Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street
Portland, OR 97209
Past EventsFeb. 8, 2023: Best Of 2000 AD Signing
Becky Cloonan appears at Floating World Comics ON Wednesday, February 8th from 5-7pm signing copies of the new volume Best Of 2000 AD.April 2, 2020: Not a Place to Visit Signing
Not a Place to Visit is a new collection of illustrated essays by WILD MAN cartoonist T Edward Bak. Join the artist on Thursday, April 2nd from 6 PM – 8 PM for a launch party that includes a book reading and an exhibit of original art.
Exploring themes of social and ecological flux unique to environments in the western US through concisely rendered reflections this series examines the migration of the artist’s family to and from Colorado’s San Luis Valley, tourism and salmon on the Columbia River, the fraught ecosystem of southern California’s Salton Sea, and fracking along the northern Colorado prairie and Front Range.
T Edward Bak is a native of Colorado and a long-time Oregon resident exploring intersections of culture and ecology in western North America through his comics work. While living in Athens, Georgia, Bak produced the autobiographical comic strip Service Industry for Flagpole Magazine. Bak’s work would later appear in the critically-acclaimed anthologies Drawn & Quarterly Showcase, The Best American Comics, and MOME.March 5, 2020: And If The World Keeps Ending: A Riso Print Art Show
“And If The World Keeps Ending” is an riso art exhibit focused on micro and macro apocalypses and surviving and thriving beyond them. Our hope is tinged with tenderness and violence, our love with desperate perseverance and still the future keeps unreeling before us endlessly despite all these thousands of endings! This collection of artists will explore their imagined futures, small intimate moments or epic revolutionary scenes. If the world keeps ending, life persists.
Part of the proceeds from the sale of the limited edition riso prints will go to a charity helping to fight for environmental justice!
Artists: Leslie Hung, Yumi Sakugawa, Sophia Foster-Dimino, Tim Peacock, Singeon, Lala Albert, Emma Rios, Jeremy Sorese, Roxie Vizcarra, Kris Mukai, and Niv BavarskyFeb. 22, 2020: BUG BOYS release party with Laura Knetzger
Join two bug friends as they learn about the science of the world around them and the meaning of friendship in this debut graphic novel by Laura Knetzger!
Rhino-B is a brash, but sweet guy. Stag-B is a calm and scholarly adventurer. Together these two young beetles make up the Bug Boys, best friends who spend their time exploring the world of Bug Village and beyond, as well as their own – sometimes confusing and complicated – thoughts and feelings.
In their first adventure, the Bug Boys travel through spooky caves, work with a spider to found a library, save their town’s popular honey supply from extinction, and even make friends with ferocious termites!
What challenges will these two earnest beetles face? Whatever it is, you can be sure that Rhino-B and Stag-B will face it together — with the power of friendship behind them.
WHO: Laura Knetzger
WHAT: Bug Boys release party and reading
WHEN: Saturday Feb. 22, 3-5pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.
“These pages have a lot of sweetness and charm.” –The AV Club
Laura Knetzger graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2012. She has worked as a storyboard artist for Adventure Time. She lives in Seattle and makes comics about feelings. You can find her online at lauraknetzger.com or @LauraKnetzger.