Welcome to the IPRC in Portland, OR

Mon - Fri:  12noon – 10pm
Saturday:  12noon – 6pm
Sunday:  12noon – 10pm

About Hours: If there is no one around by 9pm on weeknights, the volunteer staff is free to leave, so be sure to arrive by 9pm. There should be no problem getting in, as the front door is equipped with a buzzer system for post-business hours.

1001 SE Division St
Portland, Oregon
97202 USA

(503) 827-0249  |  info@iprc.org

November 2013: Fred Thomas’ Defects Mirror No. 3

defects mirror

Fred Thomas is an artist and musician living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Defects Mirror is his annually published zine focusing on understated humor, horror and a brightly positive kind of nonsense through devilish collages and free-flowing prose, profound in it’s absurdity and vice-versa. Though he’s lived in Michigan the majority of his life, Thomas …

October 2013: Aron Nels Steinke’s Mr. Wolf No. 1


Aron Nels Steinke began drawing comics in 2006 with the help of a grant from the Xeric Foundation.  Since then, Steinke has published 5 issues of the autobiographical comics series, Big Plans, and has frequently participated in numerous anthologies including the Portland-based Papercutter anthology.
Steinke’s all-ages graphic novel, Neptune, first published in 2009 by Sparkplug Comic Books and Tugboat Press, was selected …

September 2013: Sarah LaPonte’s I Thought It Was a Bad Idea I Just Wanted to Make Sure


Sarah LaPonte is a photographer currently splitting time between Portland and Seattle.
Like waiting for the 4 with a wedgie and some box wine, “I thought it was a bad idea I just wanted to make sure” is a collection of images and scans; a testament to the process of elimination.
Sarah also runs Tri-County Pie Eat, …

August 2013: Lia Cunningham’s The People I Love Best

Lia Cunningham

Lia C. is a science hype girl living in Portland, OR. Long involved in education in Oregon, she
teaches middle school as well as freelancing as a curriculum writer. For the last five years she
has written and self-published the zine, The People I Love Best, which is a mix of memoir and
scientific writing about her experiences …

July 2013: Aaron Brassea’s Ghost Stories

ghost stories

Aaron Brassea is the creator of several comic series, most notably My
Life in Scribbles, The Ballad of YFB, and Chainsaw Guy and serves as
the Editor-in-Chief of Chainsaw Comics, which he co-founded in 2002.
He graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2001 with a BA in Art
and his work can be seen in many anthologies, including Not …

Position Available: Development and Community Resource Coordinator


Located in Portland, Oregon, the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) is a unique nonprofit with a mission of facilitating creative expression, identity and community by providing public access to workspace, resources, technology and education for self-publishing. In 2012, the IPRC made a landmark move from a small, downtown location into a dynamic new 4,000 sq. …

Seeking Visiting Comics Instructor for the 2013/14 IPRC Certificate Program

2012 Comics Program

Now entering its fifth year, the IPRC’s Comics/Graphic Novel track is one of the only comprehensive programs of its kind on the West Coast.
Coursework takes place over three semesters, with an emphasis on empowering students to develop skills and tools, broaden their sources of influence and inspiration, and DIY publishing. Through intensive peer workshops and …

June 2013: Ron Nugent’s My Father Died All in One Day


­­­The Zine, “My Father Died All In One Day:  “This is my first zine.  The story is part of a much larger piece that I wrote about growing up in the 50’s.  Unfortunately, most of the rest of what I wrote is not very interesting.  This piece is about the impressions of a six year …

April 2013: James Michael Williams’ White Male Neurosis

“The idea for the zine White Male Neurosis came to me when I was eating breakfast at a coffee shop and this weird drunken homeless woman was getting way too close to me.  I suddenly had this flashback in my mind to when I was a boy and I would arrange all of the cereal …

March 2013: Ian Sundahl’s Social Discipline #6


Ian Sundahl is a painter, comic artist, filmmaker and actor who has lived in Eugene, Reno, San Francisco and currently resides in Portland, OR.
“I like to think of Social Discipline as a compendium of the graphic work I have been doing.  I don’t sit down and try to create the magazine, but rather it collects …