Shoppe ~ Comics & Graphic Novels

A selection of hand-picked gems from our downtown Portland store. Minimum order of $8.

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Alone Forever

By Liz Prince

At last Liz Prince has brought her popular webcomic to print!

Alone Forever explores the joys of living single and free to focus on what really matters: comics, punk rock, and cute boys with beards.

Drawn in Liz Prince's ultra-charming style, filled with self-deprecation and cats, there's something for everyone to relate to in this celebration of self-reliance in the age of OkCupid.

$9.95

 
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Dockwood

By Jon McNaught

hardcover, 64 pgs, 7.7"x10.4"

Shipping April 29th: Dockwood is a small town in South East England, population 26,000. It is home to a bowling alley, a boating lake and Willowbrook Outlet Village.

It's a cloudy Tuesday in October and the residents of the town are going about their business as usual. In Elmsview Nursing Home, a kitchen porter dutifully prepares lunch for residents. Elsewhere, a council worker sweeps the fallen leaves from the pavements. Along Nettlefield Road, a paperboy is delivering his daily round. And in the trees, swallows gather noisily in preparation for their annual migration.

In this new work, Jon McNaught weaves together the everyday lives of three locals against an evocative backdrop of autumnal transitions. Bittersweet and contemplative, Dockwood is for anyone who believes the stories that take place within life's small moments can often be the most meaningful of all.

Jon McNaught is a Ignatz-nominated cartoonist and printmaker living in Bristol. He also works as a printmaking instructor at the University of the West of England. He has produced comic strips for Nobrow, Art Review and Stripburger, among others. His first book Birchfield Close was published in 2010 by Nobrow Press, followed shortly by Pebble Island, both received wide critical acclaim and have earned him plaudits from some of the world's foremost cartoonists.

$19.95

 
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Gay Genius

By Annie Murphy

pp. 144, 9.5"x7", perfect bound, full color

 Gay Genius is a showcase of contemporary radical queer visionaries: Kubb E. Bear, Harmony Bianca, Sarah Sass Biscarra-Dilley, Pam Cameron-Snyder,Jackie Davis, Mat Defiler, Samantha Jane Dorsett, Eddie Fake, Sailor Holloday, Elisha Lim, Annie Murphy, Leroi Newbold, Lee Relvas, Adee Roberson,Matt Runkle, Ellery Russian,Clio Reese Sady, and Silky Shoemaker. Using comics as a narrative to articulate the queer experience, Gay Genius breaks through the limitations put on gay culture throughout history. The wide range of art, stories, and style come together under the passions and otherness of the writers and editor Annie Murphy.  

$20.00

 
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Hungry House

By Annie Murphy

Nefarious visages appear to those looking closely whilst ghost cats romp throughout this hungry house.

$1.50

 
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Mr. Wolf #1

By Aron Nels Steinke

45 pp., 5.5"x4.25", saddle stitched

Aron's excellent comic relating the real trials of a charming new teacher in the Portland school system.

$5.00

 
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Multiples

By Annie Murphy

A fascinating mini-comic study on Dissociatve Identity Disorder in historical and contemporary women authors and artists.

$1.50

 
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My Dirty Dumb Eyes ~ Signed!

By Lisa Hanawalt

paperback, 7"x9", 120 pgs.

My Dirty Dumb Eyes is the highly anticipated debut collection from award-winning cartoonist Lisa Hanawalt. In a few short years, Hanawalt has made a name for herself: her intricately detailed, absurdly funny comics have appeared in venues as wide and varied as The Hairpin, VanityFair.com, Lucky Peach, Saveur, The New York Times, and The Believer.

My Dirty Dumb Eyes intermingles drawings, paintings, single-panel gag jokes, funny lists, and anthropomorphized animals, all in the service of satirical, startlingly observant commentary on pop culture, contemporary society, and human idiosyncrasies. Her wild sense of humor contrasts strikingly with the carefully rendered lines and flawless draftsmanship that are Hanawalt trademarks. Whether she's revealing the secret lives of celebrity chefs or explaining that what dogs really want is a tennis-ball bride, My Dirty Dumb Eyes will have readers rolling in the aisles, as Hanawalt's insights into human (and animal) behavior startle and delight time and again.

We're hosting Lisa at the IPRC on May 31st and offering the chance to pre-order signed copies of her book!

$19.95

 
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Symbology: an A to Z of Archetypes & Epiphanies

By Annie Murphy

Annie Murphy breaks down ancient symbols and their meaning in this beautifully illustrated reflection on visual language.  Along with explanations of visual symbols she also tracks the fascinating history of how some of these things are formed and how they change over time.

$10.00

 
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Womanimalistic #3

By Caroline Paquita

24 pp., 7"x4.25", saddle stitched, Riso printed

Collected works from sketchbooks and performances inspired by traveling through 10 countries, mourning loss and "crystal woo woo."

$5.00