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Rafer Roberts’ Grumble Signing at Floating World Comics on September 11

When the forces of good and evil are hunting you down, the only logical thing to do is disguise yourself as a dog and go on the run!Eddie is a low-rent hustler who got magically turned into a pug during a con gone wrong. Tala is the part-demon daughter of Eddie’s ex-partner. When Tala finds herself the target of powerful interdimensional forces, she goes to Eddie for help-setting off a chain reaction of chaos and destruction that could threaten the very fabric of existence.

Can Eddie and Tala put aside their differences long enough to survive the magical mayhem and madness that they started, or will they kill each other first?

Writer Rafer Roberts will be at Floating World Comics on Wednesday Sept. 11, from 5-7pm to sign copies of this new collection from Albatross Books!

Illustrated by Mike Norton (Revival, Battlepug), Marissa Louise (Hex Wives, Justice League) and Crank (who letters everything).

WHO: Rafer Roberts
WHAT: GRUMBLE book signing
WHEN: Wednesday Sept. 11, 5-7pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.

Rafer Roberts has been making comics professionally for over two decades. He is the writer and co-creator of Modern Fantasy, published by Dark Horse Comics, and Grumble, published by Eric Powell’s Albatross Funnybooks. Rafer was the writer on A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong and Harbinger: Renegade for Valiant Comics. His work on X-O Manowar #38 received two Harvey Award nominations for the Special Award for Humor in Comics and Best Cartoonist. His artwork has appeared in the Eisner Award winning anthology Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream from Locust moon Press. His self-published work includes the long running Plastic FarmNightmare the Rat, and the Tumblr famous Thanos and Darkseid: Carpool Buddies of Doom which he co-created with Justin Jordan.

Procyon II by Karissa Sakumoto Gets a Book Release at Floating World Comics in September

Join Karissa Sakumoto on Thursday Sept. 5 to celebrate the release of her new book, PROCYON II, published by Floating World Comics.

Set on a distant space colony, Procyon II follows a nameless protagonist through the city labyrinth in what is either an escape from a simulation, the recollection of a dream, or a betrayal of the self.

WHO: Karissa Sakumoto
WHAT: PROCYON II book release and art exhibit
WHEN: Thursday Sept. 5, 6-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209

PROCYON II
PROCYON II

It’s a Release Party for The Derelict on June 6 at Floating World Comics

The Derelict

The streets are bleak in this world of trash.

Witness a dangerous chance meeting. Meet a Sage soaked in enamel. It’s just another night in the life of a homeless addict. The saga of The Derelict continues in this all-new, one-shot comic, The Wizard of Paint. Join writer/artist, Alex Delaney, on Thursday, June 6 for a release party and art exhibit for his latest comic creation.

WHO: Alex Delaney
WHAT: The Derelict – The Wizard of Paint release party and art exhibit
WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 6-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209

Alex Delaney is a Portland, OR based cartoonist. He is best know for the gritty crime comics; The Derelict and Other Side of Town. Delaney’s work is heavily influenced by the black and white independent comics explosion of the 80’s and early 90’s. Raw and visceral, his heavily inked world takes the viewer down dark alleys with depraved characters and into their desperate lives. He is currently collaborating on a new comic with Keenan Marshall Keller.

All Time Comics: Zerosis Deathscape #0 Sells Out at Diamond

Floating World Comics has announced that All Time Comics: Zerosis Deathscape #0 has sold out at Diamond Comic Distributors. But, the publisher has overprinted the issue and has a process to speed up restocking the issue.

Anticipating this would be the case, they are taking orders directly to speed up delivery for shops who would like to order or reorder the issue, circumventing the 4+ weeks the process would normally take.

They have also announced they would be doing the same for the first and second issue of the series.

All Time Comics: Zerosis Deathscape is written by Josh Bayer and Josh Simmons with art by Trevor Von Eeden, Benjamin Marra, and Ken Landgraf, and color by Daniel Lee.

All Time Comics: Zerosis Deathscape

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez & the Freshman Force: Who Dis? (Devil’s Due Comics) – We’re a sucker for these types of comics and we’ll admit the political nerds in us are really interested in seeing exactly what’s within the pages of this issue.

All-Time Comics Zerosis Deathscape #0 (Floating World Comics) – An all-new five issue miniseries and if it’s like the previous releases, we’re psyched. This superhero world is a mix of modern and classic and just a lot of pulp action fun.

Black Badge #10 (BOOM! Studios) – One of the best comics on the market, it’s a twisted take on a Boy Scouts like group that’s used to recruit and train young assassins. You can learn more about the history of the program here!

Fathom Vol. 8 #1 (Aspen Comics) – Aspen has been hit and miss lately with a few false starts over the years but they seem to be more focused this time and we’re excited to see if this new volume reflects a renewed Aspen.

Giant-Man #1 (Marvel) – The many individuals who have used that name come together in this War of the Realms tie-in and we’re kind of excited for it.

Last Stop on the Red Line #1 (Dark Horse) – A supernatural crime story from Paul Maybury and Sam Lotfi that has us really intrigued to check it out.

Marvel Action: Spider-Man #4 (IDW Publishing) – IDW’s Marvel line has been great for kids and each issue a lot of fun. So, check it out, especially if you’re looking for comics for kids.

Planet of the Nerds #2 (AHOY Comics) – The first issue was funny and AHOY packs so much in each and every issue they put out. Just a great value for your dollar.

Science Comics: Cars, Engines that Move You (First Second) – First Second’s graphic novels in this line are fantastic if you want to learn more about the topic. This is solid for kids and adults who want to learn.

War of the Realms #4/War of the Realms: Spider-Man & the League of Realms #1/War of the Realms: Strikeforce – War Avengers #1 (Marvel) – We’re suckers for this, we’ll be honest. The event has been very hit and miss but we’re hoping it turns around. It has to, right?

Floating World Comics Announces a Gates of Plasma Release Party with Carlos Gonalez and Russian Tsarlag Performing

Floating World Comics has announced their newest publication, Carlos Gonzalez’s Gates of Plasma.

This 320 page opus weaves a kaleidoscope of narratives and characters into an astonishing dreamscape that examines human flaws and our quest for connection, oblivion and transcendence.

Gonzalez, who also performs music as Russian Tsarlag, will be touring the US this summer. His tour brings him to Floating World on Wednesday, June 5th to celebrate the release of his new book. After the book signing Russian Tsarlag will play a show at Seizure Palace, with live music and video screenings.

“If you’ve got a grievance with reality, I reckon you’re in the right place.”

A semi-truck driver meets a mysterious woman while participating in a research study for a pharmaceutical corporation. Romance blooms, but they are separated when it is discovered that this woman emits an unknown substance from her ear that is of great interest to the CEO of the drug company. A cult-like inner circle consumes untested drugs and dabbles in a primitive form of plastic surgery, to deepen the understanding of their strange prophecy.

WHO: Carlos Gonzalez
WHAT: Gates of Plasma book release and signing
WHEN: Wednesday June 5, 6-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209

WHO: Russian Tsarlag, Daniel Patrick Talbot
WHAT: Music performance and video screening
WHEN: Wednesday June 5, 9-11pm
WHERE: Seizure Palace

Head to the All Time Comics release party and art exhibit with Josh Simmons on May 2

On May 2 join new series co-writer Josh Simmons to celebrate the release of All Time Comics Zerosis Deathscape #0, which Josh also illustrated! Original art from issue #0 will be on exhibit all month. There will also havbe advance copies of All Time Comics Season One TP available before its official June release.

All Time Comics delivers the most epic event of the year – ZEROSIS DEATHSCAPE!

Written and illustrated by Josh Bayer and Josh Simmons, with inks by Ken Landgraf, this zero issue is the perfect intro to the new wave of ATC. Features the first appearance of The Red Maniac, and we meet Time Vampire Scientist, who foretells death and destruction with the dawning of the Zeroverse!

WHO: Josh Simmons, Pat Keck, Will Iversen
WHAT: All Time Comics relelase party and art exhibit
WHEN: Thursday May 2, 6-9pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.

ALL TIME COMICS features the work of current indie comics creators like Josh BayerBenjamin Marra (TERROR ASSAULTER: O.M.W.O.T.) and Noah Van Sciver (FANTE BUKOWSKI), alongside the work of established artists like Al Milgrom (co-creator of Firestorm) and the last art by legendary artist Herb Trimpe, co-creator of Wolverine.

The five part epic begins in All Time Comics: Zerosis Deathscape #1 this June

The Beggar terrorizes Optic City while The Daylight Savings Time Killer stabs his way to glory. Blind Justice meets a new level of street brutality. Time Vampire Scientist meddles! Toby Whey’s tweaking! Bullwhip + Crime Destroyer! Face-melting art by Trevor Von Eeden and Gabrielle Bell!

Trevor Von Eeden’s storytelling is legendary and has been a topic among cartoonists for close to 40 years. All Time Comics is amped to join forces with him on the Zerosis Deathscape miniseries. It’s a huge honor and dream come true to work with Trevor as he helped shape our ecstatic reverence for the medium of comics.

All Time Comics: Zerosis Deathscape #1 (APR191755) arrives in stores on Wednesday, June 5. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Friday, May 3. (W) Josh Bayer, Josh Simmons (A) Trevor Von Eeden, Gabrielle Bell (Colorist) Daniel Lee (CA) Das Pastorus
32 pages $4.99

All Time Comics Zerosis Deathscape #1

Mat Brinkman’s Multiforce and Teratoid Heights Return to Print in Deluxe Hardcover Museum Editions

Founded in 2015 by Michele Nitri, Hollow Press has published underground comics featuring dark fantasy and macabre artwork. He has worked with an influential roster of artists including Mat Brinkman, Tetsunori Tawaraya, Shintaro Kago, and Jesse Jacobs. Hollow Press books are produced with no expense spared, with limited print runs, funded by the purchase and sale of original artwork from each book. By publishing simultaneously in Italian and English, their books have been able to reach an international market.

Floating World is excited to partner as exclusive distributor of Hollow Press books to the United States. Starting with the new editions of Mat Brinkman’s influential comics Multiforce and Teratoid Heights and books by Tetsunori Tawaraya and Shintaro Kago. More books will become available in coming weeks with the entirety of Hollow Press’ catalog to follow.

Finally back in print, all of Mat Brinkman’s 2000-2005 comic strip serial Multiforce is collected in a deluxe volume at its original printed size. Deeply personal, extravagantly visual, often hilarious: Multiforce is nothing short of a masterpiece.

Museum edition limited to 1500 copies
November 2018 first printing – published by Hollow Press

Museum Edition extra contents:
– Comic review by Frank Santoro “Mat Brinkman the Spiral Architect”
– Multiforce Art Gallery “Real Size Original Pictures”

Multiforce

Teratoid Heights realistically depicts the lifecycles of various species found in the tide location’s cave-riddled terrain, down to the most painstakingly detailed behavioral patterns. It matters not that both Teratoid Heights and its inhabitants are entirely fictional. Brinkman taps into the zeitgeist of modern suburban America with what seems to be a mixture of J.R.R. Tolkein-style adventure, video-game inspired syncopation and an endless barrage of cable-television nature films all filtered through the reddened eyes of a marijuana-addled teenager. A book that reveals levels of humor and humanity no matter what age the reader.

November 2018 first printing – published by Hollow Press

Museum Edition extra contents:
– Foreword by Ratigher
– Unpublished Teratoid Heights comic SNOOT

Teratoid Heights

Josh Simmons joins the All Time Comics creative team this April

Written and illustrated by Josh Bayer and Josh Simmons, with inks by Ken Landgraf, All Time Comics: Zerosis Deathscape #0 is the perfect intro to the new wave of ATC. It features the first appearance of The Red Maniac, and we meet Time Vampire Scientist, who foretells death and destruction with the dawning of the Zeroverse!

All Time Comics mixes Bronze Age comics with contemporary creators to create an exciting and fresh take on superhero comics and in the end something that’s larger than the sum of its parts.

All Time Comics Zerosis Deathscape #0 (FEB191770) arrives in stores on Wednesday, April 30. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Friday, March 8. It’s written by Josh Bayer and Josh Simmons with art by Simmons and Ken Landgraf, a main cover by Das Pastorus and variant cover by Brendan McCarthy, It features 28 pages and retails for $3.99.

All Time Comics Zerosis Deathscape #0
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