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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Graphic Novelist Open His Home and The C2E2 Convention

I love Chris Ware. Everything he does is wonderful. He really is brilliant. He also lives just up the street from the BPL in Oak Park, IL.

Yesterday, WBEZ posted this video of reporter Allison Cuddy's tour of Ware's home on their blog.  He has an amazing collection of Gasoline Alley memorabilia, and is just an all around good guy.

Ware invited WBEZ into his home to help promote this weekend's Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place. The Expo is open to the Public today, April 17  from 10-7 and tomorrow, April 18 from 10-5.

Here is the list of who will be appearing. We are talking big names in graphic novels including Ware, pure text authors, and even Carrie Fisher and the guy who play Chewbacca!

Finally, tonight, Neil Gaiman is making a benefit appearance:
Neil Gaiman, the award-winning author of novels, films, and comics including the epoch-changing graphic novel series The Sandman, will take the stage for a benefit appearance on behalf of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2). An "Evening with Neil Gaiman", a paid, ticketed event, will take place on Saturday night, April 17 at 7 PM in the Arie Crown Theater at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. 100% of the proceeds will go to benefit the First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
Tickets are still available.

I hate that it is 2010 and the comics industry is still fighting for their right to publish what they want. But they are...constantly! If you cannot make the dinner, please consider giving to The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

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