IL – Voracious TPB Signing

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Local creators Markisan Naso and Jason Muhr of Action Lab: Danger Zone comics appear at Lazarus Pit Comics on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from noon till 3:00 PM signing and sketching for the release of the Voracious trade collection!

Jason will do a free sketch with the purchase of the book. Blank cover variants will be on sale for various titles (while supplies last). He is also taking preorders for a more detailed commission piece for $20. You have until 7 Aug to get your requests in. Let your imagination run wild! Jason’s art will not disappoint! Feel free to email or message the shop and I will make sure to get your request to Jason and he will have the art available for pickup at the event.

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The Lazarus Pit Comics
47 Highwood Ave, Highwood, Illinois 60040
(847) 926-7215

IL – Michael Moreci Signing

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Writer MICHAEL MORECI appears at Defiant Comics on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. He’ll be signing copies of his TWO new number one issues: SUICIDE SQUAD MOST WANTED: EL DIABLO & BOOMERANG #1 and REINCARNATE #1!

Suicide Squad (soon to be a major motion picture!) follows Boomerang and the Squad as they embark on a mission to take down a ruthless dictator within a small, unstable Central American nation, but when the mission goes awry, the Squad must jump in a helicopter and flee as all hell breaks loose. But amid the chaos, the team realizes one of them was accidentally left behind: Boomerang! How can he stay alive long enough to be rescued when a whole army wants him dead?

ReincarNate (soon to be a major television series!) focuses on down-on-his-luck private eye Nate McCoy. After being shot in the head during an investigation, Nate gains the ability to interact with versions of himself from past lives: Jameson, a wild west lawman, and Alan, a contract killer from the 1960s. With their help, Nate takes on the dangerous underworld, crooked cops, and scumbags, including El Panda, a criminal heavyweight who may have been responsible for the murder of his father.

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Defiant Comics
7234 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 771-3339

IL – Voracious TPB Signing

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Press Release:

Markisan Naso and Jason Muhr return to Challengers Comics to celebrate the release of the very first VORACIOUS collection on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 5:00 PM! VORACIOUS has been so successful that there will be a second series premiering in the fall, so if you grab the collection of volume 1 on Wednesday, August 10th you’ll be caught up just in time for volume 2! Plus, Markisan and Jason are really great guys AND are from Chicago, so you can feel extra good about buying their work! Civic pride, baby!

“Haunted by the death of his sister, NYC Chef Nate Willner has lost his desire to cook. Forced to move back to his tiny hometown in Utah, Nate’s life is quickly becoming a dead end. But when he unexpectedly inherits a time travel suit that takes him to the age of dinosaurs, Nate’s passion for cooking is reignited! With a little help from his knife-wielding Grandmother Maribel, and friends Starlee and Captain Jim, Nate opens a restaurant that secretly serves dinosaur meat. Can he survive long enough to make it a success and turn his life around?”

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

IL – Nightwing #1 Signing

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Writer Tim Seeley (Suicide Squad, Grayson) appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM to sign DC Comics’ NIGHTWING #1!

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

IL – Doctor Who Day 2016

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Artists Andrew Pepoy and Jason Millet sign at Graham Crackers Comics to celebrate Doctor Who Day on Saturday July 9, 2016 from noon till 3:00 PM! All Doctor Who merch is 12% off, cosplayers will get a SPECIAL WHOVIAN TREAT.

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

IL – I Hate Fairyland Signing

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Meet superstar writer and artist Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon, Wizard of Oz, Fortunately, The Milk) at Barnes & Noble on Saturday July 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM as he signs copies of his first volume of I HATE FAIRYLAND, an all-new series of adventure and mayhem. Follow Gert, a 40-year old woman trapped in a 6-year old’s body who has been stuck in the magical world of Fairyland for nearly 30 years.

Barnes & Noble
1701 E Empire, Bloomington, IL 61704
309-662-1506

IL – Star Wars Artist Signing

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Star Wars artist extraordinaire Dave Dorman (Dark Forces, Crimson Empire, Tales of the Jedi) appears at Alleycat Comics on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of Marvel’s HAN SOLO #1!

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

IL – Indeh Signing

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Press Release:

Anderson’s Bookshop is thrilled to welcome noted actor, screenwriter, director and author Ethan Hawke, and bestselling author Greg Ruth to the Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville to celebrate the release of Indeh on Saturday, June 11 at 5:30 PM! Tickets available at the link.

The authors will speak and take a few questions from the audience, then move into the signing portion of the evening.

Please note that there will NOT be a posed photo opportunity at this event! We will have someone available to take a candid photo of you with the authors with your camera/phone while you meet, but due to time constraints they will not be able to look up or pose for any photos. They will not be able to personalize books.

EVENT DETAILS
Please purchase your tickets through the Brown Paper Tickets HERE and bring your printed ticket to the event. Tickets are only available through this link and are not available in our stores or over the phone.

You will receive your book when you arrive at the event. They will NOT be available for pick up before that time. Books purchased at other vendors are not permitted in the signing line.

PLEASE NOTE that this event follows the author’s and publisher’s wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books. Anderson’s Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event. Your understanding is appreciated.

The year is 1872. The place, the Apache nations, a region torn apart by decades of war. INDEH captures the deeply rich narrative of two nations at war-as told through the eyes of Naiches and Geronimo-who then try to find peace and forgiveness. INDEH not only paints a picture of some of the most magnificent characters in the history of our country, but it also reveals the spiritual and emotional cost of the Apache Wars. Based on exhaustive research, INDEH offers a remarkable glimpse into the raw themes of cultural differences, the horrors of war, the search for peace, and, ultimately, retribution. The Apache left an indelible mark on our perceptions about the American West, and INDEH shows us why.

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Wentz Concert Hall
171 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, Illinois 60540
(630) 637-7469

IL – Kramers Ergot 9 Signing

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Press Release:

CAKE is excited to present a signing event on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM for Kramers Ergot 9, with CAKE Special Guest Sammy Harkham. Joining the signing will be contributors Andy Burkholder, Anya Davidson, Kevin Huizenga, Patrick Kyle, John Pham, and Lale Westvind.

“I think this is the best issue yet and I couldn’t be happier doing it with any other publisher. Fantagraphics is the place where the best of the low brow and the literary strands of comics are equally represented and cherished on their own terms, and that’s something I have always strived for with Kramers, as well. So it’s a great fit.” – Sammy Harkam

Since Kramers Ergot ‘s inception in 2000, it has introduced new talents and solidified aesthetics; each volume is an of-the-moment, state-of-the-medium manifesto. This anthology has always been a reflection of creator/editor Sammy Harkham’s comics passions, both past and future. Kramers Ergot 9 gathers many of the best and brightest together in one giant, oversized collection.

Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE], a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alternative comics’ most talented artists– past, present and future. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers. The Fifth Annual CAKE will take place on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2016, at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Ave. in Chicago. For more info about CAKE: cakechicago.com & Max Morris cakeexpo(at)gmail(dot)com.

This event is sponsored by Revolution Brewery, and will have refreshments provided while supplies last.

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

5th Annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)

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Press Release:

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE), a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, returns to Chicago for its fifth year on Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, 2016, from 11am to 6pm, with over 200 local, national, and international exhibitors at the Center on Halsted, located at 3656 North Halsted Avenue. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions, and more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue among independent artists, small presses, publishers, and readers.

Free and open to the public, CAKE celebrates the diverse community of underground and alternative comics artists, publishers, and fans, both in Chicago and the United States, as well as the rest of the world. Comics, prints, and other artwork will be available for purchase, and in addition to the expo itself, several off-site events will occur throughout the weekend.

In addition to art for sale, the expo also features workshops, exhibitions, and panel discussions with special guests Chester Brown, Tyrell Cannon, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Sammy Harkham, Cathy G. Johnson, Laura Park, Patrick Kyle, Trina Robbins, and Leslie Stein. Independent publishers appearing at CAKE include 2D Cloud, Alternative Comics, Drawn & Quarterly, Fantagraphics Books, Koyama Press, Retrofit Comics, Secret Acres, and a number of Chicago-based publishers. For a full list of this year’s exhibitors, visit the website.

CAKE is an independent, not-for-profit, volunteer-run organization and would not be possible without the help of generous donations from supporters and sponsors, including Blick Art Materials, Busy Beaver Button Company, the Center on Halsted, Graham Crackers Comics, Challengers Comics, Halfwit Coffee, Print Ninja, Quimby’s Books, and Spudnik Press Cooperative.

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For more information about the expo, please visit www.cakechicago.com.

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