Memorial, drawn by Rich Ellis

For the month of April (AKA Portland’s official Comic Book Month), Sequential Art Gallery will feature pages from IDW’s critically-acclaimed series, “Memorial”, drawn by local artist Rich Ellis!

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Opens: First Thursday, April 5, 2012, 6-10pm
Closes: Sunday, April 29, 2012
Open Thursdays 3-7pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, or by appointment
Also part of the Stumptown Comics Fest Art Gallery Tours (April 28 & 29, 2012)

Written by Chris Roberson (iZombie), “Memorial” is the story of Em, a young woman with no memory of her past who finds her existence thrown into turmoil after she inherits a magical shop and a talking cat. Described by reviewers as “clean”, “detailed”, and “crisp”, Ellis beautifully illustrates Em’s journey from the real world location of Portland, Oregon to the shadowy fantasy realm that may hold the key to her past. In addition to the pages, Ellis will also be selling a limited edition “Memorial” print.

Before moving to Portland, Ellis earned his bachelors degree in sequential art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He is presently a member of Periscope Studio, and has provided artwork for Marvel Comics, Th3rd World publishing, Microsoft/MNML, The Oregonian, Comic Foundry, Michael Curry Design, Harper, Walker/Bloomsbury UK, Red5Publishing, and the Willamette Week.

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