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Dylan Williams On Sparkplug’s, Teenage Dionsaur’s and Tugboat Press’ FCBD (PR)
posted May 2, 2009

Teenage Dinosaur, Tugboat Press and Sparkplug present the release of Bird Hurdler by Andrice Arp, Theo Ellsworth, Faryl Dalrymple, Zack Soto, Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg & Julia Gfrörer and printed at Brown Printing.

The book will be available at 27 stores nationwide on May 2nd (this Saturday) for free:

Atomic Books Baltimore, MD
the Beguiling Toronto, ON
Big Brain Comic Minneapolis, MN
Bridge City Comics Portland, OR
Chapel Hill Comics Chapel Hill, NC
Chicago Comics Chicago, IL
Comic Relief Berkeley, CA
Comic Swap State College, PA
Comix Revolution Evanston, IL
Copacetic Comics Company Pittsburgh, PA
Cosmic Comics NYC, NY
Desert Island Comics Brooklyn, NY
Excalibur Books & Comics Portland, OR
Forbidden Planet NYC, NY
Green Brain Comics Dearborn, MI
Hi Jinx San Jose, CA
Jim Hanley's Universe NYC, NY
Phantom of the Attic Pittsburgh PA
Rocketship Brooklyn, New York
Showcase Comics Bryn Mawr, PA
Space Cat San Jose, CA
Thompson Street Comics New York, NY
Titan Comics Dallas, TX
Zanadu Comics Seattle, WA

To celebrate the release on Free Comic Book Day (May 2nd), in Portland, OR the artists and publishers will be signing, giving out the book, and presenting their own work at three local comics stores in the early afternoon (12-3pm).

Guapo Comics and Books will have Andrice Arp (Mome and Hi-Horse) and Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg (I Cut My Hair and Monsters Make Stew). Publishers from Teenage Dinosaur, Tugboat Press and Sparkplug Comic Books will also be at the store located at 6350 SE Foster Rd. Phone # 503-772-3638, website:

Floating World Comics will host Julia Gfrörer (How Life Became Unbearable and All the Ancient Kings) and Theo Ellsworth (Capacity). The store is located at 20 NW 5th Ave; phone # 503-241-0227, website:

Cosmic Monkey Comics will be hosting Farel Dalrymple (Pop Gun War and Meathaus) and Zack Soto (Studygroup 12 and Secret Voice). The store is located at 5335 NE Sandy; phone # 503-517-9050, website: