IL – Let Some Word That Is Heard Be Yours Signing

Alex Nall appears at Challengers Comics on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM to sign copies of Let Some Word That Is Heard Be Yours.

Let Some Word That Is Heard Be Yours is a wonderful 50-page color graphic novel that focuses on the life of Fred Rogers, better known as Mister Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Written and illustrated by Alex Nall, “Let Some Word That Is Heard Be Yours” also chronicles Nall’s experiences as a teaching artist at a Chicago elementary school.

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

IL – An Evening with Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell, star of the Evil Dead franchise, appears at Music Box Theatre on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Press Release:

Join us for an evening with “Evil Dead” and “Burn Notice” star Bruce Campbell! All attendees will play the “Last Fan Standing” interactive live trivia game hosted by Bruce, and all attendees will receive a signed copy of Bruce’s new book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor.

A limited number of VIP tickets are available, for those wanting to meet Bruce, get a photo, and have a signed, personalized copy of the new book! VIP ticket holders will get the best seats, too!

In Hail to the Chin, Bruce Campbell makes his triumphant return from where he left off in If Chins Could Kill with further hilarious, gut-wrenchingly honest confessions.

Bruce brings us through his life in the decade since his first memoir and his roles as varied as they are numerous- from his roles in the Spider-Man movies to his self-referential My Name is Bruce to his role on #1 show “Burn Notice” and his new STARZ hit series “Ash vs Evil Dead.”

Hail to the Chin bursts with pictures and the signature humor that Bruce brought to If Chins Could Kill, and will be devoured by his legions of fans across the country.

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Music Box Theatre
3733 N Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60613

IL – Octopus Pie/Secret Coders Signing

Cartoonist Meredith Gran and Mike Holmes appear at Challengers Comics from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Friday, July 28th.

Meredith Gran has ended her long-running, award-winning and groundbreaking webcomic Octopus Pie! To celebrate the print debut of the final volume from Image Comics, she’s touring the country this July. She’ll be in Chicago – so come out to meet her, get some books signed, and help say goodbye to this beloved comic strip. You can also tell her how much you liked her Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens series, too.

Also appearing is Mike Holmes, artist on the popular Secret Coders graphic novel series, and whose work includes Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, Animal Crackers: Circus Mayhem and many more!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

 

IL – Wonder Woman #26 Signing

Writer Shea Fontana (DC Super Hero Girls) appears at Graham Crackers Comics’ Loop location on Thursday July 20th from noon till 3:00 PM!

Shea Fontana takes over writing duties on Wonder Woman beginning with issue #26 and she’ll be signing and talking comics with you and fellow fans!

ABOUT SHEA FONTANA:
Shea Fontana is a writer for film, television and graphic novels. Her credits include DC Super Hero Girls animated shorts, TV specials and movies, Justice League #22, Doc McStuffins, The 7D, Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets, Disney on Ice, and the feature film, Crowning Jules. She is currently writing an upcoming five issue arc for the Wonder Woman Rebirth comic.

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Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602
312-629-1810

Chicago Land Comic Con (July 2017)

Mighty Con

Convention Name
Chicago Land Comic Con
Convention Website Address
https://geekinccomics.com/convention/chicago-land
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/15/2017
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/16/2017
About This Convention
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That’s right fans, Mighty Con is bringing an all new, all gigantic, and all affordable weekend long comic convention to Chicago! This July 15th and 16th, it’s time to bring the whole family out to the Chicago Land Comic Con! With an incredible 40,000 square feet of geeky goodness, the Chicago Land Comic Con will feature over 300 tables of artists, vendors, and special guests. But we’re also bringing cash prize cosplay contests, video and table top gaming tournaments, and a whole weekend of fun!When Is The Comic Book Show?
Mighty Con takes place Saturday July 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and July 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where is the Comic Book Show?
Mighty Con’s Chicago Land Comic Con takes place at the Max, located at 4750 Vernon St, McCook, IL 60525

How much is the Comic Book Show?
Adults are just $8 for a single day, or $12 for a weekend pass, and kids 12 and under are FREE. But you don’t just get admission for that. Every person who attends Mighty Con gets a free comic book at the door to get their day started off right.

Venue Name and Address
The Max McCook
4750 Vernon St,
McCook, IL 60525
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
300
Projected Attendance
3,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Anime
Additional Categories
  • Comic Books

Chicago Land

IL – Worlds Collide Signing

Actor/author Chris Colfer, star of Glee, appears on Tuesday July 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM to present WORLDS COLLIDE, the latest novel in his Land of Stories series! Tickets available from Anderson’s Bookshop

Press Release:

The epic conclusion to Chris Colfer’s #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories. In the highly anticipated conclusion to the Land of Stories series, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters–heroes and villains–are no longer confined within their world

With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle yet. Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy tale world?

Breathtaking action mixed with laugh out loud moments and lots of heart will make this a gripping conclusion for many fans! The interactive presentation with Chris includes audience Q&A, TLOS Trivia, a costume contest, and prizes. He will pre-sign copies of Book 6, “The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide,” and your ticket secures you one of these pre-signed books.

EVENT DETAILS
This is an interactive presentation event with audience Q&A, TLOS trivia, a costume contest a prizes. Books will be pre-signed and there will be no line for live signing or photos.

Tickets are required for this event. Purchase Land of Stories 6: Worlds Collide to receive a ticket for the event. Companion tickets are also available and include a copy of any of the previous Land of Stories books.

You will also be able to purchase multiple copies of the book at the event and each copy of any of the books in the series also secures fans a chance to win a door prize which includes an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+ 1 guest each) who will get to meet him after the event, take photos, and have their books personalized.

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Wentz Concert Hall
171 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, Illinois 60540
(630) 637-7469

IL – Terms and Conditions Signing

Cartoonist R. Sikoryak signs at Quimby’s Bookstore on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

For his newest project, R. Sikoryak tackles the monstrously and infamously dense legal document, iTunes Terms and Conditions, the contract everyone agrees to but no one reads. In a word for word 94-page adaptation, Sikoryak hilariously turns the agreement on its head. Adapting the legalese of the iTunes Terms and Conditions into another medium seems like an unfathomable undertaking, yet Sikoryak creates a surprisingly readable document, far different from its original, purely textual incarnation and thus proving the accessibility and flexibility of comics.

AUTHOR BIO
Cartoonist R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly). His comics and illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, The Onion, GQ, MAD, SpongeBob Comics, and Nickelodeon Magazine, as well as on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Sikoryak is in the speakers program of the New York Council of the Humanities, and he teaches in the illustration department at Parsons The New School for Design and at The Center for Cartoon Studies. Since 1997, he’s presented his live cartoon slide show series, Carousel, around the United States and Canada. He lives in New York City with his wife, Kriota Willberg.

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Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

IL – The Chronicles of Fortune Launch Party

Press Release:

Challengers is excited to host four noted graphic novelists in a narrative panel discussion on Friday, June 30th at 6:00 PM, in celebration of Coco Picard’s “The Chronicles of Fortune” graphic novel. Fortuna. Allegedly “the greatest superhero in the world” she suffers from a bad case of ennui and as such is more or less ineffective.

Please join us as moderator NEIL BRIDEAU (Radiator Comics) talks with COCO PICARD (“The Chronicles of Fortune”), ANYA DAVIDSON (“Band for Life”), JESSICA CAMPBELL (“Hot or Not”) and MARNIE GALLOWAY (“In the Sounds and Seas”) on the narrative of comics, followed by a Q&A and signings. This event starts at 6:00pm on Friday, June 30th.

Coco Picard is the pen name of Caroline Picard an, artist, publisher and curator. Coco’s work has appeared in such publications as Tender Journal, Projecttile, Diner Journal, Everyday Genius, and Bicycle Review, and she has contributed multiple graphic adaptations to the The Graphic Canon project (Seven Stories Press). Coco’s alter-ego, Caroline is the Executive Director of The Green Lantern Press, a nonprofit publishing house, and Co-Director of Sector 2337, a hybrid artspace/bar/bookstore in Chicago, IL.

Marnie Galloway is a cartoonist & illustrator working in Chicago, Illinois. She was born in Austin, Texas and studied philosophy & logic at Smith College. Her debut graphic novel In the Sounds and Seas was published in 2016 by One Peace Books, a collection of the Xeric Award winning self-published series. It made the Notable Comics list in Best American Comics, and was mentioned in the Best Comics of 2016 round-up by the AV Club. Other comics of note include Particle/Wave, published by So What? Press, and Burrow, self-published with support from the Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

Jessica Campbell was raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and currently resides in Chicago, IL. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Concordia University (Montreal, QC). Campbell has recently exhibited solo and two-person exhibitions at The Sub-Mission (Chicago, IL); Roots & Culture (Chicago, IL); Trunk Show (Chicago, IL); Laroche/Joncas (Montreal, QC, Canada); and recent group exhibitions include Monique Meloche (Chicago, IL); The Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB, Canada); and the Onassis Cultural Center (Athens, Greece). She is a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute and DePaul University, and one of the organizers of the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE). Her most recent book, Hot or Not: 20th Century Male Artists, was released in September, 2016.

Anya Davidson is an artist, printmaker and musician living in Chicago. She’s the author of three graphic novels, including Band for Life from Fantagraphics Books.

Neil Brideau runs Radiator Comics, a distributor of hand-made and self-published comics. Radiator Comics recently published its first graphic novel, Coco Picard’s The Chronicles of Fortune. Neil worked for six years at Quimby’s Bookstore, and co-founded the Chicago Zine Fest, and the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. When he can, he draws kid-friendly comics, including his ongoing serialized coming-of-age adventure, The Plot!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

IL – Street Angel Signing

Jim Rugg, the creator of STREET ANGEL, is signing at Challengers! Jim will be at Challengers from 5pm to 7pm on Friday, June 23rd. He’ll be signing copies of his work, and everyone who buys one of his books during the event will get a free STREET ANGEL GANG print! Don’t miss out!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

IL – Curse Words Van Tour Kickoff Party

Writer Charles Soule (Daredevil, Letter 44) and artist Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts) appear at Challengers Comics on Friday, July 21st at 6:00 PM! Team CURSE WORDS will be travelling the United States during the Summer of ’17 in a decked out Wizard Van and Challengers is the Chicago stop– and the kickoff to the whole tour! They will also have an EXCLUSIVE hardcover collection from Image Comics.

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

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