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Quimby’s Hosts Comic Art Battle with Ezra Claytan Daniels CAKE Edition!

Jun ’13
14
10:00 pm

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Quimby’s is excited to host Ezra Claytan Daniels’ Comic Art Battle as part of official festivities surrounding the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo!

The Comic Art Battle pits teams of ferocious comics artists against each other in a knock-out, drag-down frenzy of improvised gags, comics strips and chaos. Hosted by its founder, Ezra Claytan Daniels, this battle will feature a match-up between Chicago’s favorite comic book sons and daughters against an all-star coalition of visiting comics makers. It’s Chicago vs. the world! You wont want to miss it! This event is preceded by a signing by Michael DeForge, Lisa Hanawalt and Patrick Kyle.

EZRA CLAYTAN DANIELS is a writer and illustrator based in Chicago, IL. His critically acclaimed graphic novel series, The Changers, began a unique comics career peppered with a number of collaborative multimedia projects ranging from video games to animation to feature documentaries. Ezra is also the creator of the popular live art spectacle, The Comic Art Battle, and Loaded Blanks Greetings, a line of fill-in-the-blanks comic-art greeting cards featuring both established as well as up and coming comics artists. Ezra recently collaborated with Chicago-based chamber group Fifth House Ensemble on the narrative concert series, Black Violet, which the Chicago Sun-Times called “a modern classic”. Ezra is currently working on Upgrade Soul, a science fiction graphic novel about an elderly couple and their malformed clones. Upgrade Soul will be released in 2012 from Opertoon. http://dream-chocolate.com

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The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE] is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alternative comics’ most talented artists– past, present and future. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers.

Quimby’s is a proud sponsor of the CAKE which will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 15 & 16th, 11am – 6pm at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted.

Laydeez Do Comics in June, CAKE-Inspired Edition: Mita Mahato & Zan Christensen 6/13

Jun ’13
13
7:00 pm

Laydeez Do Comics is London’s monthly comics salon. Quimby’s is host to the Chicago edition. Come hear comics creators speak about their work, their process, their plans, and whatever else they want to share with us.

The special June CAKE-inspired edition will feature Seattle visitors:

Cartoonist and academic Mita Mahato is an associate professor of English at University of Puget Sound. Her academic work often incorporates graphic novels, specifically those around illness. She is currently working on her own graphic novel in collage about grief and the loss of her mother. View her work in progress on her blog, theseframesarehidingplaces.com

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LGBT comics writer and activist Charles ‘Zan’ Christensen founded Seattle’s Northwest Press in 2010. It’s a book publisher dedicated to publishing the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender comics collections and graphic novels and celebrating the LGBT comics community. He travels the country promoting and supporting his award winning creators. northwestpress.com

Peruse NW Press titles at http://northwestpress.com.

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For more info: laydeezdocomics.com and  comicnurse@mac.com

On & Off-Site: {CAKE} The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo 6/15-6/16

Jun ’13
15
11:00 am
Jun ’13
16
11:00 am

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Quimby’s is proud to help sponsor The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE], which is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alternative comics’ most talented artists– past, present and future. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers.

Special guests this year include Collective Stench, Michael DeForge, Kim Deitch, Phoebe Gloeckner, Oily Comics, Charles Forsman, Melissa Mendes, Jason Shiga and more!

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)
Saturday and Sunday, June 15 & 16, 2013
11 am – 6pm
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
FREE and open to the public!
http://cakechicago.com

Don’t miss other things going on ON THE 14th though, around the city! We’re particularly excited about DERF (My Friend Dahmer, The City) being at Quimby’s on Friday, June 14th at 9pm as well as a Comic Art Battle led by Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul, The Changers)!

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