"Kedzie Avenue" artists to present new work

Image courtesy of The Illustrated Press

Image courtesy of The Illustrated Press

Check out what the Illustrated Press is doing! The second part of the Illinois Humanities Council's "Reporting Back: Perspectives on Violence in Chicago Communities" is happening May 18 at Columbia College's Film Row Cinema. A 24-page booklet and mini-comic designed by Darryl Holliday and Erik Hernandez, whose collection of graphic journalism Kedzie Avenue: Stories Drawn from a City Street will be coming out with us this fall, will be presented as part of an ongoing three-month multimedia project. 

The initial installation that Holliday and Erik presented on March 16th, at Cup and Spoon, profiled eight Humboldt Park and Logan Square residents affected by gun violence in the area. Their narratives were paired with portraits by Brian Herrera of Attitude 7, a graphic design firm invested in social justice work. 

Darryl and Erik have been working incredibly hard; they just presented at UC Berkeley's Logan Symposium in Investigative Reporting, and were recently profiled in the Chicago Reader. The exhibit will feature both the portraits and the mini-comic.

RSVP here, and check out photos from their March 16th exhibit here.