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  • IL – Ladies Night Charity Event

    Special guest comic artist and illustrator Jenny Frison appears at Graham Crackers on Wednesday August 1, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00pm! Jenny will be doing sketches to help raise money for the HERO INITIATIVE as well as discussing her career and techniques with the ladies attending.

    Graham Crackers Comics – CHICAGO LOOP
    77 E. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602

    C2E2 and NYCC Staff On Holiday Store Tour

    December 11, 2009 by  
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    Meet and Greet the C2E2 & NYCC Teams at Comic Shops in New York and Chicago

    Norwalk, CT, December 8, 2009: Organizers of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and New York Comic Con (NYCC) have announced that they will be hitting the road this month to visit comic book retailers and fans in Chicago and New York to spread holiday cheer. The staff of C2E2 & NYCC will be taking to the streets, meeting, greeting, and giving away presents to fans at comic shops all month long. The tour begins in New York City tomorrow – Wednesday, December 9th – and will extend through Wednesday, December 23rd. Officials note that one big reason for the trip – aside from giving away presents – is to meet with fans in order to hear their ideas and to find out what fans want to see in 2010.

    New York Comic Con and C2E2“We want to reach out to our community of supporters as much as possible to get the pulse of who and what they want to see at C2E2 and NYCC in 2010,” notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President and Show Manager for both C2E2 and NYCC. “At the same time, we want to have some fun, give out some presents, as well as spread the word about C2E2 and NYCC. This is a great way of accomplishing all these goals! We are looking forward to a great road trip.”

    Staff officials note that the full C2E2 and NYCC teams will be participating in the events, with Show Manager Lance Fensterman joined by various faces from programming, marketing, and sales. Every stop will have different team members in attendance. In both New York and Chicago, the staff members will be giving away movies, posters, and soundtracks from Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing, as well as raffling off toys from Diamond Select and Mezco. Of course, it wouldn’t be the holidays without candy canes and assorted stocking stuffers, which NYCC and C2E2 staff will be handing out at all their stops. Additionally, in Chicago, the shops the staff will visit will be the very first place to get physical C2E2 tickets and limited edition C2E2 Alex Ross posters. A twitter scavenger hunt will be organized through downtown Chicago, and the staff will also be raffling off a C2E2 VIP package.

    The location and dates for the Holiday Tour are:


    Wednesday, Dec 9th:
    Forbidden Planet
    840 Broadway
    New York, NY 10003
    3 PM to 6 PM

    Thursday, Dec 17th:
    Midtown Comics – Times Square
    200 W 40th St
    New York, NY 10018
    12 PM to 3 PM

    Wednesday, Dec 23rd:
    Jim Hanley’s Universe
    325 New Dorp Lane
    Staten Island, NY
    12 PM to 4 PM


    Tuesday, Dec 15th:
    1845 N Western Ave 2R
    Chicago, IL 60647
    4 PM to 6 PM

    Wednesday, Dec 16th:
    Graham Crackers – Chicago Loop
    77 E. Madison St
    Chicago, IL 60602
    12 PM to 2 PM

    Chicago Comics
    3244 N Clark St
    Chicago, IL 60657
    4 PM to 6 PM

    Comix Revolution
    606 Davis St
    Evanston, IL 60546
    4 PM to 6 PM


    The Pop Culture Group at Reed Exhibitions owns and operates the New York Comic Con (NYCC), the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), and the New York Anime Festival (NYAF). New York Comic Con was launched in 2006 and quickly became a dominant presence in the pop culture world of public events. In 2009, 452 companies exhibited at NYCC for a total of 84,000 square feet of paid exhibit space, and it has been ranked by Crain’s New York Business as the second-largest annual event in NYC. C2E2, which will debut April 16 – 18 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center, is modeled after NYCC and will provide fans the opportunity to meet and greet their favorite writers, creators, and artists, as well as to see, hear and learn about the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. The Pop Culture Group also operates the recently-launched UFC Fan Expo in partnership with the UFC – the world’s leading professional mixed martial arts organization – and it formed a strategic partnership with Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in 2008 and will work closely with PAX on the launch of PAX East in Boston in 2010.

    IL – Crossed Signing

    November 14, 2009 by  
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    Jacen Burrows signs at Graham Crackers on Wednesday December 9th tentatively from 11am – 2pm. Avatar artist supreme – Jacen has worked with creators such as Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis & Alan Moore, just to name a few! He is best known for his current work with writer Garth Ennis on the Avatar series CROSSED.

    Graham Crackers, 77 E. Madison St., Chicago, IL  60602


    IL – Solomon Kane Signing

    October 15, 2009 by  
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    GUY DAVIS (BPRD, Nevermen, Sandman Mystery Theatre) signs at GRAHAM CRACKERS COMICS of CHICAGO LOOP this FRIDAY, Otober 16th, from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm.

    We’re staying open late that day to give as many fans a chance to meet Guy.  He’ll be available to sign autographs (free) and will also have some Original Art on hand for sale (not free)!!

    GUY has worked on many many comic projects since his start on Caliber’s Baker Street – including more recently Solomon Kane for Dark Horse & the Marquis, IDW’s Doctor Who series and much more! 

    Graham Crackers, 77 E. Madison (between Wabash & Michigan), Chicago, IL.
    (312) 629-1810


    IL – Amazing Spider-Man Signing

    September 16, 2009 by  
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    Friday Sept. 18th from 1pm – 7pm

    Robert was the artist on the current AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Chameleon storyline.  Having worked on issue #603.  He’s best known for his wildly successful IDW GI JOE relaunch though.

     We will have copies of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #603 on hand that you can get personalized as well as copies of Robert’s limited edition GI JOE Snake Eyes print!

    Graham Crackers Comics, 1207 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189



    IL – Come to Battle

    August 31, 2009 by  
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    Friday Oct. 9th from 2-4pm

    Eric Battle is in town for the BLACK AGE XIII produced by Onli Studios but has kindly agreed to stop by the store to meet any fans that can’t make it to the show!

     Eric was recently the artist on MARVEL COMICS TIMESTORM 2009-2099 mini-series!  As well as drawing George R. R. Martin’s Wildcards – The Hard Call 6 issue mini, plus he did a bang up job on DC COMICS Tales of the Unexpected featuring the Spectre!

     Earlier projects include working on GREEN LANTERN: BROTHER KEEPER, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA Tower of Babel storyline, BATMAN Under the Hood, GREEN ARROW Moving Targets & BIRDS of PREY between Dark & Dawn, YOUNG JUSTICE, X-FACTOR, CABLE, IMPULSE, HARDWARE, BATGIRL, AQUAMAN, WHAT IF, WONDER WOMAN and too many comics to list!

    Graham Crackers, 77 E. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602