March 2017 is Women’s 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 BurkeMonica 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
Wed Mar 15: Kat Leyh, 5pm-7pm
Fri Mar 17: Ashley Riot, 11am-5pm
Sat Mar 18: Amy Peltz, 11am-5pm
Sun Mar 19: Sheika Lugtu / The Ladydrawers 11am-5pm
Mon Mar 20: Stephanie Mided, 2pm-7pm
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

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Rosie Accola

March 6th
3:00pm – 7:00pm

Rosie Accola is a zinester, poet, and editor. She released her first chapbook of poems, “Feel Better” with Goblin Prints in November of 2016.


Coco Picard

March 31st
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Coco Picard is the creative penname of Caroline Picard, an artist, writer, publisher, and curator who explores the figure in relation to systems of power. She is the Executive Director of The Green Lantern Press—a nonprofit publishing house and art producer in operation since 2005—and Co-Director of Sector 2337, a hybrid artspace/bar/bookstore in Logan Square. Her debut graphic novel, The Chronicles of Fortune is coming out in Spring of 2017 via Radiator Comics.


Ashley Riot

March 17th
11:00am – 5:00pm

Ashley Riot is an internationally traveling cosplayer, comic artist, and illustrator. She enjoys 80’s synth wave, retro anime, and classic fighting games. She resides in Chicago and works on her independent comics Pinion & Psyche.


Sara Kloskowski

March 9th
3:00pm – 7:00pm

Sara Kloskowski is a Chicago based artist who draws inspiration from vintage ads, American traditional tattooing, and old cartoons. Her work includes black and grey line work, circles and dots for texture, and sometimes embroidery or collage.


Isabella Rotman

March 29th
11:00am – 7:00pm

Isabella Rotman is a cartoonist and snake person from Maine living and drawing in Chicago. Her art is usually about the ocean, mermaids, crushing loneliness, people in the woods, or sex. She is the author of the sexual health comic You’re so Sexy When You Aren’t Transmitting STIs and Artist in Residence at Scarleteen.com.


Leila Abdelrazaq

March 28th
11:00am – 5:00pm

Leila Abdelrazaq is a Chicago-born Palestinian artist and organizer. She is the author of the graphic novel Baddawi, as well as other short comics and zines. Her creative work focuses primarily on issues of diaspora, refugees, history, memory, and borders.


Corinne Halbert

March 26th
12:00pm – 3:00pm

Corinne Halbert has lived and worked in Chicago for nearly ten years. She received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. She’s a painter, illustrator and cartoonist who’s main area of interest is erotic horror and horror comics. Since 2009, Halbert has self-published Hate Baby comics, as well as contributed to Black Eye, Magic Whistle and Suspect Device. When she isn’t rendering body cavities real and/or imagined with her signature psychedelic aplomb, Halbert peddles zines, comics, and other incendiary literature at Chicago’s revered Quimby’s Bookstore.


Sage Coffey

March 21st
11:00am – 7:00pm

Sage Coffey is a little cartoonist cozy in Chicago with two cats and a can-do attitude. They like to draw comics that make them laugh and daily autobiographical comics.


Stephanie Mided

March 20th
2:00pm – 7:00pm

Stephanie Mided is a freelance illustrator and comic artist from Chicago, Illinois. She is the writer and artist of upcoming web comic “Jet Black” launching April 1st.


Kat Leyh

March 15th
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Kat Leyh is a comics writer/artist based out of Chicago. She’s most known for her series Supercakes, and as one of the writers/cover artists for Lumberjanes.


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