OR – Thrawn Signing

Author Timothy Zahn appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:00 PM.

General Admiral Thrawn has long ago won his place in the Star Wars history as one of the most ruthless and cunning warriors in the Galactic Empire, but where did his story begin? Find your answers in best-selling author Timothy Zahn’s latest book, Star Wars: Thrawn. After being rescued from exile by Imperial soldiers, Thrawn’s deadly ingenuity and keen tactical abilities swiftly capture the attention of Emperor Palpatine. On missions to rout smugglers, snare spies, and defeat pirates he triumphs time and time again—quickly ascending through the ranks. But while he may dominate in the battlefield, he still has much to learn about politics. All his lessons will be put to the ultimate test when he finally becomes admiral and an insurgent uprising threatens not only innocent lives and the Empire’s grip on the galaxy, but also his ambitions for the future. Discover the origins of one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe with insight from the writer who first introduced him!

Timothy Zahn is the author of more than forty novels, nearly ninety short stories and novellas, and four short-fiction collections. In 1984, he won the Hugo Award for best novella. Zahn is best known for his Star Wars novels (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, Specter of the Past, Vision of the FutureSurvivor’s Quest, Outbound Flight, Allegiance, Choices of One, and Scoundrels), with more than four million copies of his books in print. Other books include the Cobra series, the Quadrail series, and the young adult Dragonback series. Zahn has a B.S. in physics from Michigan State University and an M.S. from the University of Illinois. He lives with his family on the Oregon coast.

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Barnes & Noble
1163 Valley River Drive, Eugene, OR 97401
541-687-0356

OR – The Stone Heart Signing

Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl, Friends with Boys) appears on Thursday, April 6th at 4:00 PM in conversation with Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl) to celebrate the publication of The Stone Heart, the second installment in the Nameless City trilogy from First Second Books.

A Children’s Place Bookstore
1423 NE Fremont Street, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 284-8294

OR – Star Scouts/Genius Factor Signing

Mike Lawrence will share his new, action-packed, middle grade graphic novel, Star Scouts and Paul Tobin will share his new, exciting illustrated middle reader, The Genius Factor: How to Outsmart a Billion Robot Bees at Green Bean Books on Sunday, March 26th, 11

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

OR – Pearls Hogs the Road Tour

Cartoonist Stephan Pastis, creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, appears at Powell’s City of Books on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM to celebrate the release of the newest Pearls treasury. Pastis promises to disclose all his vices, overshare, and tell you all you want to know about Pearls Before Swine. Sit back in astonishment and horror and enjoy some of the most popular (and least popular) Pearls strips from the past few years. And as if that’s not enough of a draw (oh, look, a pun!), Pastis will also be signing copies of his newest treasury, Pearls Hogs the Road.

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

OR – What Parsifal Saw Signing

Ron Regé Jr. appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM for the What Parsifal Saw book signing and art exhibit.

What Parsifal Saw collects work produced by artist Ron Regé, Jr. following the release of 2012’s acclaimed opus, The Cartoon Utopia (which is being re-released in paperback this season). Regé’s interest in esoteric ideas and spirituality has permeated into all aspects of his work, as highlighted by “Cosmogenesis,” his adaptation of selections from the writings of 19th century occultist Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. “Cosmogenesis” concerns the magical, alchemical, ancient, and mysterious ideas that strongly influenced The Cartoon Utopia as well. Regé’s work continues to a cosmic consciousness, psychedelia, outsider rawness, and pure cartoonish joy.

Ron Regé, Jr. is a cartoonist and musician from Plymouth, Massachusetts. He currently plays drums in the Los Angeles-based band Lavender Diamond. Regé began publishing his own minicomics while attending Massachusetts College of Art in 1988. He has since been published by Highwater Books, Fantagraphics, Buenaventura Press, McSweeney’s, and Drawn & Quarterly.

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

OR – Thrawn Signing

Timothy Zahn, bestselling author of several Star Wars titles and comics including Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, Mara Jade: By the Emperor’s Hand, appears at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM to sign his latest THRAWN.

One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe. In Timothy Zahn’s definitive novel, Thrawn (Del Rey), readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power – uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

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

OR – Astro City #42 Signing

Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is excited to announce our release party for Astro City #42 on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 starting at 6:00 PM, with Portland locals Matthew Clark (artist) and Kurt Busiek (writer)! This event is free to the public.

Bridge City Comics will have copies of Astro City #42 available for purchase at this event, as well as other books from both Kurt and Matthew! Busiek and Clark will be in attendance to sign your copies! Refreshments will be served free of charge.

Kurt Busiek’s Astro City is an American superhero anthology comic book series centered on a fictional American city of that name. Created and written by Kurt Busiek, the series is mostly illustrated by Brent Anderson, with character designs and painted covers by Alex Ross. The first series debuted in August 1995, published by Image Comics, and eventually moved to Homage Comics, part of the Wildstorm Signature Series. Issue #42 is illustrated by friend of the shop and all around great guy, Matthew Clark.

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

OR – Big Mushy Happy Lump Signing

Cartoonist Sarah Andersen, creator of the webcomic Sarah’s Scribbles, appears at Powell’s City of Books on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM to sign her latest collection Big Mushy Happy Lump!

Sarah Andersen’s hugely popular, world-famous Sarah’s Scribbles comics are for those of us who boast bookstore-ready bodies and Netflix-ready hair, who are always down for all-night reading-in-bed parties and extremely exclusive after-hour one-person music festivals.

In addition to the most recent Sarah’s Scribbles fan favorites and dozens of all-new comics, this volume contains illustrated personal essays on Sarah’s real-life experiences with anxiety, career, relationships and other adulthood challenges that will remind readers of Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half and Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. The same uniquely frank, real, yet humorous and uplifting tone that makes Sarah’s Scribbles so relatable blooms beautifully in this new longer form.

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

OR – Nightlights Signing

Colombian artist Lorena Alvarez appears at Floating World Comics on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM for her new all ages book, Nightlights.

Every night, tiny stars appear out of the darkness in a little girl’s bedroom. Sandy catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning brings them back to life in the whimsical drawings that cover her room. One day, a mysterious pale girl called Morfie appears at school and is fascinated by Sandy’s drawings in a way that no one else has been before. But there is a price to pay for this new friendship

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

OR – The Once and Future Queen Launch Party

Adam P. Knave and DJ Kirkbride will be at Books with Pictures on Wednesday, March 1st from noon till 2:00 PM to celebrate the launch of their new book, The Once and Future Queen, from Dark Horse Comics.

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Books with Pictures
1100 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97202
(503) 498-8499

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