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Bizarre Collaboration: Creating With Your Better Half
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Bizarre Collaboration: Creating With Your Better Half

Both renowned creators in their own fields, Chicago novelist Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife) and Scottish cartoonist Eddie Campbell (From Hell) began creating comics together in 2014 and, after a long distance relationship, married this past year. Bizarre Romance, their new project, provides thirteen stories set in a variety of situations and styles written by Audrey and illustrated by Eddie. They’ll discuss the book and the intricacies of working with your partner on collaborative art. Bill Savage moderates.  Professor Savage teaches English Lit at Northwestern University, where he regularly incorporates graphic novels into his course work.

 

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Comix Revolution Micro Comic-Con
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Comix Revolution Micro Comic-Con

Evanston breeds great cartoonists: Lynda Barry, Jessica Abel, Gahan Wilson, Emil Ferris, and many more acclaimed artists were born, lived, or currently reside in the city. Meet up with the next generation of Evanston creators now working in comics. The next great graphic novelist might be under your very nose!

Featuring Markisan Naso (Voracious), Gene Kannenberg Jr. (Qodèxx), Jeff Zwirek (Burning Building Comix), Verzell James (Jeremiah Black), and Leo Mancini (Sharkman).

 

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Motherhood in Comics
May
13
2:00 PM14:00

Motherhood in Comics

Ditch the brunch and celebrate Mother’s Day with award-winning Evanston cartoonist Keiler Roberts. Roberts’ acclaimed book Sunburning and her long-running series Powdered Milk unflinchingly depict her complicated life as an artist and mother to young children. Join us for an intimate conversation with Roberts as she discusses her personal journey as mother and comics creator.

Co-sponsored by CAKE -- The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo -– and moderated by fellow parent and cartoonist Jeff Zwirek.

 

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Crime and Poetry: Researching and Writing the Improbably True Story of Matt Rizzo
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Crime and Poetry: Researching and Writing the Improbably True Story of Matt Rizzo

Matt Rizzo was a distant father, blind poet, convicted felon, and cellmate of the infamous Nathan Leopold. The Hunting Accident spins the true story of this fascinating Chicagoan. Writer David Carlson and artist Landis Blair will be on hand to discuss their research on Rizzo and their creative decisions on how to both tell and show his fantastic world. Bill Savage moderates. Professor Savage teaches English Lit at Northwestern University, where he regularly incorporates graphic novels into his course work.

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