Monday, March 05, 2012

Oregon History Comics: Vol. 1 - 10

No, not publishing them here.  That would be a sin!

Here are some links to some information on them.  Heard about this on OPB this morning…

$30 for the set from The Dill Pickle Club:

Vols. 2, 4, & 5 are also available individually for $3.

The Dill Pickle Club | Portland, Oregon:

Format: 4.25″ x 5.5″, approx 400 pages
Written by Sarah Mirk | Illustrated by 10 artists
Retail: $30 general | Members: $25 (
Not a member? Click here for info)
To pre-order:

From women’s suffrage in Oregon to the tragic Vanport Flood to the legendary all-ages venue, the X-Ray Café, Oregon History Comics presents oft-dry histories in an exciting and accessible format — through bold illustrations from some of Portland’s best and brightest comics illustrators. Whether you’re a history buff or just a casual comics reader, you’ll find value in this box set as a way of learning more about why Oregon is the way it is today.

Collected in the set are:
Faces of Lone Fir Cemetery — Sarah Mirk
Life and Death of the X-Ray Cafe — John Isaacson
Dead Freeways — Don Barkhouse
Portland’s Black Panthers — Khris Soden
The Streets of Chinatown — Harry Lau
Voices of Celilo Falls — T. Edward Bak
The Vanport Flood — Nicole Georges
The Lives of Loggers — BT Livermore
Votes for Women — Suzette Smith
Oregon Bikes — Shawn Granton

Here are some closer views.  First up, the X-Ray Cafe.  Though I am from Seattle, I remember this place!


The Dill Pickle Club | Portland, Oregon:

Oregon History Comics has been getting some fantastic publicity recently. Here’s a roundup of the local press:


Their old Kickstarter video from 2010 (Successfully funded!)…


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