- Friday, October 19, 2012 - 1:00 PM
- Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 1:00 PM
- Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 1:00 PM
The Projects: Comics Festival
The PROJECTS is a new international festival of experimental comics and narrative arts: The Projects brings together experimental artists from Europe, North America, and Portland for three days of workshops, exhibitions, panels, performances, collaborative projects, and intensive creative mayhem! Guest artists will be creating various projects during the course of the weekend and visitors are invited to join in the fray. The Projects is designed for collaboration, connection, inspiration, experimentation and play, leaving behind the festival model of comics as commerce. Gone are the tables and the sales pitch – instead, a party!
The Projects is free and open to all (with the exception of Sunday night at Holocene, which is 21 and over).
WORKSHOPS (Fri/Sat/Sun 1-4 pm, Independent Publishing Resource Center): Various free workshops on screenprinting, book-making, collaborative drawing, and more.
PROJECTS (Sat/Sun,1-8 pm, IPRC): A number of the guest artists have designed interactive projects that all visitors are encouraged to participate in.
PANELS (Sat/Sun 4-5:45 pm, IPRC) Conversations with artists and discussions about topics in experimental narrative arts.
GRIDLORDS (Sat/Sun 6-7:45pm, IPRC) Gridlords is a monthly comics club that brings together indie comics creators for readings, interviews, and multimedia presentations.
EXHIBITIONS: Shows at multiple galleries and shops across the city, including a retrospective exhibition of Le Dernier Cri at Gallery Homeland, 2505 SE 11th Ave.
Friday 6-8pm, Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St. - Book release and signing with Jonny Negron & Sammy Harkham, plus a group interview with Harkham, Negron, Jason T. Miles, and Chris Cilla. Followed by a house party at ‘Mike’s Basement’, 5524 NE 13th Ave, with live music by Le Dernier Cri, The Tenses, and Matthew Thurber.
Saturday 9:30pm, Hollywood Theater, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd. - Plink Flojd animation screening, live music by Regular Music and Nice Nice, presented by E*rock
Sunday 9pm, Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St. - Closing party presented by Experimental Half Hour, live music by Atole, Goodnight Billy Goat, Apartment Fox and Wild Thing.
MORE INFORMATION AT: THE PROJECTS