Espionage Cosmetics + BCC = Fabulous Launch Party!

Posted on May 22nd, 2013

Join Merrick and professional makeup artist Jamie for the launch of geek-inspired Espionage Cosmetics at Bridge City Comics! Bring your curiosity and love of colour, we'll provide the makeup and champagne! Grab a glass of bubbly and learn about this wonderfully versatile line of cosmetics with colours inspired by every aspect of geek culture... from comic books to video games to a certain beloved space western. Espionage is one of Merrick's favourite brands, and she wears it almost daily! Add hair tinseling services provided by miss Sera Fae to this fabulous mix, and we're ALL in for a treat of an evening!

In addition to being a professional makeup artist that works on movies, commercials, web series, and fashion shoots, Jaimie is also the artistic director and CEO of Espionage Cosmetics. Lucky us, Jaimie is bringing her massive movie makeup kit for LIVE DEMOS! Yes, it's your chance to have a professional makeup artist do your makeup! Jaimie will pick a few willing audience members to showcase how the products can be used on eyes, cheeks, or lips; she'll also try to answer any makeup questions you have to throw at her. There will be Espionage minions on hand to help with testing and learning about the line of cosmetics throughout the evening.

Plus, because we can't resist her charms, Sera Fae will be providing her fantastic hair tinseling services as well. Get threads of metallic and prismatic colour woven into your hair for $2 a strand or 3 strands for $5. Hair tinsel is great because you can wash it, heat style it, and even dye over it, and the threads will last for months... it's a little extra sparkle in your life that's hard to resist!

Instead of the beer we usually have on hand for signings and release parties, Bridge City Comics will be providing champagne for attendees that are over 21. We'll try to have a few tasty nibbles too, but anyone so inclined is welcome to bring your own home-made treats to share!

This may be a makeup-oriented event, but that doesn't mean it's ladies only. Everyone is welcome to come down to the shop to learn about Espionage Cosmetics' products and business, and enjoy a night of fabulous company!

Espionage Cosmetics is a locally developed makeup company formulated, packaged, and creatively marketed out of Tacoma, WA, with colors created by a professional make-up artist and United States Marine. Their products are a talc-free, highly pigmented, EVERYTHING shadow, with vegan and non-vegan options, and they've gone global. The Espionage Cosmetics tagline is "Awesome is a colour, and we wear it every day."


Free Comic Book Day!

Posted on May 1st, 2013

FREE COMICS? YES, IT'S TRUE!

Bridge City Comics in Portland, OR is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 4. On Free Comic Book Day, close to 2 million comic books will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books!

Close to 2 million comic books will be given away by participating stores, and visitors will find the traditional super-heroes, crime fighters and much more. "The wide array of comic books being published today ensures that readers of all ages - children, teens, and adults - can find something appropriate that will stir their imaginations," said Michael Ring, owner of Bridge City Comics. "Come by on May 4th and let us show you what's out there!"

Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs until 8 p.m. at Bridge City Comics, located at 3725 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR 97227. Call 503-282-5484 for more information.


Number 13 #1 and RIPD #1 Release Party with David Walker and Jeremy Barlow!

Posted on December 19th, 2012

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Number 13 #1 and RIPD #1 Release Party on Friday, December 21, 2012 from 6pm - 9pm! This event is free to the public. In attendance to sign autographs will be writers David Walker (Number 13) and Jeremy Barlow (RIPD). Copies of their books will be available for sale during the event.

NUMBER 13 #1
The young bionic amnesiac known as Number 13 searches for answers and his creator, in a future world that's been brought to its knees by the vicious Monstrum Morbus plague. Weakened by his last explosive encounter, Number 13 is discovered by a group of curious, scavenging mutants who have banded together for survival. They dub him "Thirteen" and invite him to join their group -- and one of them knows exactly what horrible purpose he was built for!

R.I.P.D.: CITY OF THE DAMNED #1
Roy Pulsipher and Nick Walker are dead, but that doesn't mean their time in law enforcement is over. Both Roy and Nick are officers in the Rest in Peace Department, sworn to serve the Almighty and protect the living from evil's foul corruption. Their current case has them chasing a ghostly fanatic determined to undo all of creation -- a threat with very personal connections to Roy's past, stretching back a hundred years into a weird, Wild West and Roy's first day on the job. It's a twisted history that Nick is only starting to uncover, and one that could have him reconsidering ever joining the R.I.P.D.! Prequel to the upcoming feature film starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges!


Top Shelf Stocking Stuffer Sale w/Brett Warnock

Posted on December 12th, 2012

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Top Shelf Stocking Stuffer Sale on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 6pm - 9pm! This event is free to the public. In attendance will be Top Shelf publisher and Portland local Brett Warnock! Water, soda, beer and music will be provided!

We’ll be offering dozens of different Top Shelf books and comics at incredibly low prices! We’ll have numerous offerings at $3, $5 and $10 and Brett Warnock will be there to make sure that you get the right books for you and your loved ones this holiday season!

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS publishes contemporary graphic novels and comics by artists of singular vision. Dedicated to championing veteran creators as well as finding and developing emerging talent, the Top Shelf library is anchored by such masters of the craft as Alan Moore (From Hell, with Eddie Campbell; Lost Girls, with Melinda Gebbie), Craig Thompson (Blankets), Andy Runton (Owly), Jeff Lemire (Essex County), Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy, Unlikely), Alex Robinson (Box Office Poison), James Kochalka (Superf*ckers, Johnny Boo), Matt Kindt (Super Spy), Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole), Robert Venditti (The Surrogates, with Brett Weldele), Renée French (The Ticking), and many more.

Known for excellent production values, our handsomely crafted editions combine the best in reproduction techniques with a unique, inspired design sensibility. Never limiting ourselves in format or content, our catalogue includes all-ages material and cutting-edge erotica, genre fiction and autobiography, and all that exists in-between. The recipient of dozens of awards, we continue to bring superior stories and ideas to the ever-growing audience of the comics medium.

The Top Shelf brand stands as a hallmark of quality - a fine addition to any connoisseur’s library.


Witch Doctor/Hellraiser Release Party with Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner

Posted on November 28th, 2012

Bridge City Comics is proud to announce our Witch Doctor: Mal Practice #1 Release Party w/Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner on Friday, November 30, 2012 from 6pm - 9pm! This event is free to the public.

The breakout medical horror hit is back on call! Even the world's leading expert in supernatural disease needs to unwind sometimes. But when Dr. Morrow wakes up with no memory of what - and who! - he did last night, is it just a case of partying too hard... or something more malignant? (Hint: It's the malignant one!)

In addition, Seifert will be signing copies of his recently released Hellraiser: The Road Below #1 from BOOM! Studios!

We will have copies of Witch Doctor: Mal Practice #1 (of 6) and Hellraiser: The Road Below #1 (of 4) on sale. Autographs are free!

About Brandon Seifert - Writer/Creator:
Brandon Seifert is a comics writer and journalist from Fairbanks, Alaska who currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Brandon was a student in Brian Michael Bendis' inaugural comics-writing class at Portland State University in 2010, and returned to the class as Bendis' T.A. for the winter 2011 class.

About Lukas Ketner - Artist/Creator:
Lukas Ketner is a professional illustrator and comics artist based in Portland, Oregon. Hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, Lukas' illustration work has earned him a place in the Communication Arts Illustration Annual on several occasions, a high accomplishment in the commercial art world. Lukas' self-published work on the medical horror comic book Witch Doctor with writer Brandon Seifert garnered Lukas a nomination for the 2009 Russ Manning Award, given to outstanding newcomers in the field of comics art.