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    Received this in e-mail today. They're happening this week.
    Please join us for our afternoons of creative salons in conjunction with the PNCA Graphic Novel Intensive Program. From June 23rd through the 26th we'll meet at 4:45 for relaxed presentations and happy-hour conversation at the Bay 13 restaurant at 701 NW 13th Ave. adjacent to the PNCA campus.

    Featured guests include:

    Monday June 23rd: Jessica Abel and Matt Madden, authors of several graphic novels and editors of the Best American Comics series. They are teaching a workshop, Drawing Words + Writing Pictures, at PNCA this weekend, June 21-23.

    Tuesday June 24th: Chloe Eudaly, owner of Reading Frenzy, speaking about the relationship between artists, authors, distributors and retail sales. Chloe has watched and nurtured the literary development of numerous writers and independent published materials. Reading Frenzy was founded in 1994 and "is devoted to supporting, promoting and disseminating independent and alternative media, with a focus on arts, culture, politics, comics, girl's stuff, queer notions, and quality smut."

    Wednesday June 25th: Jamie S. Ritch will examine the role of the writer, sharing excerpts from his latest graphic novel noir work done in collaboration with artist Joelle Jones. The pair worked previously together on the critically acclaimed "Twelve Reasons Why I Love Her". Jamie spent ten years as an editor at Darkhorse and Oni Press before devoting his time to writing.

    Thursday June 26th: Justin Hocking of the IPRC will speak on independent production and publication. The Independent Publishing Resource Center offers classes and resources for writers and artists, "Since its inception in 1998 the center has been dedicated to encouraging the growth of a visual and literary publishing community by offering a space to gather and exchange information and ideas, as well as to produce work."

    The Graphic Novel Intensive provides a concentrated study of comics writing and publishing led by accomplished artists in the profession focusing on the relationship of images and works in narrative and integrating web tools for promotion and publication.

    For more information about the program and affiliated events please visit www.pnca.edu/graphicnovel
    In association with this, there's:

    The Art of Peter Bagge
    Gallery show at Floating World Comics
    20 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR
    June 5th- 30th

    “Comics and the Internet”
    An interactive discussion with comic creators at the Someday Lounge
    June 28th 5pm
    125 NW 5th Ave.