Stumptown Comics Fest

Last year, my husband informed me about the Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, Oregon.  He really wanted to go and invited me to come along.  (Actually, he said it was time I "go full nerd" and attend some kind of comic-related event.)  Being the loving wife that I am, I decided to go and show support.  He has always gone to things that interest me, so I felt like I owed him one.

I'm not much into comics or graphic novels, though I have gotten into a few since dating Mr. Diva a whopping (almost) SEVEN years ago.  I love nerds and geeks and that whole culture and really wanted to learn more about it.  I guess I can relate to being super passionate about something you love and are a fan of in that way.  I LOVE boybands, especially NKOTB. I get the passion is what I am saying.

So we went last year.  I really didn't know what to expect.  I thought it would be strictly comics and I'd feel really out of place and just stand there holding Mr. Diva's hoodie while he rifled through awesome comics.

But it was much more than that.  Now there were a ton of comics and comic artists, don't get me wrong.  But these people ARE artists.  Fantastic artists.  The comics varied in topic from your usual zombies, super heros, and scantily-clad, large-breasted women to cute Corgis and a Battle Pug!

We had a great time checking out all the art and found some fun pieces for our house and Mr. Diva's office at work.

So if you live in the area and this sounds like something you or a loved one would enjoy, I highly recommend it.  Even if comics aren't your thing, looking at the artwork is very fun!  This year they are also offering panels and workshops on a variety of topics.

April 28 & 29, 2012
Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-6
$7 for adults; $5 for Students
Buy Tickets Here or at the Box Office

I hope to see you there!!!

Enlist In The Empire from Monkey Minion Press.  Check out their Etsy store.

Cerebus Pug by Sarah Oleksyk

Cute foxes art by Nicole Georges.  (Spinster Summer Etsy Store)  
I scoured the craft store for some cute scrapbook paper that would fit as a background and framed them together.

These adorable mice are from Terri Nelson.  I also paired this work with some fun scrapbook paper to make a colorful, framed piece of art for my dining area.

Here is another fun print we picked up as a gift for a friend.  It made us all laugh.  I believe the artist is Jason Little based on the exhibitor map....but if I am wrong, please let me know.

And one last shot of Mr. Diva in his awesome Star Wars Marc Ecko shirt.

1 comment

  1. I love that Cerebus Pug! Oh what I would do to have that included for my christmas hampers in australia gift package for my 5-year-old daughter!