Free Comic Book Day 2010

It’s springtime, which means it’s time for me to post again to this fine blog.

Tomorrow is May 1st, otherwise known as May Day, associated in my mind with flowers for my mother and marching in the streets for justice (and my favorite Portland graffiti public notice ever: “May Day = May 1”). This year, however, I’m going to enjoy some comics! Portland is so full of comic goodness that I never enjoy as much as I should. But tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day, and an excellent time to jump into Portland comic book fun.

Places to consider visiting (and there might be pirates, signings, and more!)

Floating World Comics (my favorite, so listed first): 20 NW Fifth, 241-0227

Excalibur Books & Comics (silly and fun staff, last time I visited and their site is currently down) : 2444 SE Hawthorne, 231-7351

Future Dreams Books (neat book collection): 1847 E Burnside, 231-8311

Bridge City Comics (never been, but I’m sure it’s lovely): 3725 N Mississippi, 282-5484

Cosmic Monkey Comics (awesome collection of stuff): 5335 NE Sandy, 517-9050

Guapo Comics & Coffee (never been, but damn, I like that name): 6350 SE Foster, 771-3638

Things from Another World (their window displays make me laugh): Hollywood 284-4693, Beaverton 643-4222, and Milwaukie 652-2752

My very first post

I’ve been waiting for something truly momentous to mark my first post to the Central Portland blog, but instead I think I’m using at an excuse to not post at all.  So, let’s just break that glass ceiling and move onto one of my favorite topics, Portland.