OR – A Study in Emerald Release Party + Art Show

Join Brazilian creators Rafael Scavone and Rafael Albuquerque at Floating World Comics on Thursday August 2, 2018 from 6-9pm for a special release party and art exhibit to celebrate their new collaboration, A Study In Emerald.

This supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos features a brilliant detective and his partner as they try to solve a horrific murder.

The complex investigation takes the Baker Street investigators from the slums of Whitechapel all the way to the Queen’s Palace as they attempt to find the answers to this bizarre murder of cosmic horror!

From the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, Nebula award-winning, and New York Times bestselling writer Neil Gaiman comes this graphic novel adaptation by Rafael Scavone, with art by Eisner award winning artist Rafael Albuquerque!

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

OR – Poochytown Signing

Cartoonist Jim Woodring is coming to Floating World Comics on Saturday, July 28th at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of his latest graphic novel – Poochytown.

Jim Woodring’s beloved anthropomorph called Frank has been subjected to hundreds of unbelievable adventures veering crazily from exaltation to despair. The delicious mysteries of Frank’s universe — aka The Unifactor — have beguiled Frank and his readers for years, yet nothing could prepare either him or the world at large for the transdimensional depredations of Poochytown, the latest and greatest installment in the ongoing saga that began with Congress of the Animals, began again in Fran, and now begins anew.

When Pupshaw and Pushpaw depart for the orgiastic delights of Poochytown, the forlorn Frank is thrown by a twist of fate into an unlikely friendship, propelling him down a long road of escapades and trials that ends in one of the most shocking acts ever depicted in the Frank canon. Poochytown takes readers to the distant crumbling edge of the Unifactor, where the landscape’s mind is either unfettered or unhinged, depending on your particular taste for mischief. What occurs there beggars description, so we will not even attempt it, but rest assured it is a dark-ride-of-the-soul as only the Frank stories can deliver.

Utterly devoid of topicality, irony, or deliberate cynicism, the Frank stories are instead timeless cartoon sustenance, and Poochytown is the most opulently openhanded offering yet. This is a major new book from one of Fantagraphics’s most beloved authors.

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

OR – Blue Onion Release Party + Art Show

Join Floating World Comics for a release party on Thursday, July 5th with Chris Cilla, who will also have a selection of limited edition Sardine Can Press t-shirts for sale!

Here it is, Chris Cilla’s long awaited follow-up to Labyrinthectomy/Luncheonette! Blue Onion chronicles our itinerant, titular hero as he traverses unique landscapes with his mind, meanwhile cultivating interesting specimens (chiefly, worms) for the sake of observation. All the while, intergalactic rock group, “Ghost Manor” forge ahead with their songwriting career in space. And a menacing alien lifeform descends upon earth and proceeds to wreak havoc, all in this fun, rollicking, rip-roarin’ yarn of a comic.

Chris C. Cilla is a cartoonist and screenprinter. His full length book The Heavy Hand was published by Sparkplug Comic Books in 2010. His work has been featured in anthologies such as Kramers Ergot, Barf Water, and Bog Witch. He has been publishing minicomics since 1987, notable titles include The Diplomat, Dripp, Hot Dog Holiday, Putz Rush, and Stun Nuts. Born in Tucson, Arizona, he has since lived in Portland, Oregon and Gwangju, South Korea. His work has been exhibited in galleries in Helsinki, Lucern, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Detroit. He was a member of Portland’s Pony Club gallery and played bass guitar for The Pork Torta.

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

OR – Proxima Centauri/It Will All Hurt Release Party

Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday, June 13th at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of – not one – but two new books that expand the ever growing world of Pop Gun War and The Wrenchies.

First is a brand new miniseries from Image Comics: Proxima Centauri. 4.243 light-years from Earth, the teenage wizard adventurer Sherwood Breadcoat is stuck in the confounding spectral zone on the manufactured dimensional sphere, Proxima Centauri, looking for escape and a way back to his brother while dealing with his confusing emotions, alien creatures, and all sorts of unknown, fantastic dangers. In this issue The Scientist H. Duke sends Sherwood on a salvage mission and gives counsel to the troubled boy in his charge.Proxima Centauri will be six issues of PSYCHEDELIC SCIENCE FANTASY ACTION COMIC BOOK DRAMA starring Sherwood Breadcoat, “The Scientist” Duke Herzog, Dr. EXT the Time Traveler, the ghost M. Parasol, Shakey the Space Wizard, and Dhog Dahog.

Also arriving is the graphic novel collection of It Will All Hurt. A weird, sad, silly, sketchy, and dreamy watercolor fantasy-action quest in which Alemendra Clementine and her crew of anti-social adventurers all come together on a psych-apocalyptic world to take down an evil wizard. This Eisner Award-nominated webcomic, originally serialized on Study Group Comics, began as a loose stream-of-consciousness exercise and exploration of the comic book medium and takes place in the same world as FAREL DALRYMPLE’s The Wrenchies. Collects IT WILL ALL HURT #1-3, plus all six chapters of the webcomic.

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

OR – Gumballs Release Party + Art Exhibit

Cartoonist Erin Nations appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, June 7th at 7:00 PM for a release party and art exhibit to celebrate the release of his new book Gumballs.

Gumballs dispenses an array of bright, candy-colored short comics about Erin’s gender transition, anecdotal tales of growing up as a triplet, and fictional stories of a socially inept love-struck teenager named Tobias. The wide-ranging series is filled with single-page gag cartoons, visual diaries of everyday life, funny faux personal ads, and real-life horror stories from customers at his day job. Gumballs offers a variety of flavors that will surely delight anyone with a taste for candid self-reflection and observations of humanity. This book collects Gumballs #1-4, plus 32 pages of brand-new content! Gumballs tips its hat to the classic alt-comic tradition of Eightball, Optic Nerve, and Box Office Poison, but speaks with a delightfully fresh voice for the modern age.

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

OR – The Unsound Release Party

Artist Jack T. Cole appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday May 9, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM for The Unsound book release and signing.

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

OR – Granny Candy Signing

Otto Splotch’s west coast tour brings him to Floating World on Sunday April 29, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM! Otto has put together a new video performance to celebrate the release of his new book Granny Candy. He is joined on this tour by Morgan Garrett who will be doing a “weird stand-up thing”.

Granny Candy is a multi-dimensional world of intersection scenarios. pig romance, daddy issues, alien sex egg, bud light slime, squirt boys, urine conflicts, and so much more. It’s a timeless classic that will channel yr inner Cathy.

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

OR – Binoculars Signing + Art Show

Tetsunori Tawaraya appears at Floating World Comics for the BINOCULARS release party and art exhibit on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Tetsunori Tawaraya’s Binoculars is a magnificent collection of creatures from another dimension, which display the jewel-like rendering of Tawaraya’s stipple technique.

The visions, and color mixture vary widely from his previous book Telescope, also published by Colour Code. Tawaraya has been lucky enough to watch an enigmatic outland through his mind’s binoculars. Let’s set off on an expedition and observe them all for vivid side effects.

Floating World is the last stop on Tetsunori’s west coast tour, with an art exhibit to celebrate the release of this awesome new book.

TETSUNORI TAWARAYA is originally from Miyagi, resides in Tokyo. In the late 90s he started drawing portraits of people and musicians in San Diego, CA. In 2002 he formed Tokyo based noise rock duo 2up (pronounced up up). Released on SAF Records, Ache Records, and Toad Records in later years. His works were subsequently publishing on Hollow Press (Italy), Le Dernier Cri (France), and Colour Code (Canada). Collaboration with Braindead (Los Angeles) and Volcom (Costa Mesa). His work continues to be highly influential.

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

OR – Your Art Will Save Your Life/Fetch Signing

Author Beth Pickens (Your Art Will Save Your Life) and cartoonist Nicole J. Georges (Fetch, Calling Dr. Laura) appear at Floating World Comics on Friday April 27th at 6:00 PM. Georges and Pickens will read from their books followed by a conversation about issues facing artists and writers in our current political climate, ending with an audience Q&A.

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

OR – Carnet de Voyage Release Party

Craig Thompson appears at Floating World Comics on Saturday, April 28th at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of a new expanded edition of Carnet de Voyage, a unique insight into an acclaimed cartoonist’s travels through Europe and Morocco.

Riding the international success of Blankets, Craig Thompson sets out on a tour across Europe and Morocco, promoting the various European editions of his book and beginning research for his next graphic novel, Habibi. Carnet de Voyage is a gorgeous sketchbook diary of his travels as he finds intellectual and spiritual stimulation during the day-to-day work of being an author. From wandering around Paris and Barcelona between events, to navigating markets in Fez and fleeing tourist traps in Marrakesh, we see glimpses of each place, rendered in Thompson’s exquisite ink line.

While desert landscapes and crowded street scenes flow across the pages, the sketchbook is packed first and foremost with people—travelers passing through, the friends and lovers he meets along the way, distant figures of old friends and other cartoonists who freely weave in and out of his subconscious. This expanded edition also includes a new epilogue drawn from his most recent European book tour, including several familiar faces and Thompson’s reflections on keeping a sketchbook. Carnet de Voyage is a casual yet intimate portrait of a celebrated cartoonist at a moment between works—surprisingly open and candid in his observations and revelations.

Craig Thompson is a cartoonist and the author of the award-winning books Blankets; Good-bye, Chunky Rice; and Habibi. He was born in Michigan in 1975, and grew up in a rural farming community in central Wisconsin. His graphic novel Blankets won numerous industry awards and has been published in nearly twenty languages. Thompson lives in Portland, OR.

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

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