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

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

OR – Roopert Release Party

August Lipp appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday, February 7th at 6:00 PM for a release party and dramatic recitation of his eagerly anticipated new book ROOPERT.

Roopert is excited to return to school after a summer of splendid adventures! His best chums will all be there: Clyve the shy badger, Benji the other, slightly shorter bear, Hannah the ballsy fox, Timothy the average frog, Clarissa the dentally-advantaged crocodile and many more. Hey, this school is a real ZOO! What kind of antics will they get up to when the bell rings and Miss Julienne the human’s 6th grade class begins? Irreverence and beastly nature are masked by overzealous displays of etiquette as the child animals struggle for agency in the face of less-than-responsible authority figures. Follow along as this comic meanders through Roopert’s first action-packed day of middle school! Adult supervision recommended.

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

OR – Is This Guy For Real Signing

Cartoonist Box Brown appears on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM for a special book release party and author talk at Floating World Comics.

About the book:
Comedian and performer Andy Kaufman’s resume was impressive – a popular role on the beloved sitcom Taxi, a high-profile stand-up career, and a surprisingly successful stint in professional wrestling. Although he was by all accounts a sensitive and thoughtful person, he’s ironically best remembered for his various contemptible personas, which were so committed and so convincing that all but his closest family and friends were completely taken in. Why would someone so gentle-natured and sensitive build an entire career seeking the hatred of his audience? What drives a performer to solicit that reaction? Graphic novelist Box Brown takes on the complex and often hilarious life of Andy Kaufman.

Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His book Andre the Giant: Life and Legend was released in 2014 and spent three weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list. His second graphic novel with publisher First Second is Tetris: The Games People Play. Brown launched the independent comics publishing house Retrofit Comics in 2011.

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

OR – Orange Thief Release Party + Art Exhibition

Sophie Franz appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 6:00 PM for the Orange Thief release party and art exhibit.

Orange Thief is a compilation of images pulled from Sophie’s voluminous collection of sketchbooks. Doodles! Hedge mazes! Half-assed ripoffs of famous paintings! Kermit! Cowboys! More cowboys! Horse-faced men! Man-faced horses! All of these and more can be found between the covers of this little sketchbook collection.

Sophie Franz lives in Portland, Oregon and teaches painting and cartooning at the Multnomah Arts Center. Someday she’ll make another comic.

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

OR – I Am Not Okay With This Signing

Cartoonist Charles Forsman (THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD, CELEBRATED SUMMER) appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM to sign his newest graphic novel I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS from Fantagraphics!

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

OR – Before The Rain Release Party

French artist Anne Pomel appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM for Before The Rain release party and signing

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

OR – The Willows Release Party + Art Show

Nathan Carson and Sam Ford sign at Floating World Comics on Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00 PM.

Nathan Carson is a musician, writer, and Moth StorySlam champion from Portland, OR. He is widely known as co-founder and drummer of the internationally touring doom metal band Witch Mountain, host of the XRAY FM radio show The Heavy Metal Sewïng Cïrcle, and owner of the boutique music booking agency Nanotear. His byline can be found in the Willamette Week and the Oregonian. A regular on the weird fiction convention circuit, he has published many short stories and novelettes in critically acclaimed horror anthologies. His first standalone novella, Starr Creek, was recently released by Lazy Fascist Press and currently sits at #1 on the Goodreads list of “Books Like Stranger Things.”

Sam Ford is an acclaimed illustrator, and drummer of the lightning-in-a-bottle musical duo Wizard Rifle. Sam was apprenticed as a youth to award-winning comic book legend Paul Chadwick (Concrete) and has used the skills he learned to produce countless highly detailed posters, album covers, and t-shirts for bands as varied as Mountain Goats, Agalloch, Pentagram, Black Cobra, and Thrones. He has called Portland, Los Angeles, and New York City home, but is currently based in Washington state, living a hermetic life in a custom-built trailer, cranking out comic books and music at a fevered pace. The Willows is his comic debut.

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

OR – Tongues Signing

Award-winning comics artist Anders Nilsen will officially unveil his new book Tongues at Floating World Comics in Portland on Thursday, September 7th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Original artwork from the book will be on display in conjunction with Portland’s First Thursdays Art Walk, and Nilsen will give a short talk about the book and the process of putting it together.

Set in Modern Central Asia Tongues follows the intertwined stories of an imprisoned god, an East African orphan on an errand of murder and a young American man with a teddy bear, lost on the tattered fringes of the human world. It is a story of adventure and revenge and a meditation on human nature in this fraught present moment.

The full-color, large-format Tongues is Nilsen’s most ambitious work to date and marks a return to something a bit closer to the more traditional comics form he last explored in his multiple award winning Big Questions (Drawn and Quarterly, 2011). The artist is serializing the book in large-format, full-color comics to be self-published and distributed in conjunction with No Miracles Press over the next few years until the story is complete.

About the author: Anders Nilsen is the author of nine books including Big Questions, The End, and Poetry is Useless. His comics have appeared in the New York Times, Kramer’s Ergot, Medium and elsewhere. His work has been translated widely, and exhibited internationally. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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

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