Dave Dahl's Troubles Become a Comic Book

Killer Bread founder's trial scheduled for October


Milwaukie's famous and troubled baker Dave Dahl now has a court date. His jury trial for crashing his Cadillac Escalade into sheriff's cruisers in November is now scheduled for Oct. 7.The founder of Dave's Killer Bread also has new attention: An artist has turned the story of his breakdown into a comic book. "The Story of Dave Dahl" by Lucas Adams debuted last month in Modern Farmer magazine.It's a ...   More
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 AARON MESH

Hotseat: Robin Lopez

The Blazers’ center talks comic books, The Goonies and his love of almost everything Disney.

Robin Lopez is, literally and figuratively, a giant nerd. That’s normally an ill-advised thing to say about someone built like a Greek colossus, but the Blazers’ 7-foot, 255-pound center wou   More
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Headout Picks: 8/21/13

Headout Picks
WEDNESDAY AUG. 21 NO AGE [MUSIC] Serving as an effective encapsulation of some of the best ideas coming out of L.A.’s underground punk scene in the past five years, this basement-dwelling duo    More
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Kickstart my Heart: Dr. McNinja's Radical Adventures!


Kickstart my Heart is a semi-regular blog series on Portland Kickstarter projects we don't hate.Since 2005, webcomic The Adventures of Dr. McNinja has been regaling readers with tales of a ninja who is also a doctor, fighting evil mimes, space dinosaurs, lobster men, and of course ninjas' natural enemies, pirates. Local start-up game studio Fat Cat GameWorks has taken to Kickstarter to turn ...   More
Friday, April 20, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Headout: Comic Con-Versation

The Projects is a European-style comics festival.

Paint-by-numbers murals, choose-your-own adventure stories and Chinese street art—the Projects is not your little brother’s comics festival. That’s kind of...   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Jeff Parker and Erika Moen, Bucko

The director’s cut.

In the age of DVRs, Hulu, Netflix, iTunes and, let’s be honest, BitTorrent, there’s very little reason to buy DVDs of movies and TV shows—unless they come packed with extras. That’s the at   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Pulp Nonfiction

Writer Phil Stanford turns to Dark Horse Comics to get at the truth of Portland’s secrets.

News Stories
Phil Stanford made his name in Portland by needling the pompous and powerful with his columns for The Oregonian and the Portland Tribune. But...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 BRENT WALTH

Willamette Geek: Wizard World Announces Portland Comic Con

The Walmart of comic cons?


In last week's paper, I wrote about Rose City Comic-Con, a new comic/pop culture convention by a newcomer to the convention world who is nevertheless hoping to grow the event to the size of our northern neighbor's Emerald City Comic-Con. I managed to stick my head in on Sunday afternoon, and was pleased to see a full house, with loads of kids in attendance (as was the organizer's ...   More
Monday, September 10, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Rose City Comic-Con

Can Portland build a con to rival the mighty Emerald City?

Stumptown, Kumoricon, Wonder Northwest, OryCon-—does Portland really need another geek convention?  Ron Brister sure thinks so, and he says he’s got the numbers to prove it. The first Ros   More
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Willamette Geek: Rose City Comic-Con Schedule Released


Because the weekend of September 8 isn't busy enough between MusicfestNW and TBA, here's another item for the calendar: Rose City Comic-Con. Does Portland really need another comics or pop culture festival? Organizer Ron Brister certainly thinks so—I spoke to him last week, and he told me he thinks Rose City will bring something new to the table:"We didn't have a mainstream pop culture ...   More
Monday, August 27, 2012 RUTH BROWN


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