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Chidrawgo Vol. 23: Memory March
March 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CSTFree
Chidrawgo is chill-vibes, monthly drawing event where folks get together and draw in a Chicago comic shop basement, working on whatever they choose. We’re pretty cool, but no need to come alone. We have coloring books for your artistically challenges comrades. Look below for more into and this month’s theme.
Did we forget something? Probably! Have you ever tried to draw something you have seen a brazillian times only to find out you have no idea how to draw it properly? Samsies!
We’re all for looking at a references. Even the greats use references all the time! But sometimes it’s nice to just be able to draw from memory. So this month we are focusing on just that. We’ll still have all our usually reference material (which is growing in size and honestly pretty cool,) but any new additions this month will be focused on training your brain to get sticky and hold onto those things you want to draw on a whim.
Come join us as we stay warm and wait keep ourselves occupied until spring arrives the only way we know how: DRAWING!
What’s a Chidrawgo Event?
This is a chill-vibes, BYOB event where folks get together and draw in the same space, working on whatever they choose.
What do I need?
Just yourself! We have some basic drawing supplies and drawing instructions for anyone to participate. Folks tend to bring whatever they are accustomed to drawing with, but there is no gate-keeping here. We want you to come and draw with us!
Can I bring a friend?
Don’t want to come alone, but don’t have any friends that draw? We’ve got you covered. We have coloring books for your artistically-adverse allies.
Can I bring a doggo?
Well-behaved, potty-trained doggos are welcome. Mooge is a doggo, a very good doggo, and she is usually there leading the doggo gang.
Who is welcome?
Everyone! Unless you’re a jerk or a pre-heart enlarged Grinch.
These events are completely inclusive. We stan everyone exactly as they are. If you don’t share this view (i.e. if you are a jerk or pre-family-vanish Kevin), please do not attend.
When is it?
First Saturday of every month from 6-9PM. Tell Alexa to add it to your teleportation schedule!
Where is it?
Graham Crackers Comics in Lakeview
3162 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657
It’ll be in the basement, which is different from your parent’s basement where you keep all those issues of X-Men #1 you bought back in 1991 thinking they’d be worth something. It’s where Graham Crackers Comics in Lakeview keeps all their issues of X-Men #1 they bought back in 1991 thinking they’d be worth something. Joke’s on us!
Who hosts it?
Eric Green and Joe Crohn. They’re pretty (& extremely) cool.
What else can I expect?
Graham Crackers Comics lets us host this event after store hours. So if you get there and the door is locked Eric and Joe will have their numbers posted on the door. Call them and they’ll let you in. Sometimes the event goes a little past 9pm, but at 9pm Joe will yell “PENCILS DOWN” and we’ll go round-robin sharing what we’ve worked on. There is no judgement, only encouragement. Still, if you’d rather not share, just say “sugarpeas” and we’ll move on the next person.