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Quimby’s Welcomes Jean-Christophe Menu & Dominique Goblet 8/11

7:00 pm

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For the first time in Chicago, French cartoonist and publisher J-C Menu, and Belgian artist Dominique Goblet will be at Quimby’s August 11th, talking and signing in an exceptional meeting.

Jean-Christophe Menu founded the seminal French alternative publishing house L’Association in 1990. He published many books at various publishers and a PhD in comics. More about Menu in The Comics Journal # 277 & #300.

Dominique Goblet is a former member of Belgian well-known publishing group Fremok since 1994. She’s publishing graphic novels as well than making fine-art exhibitions.

Both have been active members of the European alternative comics scene since the 90s and would be happy to discuss either upon this topic or upon their own personal works.  Books and comics from both artists will also be available.

Mon dieu! Don’t miss the occasion!

Tues, Aug 11th, 7pm – Free Event

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Lane Milburn Talks About Twelve Gems 8/30

Aug ’14
7:00 pm

TwelveGemsQuimbyPosterThe sci-fi epic Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn takes place somewhere in the outer cosmos, beyond reckoning or observation. The mysterious Dr. Z has enlisted three space heroes to search the galaxy for the fabled Twelve Gems of Power: the hulking alien-brawn Furz; the beautiful and deadly sabre-wielding Venus; and the soft-spoken canine technician, Dogstar. They meet many strange and storied characters on their journey, but none so strange or sinister as their dear benefactor himself. With a heavy dose of humor and wall-to-wall action, this is one of the most action-packed and funny books of the year.

“It’s ’80s-indie black-and-white space-opera action as you like it!” – Robot 6

Lane Milburn was born and raised in Lexington, KY. He graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008 with a degree in Painting. While living in Baltimore, Milburn self published several minicomics with the underground art collective, Closed Caption Comics. The Xeric Foundation awarded him a grant in 2009 for his book Death Trap which he self published in 2010. Milburn currently lives and works in Chicago, IL where he is an active member of the alternative comics community.


International Zine Month Day 4: Read a Zine From a Country Other Than Your Own

Have you heard the good news? July is International Zine Month! Celebrate every day with a fun zine-centric activity.


gangbangbong_lgGang Bang Bong #1 by Ines Estradas and Ginette Lapalme, is a bilingual comic anthology.

off-site: CAKE FRAME 2: Live Art Auction and Brain Frame Comics Performance Event to Benefit CAKE 4/20

cakeframeSun, April 20 at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan Street, Chicago IL 60608 (NOT at Quimby’s)

Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm
$5 – $20 sliding scale entry

For the second year running, the performative comics reading series Brain Frame is teaming up with the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) to host the CAKE Frame fundraiser, an evening of comics readings and a live art auction. Cake Frame 2 is All proceeds go to benefit CAKE, the weekend-long celebration of independent comics 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.

Brain Frame founder Lyra Hill will host the evening as master of ceremonies and auctioneer. Attendees can bid on original art from 30 talented Chicagoans including Chris Ware, Nicole Hollander, Ivan Brunetti, and Edie Fake. All bids for artworks will start at $30. The evening will also include a wide variety of comics performances by Brain Frame alums Kevin Budnik, Rachel Niffenegger, Pup House and Jen Rickert. There will be live drawing by Jenna Caravello and live music by El Is A Sound Of Joy. Doors open at 6pm and the event starts at 7pm, but we recommend attendees arrive early if they want to review the auction items before bidding.

With only two months until CAKE on May 31/June 1 at the Center on Halstead, the CAKE organizers are kicked into full gear. Organizers Ben Bertin, Neil Brideau, Marnie Galloway, Max Morris, Grace Tran and Jeff Zwirek are committed to making this year’s show one that goes down in history, and the CAKE Frame 2 fundraiser will help them towards that goal.

For more information on CAKE, please visit cakechicago.com
For more information on Brain Frame, please visit brainframe.tumblr.com
Contact: Max Morris, cakexpo(at)gmail(dot)com

Art Spiegelman’s WORDLESS! with music by Phillip Johnston at the Logan Center, Performance Hall


Two performances only
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 / 3 pm and 8 pm
Logan Center, Performance Hall
In his Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, Maus—a moving father-son memoir about the Holocaust drawn with cats and mice—Art Spiegelman changed the definition of comics forever. In WORDLESS!—a new and stimulating hybrid of slides, talk and musical performance—he probes further into the nature and possibilities of his medium.
A noted artist, historian and theorist of comics, Spiegelman collaborates with critically-acclaimed jazz composer Phillip Johnston, whose all-new scores performed by his sextet will accompany the cartoonist’s personal tour of early graphic novels and their influence on him: silent picture stories made by early 20th Century masters like Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward and Milt Gross. As Spiegelman explores “the battle between Words and Pictures,” he smashes at the hyphen between High and Low Art in a presentation featuring a new work drawn specifically for this project, “Shaping Thought.”
The Logan Center is proud to host the Chicago premiere of Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston’s WORDLESS!, an innovative show combining slides, talk, film, and live musical performance.