OR – How to Be Happy Signing

fwcEleanor Davis appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday July 9th, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm!

Press Release:

Eleanor Davis’s How to Be Happy is the artist’s first collection of graphic/literary short stories, and it’s about time. Davis is one of the finest cartoonists of her generation, and has been producing comics since the mid-2000s. Happy represents the best stories she’s drawn for such connoisseurial venues as Mome, Nobrow, and Lucky Peach, as well as her own self-publishing and web efforts. Davis achieves a rare, subtle poignancy in her narratives that are at once compelling and elusive, pregnant with mystery and a deeply satisfying emotional resonance. Happy shows the full range of Davis’s graphic skills — sketchy drawing, polished pen-and-ink line work, and meticulously designed full-color painted panels — which are always in the service of a narrative that builds to a quietly devastating climax.

Eleanor Davis lives in Athens, GA, with fellow cartoonist Drew Weing. You can check out her work at www.doing-fine.com, and buy her mini-comics at www.littlehousecomics.com.

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

OR – Forming II Art Exhibition

fwcJesse Moynihan appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday July 3rd, from 6:00-10:00 pm for a FORMING II release party, art exhibit and musical powerpoint performance!

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The long-anticipated sequel that encompasses all; mythology, theology, hermaphrodites, super-alien gods and the simple task of creating the cosmos.

Civilization, but not quite as we know it, has started to take shape. And now, in the continuing chaos, the world and most of its inhabitants have brandished their swords and, in various fashions, have charged onto the battlefield.

If Forming I hailed the birth of civilization and mapped out the genesis of life, mass, time and space, then Forming II is the raging war that ensues in the Universe’s years of adolescence.

Epic confrontations between gods and mutants, philosophical reflections, hilarious dialogue and powerful artwork make for an impressive sequel of galactic proportions. Forming II is as funny, sophisticated and mind-blowingly beautiful as the first part of Moynihan’s unique trilogy.

Join us and Jesse Moynihan on July 3rd for an art exhibit and release party for this eagerly anticipated new volume. Jesse will also present a special musical powerpoint performance that will take guests into the world of FORMING.

Jesse Moynihan grew up outside of Philadelphia where he spent most of his time drawing and playing music. In 1997 he dropped out of Pratt Institute, got a film degree at Temple University and decided to concentrate on comics. His work has been featured in The Believer, MOME, Vice, Arthur, the Philadelphia Weekly, and various independent anthologies. In 2005 he received a Xeric grant for self publishing. In 2009 he released his first graphic novel, Follow Me through Bodega. His current mystical, sci-fi epic, Forming is published by Nobrow Press in London. Jesse works as a storyboard artist for the Cartoon Network show, Adventure Time.

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

OR – Memory Palaces Signing

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Edie Fake signs at Floating World Comics on Thursday April 10th from 6-8pm!

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

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

OR – Sock Monkey Signing

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Press Release:

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

OR – Play Dead Art Exhibit

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Julia Gfrörer signs at Floating World Comics on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm!

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400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 9720

OR – Yumi Sakugawa Signs

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Yumi Sakugawa signs at Floating World Comics on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 6:00pm until 7:00pm

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400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 9720

OR – Mega-City Two Signing

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Ulises Farinas, Douglas Wolk, and Ryan Hill sign at Floating World Comics on Wednesday January 15th, 2014 from 6:00 till 8:00pm!

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Press Release: 

This January, duty calls Judge Dredd to the West Coast, in the destructive new miniseries Mega-City Two: City of Courts! With a truly unique creative team on Mega-City Two, Dredd will go up against the unfamiliar and depraved like never before! Join creators Douglas Wolk and Ulises Farinas on Wednesday, January 15th for a book release and signing of the first issue of this awesome new miniseries.

Mega-City Two marks the comics-writing debut of Eisner Award-winning journalist and Dredd aficionado Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics). Art chores will be handled by powerhouse Ulises Farinas (TRANSFORMERS: Heart of Darkness, Catalyst Comix), whose precise linework showcases the oddities of Judge Dredd’s world in stunning detail. Rounding out the creative team, colorist Ryan Hill brings the incredible structure in Farinas’ work to life.

In the year 2094, a secret mission puts Dredd behind the wheel of a Lawcruiser in Mega-City Two, the West Coast megalopolis that sprawls around what was once Los Angeles. And he’s about to discover that the rules—and the laws—are very different in a city where image is everything…

“Ulises, Ryan and I are going to show you a vision of Dredd’s world that you’ve never seen before,” Wolk says. “We’re yanking the East Coast’s toughest lawman out of his element, and plunging him into the bizarre, sunlit depths of post-apocalyptic California. There’ll be studio stars and cycle cultists, cartoon predators and beachfront terrors—plus, of course, ultraviolence, musical numbers and the occasional thrill-powered salute to Joan Didion.”

“Mega-City Two remains a criminally underexplored facet of Dredd’s world,” said 2000A.D./Rebellion Editor-in-chief, Matt Smith, “and Doug and Ulises are having a ball crafting an environment, not only geographically, but ideologically the opposite of MC-1. Dredd is the proverbial fish out of water, and a lot of the fun comes from seeing that East Coast mentality clash with the laid-back attitudes of MC-2. Dredd fans shouldn’t miss this really quite unique mini-series.”

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

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