Tag Archive: chicago

A #SaturdayStrip Short by the Illustrated Press

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

CAKE (post-CAKE)

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

The Harold library exhibit is live! (plus some)

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

Curious City Comics

Ever wonder how Erik gets started on our stories? In the run-up to our first project with WBEZ (Chicago Public Media/NPR), here’s a short run-through of the early illustration process from on-site reporting, to… Continue reading

First Pages

We’re only a few weeks away from publication! The book is starting to take shape, and we’re definitely looking forward to seeing everything come together after a year of writing and illustrating. The… Continue reading

Preview #5: Untitled

We haven’t posted a preview in a while. So! Here’s a preview for a story we’re working on for the McCormick Foundation about news literacy and student debt. The full story should be out… Continue reading

Day 3: Beat the Machines

We tend to post sketches and rough illustrations of stories as we storyboard/draw them, but the writing side of it goes through a rough draft/editing process also. Here are a couple scans of… Continue reading

Day 1: …10 days to go

This is the first of a 10-day blogathon for the final stretch of our Kickstarter campaign. Erik and I will be posting one update a day on our progress (including original artwork and… Continue reading

Where We’ve Been

Here’s a map of places that have been featured in our stories since July 2011. We want to cover as much of the city as we possibly can—So, we’ll be updating it as… Continue reading

State & Chambers

Story by Darryl Holliday // Illustration by Erik Nelson Rodriguez. If you’ve walked down State Street in the Loop anytime during the last four decades, you’ve likely seen 70-year-old Mr. Chambers with his microphone. He’s usually by the… Continue reading

Visiting: Pilsen Coal

We took a tour through the Fisk coal plant in Pilsen in October –This is essentially what happens. Update: it seems QuitCoal.org has taken a liking to us.

Wedlock: Love and Marriage at the Cook County Jail

Story by Darryl Holliday // Illustrated by Erik Nelson Rodriguez. We consider it a sort of genre-bending — journalistic reporting with comic books. Graphic journalism. Our first story follows one Chicago woman through her marriage at the Cook… Continue reading