IL – Santa’s Husband Signing

Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, How to Win at Everything, Doorman, Quantum and Woody, etc.) appears at Challengers Comics on Saturday, November 25th, 2017 at 1:00 PM for the release of SANTA’S HUSBAND!

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

IL – Wrapped Up Signing

Dave Scheidt appears at Alleycat Comics on Saturday, November 18th from noon till 4:00 PM to sign his latest creation Wrapped Up!

DAVE SCHEIDT is a radical dude from Chicago, Illinois. When he’s not writing comic books he enjoys eating pizza. He is often mistaken for the elusive Sasquatch. He is the writer and co-creator of Spooky Sleepover, a collection of all ages horror stories as well as the creator of Minimum Wage Mummy. He is a regular contributor to Aw Yeah Comics and has written Adventure Time for Boom! Studios.

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Alleycat Comics
5304 N. Clark Street Rear, Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 907-3404

IL – Tales of the Night Watchman #7 Signing

Writer Dave Kelly and artist Brett Hobson appear at Comix Revolution on Saturday, November 18th at 1:00 PM to sign Tales of the Night Watchman #7!

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Comix Revolution
606 Davis Street, Evanston, Illinois 60201
(847) 866-8659

IL – Krysten Ritter Signing

Actress Krysten Ritter (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, The Defenders) appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Friday, November 10th at 7:00 PM to speak about and sign copies of her debut thriller, Bonfire. Tickets and further details available at the link…

From actress, producer, and writer, Krysten Ritter, a psychological suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption

It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.

But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town’s most high-profile company and economic heart, Abby begins to find strange connections to Barrens’ biggest scandal from more than a decade ago involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her closest friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.

Abby knows the key to solving any case lies in the weak spots, the unanswered questions. But as she tries desperately to find out what really happened to Kaycee, troubling memories begin to resurface and she begins to doubt her own observations. And when she unearths an even more disturbing secret—a ritual called “The Game,” it will threaten the reputations, and lives, of the community and risk exposing a darkness that may consume her.

With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote, rural town of just five claustrophobic miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of what happens when your past and present collide.

ABOUT KRYSTEN RITTER

Krysten Ritter is well known for her starring roles in the award winning Netflix original series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and The Defenders, and cult favorite, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, as well as her pivotal role on AMC’s Breaking Bad. Krysten’s work on film includes Big Eyes, Listen Up Philip, Life Happens, Confessions of a Shopaholic and She’s Out of My League. She is the founder of Silent Machine, a production company which aims to highlight complex female protagonists. Ritter and her dog Mikey split their time between New York and Los Angeles.

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Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

IL – Moonlighters Signing

Writer Katie Schenkel, creator of Moonlighters, appears at Graham Crackers Comics on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from noon till 2:00 PM.

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

IL – Monograph Signing

Cartoonist Chris Ware appears at Quimby’s Bookstore on Friday, November 3rd at 7:00 PM to sign MONOGRAPH!

While Chris Ware’s singular body of work is often categorized as comics, his writing/drawing defies classification. Whether he’s creating graphic novels, making paintings or building sculptures, Ware explores social isolation, emotional pain and human desperation with a fine visual clarity and uncertain mnemonic organization, the end result being intentionally empathetic and complex. Like Charles Schulz, Art Spiegelman and R. Crumb before him, Ware has attempted to elevate cartooning to a fine art form.

MONOGRAPH is a personal, never-before-seen look at how the artist’s private and work life intersect, beginning with the influence of his newspaper family to his art school days in Austin and Chicago to his life from the early 1990s to the present day. The book delves into how, as a storyteller and builder, Ware’s work in three dimensions feeds into the thinking of his finely textured narrative art, offering a prismatic look at his work, including rarely-seen early attempts, previously unpublished strips and notes, all serving as a window into how artwork made for reproduction is still fundamentally “art.”

About the Author: Chris Ware is a contributor to the New Yorker, and his “Building Stories” was selected as a best book of the year by both the New York Times and Time magazine. Ira Glass is the creator and producer of the radio program This American Life. Françoise Mouly is the publisher of TOON Books and the art editor of the New Yorker. Art Spiegelman is the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Maus.

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

SC – Aftershock Comics Signing

Joe Pruett (Black-Eyed Kids) and Paul Jenkins (Alters, Replica) appear at Borderlands Comics on clock
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 5:00 till 7:00 PM.

Joe Pruett, Aftershock Comics‘ Publisher/CCO, is an Eisner award winning comic book editor, publisher, and writer with over 25 years of experience. Joe was nominated for numerous Eisner and Harvey awards as a writer, editor and publisher, including for his work on Negative Burn at Caliber Comics. He is also known for his work at Marvel, where he wrote for X-Men Unlimited, Wolverine, and Cable. Joe founded Desperado Publishing in 2004, which had a publishing partnership with Image Comics and IDW.

Paul Jenkins has been creating, writing and building franchises for over twenty years in the graphic novel, film and videogame industries. Over the last two decades Paul has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of literally hundreds of world-renowned, recognizable entertainment icons.

From his employment with the creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the age of 22 to his preeminent status as an IP creator, Paul has provided entertainment to the world through hundreds of print publications, films, video games, film and new media. With six Platinum-selling video games, a Number One MTV Music Video, an Eisner Award, Five Wizard Fan Awards, and multiple Best Selling Graphic Novels, Paul Jenkins is synonymous with success. He has enjoyed recognition on the New York Times bestseller list, has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards, and has been the recipient of a government-sponsored Prism Award for his contributions in storytelling and characterization.

Paul’s extensive list of comic book credits include Batman and Hellblazer for DC Comics; Inhumans, Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Wolverine: Origin, Civil War: Frontlines, Captain America: Theater of War, and The Sentry for Marvel Comics; and Spawn for Image Comics.

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Borderlands Comics & Games
1434 Laurens Road, Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 235-3488

IL – House of Women Signing

Cartoonist Sophie Goldstein (The Oven) appears at Chicago Comics on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 5:00 PM to sign her newest graphic novel House of Women, published by Fantagraphics Books.

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Chicago Comics
3244 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 528-1983

IL – Pashmina Signing

Nidhi Chanani appears at Anderson’s Bookshop on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a presentation and signing of her debut graphic novel Pashmina.

About PASHMINA:
Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions–the topic of India is permanently closed.

For Pri, her mother’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew.

In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.

ABOUT NIDHI CHANANI:

Nidhi Chanani was born in Kolkata, India, and raised in Southern California. She holds a degree in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She creates illustrations that capture the love in everyday moments. In 2012 she was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change for her art. Her illustrations are sold in boutiques along the West Coast and she’s worked with companies like Disney and Hasbro. Nidhi lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, daughter, and two cats. Pashmina is her first graphic novel.

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Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2665

IL – Mae Signing

Writer/artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, JLA, Forty-Niners) appears at One Stop Comics on Saturday, October 14th at 3:30 PM to sign MAE from Dark Horse Comics.

NY Times best selling comic book artist Gene Ha is best known for his work with writer Alan Moore, Top 10 and its prequel The Forty-Niners. He has won 4 Eisner awards, the highest honor in American comics. He writes and draws the comic book Mae. It’s the story of Mae Fortell, a girl who follows her long missing sister Abbie to a world of mad science and mystery.

One Stop Comics
111 S Ridgeland Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302-2919
(708) 524-2287

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