OR – My Boyfriend is a Bear Art Exhibition

Press Release:

Oni Press creator and artist Cat Farris are teaming up with Sequential Art Gallery + Studio to celebrate the release of the original graphic novel, My Boyfriend is a Bear, beginning with an artist reception, Thursday April 5th, from 6pm-10pm, with the exhibition lasting throughout the month. The showing will include Farris’s original process watercolor art used in the graphic novel, limited edition prints of the cover, and more! Limited copies of My Boyfriend is a Bear will also be available for purchase.

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?

Cat Farris is the creator of the webcomic The Last Diplomat and the minicomic series Flaccid Badger, has worked for companies such as Amazon and Rovio Entertainment, and illustrated Dark Horse Comics’ Emily and the Strangers. Pamela Ribon is a best-selling novelist, and has written comics such as Rick and Morty™ for Oni Press and her original series Slam! for Boom! Studios. After over a decade working in television, she became a member of Disney Animation’s StoryTrust, where she has co-written Moana and the upcoming Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.

“When I created the art for Bear’s hibernation sequence, I wanted to do it in a way that clearly set his time apart from Nora’s,” said artist Cat Farris. “Using actual watercolor seemed like a natural choice to me to create soft, almost dream-like images. Thanks to the Sequential Art Gallery, folks have a chance to see these pieces in all their original glory!”

“We have been watching Cat for years, seeing her hone both her art style and professionalism,” said Sequential Gallery curator, Kaebel JK Hashitani. “She started talking about My Boyfriend is a Bear last summer, sharing samples of the watercolor work for the book—that’s when we knew it was time to showcase her artwork!”

Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is open for viewing Mondays 2pm-7pm, and by appointment. The exhibit will close Monday April 30th.

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway, Apt 113, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 916-9293

OR – Spider-Gwen/The 27 Run Signing

Excalibur Comics welcomes Robbi Rodriguez and Justin Zimmerman on Wednesday, March 21st at 5:00 PM for three major March releases. Robbi’s SPIDER-GWEN #30 and Justin’s THE 27 RUN oversized hardcover & the anniversary printing of THE KILLING JAR will be on hand! And don’t forget to bring Rodriguez / Zimmerman collabs LOVE IS LOVE and BROKEN FRONTIER to get signed to boot!

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Excalibur Comics
2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3969
(503) 231-7351

OR – Jay & Silent Bob Get Old LIVE

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes appear at the Elsinore Theatre on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM!

The hilarious duo of Jay & Silent Bob are finally back together. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and accumulated fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Clerks 2. And now you can see them live in your hometown recording their comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.

Ranked #1 on iTunes Comedy podcasts, this is a sometimes touching, and always hilarious look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze. These limited engagements will be recorded as the stories evolve live in front of the audience, and released for free on www.smodcast.com.

This is what fans everywhere have been waiting for – an opportunity to see their heroes on stage doing what they love, telling stories. Get your tickets now before it’s too late! Jay & Silent Bob are dying, watch it as it happens!

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Elsinore Theatre
170 High St SE, Salem, OR 97301
(503) 375-3574

Rose City Comic Con 2018 Tickets Go On Sale March 15th

Press Release:

With guests Felicia Day (The GuildSupernaturalDr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), John Barrowman (ArrowTorchwoodDoctor WhoLegends of Tomorrow), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), and Jody Houser (Mother Panic) already announced, you know 2018’s Rose City Comic Con is going to be amazing. Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 15th to get your passes as soon as they’re available. We’ll be announcing more special guests after tickets are on sale, so be sure to check our social media channels in the coming weeks.

For further details, please visit the Rose City Comic Con website: www.rosecitycomiccon.com

OR – Herding Cats Signing

Cartoonist Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles) appears at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, March 27th at 7:30 PM to sign her latest collection HERDING CATS!

From a young Brooklyn-based cartoonist/illustrator comes a comic strip about finding laughter in an introvert’s world that is quirky, odd, and sometimes embarrassing. Sarah Andersen valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations. Her new book, Herding Cats: A Sarah’s Scribbles Collection (Andrews McMeel), is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing.

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

OR – Full Bleed Launch Party

Mark Russell, Erin Nations, Shawna Gore, Dirk Wood, and many more appear at Floating World Comics on Saturday March 10, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM to sign the first issue of FULL BLEED!

FULL BLEED is a brand-new quarterly, hand-crafted PRINT-ONLY 200-page hardcover “magazine,” curated and edited by IDW Publishing’s Dirk Wood and Ted Adams. By merging the best in comics, fiction, non-fiction, deep dive interviews, opinion, history, think-pieces and more, FULL BLEED will be a reading experience like no other, and a beautiful artisan addition to any bookshelf. Looking through an international lens, but filtered through the unique perspective of the IDW:PDX satellite office in Portland Oregon, FULL BLEED will tackle all aspects of the creative culture, and beyond — comics, music, film, tv, fine art, photography, design, politics and more. FULL BLEED seeks total diversity: diversity in content, diversity in creator and contributor, diversity in genre. Every page turned will reveal a surprise.

FULL BLEED is the premiere publication from IDW’s new imprint, WOODWORKS. After launch, IDW & WOODWORKS will be creating a campaign to help Traveling Stories, a charity dedicated to children’s literacy and “outsmarting poverty one book at a time,” and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, to help with their continued work for literacy and libraries. WOODWORKS intends to make smart books, for smart people…and do what they can to help make more smart people.

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

OR – Prism Stalker Release Party & Signing

Sloane Leong, creator of PRISM STALKER, a new psychedelic sci-fi ongoing comic series, appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM for a release party & signing!

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

Hillsboro Library Comics Fest 2018

February 13, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Oregon

Press Release:

Join the Hillsboro Public Library for two afternoons of graphic novel and comic presentations and events. Dark Horse Comics’ Chris Roberson (Hellboy, Serenity, iZombie) and Patric Reynolds (Hellboy, Aliens) will be keynote speakers. Costumes are welcome! Check out the two-day schedule below.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24TH

10:00 – 11:45 AM
Come mingle and get your merch signed!

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Collaboratory – Create your own superhero power bands

12:00 PM
Event Room – Creating Comics for Children
Community Room – Cosplay: What is it, and how can I get involved?

1:00 PM
Event Room – Latinx Voices in Comics with Terry Blas
Community Room – Crowdfunding and Marketing Your Comic with Justin Reuff

2:00 – 3:30 PM
Event Room – Chris Roberson, Keynote

3:30 PM
Event Room – Creating Comics for Teens with John Dover, Justin Reuff

4:30 PM
Event Room – Superheroes: Creating a Hero’s World with John Dover
Community Room – Artist Renderings: From Concept to Published Pages with Patric Reynolds

5:30 PM
Show off your costumes, play board games, and meet like-minded comic aficionados!

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25TH

10:00 – 11:45 AM
Come mingle and get your merch signed!

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Community Room – Comics and Higher Education

12:00 PM
Event Room – Evolution: Creating a New Series with Joe Keatinge, Joshua Williamson, Chris Sebela, and James Asmus (Image Comics)
Community Room – Villians: Creating a Nemesis for Your Hero! with Patric Reynolds, Jon Dover

1:00 – 2:30 PM
Event Room – Patric Reynolds, Keynote

2:30 PM
Event Room – Working for the Big Publishers: What It’s Like to Work with DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse with Patric Reynolds, Alin Silverman
Collaboratory – Cosplay and the Collaboratory

3:30 PM
Event Room – Do You See Yourself in Comics?
Community Room – Comics and the Power of Intellectual Freedom with Charles Brownstein, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

4:30 PM
Event Room – Digital Comics: How to Create Online Comics with Kel McDonald
Community Room – Building a Comic Book from the Ground Up with Jon Dover, Dan Schaefer

5:30 PM
Show off your costumes, play board games, and meet like-minded comic aficionados!

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Hillsboro Public Library
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 615-6500

OR – Mappin the Floor Signing

Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood, creator of Baggywrinkles and Mappin’ the Floor, appears at the Oregon Convention Center on Thursday, February 15th at 6:00 PM as part of the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting.

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Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

OR – Multiple Warheads: Ghost Throne Launch Party

Press Release:

Acclaimed cartoonist Brandon Graham (Island, Prophet, King City) will release MULTIPLE WARHEADS: GHOST THRONE, a one-shot to complete the series, this February from Image Comics. We welcome him to Floating World on Thursday, March 1st, from 6-9pm for a book signing and art exhibit to celebrate this landmark comic.

MULTIPLE WARHEADS: GHOST THRONE is the culmination of the MULTIPLE WARHEADS chapters serialized in ISLAND, in which our heroes finally make good on their wizard heist plans.

“I started drawing these characters and the world they live in 2001, letting the story go wherever felt like the most fun,” said Graham. “It’s been interesting to try to pull the threads of it into an ending, getting this meandering vacation of a comic to a fantasy heist culmination—while still letting myself get sidetracked by fun new ideas that I stumble into along the way.”

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

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