Artist Christopher Mitten signs at Challengers Comics on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm!
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Actor Robert Englund, Freddy Krueger himself, hosts screenings at the Hollywood Cinemas for Halloween weekend!
Ryan Browne, creator of GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS, appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 7:00pm to sign copies of his brand new soft cover collection. Plus their Halloween party will be the same night, bonus points for anyone dressed as one of Browne’s characters!
Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
Barnes & Noble – Spring Hill Mall
1468 Springhill Mall Blvd, West Dundee, IL 60118
Cartoonist Peter Bagge signs his new book at Quimby’s on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 7:00 pm!
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Legendary cartoonist Jeff Smith, creator of Bone and RASL, appears at Chicago Comics on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 6:00 till 8:00 pm for signing, sketching, and story-telling mayhem! It will be packed so show up early!
3244 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657
Joyce Rice and Kat Leyh of Symbolia Magazine appear at Quimby’s Bookstore on Thursday, August 29th at 7:00 pm.
Symbolia is a tablet magazine of illustrated journalism that pairs incendiary reporting with thoughtful illustration and comics, the first digital journal solely dedicated to the form. Symbolia was founded by Erin Polgreen Joyce Rice. Deanna Zandt wrote for Forbes that, “Symbolia has accomplished two major feats: elevated the status of illustrated, sequential art as a form in a neglected space, and created a new space for us to reimagine what journalism can look – and feel – like.”
Joyce Rice collaborates with artists to craft intriguing narratives that merge audio, animation, and hand illustration with high-quality journalism. A seasoned illustrator and interactive designer – and a specialist in sequential storytelling, interactive content and publication design – she’s cofounder and creative director of the digital magazine Symbolia. Joyce publishes comics and drawings in a variety of independent magazines and comics anthologies, and has been self-publishing an ongoing diary comic – Bird Wizards! – since 2008. Her work has appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, has been written about in FastCo., Poynter, and other outlets, and she has spoken about the intersection of comics and journalism at the Michigan State University Comics Forum.
Kat Leyh is a Chicago-based illustrator who somehow manages to draw for a living. When she’s not doing that, she creates comics for fun. A few of Leyh’s comics have been published by Yeti Press Comics, and you can view more of her work at www.KatLeyh.com.
Laydeez do Comics is a unique salon with a focus on graphic works based on life narrative, the drama of the domestic, and the everyday. Invited guest speakers have 10-20 minute slots to present works/ideas followed by a Q&A. Launched in London in July 2009, the group has now expanded to other cities, including Chicago. Quimby’s hosts the Chicago chapter and it is usually the last Thursday of every month. For August the meeting is on Thurs, Aug 29th at 7pm.
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Florida Supercon adds John Romita Sr. and Tom DeFalco, New York Comic Con adds Ryan North and Kate Beaton, and Wizard World Chicago Comic Con and D23 Expo wrap up.
Writer Gregg Hurwitz goes on tour next week to promote his new thriller Tell No Lies.
August 17th, 5:30pm: Scottsdale, AZ - The Poisoned Pen - Talk and Signing
August 20th, 7:00 pm: Houston, TX – Murder by the Book - Book Launch
August 22nd, 7:00 pm: Brentwood, CA - Diesel - LA Book Launch Party
August 26th, 6:30 pm: Chicago, IL - Tuscan Market Book Club - Featured Author
August 28th, 7:00 pm: Strongsville, OH – Cuyahoga Public Library - Talk and Signing
September 7th, 10:00am: Orange, CA - Book Carnival - Signing
September 7th, 11:00am: Huntington Beach, CA - Mystery Ink - Signing
September 7th at 3:00pm: San Diego, CA - Mysterious Galaxy - Talk and Signing
September 11th, 7:00 pm: Berkeley, CA - Janet Rudolph’s Literary Salon - Featured Author
September 12th, 7:00pm: Palo Alto, CA - Books Inc. - Talk and Signing
September 14th, 2:00pm: San Jose, CA - Barnes and Noble - Talk and Signing
Emerald City Comicon gets Stephen Amell, NYCC gets JMS (and lots more), Wizard World Chicago starts, and Boston Comic Con wraps up.