1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

COMICS THAT INTERRUPT

Featuring  Ezra Claytan Daniels
and Ben Passmore

Tuesday, October 9 at 8 PM, Free

The Nightingale is delighted to welcome back Ezra Claytan Daniels as he celebrates the book version of his inventive graphic novel Upgrade Soul. Originally released as an interactive iPhone App, the innovative sci-fi story follows an aging couple in the aftermath of an experimental operation to clone themselves gone awry. Daniels asks probing questions about what shapes our identity -Is it the capability of our mind or the physicality of our bodies? Is a newer, better version of yourself still you? This page-turning graphic novel follows Hank and Molly as they discover the harsh truth that only one version of themselves is fated to survive.

Touring with Daniels is Philadelphia-based cartoonist Ben Passmore reading from his comic-collection released in March of 2018, Your Black Friend and Other  Strangers. Passmore masterfully tackles comics about race, gentrification, the prison system, online dating, gross punks, bad street art, kung fu movie references, beating up God, and lots of other grown-up stuff with refreshing doses of humour and lived relatability. These comics are essential, humorous, and accessible, told through Passmore’s surreal lens in the vibrant full-color hues of New Orleans.

At this event, Ben and Ezra will both present sections of their new releases. Afterwards, they will join Chicago-based  comic artists in a roundtable discussion about creating comics that address white supremacy, sexism, and xenophobia.

 

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Filed under: animation, artist in attendance, expanded cinema, Free Screening!, literature, narrative, new media, reading, science, social justice, Uncategorized, video

TWEETING & DELETING

a visiting reading series

The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Thursday, July 13, 7 pm, $5 suggested donation

Tweeting & Deleting is coming to CHICAGO.

The reading series curated by Lina Abascal (@linalovesit) is a place for women identifying and nonbinary writers to hang out and share their work.

Readings by:

Meaghan Garvey

Alyson Lewis

Allie Wachowski

Mac Popetz

Rosie Accola

Charlotte “Gasp” Gasparetti Ribar

Ashley Ray-Harris

event is free, $5 donation suggested at door to support nightingale cinema.



Filed under: feminism, performance, poetry, queer, reading

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