OR – Wonder Woman Rebirth Signing

Writer Greg Rucka (The Old Guard, Lazarus, Gotham Central) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM to celebrate WONDER WOMAN DAY!

Greg Rucka continues his return to Wonder Woman! In Wonder Woman, Vol 2. Year One (Rebirth) (DC Comics), Rucka (and artist Nicola Scott) weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana’s first year as Earth’s protector. Wonder Woman’s journey begins in this epic origin story!

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

OR – Bitch Planet Signing

Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet, Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel) appears in conversation with Lidia Yuknavitch (author of The Book of Joan and The Small Backs of Children) and Chelsea Cain (author of One KickHeartsick, and Mockingbird) at Powell’s City of Books on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

Eisner Award-nominated writer Kelly Sue DeConnick follows up on the success of Extraordinary Machine with the second installment of the highly acclaimed and fiercely unapologetic Bitch Planet. A few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman’s failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords results in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. Bitch Planet, Volume 2: President Bitch! (Image Comics) collects issues #6-10.

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

OR – Visual Abuse Release Party

Jim Blanchard appears at Floating World Comics for the Visual Abuse release party and exhibit on Thursday June 1, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Visual Abuse is an outrageous and optically rich collection of the halcyon days of illustrator and cartoonist Jim Blanchard, whose work from 1982–2002 intersected with punk rock, grunge, psychedelia, alternative comics, “zine” culture, portraiture, and “girlie” art.

The book gathers Blanchard’s different eras and disparate art styles into a cohesive whole. After self-publishing the punk rock/art fanzine Blatch in Oklahoma, Jim brought his act to Seattle, Washington in 1987, where the nascent “grunge” rock scene was poised to erupt. Visual Abuse assembles the best of Blanchard’s LP covers, posters and flyers from the hardcore punk era through grunge, including iconic Black Flag, Nirvana, and Soundgarden posters. Augmenting the posters are exclusive photographs from the shows, including shots by famed photographer Charles Peterson.

Also chronicled are page after page of Blanchard’s obsessive psychedelic art, bizarre sociopathic comics, exquisitely detailed pop culture portraits, twisted “glamour girl” art, and some tongue-waggin’ eyeball-poppin’ freaks, making this an overwhelming and long-overdue compendium by an elusive, dedicated, and complex artist.

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

OR – Paklis #1 Release Party

Artist Dustin Weaver appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday May 31, 2017 from 5:00 -7:00 PM for the PAKLIS #1 release party and signing.

Image Comics is pleased to introduce PAKLIS—a new anthology series from writer/artist Dustin Weaver—where the characters in three mind-bending stories find themselves faced with dark, existential questions that will haunt readers.

Dustin began his career in comics as an intern at WildStorm Studios in 2003, where he was held to an unreasonable standard by his idol. Since then, he’s illustrated the NY Times bestselling novel The Tenth Circle, had a fruitful relationship with Dark Horse Comics where he made significant contributions to the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic series, and worked for several years exclusively at Marvel where, most notably, he co-created the acclaimed series S.H.I.E.L.D: Architects of Forever with writer Jonathan Hickman. Dustin now dedicates himself to his own Image series, PAKLIS.

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

OR – Octopus Pie Signing

Cartoonist Meredith Gran appears at Books with Pictures on Friday, May 26th at 7:00 PM.

Meredith Gran is a cartoonist and teacher at the School of Visual Arts. Her long-running webcomic OCTOPUS PIE is known for its intense resonance and amazing levels of craft.

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

OR – Dante Basco Speaks

Press Release:

In honor of Asian and Pacific Islander Month, the Asian and Pacific American Student Union is proud to announce that Dante Basco will be at the University of Oregon on Thursday May 18, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

Dante Basco is an actor, poet, writer, and producer known for Hook, American Dragon: Jake Long, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. He also appeared in TV shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, CSI: Miami, Entourage, and The Suite Life of Zach and Cody.

Come to our event to enjoy some spoken poetry by Dante Basco and listen to his experience in the entertainment industry as a Filipino American.

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OR – In-Between Days Signing

Cartoonist Teva Harrison appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday, May 24th at 6:00 PM.

Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. She confronts with heartbreaking honesty the crises of identity that cancer brings: a lifelong vegetarian, Teva agrees to use experimental drugs that have been tested on animals. She struggles to reconcile her long-term goals with an uncertain future, balancing the innate sadness of cancer with everyday acts of hope and wonder. She also examines those quiet moments of helplessness and loving with her husband, her family, and her friends, while they all adjust to the new normal.

Ultimately, In-Between Days is redemptive and uplifting, reminding each one of us of how beautiful life is, and what a gift.

TEVA HARRISON is an artist, writer and cartoonist.

She is the author of the bestselling, critically-acclaimed hybrid graphic memoir, In-Between Days, published by House of Anansi Press. The book was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

Teva is a Canadian Magazine Award and National Magazine Award finalist whose writing and/or comics have appeared in The Walrus, Quill & Quire, Huffington Post, Carte Blanche, The Humber Literary Review, and The Globe and Mail, and more. She has commented many times on CBC Radio, in the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and has appeared on Canada AM, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Space TV’s InnerSpace, The Morning Show, in Maclean’s, Chatelaine, Rabble, and Quill & Quire.

Born and raised in rural Oregon, Teva currently lives in Toronto with her beloved husband.

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

OR – Hostage Signing

Cartoonist Guy Delisle appears in conversation with Sarah Glidden at Books with Pictures on Monday, May 22nd at 6:00 PM.

Press Release:

Join award-winning cartoonist Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Jerusalem, Shenzhen, Burma Chronicles) for the launch of his highly anticipated, non-fiction page-turner: Hostage. Set in the Caucasus region in 1997, Hostage tells the true story of Doctors Without Borders administrator Christophe Andre who was held captive for over three months. Recounting his day-to-day survival while conveying the psychological effects of solitary confinement, Delisle’s storytelling doesn’t just show André’s experiences, but brings you into the room alongside him. Hostage is a thoughtful, intense, and undeniably moving graphic novel that takes a profound look at what drives our will to survive in the darkest of moments.

Author Bio:
Guy Delisle is a cartoonist and animator from Québec City, Canada. Delisle spent ten years working in animation, which allowed him to learn about movement and drawing. He is best known for his bestselling travelogues about life in faraway countries, Burma Chronicles, Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City, Pyongyang, and Shenzhen. In 2012, Guy Delisle was awarded the Prize for Best Album for the French edition of Jerusalem at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Delisle now lives in the south of France with his wife and two children.

Sarah Glidden is a cartoonist and illustrator working primarily in non-fiction and reportage comics. Her debut book, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less and her most recent release, Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, have both landed on several best of the year lists, with the former winning an Ignatz Award. Her comics has appeared in The Guardian, The Nib, Ha’aretz, and The Jewish Quarterly. A graduate of Boston University, she now lives in Seattle.

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

OR – FCBD: Excalibur Comics Signing

Celina Hernandez, Michael Murphy, and Justin Zimmerman sign at Excalibur Comics on Saturday May 6, 2017 to celebrate Free Comic Book Day!

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Excalibur Comics
2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3969
(503) 231-7351

Book POP! Signing Tour

Hope Nicholson, Sam Maggs, and Ashley Poston appear on a signing tour where they will discuss the rising influence of women in nerd culture, comics, STEM, and fandom.

In Hope Nicholson’s The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen, you’ll meet the most fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling, entertaining, and heroic female characters who’ve populated comic books from the very beginning. In Wonder Women, Sam Maggs, author of The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy, tells the stories of the brilliant, brainy, and totally rad women in history who broke barriers as scientists, engineers, mathematicians, adventurers, and inventors. Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Ashley Poston’s Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Nicholson, Maggs, and Poston will discuss female representation in comics and video games.

APRIL 30TH :: 4:00 PM

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.851.7223

MAY 1ST :: 6:00 PM

Bookworks Albuquerque
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 344-8139

MAY 2ND :: 6:00 PM

Tacoma Public Library
1102 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 292-2001

MAY 3RD :: 7:00 PM

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

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