Tag Archive: comics journalism

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

Life After the Second Set

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

Notes on “How to Survive a Shooting”

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

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

Slideshow: #SaturdayStrip at the Museum of Contemporary Art

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

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

interview w/ the printers row journal (plus some)

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 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

Posters are in!

30 super glossy posters just arrived in the mail! So, now you can put us on your walls. After Kickstarter rewards and promotional posters for the book release (August), we should have around… Continue reading

The draft layout:

IT HAS BEGUN. A couple pieces of unrelated news: 1. the book LAUNCH is coming! (in August). 2. We’re now on Facebook (You may have noticed the new widget on the right side… Continue reading

#AAN2012: Detroit

If you missed it, here’s our panel presentation from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia Convention: Comics Journalism: Getting the Story, One Panel at a Time on Prezi Thanks to Hanaa Rifaey for moderating,… 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

Thanks, Mr. Weisman Award!

  While we’ve been posting stories here and through other outlets over the last few months, the original idea for these comjourn stories was to document the city (of Chicago) through a combination… 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