August 6th, 2009 5:33 pm | by Caitlin Mccarthy News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP

Robopocalypse Comics Collective Hands the Marker Over to You


Robopocalypse Comics Collective, a group of nine Portland comics artists, has released its latest group effort—a group effort that extends beyond the collective and into the lives of all readers. That's because Operation: R.O.B.O. Rescue is a comic book and a coloring book! In this merry melding of two literature formats, a group of kids must save the world from robots-gone-bad: "26 pages of the fun for all ages adventure of a group of kids and their quest to defeat a group of robots gone bad."

"I think you'd be hard pressed to find an artist working today that didn't get one of his or her first creative sparks from that first time coloring outside the lines of a coloring book," said RCC artist BT Livermore via email. "Releasing our own felt like a good way to remember those days and perhaps inspire, or at least entertain, a younger generation." The book is kid-friendly but, Livermore says, "everyone would probably be a little happier if they just sat down and colored every once in a while."

Tonight at Floating World Comics, in conjunction with First Thursday, is Nuts & Bolts, the book's release party and an art showcase for Robopocalpyse and Teenage Dinosaur members. There will also be a book signing of the new Jamie S. Rich and Joelle Jones release, You Have Killed Me, a slick and stark detective story in the noir tradition.

Nuts & Bolts and You Have Killed Me signing at Floating World Comics, 20 NW 5th Ave. Tonight, 6-10 pm. Free. All ages.

Images courtesy of BT Livermore.
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