1. Capitol Hill's newest (and only) comic book shop, Phoenix Comics, is hosting its very first reading event tomorrow at 7 pm. New local comics publisher Northwest Press is hosting a launch party for their new anthology comic, Anything That Loves. Press materials indicate that this book exists to chart "the wild and wonderful uncharted territory between 'gay' and 'straight'," which is a great theme for a book, and possibly an even better theme for a party. Comics and sex don't meet up nearly often enough, so this should be fun.
2. To celebrate their 38th (!) anniversary as a comic book store, the wonderful downtown shop Zanadu Comics is having a sale on Saturday and Sunday. All graphic novels are 38% off, which is a ridiculous discount—they can't be making very much money on each sale. If you're looking for graphic novels to buy, I suggest you try Saga, Chew, Hawkeye—seriously, a book starring Hawkeye is the best book Marvel's putting out right now—and pretty much anything Fantagraphics publishes. This kind of sale doesn't happen every day, and not every comic shop makes it to 38 years. That's cause for celebration, if you ask me.