Best. Day. Ever.
Floating World Comics
Beyond the walls and bookcases filled with a curated selection of comics as well as art books and magazines that span the topics of graphic design, illustration, animation, music and film, Floating World Comics has become a collaborative space focused on providing readers and artists with quality publications, making it one of Portland's most treasured book stores.
Cosmic Monkey Comics
Cosmic Monkey stocks about 50,000 comics, with everything from graphic novels and political comics to horror comics and classic back issues to kids comics and manga. Of course, if you’re looking for an elusive, hard to find back issue, the staff can track it down and find it for you, which will (as they say) “fill those empty holes in your collection and your soul.”
This comic shop is Portland’s oldest—it’s turning 40 this year. Not only does it have the largest back stock inventory in the whole Pacific Northwest, it offers subscription services—with generous discounts—for fervent collectors. No matter what you're looking for, whether it's current, really old and hard to track down, or even as-yet unbpublished, the folks at Excalibur will do their best to put the book you want right in your hands.
The Rose City Comic Con kicks off tomorrow, but you can get comics any day at these three shops (although it’s true that they don’t draw the likes of Michael Winslow, but still!).