OR – Slingshot Across America Signing

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Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto appears at Bridge City Comics with special guests Erika Moen and Lucy Bellwood on Saturday July 19th on 6:00 – 9:00 pm! Corsetto is celebrating her webcomic Girls with Slingshots’ tenth anniversary with a coast-t0-coast signing tour.

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

OR – How to Be Happy Signing

fwcEleanor Davis appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday July 9th, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm!

Press Release:

Eleanor Davis’s How to Be Happy is the artist’s first collection of graphic/literary short stories, and it’s about time. Davis is one of the finest cartoonists of her generation, and has been producing comics since the mid-2000s. Happy represents the best stories she’s drawn for such connoisseurial venues as Mome, Nobrow, and Lucky Peach, as well as her own self-publishing and web efforts. Davis achieves a rare, subtle poignancy in her narratives that are at once compelling and elusive, pregnant with mystery and a deeply satisfying emotional resonance. Happy shows the full range of Davis’s graphic skills — sketchy drawing, polished pen-and-ink line work, and meticulously designed full-color painted panels — which are always in the service of a narrative that builds to a quietly devastating climax.

Eleanor Davis lives in Athens, GA, with fellow cartoonist Drew Weing. You can check out her work at www.doing-fine.com, and buy her mini-comics at www.littlehousecomics.com.

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

OR – The Jedi Doth Return Signing

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Ian Doescher appears at Powell’s City of Books on Saturday July 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm to sign William Shakespeare’s the Jedi Doth Return!

Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

OR – Bravo Signing

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Author Greg Rucka appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM for a discussion and signing of popular titles such as Bravo and Lazarus!

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

OR – Image Comics Signing

Pretty Deadly, Volume 1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick: Book Cover  Satellite Sam, Volume 1 by Matt Fraction: Book Cover  It Girl and the Atomics, Round 2 by Mike Norton: Book Cover  Ghosted, Volume 2 by Joshua Williamson: Book Cover  Glory by Ross Campbell: Book Cover

Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction, Joe Keatinge, Jamie S. Rich, and Joshua Williamson for a Special Get Pop-Cultured Event at Barnes & Noble on Saturday July 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM! Come join as this wonderful lineup of authors discuss their work and sign books! Those who attend will be entered to win raffle prizes.

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

OR – 47 Ronin Signing

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Dark Horse founder Mike Richardson signs 47 Ronin at Things From Another World in Beaverton, OR on Wednesday, July 9th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm!

Press Release:

Since founding Things From Another World in 1979 and Dark Horse Comics in 1986, Mike Richardson has accomplished many things, including opening a dozen retail locations, producing nearly 30 films and TV series, and writing countless comics, books, and graphic novels.

Now he returns to his roots with a 47 Ronin Signing and Meet & Greet July 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Beaverton TFAW–where he worked the counter from 1982 to 1988! Both longtime customers and new faces are invited to catch up with Richardson while enjoying free food and beer (21+ with ID).

With 47 Ronin, Richardson has brought Japan’s enduring national legend to comics–with artist Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo). The tale of the 47 Ronin and their epic mission to avenge their wronged master epitomizes the samurai code of honor, and Richardson and Sakai have done justice to their story! Meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated, this collection of the acclaimed miniseries recounts this sweeping saga of honor and violence in all its grandeur.

Now’s your chance to enjoy an evening with Mike Richardson at the Beaverton TFAW July 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. Catch up with Richardson, enjoy free food and beer, and purchase your copy of the 47 Ronin hardcover graphic novel for just $19.99!

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Things From Another World
4390 SW Lloyd Ave, Beaverton, Oregon 97005
(503) 643-4222

OR – Seconds Signing

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Cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley, creator of Scott Pilgrim, appears at Powell’s City of Books on Friday July 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm for a signing of his new graphic novels SECONDS!

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

OR – The High Druid’s Blade Signing

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Novelist Terry Brooks appears on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM at Powell’s City of Books on Burnside to sign The High Druid’s Blade: The Defenders of Shannara — the first standalone Shannara novel.

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

OR – Forming II Art Exhibition

fwcJesse Moynihan appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday July 3rd, from 6:00-10:00 pm for a FORMING II release party, art exhibit and musical powerpoint performance!

Press Release:

The long-anticipated sequel that encompasses all; mythology, theology, hermaphrodites, super-alien gods and the simple task of creating the cosmos.

Civilization, but not quite as we know it, has started to take shape. And now, in the continuing chaos, the world and most of its inhabitants have brandished their swords and, in various fashions, have charged onto the battlefield.

If Forming I hailed the birth of civilization and mapped out the genesis of life, mass, time and space, then Forming II is the raging war that ensues in the Universe’s years of adolescence.

Epic confrontations between gods and mutants, philosophical reflections, hilarious dialogue and powerful artwork make for an impressive sequel of galactic proportions. Forming II is as funny, sophisticated and mind-blowingly beautiful as the first part of Moynihan’s unique trilogy.

Join us and Jesse Moynihan on July 3rd for an art exhibit and release party for this eagerly anticipated new volume. Jesse will also present a special musical powerpoint performance that will take guests into the world of FORMING.

Jesse Moynihan grew up outside of Philadelphia where he spent most of his time drawing and playing music. In 1997 he dropped out of Pratt Institute, got a film degree at Temple University and decided to concentrate on comics. His work has been featured in The Believer, MOME, Vice, Arthur, the Philadelphia Weekly, and various independent anthologies. In 2005 he received a Xeric grant for self publishing. In 2009 he released his first graphic novel, Follow Me through Bodega. His current mystical, sci-fi epic, Forming is published by Nobrow Press in London. Jesse works as a storyboard artist for the Cartoon Network show, Adventure Time.

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

OR – Image Comics Mega Signing

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Jim Valentino, Joe Keatinge, Michael Avon Oeming, Chris Roberson, and Joshua Williamson appear on Wednesday June 18th from 7-10pm at the Portland TFAW’sfor a signing and Q&A!

Press Release:

Things From Another World (TFAW) is proud to welcome local comic book creators Jim Valentino (co-founder of Image Comics), Joe Keatinge (Glory), Michael Avon Oeming (Mice Templar), Chris Roberson (Sovereign), and Joshua Williamson (Ghosted) to the Portland TFAW June 18 for an Image Mega Signing and Q&A from 7 to 10 pm! Attendees can purchase the latest releases from Image Comics and enjoy free food and beer (for those 21+ with valid ID).

Interested in breaking into comics? Meet the creators behind some of today’s hottest books, and learn what it’s like to work for Image Comics! Bring your questions: the Q&A is from 7 to 8 pm, with a signing afterward for Ghosted Volume 2, the Glory Complete Saga hardcover, Mice Templar IV Legend #8, Shutter #3, and Sovereign!

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

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