Authors Jonathan Hennessey and Mike Smith along with illustrator Aaron McConnell appear at Powell’s City of Books on Friday, December 4th at 7:30 PM! The Comic Book Story of Beer, the first-ever non-fiction graphic novel focused on this most favored beverage.
About the Authors
JONATHAN HENNESSEY is a veteran of the Hollywood film and television industry. He has worked as a story and screenplay analyst for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Phoenix Pictures, and has appeared on panels at New York Comic-Con and on The Rachel Maddow Show and The John Batchelor Show. MIKE SMITH has worked in breweries large and small for the last two decades. He is currently head brewer at Back East Brewing Company.
AARON MCCONNELL is an award-winning freelance illustrator, comics creator, and the artist of The U.S. Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation; Forward, 54th!; and The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation of the Civil War. He received an MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently a member of Periscope Studio. He has worked for both Marvel and DC Comics on such titles as Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane and Batman/Superman.
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
Artist and co-creator BEN MACKEY appears at Challengers on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm to sign copies of both SAINTS #1 AND #2!
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
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One of Dark Horse Comics’ premier sci-fi adventure epics returns August 7 with the release of Ron Randall’s Trekker Omnibus, collecting the complete adventures of bounty hunter Mercy St. Clair and featuring more than 60 pages of brand-new color material! Come to the Portland TFAW August 7 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. for a signing and release party with creator Ron Randall (Supergirl, Silence & Co.). Complimentary food and beer (for those 21+ with valid ID) provided.
Trekker debuted in 1986 at the dawn of Dark Horse Comics, setting the standard for fresh, innovative comics that reached outside the mainstream. Centering on the exploits of Mercy St. Clair, a tough-as-nails bounty hunter navigating a violent society, Randall introduced a groundbreaking female character who electrified fans of all ages.
“It’s of stuff like Trekker that revolutions are begun,” said Gail Simone (Batgirl, Wonder Woman), who wrote the foreword for the Trekker Omnibus. “A female character that is sexy but not sexualized, that is tough but not without flaws and doubts, and that is dangerous but not without compassion.”
“Trekker is the most demanding and rewarding project I’ve worked on in my career,” said creator Ron Randall, a member of Portland’s Periscope Studio. “I’m very proud of the work Dark Horse and I have done to make this collection definitive for the long-time Trekker fan, and also the perfect introduction to the character. Getting the chance to present all these original stories in one unified work is absolutely the highlight of my professional life.”
Celebrate the triumphant return of Mercy St. Clair at the Portland TFAW August 7: meet Ron Randall, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and pick up your copy of the Trekker Omnibus!
Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
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Co-creators Jeff Parker and Erika Moen celebrate the print release of Bucko, a comical murder-mystery, at The Comics Dungeon on Saturday October 20, 2012!
Jeff Parker is largely known as a writer for Marvel Comics on books like HULK, THUNDERBOLTS and X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, but he sometimes draws as with his breakout adventure graphic novel THE INTERMAN. Parker has also worked as a storyboard artist for TV animation, commercials, and music videos.
250 NE 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105
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Erika Moen signs at Comics Dungeon on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 1:00pm until 7:00pm!
The Comics Dungeon continues to celebrate its 20th Anniversary with more guest signings!
Erika Moen is a comic artist and illustrator working in Portland, OR as a member of Periscope Studio. She’s best known for her award winning self-published comic series, DAR!, A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary that explorers her life, career, and relationships. She is also currently working on the webcomic Bucko, a Comical-Murder Mystery with writer Jeff Parker.
Erika will be at the Comics Dungeon signing copies of her books and other material from 1-4pm on Saturday the 21st!
250 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105
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Natalie Nourigat & Cat Farris appear on Friday, April 15th, 2011 from 8:00-11:30PM
Drink & Draw Like a Lady returns to Portland for a second year Friday, April 15 at the Hollywood Things From Another World (TFAW) at 4133 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.
This is a very special women-only event! All ladies–whether they create comics, love comics, or just want to learn more about them–are invited to take part in some female positivity, as well as complimentary hors de’oeurves, beer, and wine (with valid I.D.).
Founded in 2009 by Hope Larson as a pre-MoCCA event and organized this year by Lucy Knisley, Drink & Draw Like a Lady is an excellent opportunity for women to sketch, socialize with the local comics community, and network. Do you have minicomics and business cards to share? Bring ’em! Are you new to comics and want to get the female perspective? This is the perfect event for you.
Periscope Studio artists Cat Farris and Natalie “Tally” Nourigat are spearheading the West Coast edition this year. “There are so many incredible female creators, editors, and fans of comics in Portland,” said Farris. “It’s the perfect place for an event like this–we were really happy about the energy it generated last year.”
“I grew up reading comics in the ’80s and ’90s,” said TFAW Marketing Manager Elisabeth Forsythe, “but there wasn’t really a female support system for me back then. I’m so happy there are so many women in comics today, and that TFAW can host an event of this stature.”
Things from Another World
4133 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97214