David Chelsea's Wonder Woman Venus!
Check out his website for the image and to follow his process!
Created for Wonder Woman Day 5!
WWD is a phenomenal charity event
Sunday, October 24th
Excalibur Comics, PDX
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Portland Comic Book Show #73!
Sunday, November 21st!
We'll be there!
Visit the Website for updates and info!
Uncanny X-Force Day Party!
Rick Remender Signing!
Wednesday, October 6th!
4PM to 7PM!
Marvel Hardcover Collections 50% off all day!
Marvel Softcover Collections also 50% off all day!
Marvel Back Issues 50% off all day too!
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Dave Cooper Signing!
Sunday, October 10th!
5PM to 7PM!
Don't Miss His First Oregon Appearance Ever!
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Adam Gallardo Signing!
Gear School 2 Release!
Sunday, October 3rd!
1PM to 3PM!
Join comics writer Adam Gallardo as he launches his latest book, Gear School II. Adam will be signing books and chatting as well as screening a short film based on the book.
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On July 24th Cosmic Monkey Comics will host a unique party in conjunction with ChinaShop Magazine and Dark Horse Comics to celebrate the highly dedicated culture of sequential art during the weekend of San Diego Comic-Con.
Branded #NotAtComicCon, based on the Twitter hash-tag those unable to attend San Diego Comic-Con have been using, fifty-five participating stores will create a fun and creative atmosphere where free drinks and over $200 worth of Dark Horse prizes will be available. In addition, Dark Horse Comics will make an exclusive announcement, between 3:00pm and 5:00pm EST, to fans at participating stores before releasing the special information to crowds in San Diego.
Writer Jeff Parker ( Atlas, Fall Of the Hulks, Thunderbolts), will be at the store from 12-2pm. He will be joined by Portland's newest comic transplant artist Chris Samnee( Siege; Embedded, Thor; The Mighty Avenger)!! Also joining us will be Joelle Jones (Troublemaker, You Have Killed Me)!!
Marvel's 70th Anniversary - 1939 to 2009!
Tuesday, August 11th at 9PM, Yes, 9PM!
50% off all Marvel product in the store! All Marvel comics from all years, all Marvel Graphic Novels and all Marvel related toys.
August 11th we're gonna have a party. Starting at 9pm! We'll have early release copies of Marvel Projects #1 and special variants available only at the party! Spider-man may also make an appearance. Mark your calendars!
Special appearance by Spider-man!! Colleen Coover!! Jeff Parker! Paul Tobin!! Cake!!
Saturday, July 18th 10 am through Sunday, July 19th 10 am.
24 Hour Zine Challenge!!
Presented by the Portland Zine Symposium, Independent Publishing Resource Center, and Cosmic Monkey Comics...
Who: You and other ambitious zinesters!
When: Beginning July 18th at 10:00am and going until July 19th at 10:00am!
Where: Cosmic Monkey Comics (5335 NE Sandy Blvd. - Next to the Bike Gallery)
Why: Because zines are awesome and it's International Zine Month! And maybe also so that you've got one more zine for your PZS table...
What To Bring: Any supplies you like to make zines with! Also, maybe pillows, snacks, and blankets..
In order to meet the challenge, the PZS 24hr Zine Challengers MUST make 24-page zine of an original, on-the-spot conception straight up to the final product in 24 hours straight. The zine should be of suitable size and technical difficulty so that this truly is a challenge for individual zinesters. The PZS 24hr Zine Challenge is brought to you by Portland Zine Symposium, the IPRC, and Cosmic Monkey Comics.
We will be providing some supplies (paper, glue scissors, a copy machine), snacks, and drink - anything you can bring will help! We are rivaling the 24hr Zine Challenge ZAPP is hosting in Seattle, so we hope to have a live video feed set up between our two events.
Preregistration is REQUIRED as space is limited to 30 spots! Email email@example.com or call Blue at (503) 453-5839 to register!
Special In Store Signing with Comic Creators Scott Allie and Todd Herman.
SCOTT ALLIE started his comics career as a self-publisher and is best know as the editor of some of the most notable comics in recent years, including CONAN, The UMBRELLA ACADEMY, The GOON, BUFFY the VAMPIRE SLAYER and HELLBOY, all from DARK HORSE COMICS. His writing includes contributions to licensed properties including STAR WARS at Dark Horse Comics and BUFFY at POCKET BOOKS, but his focus has always been horror comics, most notably his creator-owned series, The DEVIL'S FOOTPRINTS, a sequel to which is underway. We will have copies of his newest collection of the SOLOMON KANE series, written by Allie and based on the character created by ROBERT E. HOWARD.
TODD HERMAN has worked on many projects over the years, including CUT, THE FOG and work in DARK HORSE BOOK of the DEAD and GOON NOIR at Dark Horse Comics. He is now working on Fall of Cthulu with Boom Studios who also just published Galveston and Zombie Tales Vol. 3.
Cosmic Monkey Comics is pleased to announce that the internationally-acclaimed cartoonist Jason will be joining us from 4-7 PM on Wednesday, June 10th for a signing at our store. Jason, who hails from Norway, is a Harvey Award and two-time Ignatz Award winning artist and writer known for his minimalist, and sometimes devastating, graphic novels starring anthropomorphic animals. His work has received glowing reviews from Time magazine, and was serialized in The New York Times in 2008. Jason's newest book, "Low Moon," collects his New York Times comics along with four other short stories, and will be available at the signing along with his numerous other graphic novels from Fantagraphics Books.
Wednesday, June 10th
4PM to 7PM
Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy BLVD
Portland, OR 97213
Saturday, May 2nd was
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!
Cosmic Monkey Comics will be participating in Free Comic Book Day, and handing out free comic books to anyone who stops by the store (limit 3 per person)!
The give-aways will include special issues of The Avengers, Green Lantern, G.I.Joe, Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,
Shonen Jump, and many more. (A complete list is available here: http://www.freecomicbookday.com/comics.asp)
From noon until 3 PM, there will also be a signing for special guests including Portland writer Jeff Parker (Agents of Atlas, Age of Sentry and
The Exiles). Too Much Coffee Man's Shannon Wheeler (now appearing in The New Yorker.)
Also artist Farel Dalrymple, who was recently nominated for two Eisner Awards for his work on the Omega the Unknown comic book, Ignatz Award winner Zack Soto (The Secret Voice), Carolyn Main (Personal Mission), T. Edward Bak (Service Industry), Randy Kintz (Legend of Isis), Shawn Cruz (Psycho Guitar Killers), Joshua Williamson (Dear Dracula, Johnny Monster).
Also Terry Dunham, Nader Absood & Dennis Culver (True Tales of Roller Derby), Adam Watson (Darkslinger Comics), and the Fine folks of Chibi Comics. Plus many others who are so secret that THEY don't evn know that they will be here.
Photo opportunities with various Star Wars Characters and the dramatic return Zetaman (www.myspace.com/zetamanofportland).
Our hours on Saturday, and
every day, are 11 AM to 7 PM, although guests are encouraged
to visit earlier in the day for their free comics, as supplies are limited.
For more information on Free Comic Book Day, which has been celebrated in America and around the world since 2002, visit www.freecomicbookday.com.
ONGOING EVENT!! - Last Sunday of Every Month Cosmic Monkey will host a "Drink 'n' Draw" in the store from 7 to 9pm. We provide the space, you provide whatever you need to draw and be happy. This is also an all-ages event. No alcohol is provided. The next one is March 29th!!
ONGOING EVENT!! - Third Sunday of every month, Dr. Sketchy's!! 2 or more models will do a series of timed poses, providing budding artists with a low stress opportunity to draw real people holding still. For those familiar with Dr Sketchy, this will be a smaller, more intimate version of the show. All ages are encouraged to attend, so poses and costumes will be appropriate. We've worked out some of the bugs and the next event will be even better than the last! Door prizes! Models! Fun!
Admission will be $5 per person. Event runs rom 7:30 to 9:30 or so. Some art supplies will be available, but it is always best to come prepared. The next event is April 19th!! A special Stumptown edition! For more info, check here - Dr. Sketchy PDX!
Once again, our warehouse sale will be in effect in the side room. 1000s and 1000s of comics for $1 each! For those of you following the adding of new boxes, the S section is there this time. That means lots of Spider-man for $1 each. Plus, all Manga, Toys, Statues and Graphic Novels in the side room are half price! 50% off a decent selection of mainstream and indy graphic novels and Manga.
Stumptown Comics Fest!!! April 18th and 19th at the Lloyd Center Doubletree. It is of course an excellent show. It will remind you why comics are such a cultural force in America today!
Go here to find out more - STUMPTOWN!!
Saturday, April 19th!! At Cosmic Monkey Comics!! 2009 Stumptown Trophy Awards Ceremony followed by the ever popular and rowdy Comic Art Battle!! The fun starts at 8PM. It will be awesome!!
Local Superhero Zetaman will be appearing at Cosmic Monkey Comics to raise money for the March for Babies Walk-A-Thon. Cosmic Monkey Comics will be hosting a fundraiser Friday, April 17th to assist Zetaman, Portland’s Local Superhero. Zetaman has registered as a team with the March of Dimes’ March for Babies Walk-a-thon. March for Babies Walk-A-Thon will be taking place Saturday, April 25th at the Rose Quarter Commons.
For more info about Zetaman and his good works - Zetaman!
24 Hour Comic Event - Drawpocalypse 2!!
10 AM Saturday, April 11th until 10 AM Sunday, April 12th. The store will be open for 24 hours straight, while a collection of brave souls will endeavor to come as close to 24 finished pages of comics as they can. Shooting for 1 page every hour, who will meet their goal? What sort of stories will come out of it? We still have seats available. Please call or email if you want to be involved. It is truly an experience.
This event is extra special, as we have taken our lead from David Chelsea and made this a benefit for S. Clay Wilson. An underground legend, Wilson took a nasty fall and sustained a severe head injury recently. He is still hospitalized and we all know how expensive medical care is. If you're unfamiliar with Mr. Wilson, follow these links to catch up.
Wikipedia - S Clay Wilson
Local writer, Steve Duin, provides an update on Wilson's condition.
San Francisco and Los Angelas have had a couple benefit events already. Here, here and here.
We are glad for this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution and impact of this unique artist. Paypal arrangements are in the works, but in the meantime, any contributions you wish to make directly can be sent to :
|S Clay Wilson Special Needs Trust
|PO Box 14854
|San Francisco, CA 94114
David Chelsea is 24 Hour comic legend and we are proud to have him at our event. See what he says...
Friday, March 27th, 7PM! True Tales of Roller Derby Comic Release Party!!
Come celebrate the release of the 2nd Roller Derby Comic, this time published by local favorites, Oni Press! Free admission and refreshments are provided! Come meet the writers, artists and stars of the new True Tales of Roller Derby: Doppleganger At The Hangar! There will be plenty of roller girls on hand, demonstrating their skills by skating around and trying to keep from punching fanboys! Meet the stars here on Friday, then watch them compete Saturday.
On Sunday, March 15th, we were proud to host the first of what will become a monthly event. From 7:30 to 9ish, professional life drawing models will do themed poses for preset periods of time (5 minutes, 10 minutes, etc.). Admission will be $5 per person. Some art supplies will be available, but it is always best to come prepared. For those familiar with Dr Sketchy, this will be a smaller, more intimate version of the show. All ages are encouraged to attend, so poses and costumes will be appropriate. For more info, check here - Dr. Sketchy PDX!
Here is another neat blog about the event: http://atomicromance.blogspot.com/2008/04/24-hour-comics-during-portland-comics.html
- STUMPTOWN WAS AWESOME LAST YEAR! : We were super stoked to host a great party (room for improvement - noted!), meet lots of new talented folks, and spend some quality time with old friends. This year will be even better! April 18 - 19th. We'll be hosting the Awards Ceremony here Saturday evening, the 18th.
STUMPTOWN COMICS FEST LINK*