Image Expo 2018 Adds Nick Pitarra & Tee Franklin 

Press Release:

Nick Pitarra and Tee Franklin will both be attending IMAGE EXPO in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, February 21st. Expo attendees will be the first to learn of Pitarra’s, Franklin’s, and the rest of the industry-shaking line-up of new projects from Image Comics.

Best-selling artist Nick Pitarra is known for his hyper-detailed artwork and collaboration with Jonathan Hickman on previous critically-acclaimed series THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS and the miniseries THE RED WING. Pitarra will be making a new series announcement at Image Expo.

Franklin is a Black, Queer, disabled woman, known in the comics industry as a vocal person of color and advocate for the LGBTQ and disabled community. She is credited for starting the popular hashtag: #BlackComicsMonth which aims to make comic book fans more aware of talented Black comic creators, and their diverse comic book characters and superheroes that already exist in the industry. Hot off the break-out success of BINGO LOVE, Franklin will be making an announcement about another forthcoming series in the works for 2018.

Previously announced creators confirmed to IMAGE EXPO 2018 include Robert Kirkman (THE WALKING DEAD, OBLIVION SONG BY KIRKMAN & DE FELICI) and Rick Remender (DEADLY CLASS, SEVEN TO ETERNITY).

Image Expo is an exclusive opportunity for fans to get early exposure to the Image Comics’ most jaw-dropping announcements, a first look at creative process, and learn insider details about this top talent. IMAGE EXPO 2018 is a unique all-day experience for fans to have unprecedented access to the writers and artists behind their favorite comic books at exclusive autograph sessions and comic-focused programming. The event is open to all fans, comics retailers, librarians, and media.

Tickets to the event are now available for sale. Image Comics is pleased to offer General Admission tickets available for $25, Premium Admission tickets available for $100.

A General Admission Ticket will grant one (1) person entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes a program guide book and access to EXPO programming.

A Premium Admission Ticket will grant one (1) entry to IMAGE EXPO and includes admission to EXPO programming, program guide book, an Image Comics branded canvas tote bag, boxed lunch (valued at approximately $17), three (3) exclusive IMAGE EXPO variants, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative pint glass, an Image Comics branded 25th anniversary commemorative enamel lapel pin, and access to priority seating.

Join us at the official IMAGE EXPO After Party which will be held from 7:00 – 10:00 PM, location and further details to be announced. No ticket necessary, swing by and mingle with other members of the comics community, fans, industry professionals, and creators at this fun get-together.

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The Secret Loves of Geeks Global Signing Event

Press Release:

Dark Horse will release The Secret Loves of Geeks on Wednesday, February 14th, the follow up to last year’s hit anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, edited by Hope Nicholson. The upcoming anthology features comic and prose stories from writers, cartoonists, and professional geeks of all gender identities and sexual orientations about their most intimate, heartbreaking, humorous, and inspiring tales of love, sex, and dating.

Dark Horse is celebrating the release of this book by hosting a simultaneous signing by The Secret Loves of Geeks contributors around the world on Wednesday, February 21st. Writers and comic creators from Finland, Scotland, and across USA and Canada will be appearing in local comic shops to sign copies of the books and chat with fans in this unprecedented mega-event.

Toronto, Ontario – Page & Panel
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M4W 2G8

Contributors: Diana McCallum, Saadia Muzaffar, JP Larocque

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Galaxy Comics
200-1109 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R2G 1L4

Contributors: Hope Nicholson

Helsinki, Finland – Turun Sarjakuvakauppa
Porthaninkatu 9, 00530, Helsinki, Finland
358 44 2308251

Contributors: H-P Lehkonen

Glasgow, Scotland – Forbidden Planet Glasgow
168 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2LW, UK
44 141 331 1215

Contributors: Letty Wilson, Katie West

Austin, Texas – Austin Books & Comics
5002 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

Contributors: Dr. Nerdlove

Denver, Colorado – Mutiny Info Cafe
2 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
(303) 778-7579

Contributors: Dylan Edwards

Houston, Texas – 8th Dimension
15210 West Road, Houston, TX 77095
(281) 856-6506

Contributors: Jessi Jordan

Los Angeles, California – Meltdown Comics and Collectibles
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

Contributors: Amanda Deibert, Cat Staggs, Cecil Castellucci, Ivan Salazar, MariNaomi, Dana Simpson, Kristian Bruun

Portland, Oregon – Books With Pictures
1100 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 206-4369

Contributors: Terry Blas, Kelly Fitzpatrick

San Francisco, California – Comic Art Museum
781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 227-8666

Contributors: Maia Kobabe, Trina Robbins, Jen Aprahamian, Mariko Tamaki

Seattle, Washington – Phoenix Comics & Games
113 Broadway E. Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 328-4554

Contributors: Levi Hastings, Jen Vaughn

OR – The Secret Loves of Geeks Signing

Artists Kelly Fitzpatrick and Terry Blas appear at Books with Pictures on Wednesday, February 21st at 5:00 PMas part of the worldwide celebration of the release of THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS from Dark Horse Comics!

The follow-up to the smash-hit The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, this brand new anthology features comic and prose stories from cartoonists and professional geeks about their most intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring tales of love, sex, and dating. This volume includes creators of diverse genders, orientations, and cultural backgrounds.

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

OR – ElfQuest: The Final Quest #24 Signing

Wendy Pini and Richard Pini appear at Things From Another World on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 to celebrate the release of ElfQuest: The Final Quest #24!

This is the grand finale of the 40-year ElfQuest series, and we’re honored that Wendy and Richard have chosen to celebrate the release of the final ElfQuest comic with us.

Visit us at the Portland TFAW on February 28th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM for both a Q&A and a signing:

6:00 – 7:00 PM — An ElfQuest Q&A with both Richard and Wendy
7:00 – 9:00 PM — Get your ElfQuest books signed by the creators!

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

OR – Roopert Release Party

August Lipp appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday, February 7th at 6:00 PM for a release party and dramatic recitation of his eagerly anticipated new book ROOPERT.

Roopert is excited to return to school after a summer of splendid adventures! His best chums will all be there: Clyve the shy badger, Benji the other, slightly shorter bear, Hannah the ballsy fox, Timothy the average frog, Clarissa the dentally-advantaged crocodile and many more. Hey, this school is a real ZOO! What kind of antics will they get up to when the bell rings and Miss Julienne the human’s 6th grade class begins? Irreverence and beastly nature are masked by overzealous displays of etiquette as the child animals struggle for agency in the face of less-than-responsible authority figures. Follow along as this comic meanders through Roopert’s first action-packed day of middle school! Adult supervision recommended.

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

OR – Is This Guy For Real Signing

Cartoonist Box Brown appears on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM for a special book release party and author talk at Floating World Comics.

About the book:
Comedian and performer Andy Kaufman’s resume was impressive – a popular role on the beloved sitcom Taxi, a high-profile stand-up career, and a surprisingly successful stint in professional wrestling. Although he was by all accounts a sensitive and thoughtful person, he’s ironically best remembered for his various contemptible personas, which were so committed and so convincing that all but his closest family and friends were completely taken in. Why would someone so gentle-natured and sensitive build an entire career seeking the hatred of his audience? What drives a performer to solicit that reaction? Graphic novelist Box Brown takes on the complex and often hilarious life of Andy Kaufman.

Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His book Andre the Giant: Life and Legend was released in 2014 and spent three weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list. His second graphic novel with publisher First Second is Tetris: The Games People Play. Brown launched the independent comics publishing house Retrofit Comics in 2011.

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

OR – Whiteout Compendium Signing

Writer Greg Rucka (Wonder Woman, The Old Guard) and artist Steve Lieber (The Fix, Superior Foes of Spider-Man) appear in conversation with David Walker (Luke Cage, Power Man/Iron Fist) at Powell’s City of Books on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM to present and sign the WHITEOUT COMPENDIUM from Oni Press.

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

OR – President Trump: Year One Exhibition

Press Release:

Sequential Art Gallery + Studio proudly presents PRESIDENT TRUMP: YEAR ONE, a collection of Trump Administration-inspired political cartoons by MATT BORS. This exhibit satirizes Mr. Trump, and is not in any way an endorsement of his time as president or his administration. The exhibition begins with an artist’s reception from 6pm-10pm on opening night, Thursday, January 4th, and will be available for viewing throughout January.

Matt Bors is a cartoonist and editor based in Portland, OR. His work has appeared in The Nation, The Guardian, Fusion, The Intercept, Foreign Policy, and was collected in the book Life Begins at Incorporation. He was a 2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for his political cartoons and in 2013 founded The Nib.

The exhibit will be on display the entire month of January. The gallery is open for viewing Mondays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit closes on Saturday, January 27th, at the end of business.

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

OR – Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles #1 Launch Party

Writer Mark Russell (THE FLINTSTONES, GOD IS DISAPPOINTED IN YOU) appears at Books with Pictures on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 6:00 PM to launch his latest comic: DC & Hanna-Barbera’s SNAGGLEPUSS!!

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

OR – Rick & Morty #30 Signing

Artist Benjamin Dewey appears at Cloud 9 Comics this Sat. Dec. 16th from Noon – 2:00 PM for an in-store signing.

He is best known for his Image comic Autumnlands written by Kurt Busiek. He also did the artwork for Rick & Morty #30. There will be a limited amount or Rick & Morty #30 Black Sketch covers available for sale! All Long Box back issues will be 1/2 off all day!

Cloud 9 Comics
2621 SE Clinton Street, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 236-8113

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