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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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DC comics Tuesday!

The comics from the new DC distributor came in in plenty of time to actually try out a Tuesday release! Call it market research. I can’t promise I’ll always do it (Wednesday is the big day, there’s a pandemic, I’m a 1-man shop so not able to work 7 days a week) but I thought I would do it this time since we have a busy week for DC comics. Please follow all precautions as usual and I’m happy to do curbside or free delivery to North Portland. Thanks! Let me know if questions. Offerings include: Batman 94 Batman The Adventures Continue 2 Batman’s Grave DC Classics The Batman Adventures 2 DCeased Dead Planet 1 (of 6) Detective Comics 1023 Joker War Flash 757 Green…

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Submission Deadline: Grits: Summer Issue

What is Grits? Grits is a forthcoming independent publication that will be distributed on the internet. The goal of this publication is to unite reading/writing with design/art to share weird truths that make us feel human. It was founded in May 2020 with the belief that there are can never be too many small press publications. I hope this publication feels like a win-win when the bigger things lately have been feeling like loss after loss. Why is it called Grits? This publication is called “grits” because the word manages to balances all its disparate personalities in one syllable. It’s the dirt under your fingernails and it’s your badass tenacity. It’s scum and resolve, firm courage with a rough edge. It’s also a hearty wholesome…

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TFAW PDX Location Closing Sale

Our NE Broadway store will be officially closing the evening of June 27! As a final thanks for your years of support, we’re having a big location closing sale during its final four days of operation! • ALL FOUR DAYS – All single issue comics $1* • June 19-20 – 30% off everything else • June 26 – 50% off everything else • June 27 – 70% off everything else Please remember that our improved safety rules and guidelines remain in place during the closing sale. If maximum occupancy is reached, you will be asked to queue up outside (practicing social distancing) until someone leaves the store. For the safety of our staff and our shoppers, we are also asking people coming for the sale…

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Virtual Book Club: Always Human

Skype with comics friends! This week, let’s talk about Always Human by Ari North! “A story about nanobots, genetic engineering, and two girls falling in love. No matter how technology changes us, we’ll always be human.” In this time of virtual access, we’re switching over to some web comics! Click here to read through to chapter 37! https://www.webtoons.com/en/romance/always-human/list?title_no=557&page=1 Join the chat at the skype link!

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Virtual Book Club: Strong Female Protagonist

https://join.skype.com/Ti23mIwRHviv Skype with comics friends! This week, let’s talk about Strong Female Protagonist by Molly Ostertag. “SFP follows the adventures of a young middle-class American with super-strength, invincibility and an overwhelming sense of social injustice.” A great read for those who like superheros, but wish they were a little less in the Marvel/DC zone. In this time of virtual access, we’re switching over to some web comics! Click here to read the first 3 issues online. https://strongfemaleprotagonist.com/issue-1/page-0/ OR check if we have any of the physical volumes by emailing bookswpictures@gmail.com with STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST in the subject line and we’ll work it out. NOTE: Orders may not arrive in time for book club! Join the chat at the skype link above!

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Award Acceptance for Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis

Congratulations to Portland graphic novelist Dylan Meconis for her PNBA Award win! You can read her winner’s essay here: https://nwbooklovers.org/2020/01/17/new-worlds-an-essay-by-2020-pnba-award-winner-dylan-meconis/ Watch her speech for Queen of the Sea, available now in paperback, on Wednesday, May 20th at 4pm!

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Make a Self-Care Zine with Malaka Gharib

Join us for a virtual zine making workshop with comic artist Malaka Gharib. Bring your own pen and paper!  Share your work on social media with the hashtag #Quaranzine and tag the library @multcolib. Malaka Gharib is an editor and digital strategist at National Public Radio. Her first book, I Was Their American Dream, is a graphic memoir that focuses on her experience as a Filipino-Egyptian-American. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews praised the book as “A heartwarming tribute to immigrant families and their descendants trying to live the American dream.” Join this event virtually. To call into this event, please dial +1-415-655-0001. Access code: 925 840 978

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Virtual Book Club: O Human Star

https://join.skype.com/Ti23mIwRHviv Skype with comics friends! This week, let’s talk about O Human Star by Blue Delliquanti. “Alastair Sterling was the inventor who sparked the robot revolution. And because of his sudden death, he didn’t see any of it. That is, until he wakes up 16 years later in a robot body that matches his old one exactly.” Scifi, drama, and LGBT themes. What more could you want! In this time of virtual access, we’re switching over to some web comics! Click here to read Volume 1 online. http://ohumanstar.com/comic/chapter-1-title-page/ OR check if we have any of the physical volumes by emailing bookswpictures@gmail.com with O HUMAN STAR BOOK CLUB in the subject line and we’ll work it out. NOTE: Orders may not arrive in time for book…

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Virtual Author Reading with Malaka Gharib

Join us for a virtual author reading with Malaka Gharib, including a conversation with local writer and artist Sarah Mirk and a chance to ask questions. Malaka Gharib is an editor and digital strategist at National Public Radio. Her first book, I Was Their American Dream, is a graphic memoir that focuses on her experience as a Filipino-Egyptian-American. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews praised the book as “A heartwarming tribute to immigrant families and their descendants trying to live the American dream.” Join this event virtually.  To call into this event, please call +1-415-655-0001. Use access code 927 958 092.

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