OR – Buffy the Vampire Slayer Signing

Georges Jeanty, artist for Dark Horse Comics’ Buffy Seasons 8 and 9 and Serenity comic books, will be signing at Pairings Portland Wine Shop’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer wine event Saturday September 9th at 8:00 PM.

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Pairings Portland Wine Shop & Bar
455 NE 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232
(541) 531-7653

OR – Graphic Novel Superstars Signing

Ben Hatke and Vera Brosgol appear at Green Bean Books on Monday, September 25th at 5:00 PM for a reading featuring their new books Mighty Jack and the Goblin King and Leave Me Alone!

Ben Hatke is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Zita the Spacegirl trilogy, the picture books Julia’s House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin, and the graphic novels Little Robot and Mighty Jack. He lives and works in the Shenandoah Valley with his wife and their boisterous pack of daughters.

Vera Brosgol’s first graphic novel, Anya’s Ghost, was published in 2011 by First Second Books and won an Eisner Award. Her first picture book, Leave Me Alone, was published in 2016 by Roaring Brook Press and won a Caldecott Honor. She has storyboarded for Laika on the feature films CoralineParanormanThe Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings, as well as for Cartoon Network, Frederator and various commercial projects

Green Bean Books
1600 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 954-2354

Hero Initiative is Portland-bound for Rose City Comic Con 2017

September 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Oregon

Press Release:

Hero Initiative, the nonprofit that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, is heading to Portland, OR for the Rose City Comic Con September 8-10 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Dave Gibbons, the author of The Originals, co-creator of Watchmen and artist of the Superman story “For the Man Who Has Everything” will be at the Hero booth, #718, all weekend! Come by and meet the legend and get your books signed!

And Hero Initiative Ambassadors collecting for Hero on the con floor include Rick Burchett, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Shannon Denton, Veronica Fish, Matt Fraction, Joe Harris, Sam Humphries, Megan Hutchison, Karl Kesel, Michael Lark, Kevin Maguire, David Marquez, Dustin Nguyen, Greg Rucka, Matt Wagner, Dustin Weaver, and Chip Zdarsky. Stop on by and do the right thing!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $1 million to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.HeroInitiative.org

Image Comics Schedule at Rose City Comic Con 2017

August 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Oregon

Press Release:

Image Comics is pleased to exhibit for the first time at Rose City Comic Con on Friday, September 8th through Sunday, September 10th. Please note: updates to the schedule may appear online during the show. Please refer to the www.imagecomics.com post for the most up-to-date information.

LIMITED* RCCC VARIANTS SOLD AT THE IMAGE BOOTH (#747):

* Quantities will be limited by customer and per day on a first come, first served basis. Please ask at the Image booth about availability

  • MOTOR CRUSH #6 by Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr blank sketch cover
  • MAGE #1 by Matt Wagner, cover by Wagner

LIMITED RCCC VARIANTS SOLD AT THE RCCC merch booth: 

  • THE REALM #1 by Seth M. Peck, Jeremy Haun, Nick Filardi & Thomas Maur

CONVENTION EXCLUSIVES:

  • A.D.: AFTER DEATH hardcover by Scott Snyder & Jeff Lemire, cover by Lemire, $40
  • GOD COUNTRY hardcover by Donny Cates & Geoff Shaw, cover by Shaw, $35
  • KILL OR BE KILLED, VOL. 1 hardcover by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser, $35
  • SEVEN TO ETERNITY, VOL. 1 hardcover by Rick Remender & Jerome Opeña, $35
  • MONSTRESS, VOL. 2 hardcover by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, cover by Takeda, $35

LIMITED MERCHANDISE:

  • BLACK SCIENCE statue, $150 Limited quantity available for sale at the Image booth.

PANELS HOSTED BY IMAGE COMICS:

Image Comics: The Future of Adventure
Friday, 6:30 pm, Room 6
Decades ago, comics captured the hearts of millions thanks to the creative and never-before-seen adventures on the printed page. Now, the tradition continues, thanks to creators like Steve Lieber (THE FIX), Meredith Finch (ROSE), Valentine de Landro (BITCH PLANET), Kelly Sue DeConnick (BITCH PLANET), and two very special and unexpected guests. Join these creators as they discuss the art of the thrill, and balancing free-wheeling adventure tales against their real life counterparts.

Image Comics: The Future of Storytelling
Saturday, 2:30 pm, Room 6
Image Comics is home to some of the best storytellers in the comics business. The trick isn’t using the same pencil or ink as your hero—it’s thinking about comics in new and exciting ways. Emma Ríos (PRETTY DEADLY), Daniel Warren Johnson (EXTREMITY), Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST), Leila del Duca (AFAR), and Matt Wilson (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE) co-create some of the most beautiful comics on the shelves, and are going to give you the most valuable art lesson you’ll get all year.

Image Comics: The Future of Genre
Sunday, 10:30 am, Room 6
The Future of Comics is in stories for everyone. In comics, any genre can be a smash hit or connect with readers. Do you like romance, horror, autobio, action, comedy, slice-of-life, or something else entirely? Greg Rucka (BLACK MAGICK), Michael Lark (LAZARUS), Megan Hutchison (ROCKSTARS), Joe Harris (ROCKSTARS), Brenden Fletcher (MOTOR CRUSH), and Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS) create works that run the gamut and may just capture your heart.

SIGNINGS* HOSTED AT IMAGE COMICS BOOTH (#747):

*wristbands will be available for fans to pick as soon as doors open, first come, first served, at the Image booth on the day of the desired ticketed signing.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM Skottie Young (wristbands req.)
  • 3:00 – 3:45 PM Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine de Landro (wristbands req.)
  • 4:00 – 4:45 PM Surprise Guest Creators
  • 5:00 – 5:45 PM Greg Rucka (wristbands req.)
  • 6:00 – 6:45 PM Matt Wagner

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

  • 11:00 – 11:45 AM Brenden Fletcher, Babs Tarr & Cameron Stewart (wristbands req.)
  • 12:00 – 12:45 PM Greg Rucka & Michael Lark (wristbands req.)
  • 1:00 – 1:45 PM Jim Valentino
  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM Matt Wagner
  • 3:00 – 3:45 PM Donny Cates (wristbands req.)
  • 4:00 – 4:45 PM Kelly Sue DeConnick & Emma Ríos (wristbands req.)
  • 5:00 – 5:45 PM Jeremy Haun

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

  • 12:00 – 12:45 PM Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky (wristbands req.)
  • 1:00 – 1:45 PM Nick Dragotta
  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM Doug Wagner

IMAGE CREATORS IN ARTIST ALLEY:

Beem, Morgan II-05
Bivens, John M-05
Brandon, Ivan C-06
Brisson, Ed CC-06
Brown, Garry L-11
Cates, Donny II-10
Dalrymple, Farel AA-02
Davisson, Zack DD-06
DeConnick, Kelly Sue U-09
De Landro, Valentine U-08
Del Duca, Leila 611
Dewey, Benjamin 611
Dragotta, Nick L-07
Finch, Meredith D-07
Fitzpatrick, Kelly Q-12
Fletcher, Brenden U-07
Fraction, Matt U-10
Gibbons, Dave 718
Graham, Brandon AA-02
Harren, James L-03
Harris, Joe F-01
Haun, Jeremy N-06
Humphries, Sam E-02
Hutchison, Megan F-02
Johnson, Daniel Warren L-09
Kaplan, Zack G-07
Keatinge, Joseph AA-01
Ketner, Lukas 611
Lark, Michael B-02
Larsen, Erik E-07
Lenox, Emi T-01
Lieber, Steve 611
Mahfood, Jim R-01
Mooneyham, Chris L-10
Nguyen, Dustin U-01
Parker, Tony N-09
Pitarra, Nick L-08
Ríos, Emma T-12
Roberson, Chris Y-01
Rossmo, Riley L-12
Rucka, Greg B-01
Schirmer, Brian U-05
Sebela, Christopher M-07

Future Con Programs Announced for Rose City Comic Con 2017

Press Release:

Smithsonian Magazine and Rose City Comic Con are excited to debut the Future Con programming track September 8 – 10, 2017 at the Oregon Convention Center! Future Con panels will highlight the intersection of science and science fiction inside Portland’s largest comic event! Future Con programming is part of Rose City Comic Con programming, so a badge to Rose City Comic Con gets you access to Future Con panels.

Thought-provoking Future Con talks include:

  • The Real Science of Zombies: What TV & Films Get Right (And What They Get Wrong)
  • Harry Potter and the Genetics of Wizarding
  • The Tech of Batman
  • Emerging A.I.
  • DARPA – Pushing the Limits of Technologies and Society
  • Artificial Gravity and Faster Than Light Travel

No separate ticket is needed to attend Future Con panels!

Guests at Rose City Comic Con 2017, such as “Weird Al” Yankovic, Peter Capaldi, 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 – The Art of Shutter Exhibition

Press Release:

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

Press Release:

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

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