August 31st, 2019 - Sarah Becan, one of our favorite Chicago comics creators, returns to Challengers on Saturday, August 31st to sign copies of "Let's Make Ramen"! Sarah will be here from 2pm until 4pm-ish to promote her amazing new illustrated cookbook, made in collaboration with acclaimed chef Hugh Amano. Come pick up a copy of this hot new book, and get it signed by one of its awesome authors!
More about "Let's Make Ramen": Playful and instructive, this hybrid cookbook/graphic novel introduces the history of ramen and provides more than 40 recipes for everything you need to make the perfect ramen at home including stocks, tares, and broths; noodles, toppings, and accompaniments. Authors Hugh Amano and Sarah Becan present colorful, humorous, and easy-to-follow comics that fully illustrate all the necessary steps and ingredients. Along the way, they share preparation shortcuts that make weeknight ramen a reality; provide meaty tidbits on Japanese culinary traditions; and feature words of wisdom, personal anecdotes, and cultural insights from ramen chefs and luminaries like Ivan Orkin and Brian MacDuckston of Ramen Adventures. Perfect for beginners, seasoned cooks, and armchair cooks alike, this comic book cookbook is an accessible, fun, and inviting introduction to one of Japan's most popular dishes!
Saturday, September 7th, 2019 - Same dog. NEW TRICKS! MIKE NORTON returns to Challengers in an event fit for dogs! In fact, dogs are welcome!! It's... BATTLEPUG DAY! To celebrate the release of the brand new Image Comics BATTLEPUG #1, Mike wants to meet YOUR DOG(S)! Mike will be petting your pups and signing your comics from Noon to 3:00pm, Saturday, September 7th. Plus, we'll be grilling up some dogs, too! This signing is for the dogs!! No other pets need attend, save for Chance the Snapper, should he decide to come back to the neighborhood.
BATTLEPUG #1: The Eisner Award-winning and Harvey Award-winning fan-favorite webcomic created by MIKE NORTON is now a NEW COMIC SERIES! It's been a few years since the last Kinmundian saved the world with the help of his faithful Battlepug, but a new threat arises. The epic tale returns as our favorite barbarian and his trusty overgrown dog renew their quest for insane adventure!
The Mission: Once a month casual hangout after hours at Challengers Comics + Conversation meant to build community and foster friendship thru comics! Intended for all women and is unequivocally Queer, Non-Binary, & Trans friendly!
Time: Every Second Monday of the Month starting at 7pm!
Per usual, this event is BYOB and BYO-SNACKS. However, some snacks and beverages will be provided. And you're more than welcome to bring any crafts you're currently working on!
Don’t forget you can always join our Facebook Group and hang in the downtime between meetups: WCN Facebook
Saturday, September 21st, 2019 - It's BATMAN DAY 2019! It's time to celebrate all things Caped Crusader! All things Dark Knight! All things World's Greatest Detective! And that means... •Free Exclusive BATMAN Comic! •Free BATMAN Sketches from STEPHANIE MIDED and LUKE SMARTO! •20% Off All BATMAN Products! •BATMAN-themed Cosplay! •BATMAN-Themed Temporary Tattoos! And MORE! BATMAN DAY will run from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, September 21st.