OR – Superb #1 Signing

Writer David F. Walker (Power Man & Iron Fist, Cyborg, Nighthawk, Shaft) appears at Bridge City Comics on Saturday, August 5th from noon till 2:00 PM to sign SUPERB #1, the new title of Lion Forge Comics’ Catalyst Prime line!

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Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon 97227
(503) 282-5484

OR – One More Year Launch Party

Press Release:

Floating World Comics is proud to host a release party and live performance with Simon Hanselmann on Thursday, August 3rd at 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of his new book One More Year. We will also co-publish a new broadsheet newspaper featuring Simon’s latest paintings which will exclusively debut at this event.

As a genderqueer immigrant living in Trump’s America, Simon Hanselmann has a lot to say about making controversial social commentary art in our current political climate. More than his previous two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, One More Year dives deeper into body dysmorphia, transphobia, mental illness, and addiction.

Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, and their friends Owl and Werewolf Jones are imbued with far more pathos and depth than seems plausible given the stock comic premise — drugged-out, slacker roommates. Depressing, hilarious, endlessly relatable, and exceedingly human — despite being about a witch, a cat, and an anthropomorphic owl — One More Year continues to give more substance to the characters and personalities of its protagonists in ways that never fail to surprise, delight, and horrify.

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

Rose City Comic Con 2017 Offers Rob Liefeld Extreme VIP Package

July 12, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Oregon

Press Release:

Rose City Comic Con is thrilled to announce that Rob Liefeld, co-founder of Image Comics and creator of popular characters such as Deadpool, Cable, Domino, X-Force, Youngblood, Supreme, Prophet, Glory and more, will be a special guest at Rose City Comic Con 2017. To make his appearance even more spectacular, Rob is offering fans an Extreme VIP Package that includes:

  • 1 signed Cable #1 Rob Liefeld variant
  • 2 signed Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe Again! Rob and Stan variants. Sketch and color editions!
  • 1 photo with Rob
  • 1 signed print
  • 1 signature of $30.00 value
  • 1 Liefeld badge

Get yours today and meet one of the most influential creators in all of comics!

(Please note that the Extreme VIP Package does not include admission to Rose City Comic Con. Purchase tickets to RCCC 2017 here.)

More guests are being announced every day, so head over to our Guest Announcements page to see all the celebrities and creators who will be attending the convention this September 8-10 at the Oregon Convention Center. For further details, please visit the Rose City Comic Con website: www.rosecitycomiccon.com

OR – Fetch Signing

Nicole J. Georges appears at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, July 25th at 7:30 PM to sign her new memoir Fetch.

From an award-winning artist, a memoir of life with a difficult, beloved dog that will resonate with anybody who has ever had a less than perfectly behaved pet.

When Nicole Georges was sixteen she adopted Beija, a dysfunctional shar-pei/corgi mix—a troublesome combination of tiny and attack, just like teenaged Nicole herself. For the next fifteen years, Beija would be the one constant in her life. Through depression, relationships gone awry, and an unmoored young adulthood played out against the backdrop of the Portland punk scene, Beija was there, wearing her “Don’t Pet Me” bandana.

Georges’s gorgeous graphic novel Fetch chronicles their symbiotic, codependent relationship and probes what it means to care for and be responsible to another living thing—a living thing that occasionally lunges at toddlers. Nicole turns to vets, dog whisperers, and even a pet psychic for help, but it is the moments of accommodation, adaption, and compassion that sustain them. Nicole never successfully taught Beija “sit,” but in the end, Beija taught Nicole how to stay.

Nicole J. Georges is a professor, writer, and illustrator, who has been publishing her own zines and comics for twenty years. She is the author of the Lambda Award–winning graphic memoir Calling Dr. Laura and the diary comic Invincible Summer. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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

OR – Cold Cube Press Launch Party

Press Release:

Join Floating World Comics on Sunday July 2nd at 6:00 PM for a release party with Cold Cube Press and their two newest publications by local artists, Lindsay Anne Watson and Ross Jackson!

Ross Jackson’s “Sticky Sweets” is a wistful look at three kids in their early teens pulling pranks and making short movies to kill time in the height of a humid Florida summer. Equally humorous and heartfelt, Jackson employs his classic cartooning style to weave a non-linear story that examines the awkward phase between youth and adolescence. Part of a larger narrative, “Sticky Sweets” revolves around a young boy, Ari, who finds out his neighborhood friend has gone missing. To avoid confronting his emotions of loss or confusion, Ari travels with a neighbor to make short movies in the cool oasis of an air-conditioned mall. Past and present weave together through their movies and memories, as Ari and his friends establish their footing in the face of oncoming reality.

Lindsay Watson’s “Well at the Very Least” is a collection of work made over the past year. Split into three main sections, the book centers around what is lost in language between selves, be them distinct people or two (or more) parts of the same self. to quote Rich Smith in The Stranger : “Judging by all the dream logic, the doubling of selves, and the moon-eyed, moon-faced characters that dominate Watson’s collection, she seems mostly concerned with the cyclical nature of time and the multitudes we all contain.” Watson does not usually employ the typical panel diagram format of comics, and instead invites us to delve into each poem-drawing as the inhabit the whole page. Because there is no definite resolution to each of the sections, we are left to parse the dialogue and body language of these myriad selves that Watson has shown us.

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

OR – Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #1 Signing

Artist/comedian Carolyn Main appears at Cosmic Monkey Comics on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from noon till 2:00 PM to sign the cover of Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #1 from Oni Press!

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

TX/OR – Heartthrob Signings

Celebrate the release of HEARTTHROB SEASON 2 across the country on Saturday, July 1st as writer Christopher Sebela (Dead Letters, Captain Marvel, Injustice) signs at Books With Pictures while artist Robert Wilson IV (Heartthrob, Bitch Planet, Like a Virus) signs at Red Pegasus Comics.

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

Red Pegasus Comics
208 W 8th St, Dallas, Texas 75208
(972) 413-8716

OR – Mage: The Hero Denied #0 Signing

Press Release:

Cosmic Monkey Comics is excited to have Matt Wagner signing copies of Mage: The Hero Denied #0 on Saturday July 15th at noon. This is the final chapter of a story 33 years in the making! A new printing of Mage: The Hero Discovered vol. 1 will also be arriving the same week.

MATT WAGNER returns with the third and final volume of his epic fantasy trilogy-MAGE: THE HERO DENIED. This long-awaited conclusion follows the adventures of the reluctant everyman hero Kevin Matchstick, who, after encountering a shaggy and beguiling wizard, discovers he is the reincarnation of the legendary Pendragon and able to wield the power of the mystical weapon, Excalibur. The story picks up several years after the fateful climax of THE HERO DEFINED and finds Kevin beginning to once again doubt the virtue of his actions and the course of his destiny.

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

OR – Monstress Vol. 2 Signing

Writer Marjorie Liu (Han Solo, Astonishing X-Men) and artist Sana Takeda  (Ms. Marvel, X-23) appear at Powell’s City of Books on Saturday July 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM to sign the second volume of MONSTRESS from Image Comics!

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

OR – Revenge of the Nerd Signing

Actor Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds, American Dad, Better Off Dead) signs his new book at Powell’s Books on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:30pm.

A legendary comedic second banana, Curtis is forever cemented in the public imagination as Booger from Revenge of the Nerds – but there’s more to Curtis’ story than that. With whip-smart, self-effacing humor, Armstrong takes us on a most unlikely journey―one nerd’s hilarious, often touching rise to the middle.

CURTIS ARMSTRONG was born in Michigan in 1953. He divided his early years between Detroit—a town apparently so nerdy that the word “nerd” was coined there in 1949—and Geneva, Switzerland, which by comparison, wasn’t nerdy at all. Following a childhood spent mainly between the covers of books, Armstrong discovered the theatre.He studied at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rochester, Michigan, which led to a forty-plus year acting career that shows no signs of slowing. After eight years of stage work in New York and around the country, Armstrong was cast in his first film, Risky Business, starring Tom Cruise. It was the beginning of a string of classic comedy films and television shows, including Better Off Dead, One Crazy Summer, TV’s Moonlighting and, most significantly, Revenge of the Nerds, in which he played the iconic role of Booger.Since then Armstrong, a nerd icon himself has appeared in dozens of films and TV shows including, recently, Supernatural and New Girl. He co-created and co-hosted the hit comedy-reality show King of the Nerds, which brought his nerd narrative full circle. He is married to writer Elaine Aronson, and has one daughter, Lily.

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

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