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.
My dear friends Nicole Garneau and Erik Roldan celebrating their one year anniversary of Northern Lights! LOVE THESE SPIRITS! LOVE THIS COMMUNITY! LOVE THESE BODIES! ps check me out at 4:30! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
CHICAGO IRL definitely lucked out when creative co-conspirator Erik Peterson introduced Heather Marie Vernon to us interested in doing a performance for the launch party. The performance work Vernon does is constantly breaking boundaries and pushing the audience into a place of exquisite vulnerability. Sharkheart closed out the stage for the evening captivating everyone to silence and anticipation. Vernon has a command that has already caused an addiction for more.