• Writer and artist MICHAEL ALLRED is the Eisner-nominated creator of the iconic Madman, not to mention The Atomics and Red Rocket 7. He’s also the lead singer and guitarist for the Gear, and he might—just might—be performing some music at Comics Underground.
• Writer JEN VAN METER is the creator of the much-loved series Hopeless Savages, published by Portland’s Oni Press. She’s also written for Dark Horse, Marvel, and DC. Van Meter will be presenting—wait for it—new Hopeless Savages material.
• Writer and artist JONATHAN CASE recently drew the Eisner-nominated graphic novel Green River Killer. He’ll be presenting material from his first graphic novel, Dear Creature, which Kirkus Reviews called “a funny, bizarre, unexpected pleasure.”
• Writer JOE KEATINGE used to be known as the co-editor of the Eisner-winning anthology Popgun. More recently he’s made a name for himself as a writer, thanks to his work on Glory and Hell Yeah from Image Comics. It’s still up in the air what Joe’s going to do at Comics Underground—but rest assured, it will be legendary.
Comics Underground is a staged reading—only the performers read dialogue from their own comics, with images projected above them. Performers provide their own soundtracks, sound effects, live music—whatever they want, really. It’s in a bar, it’s pretty informal, and they’ve been known to feature things like extemporaneous guitar accompaniment and broken-window sound effects, courtesy of a bottle scrounged from behind the bar.
When: Thursday, April 26th – 8 pm
Where: Jack London Bar – 529 SW 4th, Portland, Oregon.
Who: You, dammit!