Shoppe ~ Comics & Graphic Novels

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

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Gay Genius

By Annie Murphy

144 pp., 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.  


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By Martine Workman

28 pp., 8.5"x11", saddle stitch, full color

Here are 28 pages from Martine Workman's sketchbooks kept from 2004-2011. The pages are filled with text and drawings, scribbles, stickers, pressed leaves, and passing thoughts.


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As You Were #4: Living Situations

112 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"

Charming, funny, fascinating, and visually striking, this collection of comics about punk house shows matches the form to the feeling of punk rock itself. This necessary collection has a dozen other stories both fit for the young and the punk elderly!


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How to Talk to Girls At Parties

By Neil Gaiman

64 pages, hardcover, full color.

Enn is a sixteen-year-old boy who just doesn't understand girls, while his friend Vic seems to have them all figured out. Both teenagers are in for the shock of their young lives, however, when they crash a local party only to discover that the girls there are far more than they appear. Written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon. 


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In the Sounds and Seas, Volume 1

By Marine Galloway

58 pages, paperback.

In the style of ancient poems of myth and monsters, “In the Sounds and Seas: Volume 1” begins with an invocation to the singers of the story. Three figures are sitting around a fire in the woods and, once filled with song, they open their mouths and the story bursts forth. Their songs weave together and blend, forming the world of the rest of the book. The protagonist of the remainder of the book first appears at the end of a pier in a small coastal island town, looking towards the horizon with a scowl. The world of the singers is now gone, but hints of it glimmer in the new world  She learns she is part of the story, and means to sail to the edge of the sea to find the singers and join their song.


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In the Sounds and Seas, Volume 2

By Marine Galloway

58 pages, paperback.

The second volume of the three-part story "In the Sounds and Seas" continues where Volume I left off. The protagonist and her crew continue their labor of building and documenting the construction of the ship, and are interrupted by an intrusive bird who flew in from over the ocean. As the ship nears completion, the protagonist's hair is braided into the ship's rigging. In the second chapter, the ship builders turn sailors as they make their way across the ocean.


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In the Sounds and Seas, Volume 3

By Marine Galloway

60 pages, paperback.

The third and final volume of "In the Sounds and Seas" concludes the saga of the ship-builders as they attempt to find the singers of their world. 


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Violenzia and Other Deadly Amusements

By Richard Sala

144 pages, paperback, full color.

“Let there be no mercy or forgiveness for they have shown none.” With these words, whispered into the wind, a mysterious young woman leaps into action with wild abandon, twin automatics blazing. Is she a brave and reckless heroine taking on a monstrous evil? Or is she a deranged angel of death? One thing is clear, you don’t want to get in her way.


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King Cat #76

By John Porcellino

19 pages, saddle stapled, digest size.

This new issue features A Trip to the Confluence, Dreaming, Old People in Restaurants, Sports Radio, Fall Signs, Winter Signs, Radishes, Birds and 9 pages of fascinating Letters to the Editor. 


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Hip Hop Family Tree #10

By Ed Piskor

32 pages, full color, saddlestitched.

The endlessly quoted graffiti documentary, Style Wars gets lovingly dissected in this issue amongst many other earth-shattering discoveries. Did you know Public Enemy were first the Spectrum City DJs? Did you know Flavor Flav can play a dozen musical instruments? All this and more!