Zine Club Chicago: Bodies on the Page Panel + Zinemaking Workshop
3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19
Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave.
This month, Zine Club Chicago is excited to welcome five of our favorite local zinemakers for a panel and zinemaking workshop! Moderator Jamie Kadas and panelists Katie Armentrout, Jude R. Bettridge, Megan Kirby, and Andrea Pearson will discuss how they explore experiences and emotions regarding their own bodies in their work. A generative workshop for folks who’d like to make a zine about their own bodies will follow the panel.
Join us in person for Zine Club Chicago: Bodies on the Page Panel + Zinemaking Workshop, 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 at our shop. Free!
Zine Club Chicago will supply all the zinemaking materials and provide a list of prompts, and also will have snacks on hand, as always!
Please note that our discussion will include words and images that are appropriate for folks 18 and older only.
Zine Club Chicago is a mask-supportive environment; we’ll have masks available if you’d like to wear one.
Jamie Kadas uses personal experiences to create comics that focus on body image, anxiety, and all her fat girl insecurities. Additionally, she creates curvy pin-ups that reimagine pop culture in a more inclusive light.
Katie Armentrout gives voice to the everyday and spotlights the extraordinary in the lives of fat babes who radiate confidence and charisma. Katie’s work is a testament to the power of embracing one’s own uniqueness and finding beauty in the horror of daily existence.
Jude R. Bettridge is a jack-of-all-trades artist based in Chicago who specializes in zinemaking, fiber arts, and printmaking. Their work is a conglomeration of themes that always touch on mental health and feature soft horror.
Megan Kirby is a writer, illustrator, and zinemaker who likes to make art about bodies, feelings, Chicago, and niche pop culture. She writes lots of fanzines, a long-running perzine called Coffee Spoons, and a graphic memoir called Another Day in Paradise that came out in 2022.
Andrea Pearson is the Chicago cartoonist behind the comic zine series No Pants Revolution. She also runs the small press comic and art zine distro Aquatic Panda.
Online friends, Zine Club Chicago will be back on Zoom with y’all in December for a year-end celebration of zinemaking! More info coming soon.
Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are always welcome at Zine Club Chicago. This free monthly event series is produced by Cynthia E. Hanifin and sponsored by Quimby’s Bookstore. Anna Jo Beck designs our monthly flyers, created our logo, and made our Zine Club Chicago Shout-Outs site, where folks can peruse and recommend zines we’ve discussed at our events.
Image description #1: A red-and-blue infographic flyer, with a black-and-white drawing by Jude R. Bettridge of front and back views of two people’s nude bodies and lettering that reads “Bodies on the Page,” with flyer text that reads: “Zine Club Chicago: Panel and Zinemaking Workshop featuring moderator Jamie Kadas + panelists: Katie Armentrout, Jude R. Bettridge, Megan Kirby, and Andrea Pearson; 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023; Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Avenue in Wicker Park. Free! In Person!”
Image description #2: A red-and-blue infographic flyer, with an abstract image of a human body, and text that reads: “Zine Club Chicago: Bodies on the Page Panel and Zinemaking Workshop featuring moderator Jamie Kadas + panelists: Katie Armentrout, Jude R. Bettridge, Megan Kirby, and Andrea Pearson; 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023; Quimby’s Bookstore, 1854 W. North Avenue in Wicker Park. Free! In Person!”