OR – Laid Waste Launch Party

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Julia Gfrörer appears at Floating World Comics on Saturday December 3rd from 6-8pm to celebrate the release of her new book Laid Waste from Fantagraphics!

In a plague-ravaged medieval city, survival is a harsher fate than death. As corpses accumulate around her, Agnès, a young widow possessed of supernatural strength, must weigh her obligations to the dead and dying against her desire to protect what little remains. Laid Waste is a graphic novella about love and kindness among vermin in the putrid miasma at the end of the world. As with her evocative debut book, Black is the Color, Julia Gfrörer’s delicate, gothic drawing style perfectly complements the period era of the book’s setting, bringing the lyricism and romanticism of her prose to the fore.

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

OR – Urotsukidoji Release Party

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Toshio Maeda appears at Floating World Comics for the Urotsukidoji release party and exhibit on Thursday December 8th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

FAKKU is pleased to announce our release of the classic erotic manga Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend by Toshio Maeda. Like all FAKKU releases, Urotsukidoji is made with the original, untouched art. For the worldwide release of this book, we created a re-mastered edition alongside Toshio Maeda. The first of four volumes is available for the first time at the Floating World opening where you can meet Maeda himself! The event is co-sponsored by the CBLDF and Tim Goodyear will host a Q&A with the legendary artist, Toshio Maeda.

Urotsukidoji follows the story of Nagumo, a boy who unknowingly contains the god of the demon realm, Urotsukidoji within him. His power is sought after by demons both good and nefarious, but Nagumo is clueless as he deals with puberty. Both the anime and manga have a cult following internationally, known for their dark humor and beautiful, lewd ink illustrations.

Toshio Maeda is the proclaimed “tentacle master” of erotic manga. Aside from Urotsukidoji, Maeda is known for several series, most notably La Blue Girl, and Adventure Kid. Recognized internationally, Maeda has made a significant mark on expanding the erotic genre.

FAKKU is the largest hentai website in the United States began publishing hentai manga two years ago under its manga imprint FAKKU Books. To date FAKKU has released 29 books and continues to release three monthly magazines digitally.

**Exhibit will contain mature content.**

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

OR – Kill Six Billion Demons Signing

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Tom Parkinson-Morgan appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday December 1st at 6:00 PM to sign Kill Six Billion Demons!

In this first collected volume of the webcomic, Kill Six Billion Demons, totally average sorority sister Allison Ruth is unwittingly given the keys to all creation and plucked from her dorm room to Throne, the ancient city at the center of the multiverse. Now she must ally with slang-talking devils and kung-fu angels in an epic bid to save her boyfriend from the clutches of the seven evil kings that rule the cosmos.

The artist will have a gallery of exclusive prints on display and for sale during the event.

Tom Parkinson-Morgan currently resides in Southeast Portland where he draws the webcomic Kill Six Billion Demons. Though born in England, he grew up in California and has recently returned from a two-year teaching stint in Japan to become a full time comic artist and coffee addict.

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

OR – The Order of Things Signing

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Reid Psaltis appears at Floating World Comics to present The Order of Things book release & art exhibit on Thursday November 3rd from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Press Release:

The Order of Things, from rising star Reid Psaltis, is a subversive spin on the medieval bestiaries and animal encyclopedias that have fired the imaginations of children for centuries. Take a trip back in time through the natural world, but don’t let those breathtaking paintings distract you from the Order of Things. Psaltis’ humor is dry as those dinosaur bones.

A field guide to spotting and identifying mystery fauna, this fancifully illustrated work illuminates a menagerie of creatures, from the possibly extinct Ivory-Billed Woodpecker to the impossibly ubiquitous Jackalope.

Reid Psaltis majored in oil painting at Western Washington University and completed the science illustration graduate program at California State University, Monterey Bay. He interned in the Exhibitions Department at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, participating in the creation of the museum’s world famous dioramas.

His work as an illustrator has been featured online at the Rumpus, and in print in Science Notes, Scout Books’ Good Ink series, and in Dan Berne’s novel the Gods of Second Chances. His comics have appeared online and in eBooks from Top Shelf 2.0, Study Group Comics, Trip City and Alternative Comics. The Order of Things is Psaltis’ first book in print.

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

OR – Baggywrinkles Launch Party

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Join cartoonist Lucy Bellwood at Floating World Comics on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm for a rollicking book release party celebrating the launch of BAGGYWRINKLES: A LUBBER’S GUIDE TO LIFE AT SEA!

Lucy Bellwood is a cartoonist and illustrator working out of Helioscope Studio in Portland, OR. When not writing and illustrating her educational, autobiographical sailing comic Baggywrinkles, she draws comics for Symbolia Magazine, The Nib, and Cartozia Tales. Baggywrinkles is a rollicking, educational survey of maritime lore built around cartoonist Lucy Bellwood’s time aboard tall ships. From the scourge of scurvy to the exhilaration of climbing the rigging for the first time, Lucy’s comics bring the reader into a world of high seas history and informative adventure.

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(503) 241-0227

OR – Terra Flats Release Party

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Floating World Comics and Press Gang are excited to host a release party for our newest publication, Terra Flats, by Jason Fischer on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 6:00 PM. This new ongoing series follows two friends navigating the challenges of life and love in the big city. Broken Frontier praised the debut issue as a “manga-flavored fantasy-comedy (that sees Jason) growing into his own highly individualized voice.” Jason will exhibit original art from the book and also produce two exclusive prints just for this show.

“Hex In The City”
Introducing the captivating Vee and her best friend Pony, a sweet and powerful demon. When Drake the vampire and Komo the dragon compete for Vee’s affections, spells and sparks start to fly! Romance meets magic in this enchanting new series about living and working in the big city!

In 2013 Jason Fischer worked as an art assistant to Bryan Lee O’Malley on his newest graphic novel Seconds. His previous comic projects include Seconds Helping, Burgermancer, and Junqueland.

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

OR – I Can’t Guess Release Party

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Daria Tessler and Dylan Jones appear at Floating World Comics on Thursday July 7, 2016 from 6-9pm for the I Can’t Guess art show and release party!

Press Release:

In addition to their recently published books, Daria Tessler & Dylan Jones are making a collaborative art zine out of a vast assortment of bits and pieces.

Dylan also will have a new zine called I Can’t Guess made for the show, in addition to his new book The Longer You Stare the Fatter I’m Guilty, published last month by Gridlords. Dylan Jones has led a shoe mouth face floppy dagger dinger across an array of pages with his dextrous limbs’ pinwheel pineal dialogue. His new book will no doubt leave a zipper-length void in midmouth just as you grew wanting.

Daria Tessler’s most recent book, Three Magical Recipes from the Book of Secrets of Albertus Magnus, was published by Perfectly Acceptable Press. Dig out your parents’ glassen vessel and catch thyself a rearmouse – Daria Tessler illuminates three recipes from Alchemist-in-Chief Albertus Magnus’s Book of Secrets… One spell-binding four-color Risograph booklet.

Dylan Jones is an artist originally hailing from New Hampshire. Jones probably draws for more hours, makes more art and animates more objects than anyone alive or dead. It’s hard to imagine Jones sleeping ever, and his work makes one believe that he likely only loosely does something resembling sleeping, with eyes agape at all times. A meditative existence, so to speak. His work is methodical, pulling at all of the items in view, all of our mundane surroundings, and showing us how people can inhabit these the way Jones will inhabit your psyche. Jones’s work is the field of fantasies for persons who have seen too much, and it is the nightmares of the blissfully ignorant.

Born in Finland, Daria Tessler has been popping out of a jack-in-the-box at the cranking of dawn’s sunburned hand to the music of unknown worlds. A master silkscreener and master artist, Tessler has pulled as many visions she has screens. Her expert use of color will make you believe you are seeing hues that your eyes couldn’t previously register. Her linework and patterning is the most pleasant waft of wispy air, filled with pollen and pines, brushing over you. Each inhabitant of Tessler’s work wears on them a blissful quality of anxiety, a state of mind. You are doing yourself the greatest favor by stepping out of your body and into her body of work. Her book Music of Changes will be out soon from Latvian publisher kus! as part of their mini kus! line.

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(503) 241-0227

OR – Hot Dog Taste Test Signing

000000000_lisa-hanawalt-hot-dog-taste-testLisa Hanawalt appears at Floating World Comics on Friday, June 24th, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM for the Hot Dog Taste Test release party and presentation.

Hot Dog Taste Test serves up Lisa Hanawalt’s devastatingly funny comics, saliva­ stimulating art, and deliciously screwball lists as she skewers the pomposities of foodie subculture. Join the James Beard Award­ winning cartoonist and production designer/producer of Bojack Horseman as she presents a selection of food­ related excerpts from Hot Dog Taste Test.

Lisa Hanawalt is an artist living in Los Angeles and is the production designer/producer of the Netflix original series Bojack Horseman. Hanawalt has worked on illustrations, book covers, animations, comics, murals, and textile patterns, and exhibits her work in galleries. She writes and draws a James Beard Award–winning quarterly food column for Lucky Peach magazine, and co-hosts the podcast Baby Geniuses with the comedian Emily Heller. Her first collection with Drawn & Quarterly was 2013’s critically acclaimed My Dirty Dumb Eyes.

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(503) 241-0227

OR – Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam Signing

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Press Release:

Born in mini-comix and made popular by Tumblr, Simon Hanselmann’s comics embody the angst of being an aging 20-something. In the wake of the New York Times Best-Seller Megahex, Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam follows Megg the witch, Mogg the cat, their roommate Owl, and Werewolf Jones as they all struggle unsuccessfully with their depression, drug dependency, sexuality, poverty, lack of ambition, and their complex feelings about each other.

Debuting this April 7th at Floating World, Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam is the graphic novel anthem for people who are trying to find their place in the world. Collecting all of Hanselmann’s contributions to Vice.com, the Ignatz Award-nominated short story “St. Owl’s Bay,” and other surprises, Megg & Mogg in Amsterdam will add additional color and background for fans of Megahex. We will have original art from the book on display all month and Simon has prepared a special musical performance for the release party.

Simon Hanselmann is a genderqueer Australian cartoonist living in Seattle, WA. Each page of comics is hand drawn and meticulously watercolored. Simon has found international success with his stoner witch comics and has been translated into over a dozen languages.

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(503) 241-0227

OR – Broken Frontier Launch Party

0000000-broken-frontierTyler Chin-Tanner, Robbi Rodriguez, Justin Zimmerman, and Mike Lawrence appear for the Broken Frontier anthology release party on Wednesday March 23, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Floating World Comics!

Press Release:

The Broken Frontier anthology unites over 50 of the most innovative talents in contemporary comics to share new visions of breaking boundaries and exploring the great unknown.

From multiple award winners to the brightest up-and-coming voices, these creators have come together from all over the world to bring you 27 amazing stories about time travel, dystopian deserts, the edges of the universes, explorations into human mortality, and much much more.

The full color, 312 page over-sized hardcover makes its print debut at Floating World Comics on March 23, 2016. On hand for the signing will be co-editor and author of the stories “Stranger Than Fiction” and “The Wall,” Tyler Chin-Tanner; cover artist Robbi Rodriguez; the creative team behind the story “Flyer,” Justin Zimmerman & Mike Lawrence.

Floating World Comics was a retailer supporter of the Broken Frontier Kickstarter, so this will be the last chance to get Kickstarter exclusives from the campaign including the print of Robbi Rodriguez’s cover artwork, the exclusive sketchbook and the limited edition book plates.

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

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