Sunday, September 27, 2009

Chicago Humanities Festival

Lynda Barry and Matt Groening will be speaking at the UIC Forum on Nov. 5 as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival. From the CHF website:

Matt Groening (creator of the The Simpsons, Futurama, and Life in Hell) and Lynda Barry (Ernie Pook’s Comeek and The Good Times are Killing Me) first met in the 1970s at Evergreen State College, the improbable seedbed of some of the greatest graphic comic work of the past several decades. They remain close friends and continue to influence each other’s work. Two of the country’s funniest people separately, Groening and Barry together breach the comic sublime.


gabi said...

Thanks for posting our event! I work for the Chicago Humanities Festival and we greatly appreciate it. Did you know we have other comics programs this fall?

Chris Ware and Jules Feiffer lecture on the future of alternative comix ( and Feiffer has a solo lecture about Depression-era cartoons (

Let me know if you're interested in some comp tickets. Thanks again!

christa said...

This is great news. How should we be in touch about comp tickets?

gabi said...

Please email me gabriealaj(at)chfestival(dot)org and I can set you up with a pair of comp tickets for you to those events.

Thanks for contacting me!

gabi said...

Sorry wrong email. It's gabrielaj(at)chfestival(dot)org.