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Rough House, an interdisciplinary puppet-based theater company (comprised on this evening of Emma Alamo, Rachel Christianson, Matt Dealy, Sean Hughes, Mike Oleon, Jason Sperling, and Laura Tater) performed the haunting And Dream Of Teeth, directed by Mike Oleon with music by Sean Hughes, about one man’s nightmare bladder, at Brain Frame 19 on August 9th, 2014.

Photos thanks to Gillian Fry.

Zebadiah Keneally sat regally between cardboard palm trees next to his fashionable crew, the Tie Dye Terrorists, to deliver an infomercial monologue selling a chance for diving vengeance before Bob Panza, in God costume, mounted the stage and allowed lucky audience members to beat him up in a free trial of the product at Brooklyn Brain Frame 2 on April 25th.

Photos by Geoff Duncanson.

Harrison Stewart quietly blew up a few balloons and tossed some spare lengths of pink streamer around the stage before sitting and playing a melancholy R&B track to his animation about a middle school dance, Heaven Is A Place On Earth at Brooklyn Brain Frame 2 on April 25th.

Photos by Geoff Duncanson.

Lisa Wilde, with musical interludes by former students and accomplished rappers Infinite Cuba and Matthew Shields, read true stories about life as a teacher at a second-chance high school from her serial zine, Yo, Miss at Brooklyn Brain Frame 2 on April 25th.

Photos by Geoff Duncanson.

Tom Toye dashed off nine screen printed patches, dressed in a mess of a woman costume, before Lale Westvind, cloaked in a hand costume, burst through an aluminum mirror in a cloud of smoke to serve as demon mount to Tom’s triumphant sorceress at Brooklyn Brain Frame 2 on April 25th.

Photos by Geoff Duncanson.

Olivia Fox, with sonic assistance from Joe Jakubowski, destroyed both the semblance of rehearsed narrative and the digitally printed ceramic slab representing her experimental gif comic series, naught at Brooklyn Brain Frame on April 25th.

Photos by Geoff Duncanson.

Matthew Thurber, with fellow thespians Austin English and Leah Wishnia, executed the ambitious Undead Toucan: A Pantomime with a surplus of oversized props and slapstick at Brooklyn Brain Frame 2 on April 25th.

Photos by Geoff Duncanson.

Elvis Bakaitis and her dynamic assistant Sarah Mae Allard hosted a game show of sorts, quizzing the audience with questions based on Elvis’ informational zine Homos in Herstory and awarding winners with festive tchotchkes at Brooklyn Brain Frame 2 on April 25th.

Photos by Geoff Duncanson.

Sakura Maku, with help from Duane Bruton, Danny Campbell, Lily Galib, Lyra Hill, David Hollingsworth, Wilfredo Ortega, and Don Paris Schlotman, screened an interpretation of her anime fantasy comic Foot Anime Book: The Purse of the Raisin-God 2 before painting the giant toes of a singing man in a foot costume at Brooklyn Brain Frame 2 on April 25th.

Photos by Geoff Duncanson.

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 NiffeneggerKevin BudnikJenna CaravelloJen 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 El Is A Sound of Joy improvised accompaniment, on April 20th, 2014.

Photos thanks to Gillian Fry.