Under those sheets are 36 gorgeous pages of original GUSTAVO DUARTE art. Come see his exhibit tonight @ Challengers. 7pm. (at CHALLENGERS Comics + Conversation)

shared 2 days ago on October/18/2014, with 2 notes.

Brazil’s own GUSTAVO DUARTE is in Chicago for an art exhibit @ Challengers, TONIGHT @ 7pm. So exciting!!

shared 2 days ago on October/18/2014.

Once, they were heroes. Now, they are the undead. We’re getting into the Halloween spirit this week with… COMIC BOOK ZOMBIES.



CA #145 Theme: DEATHSTROKE The TERMINATOR
Well, he LOOKS Halloween-ish, right? And he’s got a brand new book out this week, so let’s give ‘ol Slade Wilson his due.

If you are interested in submitting, please follow these simple guidelines:
-Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100 dpi.
-Along with your submission, please include
1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory).
2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional).
(Please do not post your submission to your blog/website until Friday morning. Thank you.)
3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional).
Please email your contribution to patrick@challengerscomics.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening. Oooohhhh… spooookyyyy! CA Art-Blog #144: COMIC BOOK ZOMBIES. And they’re coming for YOU!! Once, they were heroes. Now, they are the undead. We’re getting into the Halloween spirit this week with…
shared 3 days ago on October/17/2014, with 2 notes.

It’s here and it’s HUGE. Challengers has a Tardis!!

shared 1 week ago on October/10/2014, with 913 notes.

Na-na-na-na-Na-na-na-na-BATGIRL! She’s still Barbara Gordon, but she’s moved across the river and has a hip, new look. So, take a look at Batgirl.


CA #144 Theme: COMIC BOOK ZOMBIES
We’re really getting into the Halloween theme this week. Think ‘Marvel Zombies’ but it doesn’t have to be Marvel. Any comic book character as a zombie.

If you are interested in submitting, please follow these simple guidelines:
-Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100 dpi.
-Along with your submission, please include
1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory).
2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional).
(Please do not post your submission to your blog/website until Friday morning. Thank you.)
3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional).
Please email your contribution to patrick@challengerscomics.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening.

CA #143: (THE NEW) BATGIRL Na-na-na-na-Na-na-na-na-BATGIRL! She’s still Barbara Gordon, but she’s moved across the river and has a hip, new look.
shared 1 week ago on October/10/2014, with 1 note.

Head’s up, Chicago, Parker is manning the register today @ Challengers! @spidey13 #ParkersPick (at CHALLENGERS Comics + Conversation)

shared 2 weeks ago on October/4/2014, with 1 note.

“Whosoever holds this hammer, if SHE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”



CA #143 Theme: THE NEW BATGIRL
Our “new” themes continue w/ Batgirl. She’s still Barbara Gordon, but she’s got a whole new look.

If you are interested in submitting, please follow these simple guidelines:
-Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100 dpi.
-Along with your submission, please include
1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory).
2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional).
(Please do not post your submission to your blog/website until Friday morning. Thank you.)
3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional).
Please email your contribution to patrick@challengerscomics.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening. Challengers Assemble! #142: THE NEW THOR “Whosoever holds this hammer, if SHE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” – CA #143 Theme: THE NEW BATGIRL…
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Five years from now, at Futures End, what will our favorite heroes look like?



CA #142 Theme: THE NEW THOR
“Whosoever holds this hammer, if SHE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”

If you are interested in submitting, please follow these simple guidelines:
-Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100 dpi.
-Along with your submission, please include
1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory).
2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional).
(Please do not post your submission to your blog/website until Friday morning. Thank you.)
3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional).
Please email your contribution to patrick@challengerscomics.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening. CA #141: FUTURES END Five years from now, at Futures End, what will our favorite heroes look like? – CA #142 Theme: THE NEW THOR…
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Come hang out w/ LUCY KNISLEY tomorrow night @ Challengers! Grab a copy of her new graphic novel AN AGE OF LICENSE and eat a bunch of cookies!

lucyknisley
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fantagraphics:

Lucy Knisley is appearing at her first big event since the debut at SDCC and her book release! Starting Friday, September 26th at 7pm at Challengers! Lucy will be signing and customizing your copy of her newest book from us, An Age of License. This travelogue follows recounts the artist’s charming (and romantic!) adventures on a book tour in Europe. The comic store has even gone to the kitchen to whip up some of her sweet and savory treats found in a previous graphic novel, RelishGet there early before the books sells out or else we highly suspect you’ll have to fight crowds, zombies and possible commit a misdemeanor.

Come see me!

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Gustavo Duarte is coming to Challengers! He is an amazing Brazilian cartoonist and illustrator and we’re so very lucky to get him. His Art Show will be so wonderful. Here’s the flyer he made for the event. Be sure to mark your calendars now!

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George Perez is a comic book legend, and he’s still going strong today! We can never thank him for all the entertainment he’s given (and giving) us, but way can tell him how much his work means to us. Or, I guess, SHOW him. Thank you, Mr. Perez, and keep it up!



CA #141 Theme: FUTURES END
For the moth of September, DC Comics has jumped all of their comics 5 years into the future. So for this, the final CA of September, we’re going to do the same. Any comic character you want, draw them how you think they’ll look in 5 years time.

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-Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100 dpi.
-Along with your submission, please include
1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory).
2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional).
(Please do not post your submission to your blog/website until Friday morning. Thank you.)
3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional).
Please email your contribution to patrick@challengerscomics.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening. Challengers Assemble #140: GEORGE PEREZ George Perez is a comic book legend, and he’s still going strong today! We can never thank him for all the entertainment he’s given (and giving) us, but way can tell him how much his work means to us.
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» Book Release Party!

This Friday night @ Challengers!

andthankyouforflying:

Do you live in the Chicago land area? If so I’d love to see your face this coming Friday Sep 19th at CHALLENGERS Comics on 1845 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647. Starts at 7:00pm and runs till 10:00pm but could run later.

Books will be on hand and will be your first chance to pick up…

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thismighthurt:

Patrick from challengerscomics sent me this message today:

What’s weirder than someone stealing the condoms of off “You’re So Sexy…”?
Me finding a condom WRAPPER stuffed behind the comic boxes we sell, right near your books. JUST the wrapper.”

Challengers is a well lit and very open comic book store. I cannot fathom what happened here.

Challengers Condoms + Conversation…?

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Plucked from the 1960’s and thrust into 2014, here are the original, teenage X-Men! Scott, Jean, Hank, Warren and Bobby. And dig those spiffy new Stuart Immnen costumes! Great work, everybody! Bonus points for all (except Tom. Sorry, Tom).



CA #140 Theme: GEORGE PEREZ
The legendary George Perez returns to monthly comics with his SIRENS. So this week our theme is George Perez. And that means whatever you want it to mean. Draw a classic GP character, any of his creator-owned characters, in the style of, or anything else that means George Perez to you.

If you are interested in submitting, please follow these simple guidelines:
-Finished art should be in .JPG format, no more than 100 dpi.
-Along with your submission, please include
1. Your name, or the name you want your work credited to (mandatory).
2. A link to your website/DeviantArt page/blog, whatever you want to promote (optional).
(Please do not post your submission to your blog/website until Friday morning. Thank you.)
3. If your work is for sale, the asking price (optional).
Please email your contribution to patrick@challengerscomics.com no later than 11:59pm Thursday evening. CA! 139: The All-New X-MEN Plucked from the 1960’s and thrust into 2014, here are the original, teenage X-Men! Scott, Jean, Hank, Warren and Bobby.
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We can’t make this because we’re open until 7pm, but there’s no reason YOU can’t go! And you SHOULD… right after you pick up this week’s new comics. And tell Isabella that Patrick says, “Hi!”

thismighthurt:

I’m doing an artist talk/workshop at the International School of comics called How to Get Yourself Out There How to Not Starve to Death. Please come it is FREE.

Bring your project ideas. There will probably be free time at the end for me to go around and talk to people one on one.

Isabella Rotman Independent Publishing
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When: September 10, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: International School of Comics Chicago

Summary:
Isabella Rotman is an accomplished Chicago cartoonist and illustrator. She recently came out with her newest work - “You’re So Sexy When You Aren’t Transmitting STDs,” selling at Columbia, SAIC, and all around Chicago. She’ll be talking about being an independent comics artist and self publishing. Have work and want to promote yourself? Wondering how to even get started? Come and talk to Isabella Rotman!

There are more free events going on all month!

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