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This October we have a very special show dedicated to female artists in Portland. The show features new paintings, collages, illustrations, comics, zines, sculptures, mobiles, and embroideries from some of this town’s most exciting artists – all of which happen to be female. Poster image by Bobbie Sue Headlining the show are Bobbie Sue, Rikki […]


FLOATING WORLD COMICS & ORANGE SUNSHINE PRESENTS:“THE LAND OF BROKEN HEARTS”A RARE EXHIBITION OF ARTWORK BY AL COLUMBIA Floating World Comics presents a rare and exclusive opportunity to view new work by the acclaimed and elusive artist Al Columbia. September’s first Thursday will see the debut of “THE LAND OF BROKEN HEARTS,” marking the first […]

Floating World Animation Fest

This week Platform International Animation Festival takes over Portland. Next Friday June 29th, they take over the 5th & Couch corner with events and parties at the Portland Art Center, Ground Kontrol, Backspace, Someday, etc… With their blessing, Floating World Comics has teamed with Psilo Design to curate our very own animaton festival! Local and […]

Periscope Studios on First Thursday

Portland’s best kept secret: we are a comics town. The list of local comics creators and publishers gets larger every year. I think it should be a point of pride that Portland is the West Coast comics capital of the nation. For example, ‘PERISCOPE STUDIOS’ (formerly MERCURY STUDIOS) located in downtown Portland is the largest […]

May First Thursday

Floating World Comics presents a 1st Thursday Art Party with art by Josh Simmons, Zack Soto, Jennifer Parks, T Edward Bak, Kinoko, and Aidan Koch with live music by special guests Flaspar! May 3rd from 6-10pm at Floating World Comics, 20 NW 5th Ave #101. Read the rest of the entry…

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 […]


Big ups to Drew at PsiloDesign and all the local artists who are making it happen! I’ll be your dj tonight between sets and doing the dance party thing after the bands around midnight. They’re gonna have wall sized blow ups of art from the book for everyone to color. Bands start at 9pm. It […]

Floating World – 1st Thursday, Aug. 3rd

This month Floating World Comics presents the works of comics genius Jonathan Hill, painter Brent Wear, and animator/illustrator Edward Juan. First up is Jonathan Hill, mix tape lover, comic drawer, matter eater lad. When asked, Jonathan said he hasn’t been too busy this past year. But I checked, and that’s a lie. He’s published new […]