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Jonathan Hill in Conversation With Lisa Ko

Three siblings search for their missing mother across a ruined America in Ignatz Award nominee Jonathan Hill’s new original graphic novel, Odessa (Oni Press). Eight years ago an earthquake — the Big One — hit along the Cascadia fault line, toppling cities and changing landscapes up and down the west coast of the United States. Life as we know it changed forever. But for Vietnamese American Virginia Crane, life changed shortly after the earthquake, when her mother left and never came back. Ginny has gotten used to a life without her mother, helping her father take care of her two younger brothers, Wes and Harry. But when a mysterious package arrives for her 18th birthday, her life is shaken up yet again. For the first…

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Portland Book Festival: Opening Day

Join Literary Arts for the annual Portland Book Festival, presented by Bank of America, taking place online November 5-21, 2020, with digital events streaming at different times throughout the day. The digital festival will feature author events for all ages, pop-up readings, and writing classes. Come together with your community and celebrate our shared passion for books. Subscribe to our monthly e-news and continue to check online for the latest news.

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Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver & Rebecca Kirby Ticketed Event

In The Sacrifice of Darkness (Archaia), Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby adapt Gay’s New York Times bestselling short story, “We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness,” as a full-length graphic novel, expanding and further developing the unforgettable world where the sun no longer shines. “When I was a young girl, my husband’s father flew an air machine into the sun. Since then, the days have been dark, the nights bright.” Follow one woman’s powerful journey through this new landscape as she discovers love, family, and the true light in a world seemingly robbed of any. As she challenges notions of identity, guilt, and survival, she’ll find that no matter the darkness, there remains sources of hope that can pierce the veil. Please note:…

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Sunday Parkways x IPRC: Virtual Summer Zine Workshop for Youth

The IPRC is working with Sunday Parkways to make September a month of zine making for all of Portland! Each week will feature a different workshop facilitated by a local artist. We’ll be making a community zine called Portland’s Got Talent with submissions that will be printed and bound at the IPRC. Workshop Description: Let’s make a collaborative zine about summer! In this 45 minute virtual workshop facilitated by Marissa Perez, we will learn about zines, draw together, and start working on our zine pages. You can expect: self portraits, eyes-closed drawings, and art prompts! Bring paper and whatever kind of art materials you like to use! Open to youth ages 15 and under. Tune in live on the Sunday Parkways Facebook page. RSVP on…

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Sarah Mirk With Omar El Akkad, Kane Lynch & Hazel Newlevant

In January 2002, the United States sent a group of Muslim men they suspected of terrorism to a prison in Guantánamo Bay. They were the first of roughly 780 prisoners who would be held there — and 40 inmates still remain. Eighteen years later, very few of them have been ever charged with a crime. In Guantánamo Voices (Abrams ComicArts), journalist Sarah Mirk and her team of diverse, talented graphic novel artists tell the stories of 10 people whose lives have been shaped and affected by the prison, including former prisoners, lawyers, social workers, and service members. Mirk’s collection of illustrated interviews explores the history of Guantánamo and the world post-9/11, presenting this complicated partisan issue through a new lens. Mirk will be joined in…

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Mason Mooney: Paranormal Investigator Book Launch

Join us for a chat about the book, virtual book plate signing, and more! Bring your own refreshments. Book is great for kids 8 and up, and they’re welcome at this party, too. ABOUT MASON MOONEY: PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR Paranormal Investigator Mason Mooney is heartless, both figuratively and literally. He’s on a mission to prove to the Paranormal Society that he’s the best paranormal investigator around, but they’re not so sure. And they’re not the only ones. Join Mason as he tackles ghosts, witches and grumpy teenagers to prove once and for all who the REAL talent in the world of paranormal creatures is. If anyone can take on the ghosts in the Grimbrook’s haunted house – it’s him. And no one else. But with an…

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TFAW End of Summer Sale

We’re ending our summer with a huge Summer Sale at the location of our (former) NE Broadway store August 28-30! For one weekend only, we’re re-opening the doors and bringing clearance prices back with not only some of the remaining things from the NE Broadway location, but we’re also bringing in hundreds of new items from across ALL of our stores! Along with deep discounts, we’ll have special items for sale limited to one-per-customer. These will be items we’re pricing at set amounts, excluded from discounts, where anyone who comes in can pick and purchase. We’re talking about things like $100 sixth scale figures, $5 action figures, $20 statues, and more! It’s our way to thank everyone for their support in these interesting times, and…

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Megan Margulies in Conversation With Jacque Nodell

Megan Margulies’s My Captain America (Pegasus) is a finely wrought coming-of-age memoir about the author’s relationship with her beloved grandfather, Joe Simon, cartoonist and cocreator of Captain America. Evoking New York City both in the 1980s and ’90s and during the Golden Age of comics in the 1930s and ’40s, My Captain America flashes back from Margulies’s story to chart the life and career of Rochester native Joe Simon, from his early days retouching publicity photos and doing spot art for magazines, to his partnership with Jack Kirby at Timely Comics (the forerunner of Marvel Comics), which resulted in the creation of beloved characters like Captain America, the Boy Commandos, and Fighting American. My Captain America offers a tender and sharply observed account of Margulies’s…

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DC Comics Tuesday

The new DC comics arrived early (2 weeks in a row?!? I’ll get spoiled!) so I’m gonna try this DC Tuesday release again, it’s a bit of extra work but honestly I think it’s good with the pandemic to spread things out a bit. Anyway, I’ll open at noon and will have a bunch of good comics out! Aquaman 62 (& variant) Batman 97 Joker War Catwoman 24Dark Nights Death Metal Guidebook Mad Magazine 15 (Al Jaffee tribute) Metal Men 9 Nightwing 73 Joker War (& variant) Scooby Doo 105 Teen Titans 44 Wonder Woman Dead Earth 4 (of 4)

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Adrian Tomine in Conversation With Randall Park

What happens when a childhood hobby grows into a lifelong career? The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist (Drawn & Quarterly), Adrian Tomine’s funniest and most revealing foray into autobiography, offers an array of unexpected answers. When a sudden medical incident lands Tomine in the emergency room, he begins to question if it was really all worthwhile: despite the accolades and opportunities of a seemingly charmed career, it’s the gaffes, humiliations, slights, and insults he’s experienced (or caused) within the industry that loom largest in his memory. Tomine illustrates the amusing absurdities of how we choose to spend our time, all the while mining his conflicted relationship with comics and comics culture. But in between chaotic book tours, disastrous interviews, and cringe-inducing interactions with other artists,…

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