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CAKE Frame 2, a hybrid fundraiser event for the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) organized by the performative comix reading series BRAIN FRAME, was a lot of fun and a great success. In between comix performances from Rachel Niffenegger, Kevin Budnik, Jenna Caravello, Jen Rickert, and Pup House, our host Lyra Hill auctioned off dozens of original artworks by Chicago cartoonists. Lillie West, Brain Frame’s astronomically talented intern, played Vanna White while musicians El Is A Sound of Joy improvised accompaniment, on April 20th, 2014.
This 2-page spread by Lyra Hill will be printed in the upcoming Brain Frame Yearbook - provided we raise enough money by July 1st. Come to our fundraiser party this Friday!
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Three cartoonists interpreted original works as part of our special event BRAIN FRAME: EXPLAINED, at the Chicago Zine Fest on March 15th, 2014. Hannah Chavez, with help from Gabriela Cracraft, read along to a pan-imation of Mapinguari, a giant one-page comic about the hunt for a mythic sloth; Bela Shayevich, with help from Ainslie Morse and Matt Tracey, read Hand and Foot, a romance of limbs; and Lyra Hill performed Banana Glove Game, a sad story about a fruit toss gone wrong, with three analog slide projectors and soundscapes by Tyson Torstenson.
Photos thanks to Gillian Fry.
Lyra Hill (Brain Frame’s creator, curator, facilitator, promotor, emcee, and sometimes performer) took the stage to describe our origin and evolution, debut a fun montage, and breath deeply while reflecting on the inevitable conclusion of all good things at Brain Frame: Explained on March 15th, 2014.
Video thanks to Will Thwaites [camera] and Lyra Hill [editing].
Last fall, Brain Frame quadruple alumni Sara Drake interviewed Brain Frame overlord Lyra Hill for a the contemporary art blog Bad At Sports. Over tea and bagels, Lyra and Sara drew themselves exchanging ideas, listening to music, and letting down their hair.
The Chicago Reader just released their annual People Issue. Brain Frame’s founder, organizer, and emcee Lyra Hill is one of 19 profiled Chicagoans! Click here to read the interview and see some nice photos. Especially delightful is the video (bottom of page) in which she discusses her collaborative performance with Night Terror at BRAIN FRAME 13, our second anniversary show.