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The Secret History Of D.B. Cooper Release Party with Brian Churilla March 14th at Floating World Comics in Portland OR

THE SECRET HISTORY OF D.B. COOPER Release Party with Brian Churilla March 14th at Floating World Comics in Portland OR


Join Brian Churilla Wednesday, March 14th to celebrate the release of THE SECRET HISTORY OF D.B. COOPER #1. We’ll have the extra special variant cover by J.H. Williams III available for cover price as well as free promo posters signed by Brian Churilla.

The Secret History of D.B. Cooper is a full-color series written and drawn by Brian Churilla (The Anchor, The Avengers and the Infinity Gauntlet) detailing the previously untold story of what really happened forty years ago when a man calling himself D.B. Cooper skyjacked an airplane, collected a ransom, and parachuted into oblivion taking the loot with him. Churilla’s comic book retelling uncovers a vast conspiracy lurking behind the legend of D.B. Cooper. The actual tale is almost too strange to be believed, and yet too important to ignore.

WHO: Brian Churilla
WHEN: Wednesday Mar. 14th, 6-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.

Brian Churilla is a Portlander, born and raised. His work includes The Engineer: Konstrukt for Archaia, The Avengers and the Infinity Gauntlet for Marvel Comics, The Anchor for Boom and numerous other works for Oni Press, Dark Horse Comics, and Image Comics. His heavily anticipated series, The Secret History of D.B. Cooper, debuts this March from Oni Press and has already garnered much acclaim from fellow creators.

“This story has intrigued me even since I was a little kid,” Churilla said. “To get to play around with the mythos in comic book form is a dream come true.”

“This is the book Brian Churilla was born to create. Eerie, compelling, energetic, fun … packed with monsters, mystery, mind-tripping and mayhem. I can’t wait to delve deeper into the secrets…”

-Kurt Busiek (Astro City)

“Wow. I love this book.”
-Mike Mignola (Hellboy)

“I love what [Brian] does, it has so much punch, vitality, and fun in it… The book is loaded with fun stuff: inter-dimensional travel, intrigue, otherworldly monsters, a wicked little teddy bear… you won’t be disappointed!”
-J.H. Willaims III (Batwoman)

Spell Checkers Vol. 2 Release Party with Jaime Rich, Joelle Jones and Nico Hitori De

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Bridge City Comics is proud to present

Spell Checkers Vol. 2 Release Party with Jaime Rich, Joelle Jones and Nico Hitori De

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Spell Checkers Vol. 2 Release Party on Friday, September 30, 2011 from 6pm – 8pm! This event is free to the public.

In attendance will be the creative team of Portland locals Jamie Rich, Joelle Jones and Nico Hitori De! They will be signing copies of Spell Checkers Vol. 2 but sketches will be left to the discretion of the artists. Come join us for a night of fun, comics, try to stump Jamie Rich at 80’s music trivia!

Bridge City Comics will have copies of Spell Checkers Vol. 2 on hand for purchase during the event, as well as a copies of Spell Checkers Vol. 1 and assorted other titles from the creative team.

Bridge City Comics is located at 3725 N. Mississippi Ave in North Portland.
Please call 503-282-5484 or e-mail info@bridgecitycomics.com for more information.

About Spell Checkers Vol. 2 :
There are two new kids at school. Twin brothers–one straight-laced
and buttoned-up, the other a rebel in a leather jacket–and they’ve transferred in with trouble for the Spell Checkers. Jesse finds romance, but for Cynthia, it’s rivalry. She and the good brother compete for student body president, while Kimmie tries to find out who murdered the last one. Dark magic is afoot, as well as dark humor, in the second mystical volume of Oni’s latest hit series.

Oni Press at Free Comic Book Day!

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Oni Press at Free Comic Book Day!

That’s right, Oni Press is giving away the first issue of the highly anticipated new series from Joe Harris and Brett Weldele for free!

Driven to discover the truth regarding his father’s mysterious death many years prior, Melvin Reyes seeks to prove the existence of Spontaneous Human Combustion after fresh outbreaks of the phenomenon reveal a pattern only he can see, a predictability model only he can read, and the terrifying realization that whatever phenomenon consumed his father is also boiling inside of him, just waiting for release.

Joe and Brett will be talking with fans and signing copies of the FREE SPONTANEOUS at Dragon’s Lair in Austin, TX this Saturday. Be sure to stop by and say hello.

Coming your way this Free Comic Book Day: the Oni Press Rated Free for Everyone! This all-ages anthology packs in two exclusive previews from upcoming books POWER LUNCH by J. Torres & Dean Trippe and SKETCH MONSTERS by Josh Williamson & Vinny Navarette.

J. Torres will be signing copies at Comic Book Addiction in Whitby, Ontario from 10 – noon and then at the Toronto Comics Art Festival from 1 – 5.

Dean Trippe will be signing at A World of Heroes.

Josh Williamson will be signing at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach from 11-3 then Pulp Fiction in Long Beach from 3-5.

Vinny Navarette will be at Bridge City Comics in Portland OR from 11-1

You also have a chance to meet some of your other favorite Oni creators on Free Comic Book Day. Just take a look at this list of talent:

Matthew Southworth will be at Comic Stop U-District (formerly Zanadu) from 10 – 1

Greg Rucka will be at Olympic Cards and Comics from noon – 4.

Jen Van Meter will be at Olympic Cards and Comics from noon – 4.

Steve Lieber will be at Things From Another World, Hollywood from 2 – 5.

Ray Fawkes will be at the Toronto Comics Art Festival.

Kelly Sue DeConnick will be at Things From Another World, Beaverton from noon – 3.

Steve Rolston will be at Metropolis Comics & Toys from noon – 5.

Ross Campbell will be at the Toronto Comics Art Festival.

Remington Veteto will be at Criminal Records from 1 – 6.

Cara McGee will be at Criminal Records from 1 – 6.

Wook-Jin Clark will be at Criminal Records from 11 – 1 and at Oxford Comics from 1 – 4.

Jeremy Haun will be at Hurley’s Heroes from noon – 8.

Christopher Mitten will be at Challengers Comics + Conversation from noon – 3.

Matt Loux will be at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

Robbi Rodriguez will be at The Comic Bug from noon – 7

Tyler Crook will be at The Comic Bug from noon – 3.

Brian Wood will be at Brooklyn Comics & More from noon – 1:30 and at Manhattan Comics from 3 – 4:30.

Cullen Bunn will be at Elite Comics from 10 – 4.

Brian Hurtt will be at Elite Comics from 10 – 4.

Meredith MccLaren will be at Samurai Comics.

Monica Gallagher will be at Collector’s Corner from 9 – 3.

Chris Schweizer will be at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find from noon – 6

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Stumptown Release Party w/ Greg Rucka and Matt Southworth!

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BRIDGE CITY COMICS is proud to present

Stumptown Release Party w/ Greg Rucka and Matt Southworth! Stumptown Signing Event

Date and time: Friday, March 25, 2011 from 6pm-8pm

Location: Bridge City Comics,
3725 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Stumptown Release Party w/Greg Rucka and Matt Southworthon Friday, March 25, 2011 from 6pm – 8pm! This event is free to the public.

Award-winning author Greg Rucka and rising superstar artist Matt Southworth will be on hand to sign copies ofStumptown, the brand new hard cover graphic novel collection of their four issue miniseries of the same name.Stumptown is a hard-boiled detective story about a female P.I. in Portland. Copies ofStumptown will be available for purchase during the signing.

In addition, Bridge City Comics is teaming up with Stumptownpublisher Oni Press to produce a limited edition print, featuring brand new Stumptown artwork (created by series artist Matt Southworth), for sale only at this event!

About Stumptown:
Dex Parios is the proprietor of Stumptown Investigations, and a fairly talented P.I. Unfortunately, she’s less adept at throwing dice than solving cases. Her recent streak has left her beyond broke – she’s in to the Confederated Tribes of the Wind Coast for 18 large. But maybe Dex’s luck is about to change. Sue-Lynne, head of the Wind Coast’s casino operation, will clear Dex’s debt if she can locate Sue-Lynne’s missing granddaughter. But is this job Dex’s way out of the hole or a shove down one much much deeper?

Please call 503-282-5484 or email info@bridgecitycomics.com for more information.

Sarah Oleksyk’s IVY book release party & Art Exhibit

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This February, Floating World Comics in downtown Portland, OR is proud to host a release party for the Oni Press publication Sarah Oleksyk’s debut graphic novel IVY.

The comic follows Ivy, a teenage girl raised by a single mother in a small coastal town in Maine, longs to leave her home and achieve her dream of becoming a painter. Unfortunately, daily life doesn’t run smoothly for someone whose anger often gets the better of her, and who makes enemies more easily than friends. But when Ivy begins a long-distance relationship with a kindred spirit, she gets a glimpse of freedom and acceptance too good to pass up. Only while trying to escape her troubles does she start to realize that while she can leave home, she can’t run away from herself.

Sarah Oleksyk is a Russ Manning award-nominated cartoonist and creator of multiple critically-acclaimed mini-comics. IVY is Sarah’s first full-length graphic novel. Published by Oni Press: IVY features 218 pages in an prestige hardcover format for $19.99.

“A rare tale of adolescence as it is, not as one wishes it could be. IVY will inspire you and break your heart.” – Hope Larson (Mercury, Gray Horses)

Read the first chapter here: http://saraholeksyk.com/ivy.html


WHO: Sarah Oleksyk

WHAT: IVY Book Release Party and Art Exhibit

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 3rd 6-10PM, Artwork will be on display until Feb. 28th.

WHERE: Floating World Comics

20 NW 5th Ave #101

Portland, OR 97209


Sarah Oleksyk is a member of the Tranquility Base art studio located in Old Town, Portland. Before signing with Oni, she self-published previous chapters of Ivy to sell at conventions and on her website. Her comics have also been published in the Best American anthology series and Papercutter. IVY is Sarah’s first published work, earning her a 2010 Russ Manning nomination as Best New Cartoonist.

Oni Press Inc. is a leading publisher of independent, creator owned comic books. Founded in 1997 on the belief that comics can be used to tell any story, Oni Press has published hundreds of different comics and graphic novels. Their creator-owned comics have won numerous book, library, and comic awards. With a strong focus on character, genre, and story driver creator-owned work, Oni Press has become one of the most well respected publishers in the comic industry. www.onipress.com

Joe Sacco at the Portland Art Museum Sunday

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Joe SaccoRenowned comic’s journalist Joe Sacco and Portland-based writer, publisher, and bookseller Chloe Eudaly will be appearing the Portland Art Museum this Sunday August 1 to discuss comics and journalism.

This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis, on view through September 19.

What: Joe Sacco and Chloe Eudaly in Conversation
When: Sunday, August 1, 2 p.m.
Where: Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium
Ticketing: $5 Museum members, $12 non-members. Tickets available at portlandartmuseum.org or at the Museum’s box office.

It’s Comic Book Month in Portland

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The month of April is Comic Book Month in Portland, Oregon.  Mayor Sam Adams officially declared it at the sixth annual Stumptown Comics Art Show.

From Oregonlive.com:

The exhibit, sponsored by the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, Stumptown Comics Fest, the Sequential Art Gallery and MacTarnahan’s Brewing Company, features work by 45 local comic book artists, including Paul Guinan, Erika Moen, Garrett Izumi and Indigo Kelleigh. The show will be on display at the Antoinette Hatfield Hall, 1111 S.W. Broadway, through May 31. The opening reception happens at 6 p.m. Thursday at the PCPA ArtBar & Bistro. And don’t forget: Stumptown Comics Fest is coming up, April 24-25.

Comic Book Charity Auction Includes 1 Year On Oni Press Comp List!

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The Mercury, Portland Oregon’s weekly alternative newspaper, is in the midst of their Annual Charity auction and bidding just started on this smoking comic book lot!  Two Portland comic shops, Bridge City Comics and Floating World Comics, threw some awesome books in the stack as well as publisher donations from Fantagraphics and Top Shelf. Portland based indie comic powerhouse publisher Oni Press sweetened the pot by adding an entire year on their companies comp list!




Get all of your graphic novel needs for 2010 taken care of in one fell swoop! Local comics publisher Oni Press —the geniuses who’ve brought us comics like Wasteland and the Scott Pilgrim series—have donated a spot on their comp list, meaning the winner of this auction will get copies of every book Oni publishes next year! You’ll also get selected comics from artsy comics publisher Fantagraphics , including books like Peter Bagge’s Buddy Does Seattle and a hardcover copy of Joe Sacco’s Palestine. Plus you’ll get a collected edition of Jeff Lemire’s beloved Essex County trilogy from local publisher Top Shelf! Plus you’ll get a stack of books from two of Portland’s best comic shops: Bridge City Comics (3725 NE Mississippi), including books like The Mirror of Love by Alan Moore and José Villarrubia and The Goon Fancy Pants Edition Volume 2 by Eric Powell, and Floating World Comics (20 NW 5th, Ste 101), including books like David Mack’s Kabuki: The Alchemy, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen, and issues of The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror and Criminal)! Those kazillion books will make the shelves in your nerd-lair mighty impressive—and we’ll help you tie the room together by giving the winner a photograph of Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica, autographed by actress Katee Sackhoff!