Tag Archive for 'CHIPRC'

Announcing the 2nd Annual TRANSIT Residency for CAKE 2016!

As per a CAKE e-mail!:


CAKE is proud to announce our continuing partnership with Transit Residency and Chicago Public Resources Center (ChiPRC) as applications open for the second annual inbound comics artist residency!

Transit Residency is looking for non-Chicago-based cartoonists and zinesters to apply for a chance to spend the 2 weeks leading up to CAKE (May 29 – June 12) creating work at the beautiful ChiPRC studio/workspace. The winner of this juried residency is awarded a stipend of $1000 to help cover travel and lodging expenses. They will also receive a free table space at CAKE as well as integration into programming at CAKE 2016!

Last year Transit and ChiPRC hosted Ignatz nominee and Society of Illustrators Gold Medal winner Roman Muradov, who wrote about his experience here for the Transit blog. We hope all of our out of town exhibitors, friends, and visitors will apply! For more information, please follow this link.

The Fourth Annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo will take place on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted Ave. If you have any questions about the residency, please contact Meredith Winer at meredith@transitresidency.org.

Zine Reading Club Wed, April 8th at the CHIPRC

Screen shot 2015-04-07 at 11.43.54 AMOff-site Event: Zine Reading Club at CHIPRC Discussing Shotgun Seamstress #7
Wed, April 8th, 7pm
The Chicago Publishers Resource Center (CHIPRC)
858 N. Ashland Avenue (not Quimby’s)

$3 donation asked at the door

CHIPRC’s Zine Reading Club gets together periodically to discuss and support zine culture. At each event, new self published zine and comic titles will be selected to read and discussed. This month’s community partner, Stranger Danger Zine Distro select this month’s work to read: Shotgun Seamstress #7 by Osa Atoe. In this issue, Osa shares her experience with booking woman-positive, queer-positive, all-ages DIY shows in New Orleans, detailing the joy and struggle found in organizing such a project. Don’t forget, you can also bring in your favorite titles and come join the discussion! Pick up this month’s comic here at Quimby’s, with Stranger Danger Zine Distro or at CHIPRC  (while supplies last). Go to chiprc.org for more information. This event is NOT AT QUIMBY’S. It is at CHIPRC at 858 N. Ashland Avenue.

Off-site Event: Zine Book Club at CHIPRC “Is It the Future Yet” With Corinne Mucha 2/11

Feb ’15
7:00 pm

Zine Book club at the #CHIPRC with #CorinneMucha 2/11. “Is It the Future Yet?” sold here. More info at chiprc.org

A photo posted by Quimbys Bookstore (@quimbysbookstore) on

CHIPRC’s Zine Book Club returns in 2015 on Wednesday, February 11th at 7pm at The Chicago Publishers Resource Center (CHIPRC) at 858 N. Ashland Avenue (not Quimby’s). The discussion will feature local comic artist Corinne Mucha’s work, Is It the Future Yet?, which was commissioned exclusively by Quimby’s! Corrine Mucha will be present to join the discussion, sign work and will have other titles available for sale.

Also, bring in your favorite zine/comic from 2014 to discuss and share. Pick up this month’s comic here at Quimby’s bookstore, located at 1854 West North Avenue (while supplies last).

There will be a $3 donation asked at the door. Meet other zinesters, read new work, bring in your favs, be part of the discussion and have a good time. Chicago Publishers Resource Center is located at 858 N Ashland Ave.

ABOUT: CHIPRC’s Zine Book Club gets together periodically to discuss and support zine culture. At each event, new self published zine and comic titles will be selected to read and discussed. CHIPRC works with community partners and local self-publishers to select the titles read for the month.

Go to chiprc.org for more information.

This event is NOT AT QUIMBY’S. It is at CHIPRC at 858 N. Ashland Avenue.

CHIPRC’s Zine Zine Club Returns!

Sep ’14
7:00 pm

ZZC Sep14ZineZineClubFlyer

CHIPRC’s zine book club is back Wed, September 10th, 8pm. The club will be reading Kerri Radley’s Deafula #7 and Brianna Dearest’s Motor City Kitty #23 available at Quimby’s and through Stranger Danger Zine Distro. Also bring in a zine you’ve been reading too. There’s room to discuss them all! There is a suggested $3 donation. All ages.

For more info visit:

Please note: This is not at Quimby’s. It is at The Chicago Independent Publishing Resource Center at 858 N. Ashland.

Wed, Sep 10th, 7pm

Guest Blog post from CHIPRC (Chicago Independent Resource Center) Celebrates ONE YEAR!

CHIPRC window

July marks International Zine Month, so Quimby’s is teaming up with our friends The Chicago Independent Resource Center (CHIPRC) to bring you zine-y activity.  CHIPRC will be hosting zine events during the month! Here’s a post from Johnny, the Executive Director!

Celebrate Independent Publishing on Independence Day Weekend with Chicago Publishers Resource Center.
Chicago Publishers Resource Center, the city’s newest edition to the local publishing community, celebrates its first anniversary on Saturday, July 5, 2014, with programming scheduled throughout the weekend.

On Saturday, July 5, CHIPRC hosts a zine reading featuring performers from the local self-publishing community including Jim Joyce (Let it Sink zine), Colin Brennan (Continental Interlude zine), Jonas Cannon (Cheer the Eff Up zine), and Ben Spies (No More Coffee zine). Cartoonist Alex Nall will provide a one-off comic strip on the CHIPRC chalkboard. There will be door prize giveaways from self-publishing organizations Chicago Zine Fest, Quimby’s Bookstore, Journal of Artists Books and Stranger Danger zine distro. The even begins at 4pm, $5 donation, all ages.

Then on Sunday, July 6, at 1pm during CHIPRC’s Open Hours (each Sunday from 12-5), join button maker Amy Gooch as she hosts a workshop on how to create a collectors’ series with buttons (using two sizes of buttons, 1 inch and 1 ½ inch). Everyone will take away the buttons they make. Great for all ages, $5 donation at the door.

For more info go to chiprc.org

July marks International Zine Month. CHIPRC will be hosting zine events during the month with our friends from Quimby’s Bookstore!

Zines 101, Sunday, July 13th, 1pm, w/ host Liz Mason, manager at Quimby’s Bookstore.
In this is a monthly hands-on workshop offered by CHIPRC, learn a bit about zines and the local self- publishing community with special guest instructor Liz Mason. Liz will lead a discussion, show you how to make a zine and talk about selling it. $3 donation. All skill levels and ages welcome!

Zine ZINE Club, Thursday, 24th, 7pm
Zine book club? No! Zine ZINE Club! This is our first trial at a zine book club. For the inaugural event, we will be reading the titles Doris #31 by Cindy Crabb and You Don’t Get there from Here #29 by Carrie McNinch. Get both of these issues from Quimby’s Bookstore. Then come share with others who read them too. As a bonus, bring in a zine of your choosing to share with others. There will be a $3 donation asked at the door.