IL – The Realm #1 Signing

Jeremy Haun appears at Challengers Comics on Saturday, September 30th at 1:00pm to sign THE REALM #1 from Image Comics.

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

IL – Pooetry Release Party

Press Release: 

Join us Challengers Comics in welcoming Tyler Paterson and Sarah Shockey to celebrate the release of their new book, “Pooetry: Poems, Pictures and Prose Made During One of Life’s Most Intimate Moments”. Yup, it’s exactly what it sounds like.

This is a release party so there will be adult beverages, mingling, readings from the book by the authors, and more! Copies of the book will be on hand to purchase, as well of copies of “Pooetry by You & Me” (the blank companion version to put by the toilet and write your own). Hand washing is optional, but encouraged.

This event starts at 7:00 PM on Friday, September 29th, 2017.

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

IL – Harley Quinn Day 2017 Signing

Tim Seeley, Sheika Lugtu, and Andrea Bell appear at Challengers Comics on Saturday, September 23rd at 11:00 AM to celebrate HARLEY QUINN DAY!

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

IL – No Plan B: The Art of Michael Avon Oeming Signing

John Siuntres (of the Word Balloon podcast) appears at Challengers Comics for a celebration of the new book, NO PLAN B: The Art of Michael Avon Oeming.

Michael Avon Oeming never prepared for any way to make a living other than drawing. Now the co-creator of Powers, United States of Murder Inc., Takio, Mice Templar, and more offers an in-depth look into his artistic archives, the creative process, and a career that has touched every corner of the comics industry over the last thirty years, with an interview with John Siuntres of the Word Balloon podcast about long-term creative partnerships and explores the secrets of thriving through the ups and downs of the comics industry.

John will be on hand to sign copies of the book and to talk about Michael’s work, and, pretty much anything else, on Wednesday, August 30th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

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

IL – Jack Kirby’s Centennial Celebration Signing

Daniel Warren Johnson, Luke Smarto, Tom Kelly, BD Mead, Alex Rosado, Don Cardenas, and Rob Schamberger appear at Challengers Comics on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 to celebrate Jack “The King” Kirby’s 100th birthday.  All work will be for sale and 100% of the money raised goes to Kirby4Heroes.

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

IL – Let Some Word That Is Heard Be Yours Signing

Alex Nall appears at Challengers Comics on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM to sign copies of Let Some Word That Is Heard Be Yours.

Let Some Word That Is Heard Be Yours is a wonderful 50-page color graphic novel that focuses on the life of Fred Rogers, better known as Mister Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Written and illustrated by Alex Nall, “Let Some Word That Is Heard Be Yours” also chronicles Nall’s experiences as a teaching artist at a Chicago elementary school.

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

IL – Octopus Pie/Secret Coders Signing

Cartoonist Meredith Gran and Mike Holmes appear at Challengers Comics from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Friday, July 28th.

Meredith Gran has ended her long-running, award-winning and groundbreaking webcomic Octopus Pie! To celebrate the print debut of the final volume from Image Comics, she’s touring the country this July. She’ll be in Chicago – so come out to meet her, get some books signed, and help say goodbye to this beloved comic strip. You can also tell her how much you liked her Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens series, too.

Also appearing is Mike Holmes, artist on the popular Secret Coders graphic novel series, and whose work includes Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, Animal Crackers: Circus Mayhem and many more!

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

 

IL – The Chronicles of Fortune Launch Party

Press Release:

Challengers is excited to host four noted graphic novelists in a narrative panel discussion on Friday, June 30th at 6:00 PM, in celebration of Coco Picard’s “The Chronicles of Fortune” graphic novel. Fortuna. Allegedly “the greatest superhero in the world” she suffers from a bad case of ennui and as such is more or less ineffective.

Please join us as moderator NEIL BRIDEAU (Radiator Comics) talks with COCO PICARD (“The Chronicles of Fortune”), ANYA DAVIDSON (“Band for Life”), JESSICA CAMPBELL (“Hot or Not”) and MARNIE GALLOWAY (“In the Sounds and Seas”) on the narrative of comics, followed by a Q&A and signings. This event starts at 6:00pm on Friday, June 30th.

Coco Picard is the pen name of Caroline Picard an, artist, publisher and curator. Coco’s work has appeared in such publications as Tender Journal, Projecttile, Diner Journal, Everyday Genius, and Bicycle Review, and she has contributed multiple graphic adaptations to the The Graphic Canon project (Seven Stories Press). Coco’s alter-ego, Caroline is the Executive Director of The Green Lantern Press, a nonprofit publishing house, and Co-Director of Sector 2337, a hybrid artspace/bar/bookstore in Chicago, IL.

Marnie Galloway is a cartoonist & illustrator working in Chicago, Illinois. She was born in Austin, Texas and studied philosophy & logic at Smith College. Her debut graphic novel In the Sounds and Seas was published in 2016 by One Peace Books, a collection of the Xeric Award winning self-published series. It made the Notable Comics list in Best American Comics, and was mentioned in the Best Comics of 2016 round-up by the AV Club. Other comics of note include Particle/Wave, published by So What? Press, and Burrow, self-published with support from the Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

Jessica Campbell was raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and currently resides in Chicago, IL. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Concordia University (Montreal, QC). Campbell has recently exhibited solo and two-person exhibitions at The Sub-Mission (Chicago, IL); Roots & Culture (Chicago, IL); Trunk Show (Chicago, IL); Laroche/Joncas (Montreal, QC, Canada); and recent group exhibitions include Monique Meloche (Chicago, IL); The Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB, Canada); and the Onassis Cultural Center (Athens, Greece). She is a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute and DePaul University, and one of the organizers of the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE). Her most recent book, Hot or Not: 20th Century Male Artists, was released in September, 2016.

Anya Davidson is an artist, printmaker and musician living in Chicago. She’s the author of three graphic novels, including Band for Life from Fantagraphics Books.

Neil Brideau runs Radiator Comics, a distributor of hand-made and self-published comics. Radiator Comics recently published its first graphic novel, Coco Picard’s The Chronicles of Fortune. Neil worked for six years at Quimby’s Bookstore, and co-founded the Chicago Zine Fest, and the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo. When he can, he draws kid-friendly comics, including his ongoing serialized coming-of-age adventure, The Plot!

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

IL – Street Angel Signing

Jim Rugg, the creator of STREET ANGEL, is signing at Challengers! Jim will be at Challengers from 5pm to 7pm on Friday, June 23rd. He’ll be signing copies of his work, and everyone who buys one of his books during the event will get a free STREET ANGEL GANG print! Don’t miss out!

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

IL – Curse Words Van Tour Kickoff Party

Writer Charles Soule (Daredevil, Letter 44) and artist Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts) appear at Challengers Comics on Friday, July 21st at 6:00 PM! Team CURSE WORDS will be travelling the United States during the Summer of ’17 in a decked out Wizard Van and Challengers is the Chicago stop– and the kickoff to the whole tour! They will also have an EXCLUSIVE hardcover collection from Image Comics.

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

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