For two days in April, Portland's staunchly indie Stumptown Comics Fest overtakes the city, bringing comics creators from around the country to what is already a hotbed of industry talent. (Portland houses three comics publishers, as well as a surprising amount of comics professionals.) In addition to an exhibitor hall where publishers and creators hawk their wares, the weekend features panels, parties, and more­—and for the third year running, April has been designated "Portland Comic Book Month" (sorry, National Poetry Month), so comics-related art shows and activities abound all month long. See for a complete list of events.