Sarah Becan Signing March 3 at Chicago Comics

Local illustrator, comics artist, author, and designer Sarah Becan, has brought all these talents together in her second graphic novel, the Shuteye Collection. Shuteye is a series of six darkly intimate comics: stories woven together with the thick fibers of dreams, powerfully real, yet entirely imagined. Aside from her new collection, Sarah is a prolific…

Charlaine Harris is coming to C2E2

Lance FenstermanC2E2 Have you ever been in a particularly dark, cold situation where blood sucking vamps seem to be lurking around every corner? Luckily for me, my naturally intimidating demeanor, style and permanent garlic necklace have made all forms of trouble turn and run the other way. Our next Guest created the world of Bon…

The Queen of Outer Space

Jonathan BoorsteinWindy City Banner Before Barbarella went “psychedella” in the now cult-classic 1968 Roger Vadim film, she was the titular heroine of a suggestive French comic strip, created by Jean-Claude Forest (1930-1998). Forest was one the more popular cover artists for a French science fiction and fantasy imprint, Le Rayon Fantastique. The editor, George Gallet,…

Advertisers Sought for Chicon 7 Souvenir Book

Via press release Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, is pleased to announce that prices and terms for advertising space in the Chicon 7 Souvenir Book are now available. All advertising space must be reserved by June 15, 2012. The Worldcon Souvenir Book is the convention’s main publication, and will be distributed to…

‘Crazy Horse’ Opens! Oscar-Nominee ‘A Separation’ Holds! An Evening with Don Hertzfeldt!

Music Box Theatre Hope everyone filled out their Oscar ballot! If you have seen it yet, Foreign Language frontrunner (or is it?) A SEPARATION still playing! Opening this week is Frederick Wiseman’s new documentary CRAZY HORSE, about a very titillating Parisian burlesque show. David Denby of The New Yorker says “The spectacle lodges somewhere between…

Ladies Night, Store Signings & New Release List at Graham Crackers

Graham Cracker Comics Honky Tonk Man invades GRAHAM CRACKERS COMICS of Plainfield this Saturday!Swing by and meet a wrestling legend!LADIES NIGHT begins March 7th at Graham Crackers Comics LOOP with special guest Jo Dery discussing her multiple books and mini-comics!Our newest PRINT newsletter is out at the stores – including coupons and more upcoming events!…

Web Series – Bite Me (at last!)

This trailer came out a few days ago on the Machinima YouTube channel a few days ago. Sadly, it got lost in the massive amounts of videos. But we found it tonight and were thrilled to find it. We saw the first season and loved it. You can watch the first season here. And now,…

Scott Snyder & Frank Cho Are Coming to C2E2

Lance FenstermanC2E2 What’s poppin’ Chicagoans? Last night I dreamt of Batman fighting The Hulk, Jana the Jungle Girl swinging above my head in the trees and came face to face with The Swamp Thing. Why are these characters popping up during my nightly catnap? I just couldn’t get the amazing work that our newest Comic…