OR – Dead Weight Release Party

Press Release:

Bridge City Comics is excited to announce our release party for Dead Weight on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 starting at 6pm, with Portland locals writers Terry Blas and Molly Muldoon and artist Matthew Seely! This event is free to the public.

Bridge City Comics will have copies of the Dead Weight trade paperback collection ($19.99) available for purchase at this event! Blas, Muldoon and Seely will be in attendance to sign your copies! Refreshments will be served free of charge. Sketches are at the discretion of the artist.

About Dead Weight:
Deep in the Oregon wilderness sits Camp Bloom, a weight-loss camp where “overweight” teens can “get in shape.” Jesse would rather be anywhere else, but her parents are forcing her to go. Noah isn’t sure if he wants to be there, but it’s too late to turn back. Tony is heartbroken at the thought of giving up his phone and internet. And Kate… well, she likes the hikes, at least. As far as these four teens are concerned, it’s just another boring summer. Until one night, when Jesse and Noah witness a beloved counselor’s murder. The body’s gone by the next morning, but a blurry photo leads to one clue-the murderer is one of the camp’s staff members! But which one? As Jesse, Noah, Kate, and Tony investigate, they quickly discover that everyone’s got their secrets… and one of them would kill to keep theirs hidden.

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Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 282-5484

Flame Con 2018 Announces Further Guests

Flame Con has announced Atla Hrafney, Steve Orlando, Irene Koh, Vita Ayala, and Terry Blas as further guests for their convention on August 18 – 19, 2018 at the Times Square’s Sheraton in New York City which means it’s BIGGER, BETTER, and BOLDER than ever before.  Get your tickets now for the quintessential queer comic con!

Don’t forget, WE WANT YOUR SUGGESTIONS for panels.  We’re taking submissions for panels and performances until May 31st here.

In addition to our previously announced special guests, we’re very proud to announce the addition of…

Atla Hrafney is a rad gal living in a cold tundra like a frozen Hobbit in the middle of Iceland. From this foraging comes a heck of a lot of free time to create fun stories, which exactly what she does a majority of the time. By day she writes comics such as her contribution to the We’re Still Here anthology with artist Phineas Kadinski, and by night she edits other folk’s works. Some of the comics she’s worked on include the hit webcomic Camellia by Ladypcpx and the graphic novel The Carpet Merchant of Konstantinyya by Remena Ashel Yee.

Steve Orlando writes and produces comics, including VIRGIL (IGN’s best Graphic Novel of 2015), Undertow and stories in the Eisner Award Nominated Outlaw Territory at Image Comics. As well, he launched 2015’s Midnighter and 2016’s Midnighter and Apollo, both nominated for GLAAD awards, and took part in Justice League: Gods and MenBatman and Robin Eternal and most recently launched SupergirlThe Shadow / Batman, Justice League of America and The Unexpected for DC Entertainment, as well as CRUDE for Skybound Entertainment.

Irene Koh is an illustrator, karaoke queen, and red meat enthusiast born in Korea and based out of the SF Bay Area. She has drawn THE LEGEND OF KORRA: TURF WARS for Dark Horse, SECRET ORIGINS: BATGIRL for DC, 1602: WITCH HUNTER ANGELA for Marvel, and TMNT: CASEY & APRIL for IDW, among other things.

Vita Ayala spent years working retail, and night security at a one of the oldest museums in New York City, before taking the plunge and entering the Thunderdome lifestyle that is pursuing a career in writing comics. They have since written for DC Comics (Rebirth Wonder Woman Annual #1, Rebirth Batgirl Annual #1), Dark Horse Comics (Secret Loves of Geeks), and Image Comics (Bitch Planet Triple Feature #4), as well as having a creator owned book, The Wilds, out through Black Mask Studios. They live in New York City with their wife and ridiculous cat-son.

Terry Blas is the illustrator/writer behind the comics Ghetto Swirl and You Say Latino. His work has appeared in Rick and Morty, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time. He illustrated the drag superhero book, Mama Tits Saves the World. His latest book is a fat camp murder mystery titled: Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom, published by Oni Press.

Tickets to Flame Con are available through Eventbrite and will feature Daily, Weekend and Weekend VIP passes which includes access to the official 2018 Flame Con party. Tickets can be purchased at www.flamecon.eventbrite.com.

Registration for vendors and exhibitors is also open and can register at www.flamecontables.eventbrite.com.

For more information on Flame Con, please visit www.flamecon.org and for more information on Geeks OUT, please visit www.geeksout.org.

 

 

Hillsboro Library Comics Fest 2018

February 13, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Oregon

Press Release:

Join the Hillsboro Public Library for two afternoons of graphic novel and comic presentations and events. Dark Horse Comics’ Chris Roberson (Hellboy, Serenity, iZombie) and Patric Reynolds (Hellboy, Aliens) will be keynote speakers. Costumes are welcome! Check out the two-day schedule below.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24TH

10:00 – 11:45 AM
Come mingle and get your merch signed!

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Collaboratory – Create your own superhero power bands

12:00 PM
Event Room – Creating Comics for Children
Community Room – Cosplay: What is it, and how can I get involved?

1:00 PM
Event Room – Latinx Voices in Comics with Terry Blas
Community Room – Crowdfunding and Marketing Your Comic with Justin Reuff

2:00 – 3:30 PM
Event Room – Chris Roberson, Keynote

3:30 PM
Event Room – Creating Comics for Teens with John Dover, Justin Reuff

4:30 PM
Event Room – Superheroes: Creating a Hero’s World with John Dover
Community Room – Artist Renderings: From Concept to Published Pages with Patric Reynolds

5:30 PM
Show off your costumes, play board games, and meet like-minded comic aficionados!

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25TH

10:00 – 11:45 AM
Come mingle and get your merch signed!

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Community Room – Comics and Higher Education

12:00 PM
Event Room – Evolution: Creating a New Series with Joe Keatinge, Joshua Williamson, Chris Sebela, and James Asmus (Image Comics)
Community Room – Villians: Creating a Nemesis for Your Hero! with Patric Reynolds, Jon Dover

1:00 – 2:30 PM
Event Room – Patric Reynolds, Keynote

2:30 PM
Event Room – Working for the Big Publishers: What It’s Like to Work with DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse with Patric Reynolds, Alin Silverman
Collaboratory – Cosplay and the Collaboratory

3:30 PM
Event Room – Do You See Yourself in Comics?
Community Room – Comics and the Power of Intellectual Freedom with Charles Brownstein, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

4:30 PM
Event Room – Digital Comics: How to Create Online Comics with Kel McDonald
Community Room – Building a Comic Book from the Ground Up with Jon Dover, Dan Schaefer

5:30 PM
Show off your costumes, play board games, and meet like-minded comic aficionados!

RSVP on Facebook!

Hillsboro Public Library
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 615-6500

The Secret Loves of Geeks Global Signing Event

Press Release:

Dark Horse will release The Secret Loves of Geeks on Wednesday, February 14th, the follow up to last year’s hit anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, edited by Hope Nicholson. The upcoming anthology features comic and prose stories from writers, cartoonists, and professional geeks of all gender identities and sexual orientations about their most intimate, heartbreaking, humorous, and inspiring tales of love, sex, and dating.

Dark Horse is celebrating the release of this book by hosting a simultaneous signing by The Secret Loves of Geeks contributors around the world on Wednesday, February 21st. Writers and comic creators from Finland, Scotland, and across USA and Canada will be appearing in local comic shops to sign copies of the books and chat with fans in this unprecedented mega-event.

Toronto, Ontario – Page & Panel
789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M4W 2G8
416-323-9212

Contributors: Diana McCallum, Saadia Muzaffar, JP Larocque

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Galaxy Comics
200-1109 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R2G 1L4
204-338-5216

Contributors: Hope Nicholson

Helsinki, Finland – Turun Sarjakuvakauppa
Porthaninkatu 9, 00530, Helsinki, Finland
358 44 2308251

Contributors: H-P Lehkonen

Glasgow, Scotland – Forbidden Planet Glasgow
168 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2LW, UK
44 141 331 1215

Contributors: Letty Wilson, Katie West

Austin, Texas – Austin Books & Comics
5002 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-4197

Contributors: Dr. Nerdlove

Denver, Colorado – Mutiny Info Cafe
2 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
(303) 778-7579

Contributors: Dylan Edwards

Houston, Texas – 8th Dimension
15210 West Road, Houston, TX 77095
(281) 856-6506

Contributors: Jessi Jordan

Los Angeles, California – Meltdown Comics and Collectibles
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

Contributors: Amanda Deibert, Cat Staggs, Cecil Castellucci, Ivan Salazar, MariNaomi, Dana Simpson, Kristian Bruun

Portland, Oregon – Books With Pictures
1100 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 206-4369

Contributors: Terry Blas, Kelly Fitzpatrick

San Francisco, California – Comic Art Museum
781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 227-8666

Contributors: Maia Kobabe, Trina Robbins, Jen Aprahamian, Mariko Tamaki

Seattle, Washington – Phoenix Comics & Games
113 Broadway E. Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 328-4554

Contributors: Levi Hastings, Jen Vaughn

OR – The Secret Loves of Geeks Signing

Artists Kelly Fitzpatrick and Terry Blas appear at Books with Pictures on Wednesday, February 21st at 5:00 PMas part of the worldwide celebration of the release of THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS from Dark Horse Comics!

The follow-up to the smash-hit The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, this brand new anthology features comic and prose stories from cartoonists and professional geeks about their most intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring tales of love, sex, and dating. This volume includes creators of diverse genders, orientations, and cultural backgrounds.

RSVP on Facebook!

Books with Pictures
1100 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97202
(503) 498-8499

Boise Library Comic Con 2015

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This weekend the Boise Public Library hosts their third annual comic convention with guests writers and artists including Nate Powell, Steve Lieber, Victoria Jamieson, Joëlle Jones, Farel Dalrymple, Theo Ellsworth, Emi Lenox, Leila del Duca, Natalie Nourigat, Sara Ryan, Terry Blas, Joe Keatinge, Ben Dewey, and Lukas Ketner! The event will also include a Costume Contest, Special Programs, Creator Panels, and Meetups. For more details click the link!

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Boise Public Library
MAIN LIBRARY – 715 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, Idaho 83702
(208) 972-8200