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icon-nav_calendar "Ghost Town" by Emi Lenox Location: Sequential Art Gallery + Studio, 328 NW Broadway #113, Portland, OR 97209 (Map)
Date: Thu, Mar. 1, 2012 - Sat, Mar. 31, 2012
Artist Reception: Thu, Mar. 1, 2012, 6:00 to 10:00 PM

For the month of March, Sequential Art Gallery will be hosting local artist Emi Lenox... and just in time for the release of her book EmiTown Volume 2!

Ghost Town, art by Emi Lenox
Opens: First Thursday, March 1, 2012, 6-10pm
Closes: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Open Thursdays 3-7pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, or by appointment

Lenox has created nine original art pieces especially for her "Ghost Town" show, done in watercolor and ink. The exhibit will also include original pages from EmiTown Volume 2, the second print collection of Lenox's autobiographical online comic, coming in March from Image Comics. Please join us for the artist's reception on First Thursday, March 1, from 6-10pm to check out this wonderful local talent!

Based out of Portland, Oregon, Emi Lenox is a comics creator widely known for her online autobiographical comic, EmiTown. Her work can also be seen in Mike Allred's Madman and Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth. Basically, she's just a nutty girl with the case of the munchies and a deep fond love for comics, cats, bassets, and iPods.

Posted February 24, 2012 at 10:06 AM | Permalink
icon-nav_calendar EmiTown Vol. 2 Release Party with Emi Lenox Location: Bridge City Comics, 3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227 (Map)
Date: Fri, Mar. 9, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our EmiTown Vol. 2 Release Party on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 6pm - 9pm! This event is free to the public. In attendance to sign autographs will be local author Emi Lenox. Copies of the book will be available for sale ($24.99) during the event.

Emi Lenox's day by day autobiographical sketch journey continues in the second volume of EmiTown! Life gets serious in year two with complications of a relationship, the loss of a job, and the excitement of a blooming career. Widely acclaimed for her different approach to diary comics, Emi illustrates each day with humor and brilliance.

Emi once again teams up with Image Comics to publish the second volume of EmiTown! This hefty volume clocks in at 400 pages (much like the first volume) and both this and copies of EmiTown Vol. 1 will be available for purchase!

About the Author:
Based out of Portland, Oregon, Emi Lenox is a comic creator widely known for EmiTown which has been released into a printed collection by Image in Dec. '10. She has also had work in Mike Allred's Madman and Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth. She is currently working on the second collection of EmiTown. Basically, she's just a nutty girl with a case of the munchies and a deep fond love for comics, cats, bassets, and ipods.

Posted February 23, 2012 at 11:50 AM | Permalink
icon-nav_calendar KING CITY book release party with Brandon Graham Location: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209 (Map)
Date: Fri, Mar. 9, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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AT LAST!
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.

LISTING INFORMATION:

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

BIO INFORMATION:

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.

Posted February 23, 2012 at 11:44 AM | Permalink
icon-nav_calendar Oregon History Comics: Vol. 1-10 Release Party Location: Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114 (Map)
Date: Sun, Mar. 4, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join us March 4th at Powell's Books for the public release of Oregon History Comics: Vol. 1-10. Writer Sarah Mirk will present a brief slideshow about the project, followed by a round of history trivia (with prizes for the winners!). Meet some of the participating artists and check out and purchase original artwork made for the comic series, which will be on display for one-night-only.

From women's suffrage in Oregon to the tragic Vanport Flood to the legendary all-ages venue, the X-Ray Café, Oregon History Comics presents oft-dry histories in an exciting and accessible format -- through bold illustrations from some of Portland's best and brightest comics illustrators. Whether you're a history buff or just a casual comics reader, you'll find value in this box set as a way of learning more about why Oregon is the way it is today.

Collected in the set are:
Faces of Lone Fir Cemetery -- Sarah Mirk
Life and Death of the X-Ray Cafe -- John Isaacson
Dead Freeways -- Don Barkhouse
Portland's Black Panthers -- Khris Soden
The Streets of Chinatown -- Harry Lau
Voices of Celilo Falls -- T. Edward Bak
The Vanport Flood -- Nicole Georges
The Lives of Loggers -- BT Livermore
Votes for Women -- Suzette Smith
Oregon Bikes -- Shawn Granton

Posted February 23, 2012 at 11:35 AM | Permalink
icon-nav_calendar GLORY vs HELL YEAH art exhibit & book signing Location: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St., portland, OR 97209 (Map)
Date: Thu, Mar. 1, 2012 - Sat, Mar. 31, 2012
Author Reception with Joe Keatinge: Thu, Mar. 1, 2012, 6-10pm
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Floating World Comics celebrates the release of Joe Keatinge's two new comic series, GLORY and HELL YEAH. We are also proud to present an exhibit of original artwork from GLORY by Ross Campbell and HELL YEAH by Andre Szymanowicz.

LISTING INFORMATION:
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.

Artwork on display until March 31st.

BIO INFORMATION:

Joe Keatinge is the writer of HELL YEAH and GLORY. Co-writer of BRUTAL. He also writes about comics for France's Comic Box magazine. Editor of the Eisner & Harvey award-winning anthology PopGun and One Model Nation.

GOING OUT IN A BLAZE OF GLORY
GLORY #23 marks writer Joe Keatinge's and artist Ross Campbell's bold revival of the Rob Liefeld-created superheroine. Glory has returned to Earth -- this time, not to save it but to live as a human among humans. And there are two young women there who have been waiting for her.

Keatinge and Campbell bring a euro-comic-meets-indie sensibility to the superhero comic. This sensibility is most visible in the art by Campbell, who is known for his realistic and varied depictions of women in his books Wet Moon and Shadoweyes, but also present in the inclusion of new characters Riley and Gloria, through whom the reader gets to know the god-like warrior princess.

"Seeing such a different take on the superhero genre succeed has me thrilled," said writer Keatinge. "Glory is an atypical heroine and I'm very thankful there's such demand to see what we do with her."

THE LAST GENERATION OF HEROES IS HERE!
Twenty years ago, the first-ever superheroes debuted without warning and forever altered our global culture! Now, the generation born in their wake fight to claim their place in a world evolved beyond them! Written by Eisner & Harvey award-winner JOE KEATINGE and illustrated by ELEPHANTMEN and POPGUN's ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ, HELL YEAH combines the over-the-top excitement of the original Image Comics launch with modern, innovative storytelling.

Posted February 23, 2012 at 11:26 AM | Permalink
icon-nav_calendar Graphic Novel Reading Club: March 2012 Location: Bridge City Comics, 3725 N. Mississippi Ave, Phone: (503) 282-5484 (Map)
Date: Thu, Mar. 8, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
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Join us on the second Thursday of every month for Portland's first Graphic Novel Reading Club! We meet at Bridge City Comics at 7pm (directions). Bring a chair and something to drink, if you'd like!

The very first Graphic Novel Reading Club (GNRC) was held on October 27, 2005 and we've been doing it every month since. It's a great opportunity to talk in-depth about comics and graphic novels. Every session, we discuss a book that we've previously chosen. We tend to pick new books two months out in order to give people time to buy, borrow or get them from the library so that they may be thoroughly read and digested for that book's session.

We have a wide range of people join us every month for the GNRC; Male, female, young (well, 21+), old, those who have read comics for years and those folks brand new to it! We also read books from every genre so there's always something new and interesting to discuss. It's not just the latest super-hero exploits! The books we've read include mysteries, science fiction, autobiographical, fiction, historical and much more.

SELECTION FOR March 8, 2011:

PYONGYANG: A JOURNEY IN NORTH KOREA TP
Famously referred to as one of the "Axis of Evil" countries, North Korea remains one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today, even after the death of Kim Jong-il. In early 2001 cartoonist Guy Delisle became one of the few Westerners to be allowed access to the fortresslike country. While living in the nation's capital for two months on a work visa for a French film animation company, Delisle observed what he was allowed to see of the culture and lives of the few North Koreans he encountered; his findings form the basis of this remarkable graphic novel.

Posted February 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM | Permalink
icon-nav_calendar Walking Dead Season 2 Returns Location: Hollywood Theatre 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212-5336 (Map)
Date: Sun, Feb. 12, 2012
Time: 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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It's back! Part 2 of The Walking Dead Season 2 returns February 12, and you can watch it for FREE on the big screen at the Hollywood Theatre, courtesy of Things From Another World.

Join hosts Cort & Fatboy for the second half of AMC's zombie epic! This is a 21+ event, because the Hollywood Theatre now serves beer! Doors open at 8:30 p.m., and the show starts at 9:00 p.m. There's plenty of room for everyone--see you there!

Posted February 10, 2012 at 11:58 AM | Permalink
icon-nav_calendar Cosmic Monkey Valentine's Sale Location: Cosmic Monkey Comics, 5335 Ne Sandy Blvd Portland, OR 97213-2564 (Map)
Date: Sun, Feb. 12, 2012 - Tue, Feb. 14, 2012
Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm every day
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Celebrating 5 years in our current location on Valentine's Day, Cosmic Monkey will have a lovely sale!

50% back issues, 25% off everything else! Hold items, candy, soda, and consignment items are excluded as always.

Posted February 10, 2012 at 11:49 AM | Permalink
icon-nav_calendar Joe Sacco at the Portland Central 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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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!

Posted February 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM | Permalink
icon-nav_calendar Between Gears Release Party w/ Natalie Nourigat Location: Bridge City Comics, 3725 N. Mississippi Ave, Phone: (503) 282-5484 (Map)
Date: Fri, Feb. 24, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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.

Posted February 3, 2012 at 12:08 PM | Permalink
icon-nav_calendar Greg Rucka Signing & Release Party Location: Hollywood Things From Another World, 4133 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR 97212 (Map)
Date: Wed, Feb. 29, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Things From Another World (TFAW) is proud to announce an action-packed event at its Portland, OR location: Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka will sign his newest book, Punisher HC Vol. 1, February 29 from 7-10 p.m. 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?

"We've wanted to do an event with Greg Rucka for years," said TFAW Marketing Manager Elisabeth Forsythe. "His Punisher series offered the perfect opportunity. It's been a huge hit with our customers, and we're excited to have him at our store."

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!

Posted February 3, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink
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