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Diamond Award, 2016 Best Window Display

Diamond Best Window Display Award 2016Challengers Comics and I received the 2016 Diamond award for Best Window Display! Next time you’re in Chicago make sure to check out the Challenger Comics store windows in person (art shown below) and their awesome comics store!

Challengers Comics window art by Chris Giarrusso

Challengers Comics window art by Chris Giarrusso

Challengers Comics window art by Chris Giarrusso

Challengers Comics window art by Chris Giarrusso
Challengers Comics window art by Chris Giarrusso

Roselle Park Loves Arts Festival

Yesterday I spent some time at the Roselle Park Loves Arts Festival in Roselle Park, NJ. I had a lot of fun drawing G-Man and the Color Guardians for the kids, and I had even more fun watching the kids drawing their own sketches (many of which I’ll be sharing in the future). Thanks, Roselle Park!

Roselle Park Loves Arts Festival, 2015

Hero Initiative Art Auction

My art for the Wake Up And Draw event celebrating Jack Kirby’s 98th birthday is now up for auction to raise money for the Hero Initiative, a federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping comic book creators in need. This is a tribute to several classic Jack Kirby cover images, including Avengers #4, Amazing Fantasy #15, Fantastic Four #49, New Gods #1, and even a tiny bit of X-Men #1. If anyone is interested in bidding on this original art (3-ply Hero Initiative 6.5″ x 10″ bristol board), please BID NOW!

Wake up and Draw sketch by Chris Giarrusso

Hero Initiative Hellboy Auction

This sketch cover I drew for the Hero Initiative Hellboy 100 project is now up for auction. Bid now and support the Hero Initiative!

Hellboy sketch Cover by Chris Giarrusso

100% of the sale of this item will benefit The Hero Initiative.

The Hero Initiative provides a safety net for former comic creators in need. The Hero Initiative is dedicated to helping creators with emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and entrée back into paying work.

The Hero Initiative

Season’s Greetings from G-Man!

Season’s Greetings from G-Man and the G-Man Super Journal crew!
Season's Greetings from G-Man and The G-MAN Super Journal crew

G-MAN: COMING HOME Nominated for Harvey Award!

G-MAN Coming Home nominated for 2014 Harvey award! I’m very happy to share the news that G-MAN: COMING HOME has been nominated for a Harvey Award in the category of Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers. Congratulations to all fellow nominees, and big thanks to all the industry professionals who voted to nominate G-Man!

Now it’s time for the final ballot! Vote for this year’s Harvey winners now!

G-Man Coming Home Wins KCR Award!

G-MAN Volume 3: Coming HomeI am very pleased and honored to share the news that G–Man Coming Home won the KIDS’ COMICS REVOLUTION 2014 award in the category for Favorite Adventure Graphic Novel! This is the first time that G-Man and I have ever been nominated for any kind of award, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome and the awesome Lego trophy that came with it!

Thank you to KCR! hosts Dave Roman and Jerzy Drozd as well as Chris Duffy (Nickelodeon Magazine) and the Ann Arbor District Library for running and hosting the KCR awards to honor some of the best kids’ comics to come out in 2013!

Thank you to Gregg Schigiel for accepting the Lego trophy on my behalf at the Kids Read Comics convention this past Sunday!

And the biggest thank you to everyone who voted for G-Man Coming Home!

Kids' Comics Revolution 2014 Awards

Reading With Pictures Textbook Includes Cover and Story by Chris Giarrusso

The Reading With Pictures Kickstarter for their academic aid The Graphic Textbook has been retitled.

Now titled Reading With Pictures: Comics That Make Kids Smarter, the book features a new cover by Chris Giarrusso and a new G-Man story by the writer/artist, complete with a lesson plan for that story in the Teacher’s Guide. The book will be published by Andrews McMeel and is scheduled for release in August 2014. Read the rest of this article HERE.

Reading with Pictures cover featuring G-Man by Chris Giarrusso

Paul F. Tompkins and G-Man

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Comedy’s one true gentleman, Paul F. Tompkins, is reading G-Man Volume 2: Cape Crisis (and eating canned peanut brittle) because I have the best editor ever: