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.
606 Davis St
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
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.
606 Davis St
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 (
) 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.
606 Davis St
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
CAKE 2019 Art by Marnie Galloway