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  • OR – FCBD: Things From Another World Signings

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    Press Release:

    Things From Another World many exciting events and deals planned that it’s impossible to list them all, but here is a taste of what to expect from Free Comic Book Day at TFAW stores:
    • up to 10 special free comics from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and more (while supplies last)
    • autographs from your favorite comic book creators
    • coloring contest for kids, judged by Ron Chan (Plants Vs. Zombies, The Guild, Husbands)

    But wait, there’s more! Only on Free Comic Book Day, save 20% on almost everything in the store, get an additional 5% off if you are a box customer, and shop our $2 and $5 doorbuster deals.

    End the day right, and join us from 7 to 10 pm for free food—including burgers, hot dogs, and veggie options—and beer (for those 21+).

    Here is our Free Comic Book Day signing schedule:

    10:00 am-12:00 pm
    Ron Chan (Plants Vs. Zombies, The Guild, Husbands)
    Cat Farris (Emily and the Strangers, Sixth Gun: Dust To Dust, The Last Diplomat)

    12:30-2:30 pm
    Paul Tobin (Bandette, Colder, Plants Vs. Zombies)
    Colleen Coover (Bandette, Gingerbread Girl, X-Men: First Class)

    3:00-5:00 pm
    Mike Richardson (47 Ronin, Deep Gravity, Father’s Day)

    4:30-6:30 pm
    Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man)

    Mark your calendars and come out to your favorite TFAW store for all the family-friendly fun and great deals on Free Comic Book Day!

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

    OR – Convergence Signing

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    Jeff Parker, the writer behind the upcoming Convergence: Shazam! and Convergence: Hawkman mini-series from DC Comics, appears for a signing at Things From Another World. Be sure to visit Portland TFAW on Wednesday, April 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. to purchase the debut issues of this exciting new series and get them signed by Jeff Parker.

    Copies of Convergence: Shazam! #1, Convergence: Hawkman #1 and the latest issue of Batman ’66 will be available for purchase at the event.

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

    OR – Girlfiend Launch Party

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    Press Release:

    Bridge City Comics is excited to announce our Girlfiend graphic novel signing party, with Jacob and Arnold Pander!

    With Girlfiend, The Pander Bros return to the comics medium in what is being lauded as their best work yet! On Saturday April 25th come pick up your copy of this new 280-page vampire crime thriller and have it signed by the creators; reviewers have said it’s “pretty awesome in a really bloody kind of way.” We’ll also have t-shirts available for purchase, free refreshments, and the Girlfiend herself will be on hand!

    Jacob and Arnold Pander are a multi-disciplinary creative team whose work in comics has included publication under Marvel, DC Comics (Batman: City of Light), and Dark Horse (Grendel: Devil’s Legacy). For the past 10 years they’ve been focused on making movies, and can usually be found working on multiple projects simultaneously—from directing and producing music videos and commercials to penning scripts… and recently, getting back to their roots: comics.

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

    OR – Linework NW Opening Party

    Daniel Clowes, Lisa Congdon, Lisa Hanawalt, and Jay Howell appear at Hellion Gallery on Friday, April 17th from 6:00 – 10:00 pm! RSVP on Facebook!

    Press Release:

    Linework NW is back for round 2! Come celebrate the triumphant return of Portland’s premier comics and illustration festival at our opening reception on Friday, April 17th at Hellion Gallery from 6:00-10:00pm. Enjoy beer by the local brew heroes at Gigantic while perusing prints and original work from our esteemed special guests:

    DANIEL CLOWES
    one of the great voices of contemporary American literature and a legendary artist and draftsman. Clowes is the creator of Eightball, an anthology of personal work that consistently raised the bar of comics art and literature over its impressive 17–year run. It was in these pages that many of Clowes’ graphic novels were first serialized, including Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, David Boring, and Ghost World, which was adapted to film by Terry Zwigoff in 2001 with an Academy Award nominated screenplay by Clowes. Linework NW is extraordinarily honored to be hosting the official world premiere of The Complete Eightball 1–18 (Fantagraphics Books) at our festival.

    LISA HANAWALT
    a prolific cartoonist and illustrator known for her colorful and hilarious work. A Co-Producer and Production Designer of Netflix’s Bojack Horseman, Hanawalt is also a frequent contributor to publications such as The Believer, Lucky Peach magazine, and The New York Times, and the author of the collection My Dirty Dumb Eyes (Drawn and Quarterly). A prolific and wide-ranging creator, Hanawalt also serves as co-host of the bi-weekly podcast Baby Geniuses with comedian Emily Heller. Lisa Hanawalt will make you blush, through either the sheer beauty of her craft, or her deft ability to tell dirty jokes.

    JAY HOWELL
    an animator, illustrator, and character designer whose work can be seen everywhere from Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig (where Howell serves as Executive Producer, Co-Creator, and Art Director) and Fox’s Bob’s Burgers to fine art galleries such as Slow Culture and FFDG. Well known for his distinctive drawings of spindly-legged punks, dogs, skateboards, and cool times, Howell is also the creator and animator of the Classic Tales series of interviews from Vans. With a body of work that evokes both simple beauty and thrashing chaos, Jay Howell is a champion to professional artists and those who doodle in the margins of notebooks alike.

    LISA CONGDON
    a fine artist, author, and illustrator who well-known for her colorful abstract paintings, intricate line drawings, and hand lettering. A self-described “late bloomer,” Congdon began her artistic career after working for years as an educator and has achieved extraordinary success, working with an array of high-profile clients including MoMA, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, and the Obama campaign. Lisa is also the author of many books, including Art, Inc; Whatever You Are, Be a Good One; Twenty Ways to Draw a Tulip, and A Collection a Day. Her latest book, Fortune Favors the Brave (Chronicle) will be released later this year. Congdon’s background as an educator continues to influence her artistic practice. She has made a name for herself as a guide and inspiration to those following their passion and pursuing a career in art.

    Admission is free and open to the public.

    For more information about the festival, please visit www.lineworknw.com

    Hellion Gallery
    19 NW 5th Ave, Suite #208, Portland OR 97209

    OR – Bandette: Stealers Keepers Signing

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    Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover appear at Powell’s Books on Thursday, April 30th at 7:30 pm to sign BANDETTE vol. 2!

    Bandette returns to steal readers’ hearts once again! The teenaged master burglar has thrown down the gauntlet with the Great Thieving Race, and friendly rival Monsieur has stepped in to take the challenge. Bandette, Volume 2: Stealers, Keepers! (Dark Horse) is the second charming collection of the award-winning digital series from author Paul Tobin and illustrator Colleen Coover.

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

    OR – SuperMutant Magic Academy Signing

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    Jillian Tamaki (Skim, This One Summer) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Friday, May 1st at 7:30 pm!

    SuperMutant Magic Academy paints a teenage world that is moody and ennui-filled but also wry and irreverent: the SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns. Wendy, Marsha, Cheddar, Frances, and the other students will be your guides through the D&D games, performance art, unrequited crushes, and spell class tests that are the staples of life at the Academy.

    BIO:
    Jillian Tamaki is a Canadian cartoonist and illustrator. She is the co-creator of the graphic novel Skim (with Mariko Tamaki), which was listed as one of the New York Times’ Best Illustrated Books of 2008 and was nominated for four Eisner Awards. Her second collaborative work with Mariko Tamaki, the graphic novel This One Summer, was a New York Times Bestseller and won the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award. Tamaki has won two Ignatz Awards for her work on SuperMutant Magic Academy. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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

    OR – FCBD: SuperMutant Magic Academy Signing

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    Join best-selling author Jillian Tamaki (Skim, This One Summer) at Floating World Comics on Saturday, May 2nd, at 2:00 pm, for Free Comic Book Day! Jillian will be signing copies of her new Drawn and Quarterly graphic novel, SuperMutant Magic Academy. We will also have lots of copies of her Free Comic Book Day special on hand.

    SuperMutant Magic Academy paints a teenage world that is moody and ennui-filled but also wry and irreverent: the SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns. Wendy, Marsha, Cheddar, Frances, and the other students will be your guides through the D&D games, performance art, unrequited crushes, and spell class tests that are the staples of life at the Academy.

    BIO:
    Jillian Tamaki is a Canadian cartoonist and illustrator. She is the co-creator of the graphic novel Skim (with Mariko Tamaki), which was listed as one of the New York Times’ Best Illustrated Books of 2008 and was nominated for four Eisner Awards. Her second collaborative work with Mariko Tamaki, the graphic novel This One Summer, was a New York Times Bestseller and won the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award. Tamaki has won two Ignatz Awards for her work on SuperMutant Magic Academy. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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

    OR – Rick and Morty #1 Signing

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    Press Release:

    Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Rick and Morty #1 Release Party on Friday, April 3, 2015 from 6pm – 9pm! This event is free to the public.

    Rick and Morty is one of our favorite shows on Adult Swim and to celebrate the release of Rick and Morty #1 Bridge City Comics is pleased to announce our special store exclusive cover for issue #1! This cover is ONLY available at Bridge City Comics and we’ll have cover artist Ryan Hill on hand to sign copies!

    We’ll have copies of the comic on sale as well as a selection of other variants covers from the series. But this is the ONLY place to get our special Bridge City Comics variant!

    Refreshments will be served free of charge. Sketches will be at the discretion of the artist.

    About Rick and Morty:
    Dan Harmon & Justin Roiland’s hilarious hit Adult Swim animated show RICK & MORTY now has its own comic book series from Oni Press! Join degenerate superscientist Rick Sanchez as he embarks on all-new insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty, his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veterinary surgeon daughter Beth, and his hapless son-in-law Jerry. In this issue: Part One of “The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street”!

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

    OR – The Complete Eightball Signing

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    Daniel Clowes appears at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, April 21st at 7:30 pm!

    Before he rose to fame as a filmmaker and the author of Ghost World and David Boring, Daniel Clowes made his name from 1989 to 1997 by producing 18 issues of the beloved comic book series Eightball, which is still widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential comic book titles of all time. Now, for the 25th anniversary, The Complete Eightball 1–18 (Fantagraphics) collects these long out-of-print issues in a slipcased, two-volume set.

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

    OR – Kirby Krackle Concert

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    Press Release:

    Kirby Krackle, Seattle’s hottest nerd rock band, will play at Portland Things From Another World on April 4th, 2015 with Portland’s own nerd-folk duo Going Viral opening for them. The cover is $7, and the show is from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with doors opening at 7:00 p.m.

    Kirby Krackle is headed by Kyle Stevens, who has been reading comics, writing and recording music since the age of 13. Known for their high-energy shows and songs referencing pop-culture icons, comic book characters, and video games, Kirby Krackle’s name has become synonymous with melding nerd themes with superior musicianship. The band is currently on tour to promote the release of their fifth full-length album Mutate, Baby! available on March 17th.

    Their opening act–Going Viral–features lead vocalist Chris Waffle on bass and Marty McD on guitar. The duo combines their love of sci-fi, video games, pop-culture goodness, and other fan pursuits with a unique brand of acoustic rock/folk.

    Come to the Portland TFAW store on April 4th at 7:00 p.m. and crank it all the way up to 11 with Kirby Krackle and Going Viral!

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    Things From Another World
    4390 SW Lloyd Ave, Beaverton, Oregon 97005
    (503) 643-4222

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