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Project Mayor-Man: Bring Portland’s Mayor to the Stumptown Comics Fest

Project Mayor-ManSetting the stage for a quest of epic proportions, Mayor Sam Adams is scheduled to attend Stumptown Comics Fest 2011 April 16 and 17, and he needs the city’s help to make sure he appears in a suitable superhero alter ego!

Operating as code name: PROJECT MAYOR-MAN, the minds behind the Stumptown Comics Fest and the Alter Egos Society have teamed up to clad our good sport of a mayor in proper attire, and they seek the creative minds of Portland to help design the right costume concept.

“Portland’s designers are up to this challenge,” said Benja Barker, founder of the Alter Egos Society. “This challenge will highlight the incredible creative talent we have in Portland, from the fashion industry to the visual arts community and beyond.”

Things From Another World is a proud sponsor of this event! The quest to design our mayor’s original superhero costume will begins now and runs through the end of the month, with submissions closing on February 28.

The top PROJECT MAYOR-MAN designs will be announced March 7, with the winning costume design turned over to the talented costumers of the Alter Egos Society for fabrication. Plus, the winning designer will receive free access to all Stumptown Comics Fest events and a cash prize of $100!

All attendees of Stumptown Comics Fest will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with the costumed mayor, as well as purchase prints featuring Mayor Sam Adams in his original superhero costume, with proceeds going to benefit the local non-profit p:ear, which provides services for homeless and transitional youth.

Visit the Alter Egos Society and Stumptown Comics Fest websites for more information and contest details.

Are you itching to design a superhero costume for Mayor Sam Adams? Will you be attending Stumptown Comics Fest? Post your opinions below!

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Written by Elisabeth@TFAW

Elisabeth has been reading comics since we was a wee girl. She's obsessed with John Byrne, Criminal by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, and making the perfect scrambled eggs. Follow her on @Twitter to get bonus conversations with her cat!