Friday, July 28th, 2017 - Meredith Gran has ended her long-running, award-winning and groundbreaking webcomic Octopus Pie! To celebrate the print debut of the final volume from Image Comics, she's touring the country this July. She'll be in Chicago - so come out to meet her, get some books signed, and help say goodbye to this beloved comic strip. You can also tell her how much you liked her Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens series, too.
Also appearing is Mike Holmes, artist on the popular Secret Coders graphic novel series, and whose work includes Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, Animal Crackers: Circus Mayhem and many more!
Meredith and Mike will be at Challengers from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Friday, July 28th.
September 27th, 2017 - Challengers will be hosting writer M.L. Miller for a signing of the first issue of his new series from Black Mask, GRAVETRANCERS! He'll be here from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday, September 27th. Come meet a talented local writer and check out a cool new comic!
"On a journey to track down the grave of their estranged father, Maribel and Anthony find their way to the Malort Cemetery, a strange, seemingly abandoned field of mostly unmarked tombs. There they encounter an eccentric clan of grave-robbers who've devised a highly-addictive drug made from human remains--and the fresher the corpse, the stronger the dose. What started out as an attempt to reconnect with the past becomes a descent into a psychedelic, neon-colored nightmare, will Maribel and Anthony find their way through the hallucinogens or will they become the next hit?"