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Thursday, September 22, 2011


Portlanders, come on out tonight! Myself, Nicolas Hitori de, and Joëlle Jones are joining our friends and colleagues to celebrate comics and read aloud from our books. I'll be lending my voice to Greg Rucka's performance, and I think Joëlle Jones will be reading with Kelly Sue DeConnick, as well. Plus, our friend Natalie Nourigat!

Here. Go to the site, check all the updates. It was totally fun last time, and it will be even better with this crew, I swear. We will be performing a selection from Spell Checkers vol. 2, and there should also even be early copies for sale!

Comics Underground is a staged reading—only the performers read dialogue from their own comics, with images projected above them. Performers provide their own soundtracks, sound effects, live music—whatever they want, really. It’s in a bar, it’s pretty informal, and the last one featured extemporaneous guitar accompaniment and broken-window sound effects courtesy of a bottle scrounged from behind the bar.

Here’s a bit more info on this edition’s guests:

• Writer Jamie S. Rich and artists Joëlle Jones and Nicolas Hitori De collaborate on the Oni Press-released mean-teen-witch comic Spell Checkers. They’ll be reading from the new volume, and Rich will also present some autobiographical work.

• Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick has worked on a number of Marvel Comics titles, including the well-received Osborn miniseries. She’ll be presenting a comic from a recent anthology about New York venue CBGB, published by Boom! Studios.

• Artist Natalie Nourigat is a member of Periscope Studio and creator of Between Gears and Over the Surface. She’ll be reading some original autobiographical comics.

• Greg Rucka has written Stumptown, Whiteout, Queen & Country, The Punisher, and much more—as of right this moment, he hasn’t decided yet what he’ll be reading, but we’re pretty sure he’ll pull together something great.

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