IL – Early Halloween Signing

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Comic artist ANDREW PEPOY appears at Challengers Comics on Saturday October 12th from 1-3pm to sign two brand new, spooky comics: AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #1 and THE SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR #19! He is also the creator of the webcomic SIMONE & AJAX.

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Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

IL – Bake and Destroy Signing

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Natalie Slater appears at Challengers Comics on Saturday August 24th from 7-10pm for a book signing and tasting.

Press Release:

BAKE AND DESTROY: Good Food for Bad Vegans. Challengers is proud to be host for NATALIE SLATER’s BAKE AND DESTROY RELEASE PARTY! Not only will NATALIE be on-hand to sign your book, but a host of fans will be making some of her recipes, so come hungry! This will be a party like none other we’ve thrown.

Natalie has been described as “Martha Stewart meets Iron Maiden,” taking vegan cooking to places it has never been before. Influenced by slasher films, pro-wrestling, punk rock and heavy metal, her quirky-yet-delicious comfort foods are a refreshing take on vegan eating with award-winning flavors. Along the way, her off-color humor, irreverent rants and density of pop-culture references will make you laugh out loud.

Inside this high-energy cookbook you’ll find recipes for Bike Messenger Brownies—inspired by the espresso-infused chai latte these speed demons use to fuel up; and Crouching Cornbread, Hidden Broccoli—Natalie’s sneaky way of getting her son to eat vegetables. Other creations include the Grilled Mac ‘n’ Cheez Sandwich, Taco Lasagna, Chick-O Cheesecake, and her Shepherd’s Pie Pizza, about which she writes, “Some people were born to rock n’ roll. Others were born to ride. I was born to put mashed potatoes on pizza.”

Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

IL – Italian Artists Signing

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Sara Pichelli and David Messina sign at Challengers Comics on Saturday, July 13, 2013  at 4:00pm!

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Press Release: 

SARA PICHELLI is known for her work on Marvel’s ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, SPIDER-MEN and currently on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.

DAVID MESSINA is the artist on Image’s THE BOUNCE and ANGEL from IDW.

It’s not often we get the chance to have such amazing international artists in-store, so help us welcome them to Chicago and show them that their art transcends geographical borders!

And, both artists are taking Commissions at the signing.

Sponsored by CADENCE COMIC ART and SCUOLA INTERNAZIONALE DI COMICS

David (Comics for Beginners) and Sara (Icons and Realism in Comics) are also teaching 2-day workshops at Scuola Internazionale di Comics Digital and Figurative Arts Academy in Chicago.

Fun fact: Patrick once inked an Angel cover of David’s for IDW

Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

IL – All-Ages Signing

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Matt Kindt, Chris Schweizer, and Jason Horn sign at Challengers Comics on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8:00pm!

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Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

IL – G-Man/Mighty Skullboy Army Signing

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Chris Giarrusso and Jacob Chabot sign at Challengers Comics on Monday, July 1, 2013 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm!

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Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

IL – Burning Building Comix Signing

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Jeff Zwirek, the creator of the crazy neat BURNING BUILDING COMIX, will be at Challengers on Wednesday, June 19th for a book signing! Come by between 5pm and 7pm to get a signed copy of this unique graphic novel. Burning Building Comix is a comics art object and reading experience like no other. The innovative format of this book allows readers to follow the plight of the trapped tenants in a ten story burning apartment building, with each tier of panels representing 1 “story” in the building.

Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

IL – Comics Quickfire

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Challengers is pleased to host renowned cartoonists RAINA TELGEMEIER (Smile, Drama), JOHN GREEN (Teen Boat, Jax Epoch), DAVE ROMAN (Astronaut Academy, Avatar: The Last Airbender), and JERZY DROZD (The Front, Comics Are Great podcast) for an all-ages party on June 27th! All four artists will be signing books and meeting fans, snacks will be served, and you can catch a LIVE Comics Quickfire event! Don’t miss it!

Comics Quickfire is a fast-paced game show where volunteers are paired off with (or against) professional cartoonists in a series of fun-filled drawing challenges! Audience members provide suggestions and add to the creation of totally improvised epic drawings! Hosted by Dave Roman, Comics Quickfire has entertained large crowds at conventions and book festivals across the country and featured some of the biggest names in comics and kid lit.

Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

IL – Free Comic Book Day 2013

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Jamal Igle and Elio sign at Challengers Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

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Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

IL – The Protectors Signing

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Israel Idonije is coming to Challengers on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm! The longtime Chicago Bear has a brand new comic book company, Athleta Comics. To celebrate the release of their first super-hero title THE PROTECTORS, Israel will be on hand to sign copies of the Collector’s Item issue #0, and he’s also bringing PROTECTORS t-shirts!

Find out more about Athleta and The Protectors here…

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Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

IL – God Hates Astronauts Signing

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Ryan Browne signs at Challengers Comics on Friday April 12th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm!

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We’re throwing a party to celebrate the release of GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS: THE COMPLETELY COMPLETE COLLECTION, and unfortunately creator Ryan Browne found out about it, so he’ll be here to sign books and irritate Dal. Beer and wine will be served, which is sure to keep Ryan in a “charming” mood. Attendees will not only be able to get the FIRST copies of the God Hates Astronauts hardcover, but they can get a FREE Challengers exclusive “Ex Libris Challengers” bookplate with each hardcover.

From the creator of “Blast Furnace: Recreational Thief” and “Smoke and Mirrors” comes the ultimate collection of the most outrageous weirdo parody comic on the web, GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS. Imagine a book that is a bizarre mix of “The Venture Brothers”, “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”, “The Tick” and that hilarious Billy Bob Thornton film “The Astronaut Farmer.”

GHA follows the story of a group of incompetent, small-minded, super powered narcissists called “The Power Persons Five” who are hired by NASA to stop all farmers from launching themselves into space in homemade rocket ships. Unfortunately, for NASA, this goal is scarcely even addressed and the book focuses more on extramarital affairs, bank robing owls, big gross swollen heads, ghost cow heads, olde tyme boxers, tigers eating cheeseburgers in the Crab Nebula, buffalo judges and tons of aggressive swearing. Not as much a superhero book as it is a parody of basically everything and a celebration of weird that is jam-packed with references to Robo-Cop and Die Hard.

Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

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