March 2017 is Women's History Comics Month at Challengers!
In conjunction with Women's History Month, we're holding Women's Comics Month and we are highlighting female and non-binary comics artists by inviting local talent to one-day tabling events that are happening every day of the month of March, so every day will be something unique and exciting.
Our hope is to fill every calendar day with a creator, so check back as this list grows, but here's the schedule thus far:
Thu Mar 02: Chloë Perkis, 11am-7pm Fri Mar 03: Bianca Xunise, 3pm-7pm Sat Mar 04: Lauren Burke / Monica Ras, 11am-5pm Sun Mar 05: Amber Huff, 11am-5pm Mon Mar 06: Rosie Accola, 3pm-7pm Wed Mar 08: Isabella's Crafts, 5:30pm-7pm Thu Mar 09: Sara Kloskowski, 3pm-7pm Fri Mar 10: Marie Enger, 2pm-7pm Sat Mar 11: Andrea Bell, 11am-5pm Sun Mar 12: Rebecca Rothschild, 11am-5pm Tue Mar 14: Natalie Andrews, 2pm-5pm / Isabella's Crafts, 5:30pm-7pm Wed Mar 15: Kat Leyh, 5pm-7pm Thu Mar 16: Stephanie Mided, 2pm-7pm Fri Mar 17: Ashley Riot, 11am-5pm Sat Mar 18: Amy Peltz, 11am-5pm Sun Mar 19: Sheika Lugtu / The Ladydrawers 11am-5pm Tue Mar 21: Sage Coffey, 11am-7pm Wed Mar 22: Isabella's Crafts, 5:30pm-7pm Thu Mar 23: Vickie Perez-Segovia (Vixtopher) 11am-7pm Fri Mar 24: Yewon Kwon, 5pm-7pm Sat Mar 25: Cathy Hannah, 11am-5pm Sun Mar 26: Corinne Halbert, 12pm-3pm Tue Mar 28: Leila Abdelrazaq, 11am-5pm Wed Mar 29: Isabella Rotman, 11am-7pm Thu Mar 30: Delia Jean, 5pm-7pm Fri Mar 31: Coco Picard, 5pm-7pm
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 – DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON returns to Challengers to sign his excellent* new Image comic EXTREMITY. This event corresponds with the release of Extremity #2, so you will have had a full month to buy, read and Love #1. We are quite confident that you will do all 3 of those things.
Daniel is the creator of SPACE MULLET and has worked on Man-Thing and Quake: SHIELD 50th Anniversary Special for Marvel and wrote and drew the acclaimed GREEN LEADER mini-comic.
Daniel will be signing from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
“Thea dreams. Not of a better life, but of revenge on the clan that ruined her family. With ferocious battles between man, machines, and monsters ahead...who knows where her quest for vengeance will take her? Creator DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON (Space Mullet) and colorist MIKE SPICER present a bold new vision, where the beauty and imagination of Studio Ghibli meet the intensity of Mad Max, in this all-new Skybound Original.”
*Patrick and Dal have both read the first 2 issues of Extremity and think it’s one of the best new comics of the year.
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 - LOGAN FAERBER returns to Challengers to sign copies of 'NAMWOLF #1! The OH, KILLSTRIKE artists is now working with Eric Powell's Albatross Funnybooks on a Vietnam/Werewolf comic (if you hand't guessed that from the title). Logan is a great artist and a former Chicagoan, so come get a jump on C2E2 by meeting him in a quiter, less hectic setting. Full moon not required.
Thursday, April 20th, 2017 - CULLEN BUNN and BRIAN HURTT are coming to Chicago for C2E2 and Challengers has them a day early! Join us in celebrating the resurrection of their demon noir comic THE DAMNED: THREE DAYS DEAD in a $10 re-mastered edition and prepare for the NEW ongoing series.