After months of planning and hard work, we’re excited to announce that Chicago IRL #4 is now at the printer. We had a fabulous preview event in conjunction with Salonathon at Beauty Bar this past Monday, and we will have another release party in conjunction with Northern Lights at Parlour on Clark on Saturday, August 25th from 10pm–3am featuring performances from contributors [X]P & Mister Junior, Vajaqueque Brown, and Sissy Spastik.
Cover models for this issue were Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero, Kokumo Kinetic, Wes Perry and Kiam Marcelo Junio with photography by Jonathan Mathias.
Copies of issue four will ship to Kickstarter backers the last week of August. They will be available for sale at the Northern Lights event and locally in Chicago at Quimby’s, Chicago Comics, and Women & Children First. You can also buy the issue directly from us through PayPal.
The Chicago IRL #4 telethon has begun! Phone lines are open. Operators are standing by!
Now’s your chance to get stickers, artist postcards, artist prints, lace jockstraps, TOTE BAGS!, and more to be announced in the next 30 days. Oh, and pre-order the next issue of course. There are also packages to get back issues, dinner dates, and ads!
Also, submission deadlines for the fourth issue have been extended to Friday, June 15th. Please, help us make this the best issue yet. We hope to make this a super awesome double issue featuring more work than ever before.
As part of the Chicago Zine Fest’s reading series, issue 3 contributors Rebecca Kling and Wes Perry performed at 826CHI on Friday, March 9th. Kling read her piece “I Am So Very Sorry” and Perry read an excerpt from his one-man show “Don’t Act Like a Girl.”
Photographer power couple Quinnford + Scout write, “Brilliant stuff by Parker Khouri, Dale Lazarov, Bastian Jonsson and Yann Duminil.”