OR – Black Beetle Signing

Francesco Francavilla appears at TFAW on Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.

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TFAW is proud to announce yet another premier event this November: a signing with Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Batman: The Black Mirror, Captain America & Bucky, Black Beetle) Saturday, November 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. at our Portland store! Take a break from family time Thanksgiving weekend and spend time with your comics family. Free food and beer (for those 21+) provided!

Francesco Francavilla, who won the 2012 Eisner Award for Best Cover Artist, is well known for his amazing retro pieces for Lone Ranger, Dark Shadows, Archie Meets Kiss, and Black Panther. He’s currently doing full interiors for Marvel’s Captain America and Black Widow, with writer Cullen Bunn. His creator-owned title, Black Beetle, is due out from Dark Horse Comics in 2012.

We’ll have a selection of Francavilla’s work available for sale, including the debut of Black Beetle in Dark Horse Presents, Batman: The Black Mirror, and more. Plus, make sure to take advantage of our epic Black Friday Sale, starting November 23, with fantastic discounts, $2 doorbusters, and more!

Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

OR – Masks Signing

Writer Chris Roberson signs at Things From Another World on November 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm. 

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Classic pulp heroes collide at the Portland Things From Another World November 28 at 7:00 pm! Green Hornet, Kato, Zorro, The Spider, and The Shadow team up in Masks, a new ongoing series from Dynamite Entertainment, written by Chris Roberson (iZombie, Memorial), with fully painted interiors by Alex Ross (Marvels, Kingdom Come). Meet writer Chris Roberson and pick up your copy of our exclusive Heroic Cover Variant of Masks #1! Free food and beer (21+ with valid ID) provided.

Before superheroes, there were M

asks! It’s 1938, and the Justice Party has swept into office in New York State. But the newly elected officials are in the control of powerful criminals, who quickly corrupt the law to their own advantage. When a fascist police state is instituted, the only ones who stand in defense of the innocent are masked vigilantes like The Shadow, the Green Hornet, Kato, Zorro and The Spider.”We’re longtime fans of Chris Roberson, and we’re thrilled to be hosting a release party for this incredible book,” said TFAW Senior Director of Retail Operations Andrew McIntire. “We can’t wait to see him and Alex Ross bring these pulp icons to life!”Alex Ross returns to full interiors for the first time since 2003 in Masks #1! The Portland TFAW will have copies of Masks #1 for sale for $3.99, including their exclusive variant and standard covers by Alex Ross, Jae Lee, Francesco Francavilla, and Ardian Syaf. They’ll also have rare editions available, including the Sean Phillips Wrap Variant, Alex Ross Sketch Variant, and more. Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be a memorable event for a landmark book by one of the most talented writers in comics!

Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

OR – Not My Bag Signing

Sina Grace signs at Things From Another World on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

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Writer-artist Sina Grace has created beloved cult-hit comics Li’l Depressed Boy and Not My Bag for Image Comics and worked as editorial director for Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint–and he’s visiting Portland! Meet him November 14 at the Portland TFAW for a signing and gallery show from 7 to 10 p.m. Plus, Grace will offer his unique insight into the comics industry with a special Indy Comics Q & A at 7:30! Free food and beer (21+ with valid ID) provided.

Not My Bag is Grace’s semi-autobiographical tale of working in retail hell. A young artist takes a job at a department store in order to make ends meet, but little does he know that he may meet his end! In this gothic story for fans of Persepolis, Blankets, and The Devil Wears Prada, can the artist withstand competitive pressure, treachery, and high fashion while still keeping his soul?

Working on a comic, or thinking about getting started? Grace recently co-headlined the DIY to Image panel at the Tuscon Comic-Con with Li’l Depressed Boy writer S. Steven Struble, offering tips on how creators can get their books noticed. Make sure to bring your questions to TFAW’s Indy Comics Q & A at 7:30 to get practical advice and suggestions from a creator who has immersed himself in nearly every aspect of the comics industry!

The Portland TFAW will have copies of Not My Bag and Li’l Depressed Boy, Grace’s critically acclaimed romance series, for sale, and will also display original pages from Li’l Depressed Boy. Make sure to welcome Grace to Portland November 14!

Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

OR – The Pound: Ghouls Night Out Signing

Ibrahim Moustafa signs at TFAW on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.

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Things From Another World is the place to be this September: come to their signing for IDW Publishing’s The Pound: Ghouls Night Out and meet series artist Ibrahim Moustafa, September 19 at the Portland TFAW from 7 to 10 p.m. Pick up your copy of The Pound: Ghouls Night Out #1, enjoy free food and beer (21+ with valid ID), and get this inside scoop on this new series!

What do two unemployed animal control specialists do when their city is infested with monsters? They open “The Pound,” dedicated to the capture and rehabilitation of unregistered monsters. Now Scottie and Howie have their hands full! A creature is harassing park-goers. The government is investigating them. Ghouls are rebelling, and, if things couldn’t get worse, Scottie’s mother-in-law has decided to visit! Guest starring Proof’s Agent John “Proof” Prufrock!

Ibrahim Moustafa is a self-taught sequential artist from Portland, Oregon. His contributions to such charities as Wonder Woman Day, Full of Pryde, and The Marla Bea Benefit gained him recognition in the original comic art collectors scene, and in 2009 his first published work launched the inaugural titles Citizens and Faction for Carpet Bomb Comics.

Come pick up your copy of The Pound: Ghouls Night Out #1 on release date, get it signed by the artist, and enjoy complimentary food and beer September 19 at the Portland TFAW.

Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

OR – The Creep Signing

Jonathan Case signs at TFAW on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.

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Things From Another World is proud to announce a signing and gallery reception with Eisner Award-winning artist Jonathan Case, September 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Portland TFAW! Case will sign his newest release from Dark Horse Comics, The Creep #1, and display his original pages from The Creep, Green River Killer, Dear Creature, and more! Complimentary food and beer (21+ with valid ID) provided.

Periscope Studios artist Jonathan Case won the Best Reality-Based Work Eisner for Green River Killer this year, as well as the Stumptown Awards for Best Artist and Best New Talent for GRK and Dear Creature. Now he teams up with B.P.R.D. writer John Arcudi for The Creep, a noir miniseries starring Oxel Karnhus, a private investigator who is reunited with his college sweetheart by a horrible tragedy. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola calls it, “A beautiful book and, for my money, no one in comics writes better stories about human beings than John Arcudi.”

Case hit the comics scene in a big way with Green River Killer, a haunting tale of notorious serial killer Gary Leon Ridgway, written by Entertainment Weekly writer Jeff Jensen. Case’s cult-hit Dear Creature, a monster-pulp-romance, showcases a different side of Case’s art and storytelling talent, melding sweetness and sci-fi.

Come pick up your copy of The Creep #1 on release date and get it signed by the artist, and see Jonathan Case’s original pages in person! Copies of Green River Killer and more will also be available for purchase. See you September 12 at the Portland TFAW.

About Things From Another World:
Founded in 1979, Things From Another World is the premier retailer of comic books, toys, collectibles, and pop-culture geek goodness, both in Portland, Oregon and online at TFAW.com.

Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

OR – Bandette Art Show

Colleen Coover appears at Things From Another World on Friday, August 10th, 2012 from 7:00 – 10:00pm.

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Things From Another World is proud to announce that acclaimed artist Colleen Coover (Gingerbread Girl) will show all 13 pages of Bandette, her new ongoing digital series for MonkeyBrain Comics with Paul Tobin (Falling Skies, Amazing Spider-Girl), at the Portland TFAW this August! Come to a gallery reception August 10 from 7 to 10 p.m. for your chance to see the original art for this incredible series, while enjoying free food and beer (for those 21+). The first 100 attendees will receive a free, limited-edition Bandette print!

The debut of digital publisher MonkeyBrain Comics has generated a lot of excitement this summer, and fans have flipped for Bandette, a charming mix of Tintin and Nancy Drew, with a few costumes thrown in! Bandette is leader of a group of urchins dedicated to serving justice, except when thieving is a bit more fun. Follow her and her crew, as they join forces and cross swords with the master thief known only as Monsieur, and one B.D. Belgique, perhaps the most harassed police inspector of all time.

Artist Colleen Coover is a member of Portland, Oregon’s Periscope Studio and well-known for her expressive, vivacious style. She burst onto the scene with the lesbian-themed erotic comic book Small Favors for Eros Comix, and has gone on to contribute to Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Girl, Girl Comics, X-Men First Class, and more. She previously collaborated with her husband, Paul Tobin, on Gingerbread Girl, a tale of magical realism, for Top Shelf Publishing.

The Portland TFAW is the only place you can see the original art for Bandette! Make sure to get there early to receive a free, limited-edition Bandette print exclusive to this event and get it signed by the creators. See you August 10!

Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

OR – Adventure Time Signing

Chris Roberson and Georgia Roberson sign at TFAW on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 from 1:00PM – 3:00PM.

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Boom! Studios’ Adventure Time comics have been a huge hit, selling out nationwide, and Things From Another World (TFAW) is excited to host a signing at their Portland location this Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m., featuring Chris Roberson (Memorial, I, Zombie) and his Adventure Time co-writer, his eight-year-old-daughter Georgia! Come out to pick up your copy of Adventure Time #5 and get it signed. Free soda and juice provided.

“Chris isn’t just an excellent comics writer, but he’s one of our favorite people,” said TFAW Senior Director of Retail Operations Andrew McIntire. “When we heard he and his family were moving to Portland, we wanted to be the first comic shop to welcome them to their new home, and we’re excited to host this signing for Chris and Georgia.”

The Adventure Time comics are based on Cartoon Network’s insanely popular animated show! The series follows the adventures of Finn, a 14-year old boy in the Land of Oo whose best friend is Jake, a dog with magical powers such as growing and shrinking or stretching into many shapes. Finn is a silly kid who wants to become a great hero one day. He might not look too tough, but if there’s evil around, he’ll slay it!

“When we created our new store, one of our top priorities was making it kid-friendly,” said McIntire. “We invite families to come out, meet Chris and Georgia, and check out our kids’ play area and expanded all-ages section.”

Chris Roberson is a critically acclaimed writer who’s written for a wide range of comics, including Cinderella: Fables Are Forever, Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes, and his creator-owned title, Memorial. He collaborated with his daughter, Georgia, on a hilarious tale in Adventure Time #5–make sure to stop by the Portland TFAW June 23 to get your copy!

Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

OR – Angel & Faith Signing

Writer Christos Gage signs at Things From Another World on Wednesday June 13, 2012 from 7 to 10 p.m.

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Angel & Faith writer Christos Gage is signing at the new Portland TFAW June 13 from 7 to 10 p.m. Come meet one of comics’ coolest writers and enjoy free food and beer (21+ with valid ID). Plus, thanks to publisher Dark Horse Comics, you’ll be able to purchase your copy of Angel & Faith: Live Through This TPB Vol. 1 a full week before it hits the stands!

Two of Joss Whedon’s most controversial characters, Angel and Faith, have joined forces in a phenomenal new series by Christos Gage and Rebekah Isaacs! Angel has made bad choices in his life. However, he believes he’s found a way to make amends, by bringing Giles back from the grave!

Cue Faith–rebel Slayer, and Angel’s only ally–who only supports this harebrained scheme to keep her friend from catatonia. New threats emerge as this unlikely duo struggles against real and personal demons, while hitting the dark streets of London!

In addition to Angel & Faith, Gage has been knee-deep in Marvel’s epic crossover event, Avengers vs. X-Men, writing both Avengers Academy and X-Men Legacy. Pick up the most recent issues and get them signed June 2–see you there!

Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

OR – Black & White Gallery Exhibition

Artist Patric Reynolds appears at TFAW in Portland on June 2, 2012 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

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Things From Another World (TFAW) is proud to announce a month-long Patric Reynolds: Black & White Gallery Exhibition, debuting during the new Portland TFAW’s Grand Opening Party June 2 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Guests will be treated to an up-close look at 15 of Reynold’s favorite pieces, which will be displayed throughout the month of June. Complimentary food and beer (for those 21+ with ID) will be provided.

Patric Reynolds is one of the most exciting up-and-coming artist in comics. His raw, dramatic style will be featured in Dark Horse Comics’ upcoming Falling Skies Season 2 prequel, written by Paul Tobin and based on the popular TNT television show. Reynolds is also well-known for his work on Let Me In, Serenity: Float Out, and Abe Sapien.

“The most exciting thing about our new Portland store is that it offers us a lot of opportunities to expand into new areas, like gallery shows,” said TFAW Senior Director of Retail Operations Andrew McIntire. “Patric’s art will be the perfect addition to our epic Grand Opening party, and we’re proud to display it all month long.”

Reynolds’ gallery pieces will include pages from Let Me In, Serenity: Float Out, Falling Skies, and Aliens: Colonial Marines, among others, as well as several character sketches. These pieces will be available for sale throughout the month of June. Don’t miss TFAW’s Grand Opening celebration–mark June 2 down now!

Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232

 

OR – Punisher Signing

Greg Rucka signs at TFAW on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM

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Things From Another World (TFAW) is proud to announce an action-packed event at its Portland, OR location: Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka will sign his newest book, Punisher HC Vol. 1, February 29 from 7-10 p.m. This is a free, all-ages event with complimentary food and beer (21+ with ID).   For Frank Castle, death comes easy–life is where things get complicated. As New York City’s body counts continue to rise, the city’s streets are teeming with more criminals than ever. The Punisher has returned with everything’s he’s got to serve his own brand of justice . . . but can he survive the darkness stored in his own arsenal?

“We’ve wanted to do an event with Greg Rucka for years,” said TFAW Marketing Manager Elisabeth Forsythe. “His Punisher series offered the perfect opportunity. It’s been a huge hit with our customers, and we’re excited to have him at our store.”   Greg Rucka is one of the most acclaimed creators in comics today, and the writer behind Stumptown, Queen & Country, Batwoman: Elegy, and more. Winner of multiple Eisner Awards, Rucka has also been honored by the Harvey Awards and GLAAD. Don’t miss out on your chance to pick up the first chapter of his epic Punisher series and get it signed February 29!

Things from Another World
4133 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

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