Remembering Variety

Remembering Variety

For any of you who grew up on comics between the 70’s to the 90’s might have stopped by Variety comics. For decades, this shop on Western and Wilson on the northside of Chicago was the area comic book shop. Even those who didn’t read or collect comics were familiar with them due to the oversized murals on the outside of their store.

Every so often one of the mural pieces would be retouched, or opted for a different superhero – all inspired from a cover of a comic book.

The previous owner has since passed away, but his daughter has taken up residence in the same space. She now runs an arts and boutique store selling things from crystals to handmade jewelry. They have events every so often from art exhibitions to spoken word. I was there for one such event when I saw these panel pieces sitting at the back of the store. Apparently after the death of her father, when the comic book store was closed, she decided to salvage and save these mural pieces before they were stolen or vandalized. I took a few photos from my phone to share with everyone (so please excuse the quality as the location and lighting was very difficult).

 

Zedd at North Coast

Zedd at North Coast

An evening at North Coast music festival watching Zedd perform as the Sunday night closer. Check out some pics and video we took of the performance. Enjoy! 

ODESZA @ North Coast

ODESZA @ North Coast

We are always jamming ODESZA here, sooooo happy that they were here at North Coast! We didn’t even notice someone had a Harambe banner until we were transferring pics! Pics and vids below.

The Broad Collection

The Broad Collection

Resident artist Forsaken recently took a trip out to LA; during his trip, he had a chance to check out some of the local Museums including the Getty, MOCA, MOCA – The Geffen Contemporary, The Broad and the Tar Pits. He took a lot of pics for us, so enjoy!

When I arrived in LA, I tried to book tickets to view The Broad, only to find out they were sold out for almost two months! I was pretty disappointed until a friend came through on my last day there. I got in The Broad around 11, and made it out in time to get to the airport comfortably. So glad I was able to view this collection. Props to my friend for getting me and a friend in! -forsaken

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