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Submission Deadline: De-Canon + Fonograf Ed. Hybrid-Lit Anthology

De-Canon resumes its mission of “de-canonizing” by teaming up with Fonograf Editions to publish an anthology of hybrid-literary works by women and nonbinary BIPOC writers. This anthology will explore multimodal forms of writing that navigate the restless intersections of writing, visual art, and other media, and that innovate in their contemplations – and complications – of language and form. Submissions are open from October 1st to December 15, 2021. What is hybridity? What does it mean, and why does it matter now, to pay heed to hybrid modes of writing and art, to confluences of aesthetic mediums, to processes that make visible the seams and in-between spaces of the realms we ‘make’ in? How does the hybrid form potentially re-define “writing”? And, what fuels a…

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Department of Truth Art Print Release!

We’re thrilled to finally be able to share a project we’ve been working on for a huge chunk of 2021: officially licensed, limited edition Department of Truth art prints! Working with some of our favorite artists, we’ve created a series of art prints based on one of our favorite new series, Department of Truth. Each art print is individually numbered, and was made specifically for this. No reprinted covers, here! To celebrate, we’re having a short opening with the prints available for sale in our old NE Broadway Portland TFAW location. This will be the first time these prints are available to purchase, and whatever remains after will become available to order on our website. Artists Eryk Donovan and Adam Borden will both be at…

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OryCon 42

OryCon is Oregon’s premier, fan run, annual science fiction/fantasy convention held in Portland since 1979. After taking our convention online for a mini-con in 2020, we’re happy to be in person for Orycon 42, November 12th – 14th, 2021! We are retaining our original theme for OryCon 42 of “Humor, Satire, and Parody in Science Fiction and Fantasy”. With this in mind, we are pleased to announce that memberships are still available at the current rate of $50 until July 15th, 2021, with discounted rates for youth memberships. If you have not already done so, please register at: https://42.orycon.org/registration/ The pricing schedule afterward is as follows: $60 from July 16, 2021 until October 15, 2021 $75 at the door As attendance may be subject to…

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Ed Piskor & Jim Rugg: RED ROOM Virtual Book Launch

Streaming live to Fantagraphics’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fantagraphics Join New York Times bestselling artist Ed Piskor for a virtual book launch celebrating the release of his newest book, Red Room! Ed will sit down with fellow artist (and Cartoonist Kayfabe partner) Jim Rugg (Street Angel) to discuss the shadowy world of outlaw comics. Signed bookplate copies available to order via our virtual hosts, Floating World Comics in Portland, OR! PREORDER the book here and get a FREE signed bookplate by the author: https://floating-world-comics.myshopify.com/products/red-room-antisocial-network-tp-mr A cyberpunk, outlaw, splatterpunk masterpiece from the New York Times bestselling creator of Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design! Aided by the anonymous dark web and nearly untraceable cryptocurrency, a criminal subculture has emerged. It livestreams murders as entertainment. Who are the…

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Literally Crawling Workshop – *MIND MAPPING* (intuitive poetry comics)

*MIND MAPPING* (intuitive poetry comics in private) with Mars Ramirez What does your brain do when you’re not listening to it? Together, we will learn about using our sketchbooks as a daily devotion of personal storytelling. Looking at the intersection of word&image, and the ways that some artists use the poetics of image alone, we will distill what is most important for each of us. Then looking inward, we will find what feels good, and find our stories to tell. 1 part lecture and 1 part studio time AN INTERACTIVE SLIDESHOW; participants will walk away with many new exercises to do in their sketchbooks, and a new way of thinking about making intuitively in private. Sun Nov 7th as a part of Literally Crawling Virtual…

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PSU Comics Studies Info Session

Do you love comics? Would you like to know more about how you can study and make comics at PSU? Please join us for an informational meeting on November 3rd at 5pm with Dr. Susan Kirtley. We’ll discuss the classes being offered, upcoming events, and requirements for the certificate. There will also be time for questions and conversation. [Zoom Link]

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SPOOKY PANEL with Seaerra Miller & Sophie Escabasse

With Halloween upon us, graphic novel creators Seaerra Miller of the Mason Mooney series and Sophie Escabasse of the Witches of Brooklyn series sit down with fellow graphic novelist Stephanie Cooke to talk about their newest books & creating ‘spooky’ books for kids. Preorder the books from Floating World here and receive a FREE signed bookplate by the author! Mason Mooney: Doppelgänger Detective Mason Mooney returns for another mysterious adventure in this magical sequel to Seaerra Miller’s Mason Mooney: Paranormal Investigator! It’s Halloween in Grimbrook, and Mason and his trusty assistant (and only friend) Iris are ready to cut loose at the Grimbrook middle school dance. But when the discovery of a haunted mirror cuts things short, Mason and Iris are on the case, ready…

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2021 Tin House Virtual Craft Intensive: You Can Do Anything With Words and Images, with Courtney Cook

In the words of Harvey Pekar, from which this course draws its name, “Comics are just words and images. You can do anything with words and images.” This generative course is designed to spark inspiration by providing an exploration of the nearly endless ways text and image can be combined to create a symbiotic relationship that strengthens work as a whole. Created for writers and artists at every level, this course aims to eradicate self-doubt and the belief that one must embody a certain level of artistic skill to employ utilizing illustrated or visual elements in their own work. Through examining graphic narratives by creators such as Kristen Radtke, Yumi Sakugawa, Kevin Huizenga, Allie Brosh, and Theresa Wong, and participating in a series of generative…

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Tween Graphic Novel Book Group

Kids in grades 4-6 are invited to talk about comics! Every meeting includes a short activity related to this month’s book. Copies of the books will be provided. This virtual group meets monthly on the First Friday of the month. THIS SERIES IS FULL. Email libraryevents@multcolib.org to be put on the waiting list.

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Creating the Graphic Novel: Inception to Publication

Join us for a lively panel discussion about graphic novels and their creators. Moderated by Jonathan Hill, author of Odessa, and featuring winners of the Oregon Book Award in Graphic Literature. Jonathan Hill is an award-winning cartoonist who lives in Portland, OR. His comics and illustrations have been featured in publications by Fantagraphics, Lion Forge, tor.com, Powell’s City of Books, The Believer Magazine, and the Society of Illustrators. His first two books, Americus and Wild Weather, were created with writer MK Reed and published by First Second Books. Jonathan also teaches comics at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and serves on the board of directors at Literary Arts. Odessa is the first book he has written and drawn himself. Cartoonist Barry Deutsch’s 2010 graphic novel Hereville: How Mirka…

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