OR – Curveball Signing

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Jeremy Sorese, writer of Steven Universe, appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of NOBROW’s newest graphic novel, CURVEBALL.

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

OR – Chainmail Bikini Signing

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Join Hazel Newlevant, Kinoko Evans, Sera Stanton, Elizabeth Simins, and MK Reed at Floating World Comics for a release party and group art exhibit on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:00 PM.

Chainmail Bikini is an anthology of comics by and about female gamers! 40 cartoonists have contributed comics about the games they’re passionate about—from video games to tabletop role-playing to collectible card games. The comics in Chainmail Bikini explore the real-life impact of entering a fantasy world, how games can connect us with each other and teach us about ourselves.

Chainmail Bikini is edited by Hazel Newlevant (If This Be Sin), and features a cover illustration by Hellen Jo and comics by established talents and rising stars including Annie Mok, Jane Mai, Molly Ostertag, MK Reed, and Sophie Yanow.

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

OR – Self-Obsessed Signing

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Cartoonist Sina Grace appears at Floating World Comics on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM to sign SELF-OBSESSED!

Sina Grace is the author and illustrator of the autobiographical Self-Obsessed, and Not My Bag, which recounts a story of retail hell. He acts as the artist for Shaun Steven Struble’s cult hit, The Li’l Depressed Boy, and handles art chores along with co-writing the Image Comics hit series, Burn the Orphanage. Join Sina on November 20th for a book signing and release party for his new Self-Obsessed graphic novel.

Cartoonist Sina Grace returns to his slice-of-life roots with the most personal and intimate work he’s done since 2012’s Not My Bag. Taking over a decade’s worth of rarely-seen strips, essays, and new material, readers will get an uncompromising look at the journey Grace has taken to living his dream, loving himself, and trying to grow up. Introduction by Jeff Lemire! The book includes exclusive conversations with Ryan O’Connell and Colleen Green. Over 80 pages of new and never-before-released stories.

Grace has also done illustrations for all-ages readers, including Among the Ghosts, written by Amber Benson, and Penny Dora & the Wishing Box, written by Michael Stock. His previous works include the slice-of-life Books with Pictures, and the neo-noir urban fantasy, Cedric Hollows in Dial M for Magic. For a time, he acted as Editorial Director for Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint at Image Comics. To date, he’s worked for Marvel Comics, IDW, Boom, Dynamite, Valiant and more. His essays have appeared on several websites, most notably Thought Catalog.

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

OR – The Humans #9 Signing

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**Due to scheduling issues The Humans West Coast Tour has been cancelled. Tom and Keenan express their apologies, they were really looking forward to kicking it in Portland.**

Keenan Marshall Keller and Tom Neely appears at Floating World Comics on Friday November 13th, 2015 from 6-8pm for THE HUMANS #9 release party and exhibit!

Press Release:

Bakersfield, California, 1970: The Humans (who happen to be apes) are the baddest biker gang of all. They deal out beatings, cook drugs, party endlessly, and struggle to keep their turf and status amongst the numerous outlaws, rival gangs, and bonafide killers — all of whom are trying to take their spot at the top of the heap. And then a member of the gang long thought dead returns… haunted by memories of hell on earth. Johnny is back in the fold in THE HUMANS, VOLUME 1 from Image Comics in March — but is his head where it needs to be to ride with The Humans again?

Writer Keenan Marshall Keller (Galactic Breakdown) and artist Tom Neely (Henry and Glenn Forever) team up on a high-octane, no-holds-barred, ape-biker-gang chopper ride into ‘70s exploitation genre bliss as Bobby, Johnny, and all the Humans fly down the road to oblivion on a ride filled with chains, sex, leather, denim, hair, blood, bananas, and chrome.

“I just love me some biker flicks and exploitation/genre in all forms,” said Keller in an interview with Comicosity. “It wasn’t like I was trying to do an ape project and settled on them being bikers… The Humans were bikers from the start. It’s my love affair with the fringe, with outlaws and no-good-doer’s and made me focus on biker culture.”

Neely, whose art captures the energy and abandon of The Humans’ life on the road, has relished the chance to draw full-time. “I get up and draw monkeys and motorcycles all day and it’s the best,” he said. “It’s also really great collaborating with another artist – Kristina Collantes is doing the coloring and I love to see how she transforms my pages. I love my black and white drawings for this book, but they really don’t come to life to feel like a real comic book until Kristina’s colors complete the picture.”

Join our crew! Ride with The HUMANS today!!!

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

OR – Palefire & Island Release Party

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Farel Dalrymple, MK Reed, Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, Amy Clare, Tessa Black, Robin Bougie, and Robin McConnell appear at Floating World Comics on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM to celebrate the release of both PALEFIRE and ISLAND!

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

OR – Titan #2 Signing

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François Vigneault appears at Floating World Comics on Friday, October 16, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM for the release of Titan #2 , published by Study Group Comics!

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

OR – Bitch Planet Release Party

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Press Release:

Kelly Sue DeConnick is coming to Floating World on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:00 PM to celebrate the release of BITCH PLANET Vol. 1: EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE!

Eisner Award-nominated writer KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and VALENTINE DE LANDRO (X-Factor) team up to bring you the premiere volume of BITCH PLANET, a deliciously vicious riff on women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation. In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman’s failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker? Think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds. This volume collects issues 1-5.

Kelly Sue DeConnick began her comics career writing the English adaptations of Japanese manga for Tokyopop and VIZ. After 7 years and more than 10,000 pages on books like Slam Dunk, Blue Spring and Sexy Voice And Robo, she transitioned to American comics with 30 Days of Night: Eben And Stella at IDW and Osborn: Evil Incarcerated at Marvel. Today, DeConnick is well-known in the mainstream market as the force behind Carol Danvers’ reinvention as Captain Marvel (the book that gave rise to the Carol Corps) and as the first female writer of an ongoing Avengers title in Avengers Assemble.

In 2013, DeConnick debuted on the independent scene in a big way with PRETTY DEADLY, a brutal mythological Western co-created with Spanish artist Emma Ríos. Hot on the heels of that critical and commercial success, DeConnick and co-creator Valentine De Landro masterminded the sci-fi kidney-punch called BITCH PLANET. This ongoing series has been met with rave reviews since its debut in December 2014.

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

OR – Winners Launch Party

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Swedish artist Anna Ehrlemark appears at Floating World Comics on Wednesday September 16th from 5:00 till 7:00 PM for a Winners release party and art exhibit.

This release party and original art exhibit at Floating World is the beginning of a short tour Anna will be taking to celebrate her new book. She will also be a special guest at SPX (Sept. 18-19) and Nova Doba Festival in Belgrade (Sept. 21-24).

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

OR – Being Being Release Party

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Jason Overby appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday September 3rd from 6:00 till 10:00 PM for a Being Being release party and art exhibit.

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

OR – Marc Bell & Anders Nilsen Book Launch

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Press Release:

Acclaimed cartoonists Marc Bell (Stroppy,) and Anders Nilsen (Poetry is Useless) will be at Floating World Comics on Tuesday July 14th, from 6-8pm reading from and signing their new Drawn & Quarterly books!

Marc Bell will be discussing his first full-length graphic novella, Stroppy, which paints a strange and wordplay-loving world in which the titular hero hopes to win big in a songwriting contest organized by the All-Star Schnauzer Band. Mishap and hilarity ensue as Bell explodes the divide between fine art, doodling, and comics. Anders Nilsen will talk about Poetry is Useless, an expansive, beautifully-packaged collection of his sketchbooks. Poetry is Useless is part travelogue, part commentary on politics and culture, and part conversational ping-pong match.

Marc Bell was born in London, Ontario, and has befuddled and bemused his readers for almost twenty years. He is the author of Hot Potatoe, Pure Pajamas, and Shrimpy and Paul and Friends. His comics have appeared in many Canadian weeklies, Vice, and LA Weekly. He is a twin.

Anders Nilsen is an award-winning cartoonist and visual artist. He is the author of several books, including Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow, Rage of Poseidon, and the magnum opus Big Questions, for which he was awarded the 2012 Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book and was nominated for the top prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Nilsen has exhibited his drawing and painting internationally. He lives and works in Minneapolis.

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

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