OR – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Things From Another World will open early at 9 am Saturday, May 3 for Free Comic Book Day, an incredibly popular, family-friendly event! Choose up to 10 special free comics from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and more (while supplies last), shop $2 and $5 doorbusters, and get autographs from your favorite comic book creators.

Plus: get 20% off almost everything in the store*, and save an additional 5% if you’re a TFAW box customer! Later, come back for the Free Comic Book Day After Party at the Portland TFAW from 7 to 10 pm, featuring free burgers and dogs (including veggie options), complimentary beer (for those 21+), prizes, music, and more.

Signing Schedule:
10:00 am-12:00 pm
* Greg Rucka (Lazarus, Veil, Punisher)
* Terry Dodson (X-Men, Catwoman)

12:00-2:00 pm
* Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Whiteout)
* Jim Valentino (Co-Founder of Image Comics)

2:00-4:00 pm:
* Chris Roberson (Sovereign), Chris Sebela (Ghost), Adam P. Knave (Never Ending), and Ibrahim Moustafa (The Pound)
2:30-4:30 pm:
* David Marquez (Ultimate Spider-Man)

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

OR – Elfquest Signing

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Wendy Pini and Richard Pini, creators of the fantasy epic Elfquest, appear at the Portland TFAW March 26 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. for a signing and Q&A! Attendees can pick up issues #1 and #2 of Elfquest: The Final Quest from Dark Horse Comics and enjoy free food and beer (those 21+ with valid ID).

Debuting in 1978, Elfquest grew to become a cult hit series with millions of fans. Focusing on a community of elves who struggle to survive on a primitive Earth-like planet, this fantasy epic has captured the imaginations of comic book readers worldwide. Now, after a break of several years, the Pinis have returned with Elfquest: The Final Quest, the action-packed continuation fans have been waiting for!

Bring your questions: the Q&A will be from 7 to 8 p.m., with the signing after. Don’t miss the next thrilling chapter of Elfquest: meet the creators and hang out with your fellow fans March 26 at the Portland TFAW!

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

OR – Tomb Raider Signing

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GAIL SIMONE signs at TFAW on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 from 7:00PM till 10:00PM!

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She’s coming for you! Things From Another World (TFAW) is honored to welcome superstar writer Gail Simone (Batgirl, Birds of Prey) to the Portland TFAW February 26 from 7-10 p.m. for a Tomb Raider signing and Q & A. Bring your questions: the Q & A will begin at 7:00 p.m., with the signing at 8:00 p.m. Free food and beer (for those 21+ with ID) will be provided.

Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft is one of the most famous and recognizable video game characters in history, and Gail Simone is launching her on the adventures that will change her life forever in Dark Horse Comics’ new ongoing Tomb Raider comic book series. This is the official continuation of Lara Croft’s story from the 2013 video game, which has sold more than 4 million copies!

“I’m excited to get to do a signing at one of my favorite stores anywhere, and excited for people to finally get to read our continuation of the Tomb Raider saga,” said Gail Simone. “It’s going to be far too much fun for everyone, I think!”

“We’re huge fans of Gail Simone and have wanted to do a signing with her for years,” said TFAW Vice President Andrew McIntire. “We’re thrilled to host her at the Portland TFAW–this is going to be an event to remember!”

Gail Simone is one of the most celebrated writers in comics, known for her dynamic portrayals of strong female characters and her unique mixture of humor and darkness. After breaking into the mainstream with Deadpool, Simone has had acclaimed runs on Secret Six, Welcome to Tranquility, Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey, Batgirl, Red Sonja, and more.

Don’t miss this chance to get insight from Gail Simone into her latest projects and pick up your copy of Tomb Raider #1 February 26 at the Portland TFAW. Signing policy: limited to items purchased at TFAW (with receipt), plus three outside items.

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

OR – Kirby Krackle Performs

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Kirby Krackle, Seattle’s hottest nerd rock band, plays at the Portland Things From Another World on Monday July 15th with openers H2Awesome as part of their “Sounds Like You” 2013 West Coast Tour! Come to the Portland TFAW at 2916 NE Broadway: the cover is $7, doors open at 7:30, and the show is from 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Kirby Krackle is headed by Kyle Stevens, who has been reading comics and writing and recording music since the age of 13, and Jim Demonakos, founder of Seattle’s Emerald City Comicon as well as The Comic Stop chain of retail stores. Known for high-energy shows and songs referencing pop-culture icons, comic book characters, and video games, Kirby Krackle’s name has become synonymous with melding nerd themes with superior musicianship.

“One of the key advantages of moving the Portland TFAW to our new location is the increased space to do big, one-of-a-kind events,” said TFAW Vice President Andrew McIntire. “We’re excited to have Kirby Krackle and H2Awesome come and blow the doors off!”

This is the first West Coast tour for New York’s H2Awesome, which includes Charlie LaGreca (artist/illustrator for DC Comics, co-founder/director of Denver Comic-Con), Jeff LaGreca (writer/director of Bijou and the ‘Bots, Gargoyle Garden, and Elfland), Jon Price (writer/creator of Magus and 12 Gauge Comics), Matt van Metre, and Gregg Zehentner.

Water/sodas and light snacks provided. CDs for both bands will be available for purchase. Make sure to come to the Portland TFAW 7/15 for an evening of geeky fun!

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

OR – Daytripper Signing

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Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon sign at Things From Another World on Wednesday May 22 from 7:00 till 10:00 p.m.

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Superstar Brazilian artists–and twin brothers–Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon are signing at the Portland Things From Another World May 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. Meet the multiple Eisner Award-winning talents behind B.P.R.D. Vampire, Casanova, Daytripper, The Umbrella Academy, and more! Attendees will enjoy free food and beer (those 21+ with valid I.D.) and receive raffle tickets to win an original sketch by Fábio Moon (pictured in the event poster, above).

SIGNING POLICY: Get anything purchased at TFAW (with receipt) signed! Outside items (not purchased at TFAW) limited to three per customer.

Gabriel Bá rose to prominence as artist for The Umbrella Academy in 2007. Written by Gerard Way, it won the Eisner Award in 2008 for Best Limited Series. Fábio Moon delighted fans worldwide with Sugarshock, a one-shot written by Joss Whedon that won an Eisner Award for Best Web Comic. The brothers often work alongside one another, including on such acclaimed series as Casanova, with writer Matt Fraction, B.P.R.D. 1947, with Mike Mignola and Josh Dysart, and B.P.R.D. Vampire, with Mike Mignola. Their creator-owned series, Daytripper, won the 2011 Eisner Award for Best Limited Series.

In addition to their signing at the Portland TFAW, the brothers are also guests of The International Comic Arts Forum May 23-25, where they will have two tables on Friday, May 24th.

The Portland TFAW will have a wide variety of books by Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon available for purchase. Mark your calenders for this signing May 22 for your chance to meet these talents in person and enter to win an original sketch!

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

OR – Mermin Signing

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Joey Weiser signs at Things From Another World on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 4:00 until 7:00 pm!

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Who is Mermin the merman from Mer? Find out March 6 at the Portland Things From Another World from 4 to 7 p.m. at their Mermin Book One: Fish out of Water signing with Joey Weiser! Celebrate the release of this charming all-ages book from Oni Press, enjoy a complimentary “after-school snack,” and meet writer/artist Joey Weiser (SpongeBob Comics, The Ride Home).

When Pete and his friends find a fish-boy washed up on the beach, their lives are turned upside down! Mermin just escaped the undersea kingdom of Mer, and is ready to have some fun on dry land. But why would this aquatic kid be afraid to swim? Perhaps it has something to do with the fishy pursuers who have followed him from the depths below!

“Mermin is a delightful book that is the best kind of ‘all-ages’ graphic novel: there’s plenty for both adults and children to enjoy,” said TFAW Public Relations Manager Elisabeth Allie. “We’re excited to have Joey Weiser over for a fantastic signing.”

Comics fans of all ages–don’t miss the Mermin signing at the Portland TFAW March 6. Copies of the Mermin hardcover will be available for purchase for $19.99. Parents: please accompany your children to this exciting event!

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

OR – Gambit Signing

ja0213Writer James Asmus signs at Things From Another World on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 7:00 until 10:00 pm!

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We’re proud to announce a signing with writer James Asmus (Thief of Thieves) February 27 at the Portland TFAW from 7 to 10 p.m. Writer/performer Asmus will be signing copies of Gambit from Marvel Comics, as well as his new creator-owned series from Image Comics, The End Times of Bram & Ben. Free food and beer (21+ with valid ID) will be provided.

The X-Men’s Ragin’ Cajun returns to a life of crime in Gambit, an action-packed solo series with art by Clay Mann (X-Men Legacy). The End Times of Bram & Ben, Asmus’s hilarious collaboration with Jim Festante and Rem Broo, presents a totally different story: when the Rapture happens, Bram is taken to heaven due to a clerical mistake–only to be immediately returned. Now he and his more level-headed friend Ben must contend with the upcoming Armageddon–not to mention a world full of “sinners.”

James Asmus is a long-time writer, performer, and theater playwright, with works produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, and Portland, Oregon. In addition to Gambit and The End Times of Bram & Ben, he is currently co-writing Thief of Thieves for Image Comics with Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead). TFAW will have a wide range of Asmus’s comics available for purchase–don’t miss out on this fantastic signing February 27!

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

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