Forced Collaboration LIVE!

Discussion with Christopher Sperandio and BAD AT SPORTS
December 16, 2022
6 PM

Join us for a book launch and live, on-air conversation with artist Christopher Sperandio and artist Duncan MacKenzie, founder of the Chicago-based BAD AT SPORTS podcast and radio show.

The pair will discuss Sperandio’s recently-released comics: LI’L JORMLY, a mini-comic puzzle and games adventure for depressed adults; THE FORCED COLLABORATION TRILOGY, a sardonic, three-volume science fiction adventure skewering capitalism, fascism and racism; and ACTIVE SHOOTER, a swipe at the depraved American obsession with guns.

The event will also include book signings with the artist.

About the artists

Christopher Sperandio was a pioneer in the field of Social Practice Art. He’s since abandoned that field as dead — and has instead taken up direct political action in the form of political cartoons and comic books. Sperandio is an associate professor of art at Rice University, where he founded the Comic Art Teaching and Study Workshop. Sperandio’s comics have been published by Fantagraphics Books, DC Comics and Kuš! Komikss. His works have appeared in numerous anthologies including StripBurger, š!, and Kutlul. Find him on Instagram: @pinko_joe

Duncan Mackenzie is an artist, educator, and Founder of Bad at Sports (B@S) podcast and website. With B@S he has produced over 550 interviews with artists and cultural luminaries such as Suzanne Lacy, Kerry James Marshall, Luc Tuymans, Jeff Wall, and Helen Molesworth. See for yourself at

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