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2013 Stumptown Comics Fest Guest Profile - Ted Naifeh

Ted_Naifeh_SelfPortrait.jpgAs we draw closer and closer to the 10th Stumptown Comics Fest, so to do we continue our spotlight on our special guests for this year's festival. This week we turn our focus toward creator Ted Naifeh.

Calling San Francisco his home, Ted Naifeh first entered the comic book world in 1998 as the co-creator of Gloomcookie. In 2002, Naifeh introduced the world to the Eisner award nominated series Courtney Crumrin for Oni Press, wrapping the series in March of 2013. Also with Oni Press, Ted Naifeh is the creator of the swashbuckling series, Polly and the Pirates. In addition to his creator-owned work, Ted Naifeh worked on the DC digital series Ame-Comi Girls: Duela Dent. You can learn more about his work at www.tednaifeh.com

Posted March 28, 2013 at 4:38 PM | Permalink
2013 Stumptown Comics Fest Guest Profile - Morgan Jeske

morganjeske.jpegContinuing with our spotlight on our special guests for this year's festival, this week we turn our focus to artist Morgan Jeske.

Hailing from Vancouver B.C., Jeske is the illustrator of the Image Comics title Change by fellow guest Ales Kot, and an original project called Disappearing Town as part of Study Group Comics. Jeske is one of a select number of artists that will be creating limited edition prints at this year's festival!

For a preview, please click here to see a work in progress. For more about Morgan Jeske, visit his blog: http://morganjeske.tumblr.com/

Posted March 27, 2013 at 1:41 PM | Permalink
2013 Stumptown Comics Fest Tickets Available Online

It's been the main question since we announced the 2013 Stumptown Comics Fest, and we are more than excited to announce - You can now purchase your tickets to the 2013 Stumptown Comics Fest online!

STCF_Logo_LowRes_Tickets.jpgOnline sales are provided via TicketsWest, where you can purchase single passes for Saturday and Sunday, or a full weekend pass. Students with a valid ID will also have the option to purchase passes at the discounted student rate. (Student passes will be required to show a valid student ID before entering).


Stumptown Comics Fest - Saturday pass.

Stumptown Comics Fest - Sunday pass.

Stumptown Comics Fest - Weekend pass.


As always, please be sure to follow Stumptown Comics on Twitter (twitter.com/stumptowncomics) and Facebook (facebook.com/stumptowncomicsfest) for all the latest news and updates.

Posted March 22, 2013 at 12:36 PM | Permalink
2013 Stumptown Comics Fest Tickets Available Online

It's been the main question since we announced the 2013 Stumptown Comics Fest, and we are more than excited to announce - You can now purchase your tickets to the 2013 Stumptown Comics Fest online!

STCF_Logo_LowRes_Tickets.jpgOnline sales are provided via TicketsWest, where you can purchase single passes for Saturday and Sunday, or a full weekend pass. Students with a valid ID will also have the option to purchase passes at the discounted student rate. (Student passes will be required to show a valid student ID before entering).


Stumptown Comics Fest - Saturday pass.

Stumptown Comics Fest - Sunday pass.

Stumptown Comics Fest - Weekend pass.


As always, please be sure to follow Stumptown Comics on Twitter (twitter.com/stumptowncomics) and Facebook (facebook.com/stumptowncomicsfest) for all the latest news and updates.

Posted March 22, 2013 at 11:44 AM | Permalink
2013 Stumptown Comics Fest Guest Profile - Tradd Moore

traddmoore.jpgWe continue to highlight the remarkable creators we have as special guests this year. Next up: Tradd Moore.

Best know as the artist and co-creator behind the Image Comics title The Legend of Luther Strode, whose author Justin Jordan is also a special guest, Moore has gone on to draw for titles like Deadpool for Marvel Comics and Legends of the Dark Knight for DC Comics. His clean, yet detailed work is quickly becoming recognized around the industry, and we expect to see Moore find even greater success over the coming months and years. Find out more about Tradd Moore on his website: http://traddblog.blogspot.com/ (Image via Multiversity Comics)

Posted March 21, 2013 at 1:07 PM | Permalink
2013 Stumptown Comics Fest Guest Profile - Sina Grace

sinagrace.jpegWe're running down the list of our impressive special guests, helping attendees better know the wonderful and talented creators they'll have the chance to meet this year. Next up: Sina Grace!

Sina Grace is possibly best known as the artist of S. Steven Struble's series The Li'l Depressed Boy and Amber Benson's Among Ghosts, but he is also the creator of the series Books with Pictures, the self-published Cedric Hollows in Dial M for Magic, a one-shot titled Self-Obsessed, and the original graphic novel Not My Bag from Image Comics. His art has been used by musicians like Rilo Kiley and Childish Gambino. Find out more about Sina Grace on his website: http://www.sinagrace.com/

Posted March 20, 2013 at 12:02 PM | Permalink
Extending the 2013 Stumptown Comic Arts Awards

As we continue to receive excellent comic work, we wanted to make sure the best in creator-owned content finds it's way to the Stumptown Comic Arts Award. To that extent, we're extending the final cut-off date to March 30. Any item we receive (not post-dated) by March 30 will be eligible for nomination and final voting.

Categories for this year's awards include Best Artist, Best Writer, Best Cartoonist, Best Letterer, Best Colorist, Best Publication Design, Best Small Press, Best Anthology, and Best New Talent.
In addition, the Stumptown Comics Fest is proud to announce a new category for 2013 - Best Webcomic!

Any work published after April 2012 is eligible, including any ongoing Webcomic with continuous or new material posted after April 2012. Digital comics (meaning any comic published for online download or mobile reading devices) are also eligible for any category by following the instructions on the submission form. Those submitting their Webcomic or Digital comic work do not need to provide printed copies. Submitters may not submit more than five distinct works per category, but works may be submitted in any number of categories. Publishers and creators interested in submitting work should include one physical copy of each title to be considered, accompanied by an official Entry Submission form which can be downloaded from the link below:

In addition, we wanted to remind creators that submissions are not limited to those with a table at the 2013 Stumptown Comics Fest. As long as you're a creator with work produced after April 2012, we want to see your work.

Entries must be received no later than the submission deadline of March 30, 2013 to be considered, and should be mailed to this address:


Stumptown Comics, Inc.
Comic Arts Awards 2013 Submission
P.O. Box 40343
Portland, OR 97240-0343

As with last year, all work submitted will be subject to consideration by a jury of industry professionals. The jury will issue a final ballot on April 12, 2013, which will be available online for voting by any and all professionals, fans, and readers of the comic arts. The votes will determine the final winners of each category, which will be tabulated and awarded at the Awards Ceremony to be held during the Stumptown Comics Fest on April 27 & 28 in Portland, Oregon.

Any questions about the Comic Arts Awards should be directed to Michael Ring at awards@stumptowncomics.com.

Posted March 15, 2013 at 3:50 PM | Permalink
2013 Stumptown Comics Fest Guest Profile - Dash Shaw

Shaw_Portrait.jpgWith the Stumptown Comics Fest fast approaching, it's time to double-up on our guest profiles, lest we run out of time before we run out of awesome guests. With that in mind, here is part-two and the talented Dash Shaw.

Dash Shaw is a cartoonist and animator in Brooklyn, New York. His graphic novel "New School" comes out in April, 2013, from Fantagraphics Books. His recent books include Bodyworld and Bottomless Belly Button. His animated works include "Wheel of Fortune and the ifc series "The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century AD." In 2008 Diego Cortez curated "Bottomless", an exhibition of Shaw's original drawings, storyboards, color background overlays and a new video animation, for Duke University's John Hope Franklin Center. Shaw is currently working on an animated feature produced by John Cameron Mitchell ("Hedwig and the Angry Inch") and his "Shortbus" producer Howard Gertler ("How to Survive a Plague").

Posted March 14, 2013 at 7:14 PM | Permalink
2013 Stumptown Comics Festival - All the Guests!

As we draw closer to the 10th Annual Stumptown Comics Festival, we are proud to announce our full guest line-up that will make this fest our best one yet. Please join us as we celebrate terrific comics and their creators at the Oregon Convention Center, April 27th and 28th, 2013.

The 2013 Stumptown Comics Festival includes:

Shawn Aldridge (Vic Boone)
Anina Bennett (Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel, Frank Reade)
Matt Bors (War Is Boring, debuting Life Begins at Incorporation)
Boulet (The Bouletcorp) [Appearance sponsored by the French Embassy]
Becky Cloonan (Demo, American Virgin, Victor Von Doom, WOLVES)
Bill Crabtree (The Sixth Gun, Invincible, The Irredeemable Ant-Man)
Ming Doyle (MARA)
Chynna Clugston Flores (Blue Monday)
Phil Foglio (Girl Genius)
Sina Grace (Li'l Depressed Boy)
Paul Guinan (Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel, Frank Reade)
Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl)
Brian Hurtt (The Sixth Gun, The Damned, Queen & Country)
Morgan Jeske (Change)
Justin Jordan (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode)
James Kochalka (American Elf, Superf*ckers)
Ales Kot (Wild Children, Change)
Jon McNaught (Dockwood, Pebble Island, Birchfield Close) [Appearance sponsored by Reading Frenzy & Nobrow Press]
Dylan Meconis (Family Man, Out Foxed)
Erika Moen (DAR!, Bucko)
Tradd Moore (The Strange Talent of Luther Strode)
Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin, Polly and the Pirates, Legends of the Dark Knight)
Riley Rossmo (Proof, Cowboy Ninja Viking, Green Wake)
Greg Rucka (Stumptown, Punisher, Lady Sabre & The Pirates of the Ineffable Aether, Lazarus)
Dash Shaw (Bottomless Belly Button, The Unclothed Man In the 35th Century A.D., BodyWorld)
Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages, Black Cat, Black Lightning)
Bill Willingham (Elementals, Fables)

Please be sure to follow Stumptown Comics on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest news and updates. Or, just pop over and say "hi," we like that too.

About Stumptown Comics, Inc
Entering its tenth year as an organization, the annual Stumptown Comics Festival has been a highlight of Portland, Oregon's vibrant comics community that's home to creator collectives like Periscope Studios and Tranquility Base, along with publishers such as Dark Horse Comics, Top Shelf Productions, and Oni Press. Overseen by a board of professionals in the industry, Stumptown Comics, Inc. has progressed thanks to the valuable time and efforts of its volunteers.

Posted March 13, 2013 at 3:37 PM | Permalink
2013 Stumptown Comics Fest Guest Profile - James Kochalka

James_Kochalka.jpgWith the Stumptown Comics Fest fast approaching, we realized we would run out of time before we ran out of fantastic guest profiles. With that in mind, we kick off our two profiles a week with James Kochalka.

Perhaps best known for his daily webcomic American Elf, which ran from October 1998 to December 2012, this Eisner and Harvey award winning cartoonist James Kochalka is one of the most prolific creators in comics. With a Master of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Kochalka takes a open-flow, near anti-craft, approach to comics that's often landed him in debates with fellow cartoonists who disagree with his style. Between 2005 and 2007, Kochalka received national recognition with SuperF*ckers from Top Shelf Production. The series recently wrapped a 12-episode series online with Cartoon Hangover. In addition to his comic work, James Kochalka is an accomplished musician with his band James Kochalka Superstar. Still residing in his native Vermont, Kochalka teaches at the Center for Cartoon Studies and in March 2011 he was named Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont, where he'll serve for three years. You can learn more about James Kochalka at www.americanelf.com

Posted March 12, 2013 at 9:26 AM | Permalink
2013 Stumptown Comics Fest Guest Profile - Erika Moen

erikamoen.jpgWith the Stumptown Comics Festival right around the corner, we're ramping up our profiles of special guests! This week, we're taking a closer look at Erika Moen.

Best known for her webcomic DAR! A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary (winner of multiple Stumptown Comics Awards), Moen recently teamed-up with writer Jeff Parker to create Bucko, which was soon released by local publisher Dark Horse Comics in 2012. With work also published by Image Comics and Fantagraphics, Moen is also a member of the illustrious Periscope Studio, and has been a staple of the Portland comics community for years. To learn more about Erika Moen, please visit her website: http://www.erikamoen.com/ (Image by Paige Jones.)

Be sure to fill-out your ballot for the 2013 Stumptown Comics Awards and mail finished entries to Michael Ring at awards@stumptowncomics.com! Entries due March 15, 2013!

Posted March 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM | Permalink
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