Floating World Comics

400 NW Couch Street
Portland, OR 97209

Current & Upcoming Events

Feb. 7, 2019: No Refunds PNCA Anthology Release Party and Art Exhibit

This is what happens when a group of the Pacific Northwest College of Art’s finest cartoonists dive into the unknown, led by the incomparable Jonathan Hill, comics artist extraordinaire.

In 2017, Unversed launched as a collection of stories that navigate unfamiliar situations and explore the growth that comes from not knowing.

Now in its second year, a new group of artists are working on No Refunds, the newest anthology from Unversed Comics: stories about how you can never return to the way things were. Whether it's a permanent tattoo, the death of a loved one, or coming home to see that everything you remember has changed, No Refunds is a denial of nostalgia: whatever you do, you can't go back.

Join Jonathan Hill, Sarah Hickey, Grayson Bear, Skylar Kardon, Tandy Kunkle, Maria Frantz and Krissy Little to celebrate the release of this new anthology!

Past Events

Jan. 3, 2019: Swimming With JFish release party with Jason Fischer

Join us on January 3rd for a release party and art exhibit for Jason Fischer’s new book Swimming With JFish. In addition to original art we will also have exclusive prints from the book on display.

The life of a cartoon isn’t always easy! Meet JFish, a cartoon fish man just trying to draw some comics, ride his bike, sleep as long as he likes, eat a burger, laugh with his friends and have massage sandwiches with his wife, Robin the cat. Will JFish survive being pulled from a speed boat at tremendous speeds… or will he become “one with the fishes”?!

Swimming With JFish by Jason Fischer (Terra Flats, Seconds Helping) is a new book of autobio comics told in an anthropomorphic world full of colorful characters and emotions.

Dec. 6, 2018: The Whistling Factory release party and art exhibit with Jesse McManus

This December First Thursday join Jesse McManus for a release party and art exhibit for his debut graphic novel, The Whistling Factory.

Imagine comics created from the hybrid DNA of Chuck Jones and Charles Burns… with a dash of Jim Woodring and you'd end up with something resembling Jesse McManus. His fluid, hyper-kinetic, and lush brush strokes delineate a surreal world of feral children, rubbery animals, and constantly-mutating monsters.

The Whistling Factory comes straight from McManus’s id. It is both funny and disturbing, meditative yet frantic, and disjointed while simultaneously displaying a complex and intuitive tapestry of childhood experiences and belief systems. The Whistling Factory is an audacious debut from the sui generis frenetic imagination of Jesse McManus.

Nov. 14, 2018: Mirenda book release and signing with Grim Wilkins

When a jungle-dwelling woman gets a mysterious demon trapped in her leg, she sets off on an extraordinary adventure to get it out. Told almost entirely without words, artist/writer GRIM WILKINS (PROPHET: EARTH WAR) plays with the possibilities of comic storytelling, letting the visuals carry the weight. Originally appearing in ISLAND magazine, MIRENDA picks up the gauntlet left by the works of Moebius and Frazetta and runs with it.

Join Grim on Wednesday November 14th to celebrate the release of his new graphic novel, MIRENDA.

WHO: Grim Wilkins
WHAT: Mirenda book release and signing
WHEN: Wednesday Nov. 14, 5-7pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.

Grim Wilkins has been creating fun, adventure-filled comics for years. You can find Grim's work in his creator-owned book MIRENDA, as well as PROPHET EARTH WAR and recent independent comics such as PETRICHOR and CAYREL'S RING. On a nice day you can find him down by the lake looking at birds.

Nov. 14, 2018: Mirenda Signing

Grim Wilkins appears at Floating World Comics from 5-7pm on Wednesday November 14th to celebrate the release of his new graphic novel, MIRENDA.

When a jungle-dwelling woman gets a mysterious demon trapped in her leg, she sets off on an extraordinary adventure to get it out. Told almost entirely without words, artist/writer GRIM WILKINS (PROPHET: EARTH WAR) plays with the possibilities of comic storytelling, letting the visuals carry the weight. Originally appearing in ISLAND magazine, MIRENDA picks up the gauntlet left by the works of Moebius and Frazetta and runs with it.

Grim Wilkins has been creating fun, adventure-filled comics for years. You can find Grim’s work in his creator-owned book MIRENDA, as well as PROPHET EARTH WAR and recent independent comics such as PETRICHOR and CAYREL’S RING. On a nice day you can find him down by the lake looking at birds.

  • Shop Hours

    Sunday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Monday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Saturday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.