Saturday, May 11th
1:00-3:00pm KEN KRIMSTEIN’S THE THREE ESCAPES OF HANNAH ARENDT: A TYRANNY OF TRUTH
Kick-off event! New Yorker cartoonist Ken Krimstein will read from his new graphic novel, The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt, a biography of the 20th Century political theorist, published by Bloomsbury. A Q&A with So What? Press publisher Dave Kelly and a book signing will follow.
Wednesday, May 15th
6:00-8:00pm THE COMICS THAT SCARE US
So What? Press, Comix Revolution, and the Evanston Literary Festival present a discussion on how monsters, horror, and all kinds of spooky stuff aren’t just the domain of TV and film–comics can scare you, too. We’ll tackle how comics can be the perfect medium for such allegories, myths, and metaphors and how monsters and other manifestations can illustrate our fears and desires. Panelists include Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), Corinne Halbert (Cursed Woman), Dave Kelly (Tales of the Night Watchman), with more to be announced! Moderated by Northwestern University Library’s Gene Kannenberg Jr.
606 Davis St
Thursday, May 16th
7:00-8:30pm THE HANDMAID’S TALE (THE GRAPHIC NOVEL): ARTISTRY, IMPACT, FEMINISM TODAY
Sunday, May 19th
1:00-3:00pm THE COMICS THAT MAKE US
Fri, May 31st, 7pm
Quimby’s is proud to help co-sponsor CAKE — The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (June 1st & 2nd at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted), a weekend fest featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and more. The night before the fest join comics artists for a special edition of Drink n’ Draw where comics artists and educators, Aaron Renier (author of Spiral-Bound, Walker Bean,and Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon) and Alex Nall (author of Teaching Comics, Let Some Word That Is Heard Be Yours, Lawns) will lead a series of drawing games and activities! Come out for a fun time featuring refreshments, socializing and secret prizes!
Saturday, June 1:
11am-6pm: Chicago Alternative Comics Expo Day 1
8pm-11pm: CAKE After Party
Sunday, June 2:
11am-6pm: Chicago Alternative Comics Expo Day 2
6pm-8pm: Sunday After Party for Exhibitors and Volunteers