The Art of Valentine Barker, an exhibit of sequential artwork

Sequential Art Gallery proudly presents artist Valentine Barker and his exhibition of sequential art. The exhibition opens First Thursday, July 7th, with an artist’s reception from 6pm to 10pm.


Barker’s exhibition consists of pages from three of the projects he’s most proud of to date. They include “Wartechs”, “Shelby Stone and the Temple of Ta’aroa”, and “Raconteuse”. The latter of which can be found, in part, All three projects highlight Barker’s signature character style in highly detailed environments. More samples of his work can be found on

Based in Portland, Oregon, Barker is a freelance illustrator and comic artist originally from San Jose, California. He studied illustration at the California College of Arts and Crafts and spends his days drawing things that make him giggle while singing Portishead songs to his dachshund, Maxfield. Though he likes to make jokes about being dragged into comics kicking and screaming, Barker enjoys the particular challenges that comics presents.

Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is located in Old Town Chinatown at Everett Station Lofts, 328 NW Broadway #113. The gallery showcases local artists who explore the concept of sequential art, which is loosely defined as using consecutive images to tell a story. Curated by Kaebel JK Hashitani and Merrick Monroe, and aided by Rich Mackin and Andrew Paris. Open for regular viewing hours on Mondays (2pm-6pm), Saturdays (11am-5pm), and by appointment.