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Gallery discussion at the Harold

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

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 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

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

New on NPR (WBEZ)

There’s a lot going on here. For starters, we have a new interactive comic with the awesome crew at WBEZ‘s Curious City. It’s all about new neighborhood names, how neighborhoods form and who… 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

In a store near you…

We’re pretty happy to announce that “The Illustrated Press: Chicago” is now available in stores. We’re starting with the much-beloved Quimby’s in Wicker Park and will be expanding from there. So keep an… Continue reading

On sale now!

Get a copy while they last! “…Everything starts somewhere, and the stories pasted on that wall ranged from promising to remarkable.” —Chicago Tribune   “Holliday and Rodriguez quickly make a come-up in the… Continue reading

The Book release Approacheth

Two things: 1. After more than a year of drawing, writing and reporting, “The Illustrated Press: Chicago” will gets its official release at the 2012 Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibit. Feel free to stop… Continue reading

The store is open!

Friends, readers: The Etsy store lives! Check out our shop to get original Illustrated Press postcards and posters in lieu of our early-September release for “The Illlustrated Press: Chicago”. This is one of… Continue reading

Night Watch

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

Interview with Sixty Inches From Center

We met Nicole Sierra Rhoden on a Sunday afternoon in Logan Square to talk about our approach to comics journalism and plans for our first graphic non-fiction book. The day was hot, 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

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

#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

Postcards that mail themselves

Wedlock in the Picayune

We just got the latest issue of The Cartoon Picayune in the mail and it is awesome (and not just because our story “Wedlock: Love and Marriage in the Cook County Jail” is in it).… Continue reading