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.

Comix Revolution

606 Davis St

Evanston, Illinois

60201


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.

Comix Revolution

606 Davis St

Evanston,

Illinois b60201


Thursday, May 16th

7:00-8:30pm THE HANDMAID’S TALE (THE GRAPHIC NOVEL):  ARTISTRY, IMPACT, FEMINISM TODAY

One Book One Northwestern, Comix Revolution, and the Evanston Literary Festival present a discussion about the new graphic novel adaptation (March 2019) by Renee Nault of this year’s One Book selection, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. This panel will feature Terrence Gant (Third Coast Comics), Juan Martinez (author and Northwestern English professor) and Helen Thompson (English professor and Faculty Chair of One Book One Northwestern).  They will explore how the visual world of the graphic novel transforms this classic work of dystopian fiction.  How is Atwood’s dystopia reanimated by Nault’s visual text?  Does Nault’s graphic artistry speak to critical debates around the novel’s Hulu adaptation or appropriations of the handmaid figure as a template for feminist activism?   The panel will discuss how The Handmaid’s Tale’s transformation into the medium of graphic artistry offers us new ways to inhabit Atwood’s dystopia.

Comix Revolution

606 Davis St

Evanston, Illinois

60201


Sunday, May 19th

1:00-3:00pm THE COMICS THAT MAKE US

So What? Press, Comix Revolution, and the Evanston Literary Festival present a discussion on the vitality of Chicagoland’s small press comics scene. The region is home to a healthy swatch of creators working in many different styles and genres. With the growth of shows like CAKE and Chicago Zine Fest, these creators have found new ways to expand their voices and come together as a community. We’ll address the benefits of such growth as well as the challenges creators still face.  Panelists include Evanston locals Keiler Roberts (Powdered Milk) and Scott Roberts (Get Uncomfortable With Being Uncomfortable); Jeff Zwirek (Burning Building Comix); and Marnie Galloway (In the Sounds and Seas).  Moderated by Northwestern University Library’s Gene Kannenberg Jr.

Comix Revolution

606 Davis St

Evanston, Illinois

60201


Fri, May 31st, 7pm

CAKE FRIDAY EDITION of Drink n’ Draw at Quimby’s

Quimby’s is proud to help co-sponsor CAKE — The  (June 1st & 2nd at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted), a weekend fest featuring  for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and more. The night before the fest join  artists for a special edition of Drink n’ Draw where  artists and educators,  (author of Spiral-Bound, Walker Bean,and Walker Bean and the Knights of the Waxing Moon) and  (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!

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Saturday, June 1:


11am-6pm: Chicago Alternative Comics Expo Day 1

CAKE 2019 Art by Marnie Galloway
CAKE 2019 Art by Marnie Galloway

8pm-11pm: CAKE After Party


Sunday, June 2:

11am-6pm: Chicago Alternative Comics Expo Day 2

CAKE 2019 Art by Marnie Galloway


6pm-8pm: Sunday After Party for Exhibitors and Volunteers

Join us on the Center on Halsted rooftop balcony at 6pm on Sunday night for an exhibitor after party from 6-8pm, with a cash bar and free snacks.


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