Stumptown Debuts!

As if you had a chance to catch your breath from MoCCA in New York City, shift gears and get ready for some WEST COAST comics madness. Stumptown Comics Fest will be held this Saturday and Sunday at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. With tickets at $7 a pop, this is sure to be a packed convention and the Center of Cartoon Studies of course will be there. Here are a few more debuts for the month of April, be sure to find them and meet the creators!

Professor and CCS fellow of 2009, Alec Longstreth will have Phase 7 #008  All the mysteries of Basewood converge in this exciting chapter. You’ll learn the origins of the amnesiac protagonist and much more in this penultimate installment of his cross-hatched adventure series. Only one chapter remains!

The second issue of Drop Target #2 by Jon Chad and Alec Longstreth’s focuses on some of the D.I.Y. aspects of pinball, including fixing up your own machine, or starting a pinhall.  This issue also has two new “Dream Machines” and the conclusion of Alec’s pinball comic “From Zeros to Heroes.”Gay Genius is a comics anthology illuminating the past, present and future of queer history makers. It is a labor of love, a celebration of possibility, an offering to the ancestors. Conceived and edited by Annie Murphy, Gay Genius is a showcase of contemporary radical queer visionaries-to-watch-out-for: KUBB E. BEAR,  EDIE FAKE, SAILOR HOLLADAY, ELISHA LIM, ANNIE MURPHY, ELLERY RUSSIAN, CLIO REESE SADY, SILKY SHOEMAKER and many more. There is also a DANCE release party on Sunday at In Other Words if you are footloose and fancy free.

Jen Vaughn‘s newest comic in her menstruation rainbow series is out. HEAVY FLOW features the history and stigma of the menstrual cup as well as cheers on those intrepid women who love themselves, their wallet and the environment.

Fluff Engine Patterns by Claire Sanders
Friend of CCS, Claire created Fluff Engine patterns to show just about anyone how to make their own cute stuffed animals. Each booklet has step-by-step instructions and a full size sewing pattern.  The first collection of patterns is four farm animals: a rabbit, a donkey, a llama and a chicken.  She also has a FREE Owl pattern.

We hope to see you out at Stumptown with hearts full of love and your arms FULL of comics! If you are a cartoonist and wish to donate your own comic to the Schulz Library, drop it off at Table G-8 at the Center for Cartoon Studies table.

-Jen Vaughn

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