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From Challengers Comics + Conversation in Chicago, this is CONTEST OF CHALLENGERS, a comics industry business podcast.
Hosted by Challengers' owners Patrick Brower and W. Dal Bush.
1845 N Western Ave | Chicago, IL 60647 | 773.278.0155
Will Eisner "Spirit of Comics" Retailer Award Recipient 

Jul 6, 2020

We sure love repeating ourselves!
Sorry subscribers, but your DC pulls will not be in the weekly emails for a while.
We sure love repeating ourselves!
Negan Lives is not a rare comic! Walking Dead The Alien is scarcer.
Wear your damn masks!!
Our first DC Comics delivery from Lunar.
A small shipment of books from British...

Jul 1, 2020

It’s a bonus mid-week episode!
Comic creator Tom Kelly joins Patrick to talk about all the things that go into making your own graphic novel!
Going to school to study graphic design. Getting a job in graphic design. Going back to school to study comic art. Making comic art! Setting up at conventions. Drawing Hello...

Jun 28, 2020

Patreon will now start charging tax for rewards. Here’s how we’re trying to minimize it for you.
How do you draw a star?
Chicago is now in Phase 4, so please, PLEASE wear a face mask.
The new DC Comics variant cover program for Batman Three Jokers.
‘I hate doing this but I need my job’
Marvel reduces their...

Jun 22, 2020

Expanding our hours slightly in July.
What is Octopus and how will it help us run our Shopify online store?
Our “Keep Reading Comics” Kickstarter is over.
Trying to use DC Connect as an ordering catalog.
All our DC Direct orders (action figures and statues) have...

Jun 15, 2020

What? We’re NOT starting with DC Comics this episode? No, we are.
More new distribution channels.
Fun with (new) windows!
Patrick injury update (get used to these).
Jeanna Challenger is back at the shop and Kent returns this Thursday!
The plan to reorganize our back hallway (next month).
Having to rent another storage...