Wednesday, February 29, 2012

03/09 King City book release and signing @ FWC

-- Press Release FWC  --

The long-awaited collection of the complete KING CITY series is here!

Joe is a catmaster, trained to use his cat as any tool or weapon. His best friend Pete falls in love with an alien he’s forced to sell into green slavery, while his ex Anna watches her Xombie War veteran boyfriend turn into the drug he’s addicted to. King City, an underbelly of a town Run by spy gangs and dark dark magic with mystery down every alleyway.

All 12 hard-to-find issues collected in a 400+ page graphic novel. Brandon will be at Floating World from 6-9pm to sign books, sell art and meet fans.


WHO: Brandon Graham
WHAT: King City book release and signing
WHEN: Friday, Mar. 9th, 6-9pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.


Brandon Graham initially made a name for himself with such revered classics as Pillow Fight, Perverts of the Unknown, Universe So Big, October Yen, Escalator, Multiple Warheadz and the Eisner nominated series, KING CITY. This year Graham relaunched Rob Liefeld’s, PROPHET, with artist Simon Roy, as part of 2012’s Extreme line.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Stumptown Comic Fest Events

Everyone should check out the Events page at Stumptown Comics Fest.    It is a great source of comic events.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sketch Blogs / ComicTwart

"Go Ask Alice" by Urbanbarbarian
There are many great Sketch blogs out there. Sketch blogs usually pick a theme and then artists submit drawings to be posted. The illustration on the left is from ComicTwart; the theme was Fables and the artist is Urbanbarbarian.

You should check out some of the many Sketch blogs; sometimes an artist's best work comes out of them.

Here are a couple of other fun ones:

If anyone knows other great ones let me know.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

02/29 Greg Rucka Signing at TFAW

---Press Release TFAW----

We’re proud to announce another action-packed event! Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka will sign his newest book, Punisher HC Vol. 1, February 29 from 7-10 p.m at our Hollywood TFAW store in Portland, Oregon. Even though the book carries a Parental Advisory, 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?

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!


02/24 Between Gears Release Party w/ Natalie Nourigat @ Bridge City Comics

Between Gears Release Party w/ Natalie Nourigat
Location: Bridge City Comics,
3725 N. Mississippi Ave,
Phone: (503) 282-5484
Date: Fri, Feb. 24, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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---Press Release from Bridge City Comics---

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Between Gears Release Party on Friday, February 24, 2012 from 6pm - 9pm! This event is free to the public. In attendance to sign autographs will be local author Natalie Nourigat. Copies of the book will be available for sale ($19.99) during the event. This honest, autobiographical account of a college senior's life will transport you to the land of Jell-O shots, term papers, job interviews, road trips, and sanguine optimism in the face of uncertainty and change. Trade paperback collects the comic in its entirety, with 30 pages of new material! Come help us celebrate Natalie's impressive accomplishment of not only having her first book published, but having it published by Image Comics, the comics industry's third largest publisher! Beverages will be provided and there may be cookies! No Jell-O shots, though. 

About the Author: Natalie Nourigat was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She went to college at the University of Oregon and majored in Japanese with a minor in business. She wrote her senior thesis for the Clark Honors College on sequential art and storytelling in comics. Natalie interned at Periscope Studio in 2008 and was delighted to join the studio in 2011. She works alongside some of the best writers and artists in comics. Natalie is studying French and hopes to visit France with her mom in 2013. She enjoys travel, piano music, Ghibli movies, martial arts, and coffee.

03/01 GLORY and HELL YEAH double book release and art exhibit @ FWC

Come celebrate the release of Joe Keatinge’s two new comic series, GLORY and HELL YEAH. Also they will present an exhibit of original artwork from GLORY by Ross Campbell and HELL YEAH by Andre Szymanowicz.

WHO: Joe Keatinge, artwork by Ross Campbell and Andre Szymanowicz
WHAT: GLORY and HELL YEAH double book release and art exhibit
WHEN: Thursday Mar. 1st, 6-10pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Jackson School Game Night

We went to our School's Game night that was put on by Rainy Day Games as a fund raiser.    Last year we picked up the great game Zombie Dice.  Which is a must have party game.

We played a ton of different games, but both boys liked Pixy Cubes.     It is great because you can play 1-4 players.     There are ton of variations in the game that can vary in difficulty.

Also everyone should note that Rainy Day Games is a great game store and is now carrying graphic novels.   I believe they will be having a free comic book day event.

Friday, February 10, 2012

02/18 Joe Sacco @ Portland Library

Location: Portland Central Library, 801 S.W. 10th Avenue, Portland, OR (Map)
Date: Sat, Feb. 18, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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from Fanagraphics:

We're excited to announce a rare hometown appearance by our International Man of Mystery, Joe Sacco!

He will be a guest at the Portland Central Library on Saturday, February 18th, where he will discuss his internationally acclaimed works, like Safe Area Gorazde and Palestine, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
Our friends from Floating World Comics will be on site to sell these titles so you can have them signed by Joe after the discussion!

Tickets for this event are free, and will be available 30 minutes prior to the program. Space at programs is limited, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Portland Central Library is located at 801 S.W. 10th Avenue in lovely downtown Portland, and this event will take place in the U.S. Bank Room. Do not miss it!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

02/18 Checkout LiveWire Radio featuring Brian Michael Bendis.

Checkout LiveWire Radio featuring Brian Michael Bendis.

Location:    Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 NE Alberta St, Phone: 503-719-6055
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 7:30 PM

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