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    Horror Comics Panel at Stumptown Comics Fest

    A very talented group of editors and creators sat down and talked about the past and future of horror comics at Stumptown Comics Fest 2011, including Dark Horse Senior Managing Editor Scott Allie (B.P.R.D. The Dead Remembered), editor Shawna Gore, Eric Powell (The Goon), Patric Reynolds (Let Me In), Todd Herman (Cut), and Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor). Check it out below:

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    Axe Cop Panel at Stumptown Comics Fest

    Axe Cop is an unlikely–yet completely amazing and hilarious–comic that has taken the interwebs and comic shops by storm. Written by six-year-old Malachai Nicolle and illustrated by his 30-year-old brother, Ethan Nicolle, it’s a fast and furious trip through the unlimited imagination of a little boy–shaped and supercharged by the wry perspective and energetic art of a true comics lover.

    Ethan Nicolle and Editor Shawna Gore talked about the creative process between the brothers and what’s coming next (Anyone want a licensed Axe Cop Halloween costume? Of course you do!) at this year’s Stumptown Comics Fest, and we got it on video, below. Enjoy!

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    Dark Horse Presents Panel at Stumptown Comics Fest

    Dark Horse Presents, the landmark comics anthology series that launched Dark Horse Comics, returns April 20, 2011 with issue #1 (or #158, as DH Founder and President Mike Richardson points out in the video below).

    In honor of its release, Richardson headlined the Dark Horse Presents Panel at Stumptown Comics Fest 2011, featuring creators Eric Powell, Carla Speed McNeil, David Chelsea, and Michael T. Gilbert. See it all below!

    Live in the Portland area? You can celebrate DHP at our Return of Dark Horse Presents Launch Party April 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Hollywood Things From Another World. Meet Mike Richardson, Randy Stradley, David Chelsea, Paul Gulacy, Michael T. Gilbert, and more, and enjoy free beer from Columbia River Brewing Company (with valid ID) and free pizza from Sizzle Pie.

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    TFAW Hosts Drink & Draw Like a Lady: West April 15

    Girl ComicsDrink & Draw Like a Lady returns to Portland for a second year Friday, April 15 at the Hollywood Things From Another World TFAW at 4133 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.

    This is a very special women-only event! All ladies–whether they create comics, love comics, or just want to learn more about them–are invited to take part in some female positivity, as well as complimentary hors de’oeurves, beer, and wine (with valid I.D.).

    Founded in 2009 by Hope Larson as a pre-event for MoCCA (a fundraiser for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) and organized this year by Lucy Knisley, Drink & Draw Like a Lady is an excellent opportunity for women to sketch, socialize with the local comics community, and network. Do you have minicomics and business cards to share? Bring ’em! Are you new to comics and want to get the perspective of other females? This is the perfect event for you.

    Periscope Studio artists Cat Farris and Natalie “Tally” Nourigat are spearheading the West Coast edition this year. “There are so many incredible female creators, editors, and fans of comics in Portland,” said Farris. “It’s the perfect place for an event like this–we were really happy about the energy it generated last year.”

    “I grew up reading comics in the ’80s and ’90s,” said TFAW Marketing Manager Elisabeth Forsythe, “but there wasn’t really a female support system for me back then. I’m so happy there are so many women in comics today, and that TFAW can host an event of this stature.”

    Come on down April 15 and get to know the women of comics! RSVP at the Facebook event. The Hollywood Things From Another World is conveniently located near TriMet’s Hollywood Transit Center: plan your trip online. Additional questions? Email Cat Farris.

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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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    Stumptown Comics Fest 2011 Announces Dates, New Venue, Guest Lineup

    Stumptown Comics Fest 2011We’ve always had an excellent time at Portland’s Stumptown Comics Fest (see our videos from STCF 2010), so we were especially thrilled to receive the following news:

    The 8th annual Stumptown Comics Fest will take place on April 16 and 17, and will be held in its new location at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. In recent years the previous space has been packed to the gills; this move to the Convention Center will give attendees room to breathe, with 30,000 square feet of exhibition space (nearly double the square footage) and will allow the amount of table to be increased with room for future growth.

    A small number of guests have already been confirmed for the next fest, from local, national, and even international stages. Guests are to include: Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Molly Crabapple (illustrator, founder of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School), Kurt Busiek (writer for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image), Larry Marder (Tales of the Beanworld), and Barry Deutsch (Hereville). This list is by no means complete, and regular announcements will be made over the coming months as more details are confirmed.

    Indigo Kelleigh, founder of the Stumptown Comics Fest, is returning as the Festival Director for the next three years (2011-2013). Kelleigh brings his experience in both event coordination and the comics industry to the team and is already working to make this upcoming year better than ever before. Shannon T. Stewart, Festival Director for the 2009 and 2010 fests and a current board member of the Stumptown Comics Foundation, is supportive of Kelleigh’s involvement. “We’re all elated to have Indigo, the creator of the Fest, return to the position of Director,” says Stewart, “and I personally look forward to working with him and to the amazing ideas he has in store for Stumptown over not just this season, but the next few years leading to the 10-year anniversary!”

    This will be the eighth year of the Stumptown Comics Fest (founded 2004), which has become the largest creator-focused comics festival in the Northwest. The amount of comics fans attending the event continues to climb, as does the national and international attention our local event garners from artists, writers, editors, and publishers. For continuing updates regarding the event, head to the official website at StumptownComicsFest.com.

    Have you attended Stumptown Comics Fest before? What do you think of the new venue? Post your comments below!

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