C2E2 & Drawing Dreams 2019

For those of you that didn't win in our C2E2 ticket giveaway, there's still plenty of time to get your tickets.

Thanks to Reed Pop, we'll be back at C2E2 this year, in booth 1872. For the 7th year in a row, Chicago Loot Drop will be running Drawing Dreams!

Once again, we’re partnering with local comic artists who will also be at C2E2 to bring to life the creative visions of 10 very special patients from University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.

How does it work? We’ve asked these children to describe themselves as a superhero: What sort of power(s) would you have? What would you do with those powers? What would your superhero name be? What would your costume look like?

We took their responses to the following artists, who are creating original artwork depicting the children’s ideas. We'll be taking a sneak peek at the art next week!

Meet the Artists:

GABO – Artist Alley Table P-5

(gabo.brofu.com, Twitter, Insta)

GABO (also known as Gabriel Bautista) is a Milwaukee-based artist for Dead of Winter and The Life After. He’s also an avid Twitch streamer.

Other works: Love is Love, Elephantmen, Albert The Alien, The Spirit, All-Star Western, Comic Book Tattoo

 

Tony Moy – Artist Alley Table M-16

(tonymoy.art, Twitter, Insta)

Tony is a Mixed Media artist (pencils, inks, digital, watercolors, etc.) based in Chicago. He has been published in comics such as X-Files, Dungeons and Dragons, Transfusion and Memory Collectors, among others.

 

Andrea Bell – Artist Alley Table I-8

(andreabelldraws.com, Twitter, Insta)

Andrea is an illustrator and comic artist based in Chicago throughout its best and worst seasons. Her work reflects adventure, honesty, and strong relatable characters combined with a soothing color palette.

 

Nicole Goux – Artist Alley Table I-9

(nicolegoux.com, Twitter, Insta)

Nicole Goux is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist living and working in Southern California. She earned her BFA in Illustration at Cal State University Long Beach. She has been published by such companies as IDW, Black Crown, Image, and Lion Forge. The only thing she likes as much as drawing is traveling the world, seeing new places, and meeting new people. She likes to incorporate color, pattern, and the human form in her work.

 

JB Roe – Artist Alley Table D-12

(jbroe.com, Insta)

JB Roe is a Chicago-based artist and writer. He has been published by Hidden Fortress Press, Really Easy Press, Black Mask Studios, American Nature Comics, Image, and Comicker. He also co-owns a clothing & apparel label, Hardway.

 

Tim Seeley – Artist Alley Table G-1

(timseeleycreative.com, Twitter, Insta)

Tim is a writer and artist based in Chicago who has drawn for G.I. Joe, Halloween, Wildcats and Exsanguine. His writing work includes NY Times bestselling Hack/Slash, Nightwing, Batman Eternal and the critically acclaimed Revival. He has also done consultation work for Cacao Barry, artist Hebru Brantley and Dreamworks Animation.

 

Ali Cantarella – Artist Alley Table W-9

(cantarella.ink, Twitter, Insta)

Ali is a Bucktown, Chicago-based artist who creates high-end watercolor portraits, with a whimsical twist and generous interplay of abstract color and detailed line. She uses coffee, tea, and ink to artistically emphasize the subject of these portraits, both human and animal.

 

Kevin Budnik

(kevinbudnik.com, Twitter, Insta)

Kevin Budnik is a cartoonist and illustrator from Chicago. His comics have appeared in several anthologies including LINEWORK, What’s Your Sign Girl?, The Adventure Zine, and Sweaty Palms Volume One. Published works include Our Ever Improving Living Room (Yeti Press), Dust Motes 1 and 2 (Yeti Press), Flower Grow, Old Gum Wrappers and Grocery Lists, Handbook, and Epilogue (One Percent Press). Past illustration clients include My Brother My Brother and Me, Cards Against Humanity, and The Chicago Reader.

 

New for 2019!

These two artists are joining us for the first time this year. Make sure to hunt down their tables and welcome them to the community!

Craig Cermak – Artist Alley Table M-4

(Twitter, Insta)

Craig Cermak II is a comics illustrator in Chicago. Past work includes Nursery, Elvira, Red Team, and Voltron Year One.

 

Darick Maasen

(darickmaasen.com, Twitter, Insta)

Darick is a creative director and designer for a marketing agency by day and illustrator by night. Darick’s art tends to concern video games, ugly things, circus freaks, and odes to childhood themes and monsters. Darick also co-founded the weekly figure drawing club Grotesque Burlesque, and recently started dabbling in tiki mug design and production.

Come see the full drawings at booth 1872. If you don't have your ticket yet, there's still time to get them!

Last call to win C2E2 2019 passes

We have a pair of 3-day passes to C2E2 2019 we're giving away, but time is running out! You have until 12:00pm on March 8th (that's Friday!) to enter for your chance to win. All you have to do is correctly answer the trivia questions on this form. The winner will be announced later that day.

Don't worry if you don't win, however! Tickets are still available here.

C2E2 2019 Ticket Giveaway!

Chicago Loot Drop will be returning to C2E2 this year for our 7th Drawing Dreams fundraiser. Will you be there? We hope so, which is why we’re once again giving away a pair of 3-day passes to C2E2 2019, courtesy of ReedPop and C2E2! Be a part of Chicago’s largest pop-culture convention, for free!
 
To enter for your chance to win, all you have to do is correctly answer the trivia questions on this form. You have until 12:00pm on March 8th to enter for your chance to win. The winner will be announced that same evening by email.
 
C2E2 is March 22-24 at McCormick Place. Hey, that's coming up! Time to get your free tickets!
 

Winter 2019 Volunteer Meeting

Come to our Winter volunteer meeting! We'll be going over our C2E2 fundraiser, Drawing Dreams. If you're new to volunteering with Chicago Loot Drop, this will be a great chance to meet everyone and ask any questions you have about the organization and plans for 2019.

RSVP

The Details:
Date: Sunday, Feb 24th, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm 
Location: Ballast Point Brewing (212 N Green St)

Comfort Kit Day For Comer Kids 2019

 

The Details:
Date: Sunday, February 10th, 2019
Time: 2:00pm
LocationRevolution Tap Room (3340 N Kedzie Ave)

Register or Donate

Comfort Kit Day For Comer Kids is back for its 4th year. We’re raising money for and assembling nerdy boxes of goodies for kids at University Of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. Join us as we return to the Revolution Tap Room (3340 N Kedzie) on Sunday, February 10th at 2pm to help support these kids while drinking great local brews. Based on how much you raise, you’ll build or help create comfort kits filled with games, comic books, puzzles, coloring books, LEGO, and more.

Our goal: comfort kits for at least 120 different young patients at Comer Children’s. The materials for each kit cost roughly $20, so that’s the amount you need to raise for each kit you want to assemble.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Register yourself or a team. We ask each individual or team to raise at least $100: enough for 5 comfort kits. Whomever raises the most kits will win a pair of 3-day passes to C2E2!

  2. Share your fundraising page with family, friends, and arch nemeses asking them to contribute to your heroic, selfless efforts.

  3. Join us at the Revolution Tap Room (3340 N Kedzie) in Avondale on Sunday, February 10th at 2pm to assemble the kits you raised money for! If you can’t attend comfort kit assembly in person, the rest of us there will put together the kits you raised money for on your behalf.

Chicago Loot Drop will provide all of the supplies, and our friends at Revolution will provide your first beer for everyone who registers and attends. When all comfort kits are assembled, everyone interested is invited to play party games!

Check out our participant guide for ways to share.

 

Press START To Drink - CLUE VS Battleship

 
The Details:
Date: Sunday, December 16, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Cards Against Humanity Theater (1551 W Homer St, Chicago, IL 60642)
Cost: $15
 
 
Mrs. White sunk our Battleship in the Conservatory with the candlestick! Press START To Drink returns with two films that made the leap from your board game shelf to the big screen! Watch Battleship and CLUE at the Cards Against Humanity Theater at 3pm on Sun., Dec. 16th.
 
Come to this double-feature brew and view to watch some movies and have a good time, all while supporting University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital. Proceeds from the event will go to purchase action figures for Comer. 
 
Comer has told us that their patients specifically would love more action figures, so that's what we're going to give them! Bring a new, in-packaging action figure to the show to donate, or you can donate $10 toward an action figure below. Donors who attend the show will be given a collectible Chicago Loot Drop cup for use at Press START To Drink as our way of saying "Thanks!" 
 
Schedule
  • 3p - Battleship
  • 5p - CLUE

Summer 2018 Volunteer Meeting

Come to our Summer volunteer meeting to discuss and plan Super Kickballers Ultimate: Tournament Edition!

RSVP

The Details:
Date: Monday, Aug 27th, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm 
LocationHaymarket Pub & Brwery (2515 S Wabash)

Spring 2018 Volunteer Meeting

Come to our Spring volunteer meeting to discuss and plan the second half of 2018 including the Midwest Developer’s Kickball Tournament.

RSVP

The Details:
Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm 
Location: Baderbrau Brewing Company (2515 S Wabash)

Drawing Dreams 2018

Drawing Dreams 2018 at C2E2 was a great time! We got to meet a lot of Loot Droppers, make new friends, and raffle off awesome art. For those who missed it or want to relive it, here's the full roster of artwork from Drawing Dreams 2018!

The Invincible Bejas

Inspired by Anahii, Age 4
Drawn by Tony Moy

The Cheetah

Inspired by Chloe, Age 11
Drawn by Ashley Witter

Andrea Bell

Inspired by Bella, Age 8
Drawn by Andrea Bell

Mew

Inspired by Lauren, Age 7
Drawn by GABO

Wonder Girl

Inspired by Dayana, Age 5
Drawn by Cloverkin

Mad Ed

Inspired by Eduardo, Age 12
Drawn by Nicole Goux

The Healer

Inspired by Alex, Age 10
Drawn by JB Roe

Chicago Loot Drop at C2E2 2018

If you're coming to C2E2 this weekend, we hope to see you for the 6th Drawing Dreams. We'll be at booth 641 all weekend long raising money for the kids at University Of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. We have seven new superheroes created by kids from Comer and realized by local comic artists. Come by to enter for a chance to win one of the original drawings as well as some awesome Chicago Loot Drop merch! The prize drawing will be Sunday at 4pm. Need not be present to win.

Here's a sneak peek at what will be up for grab:

Aren't they amazing?! Come see the full drawings at booth 641. If you don't have your ticket yet, there's still time to get them here: http://www.c2e2.com/tickets/

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