IL – Am I There Yet? Signing

Press Release:

Join us in the Studio on Sunday, June 3rd as we welcome writer & illustrator Mari Andrew to share her story of working through life’s difficult challenges. Moderated by our dear friend Anjali Pinto, we’ll hear about Mari’s creative journey and how she turned her life’s detours into an amazing body of work that is equal parts hilarious and real.

We’ll also get the chance to talk about Mari’s new book: Am I There Yet?, a collection of brand new doodles & stories dedicated to her personal journey. If you don’t have the book yet – we’ve got you covered! City Lit Books will be selling copies that you can have signed by the author.

1pm – 1:15pm: welcome & mingle
1:15pm – 2pm: conversation with Mari Andrew
2pm – 2:30pm: Q&A
2:30pm – 3pm: book purchasing & signing
3pm – infinity: go get messy, make mistakes, live in the process, embrace the journey, share your story.

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Low Res Studio
1821 West Hubbard Street #203, Chicago, Illinois 60622

Star Wars Celebration 2019 is going to the Windy City!

As announced on The Star Wars Show, next year’s 2019 Star Wars Celebration will launch into hyperdrive from April 11-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago. And the Celebration will continue the tradition with a little boost from Solo: A Star Wars Story and The Last Jedi!

Tickets go on sale June 5th!

Watch the announcement below! For more info on Star Wars Celebration 2019 visit HERE!

IL – Spectacle Launch Party

Megan Rose Gedris appears at Challengers Comics on Friday, May 25th at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of the brand new Oni Press graphic novel Spectacle.

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

IL – Adventure Time 100 Project Signing

Artists Gene Ha, Jenny Frison, and Tim Seeley appear at Challengers Comics on Saturday, June 2nd at 5:00 PM to sign Adventure Time 100 to benefit the Hero Initiative!

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

IL – Georgia Webber Reads From Dumb: Living Without a Voice

Georgia Webber appears at Quimby’s Bookstore presents DUMB: Living Without a Voice on Thursday, May 31st at 7:00 PM.

Toronto-based cartoonist Georgia Webber’s new book, Dumb: Living Without a Voice (Fantagraphics Books), Part memoir, part medical cautionary tale, Dumb tells the story of how the book’s author copes with the everyday challenges that come with voicelessness. Webber adroitly uses the comics medium to convey the practical hurdles she faced as well as the fear and dread that accompanied her increasingly lonely journey to regain her life. Her raw cartooning style, occasionally devolving into chaotic scribbles, splotches of ink, and overlapping montages, perfectly captures her frustration and anxiety. But her ordeal ultimately becomes a hopeful story. Throughout, she learns to lean on the support of her close friends, finds self-expression in creating comics, and comes to understand and appreciate how deeply her voice and identity are intertwined.

Georgia Webber is a cartoonist living in Toronto, where she is a freelance comics in addition to editing the comics section of carte blanche. She is best known for Dumb, her autobiographical comics series about living with a vocal disability.

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Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

IL – Imaginary Fiends Signing

Chimera’s Comics welcomes legendary comic writer and artist Tim Seeley to our LaGrange store for a special signing and meet-n-greet on Saturday, May 19th at 1:00 PM!

Tim’s work has spanned across multiple labels, from Marvel to DC Comics to Image Comics and more, with hit titles like Nightwing, Green Lanterns, Hack/Slash, Revival, Guardians of the Galaxy: Team-Up and tons beyond that! We’ll have a selection of his works available for purchase, including his latest big book, Imaginary Fiends from Vertigo Comics.

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Chimera’s Comics
19 S La Grange Road, La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-1230

IL – TMNT Urban Legends Signing

Local comic artist Frank Fosco returns to Amazing Fantasy in Frankfort to celebrate the the release of TMNT Urban Legends #1!

Grab a copy of TMNT Urban Legends to get it signed by interior and cover artist Frank Fosco! He will be at the shop on the day the issue releases, Wednesday May 16th from 6pm-8pm. Signatures are free!

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Amazing Fantasy Books and Comics
20505 S. La Grange Road, Frankfort, IL 60423

IL – FCBD 2018: Third Coast Comics

Third Coast Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018 with special guests, including:

Sean Dove 
George Gant
Tom Kelly
Lucy Knisley
Jonathan La Mantia
Joel Siegel
Ed Witt
John Ashton Golden
Justine Savage

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Third Coast Comics
6443 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, Illinois 60626
(847) 863-7450

IL – FCBD 2018: Dreamland Comics

Russell Lissau (The Batman Strikes, Old Wounds), Trevor Mueller (Albert the Alien, Reading With Pictures) and Mark Stegbauer (Ghoul Scouts, Dinner at Dante’s) appear at Dreamland Comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 10:00 AM till 3:00 PM!

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Dreamland Comics
105 W. Rockland Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 680-0727

IL – FCBD 2018: Alleycat Comics

Alleycat Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018 with special guests:

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


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