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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,, 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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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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Unversed Comics

Sometimes, you know a moment will be the last time. Whether it’s saying goodbye, ending a chapter in your life, or moving on to the next thing. Other times, you don’t realize it was the last time until it’s too late. Maybe these moments are filled with sadness, or maybe the nervousness of a new beginning. Join Unversed Comics as they celebrate their third and final anthology, Postscript (Unversed). The final volume features 550 pages and 39 cartoonists, some of whom are the biggest rising stars in the Portland comics scene. Editor Jonathan Hill emcees an afternoon where artists Cas Marotta, Katie York, Delta Vasquez, Sarah Hickey, and Tandy Kunklewill will read their stories.

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Jonathan Hill

Hold on tight and learn about weather and storms in illustrator Jonathan Hill’s Science Comics: Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate (written by MK Reed) (First Second), an action-packed nonfiction graphic novel for middle-grade readers. Furious floods, looming landslides, terrifying tornadoes, ferocious forest fires! Is Mother Nature trying to tell us something?

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MK Reed and Jonathan Hill ‘Wild Weather’ signing

MK Reed and Jonathan Hill release Science Comics: Wild Weather along with fun science activities. Come celebrate the release of the newest book in the acclaimed Science Comics series by First Second, Wild Weather. Join MK Reed (writer), Jonathan Hill (artist) and Nyssa Oru (colorist) as they talk about the making of the book and the importance of climate change. They’ll have some giveaways and activities for the crowd! This is an official Portland Comics Month event! [see also the Facebook event page]

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No Refunds PNCA Anthology release party and art exhibit

This is what happens when a group of the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s finest cartoonists dive into the unknown, led by the incomparable Jonathan Hill, comics artist extraordinaire. In 2017, Unversed launched as a collection of stories that navigate unfamiliar situations and explore the growth that comes from not knowing. Now in its second year, a new group of artists are working on No Refunds, the newest anthology from Unversed Comics: stories about how you can never return to the way things were. Whether it’s a permanent tattoo, the death of a loved one, or coming home to see that everything you remember has changed, No Refunds is a denial of nostalgia: whatever you do, you can’t go back. Join Jonathan Hill, Sarah Hickey, Grayson Bear, Skylar Kardon, Tandy…

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