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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

All Time Comics Returns with the 5-part Epic: Zerosis Deathscape

All Time Comics returns for a second season with new publisher, Floating World Comics

New series writer, Josh Simmons, scripts Zerosis Deathscape, an epic 5-part event co-written by ATC mastermind, Josh Bayer. Each monthly issue is drawn by Bronze Age maverick, Trevor Von Eeden.

Von Eeden’s unique and powerful style has developed a cult following among genre and underground cartoonists, who celebrate his run on Thriller and his early DC career drawing Batman, Green Arrow, and Black Lightning. He is joined on art duties by indie cartoonists Gabrielle BellJulia GfrörerBenjamin Marra, and Tom Toye, and colorist Daniel Lee.

The series is about space and time meeting anti-time and alternate-space combining Bronze Age adventure genre comics with other comic styles. The massive superhero crossover hearkens to other classic cosmic event comics and brings together all the characters established in season 1 of All Time Comics.

Zerosis Deathscape begins monthly in June and is preceded by a special prologue issue, All Time Comics #0 in April. Written and illustrated by 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 Scientist Vampire, who foretells the devastating power of Zerosis!

All Time Comics Zerosis Deathscape #0 cover by Das Pastoras
All Time Comics Zerosis Deathscape #0 incentive cover by Brendan McCarthy

All six issues of All Time Comics Season 1 are finally collected in a massive 240 page trade paperback, coming this June from Floating World Comics.

Atlas – his only weakness is fear!
Blind Justice – the man who walks through bullets!
Bullwhip – here to put a stop to the bullsh*t!
Crime Destroyer – will fight for justice or die trying!

These four heroes face an over-the-top lineup of villains including The Misogynist, Raingod, White Warlock, Krimson Kross, P.S.Y.C.H.O., and the Time Vampire.

All Time Comics features the work of current indie comics creators like Josh BayerBenjamin Marra, and Noah Van Sciver, alongside the work of established artists like Al Milgrom and the last art by legendary artist Herb Trimpe, co-creator of Wolverine.

All Time Comics Season 1

Floating World Comics Announces Their Spring 2019 Season

Floating World Comics has announced that in 2019, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution will begin US and Canadian sales and distribution on behalf of Floating World Comics.

Floating World Comics is an independent publisher of international, avant-garde and genre comics and graphic novels. Our publications are an exciting extension of our bookstore, which has been operating at the heart of contemporary comics for over 12 years. With a focus on a unique, curated selection of the most outstanding comics from around the world, we bring new voices to the forefront.

ALL TIME COMICS SEASON 1 TP

Written by Josh Bayer and Benjamin Marra
Illustrated by Benjamin Marra, Noah Van Sciver, and Herb Trimpe

A fun, violent, and strange take on superhero comics produced by a mix of renegade alternative talents collaborating with bronze age veterans.

“The strange retro feel of the series… is more of a heartfelt and sincere tribute and not a campy send up.”
—Comics Alternative

April 2019, 224 pp, $24.99
ISBN 978-1942801702

ALL TIME COMICS SEASON 1 TP

THE SECRET VOICE VOLUME 1

By Zack Soto

The first chapter in a grand fantasy epic filled with psychic warrior monks, magic battles, monsters, and romance from the mind of Zack Soto!

“Zack Soto has wrought this series with every drop of elbow grease found in a cartoonist’s death grip. It’s a relentless enterprise, The Secret Voice, one that will fill your head brain with one man’s passion.”
—Michel Fiffe, COPRA, ZEGAS

April 2019, 160 pp, $24.99,
ISBN 978-1942801870

DARK GARBAGE

By Jon-Michael Frank

What’s beautiful, what’s trash, and is there an elixir to fix this human condition called suffering?

“Dark Garbage is a five star RPG style love letter to emptiness and longing.”
—Tara Booth, author of How To Be Alive.

May 2019, 208 pp, $19.95
ISBN 978-1942801887

DARK GARBAGE

GATES OF PLASMA

By Carlos Gonzalez

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

“This is a look at our beautiful, abject world, with all of its delights and degradations, filtered through the mind of one of the funniest, most inventive cartoonists alive.”
–Anya Davidson, The Comics Journal

June 2019, 320 pp, $19.95
ISBN 978-1942801719

THE IMMERSION PROGRAM

By Léo Quievreux

The subconscious is the battlefield of the near future.

“This is a book that never reads twice the same way.”
—Christian Rosset, Diacritik

July 2019, 160 pp, $24.95
ISBN 978-1942801894

THE IMMERSION PROGRAM

Tongues Number Two art show & release party with Anders Nilsen on November 1

This November Floating World Comics will host an art exhibit and book signing with Anders Nilsen to celebrate the release of his new book, Tongues Number Two.

The second issue of Tongues draws readers deeper into the enigmatic, interconnected stories of a god imprisoned on a mountainside, an eagle – his apparent jailor, and a young American wandering into trouble in the wilderness with a teddy bear. We also move back in time to watch our young East African protagonist as she experiences violent and peculiar visions of her frightening near future, and meet a handsome, malevolent young swan with dark appetites. Tongues is part adventure and part meditation on humanity’s fraught present moment and its peculiar evolutionary heritage.

The book itself is as much an unfolding object as it is a story, featuring full color, a large format, and intricate design. The artist is serializing the book in conjunction with publisher No Miracles in 10 issues over the next few years.

WHO: Anders Nilsen
WHAT: Tongues Number Two art show and release party
WHEN: Thursday Nov.1, 6-9pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209

Reid Psaltis’ Kingdom/Order Gets a Release Party this September at Floating World Comics

Join Reid Psaltis on Thursday, September 6 to celebrate the release of his new graphic novel Kingdom/Order. In addition to a signing, Reid will also have gorgeous original art from the book on display.

Kingdom/Order wordlessly follows a man as he searches for some sort of meaning in his life. Through symbols and sounds, it is clear that he is a part of the greater, natural world, and a bit divorced from the modern world which surrounds him. The nameless protagonist finds himself following the sounds of the animals around him – but how much of this is real, and how much is delusion?

Whatever the case, Psaltis will leave you speechless.

WHO: Reid Psaltis
WHAT: Kingdom/Order release party and art exhibit
WHEN: Thursday Sept. 6, 68pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209

Floating World Comics’ Proxima Centauri & It Will All Hurt Release Party with Farel Dalrymple – June 13th

Head to Floating World Comics and join Farel Dalrymple on Wednesday, June 13 to celebrate the release of – not one – but two new books that expand the ever growing world of Pop Gun War and The Wrenchies.

First is the debut issue of a brand new miniseries from Image Comics: Proxima Centauri. 4.243 light-years from Earth, the teenage wizard adventurer Sherwood Breadcoat is stuck in the confounding spectral zone on the manufactured dimensional sphere, Proxima Centauri, looking for escape and a way back to his brother while dealing with his confusing emotions, alien creatures, and all sorts of unknown, fantastic dangers. In this issue The Scientist H. Duke sends Sherwood on a salvage mission and gives counsel to the troubled boy in his charge.Proxima Centauri will be six issues of PSYCHEDELIC SCIENCE FANTASY ACTION COMIC BOOK DRAMA starring Sherwood Breadcoat, “The Scientist” Duke Herzog, Dr. EXT the Time Traveler, the ghost M. Parasol, Shakey the Space Wizard, and Dhog Dahog.

Also arriving is the graphic novel collection of It Will All Hurt. A weird, sad, silly, sketchy, and dreamy watercolor fantasy-action quest in which Alemendra Clementine and her crew of anti-social adventurers all come together on a psych-apocalyptic world to take down an evil wizard. This Eisner Award-nominated webcomic, originally serialized on Study Group Comics, began as a loose stream-of-consciousness exercise and exploration of the comic book medium and takes place in the same world as Farel Dalrymple’s The Wrenchies. Collects It Will All Hurt #1-3, plus all six chapters of the webcomic.

WHO: Farel Dalrymple
WHAT: Proxima Centauri/It Will All Hurt release party and signing
WHEN: Wednesday June 13, 5-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209

Binoculars Release Party and Art Exhibit with Tetsunori Tawaraya May 3rd

Tetsunori Tawaraya’s Binoculars is a collection of creatures from another dimension, which display the jewel-like rendering of Tawaraya’s stipple technique.

The visions, and color mixture vary widely from his previous book Telescope, also published by Colour Code. Tawaraya has been lucky enough to watch an enigmatic outland through his mind’s binoculars. Let’s set off on an expedition and observe them all for vivid side effects.

Floating World is the last stop on Tetsunori’s west coast tour, with an art exhibit to celebrate the release of this awesome new book.

WHO: Tetsunori Tawaraya
WHAT: BINOCULARS release party and art exhibit
WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 6-9pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209

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