IL – Ordinary People Change the World Signing

Author Brad Meltzer (Identity Crisis, Green Arrow) appears at The Book Stall on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 4:30 PM to sign the latest books in the Ordinary People Change the World series, I AM GHANDI and I AM SACAGAWEA.

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle and several other top selling political thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad has been on the bestseller list for his nonfiction, advice, children’s books, and graphic books. He is the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2. He earned his law degree from Columbia University, where he was on the Columbia Law Review.

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The Book Stall
811 Elm St, Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-8880

IL – Albert The Alien Launch Party

Aw Yeah Comics welcomes Trevor Mueller and Gabriel Bautista on Saturday, September 30th from noon till 2:00 PM to celebrate the release of the newest volume for their series, Albert The Alien. Plus, join us for a kids workshop on how to make your own Alien! Also, the first 100 people that make a purchase will get a free Albert the Alien Comic!

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Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
847-423-2916

IL – The Realm #1 Signing

Jeremy Haun appears at Challengers Comics on Saturday, September 30th at 1:00pm to sign THE REALM #1 from Image Comics.

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

IL – Pooetry Release Party

Press Release: 

Join us Challengers Comics in welcoming Tyler Paterson and Sarah Shockey to celebrate the release of their new book, “Pooetry: Poems, Pictures and Prose Made During One of Life’s Most Intimate Moments”. Yup, it’s exactly what it sounds like.

This is a release party so there will be adult beverages, mingling, readings from the book by the authors, and more! Copies of the book will be on hand to purchase, as well of copies of “Pooetry by You & Me” (the blank companion version to put by the toilet and write your own). Hand washing is optional, but encouraged.

This event starts at 7:00 PM on Friday, September 29th, 2017.

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

IL – Harley Quinn Day 2017 Signing

Tim Seeley, Sheika Lugtu, and Andrea Bell appear at Challengers Comics on Saturday, September 23rd at 11:00 AM to celebrate HARLEY QUINN DAY!

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

IL – Fetch Signing

Nicole J. Georges appears at Quimby’s Bookstore on Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 PM to sign her new memoir Fetch. Comics art superstars Jessica Campbell (Hot or Not, Koyama Press) and Gina Wynbrandt (Someone Please Have Sex With Me, 2dcloud) will provide added voices for this event!

From an award-winning artist, a memoir of life with a difficult, beloved dog that will resonate with anybody who has ever had a less than perfectly behaved pet.

When Nicole Georges was sixteen she adopted Beija, a dysfunctional shar-pei/corgi mix—a troublesome combination of tiny and attack, just like teenaged Nicole herself. For the next fifteen years, Beija would be the one constant in her life. Through depression, relationships gone awry, and an unmoored young adulthood played out against the backdrop of the Portland punk scene, Beija was there, wearing her “Don’t Pet Me” bandana.

Georges’s gorgeous graphic novel Fetch chronicles their symbiotic, codependent relationship and probes what it means to care for and be responsible to another living thing—a living thing that occasionally lunges at toddlers. Nicole turns to vets, dog whisperers, and even a pet psychic for help, but it is the moments of accommodation, adaption, and compassion that sustain them. Nicole never successfully taught Beija “sit,” but in the end, Beija taught Nicole how to stay.

Nicole J. Georges is a professor, writer, and illustrator, who has been publishing her own zines and comics for twenty years. She is the author of the Lambda Award–winning graphic memoir Calling Dr. Laura and the diary comic Invincible Summer. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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

Dupage Comic Con (November 2017)

September 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention Profiles, Illinois

Convention Name
Dupage Comic Con
Convention Website Address
https://mightyconshows.com/show/dupage
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/11/2017
About This Convention
Greetings Earthlings! Mighty Con is coming back to its home turf in Dupage, IL! November 11th, Mighty Con is setting up shop at the Dupage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, Illinois. The Dupage Mighty Con’s huge facilities will feature over 100 artist tables, vendor booths, and special guests. But we’re also bringing cash prize cosplay contests, video and table top gaming tournaments, and a whole weekend of fun!
Venue Name and Address
Dupage Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
150
Projected Attendance
1,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books

Dupage Comic Con

IL – Gravetrancers Signing

Writer M.L. Miller appears at Challengers Comics on Wednesday, September 27th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for a signing of the first issue of his new series from Black Mask Studios, GRAVETRANCERS!

GRAVETRANCERS is about Maribel and Anthony who are in search of the grave of their dead father, not knowing that they are stumbling into a graveyard owned by an eccentric clan of grave-robbers who’ve devised a highly-addictive drug made from human remains–and the fresher the corpse, the stronger the dose. What started out as an attempt to reconnect with the past becomes a descent into a psychedelic, neon-colored nightmare—will Maribel and Anthony find their way through the hallucinogens or will they become the next hit?

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

IL – No Plan B: The Art of Michael Avon Oeming Signing

John Siuntres (of the Word Balloon podcast) appears at Challengers Comics for a celebration of the new book, NO PLAN B: The Art of Michael Avon Oeming.

Michael Avon Oeming never prepared for any way to make a living other than drawing. Now the co-creator of Powers, United States of Murder Inc., Takio, Mice Templar, and more offers an in-depth look into his artistic archives, the creative process, and a career that has touched every corner of the comics industry over the last thirty years, with an interview with John Siuntres of the Word Balloon podcast about long-term creative partnerships and explores the secrets of thriving through the ups and downs of the comics industry.

John will be on hand to sign copies of the book and to talk about Michael’s work, and, pretty much anything else, on Wednesday, August 30th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

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

IL – Jack Kirby’s Centennial Celebration Signing

Daniel Warren Johnson, Luke Smarto, Tom Kelly, BD Mead, Alex Rosado, Don Cardenas, and Rob Schamberger appear at Challengers Comics on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 to celebrate Jack “The King” Kirby’s 100th birthday.  All work will be for sale and 100% of the money raised goes to Kirby4Heroes.

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

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