OR – Number 13/RIPD Release Party

David Walker and Jeremy Barlow sign at Bridge City Comics on Friday, December 21st at 6:00 pm.

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Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Number 13 #1 and RIPD #1 Release Party on Friday, December 21, 2012 from 6pm – 9pm! This event is free to the public. In attendance to sign autographs will be writers David Walker (Number 13) and Jeremy Barlow (RIPD). Copies of their books will be available for sale during the event.

NUMBER 13 #1
The young bionic amnesiac known as Number 13 searches for answers and his creator, in a future world that’s been brought to its knees by the vicious Monstrum Morbus plague. Weakened by his last explosive encounter, Number 13 is discovered by a group of curious, scavenging mutants who have banded together for survival. They dub him “Thirteen” and invite him to join their group — and one of them knows exactly what horrible purpose he was built for!

R.I.P.D.: CITY OF THE DAMNED #1
Roy Pulsipher and Nick Walker are dead, but that doesn’t mean their time in law enforcement is over. Both Roy and Nick are officers in the Rest in Peace Department, sworn to serve the Almighty and protect the living from evil’s foul corruption. Their current case has them chasing a ghostly fanatic determined to undo all of creation — a threat with very personal connections to Roy’s past, stretching back a hundred years into a weird, Wild West and Roy’s first day on the job. It’s a twisted history that Nick is only starting to uncover, and one that could have him reconsidering ever joining the R.I.P.D.! Prequel to the upcoming feature film starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges!

Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

OR – Top Shelf Stocking Stuffer Party

Top Shelf publisher Brett Warnock appears at Bridge City Comics on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm.

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Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Top Shelf Stocking Stuffer Sale on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 6pm – 9pm! This event is free to the public. In attendance will be Top Shelf publisher and Portland local Brett Warnock! Water, soda, beer and music will be provided!

We’ll be offering dozens of different Top Shelf books and comics at incredibly low prices! We’ll have numerous offerings at $3, $5 and $10 and Brett Warnock will be there to make sure that you get the right books for you and your loved ones this holiday season!

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS publishes contemporary graphic novels and comics by artists of singular vision. Dedicated to championing veteran creators as well as finding and developing emerging talent, the Top Shelf library is anchored by such masters of the craft as Alan Moore (From Hell, with Eddie Campbell; Lost Girls, with Melinda Gebbie), Craig Thompson (Blankets), Andy Runton (Owly), Jeff Lemire (Essex County), Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy, Unlikely), Alex Robinson (Box Office Poison), James Kochalka (Superf*ckers, Johnny Boo), Matt Kindt (Super Spy), Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole), Robert Venditti (The Surrogates, with Brett Weldele), Renée French (The Ticking), and many more.

Known for excellent production values, our handsomely crafted editions combine the best in reproduction techniques with a unique, inspired design sensibility. Never limiting ourselves in format or content, our catalogue includes all-ages material and cutting-edge erotica, genre fiction and autobiography, and all that exists in-between. The recipient of dozens of awards, we continue to bring superior stories and ideas to the ever-growing audience of the comics medium.

The Top Shelf brand stands as a hallmark of quality – a fine addition to any connoisseur’s library.

Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

OR – Drama Release Party

Raina Telgemeier signs at Bridge City Comics on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 6pm – 8pm!

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Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Drama Release Party on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 6pm – 8pm! This event is free to the public. In attendance to sign autographs will be Drama writer/artist Raina Telgemeier. Copies of the book will be available for sale ($10.99) during the event, as well as copies of her other works.

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school’s production of Moon Over Mississippi, she’s a terrible singer. Instead she’s the set designer for the stage crew, and this year she’s determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn’t know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen, and when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier! Following the success of SMILE, Raina Telgemeier brings us another graphic novel featuring a diverse set of characters that humorously explores friendship, crushes, and all-around drama!

About the Authors:
Telgemeier was born May 26, 1977 in San Francisco. In her pre-teen years, Telgemeier suffered a serious mouth injury that required several years of dental and orthodontic surgery, (which is described in her 2010 graphic novel Smile). She was viciously teased by her friends because of this medical treatment, prompting her to partially withdraw into her love of drawing until she lost her patience with the abuse when they publicly humiliated her. She eventually found new friends of better character in high school who appreciated her artistic talent, increasing her confidence. With that encouragement, she studied illustration at New York’s School of Visual Arts, and currently lives in Queens, New York. Telgemeier’s works include a series of self-published mini-comics called Take-Out, a short story in Bizarro World for DC Comics, a short story in Volume 4 of the Flight anthology,and four graphic novel adaptations of Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-sitters Club series for Scholastic/Graphix: Kristy’s Great Idea, The Truth About Stacey, Mary Anne Saves the Da,y and Claudia and Mean Janine.

Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227

OR – Bucko Launch Party

Writer Jeff Parker and artist Erika Moen sign at Bridge City Comics on Friday October 5, 2012 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.

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Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Bucko HC Release Party on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 6pm – 9pm! This event is free to the public. In attendance to sign autographs will be Bucko writer Jeff Parker and artist Erika Moen. Copies of the book will be available for sale ($19.99) during the event.

This event is 21+ and free to the public.

After discovering a dead body in an office bathroom, hungover job interviewee Rich “Bucko” Richardson becomes suspected of the murder. What he thinks is a quest to find the real killer turns into a weeklong romp through the wilds of Portland, Oregon, complete with bike-mounted cover bands, steampunk Makers, Juggalos, SuicideGirls, meth heads, so much absinthe, and an entire city made of books. After taking the Internet by storm, Jeff Parker and Erika Moen’s dirty, funny murder mystery is now the most hilarious book in comic shops!

About the Authors:
Jeff Parker is the writer of such wildly acclaimed comics as Agents of Atlas, X-Men First Class, Age of the Sentry, The Hood, Mysterius the Unfathomable and many, many others. He received an Eisner nomination for his graphic novel The Interman.

Erika Moen is a queer freelance cartoonist with a self-made degree from Pitzer College in Illustrated Storytelling. You can hire her for comics, illustration, storyboarding, character design, and all-purpose-arting.

Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227

OR – Memorial HC Release Party

Chris Roberson, Rich Ellis, and Grace Allison sign at Bridge City Comics on Friday, September 14 at 6:00pm!

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Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Memorial HC Release Party on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 6pm Ð 9pm! This event is free to the public. In attendance to sign autographs will be Memorial writer Chris Roberson, artist Rich Ellis and colorist Grace Allison. Copies of the book will be available for sale ($24.99) during the event.

This event is 21+ and free to the public.

Memorial is the story of Em, a young woman who arrives at a hospital in Portland, Oregon, with no memory of her past. A year later, she has rebuilt her life, only to find her existence thrown into turmoil after she inherits a magical shop. Em is drawn into a supernatural conflict between beings that not only represent, but are fundamental elements of the universe itself.

About the Authors:
New York Times Bestselling author Chris Roberson is best known for his Eisner nominated ongoing comic book series iZombie, co-created with artist Mike Allred, and multiple Cinderella mini-series set in the world of Bill Willingham’s Fables. He has written more than a dozen novels and numerous short stories, as well as many other comic projects. He has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award four times; twice a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer; and has won the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History in both the Short Form and Novel categories. Chris lives with his wife and daughter in Portland, Oregon.

Rich Ellis is a cartoonist living and working in Portland, Oregon. He earned a bachelors degree in sequential art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His clients include Marvel Comics, Th3rd World publishing, Microsoft/MNML, The Oregonian, Comic Foundry, Michael Curry Design, Harper, Walker/Bloomsbury UK, Red5Publishing, and the Willamette Week. Rich is a member of Periscope Studio, the largest studio of comic book artists in North America.

Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227

OR – Chicks Dig Comics Release Party

Jen Van Meter, Sara Ryan, Erica McGillivray, and Rachel Edidin sign on Friday, April 20 from 6pm – 9pm

Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Chicks Dig Comics Release Party on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 6pm - 9pm! This event is free to the public. In attendance to sign autographs will be local authors Jen Van Meter, Sara Ryan, Erica McGillivray and Rachel Edidin. Copies of the book will be available for sale ($14.95) during the event.

Chicks Dig Comics, editors Lynne M. Thomas (Hugo-Award-winning Chicks Dig Time Lords) and Sigrid Ellis bring together essays by award-winning writers and artists who celebrate the comics medium and its creators, and who examine the characters and series that they love. Gail Simone (Birds of Prey) and Carla Speed McNeil (Finder) describe how they entered the comics industry. Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil) reveals her superhero crush, while Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) confesses to being a comics junkie. Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages) sings the praises of 1970s horror comics, and Seanan McGuire (the October Daye series) takes sides in the Jean Grey vs. Emma Frost battle.

Other contributors include Marjorie Liu (Dark Wolverine), Rachel Edidin (Dark Horse Comics), Jill Pantozzi (Newsarama), Kelly Thompson (Comic Book Resources), and SF/F authors Sara Ryan, Delia Sherman, Sarah Monette, and Elizabeth Bear. Also featured: an introduction by Mark Waid (Kingdom Come) and exclusive interviews with Amanda Conner (Power Girl), Louise Simonson (Power Pack), Greg Rucka (Queen & Country), and Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise).

Bridge City Comics
3725 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

OR – Between Gears Release Party

Natalie Nourigat signs at Bridge City Comics on Friday, February 24, 2012 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Between Gears Release Party on Friday, February 24, 2012 from 6pm – 9pm! This event is free to the public. In attendance to sign autographs will be local author Natalie Nourigat. Copies of the book will be available for sale ($19.99) during the event. This honest, autobiographical account of a college senior’s life will transport you to the land of Jell-O shots, term papers, job interviews, road trips, and sanguine optimism in the face of uncertainty and change. Trade paperback collects the comic in its entirety, with 30 pages of new material! Come help us celebrate Natalie’s impressive accomplishment of not only having her first book published, but having it published by Image Comics, the comics industry’s third largest publisher! Beverages will be provided and there may be cookies! No Jell-O shots, though. 
 
About the Author: Natalie Nourigat was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She went to college at the University of Oregon and majored in Japanese with a minor in business. She wrote her senior thesis for the Clark Honors College on sequential art and storytelling in comics. Natalie interned at Periscope Studio in 2008 and was delighted to join the studio in 2011. She works alongside some of the best writers and artists in comics. Natalie is studying French and hopes to visit France with her mom in 2013. She enjoys travel, piano music, Ghibli movies, martial arts, and coffee.

Bridge City Comics
3725 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

OR – Dear Creature Signing

Jonathan Case signs at Bridge City Comics on Friday, October 14 from 6pm – 9pm

Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Dear Creature Release Party with Jonathan Case on Friday, October 14, 2011 from 6pm - 9pm! This event is free to the public. Jonathan will be in attendance to sign autographs but offering sketches will be at his discretion.

Join us to celebrate the release of TWO great books from local artist Jonathan Case! Jonathan illustrated Dark Horse Comics critically-acclaimed Green River Killer: A True Detective Story (released August 2011) and we’re also celebrating the release of the book he wrote and illustrated, Dear Creature from Tor Books!

Bridge City Comics will have copies of Dear Creature ($15.99) and Green River Killer: A True Detective Story
($24.99) on hand for purchase during the event, as well as a special, limited event-only print created by Jonathan Case!

About Dear Creature:
Grue has found Shakespeare’s plays in cola bottles and, through them, a new heart. Now he yearns to join the world above. When he finds love in the arms of Giulietta, a woman trapped in her own world, he believes his prayers are answered. But people have gone missing and Giulietta’s nephew is the prime suspect. With his past catching up to him, Grue must decide if becoming a new man means ignoring the monster he was. Rising from a brine of drive-in pulp and gentle poetry, Dear Creature is the love story you never imagined!

About Green River Killer:
Throughout the 1980s, the highest priority of Seattle-area police was the apprehension of the Green River Killer, the man responsible for the murders of dozens of women. In 1990, with the body count numbering at least forty-eight, the case was put in the hands of a single detective, Tom Jensen. After twenty years, when the killer was finally captured with the help of DNA technology, Jensen spent 180 days interviewing Gary Leon Ridgway in an effort to learn his most closely held
secrets–an epic confrontation with evil that proved as disturbing and surreal as can be imagined. Written by Jensen’s own son, acclaimed entertainment writer
Jeff Jensen, Green River Killer: A True Detective Story presents the ultimate insider’s account of America’s most prolific serial killer.

Bridge City Comics
3725 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

OR – Habibi Signing

Craig Thompson signs at Bridge City Comics on Friday, October 7 from 6pm – 9pm!

Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Night with Craig Thompson and Habibi on Friday, October 7, 2011 from 6pm – 9pm! This event is free to the public. Craig will be in attendance to sign autographs but offering sketches will be at his discretion.

Craig has graciously created brand new artwork for a print available ONLY during our signing event on Friday, October 7! If you buy a copy of Habibi from Bridge City Comics from its release on September 20 through the signing on October 7th, you’ll be given a special card. Bring the card with you to the signing and we will give you a copy of the print FOR FREE during the event (while supplies last)! Prints will also be available for $10 each if you bought Habibi somewhere else.

Come help us celebrate the long-awaited release of Craig Thompson’s long-form masterpiece, Habibi! Craig took the world by storm with his 2003 592-page semi-autobiographical graphic novel, Blankets. And now he’s outdone himself with Habibi, a 672-page story of two children bound together by chance, who grow together, then apart, as they struggle to find a place for themselves in the world.

Bridge City Comics will have copies of Habibi on hand for purchase during the event ($35), as well as a special, limited event-only sale on Craig’s Blankets graphic novel ($15 during the event, regularly $30 while supplies last).

Bridge City Comics is located at 3725 N. Mississippi Ave in North Portland. Please call 503-282-5484 or e-mail info@bridgecitycomics.com for more information.

About Habibi: Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth and frailty of their connection. At once contemporary and timeless, Habibi gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling.

Bridge City Comics
3725 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

OR – Spell Checkers Signing

Jaime Rich, Joelle Jones, and Nico Hitori De sign on Friday, September 30 from 6pm – 8pm!

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Spell Checkers Vol. 2 Release Party on Friday, September 30, 2011 from 6pm Ð 8pm! This event is free to the public.

In attendance will be the creative team of Portland locals Jamie Rich, Joelle Jones and Nico Hitori De! They will be signing copies of Spell Checkers Vol. 2 but sketches will be left to the discretion of the artists. Come join us for a night of fun, comics, try to stump Jamie Rich at 80′s music trivia!

Bridge City Comics will have copies of Spell Checkers Vol. 2 on hand for purchase during the event, as well as a copies of Spell Checkers Vol. 1 and assorted other titles from the creative team.

Bridge City Comics is located at 3725 N. Mississippi Ave in North Portland. Please call 503-282-5484 or e-mail info@bridgecitycomics.com for more information.

About Spell Checkers Vol. 2: There are two new kids at school. Twin brothers–one straight-laced and buttoned-up, the other a rebel in a leather jacket–and they’ve transferred in with trouble for the Spell Checkers. Jesse finds romance, but for Cynthia, it’s rivalry. She and the good brother compete for student body president, while Kimmie tries to find out who murdered the last one. Dark magic is afoot, as well as dark humor, in the second mystical volume of Oni’s latest hit series.
 
Bridge City Comics
3725 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

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