Chris Gooch and Sarah McNeil, two Australian artists, have arrived for their TRANSIT inbound residency at the Chicago Publishers Resource Center (CHIPRC) here in Chicago, Sunday May 29th – Sunday June 12th, 2016. They will also be participating in this year’s CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo).
Sarah is an Australian artist, illustrator and runs Room Press, an Australian based risograph publisher and distributor. Chris draws comics in Melbourne, Australia.
Chris and Sarah plan to debut a new book at CAKE completed during their residency, taking part in a risograph workshop, and will be hosting zine and print workshops at CHIPRC in the weeks leading up to CAKE.
Be a part of what they are up to for the two weeks they are in Chicago:
Wednesday June 1st, 7-9pm Welcome Reception at CHIPRC
Take this time to meet Sarah and Chris, ask questions about their work and welcome them to Chicago. There will be light refreshments and drinks available.
Tuesday May 31st – Friday June 3rd and Sunday June 5th – Friday June 10th
Open Studio: Drop into CHIPRC during weekday and Sunday hours anytime from 12-5pm and see the artists process. Bring your own projects to work on. Meet this pair of creatives while they are in town!
Saturday June 4th, 2pm Learn to Risograph! Make an art print!! $30
Wednesday June 8th, 7pm Make a riso-printed mini-zine or comic! $20
Saturday and Sunday, June 11th & 12th, 11am-6pm both days, Chris and Sarah will be at CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo)!!!
– They will be exhibiting at Table 1a all weekend (except while presenting, of course).
– Saturday June 11th, 215pm Sarah and Chris will talk about their work and residency experience. “Melbourne, Australia-based Chris Gooch and Sarah McNeil, the TRANSIT inbound CHIPRC Artists in Residence, will discuss their comics and other art, as well as their publishing endeavors, particularly in Risograph printing. They will also speak about their experience creating new work in Chicago as part of their residency at the Chicago Publishers Resource Center.”
– Sunday June 12th, 1130am-1230pm “Age of Riso: The Ins and Outs of Riso Printing” workshop with Matt Davis and Sarah McNeil. “The Risograph combines the speed and ease of a photocopier with the vivid colors of silkscreening. Come learn about this affordable, easy-to-use digital printer with Matt Davis, comics publisher and owner of Chicago’s Perfectly Acceptable Press, and TRANSIT inbound CHIPRC Artist in Residence Sarah McNeil. Matt will survey the history of Risography, explain how the machine is operated, and share his ideas on how to get the most out of this printing method. Workshop participants will then produce a two-color print in collaboration with Sarah. Whether you’re new to the Riso or have been using it for years, don’t miss this opportunity to pick up insights from two master printers and trade tips with fellow aficionados. This workshop is sponsored by Rotofugi.”
(For details, locations, etc. on the events above, please click the links above.)
We hope you can join us!