Thursday, May 25, 2017

Out and About | CAKE Chicago Alternative Comics Expo June 10 &11

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE] is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alternative comics' most talented artists-- past, present and future. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How To Tuesday | Magic Books & Paper Toys

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Everyone loves a good book, but what’s better than one you’ve made by hand? And not just any straightforward book, but simple pop-up books, flip books, magic pamphlets, pop-up maps, and accordions! Esther K. Smith, author of How to Make Books, unlocks the secrets of making tricky book forms even if you’ve never worked with paper before.

While some of these 25 projects can be made by kids with a little help from mom or dad, all are designed with the adult in mind—the adult who’s a kid at heart! With step-by-step directions and charming illustrations, a few carefully placed cuts and an array of folds and twists almost magically become a colorful, multidimensional book.

@ Columbia College Library
@ Amazon

Friday, May 19, 2017

OUT AND ABOUT | Fairytales and Monsters @ Galerie F

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Turn yourself inside out with Elloo and this all new collection of work that dives into not just her subconscious but experiences and lessons we’ve all journeyed through. This series of works is about everyday moments that make life magical and magnificent: falling in love, fighting evils, breaking down, building up and making a place for yourself. We all have a purpose, a force that pushes each of us to find our tribe, to put in the work for what we love and sometimes to lick our wounds after we fall.

With uncanny talent, Elloo creates scenes that are as adorable as they are unsettling. Her utterly scrumptious paintings drip with sweets and bright colors from a fairytale monster universe of her own design. As captivating as each piece is on its own, they are all just parts of a bigger quest to know herself and in turn to better understand each other. Show up hungry, this is her world and you’re welcome to dig in. 

This evening is sponsored by her friends at Lagunitas Brewing Co as well as our friends at Essentia Water. Stop by from 6-10PM for this underground exhibition at Galerie F!