This September we are proud to host an art exhibit and book release party with one of our favorite local artists, Julia Gfrörer. The month long art exhibit will include Julia’s original comic pages and illustrations.
Julia will also debut her latest comic, the first chapter of Black Is The Color, recently nominated for an Ignatz award. This new book is about cruelty, sarcasm, loneliness, gay sailors, lactating mermaids, and salty fluids of all kinds. You could read it for free at www.studygroupcomics.com, but probably not in the bathtub (which is the best place to read it).
This book will be published by Thuban Press in September 2012, and it is 32 pages long and measures 5.5″x8.5″. It contains intense imagery and is intended for mature readers only.
WHO: Julia Gfrörer
WHAT: Black Is The Color book release and art exhibit
WHEN: Thursday, September 6th, 6-10pm; artwork on display until Sept. 30
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.
Julia Gfrörer is a letterpress printer and Ignatz-nominated artist who was born at 1:10 am on Sunday, September 12, 1982 in Concord, NH. She has a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA, and currently lives in a haunted apartment in Portland, Oregon. She is a splendid young woman equipped with sharp teeth, roughly 463 freckles on her left hand and an imposing tangle of shining bright orange hair. When not obsessively drawing she also enjoys listening to hip hop, reading aloud, and researching things to be sad about. Her latest comic, Black is the Color, is updated every Wednesday on the Study Group Comics site.