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Chris Onstad creator of Achewood at Quimby’s!

Nov ’08
6
5:00 pm

The elusive creator of Achewood has finally emerged!  Chris Onstad is shedding his usual shroud of secrecy and hitting the road on a national tour to meet, greet, shake hands, and kiss babies.

On the heels of the release of The Great Outdoor Fight hardcover and a second straight Ignatz award for Best Online Comic, Onstad is making stops in major cities across North America to celebrate the success of Achewood with the dedicated fans that have made it all possible.

But these aren’t your typical creator signings.  Tattoos, turkey, drinks, machismo bonding for ladies and dudes, topped off with enough Achewood merchandise for everyday of the week, each stop will be an event in its own right.

Come and join the party at comic shops across the country with the man who spends his days drawing cats and dogs as you’ve never seen them before.

Since 2001, cult comic favorite Achewood has built a six-figure international following. Intelligent, hilarious, and adult but not filthy, it’s the strip you’ll wish you’d discovered as an underappreciated fifteen-year-old. Dark Horse presents the hardbound edition of Achewood’s The Great Outdoor Fight, the story of “Three Days, Three Acres, Three Thousand Men.”

Art Nerds! Get on it!

Wake up, the Art Fair wars are over! The free booze has been drunk! The smoozing has subsided. So what do we do now.  You come buy the hot of the presses new issue of Cabinet! (& and grab a copy of Proximity…if you missed out on its release this weekend) Wow!

Let the Art Madness continue! Its all way to conceptual in here. Peace I’m OUT!!!!!!

Version Fest Time Again

Spring is in the air and so is impending arty madness. Its the time of year coked out art vampires don sunblock to go out of their bat caves once again and the smelly art kids return to the streets to fight the man and their boredom with a mix of dance moves and wheat pasted stickiness. In a dark void somewhere in between these two groups Version >08 is taking place. So check out the website for full schedule and to make sure you don’t miss any of the fun!

Oink Oink Comics

Comics With Problems #24

I’m not blogging about the late, lamented torrent tracker.  I’m blogging about something better – a new issue of Ethan Persoff’s Comics With Problems is loose on teh internets. This time, Persoff dusts off “Easy Does It”, a perverse, anthropomorphic slaughterhouse propaganda piece produced by Swift & Company in the days when Back of the Yards had yards to be in back of.  Link to the delicious bacon! 

Neal Pollack vs. Chris Connelly!!!

Wow that would be a strange battle, but seriously we got two great events this week. So get off the couch, brave the cold and check em out! As always all events at Quimby’s are FREE!!!

Thursday, Feb. 21th, 7:00 PM

Neal Pollack reads Alternadad

Friday, Feb. 22nd, 7:00 PM

Chris Connelly reads Concrete, Bulletproof, Invisible and Fried: My Life as a Revolting Cock