SUPERTRASH – call for submissions, sponsored by Fantagraphics

Re-imagine a movie poster for your favorite cult/trash movie!


Hi, we’re asking artists who are crazy about movies to contribute artwork to the SUPERTRASH FEST taking place Feb. 1-3, 2008 at Portland’s gigantic Bagdad Theater. Take a look at the attached SUPERTRASH press release to get an idea about the ambience of the event. Basically it’s a film fest that combines fantasy, sci-fi, horror, action, live burlesque and a special art exhibit sponsored by Fantagraphics Books.

Here are the guidelines for the show: using any medium you choose, we’d like you to re-imagine an original ‘movie poster’ for an existing movie (preferably a movie that is either very trashy or very pretentious). You can send originals to be displayed at the theater, or you can submit the work digitally and we will print it out to display. The best submissions will be compiled in a book to be published by Fantagraphics. In return, for the right to exhibit and reprint your work, you will receive five free copies of the finished book, and three all-weekend festival passes.

For digital submissions: Hi-res PDF or TIFF, RGB color, full size 11″x17″ dimensions, at least 300dpi. The deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 15th, 2008.

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Here’s a great link for inspiration:


For immediate release:

Contact: Jacques Boyreau

Tel.: 503-875-6819


Jason Leivian

Tel.: 503-241-0227




Coming Feb 1-3, 2008, an entire weekend of film fantasy, comic book indulgence,
and the icy, hot, flesh of burlesque stars – will fill the stage and screen at Portland’s capacious Bagdad Theater. The intent of SUPERTRASH is to offer together in one locale, an exciting blend of classic Xploitation Cinema, live titillation by dedicated dancers, and a 3-ring circus of great merch and stunning art all on display in the ‘medieval deco’ halls of the Bagdad.


WHO: Night Gallery, Floating World Comics, Tease-O-Rama, Famous Mysterious Actor Show

WHAT: 72 hr Fest of Movies / Merchandise / Live Performance / Art Exhibition

WHEN: Friday, Feb 1st – Sunday, Feb. 3rd, 2008

WHERE: Bagdad Theater
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214

SPONSORS: McMenamins, KUFO, Fantagraphics, Portland Mercury

SUPERTRASH… wild, perverse, sexy, grotesque, beautiful, subversive, disturbing… movies that combine the power of Art and Trash into a new hybrid of appreciation known as SUPERTRASH.

Films include: LADY TERMINATOR, MAD LOVE, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, ROAD HOUSE, DEATH WISH 3, ARMY OF DARKNESS, ROBOCOP 2, PSYCH OUT, BODY PARTS… and more TBA. KUFO radio jocks Cort and Fatboy will on-site broadcasting from the Bagdad.

Presenters include Tease-O-Rama and the Famous Mysterious Actor Show. Tease-O-Rama is a much-worshipped team of internationally ranked burlesque performers… for more info go to

We are also very pleased to present the return of the Famous Mysterious Actor Show. Ending a year-long hiatus, they will bring their hilarious late night talk show parody to the 600 seat Bagdad Theater.

Seattle publisher, Fantagraphics, is sponsoring a themed exhibit of artists from around the world creating unique poster versions of their favorite movies. A book release is planned for 2009.

Jacques Boyreau is the Gallery Director of Night Gallery and author of TRASH: THE GRAPHIC GENIUS OF XPLOITATION MOVIE POSTER ART. Jason Leivian is the owner of Floating World Comics.

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Floating World Comics
20 NW 5th Ave #101
Portland, OR 97209

2 Responses to “SUPERTRASH – call for submissions, sponsored by Fantagraphics”

  1. Good work ! Keep us posting, you are very good writer.


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