During Emerald City Comicon, The Nerdist's Comic Panel podcast featured some of Portland's heavy weight comics creators! For those of you who couldn't make the panel, not to worry - you can now hear it on the Nerdist website.

Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals; Hawkeye); Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel; Pretty Deadly); Greg Rucka (Lazarus; Queen and Country; Gotham Central); and Cullen Bunn (Magneto; 6th Gun) join Ben Blacker (


 The 2014 Eisner Award nominees have been named and Portland is REPRESENTIN'! Check out all these nods received by PDX's best!

Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
  •  Hawkeye #11: “Pizza Is My Business,” by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)
Best Continuing Series
  •  Hawkeye, by Matt Fraction and David Aja (Marvel)
  • Sex Criminals, by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Image)
Best Limited Series
  •  Colder, by Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra (Dark Horse)
  • 47 Ronin, by Mike Richardson and Stan Sakai (Dark Horse)
  • ...

When one kickstarter ends, another begins...

Hot on the heels of her successful Bold Riley kickstarter campaign, Leia Weathington is back with another great project: Smut Peddler 2014! The sequel to the 2012 kickstarted graphic novel Smut Peddler 2014 features a bevy of new writers and artists.

While the final product will definately be NSF, the kickstarter is - so go check it out here!

Slowly, but surely, the movie adaptation of Greg Rucka's Queen & Country moves forward. Shortly after the movie was announced, Ellen Page was attached as the lead Tara Chase. Now, we have a director: Craig Viveiros. This is only the third feature film Viveiros will have directed, so it's hard to predict his vision of the war torn world. Looking forward to hearing more!

[Source: TheMarySue]

While interviewing Rachel Maddow, Seth Meyers confirmed their mutual love of comic books. Maddow launched into a love letter to all things Greg Rucka, including writting a forward for his Batwoman TPB and suggesting that the US govenment read  Queen & Country. Great publicity for Rucka, DC and local publisher Oni Press!

To check out the clip, head over to...

The second volume of Leia Weathington’s sword-and-sorcery epic The Legend of Bold Riley starts here! 

Rilavashana SanParite, called Bold Riley is a wild young princess from the prosperous eastern nation of Prakkalore. On her 17th birthday she abdicates her claims to the throne, packs a small bag with her mother's maps, saddles up a horse and departs to explore the world of The Coin.

The first volume in this series, The Legend of Bold Riley saw our hero fighting gluttonous monsters, uncovering a ruined temples murderous secret, meeting powerful gods and...

On April 4, Brian Michael Bendis will be recording a TEDXCLE talk at the Cleveland Museum of Art. 

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxCLE, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxCLE event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events,...


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