Join us for the release of Mods vs. Rockers #1, a 20-page comic book. This will be a meet and greet with artist/writer, Martin Cimek and Co-Publisher, Larry Fletcher of the Ton-Up Club Chicago Motorcycle Club. Enjoy complementary Hobgoblin English Ale while supplies last. Pick up a copy of the comic and get it signed by the creators. There will also be Mods vs. Rockers t-shirts, patches and posters for sale. This release will coincide with the 4th annual Mods vs. Rockers vintage motorcycle and scooter show (held at Delilah’s & Bottom Lounge June 14th).
About The Performers:
Martin Cimek: The bold imagery of Mods vs. Rockers is the product of graphic designer and illustrator, Martin Cimek. Since relocating in 1991 to Chicago from Grand Rapids, Michigan his career has included: logos, magazines, annual reports, advertisement, music packaging and websites. In 2002 he started his own company, Martin Cimek Design (MCD), and has also become a well known and published silkscreen poster artist. He has done numerous posters and commissions for many of Chicago’s most popular rock venues.
Larry Fletcher: Larry has been a longtime fixture on the local Chicago scene. He worked for years in the nightclub industry managing China Club and Kaboom and later serving as VIP ambassador at Crobar. His love of vintage motorcycles led him to open the Ace Cafe Chicago in 1997, An English style pub/cafe that had a vintage motorcycle motif. It’s at the Ace that Larry started hosting motorcycle events and shows. Through the years, his motorcycle shows have grown and evolved. In early 2005, Larry founded the Ton Up Club Chicago and immediately began planning Mods vs. Rockers I with his longtime friend Mike Miller of Delilah’s. 2008 marks the 11th anniversary of his first show at the Ace Cafe.
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Martin Cimek Design