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

OR – Relish Signing

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Lucy Knisley signs at Floating World Comics on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm!

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Press Release:

Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe—many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy’s original inventions.

A welcome read for anyone who ever felt more passion for a sandwich than is strictly speaking proper, Relish is a graphic novel for our time: it invites the reader to celebrate food as a connection to our bodies and a connection to the earth, rather than an enemy, a compulsion, or a consumer product.

Lucy Knisley was born in New York City, raised in Rhinebeck, NY, and educated in Chicago. She has come home to roost in a tiny apartment in Manhattan, where she can be closer to her mom’s cooking. Her comics about life, food, travel and her adventures have gained her a devoted audience on the Internet, and she is now doing food comics for the magazine Saveur, who just sent her to Africa. Lucy’s first book, French Milk, is a travelogue about a trip to Paris. Relish is her most recent work.

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

OR – Task Force Rad Squad Signing

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Caleb Goellner and Ryan Hill sign at Floating World Comics on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 6:00 till 8:00 pm! RSVP on Facebook!

Caleb Goellner is a blogger based in Portland, OR. He’s originally from Kansas City, where he first met Buster Moody, colorist of Bayou and Screamland: Death of the Party. The duo bonded with Portland illustrator Ryan Hill, artist and colorist of the Dark Horse Comics Avatar: The Last Airbender Free Comic Book Day 2013 issue, over a shared love of tokusatsu, manga, and LEGO. Task Force Rad Squad is the trio’s first team-up in an ongoing war against space monsters.

Earth’s legit-est teenage protectors have vanquished evil and are settling into sleep mode… until their new mentor accidentally unleashes a fresh batch of cosmic monsters, forcing them to engage evil once again as Task Force Rad Squad.

Task Force Rad Squad #1 is a 32-page, full-color calamity by writer Caleb Goellner, artist Buster Moody, and colorist Ryan Hill that introduces readers to three teens with radditude, their substance-addled “mentor” and the weary AI known as PhRANCIS. Powered by the specious cosmic tech of an extinct Space Wizard civilization, the team has inherited a universe of messes that they rightfully resent having to mop up. But who knows? Maybe their struggle to protect Earth from sentient birthday cakes and hot garbage will wind up teaching them the true meaning of friendship? Maybe??? Seriously, we have no idea!

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

OR – SuicideGirls Signing

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Press Release:

On Friday, March 29, 2013, some of your favorite SuicideGirls will be signing their hard cover photo book of tattooed pinup girls entitled Hard Girls, Soft Light at Floating World Comics in Portland. Make sure to get to Floating World Comics early because the first 25 people to have a copy of Hard Girls, Soft Light signed will receive a free yearlong membership to SuicideGirls.com.

After the book signing join local SuicideGirls as well as Rigel and Radeo for an official after party at Matador Bar. Interested in being a SuicideGirl? Introduce yourself to the SG model coordinator, Rigel Suicide, and show her what you are made of.

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

OR – Hawkeye Signing

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Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber, and Jesse Hamm sign at Floating World Comics on Wednesday March 13th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm to celebrate the release of HAWKEYE VOL. 1 MY LIFE AS A WEAPON TP. They will also have copies of the Hurricane Sandy benefit issue, Hawkeye #7 for sale. 100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to American Red Cross, to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. Hawkeye #7 artists Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm will be available to draw sketches for fans in exchange for American Red Cross donations.

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

OR – Susceptible Launch Party

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Geneviève Castrée appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 6:00-9:00 pm for a Susceptible book release, artist presentation and signing

Author bio:
Geneviève Castrée was born in Québec in 1981. Sometimes interdisciplinary, she is mostly known for her work as an illustrator and cartoonist. Impatient and lazy, Geneviève never officially studied “art”. She has made a few books and has had a few exhibitions in places such as Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Geneviève Castrée lives and works in the Pacific Northwest. She also has a music project called “Ô PAON”, and her first graphic novel SUSCEPTIBLE will be released in February 2013 by Drawn & Quarterly.

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

OR – Cartoon Utopia Signing

Ron Regé, Jr. signs at Floating World Comics on Friday, December 14, from 5-7pm.

Press Release:

Ron Regé, Jr. is a very unusual yet accomplished storyteller whose work exudes a passionate moral, idealistic core that sets him apart from his peers. The Cartoon Utopia is his magnum opus, a unique work of comic art that, in the words of its author, “focuses on ideas that I’ve become intrigued by that stem from magical, alchemical, ancient ideas & mystery schools.” It’s part sci-fi, part philosophy, part visual poetry, and part social manifesto. Regé’s work exudes psychedelia, outsider rawness, and pure cartoonish joy.

In The Cartoon Utopia, “Utopians” of the future world are attempting to send messages through consciousness, outside of the constricts of time as we understand it. They live in a world of advanced collective consciousness and want to help us understand how to achieve what they have accomplished. They get together to perform this task in a way that evolved out of our current system of consuming information and entertainment. In other words, the opposite of television. Instead, these messages appear in the form of art, music and storytelling.

Ron is currently on tour playing drums with his band, Lavender Diamond. Before their show that evening at the Doug Fir he will be at Floating World from 5-7pm to celebrate the release of The Cartoon Utopia.

Bio info:

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.

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

OR – The Secret Voice Signing

Aidan Koch, Zack Soto, and Ephameron appear at Floating World Comics on Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm.

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Press Release:

For the month of December we present “Within Without” a duo art show by Belgian artist, Ephameron and Aidan Koch. Ephameron’s work captures moments, thoughts and feelings in a combination of various techniques and materials such as collage, drawing, digital printing and screenprinting. The art opening on Thursday, December 6th will double as a release party for Aidan Koch’s Field Studies (published by Floating World Comics) and Zack Soto’s Secret Voice. Field Studies is a series of drawings from Aidan Koch’s travels beginning in January 2012. This book collects all 90 drawings in a perfect bound volume also suitable for travel.
The Secret Voice is an epic adventure comic like no other – visually, equal parts Fort Thunder and  Eurocomic, and narratively a study of action and reaction with tongue-in-cheek character work and a troubled, unreliable narrator. Mysticism, kung fu fighting, incredible monsters, and unique world-building all come together in an action-packed and explosive comic book. Serialized weekly on the popular webcomics portal StudyGroupComics.com, The Secret Voice v.2 #1 collects the rollicking first year of full color updates. Creator Zack Soto will be in attendance signing copies of the new publication and exhibiting original pages of comics art.

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

OR – The Hypo Signing

October 31, 2012 by  
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Noah Van Sciver signs at Floating World Comics on  Tuesday, November 6, 2012 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.

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Press Release:

The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln, a documentation of Abraham Lincoln’s crushing cloud of depression by Noah Van Sciver! Reading Noah’s sensitive look at Lincoln’s irrepressible ambition despite his troubled times is even better than one of those sun lamps. The debut graphic novel from Noah Van Sciver follows the twentysomething Abraham Lincoln as he loses everything, long before becoming our most beloved president. Lincoln is a rising Whig in the state’s legislature as he arrives in Springfield, IL to practice law. With all of his possessions under his arms in two saddlebags, he is quickly given a place to stay by a womanizing young bachelor who becomes his friend and close confidant. Lincoln builds a life and begins friendships with the town’s top lawyers and politicians. He attends elegant dances and meets an independent-minded young woman from a high-society Kentucky family, and after a brisk courtship, becomes engaged. But, as time passes and uncertainty creeps in, young Lincoln is forced to battle a dark cloud of depression brought on by a chain of defeats and failures culminating into a nervous breakdown that threatens his life and sanity. This cloud of dark depression Lincoln calls “The Hypo.”

Dense crosshatching and an attention to detail help bring together this completely original telling of a man driven by an irrepressible desire to pull himself up by his bootstraps, overcome all obstacles, and become the person he strives to be. All the while unknowingly laying the foundation of character he would use as one of America’s greatest presidents.

Noah Van Sciver was born in 1984 and raised in a large Mormon family in New Jersey. He first came to comic readers’ attention with his comic book series Blammo, which earned him an Ignatz nomination in 2010. He currently lives in Denver, CO with his cat Getrude among stacks of books.

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

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