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Stumptown Comics Fest 2007
Stumptown Comics Fest 2007

Stumptown Comics Fest moves to Spring for '08

December 07, 2007

The Stumptown Comics Fest is moving to Spring! Hot on the heels of our successful 2007 show, the Stumptown Comics Fest organizers are moving the 2008 show to the early spring months. The date for this Fifth Annual Stumptown Comics Fest is set for April 26th & 27th, and we will be returning to the Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel for our second year.

We are also pleased to announce several Special Guests for the 2008 Fest, including:

Nicholas Gurewitch, The Perry Bible Fellowship
Larry Marder, Tales of the Beanworld
Craig Thompson, Blankets, Good-bye Chunky Rice
Raina Telgemeier, The Babysitters Club
Dave Roman, Astronaut Elementary, Agnes Quill
Derek Kirk Kim, Good As Lily

Additional Guests will be announced in the coming weeks, and registration forms for exhibitors will be posted by January first. We'll also be posting links to other comics-related events going on in Portland leading up to the 2008 Fest, including parties and gallery shows around town.

See you all in April!

SCF2007 Photo Pool

September 30, 2007

For the visually-oriented among you, there's a new Stumptown Comics Fest 2007 flickr pool, so far with photos from the private pre-party hosted by organizers Kip Manley and Jenn Manley-Lee, and my photos from yesterday (sorry about the blurry ones, I'll weed those out later). if you've taken photos at the Fest, feel free to join the group and post away! Special thanks to official Stumptown photographers Joshin Yamada and Glenn Peters for taking so many excellent table-portraits, and for setting up the photo pool!

Congratulations, Trophy Winners!

The winners for this year's Stumptown Trophy Awards were announced last night at the Cosmic Monkey After-Party, presented by Portland's own Mike Russell, and here they are:

Outstanding Art
12 Reasons Why I Love Her, Joëlle Jones

Outstanding Writing
Bookhunter, Jason Shiga

Outstanding Design
The Art of Bone, Cary Grazzini

Outstanding D.I.Y. - A TIE!
Postage Stamp Funnies, Shannon Wheeler
DAR: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic, Erika Moen

Outstanding Small Press
Reporter, Dylan Williams

Outstanding Debut
Finder: Sin Eater Hardcover Collection, Carla Speed McNeil

And the Outstanding Mystery Award went to The Artist Within, a book by Dark Horse Comics detailing the lives, work, and studios of over 100 comics artists in a beautiful oversized hardcover edition.

Congratulations to everybody who won an award, and thanks to everyone who attended the Comics Fest yesterday to vote! To see the full list of nominees, check out the Awards page.

Stumptown Trophy Awards Nominees!

September 26, 2007

Thanks to everyone who submitted their books for the first ever Stumptown Trophy Awards! We had a hard time paring them all down to a list of final nominees, but I think we've got a really solid representation of the wide range of work that will be showcased at this year's Comics Fest! Check out the Nominees right now, right here, on our Awards Page!

To be part of the Awards, come to the Fest and pick up a ballot on Saturday. Vote for your favorites, and turn it in by 5:pm at the front registration desk. Then join us at the Cosmic Monkey After-Party (Cosmic Monkey Comics, 5335 NE Sandy Blvd) to watch the Trophies get presented!

Comics Fest Weekend in Portland, OR!

September 25, 2007

The Events list for this weekend's Stumptown Comics Fest has been updated, and it's HUUUGE!

Check it out!

We've got a pre-show party at Guapo Comics, a Drink-&-Draw benefit for the CBLDF, Two full days of panels and workshops including a full day of classes and curriculum presented by PNCA, Spotlights with each of our special guests, a showcase featuring the Too Much Coffee Man Opera, a Dr. Sketchy's Life Drawing session, Two official afterparties on Saturday night, and an unofficial post-Fest gathering at coffeeshop/gallery/pool hall/internet gaming hub Backspace!

Oh, plus a two-day guerilla art show at the Sequential Art gallery.

It is Comics Fest Weekend in Portland!

Prepurchase your tickets now!

September 10, 2007

Announcing the availability of pre-purchased tickets to the Stumptown Comics Fest! If you follow the link to our store, you can order a Weekend Pass for the Comics Fest for $10, payable through PayPal. If you place your order before September 24th your tickets will be mailed to you. Tickets purchased after that date can be picked up at the Registration desk at the Fest itself on Saturday morning.

All Weekend Pass purchases also include two buttons and an official Stumptown Comics Fest poster featuring art by Portland artist and SCF2007 Special Guest Sarah Oleksyk, to be presented when you arrive at the Fest. Single day admission will be available at the door as well for $5 each day.

Volunteers Needed!

September 01, 2007

UPDATE: We have met our goal for volunteers! The Stumptown Comics Fest is no longer seeking volunteers. Thanks to all who have submitted to help out, and we'll see you all at the Fest!

Announcing the Stumptown Trophy Awards!

August 30, 2007

This year, for the first time ever, the Stumptown Comics Fest will be host to the Trophy Awards for Outstanding Comics. Awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Art
  • Outstanding Writing
  • Outstanding Publication Design
  • Outstanding Small Press
  • Outstanding D.I.Y.
  • Outstanding Debut
  • Outstanding Mystery Award

To be considered for an award, you must be an exhibitor at this year's Comics Fest, and the work submitted should have been published within the last year. If you haven't gotten your registration form in yet, time is very much running out (registrations will be accepted after the deadline of August 31st, but a listing in the official program is not guaranteed). To nominate your comic, please go to our Nominations Page, fill in the form, and send a copy of your book to
Stumptown Trophy Awards
1435 SE 30th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

Submissions for the Debut Award can be submitted at the Fest, if they aren't available before then.

A small selection of Stumptown Organizers will cull through the works submitted and create a ballot of nominations. These ballots will be handed out to attendees at the Comics Fest on Saturday, September 29th, and voting will close at 5:00pm. The votes will be counted and the award will be presented at the official After-Party/Awards Ceremony on Saturday night at Cosmic Monkey Comics on Sandy Blvd.

Registration Deadline Extension

August 19, 2007

Hey, all:

Seems a lot of people were still operating under the belief that the Fest was going to be in October again this year, and didn't realize that it had been moved up a whole month to the end of September. So, to make sure everyone has a chance of getting their forms in, we've extended the registration deadline to August 31st. We'll still be accepting registrations after that, but we can't guarantee your choice of placement, or a listing in the official Fest Program, so please get your forms in asap! Table prices are still at a low $110 for a full table, and $70 for a half table, and the registration forms can be found here.

The Stumptown 2007 poster

August 16, 2007

Ladies and gentlemen, the Stumptown 2007 poster, designed by special guest Sarah Oleksyk.

Stumptown 2007.

We'll see you at the Fest!

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