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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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

OR – Snakebomb Comix Release Party

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Join Floating World Comics on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm for an evening with the publisher and artists of Snakebomb Comix. We’re celebrating with a group art show and triple book release of the Snakebomb Comix 3 anthology, Tom Toye’s Illogical Comics Dailies and A. Degen’s AREACC reprint! Jack Hayden, Pat Keck, Ryan Dirks, Karissa Sakumoto and more will be in attendance.

Snakebomb Comix is a Portland-based comics publisher and risograph print studio founded by cartoonist Jack Hayden. His flagship anthology series “Snakebomb Comix” has seen three issues and over twenty artists since its 2011 debut. The all-new SB3 showcases eight cartoonists drawing comics that range from barbarians battling robots to young punk romance, suburban demon resurrection, mutagenic bar fights and more. Tom Toye’s Illogical Comics Dailies is a collection of hilarious, gory, monster-crazy one pagers stealthily drawn at the artist’s day job. AD’s AREACC has been hailed as a “modern comics masterpiece” and follows the adventures of heroine CoCo as she travels through the dystopian megalopolis Nova Zomia in search of paradise.

Artists featured in this show include SB3 contributors Patrick Keck, Pete Toms, Marc Palm, Leah Wishnia, AD, Jack Hayden, Ryan Dirks, Eric Benton, Tom Toye as well as frequent Snakebomb collaborator Karissa Sakumoto.

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

OR – Couch Tag Signing

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Join Jesse Reklaw at Floating World Comics in Portland, OR on December 19th for a night to remember. From 6pm to 8pm, Reklaw will be signing copies of his twisted graphic novel, Couch Tag. Let him know which of his 13 cats was your favorite.

Veteran alternative cartoonist Jesse Reklaw, creator of the long-running weekly comic strip Slow Wave, delivers a tragicomic graphic memoir, his first long-form work. Presented as a series of comic novellas that together comprise a thoughtful, sometimes dark and often hilarious memoir about childhood, family, death, mental illness, sex and drug use, the entire book is told through cleverly inviting conceits like cat histories and card games. Reklaw’s own psychological state is expressed through his erratic art-style changes and darkening imagery.

The graphic novel is told in five parts: In “Thirteen Cats” (featured in The Best American Comics), Reklaw discovers coping mechanisms that mimic his family pets; “Toys I Love” relates the author’s pre-pubescent brushes with deviant sexual activity, and the way innocence converges with real sexual trauma; “The Fred Robinson Story” tells the story of Reklaw’s period stalking perfect strangers; “The Stacked Deck,” in which hereditary influences towards criminal behavior, drug use and depression are explored via card games the author played with his family; and “Lessoned,” a family history of mental illness.

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

OR – Delusional Signing

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Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm!

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Delusional is a 232 page book of comics and drawings by cartoonist Farel Dalrymple. You might have seen them in various anthologies, or posted on the internets, but now they are collected into one beautiful tome published by Adhouse Books. Farel’s previous work includes Pop Gun War, Omega the Unknown, and the occasional Prophet.

Join Farel December 5th for an art exhibit and book release party at Floating World. Farel will also read a chapter from his eagerly anticipated forthcoming graphic novel, The Wrenchies.

Farel Dalrymple’s newest book is Delusional, a collection of comic short stories, illustrations, and sketches out now from from adhouse books. Farel is the artist that drew Omega the Unknown (Marvel Comics), for author Jonathan Lethem. His creator owned comic book, Pop Gun War (Dark Horse Comics) was a Xeric grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. Farel is a co-founder of the comic anthology, Meathaus and has worked on a range of illustration and cartooning projects for book publishers, magazines, studios, ad agencies, and comic book publishers such as Marvel, DC, and Image Comics. Farel just completed an original 300-page watercolored comic book story, The Wrenchies, out in 2014 from First Second Books. He is currently residing in Oregon where he working on his long neglected Pop Gun War follow up (pop gun war : chain letter) and drawing his Eisner nominated webcomic, IT WILL ALL HURT for studygroupcomics.

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

OR – The Cute Girl Network Signing

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Greg Means signs at Floating World Comics on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm

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Jane’s new in town. When she wipes out on her skateboard right in front of Jack’s food cart, she finds herself agreeing to go on a date with him. Jane’s psyched that her love life is taking a turn for the friskier, but it turns out that Jack has a spotty romantic history, to put it mildly. Cue the Cute Girl Network — a phone tree information-pooling group of local single women. Poor Jane is about to learn every detail of Jack’s past misadventures… whether she wants to or not. Will love prevail?

In this graphic novel from Greg Means, Americus author MK Reed, and Joe Flood, the illustrator of Orcs, comes a fast, witty, and sweet romantic comedy that is actually funny, and actually romantic. Join writer, Greg Means, on Wednesday November 13 for a book release party and signing.

Greg Means is a writer, editor, and librarian living in Portland, Oregon. He runs the micro-publishing company Tugboat Press and edits the award winning comic book anthology Papercutter. The Cute Girl Network is his first novel.

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

OR – Sin Titulo Signing

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Artist Cameron Stewart appears at Floating World Comics on Monday November 4th from 6:00pm until 8:00pm on his Sin Titulo Tour!

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Cameron Stewart is on tour supporting the release of the hardcover edition of his Eisner award winning webcomic, Sin Titulo. He’ll be at Floating World on Monday November 4th, from 6-8pm to meet fans and sign copies of his new book.

Following the death of his grandfather, Alex Mackay discovers an enigmatic photograph of the old man smiling happily with an unknown and alluring young woman. Could his grandfather—whom Alex remembers as a sad and broken soul, longing for death— have been leading a double life? Alex’s mounting obsession with unraveling this mystery snatches him away from his mundane existence and thrusts him into a weird and sordid world of ever-escalating danger—where dreams and reality merge, childhood traumas and family secrets are laid bare, and lives are irrevocably altered.

Cameron Stewart (B.P.R.D., Batman & Robin) blends elements of noir, magic realism, and autobiography in this highly lauded and Eisner Award­–winning mystery-thriller.

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

OR – Island of Memory Signing

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Cartoonist T. Edward Bak appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm for a First Thursday art exhibit, book release, and presentation!

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

OR – Press Gang Release Party

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Farel Dalrymple, Zack Soto, and Francois Vigneault sign at Floating World Comics on Wednesday July 3, 2013 from 6-10pm

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*First Thursday has been moved to Wednesday this month due to the Independence Day holiday.

Established in early 2012, three friends joined forces to expedite the success of their publishing goals. Jason Leivian from Floating World, Zack Soto from Study Group, and Francois Vigneault from Family Style shared their knowledge, pooled their resources, travelled far and wide to form a collective as dangerous as their reputations would suggest – a Press Gang!

One year later we are proud to present four monumental new releases -

Object 10 Works by Kilian Eng. Floating World Comics presents Kilian Eng’s second monograph of retro futuristic illustration and graphic design in a gorgeous hardcover edition. Limited edition archival prints will be on display and for sale.

It Will All Hurt by Farel Dalrymple. As regular studygroupcomics.com readers already know, this is one of the coolest science-fantasy adventure comics you will ever read. Printed on bright Golden Age newsprint with risograph covers, IWAH is a weird, sad, silly, and sketchy, fantasy adventure strip with magic and science-fiction and some fighting action. Original art by Farel Dalrymple will be on display and for sale.

Study Group Magazine #2. The second issue of this award winning comics anthology/journal is the perfect accompaniment to Zack Soto’s acclaimed comics website.

Titan #1 by Francois Vigneault. 32 pages of duotone Sci-Fi comics glory. When Mngr João da Silva is sent to Homestead Station on the moon of Titan he finds himself caught in the simmering tensions between the geneticly-engineered Titan workers and the Terran management.

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

OR – Primates Signing

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Artist Maris Wicks signs at Floating World Comics on Saturday June 29, 2013 from 4:30-6:00 pm!

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Maris Wicks has used her opposable thumbs to draw comics for Adhouse Books, Tugboat Press, and Spongebob Comics. When she’s not making comics, Maris works as a program educator at the New England Aquarium. She is an avid tool user and is particularly fond of bananas.

maris_primatesWith Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas, #1 New York Times Best-Selling author Jim Ottaviani returns with an action-packed account of the three greatest primatologists of the last century: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. These three ground-breaking researchers were all students of the great Louis Leakey, and each made profound contributions to primatology—and to our own understanding of ourselves.

Tackling Goodall, Fossey, and Galdikas in turn, and covering the highlights of their respective careers, Primates is an accessible, entertaining, and informative look at the field of primatology and at the lives of three of the most remarkable women scientists of the twentieth century. With charming and inviting illustrations by Maris Wicks, this is a nonfiction graphic novel with broad appeal.

Join us on Saturday June 29th from 4:30-6pm with artist Maris Wicks, to celebrate the release of this wonderful new graphic novel.

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

OR – Adventures of Superman All Out Benefit

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Join writer Jeff Parker on Wednesday May 29 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm to celebrate the release of ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1, featuring work by Jeff Parker and Chris Samnee, plus stories by Jeff Lemire and the team of Justin Jordan and Riley Rossmo. 100% of the proceeds from this issue will be donated to Allout.org to support their fight for LGBT equality.

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

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