Illustrated Press is a multimedia production collective specializing in illustrated journalism and other storytelling endeavors. The Chicago-based group of professional journalists and illustrators fuses narrative non-fiction with shoe-leather reportage, all set to finely tuned sequential art.

Our Team:

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Darryl Holliday is a reporter, nonfiction writer and photographer with an interest new media, science (fiction) and urban American history. He’ll give you a motivational speech without being asked — he’s a journalist with DNAinfo Chicago.

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E. N. Rodriguez is an artist and graphic designer for the Chicago Tribune and has directed the art in various city publications, including Columbia College’s R_Wurd, a youth journalism magazine. Erik has been drawing, literally, longer than he can remember.

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Jamie Hibdon is a cartoonist and wandering brush-for-hire. When not working with the Illustrated Press, his work can be found in his ongoing anthology, Lingua Franca Comics. He lives in Chicago.


Maha Ahmed is the music editor and a writer for the South Side Weekly, and helps produce South Side Weekly Radio. She is interested in narrative, urban space, time, race, and gender, their representations through multimedia, and learns what people smarter than her have to say about them as a sociology and public policy student at the University of Chicago.

*Illustrated Press Chicago, a comics journalism collective, is not associated with The Illustrated Press, LLC book publishers in St. Louis.