eisner Award-nominee Tony Cliff.

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

OR – Broken Frontier Launch Party

0000000-broken-frontierTyler Chin-Tanner, Robbi Rodriguez, Justin Zimmerman, and Mike Lawrence appear for the Broken Frontier anthology release party on Wednesday March 23, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Floating World Comics!

Press Release:

The Broken Frontier anthology unites over 50 of the most innovative talents in contemporary comics to share new visions of breaking boundaries and exploring the great unknown.

From multiple award winners to the brightest up-and-coming voices, these creators have come together from all over the world to bring you 27 amazing stories about time travel, dystopian deserts, the edges of the universes, explorations into human mortality, and much much more.

The full color, 312 page over-sized hardcover makes its print debut at Floating World Comics on March 23, 2016. On hand for the signing will be co-editor and author of the stories “Stranger Than Fiction” and “The Wall,” Tyler Chin-Tanner; cover artist Robbi Rodriguez; the creative team behind the story “Flyer,” Justin Zimmerman & Mike Lawrence.

Floating World Comics was a retailer supporter of the Broken Frontier Kickstarter, so this will be the last chance to get Kickstarter exclusives from the campaign including the print of Robbi Rodriguez’s cover artwork, the exclusive sketchbook and the limited edition book plates.

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

OR – Patience Signing

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Cartoonist Daniel Clowes appears in conversation with Eric Reynolds at Powell’s City of Books on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM to discuss his latest book PATIENCE!

Press Release:

Ghost World creator Daniel Clowes, celebrated graphic novelist, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, and frequent New Yorker cover artist, is a multi-Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz Award winner. His new graphic novel, Patience (Fantagraphics), is a psychedelic science-fiction love story, veering with uncanny precision from violent destruction to deeply personal tenderness in a way that is both quintessentially “Clowesian” and utterly unique in his body of work. Clowes will be joined in conversation by Eric Reynolds, cartoonist and Fantagraphics associate publisher.

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

OR – The Humans Signing

000000_humans-tourCreators Keenan Marshall Keller and Tom Neely appear at Floating World Comics on Tuesday April 5, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

THE HUMANS creators Keenan Marshall Keller and Tom Neely are hitting the blacktop for a West Coast signing tour not to be missed. Making appearances at several comic shops along the way, they’ll be bringing all THE HUMANS comics, posters, patches, t-shirts, and exclusive tour-only HUMANS merchandise!

The Humans, Vol. 2: Humans Till Deth TP
The second HUMANS collection follows the gang as they rampage thru drug runs with road pirates, strip club freak outs and beatdowns, passionate sex in cheap motel rooms, and multiple bloody barroom massacres! All of which snowballs towards a brutal ending of bloody vengeance and death! It’s the feel good hit of the year! Collects THE HUMANS #5-10.

Keenan Marshall Keller is a comics creator based in Los Angeles. He’s the co-creator of THE HUMANS with Tom Neely and Galactic Breakdown.

Tom Neely is a painter and cartoonist living in Los Angeles. He is best know for the cult-hit indie comic book Henry & Glenn Forever, which he created with his artist collective The Igloo Tornado whom were voted LA Weekly’s “Best People in LA 2011.” His art has been featured in galleries in California and New York, in dozens of magazines and literary journals and on album Covers. His debut graphic novel, The Blot, earned him an Ignatz Award and made it onto several of the industry’s “Best of 2007” lists as well as The Comics Journal’s “Best Graphic Novels of the decade 2000-2010.” He authored the Melvins comic book, Your Disease Spread Quick, and a collection of comic strip poems called Brilliantly Ham-fisted, and the painted novel, The Wolf. In early 2014 he created the cover art for Green Day’s Demolicious. His most recent book Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever is currently selling out everywhere.

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

OR – Rattler/Power Button Signing

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Jason McNamara (writer/co-creator of The Rattler) and Zack Soto (creator of Power Button) appear at Cosmic Monkey Comics on Wednesday, March 30th at 1:00 PM.

THE RATTLER
Stephen Thorn is a passionate victims rights advocate haunted by the abduction of his fiancée. When he receives a message from the missing woman it sends him on a grisly journey of discovery. An atmospheric and bloody tale of obsession from Jason McNamara (The Martian Confederacy, Continuity) and Greg Hinkle (Airboy).

POWER BUTTON #0
The beginning of a brand new science fiction adventure series by Zack Soto (The Secret Voice). In this issue, we meet Adatra, one of the illustrious Omega Knights, and learn of her life-long battle with the Galactic Horde Empire! Aliens! Apocalypse! Mega Battles! Monsters! Pathos! Cool Space Armor! A Study Group production.

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Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 517-9050

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