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    Hey people who can get to the Northwest, this weekend is the Stumptown Comics Fest! Tomorrow and Sunday at the Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel in Portland, Oregon from 10am to 6pm; $6 each day.

    Stumptown Comics Fest 2008!

    I will be cruising the floor incognito. Spot and identify me and you’ll get a no-prize. I might sometimes sit for a moment at the PERISCOPE studio table, though I bet most often that seat will be filled by special table guest Matt Maxwell, who has fresh copies of his western horror gn STRANGEWAYS with him.

    Saturday night there’s a show party at COSMIC MONKEY COMICS, and at 9:00 I’ll be hosting the Comics Art Battle. If you like to imagine me with some semblance of dignity, do not attend this event.

    SUNDAY: 12pm-12:45pm Steve Lieber moderator: Spotlight on Periscope Studio
    Canned Description: You can’t read American comics without coming across one of Periscope Studio’s 21 members. Crammed into a downtown Portland office suite, these artists and writers avoid killing each other for long enough to produce everything from best-sellers with Hollywood movie deals (White-Out, Steve Lieber) to popular super-hero titles (X-Men: First Class, Jeff Parker) to independent web and minicomics. Join Special Guest Steve Lieber and his studio-mates to find out who leaves their dishes in the sink (Randall), how not to break into the industry, and why comics might or might not be the weirdest career on earth.

    Other big-time guests:
    Brian Michael Bendis
    Robyn Chapman
    Derek Kirk Kim
    Alec Longstreth
    Nicholas Gurewitch
    Lark Pien
    Dave Roman
    Jason Shiga
    Raina Telgemeier
    Gene Yang
    Craig Thompson
    Mike Richardson

    …and many more! Hop a train, jack a ride, and come to Portland this weekend!


    Comment from Michael Hoskin
    Time: April 25, 2008, 10:04 pm

    Between you, Jason Shiga & Lars Brown, it’s a mighty tempting list. Too bad we have our own comic show in Calgary this weekend.

    Comment from Jeremy Colwell
    Time: April 25, 2008, 10:59 pm

    I’m flying solo tomorrow, but Tanna is joining me Sunday. We’ll probably miss Steve’s event since our sitter isn’t available until noon. Oh well, can’t be helped. See you there!

    Comment from Parker
    Time: April 26, 2008, 6:20 am

    Michael, have fun at the Expo! Jeremy, see you Sunday!

    Comment from Jason McNamara
    Time: April 28, 2008, 11:38 am


    Dude, you KILLED at atomic monkey on Saturday night. Matt, Kirsten and I thank you for that famous oregonian hospitality. We had such a good time at Stumptown. Looking forward to having you down in SF sooner than later.

    your pal
    Jason McNamara