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Events Mon Mar 08 2010

Exploring Chicago's Comic Scene

Comics have found a home in Chicago. The Second City has an abundant amount of artists, working hard to get their material seen. These experts will present their ideas, opinions and techniques at the first-ever Comic Symposium of Chicago, hosted by The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). For two days, panels of comic creators will discuss Chicago's influence on this art form.

Starting Thursday, March 11 and continuing until Friday, March 12, the symposium will feature four panel discussions with numerous artists answering questions from attendees. The panelists will investigate not only the trials of self-publication, film and education, but also the difficulties of maintaining independent comic shops around the city. The event will bring all fans of the comic world together to listen to local comic makers discuss their passion, their art.

The event is free and open to the public. It will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. this Thursday and Friday at the SAIC Ballroom: 112 S. Michigan Ave.

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