With Alison Hallett, I co-founded and co-produced Comics Underground, a quarterly reading series that featured nationally renowned comic book writers and artists sharing their work with sold-out crowds in the basement of a downtown Portland bar.

Guests included Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals), Brian Michael Bendis (Alias), Joëlle Jones (Catwoman), Jeff Parker (James Bond: Origin), Cat Farris (The Last Diplomat), Benjamin Dewey (The Tragedy Series), Dylan Meconis (Queen of the Sea), and more.

Along with Hallett, I oversaw the event’s website, social, and press outreach; organized and built sprawling multimedia presentations; booked and co-hosted live events for audiences of 150-200; and forged partnerships with creators, media, sponsors, venues, and talking apes.