IL – Painting with the Force

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Legendary Star Wars artist Dave Dorman appears on Saturday, November 2nd, from noon till 2:00pm for a special painting demonstration! This event is free to attend, with seating on a first come first serve basis.

About the Artist:
Dave has produced artwork for comic book legends such as DC Comics, and has received the Eisner Award for top achievement in comic books. He is a regular at numerous comic book conventions across the United States, frequently recognized for his work. For more information about Dave, his work, and his career check out his artist website below.

Blick Art Materials
79 Danada Square E Shopping Center Wheaton, IL 60189

IL – Sin Titulo Signing

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Creator Cameron Stewart signs at Challengers Comics on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm for the Sin Titulo tour!

Plus Christopher Mitten signs the same day!

RSVP on Facebook!

Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

IL – Umbral Signing

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Artist Christopher Mitten signs at Challengers Comics on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm!

PLUS Cameron Stewart signs the same day!

RSVP on Facebook!

Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

IL – Freddy Krueger Screenings

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Actor Robert Englund, Freddy Krueger himself, hosts screenings at the Hollywood Cinemas for Halloween weekend!

Details at the link!

IL – God Hates Astronauts Signing

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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!

RSVP on Facebook!

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

IL – Star Wars Reads Day 2013

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Artist Dave Dorman signs at Barnes & Noble this Saturday October 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm for Star Wars Reads Day! There will be costume contests, trivia, crafts and more throughout the afternoon!

Barnes & Noble – Spring Hill Mall
1468 Springhill Mall Blvd, West Dundee, IL 60118
847-426-5614

IL – Woman Rebel Signing

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Cartoonist Peter Bagge signs his new book at Quimby’s on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at 7:00 pm!

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

IL – Bone Signing

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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!

RSVP on Facebook!

Chicago Comics
3244 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657

IL – Laydeez Do Comics

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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.”

Speaker Bios:
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.

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

Scene on the Web Weekly: August 12-18, 2013

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.


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