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Graphic Novel Event with Dylan Meconis

We’re thrilled to welcome graphic novelist Dylan Meconis for a reading from her newest work, Queen of the Sea, on Sunday, June 30th at 11am. Readers are in a for a ride as they meet Eleanor, banished by her throne-stealing sister to an island of nuns, and Margaret, a mysterious young orphan who uncovers a secret that affects both of them.

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Portland Indie Con

A locally-produced celebration of self-published/small press comics and games. No TV or movie stars. No exhibitors hawking unlicensed prints or stickers. Only genuine indie creators and their fans​. See the official website for a complete list of programming, exhibitors, and creators. Interviews, workshops, and gaming events are part of this con! Creators: Farel Dalrymple, Craig Thompson, Steve Lieber, Matthew Nielsen, Leila del Duca, C. Michael Hall, Joseph Keatinge, Sloane Leong, Renee Nault, Warren Montgomery, Ron Randall, Yuki Saeki, Alejandra Gutierrez, Conor Stechschulte, Jonathan Case, Cathy Camper, Colleen Coover, Leia Weathington, Dustin Weaver, Little Corvus, Geek in the City, Daria Tessler, Corey Lewis, Molly Mendoza, Erin Nations, Zack Soto, Daniel Spitzer, Josh Simmons, Joamette Gil, Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, Sage Howard, Leslie Hung, Sandra Lanz, Dirk Wood, David…

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The del Duca sisters joint reading

Books with Pictures presents a joint reading by the del Duca sisters! Leila del Duca is a comic book artist and writer living in Portland, Oregon. She draws SLEEPLESS, SHUTTER and wrote AFAR at Image Comics. She is now working on an autobiographical comic about growing up in rural Montana, being polyamorous, and following her passion of art. She’ll be presenting pictures and reading snippets from this currently un-named autobio comic. Rosa del Duca is a San Francisco Bay Area writer and musician. Her debut memoir Breaking Cadence: One Woman’s War Against the War chronicles her journey from eager Montana National Guard recruit to conscientious objector during the Iraq War. It’s being hailed as a “page-turner,” “gripping,” “beautifully-written” and “vital.” The book is published by…

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Danielle Corsetto Signing (With Erika Moen & Lucy Bellwood!)

Come meet Danielle Corsetto and get your sweet, signed copy of her new hardcover collection of Girls With Slingshots. Exciting bonus – friends Erika Moen & Lucy Bellwood will be joining Danielle to sign their books as well! Plus, show Danielle a purchase receipt from that night and she’ll give you a unique print only available at her signings.

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Matthew Inman (The Oatmeal)

Matthew Inman, Eisner Award-winning creator of The Oatmeal and bestselling author of How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, presents a must-have collection of comics for cat lovers! Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby (Andrews McMeel) is chock-full of comics about cats, babies, dogs, lasers, selfies, and pigeons! Inman’s new book contains a vast wealth of never-before-seen comics, including informative guides like: How to Comfortably Sleep Next to Your Cat; 10 Ways to Befriend a Misanthropic Cat; How to Hold a Baby When You Are Not Used to Holding Babies; A Dog’s Guide to Walking a Human Being; and How to Cuddle Like You Mean It.

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Giraffes on Horseback Salad

Grab some popcorn and take a seat… The curtain is about to rise on a film like no other! But first, the real-life backstory: Giraffes on Horseback Salad was a Marx Brothers film written by modern art icon Salvador Dalí, who’d befriended Harpo. Rejected by MGM, the script was thought lost forever. Author and film buff Josh Frank unearthed the original script, and Dalí’s notes and sketches for the project, tucked away in museum archives. With comedian Tim Heidecker and Spanish comics creator Manuela Pertega, Frank recreated the film as Giraffes on Horseback Salad: Salvador Dalí, the Marx Brothers, and the Strangest Movie Never Made (Quirk), a graphic novel in all its gorgeous full-color, cinematic, surreal glory.

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THE DERELICT release party and art exhibit with Alex Delaney

The streets are bleak in this world of trash. Witness a dangerous chance meeting. Meet a Sage soaked in enamel. It’s just another night in the life of a homeless addict. The saga of The Derelict continues in this all-new, one-shot comic, The Wizard of Paint.  Join writer/artist, Alex Delaney, on Thursday, June 6 for a release party and art exhibit for his latest comic creation. This independent self-published comic features a gold foil embossed cover. WHO: Alex Delaney WHAT: The Derelict – The Wizard of Paint release party and art exhibit WHEN: Thursday, June 6, 6-8pm WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St. Alex Delaney is a Portland, OR based cartoonist.  He is best know for the gritty crime comics; The Derelict and Other Side…

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Gates of Plasma release party with Carlos Gonzalez / Russian Tsarlag performance

We are excited to announce our newest publication, Carlos Gonzalez’s ‘Gates of Plasma’. This 320 page opus weaves a kaleidoscope of narratives and characters into an astonishing dreamscape that examines human flaws and our quest for connection, oblivion and transcendence. Gonzalez, who also performs music as Russian Tsarlag, will be touring the US this summer. His tour brings him to Floating World on Wednesday, June 5th to celebrate the release of his new book. After the book signing Russian Tsarlag will play a show at Seizure Palace, with live music and video screenings. “If you’ve got a grievance with reality, I reckon you’re in the right place.” A semi-truck driver meets a mysterious woman while participating in a research study for a pharmaceutical corporation. Romance…

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Talking Comics with Creator Ben Dewey

Join us for an evening of learning, food and drinks! Comic Creator Benjamin Dewey (Beasts of Burden, I Was the Cat, Autimlands:Tooth and Claw) will be teaching us some of the fundamentals of breaking into the comic book industry, humor in comics, the importance of social media and so on. See Ben’s work here: https://benjamindewey.tumblr.com/

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BTTM FDRS release party with Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore

Dream team comics creators Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul) and Ben Passmore (DAYGLOAYHOLE, Your Black Friend) are hitting the road to promote their latest creation, BTTM FDRS. This original graphic novel blends humor, horror, satire, and science fiction in an afrofuturist tour de force. Signing events on this tour will have a limited number of exclusive pre-publication advance copies of the book available for sale. Don’t miss it! Once a thriving working-class neighborhood on Chicago’s south side, the “Bottomyards” is now the definition of urban blight. When an aspiring fashion designer and her image-obsessed BFF descend upon the hood in search of cheap rent, they discover something far more seductive… and deadly. WHO: Ezra Claytan Daniels & Ben Passmore WHAT: BTTM FDRS release party and reading…

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