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ANNOUNCING OUR SECOND INBOUND PROGRAM WITH CHIPRC: May 29-June 12, 2016, we are excited that Artists-in-Residence for our 2016 CHIPRC inbound residency, Chris Gooch and Sarah McNeil [who are illustrators/comic artists currently based in Melbourne Australia, and are collaborating on a risograph-printed comic that they began making with Sarah’s risograph imprint, Room Press, and will continue working on and finish during their residency in Chicago, to make available during this year’s Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)] are HERE! During their two week residency here, they will be utilizing CHIPRC’s space as their studio (including CHIPRC’s risograph printer), meeting with local risograph printers in Chicago, working on their project(s) for CAKE, teaching workshops at CHIPRC and CAKE, and presenting at CAKE and exhibiting there. “Engaging with community, meeting new people and working alongside them is an important part of our art making practice.” If you want to check out the programming and join in, click here!
April 30th was our first Edible Books event, Mastering the Art of Book Cooking*! It was fun!! It was food!!! For the delicious details of our fundraiser (i.e. Facebook photos) click here. Our next one is planned for April 1st, 2017!
The Guest Blog entry from our Artist-in-Residence from OUR FIRST PROJECT-BASED PROGRAM, our Inbound Wild Card residency is posted! David Kadish came to Chicago October 2015, making work and experiencing Chicago Artists Month 2015 first hand… Read all about it here!
We had SUCH a great Spring in 2015! We offered our first Inbound program in partnership with the Chicago Publishers Resource Center (CHIPRC) to our first inbound Artist-in-Residence: Roman Muradov! He spent two weeks here in Chicago, making new work at CHIPRC, offering a workshop, “Constrained Comics” at CHIPRC, and giving a presentation at Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE). You can check out his Guest Blog post here. We also want to wish him congratulations on having his first book, (In A Sense) Lost and Found, nominated for an Ignatz Award.
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