Join Steve Lieber, Terri Nelson, Dylan Meconis, and Erika Moen in Canada this weekend for the second year of VanCAF! The show is free to the public and boasts a wide range of artists from the four corners of the comics-making world. Doors are open 10am-6pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday at the Roundhouse Community Center.
You can find most of the visiting Portland artists camped out on your left as you enter the hall. Here’s a handy map to assist you:
For full details on the show, including listings for the many panels we’ll be participating in, check out the official VanCAF website.
See you in Canada!
Thanks to everyone who came out to Emerald City Comicon this past weekend! We had an excellent show, met a ton of delightful folks, and sold a load of comics — who could ask for anything more?
Here’s a smattering of shots from the weekend’s festivities:
Also be sure to check out Anna Goellner’s beautiful shots of creators (including most of Periscope!) over on the Comics Alliance blog.
Writer Matt Fraction paid the Studio a visit the other day for a Hawkeye #7 signing party with issue artists Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm. The team signed 100 copies of the Hurricane Sandy-themed story released earlier this month. The comics will end up at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find in North Carolina, where the store owners will be selling them at $10 each with all proceeds going to the Red Cross. Considering that Matt is already donating his royalties from this issue to the same organization, it’s a great opportunity for comics fans to help those in need while nabbing a unique and collectible slice of the blockbuster series.
Read the whole story over on the Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find Blog.
The PDX comics community was in full force at the 17th(!) Annual Halloween on Hawthorne shindig. How many Periscopians can you spot?
Rich Ellis and Grace Allison ready for evil residents!
Rich Ellis and Grace Allison will be at Bridge City Comics tonight in celebration of the Memorial hardcover release!
The event is 21+, free to the public, and will go from 6 to 9 PM. Copies of the book will be available for sale ($24.99) during the event. Rich and Grace, as well as writer Chris Roberson, will be available for signing.
Get directions or RSVP on Facebook!
Memorial is the story of Em, a young woman who arrives at a hospital in Portland, Oregon, with no memory of her past. A year later, she has rebuilt her life, only to find her existence thrown into turmoil after she inherits a magical shop. Em is drawn into a supernatural conflict between beings that not only represent, but are fundamental elements of the universe itself.
See you at Bridge City Comics on September 14th!
In a recent Oregonian article called “Once a fan, always a fan: Portland’s comic book elite pick their most beloved (and bemoaned) comics movies” many Periscope members chimed in. Here’s what we picked.
Steve Lieber has been doing remarkable work recently. He’s illustrating Alabaster: Wolves, a dark fantasy miniseries from Dark Horse, written by World Fantasy Award-winning novelist Caitlin R Kiernan. The 2nd issue came out last week, and the critics have been raving about it. Here are some of the many positive reviews, and a gallery of art from the issue, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg.
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Saturday, May 5th is Free Comic Book Day A bunch of Periscope artists will be participating:
Portland Things From Another World
4133 NE Sandy Blvd. in Portland
Jonathan Case – Artist for Dark Horse Comics’ The Guild FCBD book
Terry and Rachel Dodson – Artists for Uncanny X-Men and Defenders
Steve Lieber – Artist for Alabaster, featured in Dark Horse’s FCBD books
Jeff Parker – Writer for Hulk and Thunderbolts
Beaverton Things From Another World
4390 SW Lloyd Ave. in Beaverton
Ben Bates – Artist for Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog FCBD book
Chris Samnee – Artist for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man and Daredevil
Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland 503-517-9050
2:30-3:30 Steve Lieber -Artist for Alabaster, featured in Dark Horse’s FCBD books
Bridge City Comics
3725 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland 503-282-5484
4:30-5:30 Steve Lieber -Artist for Alabaster, featured in Dark Horse’s FCBD books
Tualatin Public Library
18878 SW Martinazzi in Tualatin
2:00-3:00 Dylan Meconis -Eisner nominated Artist of Outfoxed and Family Man.
Geek Portland has a good summary of most of the local events.
In or near Salt Lake City?
Night Flight Comics
Paul Guinan – Eisner Award nominated artist for Heartbreakers, Chronos, and Boilerplate.
Anina Bennett – Inkpot Award winning writer for Heartbreakers, Frank Reade, and Boilerplate.