OR – Twin Peaks Art Show

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Pia Guerra, Dan Goldman, Jim Agpalza, Andreis Costa, and Matt Haley appear at Floating World Comics on Thursday April 3th from 6:00 – 10:00 pm!

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Press Release:

Join us Thursday, April 3 for an evening of art, pie and the best damn coffee around! We’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of the cult-classic TV series “Twin Peaks” with a group art show created and curated by ardent fans and professional illustrators!

“Twin Peaks” became one of the top-rated shows of 1990 and was a critical success both nationally and internationally. It captured a devoted cult fan base and became a part of popular culture that has been referenced in television shows, commercials, comic books, video games, films and song lyrics. Declining viewer ratings led to ABC’s insistence that the identity of Laura’s murderer be revealed midway through the second season. The series was followed by a 1992 feature film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, which serves as a prequel to the television series.

Artists featured in this show include “Y: The Last Man” artist Pia Guerra, noted collage artist Andreis Costa, “Red Light Properties” creator Dan Goldman, rock poster artist Justin Hampton, Eraserhead Press cover artist Jim Agpalza, DC Comics artist Matt Haley. Their original art will be for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Pixie Project, a local non-profit animal adoption center and rescue.

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

OR – The Joyners in 3D Signing

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David Marquez and Tara Rhymes sign at Floating World Comics on Wednesday April 9th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm!

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

Dark Horse Announces Exclusive Emerald City Comicon 2014 Variants

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Dark Horse Announces Exclusive Emerald City Comicon Variants!

MILWAUKIE, OR, MARCH 13—As the pop culture world gears up for Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon, Dark Horse announces not one, not two, not even three, but four variant covers for this year’s show!

The first few months of 2014 will see some of Dark Horse’s biggest launches of the year, and we have chosen to celebrate with Emerald City variants for Serenity #1, Buffy #1, Veil #1, and a very special variant of Witcher #1.

First up is Veil, the much-talked-about new, original series by Greg Rucka and Toni Fejzula. For this year’s show, Dark Horse has tapped J. H. Williams III to create the variant cover. Limited to 500 copies, Veil #1 is sure to go quickly, especially with writer Greg Rucka in attendance!

Next, we have the hotly anticipated Season 10 premiere of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with a variant cover by Season 9 cover artist Phil Noto, limited to 1,000 copies. Look for interior artist Rebekah Isaacs at this year’s show!

Another one for Joss Whedon fans: Dark Horse brings Jenny Frison on for a special cover of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1, featuring none other than the lovely Inara! A few lucky fans may even get actress Morena Baccarin herself to sign their copies!

Last, and certainly not least, legendary artist Stan Sakai has done a special cover of the upcoming tie-in series The Witcher, a canonical entry in the world of the Witcher video games, which have collectively won over 250 awards and sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide! All proceeds from the sale of this limited edition variant will benefit Stan and Sharon Sakai. Stan will be attending the show, in celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of his landmark series, Usagi Yojimbo!

Each variant-cover issue will cost five dollars and will be limited to ten copies per person, per day! A set quantity will be available at the show opening each day.

Hope to see you at this year’s Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, WA, on March 28–30!

About Emerald City Comicon
With a record-breaking attendance of over 64,000 attendees in 2013, Emerald City Comicon has established itself as one of North America’s largest and most respected conventions of its kind anywhere in the world and has become the premier comic event in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 2003, ECCC is highly regarded in both national and international circles as one of the most fan- and family-friendly shows in existence. More information about ECCC is available at: www.emeraldcitycomicon.com

About Dark Horse
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Geof Darrow, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, including The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Halo, Serenity, The Legend of Zelda, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

OR – The Portlandia Activity Book Signing

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Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein sign at Powell’s Books on Sunday, March 16th at noon!

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s The Portlandia Activity Book (McSweeney’s) is a compendium of guaranteed enrichment for the Pacific Northwestern part of your psyche — based on their satirical sketch comedy series. Like a cool high school that prefers a sweat lodge to the traditional classroom, this book will expand your mind through participation, dehydrate you to a state of emotional rawness, and linger in the corners of your bare soul.

Please note: this is a booksigning only.

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

OR – Big Nate Signing

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Author Event
Barnes & Noble at Bridgeport Village is pleased to welcome children’s author Lincoln Peirce for a discussion and book signing event featuring his new book, Big Nate in the Zone. Come join us to meet Lincoln Peirce! Please RSVP.

Special Instructions

Please RSVP to e-mail crm2371@bn.com or call 503.431.2088 with the following information: parent’s name, number of people attending, e-mail address and phone number. The ‘Big Nate’ series of books by Lincoln Peirce will be on sale at the event. Limit of one book brought from home.

Barnes & Noble
7227 SW Bridgeport Road, Tigard, OR 97224
503-431-7575

OR – Elfquest Signing

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Wendy Pini and Richard Pini, creators of the fantasy epic Elfquest, appear at the Portland TFAW March 26 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. for a signing and Q&A! Attendees can pick up issues #1 and #2 of Elfquest: The Final Quest from Dark Horse Comics and enjoy free food and beer (those 21+ with valid ID).

Debuting in 1978, Elfquest grew to become a cult hit series with millions of fans. Focusing on a community of elves who struggle to survive on a primitive Earth-like planet, this fantasy epic has captured the imaginations of comic book readers worldwide. Now, after a break of several years, the Pinis have returned with Elfquest: The Final Quest, the action-packed continuation fans have been waiting for!

Bring your questions: the Q&A will be from 7 to 8 p.m., with the signing after. Don’t miss the next thrilling chapter of Elfquest: meet the creators and hang out with your fellow fans March 26 at the Portland TFAW!

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Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

OR – Hellboy Day 2014

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Scott Allie, Dave Stewart, and Tyler Crook appear at Things From Another World on Saturday March 22nd from 7:00 till 10:00 p.m. to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of HELLBOY!

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Celebrate 20 years of comics’ favorite paranormal detective during Hellboy Day March 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Portland TFAW!

This can’t-miss event kicks off with a Q&A with Scott Allie, Hellboy editor for 20 years and writer of Abe Sapien; Dave Stewart, Eisner Award-winning Hellboy colorist; and Tyler Crook, Eisner Award-winning B.P.R.D. artist; a signing will follow.

Attendees will enjoy Hellboy Day exclusives from Dark Horse, raffle prizes–including items signed by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola–a photo op with “Hellboy” himself, portrayed by Kyle Yount, and free food and beer (21+ with valid ID).

Creator Mike Mignola debuted Hellboy, his wildly popular demon detective, just over 20 years ago through Dark Horse Comics. Mignola’s unique blend of Lovecraftian influences, action-adventure, and humor–as well as his striking, unique art style–quickly made the series a success. Since then, the universe has expanded into additional titles like B.P.R.D., Abe Sapien, and more.

Mark your calendars and come make a toast to Hellboy March 22!

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Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

OR – Will Eisner Week 2014

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Dark Horse Comics Executive Editor Diana Schutz appears at the Art Institute of Portland on Wednesday March 5th at 7:00 pm gives an in-depth presentation on the innovative and prolific 70-year career of the founding father of sequential art, Will Eisner. As Eisner’s editor for several years until his 2005 death, Schutz brings a uniquely personal insight into his work.

Art Institute of Portland
1122 NW Davis Street, Portland, OR 97209

OR – Sock Monkey Signing

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Tony Millionaire is everywhere! Coming this March, the man himself will be appearing at Floating World Comics to sign the brand-monkey-spanking new Sock Monkey Treasury: A “Tony Millionaire’s Sock Monkey” Collection on Sunday March 9th from 6-8pm.

For the first time, all twelve of multiple Eisner Award-winner Tony Millionaire’s acclaimed Sock Monkey all-ages comic books (1998-2007) are collected under one cover, as well as the full-color graphic novella “Uncle Gabby” full-color illustrated storybook, “The Glass Doorknob”, and the only full-length Sock Monkey graphic novel “The Inches Incident.” 336 pages are lovingly bound and ready to be devoured by a new generation of readers.

Bring your young reader to Floating World Comic on Sunday, March 9th to get the new book inscribed just for them!

Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 9720

OR – Will Eisner Week 2014

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Matt Wagner appears at Floating World Comics on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm!

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Continuing the celebration of the annual Will Eisner Week, comic book Legend, MATT (MAGE/GRENDEL) Wagner, will be reading a tale excerpted from Will Eisner’s acclaimed INVISIBLE PEOPLE graphic novel. The event will be presented with accompanying slides of the story. Wagner will then talk about Eisner’s work and its impact on the industry and Matt’s own career. Matt will also be doing a live B&W drawing inspired by Mr. Eisner’s work, which will be given to one lucky attendee, randomly chosen from among the first 50 people attending the event.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 9720

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