OR – The Art of Shutter Exhibition

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is proud to present LEILA DEL DUCA, and her art from SHUTTER from Image Comics. The exhibition begins with an artist’s reception from 6pm-10pm on opening night Thursday, September 7th, and will be available for viewing throughout September.

Del Duca is both the artist and the co-creator of SHUTTER, along with writer Joe Keatinge. Described by NPR as the first postmodern take on the adventurer genre, SHUTTER tells the tale of Kate Kristopher, once the most famous explorer of an alternate, fantastical Earth. Kate is forced to return to the adventurous life she left behind when a family secret threatens to destroy everything she spent her life protecting. SHUTTER ended with issue #30 in July of this year; the final collected trade is due out this September.

Leila del Duca is a comic book artist and writer currently living in Portland, Oregon. Since co-creating SHUTTER with Joe Keatinge in 2014, Leila has worked on other titles including THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, SCARLET WITCH, and AMERICAN VAMPIRE. She also wrote AFAR, the young adult graphic novel drawn by Kit Seaton, published by Image Comics. In 2015 and 2016, Leila was nominated for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award for her work on SHUTTER.

The SHUTTER exhibit will be on display the entire month of September. The gallery is open for viewing Mondays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit closes on Saturday, September 30th, at the end of business.

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway, Apt 113, Portland, Oregon 97209
(503) 916-9293

OR – Tongues Signing

Award-winning comics artist Anders Nilsen will officially unveil his new book Tongues at Floating World Comics in Portland on Thursday, September 7th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Original artwork from the book will be on display in conjunction with Portland’s First Thursdays Art Walk, and Nilsen will give a short talk about the book and the process of putting it together.

Set in Modern Central Asia Tongues follows the intertwined stories of an imprisoned god, an East African orphan on an errand of murder and a young American man with a teddy bear, lost on the tattered fringes of the human world. It is a story of adventure and revenge and a meditation on human nature in this fraught present moment.

The full-color, large-format Tongues is Nilsen’s most ambitious work to date and marks a return to something a bit closer to the more traditional comics form he last explored in his multiple award winning Big Questions (Drawn and Quarterly, 2011). The artist is serializing the book in large-format, full-color comics to be self-published and distributed in conjunction with No Miracles Press over the next few years until the story is complete.

About the author: Anders Nilsen is the author of nine books including Big Questions, The End, and Poetry is Useless. His comics have appeared in the New York Times, Kramer’s Ergot, Medium and elsewhere. His work has been translated widely, and exhibited internationally. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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

I Like Comic Con Debuts 1st Show in February 2018

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I Like Comic Con is coming to the Vancouver/Portland area at the Clark County Event Center! On February 10 and 11, 2018, join us for a celebration for fans of all genres and ages as we bring you amazing guest writers, artists, creators, comic book related celebrities, cosplay, a huge Artist Alley, exhibitors and so much more!

I Like Comic Con is a return to the roots of what made the current state of pop culture great – comic books and their artists and writers.  If not for comics we wouldn’t be enjoying the myriad of comic book based movies, television shows, cartoons, swag, or comic cons for that matter.  Can you imagine no comic cons? No Avengers movies?  No Batman films?  No Wonder Woman movie?  How could we go on without having our coffee in our favorite Deadpool mug?  Can you imagine it?  We can’t and thankfully we don’t have to!

Too often we see events focusing on Hollywood, media stars, and personalities.  We’ve overheard at many “comic cons” how people wish there were more comics and comic related creators.  I Like Comic Con pays tribute to comic books, their writers, creators, and artists by featuring comic artists and writers, comic related celebrity guests, and a wide range of exhibitors.

Guests currently include:

  • Jonboy Meyers: Jonboy’s comic book art includes working on such titles as The Inhumans, Spawn, Teen Titans, Spawn, G.I. Joe, Black Dynamite, Thor, Supergirl, Huntress, She Hulk, Hulk, Spider-Man, Arana, Gen 13, Ninja Scroll, Danger Girl, Justice League of America, and X-Men to name a few.
  • Karl Kesel: Veteran artist and writer on titles such as Harley Quinn, Legends, Superman, Captain America, Daredevil, and more.
  • Aaron Lopresti: Aaron’s impressive body of work includes Spider-Man, The X-Men, Wonder Woman, The Hulk, The Avengers, Batman, Plastic Man, Green Lantern, Superboy, Xena, Star Trek, Gen 13, and more!
  • Keith Tucker: Keith worked on nearly every 80s and 90s cartoon you watched as a kid including Transformers, GI Joe, He-Man, Spider-Man, Animaniacs, DuckTales, and Ghostbusters to name a few!

I Like Comic Con is now accepting Exhibitor and Artist Alley applications!  Our event will take place in the Clark County Event Center located near Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon and the show floor will be 100,000 square feet.  For more information and to download a copy of the application, please visit our Exhibitor Info page.  Please read and follow the directions on the application, as an incomplete application may delay processing.

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For more details and further announcements follow I Like Comic Con at the website: ilikecomiccon.com

 

 

OR – The Great Divide Signing

Writer Ben Fisher appears at Cosmic Monkey Comics to sign copies of his new graphic novel The Great Divide on Saturday August 26th from noon till 2:00 PM.

In the near future, humanity awakens to the horrifying reality that the faintest touch from another’s skin results in agonizing death. The survivors isolate themselves, many driven mad by fragments of memories absorbed from those they’ve killed. Two years after the “Divide”, a pair of thieves stumble upon the means to save their species… but not everyone is eager to see the old world order restored! Includes free digital bonus content to download, including the song “Teotwawki” (mood music for the apocalypse), a coloring book, RPG content, a self help book from the perspective of villain Sebastian Gibbs, dystopian short stories, and a song by the band City Below!

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

OR – Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact Launch Party

Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is excited to announce our release party for Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm, with Portland locals Matt Mair Lowery (Lifeformed writer) and Cassie Anderson (Lifeformed artist)! This event is free to the public.

Matt and Cassie will be signing copies of Lifeformed, their first graphic novel for Dark Horse Comics! We will have copies available for purchase ($12.99), sketches are at the discretion of the artist. Refreshments will be served free of charge.

Come help us celebrate the debut of this awesome new young adult sci-fi series!

About LIFEFORMED TP CLEO MAKES CONTACT:
In the wake of an alien invasion-and her father’s death-a young girl must fight for the future of Earth. Aided by a shape-shifting rebel alien posing as her father, the unlikely pair bond, fight back, and ponder what it means to be human. The powers of choice, courage, and unity are examined in Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact, an unforgettable debut work from creators Matt Mair Lowery and Cassie Anderson.

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

12th Doctor Who Appears at Rose City Comic Con 2017

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Peter Capaldi, the 12th actor to portray sci-fi character Doctor Who in the popular TV series of the same name, will be a special guest at Rose City Comic Con 2017! VIP badges available now, autographs and photo ops coming soon.

Known to fans worldwide as the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He started acting and singing at an early age and soon landed a lead role in the humorous vampire tale The Lair of the White Worm, co-starring Hugh Grant, and a supporting role in Dangerous Liaisons. He then went on to write and direct the 1993 short film Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life, which won a BAFTA Award and an Academy Award in the Short Film (Live Action) category. Capaldi worked on several BBC projects for over a decade before portraying abrasive communications director Malcolm Tucker in the Armando Iannucci political sitcom The Thick of It, for which he won another BAFTA and was spun off into the film In the Loop. He has since starred in movies like World War ZThe Fifth Estate, and the upcoming children’s sequel Paddington 2. During a BBC live broadcast, it was announced that Capaldi would be the 12th actor to portray sci-fi character Doctor Who in the popular TV series of the same name. Capaldi, who kept his casting top secret, had appeared in the time-hopping show before, as a Roman merchant, as well as in its spin-off Torchwood. He portrayed The Doctor from 2013 to 2017, having recently announced that the upcoming season would be his last in the role.

He joins other great guests at Rose City Comic Con 2017, such as “Weird Al” Yankovic, Felicia Day, Dominic Cooper, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Brent Spiner, Jason Isaacs, Burt Ward, and dozens more. See our full list of guests so far, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get all the latest news.

For further details, please visit the Rose City Comic Con website: www.rosecitycomiccon.com

OR – Sleeping Beauties Presentation

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STEPHEN KING & OWEN KING, Father and Son Co-authors of SLEEPING BEAUTIES: A Novel appear at the Newmark Theatre on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Presented by Powell’s Books. Tickets on sale Monday, August 14, 2017, 10 a.m.

Stephen King is the author of more than 50 books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His son, Owen King, is the author of the novel Double Feature and co-editor of Who Can Save Us Now?: Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories. Now, in Sleeping Beauties, they combine their literary powers to tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place… The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain? Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

Each ticket guarantees entry to the event, as well as one hardcover edition of Sleeping Beauties. As a special bonus, up to 400 of these books will be pre-signed and randomly distributed to lucky attendees at the event’s conclusion. This event will feature Stephen and Owen King in conversation and will be followed by an audience Q&A. There will not be a public signing at this event.

Newmark Theatre
1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 248-4335

OR – My Pretty Vampire Signing

Cartoonist Katie Skelly appears at Floating World Comics for a book release party and signing on Thursday August 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Clover is a Bardot-esque blonde who dreams of the (now dead) girl she once was before becoming a fanged bloodsucker. She is being kept prisoner by her brother, Marcel, who fears Clover will be hunted by the outside world. Clover’s curiosity, however, will not be suppressed: impetuous, sensual, strong-willed, and fearless, she plans her escape. Katie Skelly will be in store signing copies!

Katie Skelly is a cartoonist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her previous comics include Nurse Nurse, and Operation Margarine. My Pretty Vampire is a sexy, sophisticated horror romp that heralds author Katie Skelly as a powerful voice in comics.

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

OR – Arm Eyes Art Show

Press Release:

Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is proud to present local artist RON CHAN, and his exhibit “ARM EYES”, a collection of his original art, prints, and a new series of watercolors focused on Yang Ren, an obscure character from Chinese folklore . The exhibition begins with an artist’s reception on Thursday, August 3rd from 6pm-10pm on opening night, and will be available for viewing throughout August.

Ron Chan was born and raised in Portland, OR and works as a freelance cartoonist, storyboard artist, and illustrator. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005, and his comics work has been published by Dark Horse, Marvel, and Image Comics. He is best known for drawing Plants vs Zombies comics for Dark Horse.

CHAN: “While I was on a trip to Chicago, I stopped in to the famous Field Museum of Natural History, known best for Sue, the most complete and best preserved T-Rex skeleton yet discovered. While Sue was surely a sight to be seen, what truly caught my eye was much smaller: It was a mask of a Chinese man, with arms sprouting from his eye sockets, and then eyes on the palms of those arms. His name was Yang Ren. He came from the Chinese story Investiture of the Gods, and I knew from the moment I saw him, that I couldn’t allow myself to not draw him. Without any real direction, or guidelines, I drew nine drawings of Yang Ren. Needless to say, things got weird.”

“ARM EYES” will be on display the entire month of August. The gallery is open for viewing Mondays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit closes on Saturday, September 2nd, at the end of business.

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway, Apt 113, Portland, Oregon 97209
(503) 916-9293

OR – Lazarus X+66 #2 Signing

Writer Aaron Duran appears at Bridge City Comics on Saturday, August 26th at 6:00 PM.

Duran will be signing copies of Lazarus X+66 #2 (his debut comic with Image Comics) as well as copies of The Forgotten Tyrs Volume 2: Rise of the First City, the second volume in his Grizzlydale young adult novel series. Copies of both will be available for purchase (as well as copies of his first Forgotten Tyrs novel). This signing is all ages and refreshments will be provided for free!

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

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