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

August 20, 2012 by  
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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 – Land, Sea & Air Signing Tour

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Before Jules Verne’s flying machines and H. G. Wells’s spaceships, there was Frank Reade, globe-trotting inventor and original steampunk hero. Starting in the nineteenth century, Frank Reade magazines were the world’s first science fiction periodicals. Now Frank Reade and his progeny are back in a new book: Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention! To celebrate the launch of this stunningly designed book, authors Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett—of Boilerplate fame—are hosting a series of events that any Reade family member would be proud to attend.

The events will be held on three consecutive Wednesdays in February, at three Portland comic book stores. Each will have a different theme—Land, Sea, and Air—the three realms Frank Reade explores in his electric vehicles. The authors will also display each of the three model vehicles Guinan himself built for the Frank Reade book, which are rarely shown in public. Attendees will have the chance to talk with the authors and get books signed, as well as meet local steampunks (Land), pirates (Sea), and superheroes (Air).

BONUS: There’s a prize at the grand finale event! The first ten attendees who make it to all three events and get their “Land, Sea, and Air” passports stamped will receive a print of an original Frank Reade engraving signed by both authors, plus custom-stamped Frank Reade chocolate “gold coins” (which will also be available for purchase).

Publishers Weekly predicts Frank Reade will “satisfy even the hardest to please of readers” and praises it as “a stunning multimedia confection of the highest order that creates a detailed and delightful world.”

EVENT CALENDAR

Feb. 8, 6-9 pm: LAND
Location: Floating World Comics (www.floatingworldcomics.com)
400 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209
Guests: Rose City Steampunks, Local 23 (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rcsteam/)
Vehicle: Frank Reade Jr.’s Valiant, an electric battle-wagon

Feb. 15, 6-9 pm: SEA
Location: Bridge City Comics (www.bridgecitycomics.com)
3725 N Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227
Guests: PDXYAR (http://pdxyar.org)
Vehicle: Frank Reade Sr. & Jr.’s Centennial, an electric ironclad gunboat
Bonus: A mock battle between pirates and author Paul Guinan as Frank Reade Jr.!

Feb. 22, 7-10 pm: AIR
Location: Things From Another World (www.tfaw.com)
4133 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97214
Guests: Alter Egos Society (www.alteregossociety.com)
Vehicle: “Wild” Kate Reade’s Aegis, a helicopter airship
Bonus: Prizes awarded to the first ten people who attend all three events, plus all attendees will have exclusive opportunity to purchase custom-stamped Frank Reade chocolate “gold coins.”

About the Authors:
Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett have been collaborating as storytellers since 1989, on works such as their Eisner Award–nominated science fiction comic book series Heartbreakers and their critically acclaimed book Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel. They live in Portland, Oregon.

For more information about Frank Reade, visit www.FrankReade.com or join the Facebook group.

OR – Ladies Night Drink & Draw

Colleen Coover, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Cat Farris, Alison Hallett, Emi Lenox, Jen Van Meter, and Diana Schutz host a ladies-only Drink & Draw on Saturday, February 4th, 2012 from 7-10pm.

Following the positive response to Drink & Draw Like a Lady: West, hosted with the blessing of original event creators Lucy Knisely and Hope Larson, Things From Another World (TFAW) is proud to announce the debut of Ladies Night on Saturday, February 4. This female-only event will kick off with a Q&A featuring notable local women connected to the comics industry, including Colleen Coover, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Cat Farris, Alison Hallett, Emi Lenox, Jen Van Meter, and Dark Horse Comics Executive Editor Diana Schutz, with a Drink & Draw to follow. Complimentary food and beer/wine (21+ with valid ID) will be provided.

“We had such a great response to Drink & Draw Like a Lady, and personally, I really enjoyed getting to know other women who love comics,” said TFAW Marketing Manager Elisabeth Forsythe. “I’m especially excited about our guest speakers, a group of writers, artists, and editors who are a neat cross-section of the local community.”

Do you make comics, love reading comics, or just want to learn more about comics? Come spend the evening with Periscope Studio artists Colleen Coover (Gingerbread Girl) and Cat Farris (Legend of Larsha 2), writer/artist Emi Lenox (Emitown), comic book writers Kelly Sue DeConnick (Supergirl) and Jen Van Meter (Avengers Solo), Portland Mercury Arts Editor Alison Hallett, and Dark Horse Editor Diana Schutz on February 4.

TFAW is also offering 10% off everything in the store during the event. The Q&A will begin promptly at 7 p.m., followed by a Drink & Draw and socializing!

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 www.TFAW.com.

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

OR – Witch Doctor Signing

November 18, 2011 by  
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Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner sign on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 from 7:00PM – 10:00PM.

It’s time for a house call from Witch Doctor! Things From Another World (TFAW) is pleased to announce a signing for the Witch Doctor TPB Volume 1, the first collection from Robert Kirkman’s (The Walking Dead) Skybound imprint, with local creators Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner. Fans can stop by, meet the creators, and purchase copies of the book from 7 to 10 p.m. December 14 at TFAW’s “Hollywood” Portland location, while enjoying complimentary food and beer (21+, with valid ID).

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

OR – Valve Presents Debut

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Things From Another World (TFAW) welcomes creators from video game giant Valve Games to their Portland, Oregon location November 12 from 7-10 p.m. Join Michael Avon Oeming (Powers), Andrea Wicklund, Ted Kosmatka, and Bay Raitt as they debut Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories from Dark Horse Comics, and purchase your copy before the official release date of November 16. Not only will guests enjoy complimentary food and beer (with valid ID), but also free in-store console and PC gaming courtesy of Ground Kontrol, Old Town Computers, and Valve. Plus, attendees can enter to win an original piece of Oeming’s artwork from the book!

For 15 years, Valve has defined the cutting edge of video games. Now Valve joins Dark Horse Comics to bring three critically acclaimed, fan-favorite series to print in a hardcover collection of comics based on Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, and Portal. With more than 200 pages of story, Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories is a must-read for fans looking to further explore the games they love, or comics readers interested in dipping their toes into new mythos!

“There’s a lot of overlap between comics and video game fans in Portland,” said TFAW Senior Director of Retail Operations Andrew McIntire. “Our Valve signing is going to be the perfect storm of these two media–plus, we’re really stoked about including on-site gaming into the mix.”

Be sure to pick up your copy of Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories before it’s available anywhere else! Meet the creators behind some of the most exciting games–and comics–in the world at TFAW in Portland November 12 from 7-10 p.m., and play games like Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, and Portal 2. Follow Twitter.com/TFAW for more updates.

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

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