Women’s Comics Month 2018

We’re doing it again!

March 2018 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 Saturday and Sunday of the month of March, so every day will be something unique and exciting.

Our hope is to fill every Saturday and Sunday with 3 creators, so check back as this list grows, but here’s the schedule thus far:

Saturday March 3
Rachel Bard
Isabella Rotman
Beth Hetland

Sunday March 4
Lucy Knisley
Sarah Becan
Corinne Halbert

Saturday March 10
Megan Gedris
Sage Coffey
Emi Tolibas 

Sunday March 11
Stephanie Mided
Vixtopher
Rosie Accola

Saturday March 17
Wolf Lopez
Melissa Sue Stanley
Rebecca Rothschild

Sunday March 18
Natalie Andrews
Leslie Perrine
Delia Jean

Saturday March 24
Lizzy Tiritilli
Ashly Powley
Andrea Bell

Saturday March 31
Bianca Xunise
Yewon Kwon

Jessi Zabarsky

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Cathy Hannah

Saturday
March 25
11:00am – 5:00pm

Cathy Hannah draws comics in Chicago about cats, boys, Taco Bell, and naps. She posts a comic/illustration every day!

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Rosie Accola

Monday
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.

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Coco Picard

Friday
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.

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Ashley Riot

Friday
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.

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Sara Kloskowski

Thursday
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.

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Isabella Rotman

Wednesday
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.

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Leila Abdelrazaq

Tuesday
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.

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Corinne Halbert

Sunday
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.

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Sage Coffey

Tuesday
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.

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Stephanie Mided

Monday
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.

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