IL – The Life After Signing

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Writer Joshua Fialkov and artist Gabriel Bautista appear at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, July 12th at 6:00 pm for the launch of their new comic THE LIFE AFTER from ONI PRESS.

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

IL – Rocket Raccoon #1 Signing

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Writer/artist SKOTTIE YOUNG appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, July 5th, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm for the debut of his new ROCKET RACCOON series from Marvel!

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

IL – Doctor Who Companion Signing

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Actress Sophie Aldred (Doctor Who’s Ace) appears at Daily Star Comics on Saturday June 14th for a signing! She will be signing autographs and doing Photo Ops! There will be a Q & A as well!

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Daily Star Comics
300 West 10th Street, Metropolis, IL 62960
(618) 524-1033

IL – Andre the Giant: Life and Legend Signing

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Cartoonist Box Brown, creator of ANDRE THE GIANT: LIFE AND LEGEND, will be at Challengers from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday, June 12th.

And that’s not all! The after-party follows at 8:00pm at THE SQUARED CIRCLE restaurant, 2418 N Ashland (Ashland and Fullerton). Come hungry.

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

IL – Maakies Signing

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Cartoonist Tony Millionaire signs at Graham Cracker Comics on Friday May 30th from 5:00 till 7:00 pm!

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

IL – Chew/Revival/Umbral Signing

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TIM SEELEY, MIKE NORTON, and JENNY FRISON (for the CHEW/REVIVAL crossover)  and CHRISTOPHER MITTEN (for the first UMBRAL collection) appear at Challengers Comics on Wednesday May 28th at 5:00 pm!

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

IL – Zita the Spacegirl Signing

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Ben Hatke, author of the Zita the Spacegirl series, appears at 57th Street Books on Thursday, May 15th from 5:00 till 6:00 pm to read from and sign copies of the third and final installment in the Zita series, The Return of Zita the Spacegirl! This event is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement as part of the UChicago Engages series.

About The Return of Zita the Spacegirl:
Ben Hatke brings back our intrepid space heroine for another delightful sci-fi/fantasy adventure in this New York Times‑Bestselling graphic novel trilogy for middle grade readers. Zita the Spacegirl has saved planets, battled monsters, and wrestled with interplanetary fame. But she faces her biggest challenge yet in the third and final installment of the Zita adventures. Wrongfully imprisoned on a penitentiary planet, Zita has to plot the galaxy’s greatest jailbreak before the evil prison warden can execute his plan of interstellar domination!

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57th Street Books
1301 E 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 684-1300

IL – Becky Cloonan Art Show

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Becky Cloonan returns to Challengers on Friday, May 16th for a ONE-NIGHT ART SHOW, celebrating the release of True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys in a new collected book and her mini-comics collection By Chance Or Providence! Art show and signing run 6pm to 10pm! New Print! Bookplate! All sorts of Becky goodness! Be here!

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

IL – Gail Simone Signs

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Writer Gail Simone (Tomb Raider, Red Sonja) signs at Third Coast Comics on Monday April 28th from 5:00 till 9:00 pm.

Third Coast Comics
6234 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660

Hero Initiative Breezes into C2E2 2014 with Brian Azzarello, Israel Idonije…

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative breezes into the Windy city of Chicago for C2E2 With special Guest Brian Azzarello

Los Angeles (April 10, 2014) - Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, breezes into the windy of Chicago to attend the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, also known as C2E2, located at McCormick Place April 25-27. Joining us is the well-known writer of 100 Bullets and Wonder Woman, Brian Azzarello! Hero’s booth, #836, will be the ONLY place Azzarello is doing signings. Brian will be at the Hero booth:

Friday, April 25, 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 27, 12:30 p.m-1:30 p.m. and again 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

On Sunday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., make sure you head to the Sharp Comics booth, #1317. Artist Bob Layton will be signing Gold Key/Dynamite Comics variant covers for Hero at the booth!

And you can celebrate the return of defensive end Israel Idonije to the Chicago Bears with signed Protectors prints for $25! The prints are signed by Idonije, plus Ron Marz and Bart Sears, the writer and artist of Protectors from Athleta Comics.

While at the booth, check out Hero’s AMAZING $1 specials—you can get the Marvel Apes #1 Hero Initiative variant or the 152-page ACTOR Comics Presents for just $1 each! Supplies are limited, and one of each per customer, please!

And check out the many Hero Initiative ambassadors throughout the floor who will be raising money for Hero at their own booths: Mark Bagley, Hillary Barta, Chris Burnham, Amanda Conner, Jenny Frison, Chris Giarrusso, Bryan JL Glass, Gene Ha, Phil Hester, Dan Jurgens, Scott Kolins, Paul Mounts, Mike Norton, Greg Pak, Ande Parks, Jimmy Palmiotti, Mike Perkins, Brian Pulido, Gordon Purcell, Chris Samnee, Alex Saviuk, Tim Seeley, Nicola Scott, Billy Tucci, Skottie Young, and Chrissie Zullo!

See you THERE!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

 

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