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Secret Comix Japan – Tetsunori Tawaraya

I met Tetsunori Tawaraya briefly a couple years ago at Berbati’s Pan. He was tagging along with ‘Kill Me Tomorrow’ on their tour selling copies of his handmade comic ‘CAN YOU SEE THE RAINBOW FROM THERE?’ Between handpainted corrugated cardboard covers was some of the loveliest psychedelic comic I’d ever seen. It’s on the zine […]

Paper Rad Dvd Screening & New Book Release!

FLOATING WORLD COMICS IS PROUD TO PRESENT: PAPER RAD DVD SCREENING! “TRASH TALKING” PAPER RAD’S NEW BOOK RELEASE! “CARTOON WORKSHOP” Paper Rad are doin it well. They’re doin it swell. Videos, comics, installations, foam… Do you have any EXTRA paper mache? This one may give your roommates flashbacks. They’ll be yelling stop, while asking for […]


“DEAF EARS DEATH NEARS” Years before Maya Arulpragasam ever picked up a microphone or a drum machine she studied fine art, film, and video in London. Here, for the first time, she began to piece together some of the different strands of her life experience. In an early incarnation of what was later to become […]

Portland Tribune Article!

A couple weeks ago I spent a couple hours talking with Portland Tribune writer, Joseph Gallivan and photographer Jim Clark.  The write up was just printed in today’s Tribune, and I couldn’t have asked for much better!<br><br><a href=”″>Portland Tribune Article</a>

1st Thursday Art Show – Dec. 7th

This month we’re proud to present the artwork of Vo Minh McBurney, Dave Neeson, Ian Shaine Edwards, and Andrew Marshall. Drew is the founder of Psilo Design and published all of these artists in the first Portland Funbook that came out a few months ago. So this show will be a bit of a Portland […]

Do the Reverse: A Journey in North Korea

Pyongyang: phantom city in a hermit nation. There’s no internet and only one channel on TV. Propaganda broadcasts from speakers all over the city and even in the most unlikely, remote locations. It’s impossible to go anywhere without seeing President Kim Jong-Il’s face at least 30 times a day. Walking backwards is a traditional form […]

Wunderground: Providence 1995-Present

“It’s happening… again.” – Giant from Twin Peaks Brian Chippendale, Fort Thunder, Olneyville We’ve heard this story before. These are our friends. Brilliant youth come together in a small town where there’s absolutely nothing to do. They get together in someone’s basement or a cheap wherehouse space and they start making art and noise. There’s […]

New Comics Day – 10/18

Yeah yeah lots of cool graphic novels, books, what have you, but let’s take a look at the floppies, the skinnies, the monthlies, shall we? The Authority #1 & Wildcats #1 by Grant Morrison – Well it’s by Grant Morrison so that means I’m buying. Almost nothing happens in the 1st Authority and the Authority […]

Manos: Live on State DVD

“A two-act play every comedy troupe in [Portland] should be forced to see.” (Joanna Droubay, Willamette Week) “A campy, fast paced show that’s definitely more fun than the original.” (Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury) Listen, this is the DVD of the Last Rites Productions live stage performance of ‘Manos: The Hands of Fate’, which was originally […]

New Comics Day – 10/4

Marjane Satrapi’s latest ‘CHICKEN WITH PLUMS’ tells the story of her great-uncle, a celebrated Iranian musician who slips into despair after his irreplacable tar is irreparably damaged. $16.95 Guy Delisle’s second graphic novel ‘SHENZHEN: A TRAVELOGUE FROM CHINA’ is filled with observations of life in a cold urban city in southern China that is sealed […]