“The IPRC’s vision and sweat have given a voice to many who would not otherwise be heard. From Gutenberg on, speaking truth to power has almost always come from independent publishers. They have given us works such as Moby Dick, Leaves of Grass and Ulysses; works that have not only transformed literature but transformed their …
Huge thanks to everyone who made this year’s Text Ball a big success.
Check out Text Ball photos from the Portland Monthly’s website here.
We’re pleased to announce that IPRC Comics Program instructor Jesse Recklaw is featured in the recently-released Best American Comics Anthology, edited by none other than Neil Gaiman. Comics Program advisor Theo Ellsworth is also featured; in fact Theo designed the inside cover. This is just further proof that Portland and the IPRC are hotbeds of …
After months of work, IPRC volunteer and membership coordinator (and excellent artist) Lori D. finally unveiled her new murals for the IPRC’s perfect binding room today.
“They’re the biggest paintings I’ve ever made,” says Lori, who hauled the two works to the center wrapped in three layers of garbage bags to keep off the rain.
The not-so-glamorous …
Since the IPRC has colonized the new room across the hall, Justin and A.M. get to have a spacious office of their very own. It’s better for their sanity and their paperwork but more importantly, it means we got to redecorate!
Thanks to some artfully repurposed wooden boards, a creative little nook and the beloved …
Behold! The horror!
So fuzzy! So friendly!
I guess this means we have to think of a new name for it. What’s a good name for a Yeti who loves the taste of toner and text?
Here is the Yeti-fication in action:
The results are in! Hold on to your masks!
First Place: Becca
Second Place: (Tied) Luna and Matthew
Third Place: Joel
Honorary Mention: Patrick
Here are some examples!
Moe (on the far left):
Some of our participants and our guest judge Carrot Quinn (on the far right):
Check them out here!
Whew, what a weekend.
IPRC volunteers and staff spent all of Saturday and Sunday under the cruel lights of the Oregon Convention Center, tabling for annual book revival Wordstock. The crowd at Wordstock is a funny mix ranging from very established literary celebrities to young kids in trenchcoats who tack the moniker â€œPublished Authorâ€ onto the …