OR – The Social Discipline Reader Signing

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Ian Sundahl appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM to celebrate the release of THE SOCIAL DISCIPLINE READER.

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

OR – Under Strange Suns Signing

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Press Release:

Things From Another World is excited to host local writer Ken Lizzi for a signing of his new sci-fi novel, Under Strange Suns, on Wednesday December 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Portland TFAW!

In the future, a terrorist attack has left the Earth in a state of constant war, and mankind is emigrating to the stars. When the inventor of the faster-than-light drive goes missing, his niece enlists a battle-hardened soldier to find him. Special Forces soldier Aidan Carson is tired of fighting, but the offer to join the search gives him a chance at a fresh start. Carson soon learns there is nothing new Under Strange Suns.

Ken Lizzi is the author of the Portland-set sci-fi novel, Reunion, as well as an assortment of published short stories. He lives in Portland with his wife, Isa, and daughter. When not traveling, he enjoys reading, homebrewing, and working on his latest novel.

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

OR – Curveball Signing

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Jeremy Sorese, writer of Steven Universe, appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of NOBROW’s newest graphic novel, CURVEBALL.

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

OR – The Comic Book Story of Beer Signing

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Authors Jonathan Hennessey and Mike Smith along with illustrator Aaron McConnell appear at Powell’s City of Books on Friday, December 4th at 7:30 PM! The Comic Book Story of Beer, the first-ever non-fiction graphic novel focused on this most favored beverage.

About the Authors
JONATHAN HENNESSEY is a veteran of the Hollywood film and television industry. He has worked as a story and screenplay analyst for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Phoenix Pictures, and has appeared on panels at New York Comic-Con and on The Rachel Maddow Show and The John Batchelor Show. MIKE SMITH has worked in breweries large and small for the last two decades. He is currently head brewer at Back East Brewing Company.

AARON MCCONNELL is an award-winning freelance illustrator, comics creator, and the artist of The U.S. Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation; Forward, 54th!; and The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation of the Civil War. He received an MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently a member of Periscope Studio. He has worked for both Marvel and DC Comics on such titles as Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane and Batman/Superman.

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

OR – Chainmail Bikini Signing

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Join Hazel Newlevant, Kinoko Evans, Sera Stanton, Elizabeth Simins, and MK Reed at Floating World Comics for a release party and group art exhibit on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:00 PM.

Chainmail Bikini is an anthology of comics by and about female gamers! 40 cartoonists have contributed comics about the games they’re passionate about—from video games to tabletop role-playing to collectible card games. The comics in Chainmail Bikini explore the real-life impact of entering a fantasy world, how games can connect us with each other and teach us about ourselves.

Chainmail Bikini is edited by Hazel Newlevant (If This Be Sin), and features a cover illustration by Hellen Jo and comics by established talents and rising stars including Annie Mok, Jane Mai, Molly Ostertag, MK Reed, and Sophie Yanow.

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

OR – Self-Obsessed Signing

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Cartoonist Sina Grace appears at Floating World Comics on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM to sign SELF-OBSESSED!

Sina Grace is the author and illustrator of the autobiographical Self-Obsessed, and Not My Bag, which recounts a story of retail hell. He acts as the artist for Shaun Steven Struble’s cult hit, The Li’l Depressed Boy, and handles art chores along with co-writing the Image Comics hit series, Burn the Orphanage. Join Sina on November 20th for a book signing and release party for his new Self-Obsessed graphic novel.

Cartoonist Sina Grace returns to his slice-of-life roots with the most personal and intimate work he’s done since 2012’s Not My Bag. Taking over a decade’s worth of rarely-seen strips, essays, and new material, readers will get an uncompromising look at the journey Grace has taken to living his dream, loving himself, and trying to grow up. Introduction by Jeff Lemire! The book includes exclusive conversations with Ryan O’Connell and Colleen Green. Over 80 pages of new and never-before-released stories.

Grace has also done illustrations for all-ages readers, including Among the Ghosts, written by Amber Benson, and Penny Dora & the Wishing Box, written by Michael Stock. His previous works include the slice-of-life Books with Pictures, and the neo-noir urban fantasy, Cedric Hollows in Dial M for Magic. For a time, he acted as Editorial Director for Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint at Image Comics. To date, he’s worked for Marvel Comics, IDW, Boom, Dynamite, Valiant and more. His essays have appeared on several websites, most notably Thought Catalog.

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

OR – Grumpy Cat Signing

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Writer Ben Fisher and artist Michelle Nguyen appear at Cosmic Monkey Comics on Saturday November 14, 2015 from Noon till 3:00 PM to sign copies of Grumpy Cat #1 and #2.

Proceeds from the signing will benefit the local House of Dreams cat shelter.

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

OR – Rules for a Knight Signing

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Actor/author Ethan Hawke appears at Powell’s City of Books on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign RULES FOR A KNIGHT!

Drawing on the ancient teachings of Eastern and Western philosophy and religion, on literature and poetry, and on the great spiritual and political writings of our time, four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke’s Rules for a Knight (Knopf) is a parable with the appeal of Arthurian legend, the economy of Aesop, and the vitality, intelligence, and risk-taking that could only emanate from Hawke.

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

OR – Oh Joy Sex Toy Release Party

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Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan appear at GladRags on Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the grand debut of OH JOY, SEX TOY vol. 2 AND help raise money for reproductive health at the same time. A third of all book sales at this party will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

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GladRags
215 SE Morrison St, #2000E, Portland, OR 97214
(800) 799-4523

OR – Image Creators Signing

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Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kurt Busiek, Joe Keatinge, and Leila del Duca appear at Powell’s City of Books on Saturday, November 21st at 4:00 PM!

Press Release:

Four comic book writers and artists from Image Comics join us for a special afternoon panel discussion: writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, author of Bitch Planet; writer Joe Keatinge, author of Tech Jacket, Shutter, and the upcoming Ringside; Leila del Duca, Shutter artist; and writer Kurt Busiek, author of Autumnlands.

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

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