Graham Crackers Comics

Graham Crackers Comics

77 E. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone Number
(312) 629-1810
E-Mail
mattstreets@grahamcrackers.com
Website
http://www.grahamcrackers.com/chstore.htm
Twitter
@gccomics
Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/grahamcrackerscomics
Hours
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Current & Upcoming Events

Free Comic Book Day 2017
May 6, 2017

Everyone gets 3 free comics from a special selection, or 6 if you show up in costume!

Past Events

Spencer & Locke Signing
April 20, 2017

Guest: David Pepose

Writer David Pepose signs Spencer & Locke at Graham Crackers Comics on Thursday, April 20th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Buy 2, Get 1 Sale!
March 20, 2017 to March 26, 2017

Buy any two graphic novels, trade paperbacks, or hardcovers & get a third FREE!

$2/$1 Comics Sale
Feb. 10, 2017 to Feb. 12, 2017

Newer comics are only $2 Friday/Saturday, and just $1 Sunday!

The Future of Comics
Feb. 1, 2017

Guest: Tim Seeley

Meet writer/artist Tim Seeley at Graham Cracker Comics Chicago Loop.

11am to 2pm

Ladies' Night
Jan. 4, 2017

Swing by and discuss your favorite comics with fellow female fans! Plus, ladies save 10% on all purchases made during Ladies' Night!

Voracious: Feeding Time #1 Signing
Dec. 7, 2016

Guests: Markisan Naso, Jason Muhr

Creators Markisan Naso and Jason Muhr appear at Graham Crackers Comics on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from noon till 2:00 PM to sign the first issue of VORACIOUS: FEEDING TIME!

Voracious #1 Signing
Dec. 7, 2016

Guest: Jason Muhr

Pick up first issue of the second mini-series!

Jason will also be signing his first Marvel work, "Doctor Strange / The Punisher: Magic Bullets".

Ice Zombies Signing
Nov. 30, 2016

Creator Timothy Compton on Wednesday November 30th from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Graham Crackers Comics!

Winter Sale
Nov. 18, 2016 to Nov. 20, 2016

Pre-Sale 7pm - 9pm, November 17th at our Naperville and Lakeview locations.

Your shell of flesh and bound is bound to this Earth, but comics can transport your mind and spirit to other realms, and this weekend, your mind & spirit travel at a discount.

Save 50% off back issues!

Save 25% on nearly everything else!

Ladies' Night
Nov. 2, 2016

Come take in part in Ladies' Night!

Swap stories and share recommendations!

Plus, all ladies receive 10% off any purchases during Ladies' Night

Art of Atari Signing
Oct. 26, 2016

You folks like video games, right? How about art? Well, this gorgeous book is for you! Check out ART OF ATARI, coming out October 26th, and meet the incredibly talented TIM LAPETINO, who will be signing at our lovely counter 11-2! Have him sign yer copy or just geek out over nostalgia!

Ladies' Night
Oct. 5, 2016

Come take in part in Ladies' Night!

Swap stories and share recommendations!

Plus, all ladies receive 10% off any purchases during Ladies' Night

Graphic Novel Sale
Sept. 5, 2016 to Sept. 11, 2016

1+1 rarely equals 3, but in this case, it does. Be careful though; making a poor decision now could have repercussions. These books will be on your bookshelf forever. All your friends and family will see them in your library. Your children will forever question your taste.

Ladies' Night
Sept. 7, 2016

Come take in part in Ladies' Night!

Swap stories and share recommendations!

Plus, all ladies receive 10% off any purchases during Ladies' Night

Voracious Signing
Aug. 10, 2016

Guests: Markisan Naso, Jason Muhr

Markisan Naso and Jason Muhr sign at Graham Crackers Comics on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from noon till 2:00 PM!

Ladies' Night
Aug. 3, 2016

Come take in part in Ladies' Night!

Swap stories and share recommendations!

Plus, all ladies receive 10% off any purchases during Ladies' Night

Doctor Who Day 2016
July 9, 2016

Guests: Andrew Pepoy, Jason Millet

Artists Andrew Pepoy and Jason Millet sign at Graham Crackers Comics to celebrate Doctor Who Day on Saturday July 9, 2016 from noon till 3:00 PM! All Doctor Who merch is 12% off, cosplayers will get a SPECIAL WHOVIAN TREAT.

Super Summer Sale!
June 17, 2016 to June 19, 2016

Save 50% on back issues!

Save 25% on nearly everything else!

Chester Brown signing at the Loop
June 10, 2016

Guest: Chester Brown

in preparation for Chicago's greatest alternative expo, CHESTER BROWN will be at Graham Crackers' Loop store! Pick up a classic like Paying for It, or get his newest book Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus, or bring something special for him to sign/eat!

Mae #1 Signing
May 19, 2016

Guest: Gene Ha

Writer/artist Gene Ha (Top Ten, JLA, Forty-Niners) appears at Graham Crackers Comics on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM to sign the first issue of his new Dark Horse series MAE!

About MAE:
Once upon a time in Indiana… a 13 year-old girl named Abbie Fortell disappeared. Her younger sister, Mae was left behind to finish school, take care of her ailing father, and build a life without her sister. Eight years later Abbie has returned, claiming she’s found a doorway to a world of adventure and monsters. These tales are hard to believe — at least until the monsters show up too…

Free Comic Book Day
May 7, 2016

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY IS THIS SATURDAY, MAY 7th!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Everyone who visits our stores gets 3 free comics from a special selection of FCBD comics, no strings attached. If you show up in costume (actual costumes here, people, your worn-out Batman logo shirt doesn't cut it) you can take home 6 comics. Or, if you don't like dressing up, you can also grab 6 comics if you let us put an awesome READ MORE COMICS frame on your license plate.

WHEN DOES IT HAPPEN? WHERE DOES IT HAPPEN?

All day long (during business hours), May 7th, at all 10 Graham Crackers Comics locations! You can also place orders on grahamcrackers.com for FCBD while supplies last. Online Orders that have more than 3 FCBD comics, or are placed on any day other than May 7th, will be cancelled.

DO I NEED TO BUY ANYTHING?

Nope, Free Comic Book Day is totally free. That said, we do have lots of cool stuff here for sale if you're so inclined ;)

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Appreciation for comics. Clothes (on your body). All your friends and family. Mode of transport from where you are to where we are. Basic respect for the humans on the other side of the counter, working hard to make FCBD happen.

Ladies' Night
April 27, 2016

Don't you wish you could hang out and talk comics, gaming, and other 'nerdy' things with other girls like you? Now you can! Swing by for our first Ladies' Night event at our Naperville location! It's totally casual; just come in and hang out with other girls like you!

Live in the city and can't make it out?

No worries - GCC LADIES NIGHT meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at the downtown CHICAGO LOOP store from 6pm -8pm

Graphic Novel Sale
March 28, 2016 to April 4, 2016

But any 2 graphic novels, get a third free!

Mindy Indy Signing
March 17, 2016

Stop by our downtown Chicago store the Thursday before c2e2, and meet Mindy Indy, letterer and colorist for the upcoming comic Circuit Breaker! Pick up a copy of the book, get it signed, and gain some insight into the unsung comic arts of lettering and coloring.

Thursday, March 17th, 4:30pm - 7pm.

In-Store Convention Kick-Off
March 5, 2016

Witness a one-of-a-kind experience from the comfort of your local Graham Crackers store! Saturday, March 5th, at 11AM, join us in-store for a broadcast of the In-Store Convention Kick-Off, featuring:

Guests: Featured guests include comic creators Marguerite Bennett, Tyler Crook, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Mike Deodato, Dan DiDio, Nathan Fillion, Matt Fraction, PJ Haarsma, Christopher Hastings, Matt Hawkins, Sam Humphries, Dan Jurgens, Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, Hope Larson, Jim Lee, Ryan North, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jeff Parker, Matt Parkinson, Rick Remender, Stjepan Sejic, Beau Smith, Randy Stradley, Alan Tudyk, James Tynion IV, Brittney Williams, Skottie Young and Jim Zub!

Publisher Panels: Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Marvel Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Top Cow Studios, Diamond Select Toys, CBLDF, and Zenescope!

Newer Comics Sale
Feb. 12, 2016 to Feb. 14, 2016

Friday and Saturday, all newer comics for $2.00.

Sunday, all newer comics for $1.00.

Voracious #1 Signing
Feb. 3, 2016

Guests: Markisan Naso, Jason Muhr

Jason Muhr and Markisan Naso appear at Graham Crackers Comics on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from noon till 2:00 PM to celebrate the launch of VORACIOUS #1!

Dark Knight III Signings
Nov. 25, 2015

Guests: Brian Azzarello, Jill Thompson

Writer Brian Azzarello (Wonder Woman, 100 Bullets) will be signing copies of DARK KNIGHT III: The Master Race #1 when it’s released on Wednesday November 25th at a special tour of three Graham Crackers Comics Chicagoland locations! LOOP from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM; LAKEVIEW from 1:30 – 3:30PM; and EDGEWATER from 4:00 – 6:00 PM!

Dark Knight III #1 variant cover artist Jill Thompson (Beasts of Burden, Scary Godmother) will also be on hand to sign copies of her 1 in 10 incentive copy (of which we will have copies available).

Signing begins at 10:30 am and ends at 6pm, working their way through 3 locations. There’s an open time that should fit everyone’s schedule for this special occasion!

Fall Sale
Nov. 20, 2015 to Nov. 22, 2015

Save 50% on back issues & 25% on almost everything else!

Ladies Night
Sept. 16, 2015

Join us for free fandom tea samples and baked goods!

Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Signing
July 8, 2015

Zach Lerner, artist of the new Oni Press graphic novel Junior Braves of the Apocalypse, appears at Graham Crackers Comics on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from noon till 2:00 PM!

Summer Sale
June 19, 2015 to June 21, 2015

AT ALL 10 GRAHAM CRACKERS COMICS LOCATIONS!

FRIDAY, JUNE 19TH THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 21ST

JOIN US AT ANY OF OUR BRICK AND MORTAR STORES FOR OUR SEMI-ANNUAL STOREWIDE SALE! SAVE 50% OFF BACK ISSUES, PLUS 25% OFF NEARLY EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE STORE!

PLUS VISIT NAPERVILLE OR LAKEVIEW THURSDAY, JUNE 18TH, AT 7PM FOR THE PRE-SALE, WHERE YOU CAN GET THESE GREAT DEALS BEFORE THE RABBLE ON FRIDAY!

Mark Millar Signings
June 13, 2015

Guest: Mark Millar

Writer/producer Mark Millar (Kingsman, Chrononauts, Kick-Ass, Starlight) appears at Graham Crackers Comics this Saturday June 13, 2015. He will sign at the Chicago Loop store from noon till 2:00 PM and the Naperville store from 4:00 – 6:00 PM!

Carving time out of his busy schedule juggling multiple comics titles and overseeing numerous movies, and hopping on a trans-Atlantic flight from Scotland to the fly-over zone, is none other than comic book industry titan Mark Millar.

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet the man behind Marvel’s Civil War, DC’s Superman: Red Son, Kick-Ass, Wanted, and countless other comic and movie gems. Get your books signed, buy a few of the books you haven’t read and get those signed, and talk comics with Mark, at least until the other people in line push you aside!

Love & Rockets Signing
June 5, 2015

Guests: Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez

The Hernandez brothers, Gilbert and Jaime, creators of the long-running independent series Love & Rockets, appear at Graham Crackers Comics’ Chicago LOOP location on Friday June 5th from 6:00 till 8:00 PM!

LOS BROS HERNANDEZ
May 5, 2015

Guests: Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez

Meet Jaime & Gilbert Hernandez.

Best known for their seminal work on Love & Rockets!

In a RARE Chicago appearance - meet 2 living legends of comic art!

Free Comic Book Day
May 2, 2015

Stop by and pick up 3 FREE COMIC BOOKS from our gigantic selection of FREE COMICS BOOKS - many of which you won't find elsewhere - including an exclusive DC COMICS edition that you'll only find at Graham Crackers Comics!

Graphic Novel Sale
March 23, 2015 to March 29, 2015

A FULL WEEK OF SAVINGS!

Monday March 23rd through Sunday March 29th, buy any two graphic novels, trade paperbacks, or hardcovers and get a third for FREE! Free item must be equal/lesser value than the least expensive item purchased.

Sale doesn't include that week's New Releases, any item placed on hold for any reason, and does not stack with other discounts, offers, or coupons.

In-Store Convention Kick-Off
March 7, 2015

Guest: Jonathan Luna

See LIVE presentations from DC COMICS - MARVEL COMICS - IMAGE COMICS - DARK HORSE COMICS - VALIANT COMICS - IDW PUBLISHING & BOOM! STUDIOS

It's a COMIC CONVENTION in a store!

- Meet JONATHAN LUNA from 3pm to 4pm @GCComics LOOP

- Participate in a MTG Charity Draft Tournamet @GCComics DeKALB starting at 7pm

0 We'll be announcing starting times for each publishers presentation next week!

You'll also be able see/watch it all @GCComics Naperville & Plainfield (as well as Chicago and DeKalb).

Alex + Ada Signing
March 7, 2015

Guest: Jonathan Luna

Writer/artist Jonathan Luna (Girls, The Sword) appears at Graham Cracker Comics on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM to sign ALEX + ADA!

Ladies' Night
March 4, 2015

The Graham Crackers Comics downtown Loop store is sponsoring Ladies' Night! Come take part in Ladies' Night the first Wednesday of every month!

Bring comics you are reading or creating, let's swap stories and share recommendations! Plus, all ladies will receive 10% off any purchases during Ladies Night!

It's a great time for everyone, come by and see what you've been missing!

Newer Comics Sale
Feb. 13, 2015 to Feb. 15, 2015

Our most popular sale returns! Stop by any of our locations during the sale and get NEWER COMICS for $2 Friday/Saturday, and $1 Sunday! Catch up on series you've been meaning to try but never did!!

Ladies' Night
Jan. 7, 2015

You've heard about it, you've thought about it - but you haven't ever made it in. Well, it's time to start the new year correctly

Next WEDNESDAY JAN. 7th at Graham Crakcers Comics LOOP location

6pm - 8pm - come on by and join in, and see what's it all about!

77 E. Madison (between Wabash & Michigan right downtown)

Squarriors #1 Signing
Dec. 10, 2014

Guest: Ashley Witter

Ash Maczko and Ashley Witter appear at Graham Cracker Comics on Wednesday December 10th from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM to sign Squarriors #1!

Fall Sale
Nov. 21, 2014 to Nov. 23, 2014

50% off back issues.

25% off most everything else!

Ladies Night
Nov. 5, 2014

The Graham Crackers Comics downtown Loop store is sponsoring Ladies' Night! Come take part in Ladies' Night the first Wednesday of every month!

Bring comics you are reading or creating, let's swap stories and share recommendations! Plus, all ladies will receive 10% off any purchases during Ladies Night!

It's a great time for everyone, come by and see what you've been missing!

Ghost Fleet Signing
Nov. 5, 2014

Stop by our Chicago Loop store the first Wednesday in November and meet artist Daniel Warren Johnson, artist of the upcoming Dark Horse series The Ghost Fleet. Get your copy of Ghost Fleet (on sale that day) signed and talk shop with Daniel.

Nightworld Signing
Oct. 1, 2014

Tom McGovern, writer of the sold-out Image series Nightworld, appears at Graham Cracker Comics’ Chicago Loop store on Wednesday, October 1st from noon till 3:00 pm!

Ladies Night
Oct. 1, 2014

This coming Wednesday is LADIES NIGHT at the Chicago LOOP and PLAINFIELD location.

1st Wednesday of the month!

Starts at 6pm

Ladies Night
Sept. 12, 2014

Join all of the Ladies of Ladies Night for a special launch party
this FRIDAY NIGHT @GCComics LOOP location
from 7pm ->

drinks and snacks will be provided as we celebrate the launch of this years
LADIES NIGHT ANTHOLOGY Vol. 2 (Death & Prom).

Speculative Relationships Release Party
Sept. 10, 2014

Stop by and meet the creative team behind the new anthology,

Speculative Relationships. Pick up a copy of the book and get it signed, and talk to the creators about their creative process.

The Saint Signing
Sept. 3, 2014

Guest: Scott J. Larson

Local creator Scott Larson appears at Graham Crackers Comics on Wednesday September 3rd from noon till 2:00 PM for a signing and the release of his new graphic novel The Saint: The Man Who Wouldn’t Die.

Neal Adams Signing
Aug. 20, 2014

Guest: Neal Adams

Comic Legend Neal Adams will be signing at our CHICAGO LOOP location from 4pm - 7pm (hopefully hours that will allow everyone a chance to meet him!)

First autograph is FREE! (Additional autographs are $10 each (costs $20 at WW Chicago!) Portfolios, Art Prints, Books and Sketches will be available for purchase!

Ladies' Night
Aug. 6, 2014

Come join us this Wednesday for Ladies Night - 6 to 8 pm.

Yi Soon Shin: Fallen Avenger Signing
Aug. 6, 2014

Guest: Onrie Kompan

Onrie Kompan appears at Graham Crackers Comics to sign copies of his newest book: YI SOON SHIN: FALLEN AVENGER #2 on Wednesday August 6th from NOON – 2:00 PM!

He’ll also be on hand to discuss the finer details of publishing with anyone interested in the creation, distribution and sale of comic books!

You’ll be stopping by to pick up your newest releases so swing by Onrie’s table and check out his brand new issue!

Batman Day
July 23, 2014

Stop by any Graham Crackers Comics location on Wednesday July 23rd buy any BATMAN product (new comic book, old comic book, pin, t-shirt, magnet, whatever) and we'll give you a FREE COPY of DETECTIVE COMICS #27 (1st appearance of Batman) featuring a re-telling of the classic tale by author Brad Meltzer and artist Chip Kidd!

Supplies are limited so come by early!

Ladies Night
July 2, 2014

All ladies welcome!

Stop by and see what it's all about.

Tony Millionaire Signing
May 30, 2014

Guest: Tony Millionaire

5 to 7pm

Free Comic Book Day
May 3, 2014

Stop by any and ALL Graham Crackers Comics locations and pick up 3 FREE COMICS at each store!

(get up to 30 FREE COMICS in 1 day)

Mark your CALENDAR!

It's our BUSIEST DAY of the year with good reason!

FREE COMICS at ALL 9 LOCATIONS!!

Mark your calendar/phone for - MAY 3rd, 2014!

Ladies' Night
April 2, 2014

The Graham Crackers Comics downtown Loop store is sponsoring Ladies' Night! Come take part in Ladies' Night the first Wednesday of every month!

Bring comics you are reading or creating, let's swap stories and share recommendations! Plus, all ladies will receive 10% off any purchases during Ladies Night!

It's a great time for everyone, come by and see what you've been missing!

Free Graphic Novel...
March 24, 2014 to March 30, 2014

... when you buy two.

Stop by any of our stores to buy two graphic novels, and walk away with a third for FREE!

Ladies' Night
March 5, 2014

Join us at the Chicago Loop store the first Wednesday of each month for Ladies' Night. Bring comics you are reading or creating, swap stories, and share recommendations!

Plus all ladies receive 10% off any purchase during Ladies' Night! It's a great time for everyone, so come buy and see what you've been missing.

Happy Valentines Day!
Feb. 14, 2014

This FRIDAY, Valentines Day, we will be giving away a FREE VIKINGS COMIC BOOK with every purchase made while supplies last!

This limited edition comic is yours FREE with a purchase if you stop by our Chicago LOOP store tomorrow! You can pass this delightful tale of romance? to your Valentine this year, or keep it for yourself.

2-2-1 Sale
Feb. 7, 2014 to Feb. 9, 2014

3 Days Only!

Get newer comics for only $2 on Friday, $2 on Saturday and $1 on Sunday!

Ladies' Night
Feb. 5, 2014

Join us at the Chicago Loop store the first Wednesday of each month for Ladies' Night. Bring comics you are reading or creating, swap stories, and share recommendations!

Plus all ladies receive 10% off any purchase during Ladies' Night! It's a great time for everyone, so come buy and see what you've been missing.

Ladies' Night
Jan. 8, 2014

Join us at the Chicago Loop store the first Wednesday of each month for Ladies' Night. Bring comics you are reading or creating, swap stories, and share recommendations!

Plus all ladies receive 10% off any purchase during Ladies' Night! It's a great time for everyone, so come buy and see what you've been missing.

Ladies' Night
Dec. 4, 2013

Join us at the Chicago Loop store the first Wednesday of each month for Ladies' Night. Bring comics you are reading or creating, swap stories, and share recommendations!

Plus all ladies receive 10% off any purchase during Ladies' Night! It's a great time for everyone, so come buy and see what you've been missing.

Black Friday Sale
Nov. 29, 2013

NEWER COMICS just $2.00 each!

Now's your 1 day chance to catch up on books. Try new titles. Grab the past 6 months worth of Green Arrow, Avengers, Hawkeye, Detective, whatver!

Even a TON of the special DC 3-D covers will be priced at only $2 bucks for this
ONE DAY ONLY SALE!

Newer Comics are the comics on the walls under the DC, MARVEL, INDEPENDENT banners, as well as periodicals on the All Ages shelves. Sale does NOT apply to comics on hold/special orders/subscription. Even variants priced under $10 bucks apply in this sale. Get some scarce stuff for two bucks!

Half-Off Back Issue Sale (25% Off Almost Everything Else)
Nov. 22, 2013 to Nov. 24, 2013

The big fall sale!

Save 50% off back issues and 25% off almost everything else, including graphic novels, trades, supplies, gaming, shirts, posters, figures, glasses, and more!

Visit Naperville or Lakeview Thursday night, November 21st for the pre-sale!

Ladies' Night
Nov. 6, 2013

Join us at the Chicago Loop store the first Wednesday of each month for Ladies' Night. Bring comics you are reading or creating, swap stories, and share recommendations!

Plus all ladies receive 10% off any purchase during Ladies' Night! It's a great time for everyone, so come buy and see what you've been missing.

Ladies' Night Anthology Launch Party
Oct. 18, 2013

Join us to celebrate the release of our independently created comic with candy, drinks and a costume contest!

Buy Two Newer Comics, Get One Free!
Oct. 11, 2013 to Oct. 13, 2013

It's sale time, again!

All this weekend, October 11th through 13th, stop by any Graham Crackers locations for B2GO madness!

Buy any two newer comics, and get a third for free! No limits! Some restrictions! Catch up on whatever series you've been eyeballing but couldn't quite justify, because we're justifying it for you!

Ladies' Night
Oct. 2, 2013

Join us at the Chicago Loop store the first Wednesday of each month for Ladies' Night. Bring comics you are reading or creating, swap stories, and share recommendations!

Plus all ladies receive 10% off any purchase during Ladies' Night! It's a great time for everyone, so come buy and see what you've been missing.

Red Sonja Signing
July 31, 2013

Guest: Lucio Parrillo

Dynamite illustrator Luccio Parillo is coming to Chicago thanks to the International School of Comics located right here in Chicago!

A top notch illustrator, Lucio has worked on Death’s Head, Vampirella, Tarzan, Red Sonja, Grimm, Warlord of Mars and more!

Also known for his stunning illustrations on the popular MAGIC the GATHERING cards, as well as illustrations for Dungeons & Dragons!

Artist Luccio Parillo signs at Graham Crackers Comics on Wednesday July 31st from noon till 2:00 pm!

School of Comics Signing
July 12, 2013

Guests: David Messina, Sara Pichelli

Artists Sara Pichelli and David Messina appear at Graham Crackers Comics’ Chicago LOOP location on Friday July 12th to meet fans and sign autographs. They are in town to teach workshops at the School of Comics.

Brian Wood Signing
June 28, 2013

Guest: Brian Wood

Stop by the downtown Chicago Loop store on Friday, June 28th to meet acclaimed writer Brian Wood (of Conan, DMZ, The Massive, Star Wars 2013, X-Men Now, and more!). An amazing writer, and a personal favorite of Graham Crackers Comics, Brians tremendous body of work has something that will appeal to every type of reader.

Pick something up in-store that day and have it personalized - while we always stock Brian's work in depth, we're making sure we'll have plenty for everyone to choose from.

Web customers that can not make it to the signing, may order items with requests to have them personalized to them (be sure to include a note in the comments 'Please have signed to my bestest pal Arthur, or whatever)

Graham Crackers Comics Summer Sale
June 14, 2013 to June 16, 2013

@ALL NINE GRAHAM CRACKERS LOCATIONS
JUNE 14th - 16th

Take 50% off Back Issues, and 25% off almost everything else in the store, including Graphic Novels, Supplies, Toys, Gaming, and more!

Put down that razor or gun, and take down your noose, life is worth living again! The Graham Crackers Summer Sale, that oasis in the sun-blasted desert of life, is almost here!

Sale does not include any of that week's new release items, club/subscription/pre-order items, or any item placed on hold. Sale discount does not stack with other discounts, offers, or coupons. Some restrictions may apply. Ask in-store for complete details. In-store only.

Man of Steel Day!
June 12, 2013

While supplies last, stop by your local Graham Crackers Comics, Wednesday, June 12th for Man of Steel Day, and take home a
FREE All-Star Superman #1, pictured above!

Plus, take 25% off almost any Superman product you buy that day! Shirts, Back Issues, Trades, Hardcovers, almost all Superman items!

Also, new on June 12th is the first issue of the new Superman series, Superman Unchained, by comics superstars Scott Snyder (writer of Batman, American Vampire) and Jim Lee (artist of Justice League, Batman:Hush, and others too numerous to name!)!

Discount does not apply to any of that week's new release items (Superman Unchained is a new release that week), club/subscription/pre-order items, or any item placed on hold. Discount does not stack with other discounts, offers, or coupons. Some restrictions may apply. Ask in-store for complete details. In-store only.

Free Comic Book Day
May 4, 2013

Come get your FREE comics!

Everyone who walks into one of our 9 locations will get 4 FREE comics!!!

Some stores will have costumed vigilantes, candy, heroclix, stickers, and more!

If you have never experienced the carnival-like experience of Free Comic Book Day, what are you waiting for??

Also, if you can't make it to one of our stores, jump online and just pay for shipping! http://www.grahamcrackers.com

Always the FIRST Saturday in May!

William Katt Signing
April 12, 2013

Look at what's happened to me, I can't believe it myself...

but it's true!

THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO

is coming to Graham Crackers Comics!

ACTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER William Katt best known for his role as The Greatest American Hero on the 1980s TV show!

He's in town promoting the WORLD PREMIERE of his new movie SPARKS, based on the comic book graphic novel!

He will be accompanied by actor Jake Busey (Starship Troopers, The Frighteners) as well as Christopher Folino, the creator of Sparks!

All 3 will be signing copies of the SPARKS Graphic Novel at our CHICAGO LOOP location on FRIDAY APRIL 12th from 5pm - 7pm!
Come on out, meet the stars, get a copy of their graphic novel personalized and find out more about the world premiere film!

Thanks, as always, for shopping with Graham Crackers Comics!

Graphic Novel Sale
March 11, 2013 to March 18, 2013

Buy one, get the second at 50% off!

Pick up those books you've been wanting at a deep 50% off discount!

SALE runs for 8 solid days so you don't even have to make a special trip in to get what you want!

Ladies' Night
March 3, 2013

Running from 6pm-8pm the 1st Sunday of every Month is Graham Crackers Comics LADIES NIGHT

If you've wondered about it, but never made the trek out - now is the time. Find out how much fun getting together with other like minded ladies can be!

Book discussions, crafts, creator signings, prizes, snacks, projects and more, it's a different mix every time!

Located at 77 E. Madison St. in downtown Chicago (between Wabash & Michigan) our LOOP store is an easy location to find, basically just across the street from Millenium Park.

Cosplay Around Town
Feb. 20, 2013

Calling all costumed crusaders: come hang out at Graham Crackers Comics on Wednesday, February 20 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM for a night of cosplay and games! Stop by the Loop, Plainfield, Downers Grove or Lakeview store to participate in mini-games and contests to win C2E2 prizes and of course, stock up on the newest comics.

CONTESTS AND MINI GAMES WILL INCLUDE:

Coolest Cosplay
C2E2 Coloring Challenge
And more!
See you then!

Newer Comics In-Store Sale
Feb. 8, 2013 to Feb. 10, 2013

Start digging through those couch cushions - all you need is a buck or two to catch up on your favorite series at all 9 Graham Crackers Comics locations!

FRIDAY & SATURDAY newer comics are only $2 and SUNDAY they drop down to $1!!

It's our MOST POPULAR SALE of the year - come help thin out our RACKS and get some amazing deals at the same time!

Ladies' Night
Feb. 6, 2013

The Graham Crackers Comics downtown Loop store is sponsoring Ladies' Night! Come take part in Ladies' Night the first Wednesday of every month!

Bring comics you are reading or creating, let's swap stories and share recommendations! Plus, all ladies will receive 10% off any purchases during Ladies Night as well as a special gift at our next get together!

The first Wednesday of each month, 6-8pm.

Craig Cermak Signing
Feb. 6, 2013

Stop by and meet CRAIG CERMAK, artist of the new comic Red Team by writer Garth Ennis!

Red Team is coming out that day - get it signed, have a chat with Craig and find out what Ennis, Dynamite and Cermak have planned for this new title!

Ladies' Night
Jan. 2, 2013

The Graham Crackers Comics downtown Loop store is sponsoring Ladies' Night! Come take part in Ladies' Night the first Wednesday of every month!

Bring comics you are reading or creating, let's swap stories and share recommendations! Plus, all ladies will receive 10% off any purchases during Ladies Night as well as a special gift at our next get together!

The first Wednesday of each month, 6-8pm.

Holiday Party
Dec. 5, 2012

Our VERY FIRST STORE CHRISTMAS PARTY is this coming WEDNESDAY, normally LADIES ONLY - this LADIES NIGHT is a co-ed event! If you can, swing on by!

6:00 - 8:00pm

Winter Party
Dec. 5, 2012

From the fine folks at Graham Crackers Comics, and the lovely ladies who run our monthly Ladies' Night events, comes a special CO-ED celebration of coming together during the holiday season!

I have no idea what exactly will be happening, but it should be fun. More info as it trickles down the pipeline, or feel free to call up the crew at the downtown store (312-629-1810) for more info.

Winter Sale
Nov. 16, 2012 to Nov. 18, 2012

NOVEMBER 16th - 18th

(should we still be calling it the "winter" sale when it happens before Thanksgiving?)

That Friday through Saturday save 50% off Back Issues, and 25% off Graphic Novels, Trade Paperbacks, Shirts, Supplies, Posters, Toys, Gaming, Statues, and Magazines!

Back issues are comics from the boxes labeled "Back Issues." Sale does not include any of that week's new release items, club/subscription/pre-order items, or any item placed on hold. Sale discount does not stack with other discounts, offers, or coupons. Some restrictions may apply. Ask in-store for complete details.

Ladies' Night @ GCC Loop
Oct. 3, 2012

Come join us for our spooky Halloween Special!

6-8pm.

30th Anniversary Sale
Aug. 7, 2012

The sale that only comes around once every thirty years! We are celebrating our 30th ANNIVERSARY this year by setting aside one day, Tuesday, August 7th, to offer a 30% DISCOUNT* ON EVERYTHING IN THE STORE!

Back issues, graphic novels, new comics, card games, posters, shirts, comic supplies, card supplies, art supplies, magazines, action figures, toys, statues, belt buckles, games, trading cards - you name it, it's on SALE!

*Discount does not stack with other discounts, offers, or coupons. Discount does not apply to items placed on hold or subscription/club items.

Ladies' Night @ GCC Loop
Aug. 1, 2012

August 1st, 6-8pm

Graham Crakers Ladies' Night will have a special guest: comic artist and illustrator JENNY FRISON.

Jenny will be doing sketches to help raise money for the HERO INITIATIVE as well as discussing her career and techniques with the ladies attending.

Ladies' Night @ GCC Loop
July 11, 2012

Normally the first WEDNESDAY of the month, since JULY's first WEDNESDAY is the 4th - we're postponing LADIES NIGHT by one week in JULY.

6 - 8pm.

Graham Crackers Comics Race for Reading 2012!
June 29, 2012

Hey Gang! It’s that time again! The Race For Reading is on again for 2012. After their successful mission of visiting all 9 of the Graham Crackers locations in one day, Doc and his crew are back again this year! But this time they are playing for bigger stakes and we’re changing the rules on them!

Last year, we made it simple for them. The crew had to visit all 9 of our locations in the course of one business day. They had to have their Graham Crackers Passports (which can be found in our store newsletter) stamped at each store. They had to spend at least 5 minutes at each store and they had to report their progress at our Twitter account. Last year, they managed the impossible and pulled it off. Their reward was (4) $25.00 gift card which the boys were gracious enough to split up into (10) $10 gift cards that they handed out to kids who had shown up to see them accomplish this incredible feat of precision driving technique and time management.

After intense negotiations, the new rules and rewards were set. The price is still a $25 gift card for each member of the crew who completes the race with a completed passport. The crew still must spend a time frame of at least 5 minutes at each location. But then everything changes…

New Rule #1 – The crew cannot take the same route they took last year. Obviously, that route works so they can’t use it!

New Rule #2 – Not only will the crew have to report their progress on Twitter but Doc will be interviewing employees and customers at each store. Questions will be, of course, of a comic nature.

New Rule #3 – Doc will have a specific list of comics that he will be looking for. This list cannot be preplanned out or called ahead for. This list will be picked from his own personal want list. His goal will be to find as many of these books as possible. Now, with all these new rules comes new benefits…

Prior to the race, 100 raffle tickets will be sold at all 9 store locations for $5. 100% of the money raised by these tickets will be donated to the Hero Initative, a charity that helps comic artists and writers. These raffle tickets will be gathered in a jar and given to the crew at their first stop. At various stops in the race, the crew will be pulling (4) raffles tickets. The holders of these tickets will win one of the $25 gift cards earned from visiting all 9 shops.

As the tickets are pulled, the winners will be announced in the crew’s Twitter reports. The winners do not have to be present at the end of the race but will have to provide proof (ID) that they are the winner. In the event that the crew is unable to complete the race, Graham Crackers Comics will still provide the gift cards for the winners of the raffle ticket drawing.

Since this is the Race For Reading, each Graham Crackers Comics will be donating a brand new graphic novel/ trade paperback when the crew visits their store. Each stores manager will pick a graphic novel they enjoy and would want others to read, but only a book that the Library does NOT already have in its selection. Then at the end of the race, the crew will donate the collected volumes to the local library for the enjoyment of all.

Feel free to join the crew at the Plainfield store on Friday, June 29th, 2012 for the start of the race, follow their path on Twitter @GCComics, and celebrate their victory at our Naperville store (If they make it!) Since it’s not a school night, bring the kids out to watch the end of the adventure. Free comic packs to children under 12.

Friday, June 29th, 2012 - 4 brave souls will attempt what "experts" have scoffed as impossible!

Summer Sale
June 8, 2012 to June 10, 2012

JUNE 8-10

25% off TOYS, MAGAZINES, CARDS, SUPPLIES, T-SHIRTS, POSTERS, GRAPHIC NOVELS, DISPLAY BOOKS

50% off BACK ISSUES

Presale Thursday night at 7pm (June 7) at our Naperville and Lakeview stores. Get first shot at the best selection of back stock around!

Free Comic Book Day
May 5, 2012

SATURDAY MAY 5th, 2012

Stop by any and ALL Graham Crackers Comics locations and pick up 3 FREE COMICS at each store!

(get up to 30 FREE COMICS in 1 day)

Mark your CALENDAR!

Pick up a FREE GRAHAM CRACKERS COMICS EXCLUSIVE COVER DC NEW 52 comic that you won't find anywhere else!

Ladies' Night @ GCC Loop
May 2, 2012

The Graham Crackers Comics downtown Loop store is sponsoring Ladies' Night! Come take part in Ladies' Night the first Wednesday of every month!

Bring comics you are reading or creating, let's swap stories and share recommendations! Plus, all ladies will receive 10% off any purchases during Ladies Night as well as a special gift at our next get together!

Ladies' Night @ GCC Loop
May 2, 2012

Ladies, join us from on 2nd from 6-8pm at Graham Crackers' Loop location

Craig Partin Signing
May 2, 2012

"Man of God" writer & creator Craig Partin will be at the Graham Crackers Loop store signing books on Wednesday May 2 from 11am to 2pm.

Cory Hamscher Signing
April 18, 2012

SUPREME returns in APRIL with issue #63 and a story by ALAN MOORE and art by Erik Larsen & CORY HAMSCHER! Cory will be in to help promote the book at our CHICAGO LOOP location. Stop by and get your book signed!

April 18, 11am - 3pm.

Neal Adams Store Signing
April 12, 2012

Drop everything and come on out to the CHICAGO LOOP store today. Your boss called us and said it was okay for you to leave work early!

Afterwards NEAL will be participating in a unique panel at the Art Institute of Chicago with fellow comic experts Ivan Brunetti, Geoff Darrow and J.J. Sedelmaier from 6-7pm.

Avengers vs. X-Men Party
April 3, 2012

The AVENGERS vs. X-MEN event kicks off on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, but we'll have copies available EARLY on TUESDAY, APRIL 3 if you attend one of 9 AVENGERS vs. X-MEN parties.

Depending on the party you attend (X-MEN or AVENGERS) - you can pick up an EXCLUSIVE PARTY VARIANT featuring that team. We're holding parties for both teams, so you'll be able to choose whichever one you prefer!

TUESDAY, APRIL 3rd @ 8pm

X-MEN PARTY @
Edgewater
Lakeview
Plainfield
DeKalb

AVENGERS PARTY @
Naperville
Downers Grove
Wheaton
Chicago Loop
St. Charles

Ladies' Night @ GCC Loop
March 7, 2012

The Graham Crackers Comics downtown Loop store is sponsoring a Ladies' Night! Come take part in the first Ladies' Night the first Wednesday in March!

Bring comics you are reading or creating, let's swap stories and share recommendations! Plus, all ladies will receive 10% off any purchases during Ladies Night!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7th, 6-8pm

Walking Dead Signing
Feb. 15, 2012

You know you've been meaning to read this prequel novel telling the story of the Governors rise to power.
Co written by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga, Jay will be at the store to personalize your copy and talk about the process of putting together a novel prequel based on one of the most popular storylines from the Walking Dead.

The WALKING DEAD author Jay Bonansinga will be signing at 77 E. Madison right across from Millennium Park. 12pm-2pm.

Noon, Dec. 14: Brandon Thomas Signing
Dec. 14, 2011

Dynamites newest series VOLTRON is due out next week and Brandon has been kind enough to sign at two of our stores on the same day to meet as many different fans as possible!

While DYNAMITE COMICS new VOLTRON series is brand new, Brandon has been writing comics fo years! Having worked at ARCHIA, DC COMICS & MARVEL he's got some stories to tell and will be on hand to sign any of your books for free!

Black Friday
Nov. 25, 2011

What mystery sale will we be having on BLACK FRIDAY? We can't tell you now - but we can tell you that if you attend the sale the week before and return on Black Friday - you'll get a special deep discount larger than anyone else that shows up just for the Black Friday Sale!

Plan on attending both & save big!

Winter Sale: 50% Off Back Issues
Nov. 18, 2011 to Nov. 20, 2011

50% Off Back Issues.

$1 Newer Comics.

25% Off Graphic Novels, T-Shirts, Bags & Boards, Posters, Toys, Card Games, Statues, Magazines.

*Pre-Sale Thursday Night!

Brian Azzarello Signing
Oct. 12, 2011

Meet Eisner Award winning author Brian Azzarello and get your brand new copy of "100 Bullets, Vol. 1" personalized to you. Brian is also known for his work on "Hellblazer", "Superman", the brilliant "Joker" H/C, as well as his Vertigo "Loveless" series.

Noon to 2pm.

Graphic Novel Sale!
Oct. 3, 2011 to Oct. 10, 2011

8 FULL DAYS!

Taking place at all 9 Graham Crackers Comics locations for 8 full days - you can mix & match Marvel, DC, independents - catch up on your favorite books!

BUY 2, GET A 3RD FREE.

(Free graphic novel must be of equal or lesser value - no products on hold or in subscription boxes can be used in the sale, nor any other discounts be used in conjunction.)

Chicago Comic-Con 2011
Aug. 11, 2011 to Aug. 14, 2011

Graham Crackers Comics has more booths than any other dealer at the show - and we pull out all the stops to bring you the biggest selection at the best CONVENTION SALE prices - make it a point to stop by and see what we hauled over this year!