Friday, October 5, 2012
The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest will be raising funds with the sale of two limited edition Chris Ware posters.
Take your pick! The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest just let us know that they'll be selling two limited edition posters by Oak Park-based artist and graphic novelist Chris Ware. Read our interview with Chris Ware on his new book Building Stories here. The posters, which you can see above, depict homes in Oak Park and River Forest with lenses to the past. According to the historical society, the posters will be available in two sizes as well as signed and unsigned. The price for the posters range from $30 to $550, and can be purchased at historical society events, or online at the society's website, www.oprfhistory.org.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Oak Park's Chris Ware, the author and artist behind the new book 'Building Stories' comes to Unity Temple on Oct. 4. Patch sat down with Ware to discuss the new book, its inspiration and what he's working on next.
Oak Park-based graphic novelist Chris Ware isn't they type to let function dictate form. So, it would make sense that Ware's latest work isn't a singular work of fiction in the traditional sense. The author and artist, known for taking the road less traveled, instead presents Building Stories as a sort of box set featuring books, pamphlets, posters and more that the reader will need to put together in a similar way that they would recall memories from their own life—scattered, non-linear and of one's own making. Tonight, Ware will hold a discussion of Building Stories at Unity Temple, 875 Lake St. in Oak Park, hosted by Writers at Wright. In anticipation of the discussion of the book, Patch talked with Ware about the new work, inspiration…
Friday, August 24, 2012
A look at some can't-miss events around town, brought to you by The Book Table, Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, Midwest Media and Friends of the Oak Park Public Library.
Behind some of the area's most anticipated and successful lectures and appearances is The Book Table, the "fiercely independent" bookstore owned by Jason Smith and Rachel Weaver. With help from groups like the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, Midwest Media and Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, the store has facilitated a number of intriguing appearances around town. Already, the fall of 2012 is shaping up to be a great season for local literature fans. Here's a look at what's coming up: Thursday, September 20, 2012, 7pm Unity Temple, 875 Lake Street Tickets $10.00 Co-sponsored by Unity Temple Restoration Foundation Tavi Gevinson will discuss Rookie Yearbook One, a collection of "articles, interviews, photo editorials, and …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Oak Park artist creates 'Touch Sensitive,' a special edition comic for Apple's iPad.
We're a little late in posting this, but if you're a fan of Oak Parker Chris Ware's comics and you own an iPad, you might want to consider purchasing Touch Sensitive, Ware's first (and perhaps only) iPad comic. Related: Cartoonists Chris Ware and Charles Burns Delight Fans at Unity Temple The 14-page (or is it 14-slide?) Touch Sensitive centers on a woman's insecurities with her body and the relationship with her boyfriend. It's available for .99 cents in the McSweeney's app, which is available in the iTunes store for free. Here's some of the reviews: Like Oak Park-River Forest Patch? Why not like us on Facebook?
Friday, February 4, 2011
Rounding up the best in local news.
We can't be everywhere and neither can you. Our new "Week in Review" is designed to bring you up to speed on local news in Oak Park and River Forest. Here goes: So, it snowed: A lot. And the area's hardworking reporters and photographers were out in force documenting the blizzaster, snOMG, chiblizzard or whatever the kids were calling it. School and many activities throughout Oak Park and River Forest resume Friday. Hey Holmes, whatcha reading? Teachers at Oliver Wendell Holmes elementary school unveiled the pick for the One School, One Book project. The winner? The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Chocolate kisses, transcribed: Oak Parker Susan Van Dusartz makes customizable chocolate delicacies, available by mail and web orders or …
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Artists pair up for an evening of alt comics in Oak Park.
Charles Burns and Chris Ware, two of America's foremost cartoonists, joined forces for a discussion at the Unity Temple in Oak Park. Attendance numbered more than 200, with fans filling the balconies for Tuesday night's event, which included a book signing and Q&A session. Ray Pride, film editor for Chicago's Newcity, moderated the discussion. The high attendance could be chalked up to the recent releases of their newly minted, highly anticipated books — Ware's ACME Novelty Library #20: Lint and Burns' X'd Out, his first since 2005's Black Hole. Both artists are highly respected in their shared fields of comics and graphic design. Ware, an Oak Park resident, frequently discusses the perception that comics have to be either childish or …