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Floating World Comics Hosts Alum Exhibition & Book Release Party

Floating World Comics Hosts Alum Exhibition & Book Release Party

: World Within the World.. Photo by Julia Gfrörer.

Portland’s Floating World Comics hosts World Within The World, an art exhibit and book release party in September with one of their favorite local artists, Julia Gfrörer (AR ’04). The month-long art exhibit will include Julia’s original comic pages and illustrations. The opening reception is Sept. 6 from 6 to 10 pm.

Julia will also debut her latest comic, the first chapter of Black Is The Color, recently nominated for an Ignatz award. This new book is about cruelty, sarcasm, loneliness, gay sailors, lactating mermaids, and salty fluids of all kinds.  This book will be published by Thuban Press; it contains intense imagery and is intended for mature readers only.

Read Black is the Color here.
Learn more about the exhibition and Floating World Comics here.

Julia’s bio:
Julia Gfrörer is a letterpress printer and Ignatz-nominated artist who was born at 1:10 am on Sunday, September 12, 1982 in Concord, NH. She has a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA, and currently lives in a haunted apartment in Portland, Oregon. She is a splendid young woman equipped with sharp teeth, roughly 463 freckles on her left hand and an imposing tangle of shining bright orange hair. When not obsessively drawing she also enjoys listening to hip hop, reading aloud, and researching things to be sad about. Her latest comic, Black is the Color, is updated every Wednesday on the Study Group Comics site.


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