IL – The Adventures of Fat Rice Signing

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Chefs/authors Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo and illustrator Sarah Becan appear at Challengers Comics on Friday, December 2nd at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of The Adventures of Fat Rice, a one-of-a-kind illustrated cookbook. 

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

IL – Super Powers #1 Signing

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Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans, Aw Yeah Comics) appears at Challengers Comics on Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM to sign Super Powers #1 from DC Comics!

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

IL – Moonshine #1 Signing

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Writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Dark Knight III) appears at Challengers Comics on Saturday November 19th (Time TBA) to celebrate Local Comic Shop Day and sign the first issue of his new Image series MOONSHINE, for which Challengers has an exclusive Frank Miller B&W variant cover!

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

IL – Batman Day 2016 Signing

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Nightwing writer Tim Seeley and artists Alex Rosado, BD Mead, and Luke Smarto appear at Challengers Comics on Saturday, September 17, 2016 for their Batman Day 2016 celebration!

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

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

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.

IL – Something New Signing

Cartoonist Lucy Knisley (Relish, French Milk) appears at Challengers Comics on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 5:00 till 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of SOMETHING NEW!

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

IL – Brobots Release Party

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Artist and co-creator SEAN DOVE appears at Challengers Comics on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 6:00 till 9:00 PM to celebrate the release of BROBOTS!

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

IL – Beasts of Burden Signing

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Artist Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, The Sandman) returns to Challengers Comics for a release day signing for the brand new BEASTS OF BURDEN one-shot “WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN” on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 5:00 till 7:00 PM!

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

IL – Free Comic Book Day 2016 Signing

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TIM SEELEY, LUKE SMARTO and RYAN BROWNE will be signing at Challengers Comics all day on Saturday May 7, 2016 for Free Comic Book Day!

ZACH LEHNER, artist of the “JUNIOR BRAVES OF THE APOCALYPSE” Free Comic Book Day comic from Oni Press will also be signing! Junior Braves is the perfect younger-readers zombie book for those too young for the Walking Dead.

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

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