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Stumptown Comics Welcomes New Board Members

Press Release:

Stumptown Comics is proud to announce the confirmation of Joe Keatinge as President, and Pollyanne Birge as Secretary of the corporation. Keatinge is the writer of the upcoming superhero series "Brutal" with illustrator Frank Cho, Executive Editor of the Eisner & Harvey-award winning anthology "PopGun", and former marketing coordinator for Image Comics. His involvement with Stumptown began in 2010 when he helped redesign the Stumptown Comic Arts Awards. Birge has worked with the City of Portland on arts and culture policy under Mayor Sam Adams, and is currently the vice-chair of Portland's Independent Publishing Resource Center. She also volunteered for the Stumptown Comics Fest before joining the board. Keatinge and Birge preside over the current board of Directors, which includes editorial cartoonist Matt Bors, local retailer and co-owner of Cosmic Monkey Comics, Andy Johnson, and past festival director and Stumptown Comics Foundation co-founder Shannon T. Stewart. Current Festival Director Indigo Kelleigh continues to consult with the corporation through this transition.

Stumptown Comics is currently seeking additional experienced applicants to sit on its Board of Directors, to help shape the future of the corporation, and develop its programming and educational offerings. Of particular interest are applicants with an accounting or bookkeeping background to help fill the office of Treasurer. Applicants for these volunteer positions should be able to commit to a minimum of 12-20 hours annually for Board business. Recommended experience may include financial bookkeeping and accounting, skills in development and grant-writing, marketing and public relations, or non-profit organization management. Interested applicants are asked to submit a resumé and cover letter explaining their interest in joining the corporation, their interest in the arts, and experience of the comics medium and local community, sent to secretary@stumptowncomics.com. Applications will be accepted until December 7, with interviews beginning on December 14.

UPDATE: On December 7th, the deadline for applications was extended until 5PM on Friday, December 10.

Stumptown Comics is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 2007 to support the efforts of the organizers of the Stumptown Comics Fest. The corporation has operated in Portland Oregon for five years, and continues to work to raise awareness and appreciation of comics as an art-form through collaborations with the city, including the establishment of Comics Month in 2008.

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Stumptown Comics, Inc.
Board of Directors

Shawna Gore
Chair
Nicolle Farup
Secretary

Pollyanne Birge
Vice-Chair

Aaron Duran
Communications

Anina Bennett
Paula Small
Treasurer

Shannon Stewart

Charles Brownstein