The Last Dave McKean post, ever. (DAVE’S CHICAGO APPEARANCE SCHEDULE)
Well, not really, but it’s an attention getter. A more appropriate title would be “The last Dave McKean post that you’ll need to read before the Nitrate and Kinogeists weekend in Chicago”
SCHEDULE AS FOLLOWS:
THURSDAY, JULY 16
Kick-off party begins at Challengers Comics, Dave McKean present and signing from 6-8 pm.
At the Challengers signing Thursday July 16th, pre-paid attendees to the Portage Theater exhibition may have FIVE outside items signed, as well as an unlimited number of purchased products. (This means that if you’re enough of a Dave McKean fan to come and see his paintings, you can get five things signed!)
Tickets available at Challengers as well as online here (IndieTickets.com).
LOTS of Sandman materials will be available, as well as Dave’s art books, and graphic novels like Violent Cases and Dal Challenger’s favorite, Signal to Noise.Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Chicago, IL 60647 1/2 block South of Western & Milwaukee.
Across the street (south) from the Western Blue Line Station.visit www.challengerscomics.com for details and directions.
FRIDAY, JULY 17
Nitrate and Kinogeists: Exhibition of Rare European Silent Film posters plus new artworks by Dave McKean. (day 1 of 2)
Portage Theater 4050 N. Milwaukee Chicago, IL 60641
6-7pm: CBLDF charity event. “Dave McKean kicks off his Chicago exhibition weekend with a CBLDF benefit! A Salute to International Multi-Media Visionary and Graphic Novel Innovator Dave McKean- hosted by Century Guild. July 19th, 6-7 pm.” Visit cbldf.org for details and ticket information.
7-9pm: Artist’s Reception. Six of Dave McKean’s massive Nitrate paintings will be on display, cash bar, the artist will be present.
Please note that Dave will only be signing books bought at the event during this time. A number of his hard-to-find art books (prices start at $15) including out of print material will be available, as well as Nitrate and Kinogeists program and event posters.
9pm: Faust. F. W. Murnau’s silent masterpiece, from an original 35mm print. Featuring Jay Warren on the theater pipe organ.
Join us as we watch Dave’s favorite film and inspiration for the Nitrate series, on the big screen with live musical accompaniment.
Live entertainment and surprises throughout the evening.
SATURDAY, JULY 18 (afternoon)
In the afternoon, a book signing at Chicago Comics from 2-4 pm!
At the Chicago Comics signing, attendees can have up to five outside items signed, as well as all products purchased at the store.Chicago Comics 3244 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60657 just north of Belmont, a brief walk from the red and brown line “L” stop. visit www.chicagocomics.com for details and directions.
SATURDAY, JULY 18 (evening)
Nitrate and Kinogeists: Exhibition of Rare European Silent Film posters plus new artworks by Dave McKean. (day 2 of 2)Portage Theater 4050 N. Milwaukee Chicago, IL 60641
6-7pm: Dave McKean book signing. Please limit to five outside items per person, and there is no signing limit on additional items bought at theater. A number of his hard-to-find art books (prices start at $15) including out of print material will be available, as well as Nitrate and Kinogeists program and event posters. Everyone in line by 6pm will be accommodated.
7-9pm: Dave McKean’s short films screened in theater. A rare opportunity to see Dave’s short films, plus special surprises- including something for fans of The Batman…
9pm: MirrorMask. On the big screen. Enough said.