The Portland comics community is looking forward to its busiest weekend of the year, what with Stumptown Comics Fest and the many events surrounding it – including 2 group shows opening the very same night!
Whether or not you can make it to both events, there will be plenty of opportunities to take in both shows through the end of April.
Located inside Pioneer Place Mall, this gallery will feature work by Arons Nels Steinke, James Michael Williams, Tony Morgan & many other local greats. Included will be several panels from The Kilkenny Cats. The show opens Friday April 15 at 5pm.
Guapo will be hosting its annual kickoff party for Stumptown Comics Fest that same Friday night beginning at 8pm. The accompanying group show is titled “The Haunted Cartoon Vaults,” which inspired me to drag this concept howling from the vaults of my imagination:
On the left: random sketchbook doodle circa 2007.
On the right: “Ghost Koi,” gouache on paper, 2011.