Heads up: Cosmic Monkey Comics (5225 NE Sandy) is throwing a giant pre-Christmas sale this weekend, with 50 percent off back issues and 25 percent just about most everything else through Sunday.

But you're gonna want to get down there today, because Cosmic Monkey has assembled a formidable lineup of local creators who will be on hand from noon-2 pm to sign their work: Greg Rucka, Jeff Parker, Erika Moen, Brandon Siefert, Aron Nels Steinke, Jonathan Case, and Chris Roberson.

And if you're one of those assholes who got their Xmas shopping done already, hey, good for you, that's really great, and Floating World (400 NW Couch) is throwing a post-Xmas sale. Proprietor Jason Leivian says:

"We're planning a 25 percent-off sale for Wednesday the 26th. Plus I'll have a large selection of clearance graphic novels on the 50 percent-75 percent-off rack."

I'll take this opportunity to remind you that I continue to accept Christmas gifts well into the New Year. Good day.