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icon-nav_calendar WARREN ELLIS: CAPTURED GHOSTS Documentary Screening Location: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St., Phone: 503-241-0227 (Map)
Date: Fri, Jan. 6, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join us and special guests, Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick (close friends of Warren who are featured in the film) for an exclusive screening of the new documentary by Patrick Meaney, WARREN ELLIS: CAPTURED GHOSTS. We will have DVD copies of Meaney's previous film for sale, GRANT MORRISON: TALKING WITH GODS.

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The film features the most extensive interview Ellis has ever given, and spans his life, from his first memory watching the moon landing as a child, to his recent cross-media success with the film adaptation of Red. Along the way, Ellis's acerbic wit and core belief in humanity comes across like never before.

Complimenting Ellis's own words are interviews with his artistic collaborators, friends and admirers from across all media, including actress Helen Mirren, Director Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), comedian Patton Oswalt, Adult Film Star Stoya, Musician Claudio Sanchez (of Coheed and Cambria), comics writers Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Antony Johnston, and futurist Jamais Cascio. Ellis's comics collaborators like Marvel Comics CCO Joe Quesada, artists Darick Robertson, Ben Templesmith and Phil Jimenez also provide insight into Ellis's mind and creative workings. The film features numerous ambient interludes that spotlight Ellis's prose and writing from both his online columns and his comics.

Posted December 21, 2011 at 9:48 AM | Permalink
icon-nav_calendar 500 PORTRAITS exhibit & signing with Tony Millionaire Location: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St., Phone: 503-241-0227 (Map)
Date: Thu, Jan. 5, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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This January 5th we are proud to present a book signing and art exhibit with Tony Millionaire for his new book, 500 Portraits.

500 Portraits collects for the first time over two decades of portrait work by the beloved and award-winning creator of Drinky Crow's Maakies, Sock Monkey and Billy Hazelnuts. Tony Millionaire's gorgeous fountain pen illustrations, which mingle naturalistic detail with strong doses of the fanciful and grotesque, include the famous (Bob Dylan), the infamous (Abu Ghraib soldier/model Lynndie England), the fictional (Yoda), the animal kingdom (a cockroach), and everything in between. Literary figures (Hemingway), literary characters (Don Quixote & Sancho Panza), Hollywood legends (Steven Spielberg), comics icons (Hergé) and historical figures (Hitler) also figure prominently.

Many of these 500 portraits were created for The Believer, the magazine founded by Dave Eggers that Millionaire has helped define visually with his signature portraits of interview subjects in every issue since the magazine started. But it also includes dozens if not hundreds of illustrations from various other publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Ephemera Press Historical Maps, The Wall Street Journal, and others.

Posted December 21, 2011 at 9:41 AM | Permalink
Board Application Deadline: Extended!

If you're interested in applying to be part of the Stumptown Comics Board of Directors but haven't gotten your application in yet, worry not! The deadline for applications has been extended, and we will be accepting applications until Friday, December 10, 2012 at 5:00 PM (PST)! Now is your chance to join Portland, Oregon's most active comics-centric organization, helping us to shape our offerings, programs, and initiatives for the next several years.

We will still begin interviewing prospective board members on December 14, and hope to conclude interviews before the holidays. All of the information concerning the application process and requirements can be found here in the original announcement.

Posted December 7, 2011 at 7:02 PM | Permalink
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Shawna Gore
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Aaron Duran
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