June 10 – Muhammad Ali release party with Ryan Alexander-Tanner

Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Comics Biography of All Time is a 12-Chapter chronicle of the life and achievements of one of the most dynamic and influential people in history. We are excited to host a release party with Portland creator, Ryan Alexander-Tanner for the 4th and latest chapter of this ongoing comics biography.

Every scene in the book is deeply rooted in fact and researched from dozens of sources but also relies on creative dramatization to provide an evocative retelling of events. Chapter 4 depicts the months leading up to the heavyweight title bout between Sonny Liston and Cassius Clay (these events occur before Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali). As Cassius engages in psychological warfare against the reigning champion, he also deepens his relationship with Malcolm X and ultimately must choose between his religious beliefs and a shot at the title.

WHO: Ryan Alexander-Tanner
WHAT: Muhammad Ali: The Greatest Comics Biography of All Time Chapter Four release party
WHEN: Saturday June 10, 5-7pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 1223 Lloyd Center

Ryan Alexander-Tanner has been creating comics and illustrations in Portland for over 20 years. He’s best known for illustrating the logo for Dave’s Killer Bread. He is the co-author (with Bill Ayers) and illustrator of To Teach: The Journey, in Comics for Columbia University’s Teachers College Press. He’s created nonfiction comics for The Nib, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, The Washington Post, The Willamette Week and the Portland Mercury, to name a few. He is also a professor in the Comics Studies department at PSU. https://www.ohyesverynice.com/