Politics

Portland Performers, Creators, and Arts Leaders Get Ready for a New "Inspiration": Donald Trump

Expect an era of “satire with teeth,” among other responses.

11/23/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Culture Cheat Sheet: Comics

6 Comics Heroes with Serious Portland Cred

Meet the characters who supercharge our city’s comics scene.

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail

Comics

Rose City Comic Con’s Kick-Ass Weekend

 We’ve got our highlights from the two-day event.  

09/14/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Television

Adult Swim Drives In for Portland Roadshow

On Sept. 17, cable TV like you've never seen it before comes to an inflatable screen near you.

09/13/2016 By Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 18–21

Hear The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj recount high school horror stories. Hurtle down Mount Tabor in a soapbox. Catch new tunes from Federale. Pick up comics by the pound. It's gonna be a hot one, folks.

08/18/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Lisa Dunn, and Fiona McCann

Comics

Oregon’s Been a Comics Capital for Longer Than You Think (Like, Waaaay Longer)

Oregon Historical Society’s new exhibit Comic City, USA showcases our state's talent in the ninth art. This timeline proves Oregonians have been cranking out some of the best for more than 100 years.

08/11/2016 By Lisa Dunn

PROFILE

As a Comic Book Writer, David Walker Finds Both His Medium and His Moment

“There’s not a lot of people of color in comics that aren’t green or purple,” the Portlander says.

04/22/2016 By Fiona McCann

COMIC CON

Mutants, Aliens, and Super Heroes Convene at Portland's Wizard World

Portland was awash with all manner of fantasy fans this weekend, and we’ve got the photos to prove it.

02/23/2016 By Peter Holmstrom

COMICS

The Comics Artist Who Was So Self-Obsessed, He Made a Book About It

Sina Grace bares all in his new memoir about family, sexuality, the pettiness of youth, and owning all of it. We caught up with the LA-based comics artist to find out about why he decided to put everything out there.

12/03/2015 By Brandon Staley

THE ESSENTIALS

November's Pop Culture Hot List

The show, the book, the band, and the comic book that you can’t miss this month.

10/19/2015 By Fiona McCann

COMICS

Rose City Comic Con's Best Cosplayers

If you saw an unusual number of people in costume around town last weekend, rest assured: Halloween has not come early. They were likely en route to Comic Con. They came, they costumed, they conquered—and we have the pics!

09/21/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

SPECIAL EVENTS

5 Reasons to Check out Rose City Comic Con

Carrie Fisher! Bitch Planet! “Personhood in Battlestar Galactica!” You don't want to miss the fun coming to town September 19-20.

08/31/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

BOOKS & TALKS

Greg Rucka's Stumptown is Still Super Gritty

The Eisner-winning graphic novelist on the next volume in his noirish Dex Parios series; meanwhile, publisher Oni Press keeps Hollywood on speed-dial.

05/27/2015 By Rene Bermudez

COMEDY FESTIVAL

Bridgetown Comedy Festival: The Recap

From Janeane Garofalo's Spanx to Dana Gould's questionable clown jokes, we scribbled down the best moments from the 2015 Bridgetown Comedy Festival—or at least the best ones we could remember!

05/12/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Marty Patail

CULTUREPHILE

PDX Comics Kingpin Brian Michael Bendis Makes His Next Move

He killed Spider-Man. He gave new life to The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, Portlander Brian Michael Bendis becomes the creative force behind Sony Playstation Network’s first streaming TV show.

01/05/2015 By Aaron Scott

NEWS

Disney Destroys Portland's Star Wars Empire!

As Dark Horse loses Sci-Fi's most famous franchise, whole plot lines and characters disappear.

09/02/2014 Photography by Dark Horse Comics By Peter Holmstrom

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: March 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Ursula K. Le Guin to the Portlandia statue.

03/03/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

ON THE TOWN

PoMo Picks: February 2014

Jazz's rising star Cécile McLorin Salvant, the reinvention of comics, the Portland Art Museum's Venice exhibition, and the rest of the month's best bets for things to see or do

02/03/2014

BOOKS & TALKS

2014 Oregon Book Awards Finalists Announced

Ursula K. Le Guin, Mary Szybist, Graham Salisbury, Joe Sacco, and Craig Thompson round out this year's contenders. Winners announced March 17.

01/06/2014 By Aaron Scott

SPECIAL EVENT

The Wild Delves into Portland Tech and Culture

The two-week fest brings together events by Portland's artists, designers, and maker-types to celebrate our city's awesomeness.

05/13/2013 By Sam Coggeshall