Compiled by Kate Fitzsimons

Our 8/20/2012 calendar of upcoming comics events.

8/21-8/25 Colosse Comics Collective Tour in Seattle, Vancouver & Portland

Montreal-based independent comics collective Colosse is taking a rare multimedia reading and signing tour of the West Coast. Creators from Collosse include Sophie Yanow, Francois Samson-Dunlap and Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau with special guest readers along the way. The Vancouver event takes place on 8/23 from 7-9 p.m. at Lucky's Comics located at 3279 Main Street, Vancouver. The tour's Seattle event with guest reader Marie Odomo is on 8/21 from 7-9 p.m. at Spine and Crown Books located at 315 East Pine Street, and Portland hosts two events – one on taking place on 8/24 from 7-9 p.m. at The Waypost bar and coffee shop located at 3120 North Williams Ave, Portland, and the other on 8/25 from 6-10 p.m. at Floating World Comics located at 400 Northwest Couch Street, Portland. All events are free to the public.

8/23 "Noche de Latinas" Gabrielle Gamboa, Crystal Gonzales, Liz Mayorga and Grasiela Rodriguez in San Francisco

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will be holding a special panel discussion entitled "Noche de Latinas" with Latina comics creators Gabrielle Gamboa, Crystal Gonzales, Liz Mayorga and Grasiela Rodriguez about their work, their inspirations and their experience in the comics industry. The event will take place at the museum from 7 – 9 p.m., and admission will be free and open to the general public. The Cartoon Art Museum is located at 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA.

8/31 "Leaping Tall Buildings" Book Discussion and Signing in New York

Leaping Tall Buildings authors Christopher Irving and Seth Kushner along with designer Eric Skillman will appear at the downtown location of Midtown Comics in Manhattan on August 31 to discuss and sign their book as part of the store's monthly comics book club. The event takes place from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 31 and is free to the publics. Free donuts and will be served, and the book will be available at a discounted price. The downtown Midtown Comics is located at 64 Fulton Street, New York, NY.