Walk in Eden Coloring Book Release Party - Portland, Ore
Nov
12
3:00 pm15:00

Walk in Eden Coloring Book Release Party - Portland, Ore

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Pull on your jam jams and pop in a binky, 2016 is a dystopian hellscape and one of the last ways to attenuate emotional survival is the regressive anesthetization of the adult coloring book party. Portland-based illustrator Anders Nilsen’s new book, A Walk in Eden draws inspiration from the illustrations of 19th-century scientist and botanist Ernst Haeckel with intricate natural scenes. Floating World Comics will be on hand selling books as well, and prizes will be awarded to outstanding coloring. (Yes, really.)
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Nov
5
11:30 am11:30

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  • Oregon Historical Society Museum

Fiction of the Absurd: Tales of the Weird, Wild, and Strange

Things get weird in these three new books. The last three citizens of a town populated by people with hereditary oddities face the last days of their community in Robert Hill’s The Remnants. The twelve stories in Alexandra Kleeman’s Intimations feature a room with no exit, an apocalypse of disappearance, and a house party wherein the key to survival is knowing the difference between fake and real blood. Anders Nilsen presents a fantastical view of primeval creation and a world void of humans in the illustrations of A Walk in Eden. Moderated by Amanda Nelson of Book Riot.

Advance tickets are $15 (day-of tickets $18) and include a wristband for all-day admission to the Portland Art Museum for the day. Attendees 17 and younger and anyone with a valid high school student ID attend the festival for FREE.