Media Release — Graphic novels are a combination of literature and art, so why shouldn’t a graphic novel event be the same? Challengers Comics + Conversation presents THE SIXTH GUN weekend: a Friday evening opening with artist Brian Hurtt and writer Cullen Bunn, then a noon signing on Saturday with both creators.
Published by Oni Press (Scott Pilgrim, Stumptown) THE SIXTH GUN is a supernatural western that references the Civil War. During that time, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gun, the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way.
Just as THE SIXTH GUN crosses genres, this unique event crosses mediums, and celebrates not just the art or the writing, but the comic as a whole.
Where Words Meet Pictures: The Sixth Gun
Art exhibition and signing at The Rogues Gallery
January 14th at 7:00pm – Art Opening, refreshments will be served, cocktail attire requested
January 15th at Noon – Signing and Discussion
About the Rogues Gallery
The Rogues Gallery opened in November of 2010 and is Chicago’s first ever Comic Art Gallery. In addition to featuring comic book artists from across the country, the Rogues Gallery is home to community events such as art classes, book clubs, and children’s read-alongs. The gallery has been featured in Time Out Chicago, Metromix, and the Columbia Chronicle.
About Challengers Comics + Conversation
Named “Best Comic Shop” by the Chicago Reader (June 2010) and “Best Comic Book Store” by Chicago Magazine (August 2009), Challengers Comics + Conversation strives to prove that the best thing about being in a comic book store is being in a comic book store. With a combined 38 years of comic retail experience, owners Patrick Brower and W. Dal Bush endeavor to bring Chicago a full-service, technologically interactive comic store that has the same level of wonder and enjoyment as the comics they sell. And read. And talk about. And champion.
Challengers Comics + Conversation
1845 N. Western Ave · Chicago, IL · 60647
773.278.0155 · www.ChallengersComics.com