On Saturday, July 27th the MCA showcases all that is amazing in the world of independent comics, cartoons, and animation in Chicago. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Modern Cartoonist: the Art of Daniel Clowes, this daylong event includes something for everyone, whether you’re 9 or 90. Buy rare books and original artwork at a pop-up comic fair co-presented with Chicago’s renowned Quimby’s Bookstore, enjoy screenings of animated short films programmed by the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, and take part in a large-scale, collaborative comic jam with local comic collective Trubble Club. Watch Chicago’s celebrated Second City perform comic-themed improv, and the live cinema group Manual Cinema present a feature-length shadow puppet performance. Hear different perspectives on the Chicago comic scene from Paul Hornschemeier, Anne Elizabeth Moore and the Ladydrawers Comics Collective, as well as Darryl Holliday and E.N. Rodriguez of Illustrated Press: Chicago. Get tips on how to make your own mini-comics and animated films in workshops run by cartoonists and animators like Jeff Brown, Lilli Carre and Alexander Stewart. Immerse yourself in groundbreaking digital comics, and experience unique comic related performances including DJ sets by Steve Krakow, readings by local cartoonists presented by Brain Frame’s Lyra Hill, and Ezra Claytan Daniels’s live art spectacle, The Comic Art Battle.
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