OR – My Boyfriend is a Bear Art Exhibition

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Oni Press creator and artist Cat Farris are teaming up with Sequential Art Gallery + Studio to celebrate the release of the original graphic novel, My Boyfriend is a Bear, beginning with an artist reception, Thursday April 5th, from 6pm-10pm, with the exhibition lasting throughout the month. The showing will include Farris’s original process watercolor art used in the graphic novel, limited edition prints of the cover, and more! Limited copies of My Boyfriend is a Bear will also be available for purchase.

About My Boyfriend is a Bear: Nora has bad luck with men. When she meets an (actual) bear on a hike in the Los Angeles hills, he turns out to be the best romantic partner she’s ever had! He’s considerate, he’s sweet, he takes care of her. But he’s a bear, and winning over her friends and family is difficult. Not to mention he has to hibernate all winter. Can true love conquer all?

Cat Farris is the creator of the webcomic The Last Diplomat and the minicomic series Flaccid Badger, has worked for companies such as Amazon and Rovio Entertainment, and illustrated Dark Horse Comics’ Emily and the Strangers. Pamela Ribon is a best-selling novelist, and has written comics such as Rick and Morty™ for Oni Press and her original series Slam! for Boom! Studios. After over a decade working in television, she became a member of Disney Animation’s StoryTrust, where she has co-written Moana and the upcoming Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.

“When I created the art for Bear’s hibernation sequence, I wanted to do it in a way that clearly set his time apart from Nora’s,” said artist Cat Farris. “Using actual watercolor seemed like a natural choice to me to create soft, almost dream-like images. Thanks to the Sequential Art Gallery, folks have a chance to see these pieces in all their original glory!”

“We have been watching Cat for years, seeing her hone both her art style and professionalism,” said Sequential Gallery curator, Kaebel JK Hashitani. “She started talking about My Boyfriend is a Bear last summer, sharing samples of the watercolor work for the book—that’s when we knew it was time to showcase her artwork!”

Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is open for viewing Mondays 2pm-7pm, and by appointment. The exhibit will close Monday April 30th.

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway, Apt 113, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 916-9293

OR – President Trump: Year One Exhibition

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio proudly presents PRESIDENT TRUMP: YEAR ONE, a collection of Trump Administration-inspired political cartoons by MATT BORS. This exhibit satirizes Mr. Trump, and is not in any way an endorsement of his time as president or his administration. The exhibition begins with an artist’s reception from 6pm-10pm on opening night, Thursday, January 4th, and will be available for viewing throughout January.

Matt Bors is a cartoonist and editor based in Portland, OR. His work has appeared in The Nation, The Guardian, Fusion, The Intercept, Foreign Policy, and was collected in the book Life Begins at Incorporation. He was a 2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for his political cartoons and in 2013 founded The Nib.

The exhibit will be on display the entire month of January. The gallery is open for viewing Mondays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit closes on Saturday, January 27th, at the end of business.

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway, Apt 113, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 916-9293

OR – The Art of Colorists Group Exhibit

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is proud to present a collaborative group show featuring the work of comic book color artists known as colorists. The exhibit consists of original artwork and examples of the colorists’ industry work. The exhibition begins with an artist’s reception from 6pm-10pm on opening night, Thursday, December 7, 2017, and will be available for viewing throughout December.

In the simplest of descriptions, a colorist is responsible for adding color to black-and-white comic book art. Over the years the medium of comics has evolved, and so have the skills of color artists. As the work of colorists has become an increasingly dynamic component, their recognition by the industry and their peers has increased. It’s our hope to further that recognition by working with several colorists for this installation.

Among the color artists participating in the show are Lesley Atlansky (Short Order Crooks, Kid Sherlock), Jeremy Colwell (Batman/TMNT, Wonder Woman Rebirth), Jeromy Cox (DMZ, Promethea), Kelly Fitzpatrick (Archie, Bitch Planet, DC Bombshells), Adam Guzowski (Nailbiter, TMNT), Sloane Leong (From Under Mountains, Change), Steve Oliff (Akira), and Rico Renzi (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Spider-Gwen). The exhibit is organized by Fitzpatrick, Atlansky, and Marissa Louise.

The colorists’ group exhibit will be on display the entire month of December. The gallery is open for viewing Mondays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit closes on Saturday, December 30th, at the end of business.

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway, Apt 113, Portland, Oregon 97209
(503) 916-9293

OR – Arm Eyes Art Show

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is proud to present local artist RON CHAN, and his exhibit “ARM EYES”, a collection of his original art, prints, and a new series of watercolors focused on Yang Ren, an obscure character from Chinese folklore . The exhibition begins with an artist’s reception on Thursday, August 3rd from 6pm-10pm on opening night, and will be available for viewing throughout August.

Ron Chan was born and raised in Portland, OR and works as a freelance cartoonist, storyboard artist, and illustrator. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005, and his comics work has been published by Dark Horse, Marvel, and Image Comics. He is best known for drawing Plants vs Zombies comics for Dark Horse.

CHAN: “While I was on a trip to Chicago, I stopped in to the famous Field Museum of Natural History, known best for Sue, the most complete and best preserved T-Rex skeleton yet discovered. While Sue was surely a sight to be seen, what truly caught my eye was much smaller: It was a mask of a Chinese man, with arms sprouting from his eye sockets, and then eyes on the palms of those arms. His name was Yang Ren. He came from the Chinese story Investiture of the Gods, and I knew from the moment I saw him, that I couldn’t allow myself to not draw him. Without any real direction, or guidelines, I drew nine drawings of Yang Ren. Needless to say, things got weird.”

“ARM EYES” will be on display the entire month of August. The gallery is open for viewing Mondays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit closes on Saturday, September 2nd, at the end of business.

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway, Apt 113, Portland, Oregon 97209
(503) 916-9293