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A Night of Comics

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Nick Bertozzi, Paul Hornschemeier and Austin Grossman are approaching the intersection of comics and literature in new, fresh ways. Stop Smiling is delighted to be hosting them along with our friends from and the Printers’ Ball. wants to give their large and diverse Chicago audience the opportunity to hear and meet authors live and in person. enjoys a loyal following in the city it now calls home, and this reading series attracts significant audiences from all parts of Chicagoland. Featuring three to four authors at each event, the ongoing monthly readings highlight the unique, intelligent and omnivorous taste of one of the most popular literary websites of its kind.


Recorded Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at Stop Smiling Storefront.

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