An interview with graphic novelist Alison Bechdel
‘I’d assumed by its pretension and ridiculous complexity that it would be rejected’
Chicago Humanities Festival, Alison Bechdel, Daniel Clowes, Women’s Voices Weekend, and more
The year in Chicago history via the pages of the Reader
To kick off our new column that features the best stuff you can buy from Chicago’s artists, artisans, and crafters, we’ve got a triple whammy. For its 20th birthday, Quimby’s Books commissioned a blueprint of the Quimby’s sign that hangs in front of the store from comics ace Chris Ware. Plus, the prints were done […]
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Two unusual and unusually good events this Wednesday, 4/5.
Matt Groening, Lynda Barry, Chris Ware, and Jules Feiffer join the Reader’s Michael Miner for a discussion on the declining business of weekly comics.
Some Chicago Humanities Festival events are already selling out. Here’s a list.
Alongside the usual suspects, this year’s anthology includes Reader comics contributors Kaz and Tony Millionaire, Chicagoan Anders Nilsen, and former Chicagoan Kevin Huizenga.
The theme of this 20th edition is, simply, “Laughter,” and as usual the organizers have brought together an eclectic assortment of writers, artists, scientists, scholars, and performers to address the topic in dozens of programs stretched out over a couple weeks.
Catch Chris Ware, Ivan Brunetti, and Anders Nilsen all in the same place–plus Timuel Black at the DuSable Museum.
Original art from Chris Ware’s ‘Jimmy Corrigan’ up for auction by McSweeney’s.