In the comic series Stumptown, writer Greg Rucka and artist Matthew Southworth introduce Portland to the most badass PI around. Rucka and Southworth nail both the visual and narrative tone of their hard-boiled contemporary noir, aided by moody colors from Lee Loughridge that shift with the settings—dour grays and blues in the city, luminescent yellow for a coastal afternoon. The story ranges from the coast to Mt. Hood to an apartment building on NE 118th, taking advantage of the full range of atmospheric backdrops our region has to offer. Oni Press just released Stumptown's first four-issue storyline in hardback—Bridge City's release party offers a chance to snag a copy, plus a limited-edition print by Southworth.