Daily Archive for March 28th, 2013

Off-site Event: Karaoke Idol April Edition 4/25

Apr ’13
25
9:00 pm

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Quimby’s is proud to co-sponsor this monthly series at Beauty Bar Chicago, which raises funds for Chicago not-for-profits and culturally minded aspiring businesses. One singer each from Chicago-based companies and organizations will battle it out to determine who will wear the crown of KARAOKE IDOL! And one lucky competitor will be chosen from the crowd to compete with the other representatives from local businesses. Maybe that’s you?

This month’s edition is on April 25th. Celebrity Judges Mason Johnson, Amy Guth, & Jacob Knabb, and KJ Gods “Shameless Karaoke” will preside.

Please note: this event is NOT at Quimby’s. It is at the Beauty Bar Chicago, at 1444 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karaoke-Idol-Chicago/485722288105544

Laydeez Do Comics Chicago April Edition With Jeffrey Brown

Apr ’13
25
7:00 pm

Laydeez Chicago

The monthly focus on lady comics and friends of lady comics artists returns. Come hear comics creators speak about their work, their process, their plans, and whatever else they want to share with us. For more info: laydeezdocomics.blogspot.com

This month’s guest is artist Jeffrey Brown, author of Clumsy, and his new book is Vader’s Little Princess.
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About Jeffrey Brown:

After growing up in Michigan, a 25-year-old Jeffrey Brown moved to Chicago in 2000 to pursue an MFA at the School of the Art Institute. By the time he completed his studies, he had abandoned painting and started drawing comics seriously. His first self-published book, Clumsy, appeared seemingly out of nowhere to grab attention from both cartoonists and comics fans. Established as an overly sensitive chronicler of bittersweet adolescent romance and nonsense superhero parody, Brown’s current direction remains split between more autobiography examining the minutiae of everyday life and whatever humorous fiction he feels in the mood for. His most popular works include Clumsy, Unlikely, AEIOU, and Every Girl is the End of the World For Me, comprising the so-called “Girlfriend Trilogy” and its epilogue. More recently his autobiographical work has included Little Things and Funny Misshapen Body. His parody The Incredible Change-Bots, the Ignatz Award winning I am going to be small and humorous cat book Cat Getting Out Of A Bag all stand out amongst his humor work, while his Sulk series continues to take on a variety of subjects with satire. Jeffrey’s work has appeared in a host of anthologies from McSweeney’s to The Best American Comics, as well as mainstream books like The Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror and Marvel’s Strange Tales. His original artwork has been exhibited in New York, Paris, and Chicago. Brown has been featured on NPR’s This American Life and even created a short animated music video for the band Death Cab For Cutie. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son. More info: jeffreybrowncomics.com