Tomorrow Image Comics will be releasing the premiere issue of It Girl and the Atomics, a new comic book series starring characters from Michael Allred’s long-running Madman. To commemorate the new #1, Portland-based author Jamie S. Rich will be visiting three different hometown comic book stores to sign comics and chat with customers.
“I wanted to do something different,” Rich said. “I could have picked one store and had a standard release party, but instead I decided to go more guerilla. I chose three shops in different parts of town and mapped out a way to hit them all before closing time.”
The three shops on the schedule are Floating World Comics at 400 NW Couch, Bridge City Comics at 3725 N. Mississippi, and Cosmic Monkey Comics at 5335 NE Sandy. Rich will be at Floating World from approximately 2 pm to 3:30 pm, Bridge City from 4 pm to 5 pm, and Cosmic Monkey will close it out, 6 pm to 7 pm.
“Portland is blessed with so many great comic book shops,” Rich said. “Why settle for one when you can have a good time at three?”
It Girl and the Atomics is drawn by Mike Norton, with lettering by Crank! and colors by Allen Passalaqua, the Eisner Award-winning team from Battlepug. Covers are by series creators Michael and Laura Allred. Each issue features 24 pages of story and art, and they will be released monthly.