OR – Visual Abuse Release Party

Jim Blanchard appears at Floating World Comics for the Visual Abuse release party and exhibit on Thursday June 1, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Visual Abuse is an outrageous and optically rich collection of the halcyon days of illustrator and cartoonist Jim Blanchard, whose work from 1982–2002 intersected with punk rock, grunge, psychedelia, alternative comics, “zine” culture, portraiture, and “girlie” art.

The book gathers Blanchard’s different eras and disparate art styles into a cohesive whole. After self-publishing the punk rock/art fanzine Blatch in Oklahoma, Jim brought his act to Seattle, Washington in 1987, where the nascent “grunge” rock scene was poised to erupt. Visual Abuse assembles the best of Blanchard’s LP covers, posters and flyers from the hardcore punk era through grunge, including iconic Black Flag, Nirvana, and Soundgarden posters. Augmenting the posters are exclusive photographs from the shows, including shots by famed photographer Charles Peterson.

Also chronicled are page after page of Blanchard’s obsessive psychedelic art, bizarre sociopathic comics, exquisitely detailed pop culture portraits, twisted “glamour girl” art, and some tongue-waggin’ eyeball-poppin’ freaks, making this an overwhelming and long-overdue compendium by an elusive, dedicated, and complex artist.

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

OR – In-Between Days Signing

Cartoonist Teva Harrison appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday, May 24th at 6:00 PM.

Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. She confronts with heartbreaking honesty the crises of identity that cancer brings: a lifelong vegetarian, Teva agrees to use experimental drugs that have been tested on animals. She struggles to reconcile her long-term goals with an uncertain future, balancing the innate sadness of cancer with everyday acts of hope and wonder. She also examines those quiet moments of helplessness and loving with her husband, her family, and her friends, while they all adjust to the new normal.

Ultimately, In-Between Days is redemptive and uplifting, reminding each one of us of how beautiful life is, and what a gift.

TEVA HARRISON is an artist, writer and cartoonist.

She is the author of the bestselling, critically-acclaimed hybrid graphic memoir, In-Between Days, published by House of Anansi Press. The book was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction.

Teva is a Canadian Magazine Award and National Magazine Award finalist whose writing and/or comics have appeared in The Walrus, Quill & Quire, Huffington Post, Carte Blanche, The Humber Literary Review, and The Globe and Mail, and more. She has commented many times on CBC Radio, in the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and has appeared on Canada AM, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Space TV’s InnerSpace, The Morning Show, in Maclean’s, Chatelaine, Rabble, and Quill & Quire.

Born and raised in rural Oregon, Teva currently lives in Toronto with her beloved husband.

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

OR – Telescope Release Party

Press Release:

Punk musician and underground Japanese artist Tetsunori Tawaraya is coming to the West Coast this May! His tour will bring him to Floating World on Tuesday May 2nd from 6-8pm to celebrate the release of his new Colour Code publication, TELESCOPE. We will have an exhibit of original artwork and other eclectic items from his tour.

TETSUNORI TAWARAYA started drawing portraits of people and musicians in San Diego in 1999. TAWARAYA’s prolific output of gig posters, comics, music started in San Diego simultaneously in 2001.

He formed 3-piece punk band Dmonstrations with the members of Dosage and Usage in 2003. They released EP, LP on SAF Records, GSL(Gold Standard Laboratories), then toured west coast with legendary punk band The Slits. He also writes and performs in Japanese punk duo 2up (pronounced up up) (2002-present), released on SAF Records, Ache Records, and Toad Records.

He was always having handmade comics at punk shows that was crafted with painted card board box as the hard cover, occasionally fur and photo collage were attached. Those independent comics were compiled and released in 400 page book Tetsupendium Tawarapedia in 2015.

His recent works were subsequently publishing on Hollow Press (Italy), Le Dernier Cri (Marseille, France), and Colour Code (Toronto, Canada).

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

OR – Small Favors Release Party

Colleen Coover appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, May 4th at 6:00 PM for the SMALL FAVORS release party and art exhibit

Press Release:

Eisner Award-winning co-creator of BANDETTE collects her landmark female-friendly erotica in its entirety for the first time ever. We are excited to host a book signing and art exhibit with Colleen Coover to celebrate the release of this collection.

Limerence Press, the world’s premier publisher of female & LGBTQ friendly, sex-positive erotica comics announced that they will publish Small Favors: The Definitive Girly Porno Collection, by Colleen Coover.

Small Favors is the critically-acclaimed, girly porno comic by Eisner award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover. Often taught in college courses, Small Favors is a landmark work of comic book porno that completely re-defined the genre by portraying sexuality in a friendly, silly, and approachable light.

This deluxe hardcover edition includes volumes one and two of Small Favors, the never-before-collected color special, behind-the-scenes materials, and a brand-new introduction from Kelly Sue DeConnick.

Colleen Coover is an Eisner Award-winning comic book artist based in Portland, Oregon. Her comics include the adult title Small Favors and the all-ages Banana Sunday. She has been published by Oni Press, Dark Horse, Top Shelf, Marvel, and many others. She works with her husband, writer Paul Tobin, on the Eisner Award-winning series Bandette.

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

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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(503) 241-0227

OR – Image Day 2017 Signing

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Eric Stephenson, Joe Keatinge, Sloane Leong, Leila del Duca, Emi Lenox, Brandon Graham, and Farel Dalrymple appear at Floating World Comics on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Image Comics!

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(503) 241-0227

OR – Gumballs #1 Release Party

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Cartoonist Erin Nations appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday, January 18th at 5:00 PM to sign GUMBALLS #1 from Top Shelf.

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(503) 241-0227

OR – Wuvable Oaf Signing

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Cartoonist Ed Luce appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 6:00 PM for an art exhibit and book signing to celebrate the release of the new volume of WUVABLE OAF. Guests will also receive a free Goteblüd enamel pin with the purchase of a book!

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(503) 241-0227

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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(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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(503) 241-0227

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