OR – Pop Gun War: Chain Letter Release Party

Farel Dalrymple appears at Floating World Comics for a book release party and art exhibit for POP GUN WAR: CHAIN LETTER on Thursday July 6th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM.

Press Release:

Stuck in a small town with a broken-down van, Emily goes on a walk. After following some shady characters through subterranean tunnels, she discovers three video monitors showing stories from a magical present, dreamy past, and strange future.

In this long-awaited sequel to the award-winning and critically acclaimed graphic novel POP GUN WAR: GIFT, author and creator of The Wrenchies, FAREL DALRYMPLE, revisits his world of surreal urban fantasy.

Farel Dalrymple is a cartoonist. His book, The Wrenchies, from First Second Books is an original 304-page watercolor comic book/graphic novel. Farel’s Eisner nominated webcomic, IT WILL ALL HURT is completed and out in three comics book issues from Studygroup comics. Delusional, (Adhouse, 2013) is a collection of personal work, comic short stories, illustrations, and sketches. Farel was also the artist on Omega the Unknown (Marvel Comics 2010), with writer Jonathan Lethem. His creator owned comic book, Pop Gun War was a Xeric Grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. Farel is a co-founder of the comic anthology, Meathaus and has worked on a several Illustration and cartooning projects.

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

Image Comics Announces More Bestselling Writers And Artists To Attend RCCC Homecoming Dance

June 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Oregon

Press Release:

 Best-selling Image Comics creators Donny Cates (GOD COUNTRY, REDNECK), Emi Lenox (PLUTONA, EMITOWN), Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST, HOWTOONS), Emma Ríos (PRETTY DEADLY), and Valentine De Landro (BITCH PLANET) have all RSVP’d to attend the Image Comics’ Fall Homecoming dance!

They will be joined by previously announced attending creators: Chip Zdarsky (SEX CRIMINALS, KAPTARA), Babs Tarr (MOTOR CRUSH), Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS, ODY-C), and Kelly Sue DeConnick (BITCH PLANET, PRETTY DEADLY).

Don’t miss your chance to rub elbows with your favorite comics creators and celebrate Image Comics’ 25th anniversary with dancing, refreshments, and a photobooth.

Tickets to the Image Comics Fall Homecoming dance are on sale now.

Back by popular demand, Image Comics is pleased to host a very special formal Fall Homecoming dance for the comics community during the Rose City Comic Con festivities. The dance will be held on Saturday, September 9th from 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. at The Evergreen. This event will be 21+ only. IDs will be checked at the door.

Image Comics’ Fall Homecoming will be in the style and spirit of a traditional high school dance and all comics fans and industry members are encouraged to come mix, mingle, and dance the night away.

Image Comics Fall Homecoming ticket tiers: 

  • $20: Entry ticket
  • $45: Add-on pack, including an Image t-shirt, variant cover comic, commemorative pint glass, and enamel pin
  • $79: VIP pack—ticket to the party, add-on pack items, and access to special VIP area at the venue (limited quantity, only 100 VIP tickets available)
Check back at imagecomics.com for more details to come about the Image Comics Fall Homecoming Dance, we hope to see you there!

OR – The Best We Could Do Signing

Thi Bui appears at Powell’s City of Books on Monday June 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM to sign The Best We Could Do.

The Best We Could Do (Abrams) by debut author Thi Bui is an intimate, poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. The Best We Could Do brings to life Bui’s journey of understanding and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.

Powell’s City of Books
3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
503-228-4651

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

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