More Guests for 2011 Stomptown Comics Fest!

Announcing more Guests for STCF2011

The Stumptown Comics Fest is excited to announce these additions to our Guest List for the 8th Annual Fest:

Randy Emberlin, with thirty years in the comics industry and best known for inking Amazing Spider-Man, GI Joe, Doctor Strange, Alien Legion, Ghost and recently the Left Behind series for Wildstorm. A Portland local, Randy shares his expertise with the next generation, teaching After School Drawing Classes for students in the greater Portland/Beaverton metropolitan areas and two summer art camps for 2011, The Cartooning and Comic Book Art Camp and The Animation Art Camp. Learn more about him at http://www.randyemberlin.com.

Gary Martin, best known for his how-to books “The Art of Comic Book Inking” and partnership with Steve Rude on The Moth and Nexus. His career as a freelance comic book inker and writer spans over twenty years, working with Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse and Disney on such titles as Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, Batman, Star Wars and Mickey Mouse. Recent works include writing an eight volume graphic novel series for Zondervan publishing, “Son of Samson”. See Gary’s latest art at http://sky-boy.deviantart.com/ .

Erika Moen, free-lance cartoonist, author and illustrator of “DAR” and member of Portland’s Periscope Studio. Fresh from her first international book signing in London, Erika’s recent project is a collaberation with Jeff Parker entitled “Bucko”, described as a dick and fart joke murder mystery launching February 1, 2011 at http://www.buckocomic.com . Erika holds a self-designed degree in Illustrated Storytelling from Pitzer College. Read more about Erika at http://www.erikamoen.com.

Sarah Glidden, 2008 winner of an Ignatz Award for her travelogue mini- comic “How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less”, later published in color as a Vertigo graphic novel. Brooklyn-based Sarah is currently working on a graphic novel project tentatively called “Stumbling Towards Damascus”, about the process of journalism and the way in which news is gathered and reported. Visit Sarah’s site at http://www.smallnoises.com/ .

Benjamin Marra, Brooklyn-based creator of “The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd (A Work of Satire and Fiction)”, “Night Business”, “Gangsta Rap Posse” and founder of TRADITIONAL COMICS and co-founder of the underground illustration and design journal MAMMAL. Benjamin holds a B.F.A in Illustration from Syracuse University, where he also studied at their art program in Florence, Italy. He received an M.F.A. in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. Check out Benjamin’s blog at http://benjaminmarra.blogspot.com/.

The Stumptown Comics Fest is the largest creator-focused comics convention in the Pacific Northwest. The Fest will be held on April 16-17, 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center. Check http://www.stumptowncomics.com , or follow us on twitter at @stumptowncomics for the latest news and announcements about the schedule and exhibitor lists. Questions about the Fest can be directed to Indigo Kelleigh at Director@stumptowncomics.com .

Can’t wait for April!

A Bloody Start!

Thins From Another World is kicking off the New Year with a BASH you won’t forget–a signing with Hack/Slash creator Tim Seeley (The Occultist, Ant-Man & Wasp). He’ll be joined by two of his Hack/Slash Trailers Part 2 contributors, Scott Allie (Buffy Season 8, Solomon Kane) and Shane White (Fractured Fables, One Month to Live) Tuesday, January 4 at the Hollywood Things From Another World location from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Free food and beer (with valid ID)!

Seeley created the cult-hit Hack/Slash series, now at Image Comics, which centers on the dynamic duo of Cassie Hack and Vlad, who hunt down “slashers”–those undead psycho killers who typically plague summer camps and lusty teenagers. He also wrote Dark Horse Comics’ The Occultist, based on a story by Dark Horse President Mike Richardson. Seeley is also currently writing and providing pencils for Marvel Comics’ Ant-Man & Wasp miniseries.

To pay his artists for past work, Seeley recently put together the Hack/Slash Trailers Part 2 one-shot–an anthology featuring 13 short stories, including one from Dark Horse Comics Senior Managing Editor and writer Scott Allie, and another from Seattle-based writer/artist extraordinaire Shane White.

“We couldn’t be happier to start the year 2011 with such an amazing signing,” said Things From Another World Senior Director of Retail Operations Andrew McIntire. “Not only are these guys phenomenally talented, but they’re a lot of fun to hang out with.”

Besides the excellent company, this signing will feature free food from Clean Plate Catering and complimentary beer with valid ID (no exceptions). See you there for a fantastic start to the New Year!

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See you tonight for the bloody good time!

New Year at the Grindhouse!

Need a dark room to work off that New Years Eve hangover? Sure you do, well Dan and the Portland Grindhouse Film Festival has just the ticket!

Saturday January 1st at the Hollywood Theatre, The Grindhouse Film Festival presents THE NEW YEAR’S DAY GRINDHOUSE MOVIE MARATHON! A triple feature of 35mm exploitation mayhem.  It’s the hangover helper!  $7 for one movie, or $12 for all three.  There will also be a RAFFLE for one free pass to all Grindhouse Film Festival screenings in 2011.  In order to be entered in the raffle, you must watch all three movies.  All information and advance tickets on the website: www.grindhousefilmfest.com

3:30 pm – MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE (1975) The ultra-weird martial arts masterpiece!  A blind assassin armed with a vicious flying guillotine is out to kill the legendary one-armed boxer (martial arts superstar Jimmy Wang Yu).  Along the way, he interrupts a bizarre kung fu tournament and heads start to roll.  It’s up to the one-armed boxer now, with his skull shattering punch and his ability to walk on walls.  Eagle claw masters, a monkey style fight, and a Swami fighter with ten foot arms are just stepping stones to the massive showdown with the flying guillotine.  Filmed in Super Cine-Vision!

5:30 pm – GATES OF HELL (1980) A surreal Italian gutmuncher from gore-maestro Lucio Fulci!  A priest commits suicide and unwittingly opens the gateway to hell.  The rotting dead rise from their graves to feed on the living in gruesome fashion, while a psychic and a journalist attempt to stop the rancid carnage.  This is Lucio Fulci at his finest, so forget about the “plot” and prepare yourself for zombie killing, head drilling, and intestine spilling!  Powered by Fabio Frizzi’s creepy soundtrack and top notch special effects.

7:30 pm – LADY TERMINATOR (1988) A beautiful woman is possessed by an ancient mystical queen out for vengeance, turning her into an unstoppable killing machine! She takes off on a rampage across Indonesia, gunning down anyone who gets in her way, and blowing apart half of the country. She also sports a mean leather jacket… except when she’s naked… which is a lot. But for those foolish enough to try to put their hands on her, she also castrates men with an eel that lives in her vagina. Bullet-riddled disco shootouts, mind-boggling dialogue, a mullet-headed cop who drives a tank, and so much more. All in full-throttle ’80s excess!

Beer will be provided by Bridgeport Brewery.

It all happens today, January 1, 2011 in the gorgeous Hollywood Theatre. Celebrate the New Year at the Grindhouse!

“La Brujeria” Release Party

Please join all the folks with Geek in the City Comics as they premiere their first title, La Brujeria, at Bridge City Comics on Saturday January 15.

A bizarre tale of a “gifted” temp that accepts yet another boring job. But, with Werewolves, Elementals, & a diminutive Chupacabra as co-workers; Althalia learns the Golden Bought Pawn Shop is anything but typical. With old powers and even older adversaries waking up on and under the streets of Portland, nothing will ever be the same.

Hang out with creators Aaron Duran, artist James Sinclair, and editor (plus letterer) Jennifer Alvin as they talk about the book. Or, just hang out at the fantastic Bridge City Comics.

It all starts at 6pm on Saturday, January 15, 2011!

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A Year of Geek Trivia!

Really, it all started one year ago? Yes it did True Believers and tonight at Vendetta we are celebrating in grand style. First, the return of the Mistress of Trivia, the Duchess of Geekery… The Glorious Genevieve! Also, in a return to its classic roots, all the questions arrive from the general world of popular culture from your Friendly Neighborhood Geek. And because this is the one year anniversary the prizes promise to be of epic; in quantity and quality!

It all starts tonight at 7pm at Vendetta. Get there early, even with the extra tables and chairs coming in for just tonight, the event will fill up mighty fast. No cost to attend, but it is a bar, so you gotta’ be 21 to test your geek might.

Form a team (5 or less) or go it alone, Ronin style – Geek Trivia Night is a year old and you win the glory.

See you there!

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