Sound the alarm! It Girl & The Atomics #10, written by Jamie S. Rich with art by Natalie Nourigat, is out today! Tweenage FBI: Part 1 sees It Girl on the trail of some underage crooks, but their heist goes awry when an ancient force comes into play. Natalie will also be providing art for the second issue in this arc, so pick up a copy of #10 today and keep your eyes peeled for #11!
Portlanders, take note! Ron Chan, Natalie Nourigat, and Ben Dewey will be joining “Husbands” series creators Brad Bell and Jane Espenson for an evening of discussion and drawing TONIGHT at Powell’s City of Books. “Husbands” (published by Dark Horse) tells the story of famous gay newlyweds Brady and Cheeks, who sparked a media firestorm when they woke up legally wed after a weekend in Vegas. There will be a Q&A followed by a signing with copies of the hardcover comic collection on hand. The event kicks off at 7:30, see you there!
Portlanders hitting the town for First Thursday this evening: be sure to stop by the Sequential Art Gallery for an excellent solo show by Natalie Nourigat, who will be sharing process work and pages from her many projects in “Natalie Nourigat Presents”.
Drop in to chat with Natalie from 6pm to 10pm tonight, or visit during regular hours for the rest of the month! “Natalie Nourigat Presents” will be on display throughout the month of May, with gallery hours on Thursdays from 3pm-7pm, Saturdays from 11am-5pm, and by appointment.
Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is located in Old Town Chinatown at the Everett Station Lofts, 328 NW Broadway #113.
If you’ve taken a look at our Appearances page lately, you’ll see that this weekend heralds the coming of the great Stumptown Comics Fest! You’ll be able to find most of Periscope* loitering around table blocks K and L Saturday (10am-6pm) and Sunday (12pm-6pm) at the Oregon Convention Center. We’ll also be out in force at the Fest’s official after party on Saturday night at the Jupiter Hotel, where Jeff Parker and Cat Farris join local comics heavyweights to duke it out in the annual Art Battle.
*The full list: Aaron McConnell, Jeremy Barlow, Ben Dewey, Cat Farris, Colleen Coover, Dustin Weaver, Dylan Meconis, Erika Moen, Grace Allison, Jonathan Case, Karl Kesel, Natalie Nourigat, Paul Guinan, Paul Tobin, Rich Ellis, Ron Chan, Ron Randall, Steve Lieber, Terri Nelson, Jesse Hamm, and Terry Blas.
Several members are also appearing on panels, giving workshops, and holding signings. On Saturday, join Jonathan Case for a workshop on Composing Comics, Ben Dewey on Style and Communication, Mike Russel interviewing Dylan Meconis, and the infamous Freelancer Panel with Erika Moen, Natalie Nourigat, and negotiation ninja Katie Lane.
On Sunday, we’ve got a spotlight on Ron Randall’s Trekker with Dark Horse editor Jim Gibbons, a not-to-be-missed Manga Studio workshop with Wook Jin Clark, a Queer Culture in Comics panel with Erika Moen and Terry Blas, and a look at Kickstarter and Indie Comics with Dylan Meconis and others.
The full schedule (including times, locations, and descriptions) can be found here.
See you at the Fest!
Comedy lovers can catch two Periscope members appearing on the innovative new stand-up/animation extravaganza Picture This! as part of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival tomorrow night. Picture This! is a live comedy show with stand-ups performing while they are drawn live by some of the best animators, cartoonists, and other artists in Portland. Tickets are available at the door for $20, or, if you want the full festival experience, check out the all-access passes on the Bridgetown Comedy Festival site. It all goes down 7pm Saturday, April 20th at the Hollywood Theater. See you there!
This week we’ve got not one, not two, but THREE podcast episodes featuring our own Terry Blas.
First up is Terry’s own Gnerd Podcast. In this episode, Terry and Colin are joined by Natalie Nourigat and friend of the Studio Molly Muldoon to discuss their favorite films of the season, as well as notable pop culture happenings from the past week.
Next, Terry appears on Reed Black’s ongoing podcast, Drawn This Way, as part of a spotlight on 9 gay creatives.
Aaand finally, you can hear Terry talking television with friend of the Studio Leia Weathington on her podcast, A Happy Go Lucky Scamp. Also, check out this awesome pinup Terry drew of Leia’s character Bold Riley:
(You can pick up your very own copy of The Legend of Bold Riley via Northwest Press.)
New art from Natalie Nourigat this week! “Meet Your Mind: The Science of Consciousness” is a short comic presented by To The Best of Our Knowledge, to accompany their series of interviews and lectures on consciousness and thought. The Kickstarter-funded comic features art by Natalie Nourigat and words by Jim Ottaviani. You can listen to all six interviews and read the comic for free right here! Who doesn’t love free comics?
A smorgasbord of news morsels for your enjoyment and delectation:
Jonathan Case and Jeff Parker make an appearance on The Patrick Phillips Show this week to talk about their upcoming work on “Batman 66″. Listen right here.
“It Girl & The Atomics, Round One” came out on Wednesday. The trade features pinups by our own Terry Blas and Natalie Nourigat (who is also drawing two issues in the series!). Grab a copy at your local comic store.
And finally we’ve got some brand new pieces of original art up on Etsy. Steve Lieber’s Abe Sapien illustration (originally done for Multiversity.com’s “31 Days of Abe”) and Terry Blas’s Young Avengers sketchcards are now for sale. Get shopping.
As the Supreme Court debates marriage equality this week, it’s only fitting that the hardcover edition of HUSBANDS should be released to the general public. The collected series hits comic stores today with glorious art by Ron Chan, Natalie Nourigat, and Ben Dewey. Go treat yourself to a copy, then save the date for the signing and Q&A session taking place at Powell’s on May 6th. Ron, Natalie, and Ben will be joined by series creators Brad “Cheeks” Bell and Jane Espenson for an evening of drawing and discussion.
Bare details: Powell’s City of Books on Burnside, Monday, May 6th, 7:30 pm.
See you there!
Natalie Nourigat has found time to post a slew of lovely life drawings from the past month. Click here to see the whole lot on her blog.
(And remember, kids, drawing from life is the artistic equivalent of eating kale for breakfast. Do it!)