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What is cooler than reading a comic book? Drawing your own, of course! Things From Another World invites our young readers to an art workshop taught by local comic book artists Brian Churilla and Lisa Eisenberg on Saturday, October 17th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Portland TFAW store.
Brian Churilla is a writer and artist, currently drawing Big Trouble in Little China for Boom! Studios and Hellbreak for Oni Press. Brian will introduce young artists to the fundamentals of comic book storytelling.
Lisa Eisenberg is a cartoonist, illustrator, and educator, who publishes the I Cut My Hair comic series. She will demonstrate her comic creation techniques during the workshop.
This is a free workshop ideal for children ages 8-13 with drawing skills of all levels. All the necessary art supplies will be provided.
So come on out and bring your aspiring artists to our art workshop at the Portland TFAW on Saturday, October 17th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. to explore their curiosity and creativity!
Please RSVP on Facebook today to make sure we have enough art supplies for everyone.
Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Marc Andreyko, the writer behind the Mulan: Revelations miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics. Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW store on Wednesday, September 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet this talented writer in person.
Marc Andreyko is best known for writing DC’s Batwoman and Manhunter. Now he is teaming up with artist Micah Kaneshiro (Blackout, Broken Pieces) and newcomer creator Robert Alter to bring a new twist to a beloved legend.
Centuries after her ancestor and namesake fought for China, a new Mulan has been chosen by the ancient Chinese Immortals to fight in a final battle for the world. Mulan: Revelations blends together Chinese martial arts and futuristic cyberpunk styles to tell an exciting story of a warrior awakened to stop a deadly new virus threatening humanity.
The latest issues of Mulan: Revelations will be available for purchase at the event. Stop by the Portland TFAW on September 16th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet Marc and learn more about the series!
Things From Another World is hosting a signing with Tom Rogers, the artist of Action Lab’s ongoing Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla comic book series. Be sure to visit the Beaverton TFAW store on Wednesday, July 1st from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. to meet the artist and get a sketch!
When Tesla’s fiancé, Amelia Earhart, is pulled into another dimension after stealing one of Tesla’s unfinished devices, Tesla seeks out Lovecraft’s arcane expertise to save her. Their journey pits them against ancient gods, secret societies, strange technologies, and other historical villains like Aleister Crowley and Thomas Edison.
Copies of Herald: History In The Making TPB and Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla #4 will be available for purchase at the event. Stop by our Beaverton store to meet the artist and learn more about the series!
Things From Another World is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California from July 9th to 12th, 2015!
Stop by booth #5625 to save 50% on thousands of graphic novels and pick up a new collectible or toy for your collection. Regular Funko POP! Vinyl figures will be $10 each or 3/$27 – the best deal on the show floor! On top of all that, we are also going to have a great selection of SDCC Exclusive comics, toys and statues available (while supplies last).
Over the last 45 years, Comic-Con International has grown from its humble beginnings as a one-day convention to the largest show of its kind in the world. It has become a cultural phenomenon and has been filling the San Diego Convention Center to capacity with more than 130,000 attendees for each of the last 5 years.
Whether you are looking for the next great graphic novel to enjoy or another POP! figure for your shelf, we’ve got just the thing for your collection! New stock arrives each morning, so make TFAW booth #5625 (at the back of the hall, when you enter Lobby C) your first stop for the best selection.
Are you going to SDCC? Post your comments below!
Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Bryan Konietzko, the co-creator of Nickelodeon’s hit animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Be sure to visit Portland TFAW on Wednesday, May 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet this talented creator in person.
The television series have completed their runs, but there are plenty of opportunities to stay connected to Aang and Korra. Dark Horse has been publishing the continuing stories of Avatar: The Last Airbender since 2012, helping fans bridge the gap between the two series.
This is a free event, but attendees will need to present their tickets to get their items signed. Tickets are available for free to the public via the Eventbrite website. Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra items will be available for purchase at the event. There will be a limit of two items signed per person.
Get your free ticket today and mark your calendar for May 27th to meet Bryan Konietzko at Portland TFAW from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Things From Another World is excited to host a signing with Aaron Lopresti, the accomplished artist behind such titles as DC’s Wonder Woman and Marvel’s X-Men, Captain Marvel, Planet Hulk and Ms. Marvel. Be sure to visit the Beaverton TFAW store on Wednesday, May 20th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet the artist and get your very own sketch.
Aaron Lopresti is now bringing his artistic vision to the soon-to-be-released Convergence #7 and Convergence: Wonder Woman #2 from DC Comics. In Convergence #7, the heroes of The New 52 join the largest battle in the history of the Multiverse. While in Convergence: Wonder Woman #2, Diana Prince takes on vampire versions of The Joker and the rest of the Red Rain ghouls.
Copies of Convergence #7, Convergence: Wonder Woman #2 and graphic novels featuring Aaron Lopresti’s art will be available for purchase at the event.
Stop by Beaverton TFAW on May 20th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. to meet this amazingly talented artist in person!
Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Jeff Parker, the writer behind the upcoming Convergence: Shazam! and Convergence: Hawkman mini-series from DC Comics. Be sure to visit Portland TFAW on Wednesday, April 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. to purchase the debut issues of this exciting new series and get them signed by Jeff Parker.
For Convergence: Hawkman, Jeff Parker is working with legendary artist Tim Truman to revisit the mostly forgotten Shadow War event. While in Convergence: Shazam!, he reteams with Evan “Doc” Shaner and Jordie Bellaire, whose unique art style and colors give this series the classic look associated with Marvel comics.
“Like all DC fans, we are excited to see Jeff Parker bring his imaginative storytelling to these Convergence mini-series,” said TFAW Marketing Manager Elena Wellard. “We are happy to have the renowned writer in our store to help us celebrate this massive two-month event in DC history!”
Copies of Convergence: Shazam! #1, Convergence: Hawkman #1 and the latest issue of Batman ’66 will be available for purchase at the event.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet the writer behind these exciting new Convergence mini-series and get the first issues signed April 29th at the Portland TFAW!
Kirby Krackle, Seattle’s hottest nerd rock band, will play at Portland Things From Another World on April 4th, 2015 with Portland’s own nerd-folk duo Going Viral opening for them. The cover is $7, and the show is from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with doors opening at 7:00 p.m.
Kirby Krackle is headed by Kyle Stevens, who has been reading comics, writing and recording music since the age of 13. Known for their high-energy shows and songs referencing pop-culture icons, comic book characters, and video games, Kirby Krackle’s name has become synonymous with melding nerd themes with superior musicianship. The band is currently on tour to promote the release of their fifth full-length album Mutate, Baby! available on March 17th.
Their opening act–Going Viral–features lead vocalist Chris Waffle on bass and Marty McD on guitar. The duo combines their love of sci-fi, video games, pop-culture goodness, and other fan pursuits with a unique brand of acoustic rock/folk.
“We are thrilled to host Kirby Krackle and Going Viral concert at our store,” said TFAW Marketing Manager Elena Wellard. “We invite comic book and music fans alike to come rock the night away with us!”
Come to the Portland TFAW store on April 4th at 7:00 p.m. and crank it all the way up to 11 with Kirby Krackle and Going Viral!
Things From Another World is excited to announce a signing with Chuck Palahniuk to promote the release of Fight Club 2, the highly anticipated 10-issue graphic novel sequel to Fight Club.
Local artist Steve Lieber, who has created an exclusive TFAW variant cover for the first issue, will also be at the signing. Be sure to visit the Portland TFAW store on Friday, June 5th from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to purchase the debut issue of this exciting series and get it signed by Chuck Palahniuk and Steve Lieber.
Published by Dark Horse Comics, the sequel takes place nine years after the events of the first book. The story’s protagonist, Sebastian, is married to Marla, and has a young son. But Tyler Durden lurks just below the surface. Some imaginary friends never go away…
“Chuck Palahniuk is coming to Portland, and he is bringing Tyler Durden with him,” said TFAW Marketing Manager Elena Wellard. “We are thrilled to have an opportunity to introduce comic book fans to Chuck Palahniuk ‘s writing and look forward to opening our store to his fans as well. “
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet Chuck Palahniuk and Steve Lieber and get the first issue of Fight Club 2 signed on June 5th at the Portland TFAW!
Copies of Fight Club 2 must be purchased on-site at the TFAW store in order to get in the signing line. There will be a limit of two Fight Club 2 comics signed per person, and no other memorabilia will be signed.
It’s that time again! Every month, our customers submit hundreds of product reviews that help others determine how great (or not-so-hot) certain comics, graphic novels, and other collectibles are. We took a look at the reviews that were submitted in January and are awarding $25 gift certificates as part of our monthly Product Review Contest. And now, without further adieu, the winners are (insert drum roll here):
Our first contest winner is Devyn in Colorado Springs, CO is brand new to collecting comics! Devyn wrote a review for the immensely popular new comic from Dark Horse Comics Lady Killer #1 by Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich that we just had to share:
This was my first comic book purchase ever, and I’m very pleased! The art and story are equally awesome. Love the whole idea of this and plan to get every issue! So rad!
Our second winner is Ruth from New York, NY. She had this to say about Aquaman #37 by Jeff Parker:
Aquaman’s mother story of arriving to the land of the Gorilla is interesting cause we see the connection to how the Atleantians travel through the land and how she met the Gorilla’s. I’m hoping that there would be more of a connection to Atlantis and the Surface world through out the centuries
Last but not least, Shane from Portland, OR dropped by to share his thoughts about the Animal Man Omnibus HC:
Though it may be pricey, this really is the best way to read the groundbreaking re-invention of Animal Man by Grant Morrison. Most of these large-scale omnibus editions, especially from Vertigo, are so large and awkward that they are hard to read, but this one is just the perfect size that it is not clunky at all. All the art is beautifully reproduced on great paper stock, and there is a fun introduction from Morrison. These issues are meant to be read all together, and finally there is a collection that allows for that!
Thanks so much to everyone who wrote reviews last month. You’re helping people decide what to get (or what to avoid) next.
Remember, you don’t have to write a novel to win. Product reviews can be short and sweet, or highly detailed — as long as they help other customers, that’s what we’re looking for. So submit your reviews and help your fellow collectors sort out the “HOT” from the “NOT”! Who knows, you may be one of next month’s winners.
HOW TO SUBMIT A PRODUCT REVIEW:
It’s simple! Just visit any product page and look for this:
Click on it and our product review form will appear in a popup. Just fill out the pertinent information and submit your review, and you’re done! We’ll take a look at your review and get it up on the product page soon thereafter!
There’s also a really easy way for you to call up everything you’ve ever ordered from us and review it. Simply log in to your account and go into the Order History Section. Next to each item, you’ll see a “Review it!” link.
Questions? Comments? Let us know below!