"The first version of the Chicagoan showed up in 1926 as an artsy answer to the New Yorker with colorful covers, but it petered out a decade later. It was revived in 2012 by J.C. Gabel with a focus on culture in a 194-page debut issue and had an even shorter existence."—Lynne Marek, Crain's.
The following illustrations are from the second, unpublished issue, of The Chicagoan's first revival. These illustrations were for the magazine's short fiction section, featuring pieces by: Amelia Grey, Jesse Ball, and Anders Monson, as well as a spread for issues' cover story, an interview with Daniel Clowes.