Floating World Comics

The Art Of 'Bartkira' At Portland's Floating World Comics
The Art Of 'Bartkira' At Portland's Floating World Comics
For the better part of the past year (and some change), Tumblr has beheld one of the most blissful art jams of the current millenium, a panel-for-panel recreation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira manga starring the cast of The Simpsons appropriately dubbed, Bartkira. Inspired by Ryan Humphrey, organized by James Harvey and featuring the work of a sprawling assortment of artists from all over the web, th
Benjamin Marra’s ‘American Psycho’ Comics Now Available As Broadsheet Newspaper [Preview]
Benjamin Marra’s ‘American Psycho’ Comics Now Available As Broadsheet Newspaper [Preview]
One of the standout releases of last year's Brooklyn Comics + Graphics Festival was a characteristically striking series of self-published zines from Benjamin Marra (The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd) based on the filmed version of Bret Easton Ellis' infamous novel, American Psycho...
Comics Retailers on Keeping Stores Stable in a Down Economy — And How Customers Can Help
Comics Retailers on Keeping Stores Stable in a Down Economy — And How Customers Can Help
The brick and mortar retailers that make up the comic book industry's direct market are struggling. Though the reasons for this struggle stem from a cocktail of factors -- evolving consumer habits, online piracy, rising cover prices, distribution difficulties and an overall uncertain economy -- it's clear that the current cornerstone of comic book sales is in the midst of change...
Creators Get Their ROM On For Charity Event Benefiting Bill Mantlo [Art]
Creators Get Their ROM On For Charity Event Benefiting Bill Mantlo [Art]
Beginning today and last through January 2, Floating World Comics of Portland, Ore. will host SPACENITE 2, the store's second ROM: Spaceknight-themed art gallery benefiting former attorney and prolific ROM scribe Bill Mantlo. Organized by store owner Jason Leivian, the SPACENITE 2 gallery contains the work of dozens of creators including Mike Allred, Jeffrey Brown, Michael DeForge, Tan Eng Huat, B
Katamari Damacy Art By Cartoonists Earns Money for Homeless, Visit from Keita Takahashi
Katamari Damacy Art By Cartoonists Earns Money for Homeless, Visit from Keita Takahashi
The Prince rolling up a katamari of items in the "Katamari Damacy" video game may look like an exercise in consumer greed, but thanks to Jason Leivian from the Portland, Ore. comic shop Floating World, more than 40 artists have come together to be charitable by donating their Katamari-themed artwork to benefit a non-profit organization called JOIN that helps the homeless transition off t