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Chidrink & Cadrawgo: Vol. 14 – It’s a Small Press World

June 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT


We now return you to your regularly scheduled drink and draw.

This time our event coincides with CAKE, The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (Check it out here:, which is always a veritable smorgasbord of independent and self published small press comics.

We thought we’d give our event a DIY spin and focus on you getting your own comics made. We’ll have instructions on how to make a simple 6 page comic out of only one sheet of paper. This is something anyone can do and fairly quickly, so leave your buts at the but stop cause you don’t need to be a super artists to head on home with something you made.

So stop by CAKE, pick up some sweet indy stories if you are able, and then stop by Chidrink & Cadrawgo to make some of your own!

It’s Chidrink & Cadrawgo! Chicago’s highest rated basement drink and draw!

What’s a Drink and Draw?
This is a chill-vibes, BYOB event where folks get together and draw in the same space, working on whatever they choose. They are welcome to enjoy the libations they bring and the supplies we provide.

  • Come Drink! – BYOB. We can’t buy you boozes, but we’ll have some cups and bottle openers if you need them. Do you have to drink? Nope! Actually many of us frequently don’t. (Or just plum forget because we’re so into what we’re drawing.)
  • Come Draw! – We’ll have simple supplies like paper, pens, pencils, erasers, and markers if you are in need. Work on your own stuff or use one of our prompts. We’ll have prompts! Do you have to draw? Nope!. We have coloring books and crayons if you just want to come for a chill night in an art space. We’re also happy to give you points in the right direction if you want to learn to draw.
  • Bring a Friend! – Don’t want to come alone, but don’t have any friends that draw? We’ve got you covered. As we mentioned above we’ll have coloring pages and crayons for your artistically-challenged allies.
  • Pet Mooge! – Mooge is a doggo. A good doggo. Mooge will be there until Mooge is not, then Mooge will be elsewhere. Do you have a doggo? This event is dog friendly for your well-behave, potty-trained dogs.
  • Be Who You Are! (unless you’re a jerk or a pre-heart enlarged Grinch) – These events are completely inclusive. We accept and respect 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?
Saturday, June 1st from 7-9pm
(It’s the first Saturday of every month for those of you that want to plan in advance. 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!

What else can I expect?
Graham Crackers Comics let’s us host this event after store hours. So if you get there and the door is locked Eric will have his number posted on the door. Call him and he’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.

What does Chidrink & Cadrawgo mean?
Since “Chicago Drink & Draw” and “Drink & Draw Chicago” seemed to be taken already, we did the only sensible thing and mushed them all together. Thus, CHIDRINK & CADRAWGO! Don’t worry, it gets easier to say the more you drink. Just kidding! We can’t even say it sober. You try!

Joe and Eric


June 1, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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Eric Green
Joe Crohn


Graham Crackers Comics
3162 N Broadway,
Chicago, IL 60657 United States
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