As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, Excalibur Books & Comics in Portland, Oregon is having an all-star signing on Wednesday, August 6 at 6pm. Appearances by Brian Michael Bendis, Dave Marquez, Taki Soma, Michael Oeming, Matt Fraction, and Kelly Sue DeConnick. This event is free. Excalibur Books & Comics is located at 2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214.
To mark the release of his new graphic novel, The Wrenchies (First Second) cartoonist Farel Dalrymple will be appearing at Floating World Comics in Portland, Oregon on Thursday, August 7 from 6–10pm. The Wrenchies is a nonlinear and heady science fiction story about band of youths eking out survival in a sprawling dystopian wasteland. An exhibit of Dalrymple's work from The Wrenchies and It Will Hurt #2 will also be on display. Admission is free. Floating World Comics is located at 400 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209.
Boston Comic Con is taking place from Friday, August 8 through Sunday, August 10 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Porgramming includes panels and workshops such as "How to Pitch Your Comic," and "Self-Publishing in Independent Comics," creator Q&As, publisher spotlights, screenings, exhibitions, art auctions, gaming, cosplay, and more. Comics guests include Jeff Smith, Adam KubertMike Norton, Maris Wicks, Skottie Young, Neal Adams, Jimmy Palmiotti, Dan Parent, Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Stan Sakai, Jim Quinones, Nick Bradshaw, Simon Bisley, David Petersen, and Sergio Aragonés (full guests list here). Single day tickets are $20–$30; three day passes are $65; VIP admission is $120. The Seaport World Trade Center is located at 200 Seaport Blvd., Boston, MA 02210.
Acclaimed cartoonist Jim Woodring will be signing copies of JIM (Fantagraphics), a new anthology of his work, on Saturday, August 9 from 6–8pm at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Seattle, Washington. The book contains over 30 years of Woodring's works including comix and autobiographical stories. This event is free. The Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is located at 1201 S. Vale St., Seattle, WA 98108.