OR – Kill Six Billion Demons Signing

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Tom Parkinson-Morgan appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday December 1st at 6:00 PM to sign Kill Six Billion Demons!

In this first collected volume of the webcomic, Kill Six Billion Demons, totally average sorority sister Allison Ruth is unwittingly given the keys to all creation and plucked from her dorm room to Throne, the ancient city at the center of the multiverse. Now she must ally with slang-talking devils and kung-fu angels in an epic bid to save her boyfriend from the clutches of the seven evil kings that rule the cosmos.

The artist will have a gallery of exclusive prints on display and for sale during the event.

Tom Parkinson-Morgan currently resides in Southeast Portland where he draws the webcomic Kill Six Billion Demons. Though born in England, he grew up in California and has recently returned from a two-year teaching stint in Japan to become a full time comic artist and coffee addict.

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

OR – Workhorse Art Show

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Press Release:

Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce Work Horse: Art by the People Who Make Your Comics, an employee art exhibition at Sequential Art Gallery + Studio in Portland.

Dark Horse staff members are always working with art in some capacity, but contrary to popular belief, not all are in-house illustrators. After several discussions between employees, it was discovered that there are many talented, artistic employees in all departments who work outside of the office in mediums ranging from paint, photography, and digital art to sculpture and embroidery.

Sequential Art Gallery + Studio, which has previously shown artwork by illustrators Tyler Crook (Harrow County, Bad Blood), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer, Dr. Horrible), and Ben Dewey (Husbands, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9), has teamed up with Dark Horse to showcase the artwork of those who produce, promote, and sell our comics. The exhibition gives Dark Horse staff the opportunity to put their own awesome work on display, including pieces by Conley Presler (Digital Art), Ethan Kimberling (Design), Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein (Production), Melissa Martin (Digital Art), Rick DeLucco (Design), Kelly Woessner (Marketing), and more!

“Dark Horse is known for nurturing artistic expression in our creators and artists. I’m proud to extend Dark Horse employees the opportunity to showcase their artistic excellence in the Dark Horse art show. We don’t just make comics; we make art,” says Dark Horse publisher and president Mike Richardson.

The exhibition will run December 1–26, 2016. The opening reception is December 1, 2016, at 6 p.m. at Sequential Art Gallery + Studio, 328 NW Broadway #113, Portland, Ore.

OR – Kill Six Billion Demons Signing

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Tom Parkinson-Morgan appears at Books with Pictures on Saturday, November 19th at 7:00 PM to sign Kill Six Billion Demons!

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

OR – Working Toward Scripts That Work: Tricks, Traps & Trash

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Writer Jen Van Meter appears at Books with Pictures on Wednesday, November 16th at 7:00 PM! Van Meter is best known for her Hopeless Savages comics from Oni Press and The Death Defying Doctor Mirage from Valiant. She has written short works and miniseries for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse and Dynamite, and launches Prima, with artist Rick Burchett, with Image in 2017.

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

OR – Sci-Fi Authorfest 10 Signing

A starfleet of science fiction and fantasy authors descends for one galactic book signing event on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 4:00 PM. Meet Brent Weeks, Timothy Zahn, Daniel H. Wilson, Annie Bellet, Tina Connolly, David Levine, Curtis Chen, Lili Saintcrow, Dave Barra, Wendy Wagner, Jennifer Brozek, Mike Moscoe/Shepherd, J. A. Pitts, Devon Monk, Steve Perry, Patrick Swenson, Rhiannon Held, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Kevin James Breaux, and Deborah Ross.

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

OR – A Walk in Eden Launch Party

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Anders Nilsen (Poetry is Useless, Big Questions) presents A Walk in Eden from Drawn + Quarterly on Saturday November 12, 2016 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

A keen observer of the natural world and the mystical treasures contained within, Anders Nilsen uses lush, inky lines to craft an enchanting, meditative journey for your coloring tools. A Walk in Eden is a fantastical view of primeval creation, with an exquisite mix of sprawling landscapes and close-up examinations of plants, fungi, and minerals—think giant crystal formations emerging out of pools surrounded by lush vegetation and flowers the size of small trees. Though this is a world void of humans, here and there are small reminders of our presence.

Informed by the designs of Ernst Haeckel and other early scientific and botanical illustration, Nilsen’s world is intricate, playful, and inspired, waiting for you to make it your own. With 80+ full-page drawings, Nilsen invites you to join in the fun and bring the adult- and kid-friendly world of A Walk in Eden to life.

There will be original art by Nilsen on display, and Floating World Comics will be in attendance selling books. Snacks will be provided by Stumptown and Poplandia, and the event will even include complimentary art supplies from Blick. We’ll be giving away select prizes for outstanding work as well.

The Cleaners – Ace Hotel
1022 SW Stark St, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 228-2277

OR – Lost Gods Signing

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Fantasy artist BROM signs his latest book LOST GODS at Powell’s City of Books on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

About the book:
A young man descends into Purgatory to save his wife and unborn child in Lost Gods (Voyager), the gorgeous, illustrated tale of wonder and terror from the mind of master storyteller/artist Brom. Fresh out of jail and eager to start a new life, Chet Moran and his pregnant wife, Trish, leave town to begin again. But an ancient evil is looming, and what seems like a safe haven may not be all it appears.

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

OR – Ancestor/Habitat Signing

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Matt Sheean and Simon Roy appear at Floating World Comics on Monday November 21st from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the release of their two newest books – Ancestor and Habitat. Both of these sci-fi adventures were originally serialized in Island Magazine, from Image Comics.

Ancestor
In rare lucid moments you see that you are enslaved. You tell yourself that The Service is a helpful interface providing your mind with continual aid and stimulation, but you know it’s a lie. Patrick Whiteside can help you. He doesn’t require much: An open mind. Determination. The ability to make sacrifices. Let Whiteside help you. By Matt Sheean and Malachi Ward.

Habitat
All his life, Hank Cho wanted to join the ranks of the Habsec-the rulers of the orbital habitat his people call home. But when he finds a powerful, forbidden weapon from the deep past, a single moment of violence sets his life-and the brutal society of the habitat-into upheaval. Hunted by the cannibalistic Habsec and sheltered by former enemies, Cho finds himself caught within a civil war that threatens to destroy his world. By Simon Roy.

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

OR – The Order of Things Signing

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Reid Psaltis appears at Floating World Comics to present The Order of Things book release & art exhibit on Thursday November 3rd from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Press Release:

The Order of Things, from rising star Reid Psaltis, is a subversive spin on the medieval bestiaries and animal encyclopedias that have fired the imaginations of children for centuries. Take a trip back in time through the natural world, but don’t let those breathtaking paintings distract you from the Order of Things. Psaltis’ humor is dry as those dinosaur bones.

A field guide to spotting and identifying mystery fauna, this fancifully illustrated work illuminates a menagerie of creatures, from the possibly extinct Ivory-Billed Woodpecker to the impossibly ubiquitous Jackalope.

Reid Psaltis majored in oil painting at Western Washington University and completed the science illustration graduate program at California State University, Monterey Bay. He interned in the Exhibitions Department at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, participating in the creation of the museum’s world famous dioramas.

His work as an illustrator has been featured online at the Rumpus, and in print in Science Notes, Scout Books’ Good Ink series, and in Dan Berne’s novel the Gods of Second Chances. His comics have appeared online and in eBooks from Top Shelf 2.0, Study Group Comics, Trip City and Alternative Comics. The Order of Things is Psaltis’ first book in print.

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

OR – Oh Joy Sex Toy Vol. 3 Signing

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Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan appear at Books with Pictures on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM to sign the new volume of OH JOY, SEX TOY!

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

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