Halloween Weekend Haunts Comic Shop

Official Press Release

Challengers Comics' Halloween Spooktacular starts the weekend of October 24th 2009. Fun for all ages begins Saturday at noon with an event featuring Scary Godmother creator Jill Thompson. Ms. Thompson will be signing copies of her brand new comic series Beasts of Burden as well as any of her other books, doing full color sketches, and best of all, she'll be hosting an all-ages read-along for her book Magic Trixie vol.1 as this month's ChallengeJuniors read-along event. On Sunday, October 25th, pumpkin carving will begin at noon. Special guest, pumpkin carving master Joel Querbin will be on hand to teach everyone how it's done. Pumpkins and carving tools will be available for $10 so you can simply come and join the fun. Challengers Comics is located at 1845 N. Western Ave #2R, Chicago, IL 60647.

Tricks, treats and goodies will be handed out at both events. All of Jill Thompson's full color sketches will benefit PAWS Chicago. Costumes are encouraged on the 24th as the staff will be costumed as well! If you plan to attend the pumpkin carving Sunday event please send an rsvp to patrick@challengerscomics.com so Challengers will know how many pumpkins to have on hand.

To see more about Challengers Comics visit www.challengerscomics.com. To be added to their mailing list for events and news email patrick@challengerscomics.com. As always Challengers encourages frequent and lively conversation on comics as an art form as well as entertainment.

About Challengers Comics + Conversation:

Challengers Comics + Conversation, voted Best Comic Book Store in 2009 by Chicago Magazine, opened their doors in April 2008 with the goal to run a store that puts community back into comic book buying and to show that comic books are an exciting and viable art form. Owners W. Dal Bush and Patrick Brower have been life long friends and comic book fans and have a combined 36 years of comic retail experience between them. Challengers is a place to gather, to communicate and to enjoy to comic books as an art form.

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About Jill Thompson:

Jill Thompson is the most well-known female comic book artist working in the comics industry today. She has worked for nearly every comic book publisher there is. Her works include Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing and the award winning Sandman. Thompson's own creation Scary Godmother has reached every home in America with the TV adaptation produced by Mainframe Entertainment. To see her website visit www.jillthompsonart.com .

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