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.
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
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
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
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
We want to take a second to introduce our newest illustrator, Jamie Hibdon, but also to spread the word on our newest #comicsjournalism story out on Medium‘s The Nib today. Jamie and Darryl tell the story of Miles… Continue reading
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.
Let’s Get Working is a three-day festival celebrating the legacy of Studs Terkel, revisiting his work and tracing his influence through oral histories, film screenings, performances, art installations, storytelling, and community dialogues. In addition… Continue reading
Artists, Doodlers, People with crayons: Just a reminder, The Open Key tumblr is open for submissions. Send a message over to TheOpenKey@gmail.com to get on board. We’ll have an announcement or two coming up… Continue reading
Nortasha has been on a tightrope since her daughter was murdered in June. Some days we can’t speak, she says, because she’s had a bad night that carried into the next day. She… Continue reading
Have no fear, friends! We’ve got more stories, a second book and more events all coming your way. More details soon
Thanks to David Plier for inviting us to the studio for an interview on WGN radio.
Written, Reported and Designed (mostly) in 7 hours at Museum of Contemporary Art’s Saturday Strip. CLICK here for the slideshow. Erik, Darryl and Kyla
We’ll be posting our live comics journalism piece from the Museum of Contemporary Art’s #SaturdayStrip event in the next couple days, but, in the meantime, here’s a slideshow from our friend Jonathan Gibby.… Continue reading
Alright…this is a big deal. Stop by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago July 27 for a full day of comics with Daniel Clowes, Paul Hornschemeier, a bunch of amazing Chicago artists AND US. We’ll… Continue reading
The Harold Washington Library is giving us the run of the hallway for our second AND LAST “gallery discussion” Wednesday, June 26 @ 6p. Our comics journalism exhibit ends its 5-month run July 28.… Continue reading
As expected, CAKE was great! More unexpectedly, a bunch of you liked The Open Key project enough to sketch and submit your interpretations of funny things police say — 50 original Open Keys were drawn… Continue reading
Darryl and Erik are featured in the latest issue of the Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Journal. “Sipping coffee at New Wave Coffee in Logan Square, Holliday, 27, explained comics journalism as a combination of… Continue reading
The Illustrated Press presents: THE OPEN KEY We’re taking submissions! Do you draw? Doodle? Dabble in stick figures? We’ll take it. THE OPEN KEY is loosely based on things police say over the… Continue reading
We haven’t posted an official update in a while, but we’ve been busy as ever. So — a few updates: Most importantly! We have two Illustrated Press stories on exhibit at the Harold… Continue reading