Tue 18 Oct 2011
This November, Ryan Sands and Angie Wang will join us for a special art exhibit and release party for THICKNESS #2.
THICKNESS is a new anthology series of erotics comics, curated and published by Michael DeForge and Ryan Sands. Featuring original comics from a diverse group of contemporary cartoonists, THICKNESS highlights different proclivities, orientations, and depictions of “sex”. Each issue of Thickness features lettering and book design by Michael DeForge, and rich spot color interiors printed on Risograph.
The thicker 2nd issue gleefuly runs the entire gamut, from an elegant and impressionistic josei manga-inspired romp by Portland’s own Angie Wang, to the extended and Lynchian swamp tale by Mickey Zacchilli. The issue also features a masterful body swap tale by Michael DeForge, an extended and illicit teacher/student tale by Lisa Hanawalt, and a an epic and playful Dirty Pair parody/erotic retelling by Brandon Graham. Thickness #2 also includes a romantic/disgusting installment of TRUE CHUBBO by Ray Sohn and his wife, and a beautiful (and confrontational) sexy pinup by Jillian Tamaki.
WHO: Special guests Ryan Sands and Angie Wang; original artwork and prints by Angie Wang, Lisa Hanawalt, True Chubbo, Katie Skelly, Jonny Negron, Zejian Shen, Mickey Zacchilli and Derek Ballard
WHAT: Thickness 2 book release & art exhibit
WHEN: Thursday, November 3rd, 6-10pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.
A anthology featuring sexy, erotic comics, including:
UNTITLED by Angie Wang
COLLEGE GIRL AT NIGHT by Michael DeForge
DIRTY DEEDS by Brandon Graham
SLIME WORM by Mickey Zacchilli
EARLY BIRD by Lisa Hanawalt
A new color strip by True Chubbo
A pinup poster by Jillian Tamaki
60 pages, color covers & Risograph interiors; each story printed in 2 colors!
“Thickness just might be the anthology to beat. It’s fresh and new and full of fascinating work from a bevy of serious talent.” – Matt Seneca
“Sands and DeForge’s high-quality production, including risograph printing that gives each story a fitting primary color ink, certainly elevates each contributor.” – Sean T. Collins
“A proud new graphic (I mean graphic) series of getting down and dirty with a bevy of some of the biggest up and coming talents.” — Newsarama, Zack Kotzer