Chicago Comics (photo from The Cool Kids Table, 2 May 2010)

MLA Comics Reception
Chicago Comics
Saturday, Jan. 11th, at 7:30 p.m.
3244 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657

We are delighted to announce that Chicago Comics—one of the Windy City’s oldest comics shops, and one of the country’s most respected—will be hosting our Group, and indeed anyone from MLA with an interest in comics, at a reception this Saturday, Jan. 11th, starting at 7:30 p.m.!

That’s right—an informal get-together, with drinks and snacks, just for comics scholars at the MLA, hosted by Chicago Comics. Comics creators from the Chicago area will be on hand to mix and mingle and talk about their work! Do come.

This event is free, and open to any and all from MLA with an interest in the art of comics.

Chicago Comics is an exemplary comics shop, famed throughout the US (and farther) for the breadth of its inventory and the depth of its commitment to the medium. We are proud to be in such good company! Our thanks to Eric and all at Chicago Comics for making this happen.

Directions: Chicago Comics is in the Lakeview neighborhood at 3244 N. Clark St., about 3 to 4 miles north of the MLA convention site. Drive north on Lake Shore Drive and exit at Belmont; left on Belmont, right on Clark. Or take the CTA Red Line to the Belmont station.

The reception starts around 7:30 and will go for a good hour or two. Please invite your friends and colleagues to come! Feel free to drop questions about the event on this blog.

Chicago Comics logo by Lilli Carré