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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

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