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.
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?
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!
Image announced their May releases last week, including It Girl and The Atomics #10, written by Jamie S. Rich with art by our own Natalie Nourigat! Mike and Laura Allred provide a stunning cover, and Allen Passalaqua brings color to Natalie’s pages. ”TWEENAGE FBI” is a two-issue story, so keep an eye out for more of Natalie’s art on #11.
Someone broke into Flem’s lab and stole a dangerous invention. It Girl picks up the crooks’ trail, only to discover it leads to a team of underage secret agents – though the real criminal mastermind is centuries older than all of them.
For those of you attending Emerald City Comicon in March, several Periscope members have recently opened pre-orders for commissions at the show. This means you have a guaranteed spot and can pick your finished pieces up whenever you stop by the table, rather than having to hang around while we juggle commission work with talking to folks at the show. Check out the full list of artists below!
Natalie Nourigat has the entire lowdown on pre-ordering commissions on her blog.
Grace Allison also has a helpful post on her site about commission slots.
Jonathan Case posts his rundown of pricing and options for this season’s commissions right here.
Other studio members are accepting pre-orders directly via email. Get in touch with them via the following channels:
For Steve Lieber, dial: steve[at]stevelieber[dot]com
For Ron Randall, dial: randallart26[at]gmail[dot]com
For Dustin Weaver, dial: dustinpweaver[at]gmail[dot]com
For Rich Ellis, dial: rich[at]elliscomics[dot]com
For Cat Farris, dial: cattifer[at]gmail[dot]com
For Ron Chan, dial: ron[at]ronchan[dot]net
And for David Hahn, dial: david.hahn[at]comcast[dot]net
For commissions from additional artists like Paul Guinan, Ben Dewey, Terri Nelson, and others, stop by and see us in person during the show! We’ll be located at Tables 2617 and 2621 on the ECCC floor.
Bitch Media featured Natalie Nourigat’s comic review of Silver Linings Playbook this week. Lots of Jennifer Lawrence-based highlights captured in entertaining panels. If you haven’t read the rest of Natalie’s delightful (and often spoiler-filled) Reaction Comics, check them out here.