Pop Culture Silhouhetted by Olly Moss
Following the galaxial-smash that was Olly’s 2011 “Paper Cuts” exhibit at Gallery1988 Melrose, the instantly-recognizable pop cult silhouettes, numbering approximately in the eleventy-fourteen million, have been collected in a stellar hardcover edition available for preorder at Amazon (to be released on Oct. 30th). I already ordered mine, here have some more:
TFAW HOSTS VALVE PRESENTS SIGNING: COMICS FROM LEFT 4 DEAD, TEAM FORTRESS & PORTAL
What: Valve Presents Signing With Michael Avon Oeming, Andrea Wicklund, Ted Kosmatka, and Bay Raitt
Where: Hollywood TFAW - 4133 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
When: Saturday, November 12 from 7-10 pm.
October 19, 2011, Portland OR—Things From Another World (TFAW) welcomes creators from video game giant Valve Games to their Portland, Oregon location November 12 from 7-10 p.m. Join Michael Avon Oeming (Powers), Andrea Wicklund, Ted Kosmatka, and Bay Raitt as they debut Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories from Dark Horse Comics, and purchase your copy before the official release date of November 16. Not only will guests enjoy complimentary food and beer (with valid ID), but also free in-store console and PC gaming courtesy of Ground Kontrol, Old Town Computers, and Valve. Plus, attendees can enter to win an original piece of Oeming’s artwork from the book!
For 15 years, Valve has defined the cutting edge of video games. Now Valve joins Dark Horse Comics to bring three critically acclaimed, fan-favorite series to print in a hardcover collection of comics based on Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, and Portal. With more than 200 pages of story, Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories is a must-read for fans looking to further explore the games they love, or comics readers interested in dipping their toes into new mythos!
“There’s a lot of overlap between comics and video game fans in Portland,” said TFAW Senior Director of Retail Operations Andrew McIntire. “Our Valve signing is going to be the perfect storm of these two media—plus, we’re really stoked about including on-site gaming into the mix.”
Be sure to pick up your copy of Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories before it’s available anywhere else! Meet the creators behind some of the most exciting games—and comics—in the world at TFAW in Portland November 12 from 7-10 p.m., and play games like Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, and Portal 2. Follow Twitter.com/TFAW for more updates.
About Things From Another World:
Founded in 1979, Things From Another World is the premier retailer of comic books, toys, collectibles, and pop-culture geek goodness, both in Portland, Oregon and online at http://www.TFAW.com.
About Dark Horse Comics:
Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and bestselling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as The Mask, Timecop, and The Occultist. Additionally, their highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan The Barbarian, Mass Effect, Serenity and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.
About Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade:
Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade celebrates and preserves arcade gaming’s “golden age” by operating over 100 of the best video games and pinball machines from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s in a remodeled two-story cantina in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown district. Night-time entertainment includes a beer and wine bar, food, DJs, and Rock Band karaoke. Ground Kontrol also refurbishes and sells vintage home video game systems such as the Nintendo Entertainment Sytem, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and Atari 2600.
About Old Town Computers:
Old Town Computers is Portland’s #1 PC & Mac service/sales computer shop. We fix laptops, desktops, servers, and anything that beeps, as well as provide small business support. Located at 514 NW Couch St, online at http://www.otcpdx.com.