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Be Your Own Graphic Artist! with Chris Northrup

May 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Be Your Own Graphic Artist! Join us at WACOM Experience Center! Chris Northrup will show us how to do our own graphics.

Ever wonder how writers get their awesome covers? Or how to create and publish your own graphic novels or magazines? Join us at WACOM Experience Center, 1455 NW Irving St. #110, Portland, OR 97209, on May 3rd at 7:00 PM and watch Chris Northrup walk us through book production using the Wacom tablet, InDesign, and Photoshop.

We are excited to make this our first in-person meeting since the beginning of the pandemic. But for those that feel uncomfortable gathering in groups, we will still be offering zoom access.

MASKING: Willamette Writers continues to require mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you are unable to mask, we invite you to join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings. Here is a link to our policies.

About Chris Northrup:

Chris Northrop is a Harvey-Nominated writer, creator, and color artist. He has worked for the last 15 years for many publishers including Image Comics, Top Cow Productions, and Legendary Digital Entertainment. Since 2020 Chris has worked at Magnetic Press on production and development (http://www.magnetic-press.com/). Magnetic Press has a rich library of books, which have garnered nominations for over 20 Eisner Awards since its founding in 2013.

MAGNETIC PRESS is a subsidiary of Polarity that publishes graphic novels, art books, and periodicals curated with a focus on internationally recognized content and talent, presented with premium quality design and production value. Their award-winning library includes such celebrated titles as the Love series of wordless wildlife graphic novels, as well as Eisner-nominated books Mister Invincible, Pistouvi, Irena, Stay, A Sea of Love, Watersnakes, Herakles, Doomboy, A Glance Backward, Little Tails, The Ghost of Gaudi, and Dave Dorman’s Wasted Lands Omnibus. Magnetic has earned a total of 23 Eisner Award nominations in its first six-of-six years of eligibility. Magnetic also won the Gold Medal of Excellence in the graphic novel category of the 2015 Independent Publisher Awards for Love: The Fox.


You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
When: May 3, 2022 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About your chapter

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Guests are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!


May 3, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Willamette Writers Portland
(503) 305-6729
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