Third Coast Comics

6234 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60660

Phone Number
(847) 863-7450
Sunday: noon - 6 p.m.
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Current & Upcoming Events

Gene Ha – Comics Process Demonstration
Feb. 28, 2018

Guest: Gene Ha

Comic Creator Gene Ha appears at Third Coast Comics on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

Gene is a comic creator from the Chicagoland area. He is the writer and artist on his comic Mae. In addition, he has done art on Top 10, Fables, Justice League, Cyclops & Phoenix, and Oktane. His work has earned 4 Eisners. Gene will be sharing his comics making process with us.

Feel free to bring your drawing supplies and draw during the presentation if that’s what makes you comfortable. At the start of the meeting we’ll have some quick updates on planning for spring activities (things like cons/fests, mural making, anthologies, etc.) and we’ll also do some collaborative work/prompts.

Past Events

The Baker Street Four Signing
June 22, 2017

Guest: David Etien

David Etien appears at Third Coast Comics on Thursday June 22nd from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. David will be here signing his all ages graphic novel The Baker Street Four.

About the artist: David was born in the suburbs of Paris, where he still lives. After studying in Parisian art schools, he returned to Les Gobelins in 2002, where his training allowed him to work on animated feature films such as Persepolis and Lucky Luke. It is with The Baker Street Four, written by Olivier Legrand and Djian, that David has had the opportunity to share his passion and talent for comics with the world!

Wonder Woman: True Amazon Signing
Oct. 22, 2016

Guest: Jill Thompson

Writer/Artist Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, Magic Trixie, Dead Boy Detectives, Sandman, and Beasts of Burden) appears on Saturday October 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Third Coast Comics to sign her latest graphic novel WONDER WOMAN THE TRUE AMAZON! Jill will give a talk about her creative process and drawing/painting technique.

Rocket Robinson Signing
Oct. 1, 2016

Graphic Novelist Sean O’Neill signs Rocket Robinson on Saturday October 1st at 2:00 pm at Third Coast Comics!

Free Comic Book Day 2014
May 3, 2014

Come join us this Saturday for Free Comic Book Day!

Gail Simone Signs
April 28, 2014

Guest: Gail Simone

Writer Gail Simone (Tomb Raider, Red Sonja) signs at Third Coast Comics on Monday April 28th from 5:00 till 9:00 pm.

Hellboy Day
March 22, 2014

March 22 marks the twentieth anniversary of Mike Mignola's career-defining release of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction #1. After the character's somewhat humble beginnings in an eight-page feature in Dark Horse's San Diego Comic-Con Comics special, Seed of Destruction would begin the long life of the beloved "beast of the apocalypse."

In December, Dark Horse declared that March 22, 2014, would be Hellboy Day, with events happening in comic shops around the world!

The Crow Signing
June 8, 2013

Guest: Jim Terry

Local artist Jim Terry did an amazing job on the latest installment of James O'Barr's Crow character and May 15th happens to be the release date for the TPB of Crow: Skinning the Wolves.

Come meet Jim and talk all things creepy in comics.

Here's the story description:

"In this all-new tale James O'Barr and artist Jim Terry craft a harrowing story set in a concentration camp in 1945 Europe. The night train is being unloaded. And one of the passengers is making a return visit..."

Young Avengers Signing
April 25, 2013

Guest: Kieron Gillen

Marvel Comics writer Kieron Gillen signs at Third Coast Comics on Thursday April, 25th at 5:00 pm! He’s helping kick off the 2013 C2E2 with an appearance at the shop. His credits include:

The X-Men, S.W.O.R.D., Generation Hope, Uncanny X-Men, Avengers vs X-Men: Consequences, Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Iron Man, and the curent Young Avengers comic.

In addition to his Marvel work he also wrote Phonogram for Image Comics with artist Jamie McKelvie.

The Third Coast Comics Pie Bake Off
Jan. 26, 2013

Saturday January 26th at 1:00PM

It's the return of one of our most successful events ever, the Pie bake Off!

The format is similar to this year's Chili Cook Off, Beer Brew Off and Cake bake Off...

$7 entry fee covers pie for you to eat and judge!

We are now registering bakers!

If you're interested in being one of our guest bakers, contact Terry at

The Chicago Doctor Who Meetup
Jan. 16, 2013

We’re kicking off our 2013 series of screenings with the viewing of a story first transmitted this month forty years ago....kicking off Doctor Who’s (then) tenth anniversary.

It’s the first multi-Doctor story, and is a great example of early 1970s Who, right down to the creative use of CSO. The Three Doctors was written to include all three actors who played the Doctor (William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, and Jon Pertwee), and served a variety of purposes: introducing (or reintroducing) the Time Lords, expanding on Time Lord history, and ultimately, removing the Third Doctor from his period of exile.

(Period of exile, you ask? Don’t worry, we’re planning a screening later on that will explain things clearly).

Set in the midst of the “U.N.I.T. Era”, The Three Doctors (which we’ll see in Special Edition Form) proved to be the final appearance of William Hartnell as the Doctor (he passed away some years later), and also is a great way for the Doctor Who Meetup group to kick off the 50th anniversary of Doctor viewing its first anniversary special.

We find something very unique about that.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 7:30pm

Drink and Draw & Knitting Night
Jan. 10, 2013

If you've been looking for a place to knit, draw, paint, write, sculpt or die cut robot parts all while talking comics, then this is the event for you!

When we opened 3.5 years ago we were committed to providing a space where the local arts and crafter community could meet and create.

This event has become a Battle Royale of Creative Greatness! Drink & Draw meets Stitch & Bitch in an epic comic shop throwdown!

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 7:00pm

Karaoke Night
Jan. 5, 2013

Saturday January 5th from 7:00 PM to Midnight

Have you ever had a desire to belt out your favorite obscure tunes surrounded by neon signs for beers you'd never think of paying for? We have too which is why we are now offering you this experience in the amazing confines of our comic book shop. You can have all the social, all the nerdery and triple the vocal range if you like. Don't be shy, We'll sing Bohemian Rhapsody in whatever key you want to sing it in right along with you!

As soon as 7PM hits, the shop will close and the Third Coast Lounge shall open and the greatness shall flow!

Edgewater Graphic Novel Book Club
June 27, 2012

This month's book is Global Frequency by Warren Ellis. We're reading volumes 1 and 2.

Wed, June 27, 7pm – 10pm

Comics Meetup
June 16, 2012

The Chicago Comic Book Meetup group is a comics and pop culture discussion group that meets to talk about the past, present and future of comic books. Sometimes we have a topic in mind to discuss and sometimes we just have a free form talk.

Often we have great comics to pass around and discuss. Deep comics knowledge is not needed to join the festivities, just come on by and join in.

Sat, June 16, 7pm – 10pm

Arts Night at Third Coast Comics
June 14, 2012

Tonight is Arts Night at Third Coast Comics!

This event has become a Battle Royale of Creative Greatness!

Drink & Draw meets Stitch & Bitch in an epic comic shop throwdown!

TCC has been supporting local artists and providing a knitter/crafter friendly space since we opened our doors and we'll keep doing it!

June 14, 7-10pm.