There are several comic events happening throughout the month, including an art exhibit on Thursday, April 4th at City Hall.
I’m excited to be apart of the exhibit! You can see a page from one of my comics, including the work of 25 other local cartoonists.
In addition, there will be over 30 local comic book creators, publishers, educators, nonprofits, and collectives, showcasing the range of talent and diversity in the Portland comic community.
Click the link to read more details. It’s free, open to the public, and there will be pizza and kombucha!
Some of the exhibitors include: Dark Horse Comics, Floating World Comics, Sophie Franz (poster artist), Helioscope, IDW Woodworks, The Nib, Portland Zine Symposium, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and many more!
Click the following links to learn more:
OTHER EVENTS Apart of Portland Comic Book Month
FACEBOOK Event Page
“The Galleries at Eastfield College present Sequential Self: Female, Non-Binary, Trans, and Queer Voices in Comics and Zines, an exhibition focusing on underrepresented artists in the genre of comics and zines. Female, Non-Binary, Trans, and Queer voices, though not new to the comics genre, have existed at the margins while predominantly cis white male voices and characters were the focus of mainstream comics. Since the recent growth in diversity among comic artists and writers, there are now more voices and stories that reflect a variety of experiences and identities. This exhibition illuminates some of the powerful voices and innovative stories in the contemporary age of comics.”
The show, curated by Iris Bechtol and Lynné Bowman Cravens, includes work by Sophie Campbell, KD Diamond, Robin Elan and L.M. Zoller, Melanie Gillman, Sarah Glidden, Erika Moen, Erin Nations, Molly Roth, and Christine Suggs.
Facebook Event Page: LINK
I’ll be on a panel located in the MAGIC Screening Room (Building 8, 1st Floor)
Odd One Out: Memoirs of Un-belonging
All life stories are unique, but when your origin tale sometimes seems too strange for words, how do you tell it? Whether it’s being a quiz-show prodigy, searching for your cat and your soul, learning human connection from your shadow, or transitioning gender, Michael Kupperman (All the Answers), Maggie Thrash (Lost Soul Be At Peace), Liana Finck (Passing for Human), and Erin Nations (Gumballs) explore the challenges of being the odd one out.
You can find me at table T153. I'll have copies of Gumballs (single issues and the trade paperback). I'll also be debuting two brand new zines (Drift and Sure To Fall)!
Also, make sure to stop by the Signing & Selfie table from 3 PM - 4 PM on Sunday so you can meet me and the rest of the creators who contributed to the We're Still Here anthology. We'll be signing copies of the book.
The event ends at 8 PM on Saturday and it ends at 6 PM on Sunday.
Ticket Info online at Flame Con!
If you’re in Portland on June 7th, please stop by Floating World for the release of the Gumballs trade paperback. I’ll be signing books and there will be an exhibit featuring original art from the book. See ya there!
Join me, Trina Robbins, and MK Czerwiec as we discuss our careers in comics!
SYNOPSIS FROM THE FESTIVAL BELOW:
Trina Robbins' Last Girl Standing "transports the reader from WWII-era New York, to the offices of EC and Marvel comics to the post-Summer of Love San Francisco counterculture, and beyond." Erin Nations' Gumballs features a collection of illustrations, gag cartoons, observational drawings and reflections on the true-life journey of gender transition. MK Czerwiec's Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 known as Graphic Medicine, incorporates oral history and personal memoir to tell the story of one Chicago hospital unit.
Stop by Table 225 on the Second Floor to say hi!
Also, don't forget to check out the DINKY Awards on Saturday, April 14th, at 7:30 PM. I've been nominated in the Outstanding Work Showcasing Diversity category and Best Floppy Comic.
NOTE: The DiNKY Awards are open to the public with the following ticketing access: Weekender Passes, VIP Weekender Passes, Cannabis + Comix and for Saturday single day ticket holders. (CHECK OUT DINKDENVER.COM FOR MORE INFO)
Full Bleed is a new quarterly, hardcover magazine curated and edit by IDW's Dirk Wood.
Hang out with some of the local contributors and get your copy signed at Floating World Comics!