1) ROSE CITY COMIC CON. If, unlike me, you didn't throw your entire savings account at Veronica Mars, tickets for September's Rose City Comic Con are now on sale. This is a convention worth going to—not only was last year's inaugural show a big success, but, unlike another show that sets up shop in Portland, this is one that we want to, you know, keep happening.
2) HAWKEYE SIGNING. Tonight at Floating World, writer and all-around great guy Matt Fraction* will be signing copies of the first collected edition of his Hawkeye series, illustrated by David Aja. Not only is Hawkeye well worth reading—it's of the best books on the shelves right now—but the proceeds from tonight's event will go to the Red Cross to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. Artists Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm will be around too, drawing sketches in exchange for Red Cross donations. So there you go! It all starts at 6 and goes until 8 at Floating World (400 NW Couch); this first collection of Hawkeye is 17 bucks and collects the series' first five issues.
*CONFLICT OF INTEREST ALERT, SORT OF! Fraction's participated a few times in the comics reading event Alison and I put on, Comics Underground. He really is a great guy, though.
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