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Friday 02.10.06

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Comics Battle Title Bout: Duford v. Heffernan


Seamus Heffernan, the student champion of last year's Comics Battle at PNCA, now faces a titanic onslaught not from another student, but from the faculty! Daniel Duford will challenge Heffernan for his title at 12:30 on Valentine's Day, a day that will live on forever in infamy. Both contenders are given specific themes they must address while rapidly improvising narrative, dialogue and imagery in sequential art form. Kind of like Iron Chef, only with comics. The winner is determined by audience applause and will henceforth be known as: Omniversal Intergalactic Sequential Art Overlord, as well as recieving a substantial prize. That is of course, until next year, when a new challenger must arise! With commentary and trash talk by your MC, last year's challenger, Ryan Alexander-Tanner. The vitriolic ink slinging has already begun, with spontaneous comics throw downs appearing mysteriously over night...

This one's for all the marbles, folks!
Will Seamus (the incumbent) defend his title from the onslaught of Earth Elemental Daniel Duford?
Will a lone student comic artist topple the faculty Goliath (once and for all)?
SEE the dreadful collision of Behemoth and Fledgling Hero!
FEEL the shockwaves ripple outward from the event horizon of burning graphite and splattering ink!
HEAR lightning split the sky as nature itself recoils from the spiritual fission of this fearsome melee!
SCREAM as the very foundations tremble beneath the feet of these sequential art juggernauts!
FLEE IN TERROR as Seamus and Duford recode the outside of PNCA so that in place of the Rimbaud poem, the visual encryption henceforth reads "ITS CLOBBERIN' TIME!!!!"
um... maybe I went a little too far with that last one.... so, um... you get the general idea, right?

Daniel Duford vs Seamus Heffernan • Comic Battle Title Match
Tuesday, February 14th • 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Swigert Commons • PNCA • 1241 NW Johnson St. • Portland, OR • 97209 • 503•226•4391 • www.pnca.edu

Posted by Isaac Peterson on February 10, 2006 at 13:06 | Comments (9)


AHHH! I will miss it! I have to work all day. Oh the 9 to 5 life for me. Stupid graphic design always gets in the way. It's not like it is art anyway! :)

Posted by: Calvin Carl [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2006 02:06 PM

maybe instead of,
"Omniversal Intergalactic Sequential Art Overlord"
the show should be billed "art jock posturing".

Posted by: daniel [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2006 03:52 PM

Is there anything wrong with "art jock posturing?"

Posted by: Calvin Carl [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 13, 2006 07:40 PM

isn't that term an oxymoron anyway? Art Jock? like Jumbo Shrimp? And of course it involves posturing! That's mainly what Batman does right? People aren't getting mugged continuously, so mostly he tries to find strategic locations around the city where the moon will silhouette him nicely and he can pose dramatically amidst the gargoyles and think out loud, his cape a menacing nebula around him.

Criminals are a cowardly and superstitious lot. I need a symbol to inspire fear.... a creature of the night... like a.... like a bat!

Also, now that I think about it, "Omniversal Intergalactic" might be a redundancy..... Doesn't the Omniverse include all of the galaxies? Even all of the possible universes?

Posted by: Isaac [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 13, 2006 08:46 PM

Yeah, I think "Omniversal Intergalactic" would be redundant. God Isaac. You are SOOOO dumb.

Posted by: Calvin Carl [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 14, 2006 01:22 AM

when it comes to comic books hyperbole is its own reward.... just don't talk like the silver surfer in your daily routine.

Posted by: Double J [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 14, 2006 09:26 AM

anyone have details on how this turned out...?

I didn't "Hear lightning split the sky as nature itself recoils from the spiritual fission of this fearsome melee!" yesterday... so I assume the delicate fabric of the omniverse remains intact?

Posted by: Double J [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 15, 2006 10:37 AM

Thankfully the containment field held.... and alas, the fledgling hero failed to slay goliath, so Daniel Duford will hold the title until the next match... but there is some question as to whether there will be a next match? PNCA seems to have exhausted its supply of potential challengers, as Seamus was the student champion! So a new challenger must emerge.... Who knows from where? Perhaps one of the many indie and professional comics artists in Portland will throw down the gauntlet? I would love to see Duford v. Craig Thompson. Anyone interested in challenging Daniel Duford for his title should send me a threatening email by clicking on my name under "regular contributors"

Posted by: Isaac [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 15, 2006 07:52 PM

Anyone? Seamus must be AVENGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Isaac [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 15, 2006 07:57 PM

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