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Craig Thomspon & Aimee de Jongh Signing

Craig Thompson and Aimee de Jongh will be in Cosmic Monkey Comics to promote their new books: Ginseng Roots and Taxi: Stories From The Back Seat. Ginseng Roots – From ages 10 to 20, Craig Thompson (the author of Blankets) and his little brother Phil, toiled in Wisconsin farms. Weeding and harvesting ginseng—an exotic medicinal herb that fetched huge profits in China—funded Craig’s youthful obsession with comic books. Comics in turn, allowed him to escape his rural, working class trappings. Now, for the first time in his career, Thompson is working in serial form, in a bimonthly comic book series. Part memoir, part travelogue, part essay—all comic book—Ginseng Roots explores class divide, agriculture, holistic healing, the 300 year long trade relationship between China and North America, childhood…

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Holler if You Hear Me Launch

Local comics artists Ryan Alexander-Tanner and Tatum Howlett will be at Books With Pictures for a signing and presentation to celebrate the release of Holler If You Hear Me, Comic Edition. The book is an adaptation of Greg Michie’s late-90’s memoir that tells the story of a white teacher working in Chicago’s Latinx-majority Back of the Yards neighborhood. The original text was widely recognized as an alternative to typical “white savior” narratives, instead advising teachers to embrace and be changed by the culture they enter into, acknowledging the messiness and complexity of teaching, and, most importantly, providing a platform for the students to share their own stories, in their own words. Each chapter ends with a long-form interview of a student, providing them a forum…

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Ope Book Release and Signing

Celebrate the release of “Ope,” a full-length book of comics featuring Portland’s beloved, cynically starry-eyed opossum! This 109 page full-color book includes many of the comics from Ope‘s first two years of publications in Willamette Week. Meet author Phil Gerigscott and pick up your signed copy of Ope, plus other works and wares by the artist.

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Book Launch at Base Camp Brewing

If you can’t make it to Saturday’s book launch event at Rose City Book Pub, then meet me at Base Camp for a beer and a paperback! If you want to pick up a paperback from me at this event, COMMENT BELOW and Venmo me $14.99. I’ll sign copies if you buy ahead of time 😁 Otherwise the book is available on Amazon (ebook and print) Valentine’s Day or at Rose City Book Pub on 2/15. Hope to see you there! ♡♡♡ “This is not a tale about the breaking, but of the putting back together.” THE REBOOT: 50 DATES WITH MYSELF won 2nd Place in the Memoir Category at the PNWA 2017 Literary Contest. Read the Prologue at mariemacmillan.com and follow @macmillanpages on Instagram…

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Mother Winter’s Paperback Launch Party

Join us for MOTHER WINTER’s Paperback Launch Party 2/12! A boatload of PNW authors— Kimberly King-Parsons Chelsea Bieker Genevieve Hudson Leni Zumas John Beer Matthew Dickman Robert Lashley Cari Luna Rene Denfeld Mary Szybist —will each read a chapter of MOTHER WINTER. Shalmiyev will be reading a page of their work as a way of introduction and reciprocity. Signing to follow! Books will be available for sale by Another Read Through, who will have a table set up at The Stacks for this special event. (Also check out their online store at https://www.anotherreadthrough.com/)

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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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Roll for Initiative! After Realm Launch Party & Fundraiser

Michael Avon Oeming (Powers, Cave Carson, Dick Tracy) and Taki Soma (Rapture, Sinergy) are creating a new quarterly comic, After Realm Quarterly. In the aftermath of Ragnarok, Oona, an elven ranger, sets out into the post-apocalyptic chaos to discover the fate of the old gods. But first, she must fulfill an oath to a lost friend that could doom what’s left of the Nine Realms. It’s Dungeons-And-Dragons-And-Norse-Gods. It’s a Really Good Time. Mike will be signing at the event, and will be doing randomized head sketches for $30 donations to the Hero Initiative. Randomized head sketches? How’s that work? Mike will have a list of six characters he’s known for, and a six-sided die. You make your charitable donation, roll the die– and Mike makes…

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From Cozy to Chilling Author Event

Local authors H.R. Mason, Carolyn J. Rose, and Sheryl Scarborough present recently released novels to tingle your spine and tickle your funny bone. They’ll also offer advice on finding the perfect book for your Valentine. They’ll be at Vintage Books February 8th at 1 pm to discuss their books and sign copies! Nothing Hidden Ever Stays is a chilling paranormal thriller, No Substitute for Mimes is a cozy mystery that will have you laughing out loud and To Right the Wrongs is a teen suspense that will have you on the edge of your seat. There’s a little bit of everything for every type of mystery lover. Come out to support our local authors and have a great time chatting books with like minded folks!…

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Jim Di Bartolo: The Boy Who Became A Dragon – A Biography of Bruce Lee Signing!

Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940 – in both the hour and the year of the dragon. Almost immediately, he was plunged into conflict: as a child in Hong Kong as it was invaded and occupied by the Japanese; as the object of discrimination and bullying; and as a teenager grappling against the influence of gangs. As the world knows, Lee found his salvation and calling through kung fu – first as a student, then as a teacher, and finally as a global star. The Boy Who Became a Dragontells his story in brilliant comic form.

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Brian Joines – Writer of BACKTRACK In Store!

If you had a chance to fix a mistake from your past, would you take it? Alyson Levy would. Guilt weighs heavy on former criminal “wheelman”, Alyson, who led an illicit life that left her shattered into pieces that would never fit together the right way again. That’s when she started hearing about it…a massive cross-country car race that grants the winner a chance to correct a single mistake in their life. But there’s a catch — each leg covers a different period in time. In addition to keeping the cars on the often-questianable (sometimes nonexistent) roads and staying ahead of competition, the drivers will have to contend with the world outside: medieval warriors, dinosaurs, natural disasters, even the far-flung future… it’s all a possibility.…

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