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Vulnerability is My Superpower Gets a Live Virtual Event April 6 with Jackie Davis

By being her anxious, honest, and just plain silly self, Jackie Davis’ potato-shaped character proves that, even though opening up to others is scary at first, vulnerability can be a superpower.

Vulnerability Is My Superpower features Jackie Davis’s relatable diary comics about self-discovery, mental health, relationships, and childhood. From bouts with anxiety and insecurity to the thrill of simple pleasures like secretly trying other people’s coats on at a party, she’s figuring things out as she goes along, navigating domestic life with her husband, Pat (aka “the Purple Guy”), and sharing her most embarrassing thoughts and habits so you don’t have to.

Like a soft plushie for your brain to hug, this collection is for anyone who struggles with self-confidence or just likes to scrutinize the curious workings of relationships, routine, and why we do the things we do.  

PREORDER Vulnerability Is My Superpower to receive a bookplate signed by Jackie Davis and an invite to the virtual release party on Tuesday, April 6, 6 pm PST.

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden Gets a Virtual Book Launch on March 23

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden

Portland artist Mannie Murphy is celebrating the release of their new graphic memoir/history, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden with a virtual book launch on March 23.

Mannie is joined in conversation by special guest Steve Bissette to discuss the new book. Told in the style of an illustrated diary, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden begins as an affectionate reminiscence of the author’s 1990s teenage infatuation with the late actor River Phoenix but morphs into a remarkable, sprawling account of the city of Portland and state of Oregon’s dark history of white nationalism.

Murphy details the relationship between white supremacist Tom Metzger (former KKK Grand Wizard and founder of the White Aryan Resistance) and the “Rose City” street kids like Ken Death that infiltrated Van Sant’s films — a relationship that culminates in an infamous episode of Geraldo.

Murphy brilliantly weaves 1990s alternative culture, from Kurt Cobain and William Burroughs to Keanu Reeves and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, with two centuries of the Pacific Northwest’s shameful history as a hotbed for white nationalism: from the Whitman massacre in 1847 and the Ku Klux Klan’s role in Portland’s city planning in the early 1900s to the brutal treatment of Black people displaced in the 1948 Vanport flood and through the 2014 armed standoff with Cliven Bundy’s cattle ranch.

In Murphy’s personal reflections and heart-racing descriptions of scenes like infamous campfire kiss in My Own Private Idaho, the artist’s story becomes a moral anchor to a deeply amoral regional history and marks the incredible debut of a talented new voice to the graphic medium.

WHO: Mannie Murphy + Steve Bissette in conversation
WHAT: I Never Promised You A Rose Garden virtual book launch
WHEN: Tuesday March 23, 6pm PST
WHERE: Facebook.com/Fantagraphics

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden

All Time Comics Returns in May with Shaky Kane

All Time Comics returns in July with Crime Destroyer: True Til Death, a 48-page one-shot. by Jason T. Miles, Josh Simmons, and Shaky Kane.

Towering above lawbreakers, citizens and all other superheroes, CRIME DESTROYER rights every wrong perpetrated against humanity — past, present and future — dispensing justice with four fists held high and ten fingers on the trigger. With a body composed of wrath, gristle and unfiltered power, and a cunning mind that cuts through the sewage of a world gone wrong, Crime Destroyer is mankind at our most supreme potential… but not above dirtying his hands with the blood of the guilty.

Crime Destroyer: True Til Death is a full color, brutally entertaining detonation of righteous violence in a fractured mirror of today’s fallen society. Written by Jason T. Miles and Josh Simmons, with art by Shaky Kane, it’s the latest n’ greatest chapter in the ongoing saga of the all-time vigilante megaman. It comes to shelves May 5, 2021.

Crime Destroyer: True Til Death

Bob Huszar and Ken Landgraf’s Apocalypse 5000 is Back in Print after 30 Years!

Mankind has fallen and the weak exist only to serve The Great Machines. What rebels remain are hunted to die in the areas or enslaved to build the great computer pyramids. But this is not the end…

Apocalypse 5000 was originally published in New York City Outlaws which were released in the mid-1980s. It comes back in print this May from Floating World Comics. Apocalypse 5000 is written by Bob Huszar, the art is by legendary Outlaw Comics master Ken Landgraf!

Apocalypse 5000

Night Hunters #1 by Dave Baker and Alexis Ziritt Gets a Second Printing

Floating World Comics has announced that Night Hunters #1 is getting a second printing. The comic by Dave Baker and Alexis Ziritt returns to shelves on March 3.

The central question at the heart of this cyberpunk cult classic? What would you do if you had to choose between being a cop… or being dead?

If you missed out on the first release, get your order in today to catch the second printing!

Night Hunters #1

Sloane Leong’s A Map To The Sun Gets a Virtual Book Release Party

A Map to the Sun

Join Floating World Comics on Wednesday, August 5 at 6pm PST for a livestreamed book release party with author Sloane Leong to celebrate the release of A Map to the Sun. Signed books will be available to order online.

One summer day, Ren meets Luna at a beachside basketball court and a friendship is born. But when Luna moves to back to Oahu, Ren’s messages to her friend go unanswered.

Years go by. Then Luna returns, hoping to rekindle their friendship. Ren is hesitant. She’s dealing with a lot, including family troubles, dropping grades, and the newly formed women’s basketball team at their high school.

With Ren’s new friends and Luna all on the basketball team, the lines between their lives on and off the court begin to blur. During their first season, this diverse and endearing group of teens are challenged in ways that make them reevaluate just who and how they trust.

Sloane Leong’s evocative storytelling about the lives of these young women is an ode to the dynamic nature of friendship.

Object Compendium by Kilian Eng coming September 2020 from Floating World Comics

Object Compendium is the definitive edition that collects all of Kilian Eng’s otherworldly landscapes and retro-futuristic illustrations in one massive volume, including 30 pages of previously unpublished works. Each dreamlike image immerses the viewer in a unique environment, full of engrossing detail and surreal beauty.

Kilian Eng is one of the most popular and acclaimed digital illustrators working today. His prints of dreamy landscapes and his retro-futuristic style are admired by many. He is known for his Mondo poster series, designing posters for Game of ThronesThe TerminatorJodorowsky’s Dune, and Sony PlayStation. He has also designed many acclaimed album covers for M83, Sturgill Simpson and soundtracks for AlienBatman Returns, and Prometheus. Kilian earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Graphic Design & Illustration from Konstfack University of Arts, Craft & Design in Stockholm, and has won numerous awards for his illustrative work.

Object Compendium retails for $49.95, the 280 page hardcover is out in September 2020 from Floating World Comics.

Floating World to publish S. Craig Zahler’s debut graphic novel – The Forbidden Surgeries of the Hideous Dr. Divinus

After the release of three startling, award-winning movies that have played around the world, S. Craig Zahler wanted to return to his first artistic passion— illustration. With tools that he had developed as a director, screenwriter, cinematographer, novelist, and songwriter, he committed himself to writing, drawing, inking, and lettering his graphic novel debut, a full-length work entitled, Forbidden Surgeries of the Hideous Dr. Divinus.

This sprawling tale of noir horror begins in the coastal city of New Bastion. Homeless people are disappearing from the streets, and occasionally, a dismantled corpse turns up in a dumpster. These crimes are left alone, until the day a comatose woman named Lillian Driscoll is kidnapped from the hospital. Her brothers—a grumpy detective named Leo and a slick mobster named Tommy— seek answers that lead them to darkness, arcane medicine, and pain.

Fans of Bone Tomahawk (recently named best film of the decade by Conan O’Brien) will enjoy Zahler’s return to the supernatural, and the idiosyncratic, tough guy dialogue found in his crime pictures Dragged Across Concrete and Brawl in Cell Block 99 (both of which premiered at the Venice Film Festival) is also present in this starkly rendered, black-and-white graphic novel, a stylistic confluence of pre-code horror, vintage comic strip, and modern indie art styles.

Forbidden Surgeries of the Hideous Dr. Divinus is being released by Floating World Comics and will come to stores in October 2020.

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.

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