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Ooligan is a not-for-profit general trade press that publishes books honoring the cultural and natural diversity of the Pacific Northwest.

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    This One Summer Changes Things for “All-Ages” Graphic Novels


    A panel discussion during this year’s WonderCon comic book and sci-fi/fantasy convention tackled the significance of the term “all-ages,” which has lately been slapped on everything from books like David Petersen’s Mouse Guard to Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time series. Panelists argued over the category’s definition, its usefulness, and the kinds of titles that it should . . . Read more »

    Oxygen XML Editor: A Review

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    Almost thirty years have passed since the explosion of desktop publishing. Advances in computing technology constantly change the capacities of desktop publishing programs. Developers release new versions of familiar programs and replace antiquated tools with new and improved incarnations that often barely resemble their predecessors, and publishers must find a forward-thinking way to preserve their . . . Read more »

    Dark Horse Reading: Bandette, Volume 2


    Earlier this spring, at Powell’s on Hawthorne (3273 SE Hawthorne Boulevard), Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover read from their second volume of Bandette, an Eisner Award-winning comic book series. The married collaborators initially release individual issues of the comic digitally and then print bound collections in volumes via Dark Horse. The protagonist, Bandette, is a . . . Read more »

    One. Salient. Moment.: Making the Human Connection through Blogging

    Entrance to Press Publish event

    As I entered the elegantly refurbished Embassy Suites hotel, I was reminded of its more glamorous former life as the Hotel Portland. I was greeted by fresh flowers on an elegant pedestal table and a “Press Publish” banner emblazoned with the W-shaped WordPress logo. I had no idea what to expect as I’d never been . . . Read more »

    Interview with Publisher Chris Morey


    Chris Morey is the owner and publisher of Dark Regions Press, a specialty horror publisher located in Portland, Oregon. Chris Morey has edited the works of Clive Barker, Joe R. Lansdale, Tom Piccirilli, and Jeff Strand, among many others. He participated in Write to Publish 2015 as a panelist, speaking on crowdfunding. Here, he touches . . . Read more »

    Comfort in the Familiar

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    My seventeen-year-old self was resurrected after discovering Mark Z. Danielewski was coming out with a new book on May 12, 2015. However, it’s not just a single book, but an ambitious series of twenty-seven! Pantheon Books published the first volume of The Familiar in May, to be followed by a new release roughly every three . . . Read more »

    Event Planning for Untangling the Knot


    Planning all of the events for the Untangling the Knot book launch and promotion was one of the most hectic and stressful things I’ve ever had to do, but also one of the most rewarding. When I wasn’t juggling email chains, trying to remember when I’d last been in touch with a venue, or reaching . . . Read more »

    Keeping an Open Mind About Working in Niche Publishing


    Generally, when Ooligan student editors think about traipsing off into the nebulous Real World to find the editing career that the publishing program has prepared them for, they imagine working in the realm of fiction or literary nonfiction publishing. In part, this is probably because this is what Ooligan prepares us for the most. Though . . . Read more »

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