OR – Invincible Iron Man #1 Signing

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Press Release:

Things From Another World is thrilled to announce a signing with David Marquez, the artist behind Marvel’s all-new all-different Invincible Iron Man. Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW on Wednesday, October 7th from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. to purchase the debut issue of this exciting new series and get them signed by David Marquez, while enjoying free beer (for those 21 or older with valid ID) and food!

Brian Michael Bendis and David Marquez previously collaborated on Ultimate Comics Spider-Man. Now, they are teaming up for Invincible Iron Man, which finds Tony Stark at a crossroads following the universe-changing events of Secret Wars. This new ongoing series will feature new armor, new villains, and a new love interest. Plus, we get to find out who Tony’s birth parents are!

Copies of Invincible Iron Man #1 and other titles featuring the art of David Marquez will be available for purchase at the event. Sketch variants will also be available for purchase.

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

OR – Bitch Planet Release Party

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Press Release:

Kelly Sue DeConnick is coming to Floating World on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of BITCH PLANET Vol. 1: EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE!

Eisner Award-nominated writer KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) team up to bring you the premiere volume of BITCH PLANET, a deliciously vicious riff on women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation. In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman’s failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker? Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds. This volume collects issues 1-5.

Kelly Sue DeConnick began her comics career writing the English adaptations of Japanese manga for Tokyopop and VIZ. After 7 years and more than 10,000 pages on books like Slam Dunk, Blue Spring and Sexy Voice And Robo, she transitioned to American comics with 30 Days of Night: Eben And Stella at IDW and Osborn: Evil Incarcerated at Marvel. Today, DeConnick is well-known in the mainstream market as the force behind Carol Danvers’ reinvention as Captain Marvel (the book that gave rise to the Carol Corps) and as the first female writer of an ongoing Avengers title in Avengers Assemble.

In 2013, DeConnick debuted on the independent scene in a big way with PRETTY DEADLY, a brutal mythological Western co-created with Spanish artist Emma Ríos. Hot on the heels of that critical and commercial success, DeConnick and co-creator Valentine De Landro masterminded the sci-fi kidney-punch called BITCH PLANET. This ongoing series has been met with rave reviews since its debut in December 2014.

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

OR – Space Dumplins Signing

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Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Saturday, September 12th at 2:00 PM to sign his new graphic novel SPACE DUMPLINS!

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

OR – Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge Signing

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Ian Doescher appears at Powell’s City of Books on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book William Shakespeare’s Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge!

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

OR – Mockingbird #1 Signing

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Chelsea Cain appears at Comics Adventure on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM. She is the writer of the new SHIELD: Mockingbird Special One-Shot with artist Joelle Jones as well as her latest novel One Kick and numerous other thriller novels which take place in Portland featuring Archie Sheridan and Gretchen Lowell.

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Comics Adventure
455 Portland Avenue, Gladstone, OR 97027
(503) 305-7946

OR – Little Robot Signing

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Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Spacegirl,  appears at Cosmic Monkey Comics to present his new book Little Robot. Ben will also be doing a live drawing event along with signing copies of his books. The event will all take place Thursday September 24th from 5:00-7:00pm.

About the book:
When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it’s all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day!

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Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213
(503) 517-9050

OR – Space Dumplins/Sunny Side Up Signing

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Press Release:

Craig Thompson and Matthew Holm appear at Bridge City Comics for a Space Dumplins and Sunny Side Up release party on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm! This event is free to the public.

Bridge City Comics will have copies of both Space Dumplins and Sunny Side Up (both hard cover and soft coverversions) available for purchase at this event! Thompson and Holm will be in attendance to sign your copies! Sketches will be at the discretion of the artists.

About Space Dumplins:
Highly acclaimed graphic novelist Craig Thompson’s debut book for young readers about a plucky heroine on a mission to save her dad. For Violet Marlocke, family is the most important thing in the whole galaxy. So when her father goes missing while on a hazardous job, she can’t just sit around and do nothing. To get him back, Violet throws caution to the stars and sets out with a group of misfit friends on a quest to find him. But space is vast and dangerous, and she soon discovers that her dad is in big, big trouble. With her father’s life on the line, nothing is going to stop Violet from trying to rescue him and keep her family together. Space Dumplins weaves themes of family, friendship, and loyalty into a grand space adventure filled with quirky aliens, awesome spaceships, and sharp commentary on our environmentally challenged world.

About Sunny Side Up:
From the groundbreaking and award-winning sister-brother team behind Babymouse comes a middle-grade, semi-autobiographical graphic novel. Jennifer L. Holm is the New York Times bestselling and three-time Newbery Honor-winning author of multiple novels for young readers. Matthew Holm was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has been drawing comics since he was in middle school. This sister-brother team created the graphic novel series Babymouse and Squish.

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

OR – Power Cubed #1 Signing

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Press Release: 

Things From Another World is pleased to announce a signing with Aaron Lopresti, the talented artist behind such titles as DC’s Wonder Woman and Justice League International and Marvel’s Captain Marvel and Planet Hulk. Stop by the Portland TFAW on Wednesday, September 23rd from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the release of Aaron Lopresti’s new creator-owned series that’s been years in the making!

Power Cubed, a four-issue miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics, is a comical coming-of-age tale set in a fantastic sci-fi universe. For his eighteenth birthday, Kenny Logan gets a piece of alien technology that lets him create literally anything he can wish for. Now, Kenny must use this unique matter-reinterpreting device on a weird and wonderful adventure to save his abducted father.

Copies of Power Cubed #1 and other titles by Aaron Lopresti will be available for purchase at the event.

Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW store on September 23rd from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. to meet this accomplished artist and get your very own sketch!

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

OR – Mulan: Revelations Signing

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Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Marc Andreyko, the writer behind the Mulan: Revelations miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics. Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW store on Wednesday, September 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet this talented writer in person.

Marc Andreyko is best known for writing DC’s Batwoman and Manhunter. Now he is teaming up with artist Micah Kaneshiro (Blackout, Broken Pieces) and newcomer creator Robert Alter to bring a new twist to a beloved legend.

Centuries after her ancestor and namesake fought for China, a new Mulan has been chosen by the ancient Chinese Immortals to fight in a final battle for the world. Mulan: Revelations blends together Chinese martial arts and futuristic cyberpunk styles to tell an exciting story of a warrior awakened to stop a deadly new virus threatening humanity.

The latest issues of Mulan: Revelations will be available for purchase at the event. Stop by the Portland TFAW on September 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet Marc and learn more about the series!

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

OR – Faeries’ Tales Signing

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Brian and Wendy Froud appear at Powell’s City of Books on Wednesday, August 26th at 7:30 PM!

Following in the footsteps of Trolls, Brian and Wendy Froud lead readers deep into the world of faeries. Humans throughout history have always had special relationships and bonds with faeries, whether loving and helpful or at times destructive. Brian Froud’s Faeries’ Tales explores the complex relationship and liminal state between the human and faery world where interaction occurs.

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

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