Kedzie Avenue Scrapbook comes to Comfort Society in Logan Square

COMFORT SOCIETY PRESENTS: Illustrated Press On ‘The Kedzie Avenue Scrapbook’ Members of Illustrated Press are on deck for the next round of speakers at Comfort Society, a series of summer talks at the Comfort Station, 2579… Continue reading

Introducing the Kedzie Avenue Scrapbook

Kedzie Avenue, like most of the things we do here at IP, began with a collaboration—between us and our more than 400 Kickstarter backers, as well as other funders. To pay homage to… Continue reading

“Story Lines” Exhibit Opens Friday, June 12 in Chicago

Join South Side Weekly and The Illustrated Press at Cultura in Pilsen to celebrate the opening of Story Lines, a gallery show of comics journalism pieces from and about the South Side. Featuring… Continue reading

The Lost Island of Pintious

Our latest collab comes via Darryl’s 10-year-old sister, Nia, and Illustrated Press artist Jamie Hibdon. Nia handled the words for her 5th grade class and Jamie deftly set it to illustration. “The Lost… Continue reading

Presenting the “Reporting Back” Final Presentation and Exhibit May 18

Many of you came out to our first exhibit for “Reporting Back: Neighborhood Dialogue in Humboldt Park” — and we’d love to have you back for our final presentation. CLICK HERE TO VIEW… Continue reading

Illustrated Press Presents at Prestigious Investigative Journalism Conference

Well, we had a great time presenting our take on illustrated journalism at the 9th Annual Logan Symposium in Investigative Reporting in Berekeley, California! Our panel, “New Ways to Tell An Investigative Story —… Continue reading

The double life of Darryl Holliday: Chicago Reader

Check out a story about Illustrated Press co-founder Darryl Holliday out today from Mike Miner of the Chicago Reader (click on the quote or photo for the full story): The double life of… Continue reading

Photos from the “Reporting Back” Exhibit Opener

Check out photos from our first Reporting Back exhibit with the Illinois Humanities Council and Attitude 7! And mark those calendars for our final presentation May 18 at Film Row Cinema, 1104 S Wabash… Continue reading

Exhibit Opening: “Reporting Back” in Humboldt Park

Our latest project will get a proper unveiling March 16 when we present a graphic journalism exhibit of neighborhood portraits and Humboldt Park stories at Cup and Spoon, 2415 W. North Ave. The exhibit is… Continue reading

Illustrated Press wins 2015 Studs Terkel Award Honors

Illustrated Press and writer/reporter Darryl Holliday have been honored with a 2015 Studs Terkel award for their innovative style of illustrated, street-level journalism since 2011. The award was given to “four distinguished Chicago… Continue reading

“Convicted in Cook” Launches Today With IllusPress Art

We’re very happy to have been part of Convicted in Cook, a new collaborative project featuring five years worth of data on convictions in Chicago. Illustrated Press artist Jamie Hibdon illustrated art for… Continue reading

Kedzie Avenue: “Sketches, Pencils and Ink”

Our upcoming book takes a full-length look at everyday life on a single street in Chicago and Illustrated Press artist Jamie Hibdon has been working on conveying that wide range of people and places into illustrations. Get… Continue reading

Announcing “Kedzie Avenue,” a Kickstarter and our new publisher

We’re very happy to announce our upcoming book and our new publisher! “Kedzie Avenue” takes a full-length look at everyday life on a single street in Chicago. Drawing on a year’s worth of… Continue reading

New Story: “Compartment 13″ Launches on CityLab, Symbolia

Homeless folks in Chicago face many of the same challenges as low- to no- income people around the world. But city officials took those troubles one step further by constructing steepled anti-homeless barricades… Continue reading

We’re hiring an intern!

The Illustrated Press is looking to hire a young illustrator and we need your help! We’ll be partnering with the Illinois Humanities Council and the Community Media Workshop for an upcoming project and… Continue reading

“Longstreet” Featured in Linework

Our short comic “Longstreet” is featured this week in New City, Chicago’s only locally owned and operated cultural weekly. The comic was edited by Ivan Brunetti for the weekly Linework column. Yes. Ivan Brunetti.

Illustrated Press Featured in the Columbia Journalism Review

How comics journalism brings stories to life Chicago’s Illustrated Press is at the forefront of a burgeoning movement The Stingley story is just one example of a striking body of comics journalism that… Continue reading

New Story: South Shore State of Mind

We have a new #comicsjournalism story out on Medium.com today. Much thanks to The Nib for supporting new and innovative work in media. Our story follows Aaron Grifin through his South Side neighborhood… Continue reading

IP Scores Alternative Newsmedia 1st Place “Innovation/Format Buster” Award

Our recent comics journalism story “How to Survive a Shooting” has won 1st place for a 2014 Association of Alternative Newsmedia award. The nomination is for “Innovation/Format Buster” in the Outside-the-Box category. Much thanks… Continue reading

“Two and a Quarter” Launches Today

Grab that RedEye on your way to work, Chicago, our new series “Two and a Quarter” will be covering Chicago Transit Authority stories and shenanigans every other week starting May 13! We know you have a… Continue reading