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Comic Arts Brooklyn

  • Mt Carmel Gymnasium

A FREE ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF COMICS AND CARTOON ART // PRESENTED BY DESERT ISLAND // November 5th, 2016 // Mt. Carmel Gymnasium // 11 AM to 7 PM // Full details forthcoming

Delia Jean will be pairing up with Microcosm Publishing to share THREADBARE: Clothes Sex and Trafficking by Anne Elizabeth Moore, as well as many other unique comics and graphic novels.

5:00 pm17:00

Autotelic Open Studios

  • Autotelic Studios

Tour the two main Autotelic studio buildings at 1856 N. Richmond St. & 3551 W. Diversey Ave. on Oct 29th from 5pm-9pm, and drop by In House afterwards for a Halloween-y after party! See what the 40+ studio artists have been working on all summer.

Live music, beer, art & artists. It's all happening.

5pm-9pm (Autotelic Studios) 1856 N. Richmond Open House
5pm-9pm (Autotelic 3551) 3551 W. Diversey Open House
6pm-9pm (In House) 3520 W. Armitage Exhibition Reception
9pm-12am (In House) 3520 W. Armitage HALLOWEEN PARTY

6:00 pm18:00

Art Meets Craft: Pop Up Shop

  • The Grafton Pub and Grill

Join us for a Pop Up Shop at the Grafton Pub, where Lincoln Square's abundance of amazing local artists and killer craft brews come together! A handful of the neighborhood's finest creatorswill be setting up shop in our cozy back room to showcase a treasure trove of handcrafted items. Grab a beer and get a gander at an array of engraved glass ornaments, intricate ink wash paintings, mini portraits, soft sculptures, and yes, even comic books!  Whether you need to do some early Christmas shopping, decorate your space, or you simply fancy a drink with your neighbors, we look forward to welcoming you!


10:00 am10:00

St Louis Small Press Expo

  • St Louis Public Library Central Branch

The St. Louis Small Press Expo (SPEx) show and sale takes place October 14 and 15 at two notable St. Louis institutions. The main SPEx event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. on Saturday, October 15 in the Great Hall of the St. Louis Public Library’s Central Branch, 1301 Olive Street, 63103. All events will be free and open to the public.



Oct 16

Andersonville Arts Weekend

  • Women and Children First Bookstore


Delia Jean will exhibiting portraiture as the featured artist at Women and Children First bookstore!

Get your creative juices flowing by celebrating Andersonville’s artistic community and fabulous array of locally-owned businesses. Features original artwork by dozens of local artists and designers showcased in businesses throughout the neighborhood, plus a variety of live shows and performances.

For the 14th year, Andersonville is thrilled to celebrate many of the artists and designers who live and work in the neighborhood with Andersonville Arts Weekend. We hope you will take the time to explore the dozens of artists on display in many of your favorite Andersonville businesses. Friday night will kick off with the always popular Night of 100 pARTies!, an evening of receptions up and down Clark Street.

12:00 pm12:00

Pocket Con 2016

  • Chicago Cultural Center

Pocket Con is a free single day convention for Chicago youth brought to you by a partnership between the Chicago Public Library, Freewrite and LOKari Productions. It focuses on work by artists of color, particularly African American authors and artists, as well as comics with a primary character who is Black. Pocket Con also features work in the comic genre by other underrepresented groups, such as women, Latinos, LGBTQs, and other minorities. We have a strong belief in Indie comics and publishing, and welcome small press and self published authors as well as those involved in related forms of expression and interest, such as webcomics, animation, small-budget film-making, video game design, and zines.

Our mission for this event is primarily to promote literacy using the graphic novel format, reflect on the history of race and gender portrayal in comics and film, and introduce characters, writers and authors who have a different voice than the primarily white, primarily male, primarily straight characters written by generations of comic authors (themselves primarily white, straight, and male). We would also like to empower young writers and artists by introducing them to the collaborative process that is comic creation, and encourage them to produce and submit work of their own for contests at the con.

Aug 21

Wizard World Comic Con with Gene Ha

  • Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join Delia Jean and Gene Ha at this year's Wizard World Comic Con from August 18-21st. Delia will have a multitude of mini portraits available, as well as copies of the book she helped illustrate: THREADBARE: Clothes, Sex and Trafficking by Anne Elizabeth Moore and the Ladydrawers Comics Collective.

Sep 13

Perkolator: Chicago Portrait Show

  • Perkolator Coffee Shop

Delia Jean's portrait work will be on sale in a beautful display at this quirky Northwest side coffee shop. This body of work was created specifically for the show, and features a number of notable Chicagoans, from the neighborhood to the big leagues.

7:00 pm19:00

THREADBARE: Clothes, Sex and Trafficking Book Release

  • Women and Children First

“A feminist comic book that’s a must-read for the modern consumer.” — Innocent Words

You are cordially invited to the long awaited, much anticpated book launch of THREADBARE: Clothes, Sex and Trafficking written by Anne Elizabeth Moore and illustrated by Delia Jean, Melissa Mendes, Simon Haussle, Julia Gfrorer, Leela Corman, and Ellen Lindner.

Threadbare draws the connections between the international sex and garment trades and human trafficking in a beautifully illustrated comics series. Moore, in reports illustrated by top-notch comics creators, pulls at the threads of gender, labor, and cultural production to paint a concerning picture of a human rights in a globalized world.

Please join us as we discuss and celebrate our efforts to unravel these complex issues and set them forth to empower and educate those affected. "Who do these issues affect?" you may ask. As it turns out, pretty much anyone that wears clothes, or cares about the general welfare of women at home and around the globe.

"The rendering of the interviews makes it seem as though you are sitting in the room with Moore and her interview subjects, sharing in their stories.” — Broken Pencil

More on the book here:

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The Ladydrawers at Chicago Zine Fest

  • Chicago Plumber's Union Hall

Stop by and visit the Ladydrawers' table at Chicago Zine Fest this year and say hello! Better yet, check out our workshop on comics journalism entitled "Drawing Out the Issues" from 2:45-3:45pm.

During the workshop I will be presenting some of my drawings from THREADBARE and discussing my process. Hope to see you there!

6:00 pm18:00

Opening: CULTURE BRIDGE/KULTUR BRUECKE International Art Exhibition & Festival

  • DANK HAUS German Cultural Center

Come join us to celebrate the work of more than 50 artists. Enter in the conversation among a diversity of cultures. Experience CULTURE BRIDGE!

This exhibition celebrates a diversity of art from many cultures. Please join us for an exciting opening presentation by Talmadge Wright, Associate Professor at Loyola University, followed by a Spoken Word Performance by Kao Ra Zen, incorporating music, poetry, and movement, highlighting selected works of art in the exhibition. The Gallery will feature the work of more than 50 artists from Germany, Poland, The Philippines, India, France, Turkey, the United States, Greece, Brazil, and Mexico, among other countries.

There will be a series of artist’s talks, panel discussions, performances, music and theater events, on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Free art activities will be offered in the galleries during the exhibition, on Saturdays
12 pm to 4 pm.

Dec 6

Phoenix Comic-Con: Fan Fest 2015

Join artist Gene Ha and myself in at in the artist alley at Phoenix Comic-Con 2015, the signature pop culture event of the Southwest!

10:00 am10:00

Local Comic Shop Day @ Pastimes

  • Pastimes

For the first annual Local Comic Shop Day, Pastimes is kicking off a giant celebration that includes GIVEAWAYS, SALES, CREATOR APPEARANCES, and more!

Of course, maybe the most exciting thing about Local Comic Shop Day is the EXCLUSIVES. Pastimes will have copies available of EVERY Local Comic Shop Day exclusive, including variant covers to Dark Knight Returns III, All-New Wolverine, and Invader Zim that you can't get anywhere else!

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Chicago Book Expo

  • Columbia College Chicago

This celebration of Chicago independent presses and authors will, as always, feature an expo floor where you can buy books from local presses and authors, as well as over 15 programs, readings, and workshops.

11:00 am11:00

Madison Print and Resist Festival

  • Madison Public Library

Madison Print & Resist is a day-long festival of zines, political print media, artisanal books, grassroots journals, and experimental publications. With roots in the former Madison Zinefest, Print & Resist brings together dedicated and celebrated artists, writers, and collectives.

6:00 pm18:00

THREADBARE: Drawings by Delia Jean in collaboration with the Ladydrawers Comics Collective

  • Autotelic Studios

The Ladydrawers Comics Collective is showcasing a slew of original drawings from their first book collection, THREADBARE: Clothes, Sex and Trafficking. The book will be not be released until May of 2016, however, this exhibit provides a close up preview of over 25 pages by artist Delia Jean, which illustrate the writing and reporting of award winning author and journalist Anne Elizabeth Moore.
The exhibit highlights themes of the book such as gender, labor and cultural production while also providing a glimpse into the process of creating comics for print.

12:00 pm12:00

Autotelic Studios Open House

  • Autotelic Studios

Autotelic is a nonprofit organization that creates affordable arts studios, creative opportunities and special projects in alternative spaces. Since opening a second location in July 2015, Autotelic's network of artists has tripled, and now serves thirty-two artists living and working in the northwest neighborhoods of Chicago. On October 24th 2015, Autotelic will open its doors at both studio locations for viewing, where the public may enter for a meet-and-greet to view works-in-progress with current studio artists and check out site-specific installations by Autotelic artists and alumni. 

3:30 pm15:30

Writing Chicago: the Northwestern Summer Writers’ Conference

"Essays. Travel writing. Reviews. Literary journalism. Memoir. Oral history. All of these and more now fall under the rubric "creative nonfiction," a term that seems to have created itself. We will briefly talk about early essays in the guise of letters (Seneca), the father of the secular essay (Montaigne), current eminent practitioners, and notions about future directions."

Jun 7

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)

  • Center on Halsted

"The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo [CAKE] is a weekend-long celebration of independent comics, inspired by Chicago’s rich legacy as home to many of underground and alternative comics’ most talented artists– past, present and future. Featuring comics for sale, workshops, exhibitions, panel discussions and more, CAKE is dedicated to fostering community and dialogue amongst independent artists, small presses, publishers and readers."

I will be "manning" the Ladydrawers table at this year's expo, and will of course have plenty of my own items in tow. This event is free and open to the public, so please come on by and check it out!


6:00 pm18:00

Sex and Gender Empowerment in Comics

  • Northwestern University

3rd Annual Graphic Novel Event: Sex and Gender Empowerment in Comics


An evening of lively discussion with some of the most popular artists on the Chicago and national scene of graphic novels and comics. They are all members of The Ladydrawers Comics Collective. The collective is made up of members that are women, men, and non-binary folks (people that identify as they/them).

They will discuss their work and how it is changing the conversation of sex and gender empowerment in a varirty of stances within their artistic genre. Join artists: Delia JeanMorgan Claire Sirene and Ray/Rae/Reigh Swanson, moderatored by renowned cultural critic Anne Elizabeth Moore.

Q&A to follow, plus books and merchandise will be sold.

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Maine Comic Arts Festival (MeCAF)

  • Portland Company Complex

Very excited to announce that I have my own table at MeCAF this year! If you find yourself in northern New England, take a trip to Portland and join in the fun!



"Since 2009, MeCAF has been Portland’s annual showcase for comic arts bringing creators to the public...We will have over 100 comic writers and artists on hand for this event... from mini comics publishers to seasoned professionals, comic book writers and artists, gag cartoonists, newspaper cartoonists, web comics creators and more. The guests will have their own work available for sale. Some people will be doing sketches and selling original artwork. Others will have t-shirts, buttons and posters. All of them have one thing in common… a love of comics."


Apr 26

Monson Art Council, 2015 Spring Art Show and Exhibition

  • House of Art

The Monson Art Council's 22nd Anniversary Spring Art Show and Exhibition "Welcome to the World of Art" opens Saturday, April 11th. One of the pieces I completed at last year's residency in neighboring Hardwick, MA will be on display.

"The goal of the Art Show Committee is to provide a venue in the Town of Monson for artists, from throughout New England and beyond, who produce quality art in a variety of media, to exhibit and sell their work to a regional audience. The Committee will seek to engage the residents and businesses of Monson in its work to enhance the sense of community pride and foster a greater appreciation of the visual arts..."


10:00 am10:00

Pioneer Valley Zine Fest

  • Flywheel Arts Collective

"Organized by the Flywheel Arts Collective Zine Library Committee and friends, this all-day event will feature zinesters and organizations from in, around, and beyond the Pioneer Valley. Quarter, half, and full table reservations for zinesters and organizations can be made through our reservation form. Zine-making and collaboration workshops will also be held. Attendance is free!"


Mar 31

Art + Paper Show

  • Arterie Fine Arts


I submitted my piece "Reluctant Expressions" to the curated Art and Paper Competition at Arterie Fine Arts Gallery and was accepted! Looking forward to the 40 piece show,w hich will up for the month of March.

"The curated exhibit "Art & Paper" is about integrating paper in the artist's mediums. The submissions do not necessarily have to be only drawings, paintings, or printmaking on paper, but also 3D art: sculptures, mixed media pieces, etc. The possibilities are endless, and the only requirement is that paper has to be part of the art piece in some ways."