OR – Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths Signing

Author/illustrator Graham Annable appears at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths.

Peter and Ernesto are sloths and friends, but they are nothing alike. Laika Studios superstar artist, writer, and director Graham Annable brings all his significant powers to bear on this timeless friendship story for the youngest graphic novel readers.

Barnes & Noble – Clackamas Town Ctr Mall
12000 SE 82nd Avenue Portland, OR 97086
503-786-3464

OR – Binoculars Signing + Art Show

Tetsunori Tawaraya appears at Floating World Comics for the BINOCULARS release party and art exhibit on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Tetsunori Tawaraya’s Binoculars is a magnificent collection of creatures from another dimension, which display the jewel-like rendering of Tawaraya’s stipple technique.

The visions, and color mixture vary widely from his previous book Telescope, also published by Colour Code. Tawaraya has been lucky enough to watch an enigmatic outland through his mind’s binoculars. Let’s set off on an expedition and observe them all for vivid side effects.

Floating World is the last stop on Tetsunori’s west coast tour, with an art exhibit to celebrate the release of this awesome new book.

TETSUNORI TAWARAYA is originally from Miyagi, resides in Tokyo. In the late 90s he started drawing portraits of people and musicians in San Diego, CA. In 2002 he formed Tokyo based noise rock duo 2up (pronounced up up). Released on SAF Records, Ache Records, and Toad Records in later years. His works were subsequently publishing on Hollow Press (Italy), Le Dernier Cri (France), and Colour Code (Canada). Collaboration with Braindead (Los Angeles) and Volcom (Costa Mesa). His work continues to be highly influential.

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

OR – Your Art Will Save Your Life/Fetch Signing

Author Beth Pickens (Your Art Will Save Your Life) and cartoonist Nicole J. Georges (Fetch, Calling Dr. Laura) appear at Floating World Comics on Friday April 27th at 6:00 PM. Georges and Pickens will read from their books followed by a conversation about issues facing artists and writers in our current political climate, ending with an audience Q&A.

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

OR – Carnet de Voyage Release Party

Craig Thompson appears at Floating World Comics on Saturday, April 28th at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of a new expanded edition of Carnet de Voyage, a unique insight into an acclaimed cartoonist’s travels through Europe and Morocco.

Riding the international success of Blankets, Craig Thompson sets out on a tour across Europe and Morocco, promoting the various European editions of his book and beginning research for his next graphic novel, Habibi. Carnet de Voyage is a gorgeous sketchbook diary of his travels as he finds intellectual and spiritual stimulation during the day-to-day work of being an author. From wandering around Paris and Barcelona between events, to navigating markets in Fez and fleeing tourist traps in Marrakesh, we see glimpses of each place, rendered in Thompson’s exquisite ink line.

While desert landscapes and crowded street scenes flow across the pages, the sketchbook is packed first and foremost with people—travelers passing through, the friends and lovers he meets along the way, distant figures of old friends and other cartoonists who freely weave in and out of his subconscious. This expanded edition also includes a new epilogue drawn from his most recent European book tour, including several familiar faces and Thompson’s reflections on keeping a sketchbook. Carnet de Voyage is a casual yet intimate portrait of a celebrated cartoonist at a moment between works—surprisingly open and candid in his observations and revelations.

Craig Thompson is a cartoonist and the author of the award-winning books Blankets; Good-bye, Chunky Rice; and Habibi. He was born in Michigan in 1975, and grew up in a rural farming community in central Wisconsin. His graphic novel Blankets won numerous industry awards and has been published in nearly twenty languages. Thompson lives in Portland, OR.

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

OR – First Second Signing

Graham Annable, Mike Lawrence, Robin Robinson, and Charise Mericle Harper appear at Powell’s Books on Saturday, April 28th at 2:00 PM for a panel discussion moderated by Jonathan Liu, Senior Editor at GeekDad.

Four children’s graphic novelists and illustrators join us to present their new books: Graham Annable with Peter and Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths (First Second), Mike Lawrence with Star Scouts: The League of Lasers (First Second), Robin Robinson with The City on the Other Side (First Second), and Charise Mericle Harper with Crafty Cat and the Great Butterfly Battle (First Second).

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

OR – Be Prepared Signing

Author and illustrator Vera Brosgol appears at Green Bean Books on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:00 PM for a special after-hours release party for her new graphic novel, Be Prepared.

All Vera wants to do is fit in—but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. At Russian summer camp, Vera is sure she’s found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the “cool girl” drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

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

OR – Dead Weight Release Party

Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is excited to announce our release party for Dead Weight on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 starting at 6pm, with Portland locals writers Terry Blas and Molly Muldoon and artist Matthew Seely! This event is free to the public.

Bridge City Comics will have copies of the Dead Weight trade paperback collection ($19.99) available for purchase at this event! Blas, Muldoon and Seely will be in attendance to sign your copies! Refreshments will be served free of charge. Sketches are at the discretion of the artist.

About Dead Weight:
Deep in the Oregon wilderness sits Camp Bloom, a weight-loss camp where “overweight” teens can “get in shape.” Jesse would rather be anywhere else, but her parents are forcing her to go. Noah isn’t sure if he wants to be there, but it’s too late to turn back. Tony is heartbroken at the thought of giving up his phone and internet. And Kate… well, she likes the hikes, at least. As far as these four teens are concerned, it’s just another boring summer. Until one night, when Jesse and Noah witness a beloved counselor’s murder. The body’s gone by the next morning, but a blurry photo leads to one clue-the murderer is one of the camp’s staff members! But which one? As Jesse, Noah, Kate, and Tony investigate, they quickly discover that everyone’s got their secrets… and one of them would kill to keep theirs hidden.

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

OR – Peter & Ernesto Launch Party

Author/illustrator Graham Annable appears at Green Bean Books on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM to celebrate the release of Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths.

Peter and Ernesto are sloths and friends, but they are nothing alike. Laika Studios superstar artist, writer, and director Graham Annable brings all his significant powers to bear on this timeless friendship story for the youngest graphic novel readers.

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

OR – My Boyfriend is a Bear Release Party

Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is excited to announce our release party for My Boyfriend is a Bear on Wednesday, April 18, 2016 starting at 6pm, with Portland local artist Cat Farris! This event is free to the public.

Bridge City Comics will have copies of My Boyfriend is a Bear trade paperback collection ($19.99) available for purchase at this event! Cat Farris will be in attendance to sign your copies! Refreshments will be served free of charge. Sketches are at the discretion of the artist.

About My Boyfriend is a Bear:
Nora has bad luck with men. When she meets an (actual) bear on a hike in the Los Angeles hills, he turns out to be the best romantic partner she’s ever had! He’s considerate, he’s sweet, he takes care of her. But he’s a bear, and winning over her friends and family is difficult. Not to mention he has to hibernate all winter. Can true love conquer all?

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

OR – Flayed Corpse and Other Stories Launch Party

Josh Simmons appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, April 5th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM to launch Flayed Corpse and Other Stories, his newest collection of harrowing and genre-bending short horror stories. Flayed Corpse also collects several collaborations between Simmons and other cartoonists including Shanna Matuszak, Anders Nilsen, Patrick Keck, and Ross Jackson, all of whom will be in attendance. The evening will also open an exhibition of art from the book!

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

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