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HYPNOZINE Release Party

A release party for us all to slip into the HYPNO-verse. HYPNOZINE: THE BIRTH OF HYPNO is an illustrated psychedelic science fiction novel that ebbs and flows between narrative and poetry written by Jason Squamata, with illustrations and design by Andrew Mc Kenzie. It’s a mythology from a weird future that shifts and shimmers on the other side of our chaos. A book-shaped game that kisses the eye and says “play.”

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NOT A PLACE TO VISIT online release party and art exhibit with T Edward Bak

Not a Place to Visit is a new collection of illustrated essays by WILD MAN cartoonist T Edward Bak. Join the artist on Thursday, April 2 for a livestream book reading and presentation. Signed books will be for sale online! Exploring themes of social and ecological flux unique to environments in the western US through concisely rendered reflections this series examines the migration of the artist’s family to and from Colorado’s San Luis Valley, tourism and salmon on the Columbia River, the fraught ecosystem of southern California’s Salton Sea, and fracking along the northern Colorado prairie and Front Range. WHO: T Edward Bak WHAT: Not A Place To Visit livestream book reading and presentation WHERE: FB or IG live or Twitch (we’re still looking into it) WHEN: Thursday…

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Book Launch for Kirsten Ihns’s sundaey

Join us Friday February 28th at 7pm at Mother Foucault’s Bookshop for a release party for Kirsten Ihns’s debut poetry collection, sundaey. Kirsten will be reading alongside John Beer. Kirsten Ihns earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and is currently a PhD student and Neubauer Presidential Fellow in English Literature at the University of Chicago. John Beer is the author of Lucinda & The Waste Land and Other Poems, and edited Poems (1962-1997) by Robert Lax. He teaches at Portland State University. sundaey will be the first title in the Propeller Contemporary Poetry Series.

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BUG BOYS release party with Laura Knetzger

Join two bug friends as they learn about the science of the world around them and the meaning of friendship in this debut graphic novel by Laura Knetzger! Rhino-B is a brash, but sweet guy. Stag-B is a calm and scholarly adventurer. Together these two young beetles make up the Bug Boys, best friends who spend their time exploring the world of Bug Village and beyond, as well as their own – sometimes confusing and complicated – thoughts and feelings. In their first adventure, the Bug Boys travel through spooky caves, work with a spider to found a library, save their town’s popular honey supply from extinction, and even make friends with ferocious termites! What challenges will these two earnest beetles face? Whatever it is,…

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Original Art: Daniel Clowes release party and signing with Daniel Clowes

Join us on Sunday, February 9 to celebrate the release of Original Art: Daniel Clowes, which turns the spotlight on one of the medium’s most dynamic creators. A vital entry of the Fantagraphics Studio Edition series, this volume draws from Clowes’ nearly 30 years of comics art, ranging from his seminal one-man anthology, Eightball (in which Ghost World was originally serialized), to his most recent graphic novel, 2016’s best-selling time travel thriller, Patience. Daniel Clowes will also take part in a Q&A with Fantagraphics editor, Eric Reynolds. The edition features over 150 pages of art from 1989–present, each reproduced as an exact facsimile of the original to best showcase every detail of the artist’s cartooning process. Plus new covers, endpapers, and other surprises from Clowes, including…

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POSTSCRIPT release party and art exhibit with PNCA cartoonists

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. No Refunds, explored stories about how you can never return to the way things were. Now, in its third and final year, Unversed Comics presents Postscript. Sometimes you know a moment will be the last time. Other times, you don’t realize until it’s too late. Postscript is a comics anthology that captures these last times. It is a two-color, softcover comics anthology featuring 12 new artists from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, as well as 27…

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ALGERNON BLACKWOOD’S THE WILLOWS release party with Nathan Carson and Sam Ford

Algernon Blackwood’s The Willows is collected with a new 12-page prequel story never published elsewhere. Join the creators on Friday, December 13th for a release party and book signing. This immortal novella of extra-dimensional weirdness on the Danube comes to vivid life in graphic comic form thanks to the incredibly detailed black-and-white linework of talented newcomer, Sam Ford. Writer Nathan Carson’s thoughtful retelling reverently preserves the plot while breathing character-driven depth into this all-time classic. Two adventurous women, one British, one Swedish, encounter strange horrors in the Hungarian wilderness of 1907. What they discover on that crumbling sandbar makes them question their sanity, fear for their lives, and revel in otherworldly strangeness. Readers familiar with the story will delight in seeing it depicted in such painstaking,…

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THE SLEEP GAS release party and art exhibit with Chris Cilla

Chris Cajero Cilla is the author of the 2010 cult classic graphic novel, The Heavy Hand, and this new book from FU Press is a collection of the artist’s short stories created over the past decade-plus. Cilla’s absurdist humor takes center stage in this bouillabaisse of pieces that recalls the work of contemporary masters such as Matthew Thurber and Michael Deforge, as well as the unfettered id that permeates the great underground comix of the 1960s and 1970s. Cilla co-mingles a variety of styles and genres in the service of surrealist gems such as “Burp’s Law,” “Exqueezmeat,” and “Labyrinthectomy,” all of which will buoy you with a blissfully dull buzz, long after you’ve put it down. WHO: Chris Cilla WHAT: The Sleep Gas release party and…

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Dissident X release party with the Pander Brothers!

Join the Pander Brothers at Bridge City Comics from 6-8pm on Friday, November 22, and pick up the brand new expanded full color edition of DISSIDENT X, the politically charged sci-fi thriller set in the not-too-distant future where social media has been weaponized against society and a dissident journalist with a photographic memory holds the key to restoring democracy to the USA. Bridge City Comics will have copies of DISSIDENT X for sale for cover price! Refreshments will be served free of charge. Autographs are free! Immediately following their book signing at Bridge City Comics, join the Pander Brothers and friends for a celebration of their new graphic novel release DISSIDENT X, 9-11pm at Mississippi Studios outdoor back patio, with guest DJ PO spinning a…

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