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Hulk 101

  • The Hungry Brain 2319 W. Belmont Chicago, Illinois 60618 (map)


I have a mad impulse to smash commit outrages. —Herman Hesse

I have a mad impulse to smash commit outrages. —Herman Hesse

21+, $5 suggested donation

Artists and writers address Hulk as high art, kitsch, world breaker, god, and Kanye West for discussions and performances about the gender binary, self identity, artistic appropriation, feminism, activism, and supreme media. Other topics include Feminist Hulk, Jeff Koons, glass houses, Jack Kirby, She-Hulk, Greg Pak, and much more. Presentations and performances will include slide-shows, curious clips, and art whatnot. Featured guests:


Noah Berlatsky edits the comic and culture website the Hooded Utilitarian and writes for the Atlantic, Salon, Slate, and elsewhere. His book on the first Wonder Woman comics will be out in 2014.

Dana Bassett is an aspiring gossip queen from Miami, FL living in Logan Square. She writes a regular column for the Bad at Sports blog called "What's the T?" and occasionally produces printed newspapers in collaboration with artists and friends.

Lindsey Smith is a Texas born, Chicago-based animation and film student (SAIC). She is a member of the Ladydrawers Comics Collective and is the assistant director and producer on the documentary Comics Undressed, which focuses on the economic, gender-based, and racial representation in the comics industry. 

Rachel N. Swanson is a Queer non-binary comics and fiber artist located in Chicagoland. They make work about science, social activism, Queer people, zombies, and tentacles. You can find their art here or here.

101 is an informal lecture and discussion series which takes place on occasional Tuesdays at the Hungry Brain in Roscoe Village. Hosted by Fred Sasaki and Seth Vanek. Hulk art by Tselanie Townsend.


Earlier Event: November 16
Ten X Ten
Later Event: January 4
Ten x Ten Listening Party