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Mon - Fri:  12noon – 9pm
Saturday:  12noon – 6pm
Sunday:  12noon – 9pm

About Hours: If there is no one around by 8pm on weeknights, the volunteer staff is free to leave, so be sure to arrive by 8pm. 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

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Q&A with Nicole J. Georges


Nicole J. Georges is a comic artist, zinester, teacher, and pet portrait artist living in Northern Portland. She is author of the zine “Invincible Summer,” co-founder of the Portland Zine Symposium, and has toured the country extensively with Sister Spit. Nicole’s first full-length graphic novel, Calling Doctor Laura, will be out in 2012 with Houghton …

Thank you cards zine style!


Our program coordinator A.M. O’Malley recently taught a zine making class to second graders at The Emerson School. The students put their zine making skills to use by sending us some awesome accordion thank you cards!
(click to see close ups)

We love the line "zines are fun to mack"


Half way and time to change!


I can’t believe it’s already half way through the first semester of the comics certificate program! Times flies when you are having fun. Last night was our last class with Nicole (at least for this semester.) We turned in our inked memory comics and shared them with each other. My classmates’ comics turned out great. …

Memory comics, romance, backgrounds, oh my!


I apologize for the lack of updates from the past couple of weeks. I have been working on projects and getting into the swing of things with the comics program and my life here. But, all is well! I’ve been doing lots of sketches and diary comics (some of which i’ve been posting on my …

2nd week, comics certificate program!

The cover of Julie Doucet's 365 days, a collection of diary comics.

For those of you reading these entries for the first time, I’m Fiona, an IPRC comics certificate program student, writing about my experience at the IPRC as a student, volunteer, and newbie to Portland.
Yesterday was the second class of the comics certificate program. It was just Nicole, as it will be until early November.
Craig Thompson …

The Dylan Williams Scholarship Fund

As many of you know, our dear friend and Comics Program Instructor Dylan Williams passed away earlier this month after a long struggle with cancer.
Dylan was a longtime member of the IPRC, but became more intensely involved after we launched our Certificate Program in Comics/Graphic Novels in 2009. He was absolutely instrumental in shaping this …

Comics Certificate Program: First day!

Yesterday was the first day of the IPRC Comics Certificate Program. It was pretty exciting! There are 11 of us in the program, all who are partaking for a variety of reasons. Nicole Georges and Jesse Reklaw are going to be our teachers for the first semester. Nicole will be teaching the first half, Jesse …

Entry two: remembering Dylan Williams, collaborative work, and drafting nostalgia.

Alas, here is my second entry as a comics certificate student. Or should I say, my last entry as a pre-comics certificate program student? The program starts next week, and I’m really excited about it! But, before I go into that, first and foremost, I would like to acknowledge Dylan Williams, one of the comic …

Greetings from a comics certificate program student!

Hello IPRC followers, members, friends, and strangers! I’m Fiona Smith (sometimes I go by fionakilla, or Fiona Avocado… still feelin’ both of those out…) I am a newbie to Portland who moved here a month ago from Michigan to do the IPRC’s Comics and Graphic Novels Certificate Program this year! I’m really excited to be …

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