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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.

Six young artists and thinkers from the Teen Creative Agency at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago solicited the audience to draw comic panels in response to three different prompts, then used the results to build three stream-of-consciousness stories, placing the drawings on an overhead projector and narrating them live at Brain Frame: Explained on March 15th, 2014.

Moderator: Ayo Idowu
Story Builders: Andres Salamanca, Alex Vargas
Narrators: Eli Adams, Jola Idowu, Hettie Price

Photos thanks to Gillian Fry.

Meet Lillie West, our third [magic] BRAIN FRAME intern! Lillie holds dual citizenship in England and the USA, which is why her school uniform was so silly. Lillie will be an instrumental part of Brain Frame’s final days. Having proven some mettle in spread sheet construction and supportive hyperlinking, her real test will come during the production of our third anniversary finale - and in the secret project we hope to announce soon.

Brad Rohloff, accompanied by Tyson Torstensen on the Hammond organ and Ross Bradley on slide show and extra vocals, and with the assistance of Lyra Hill, Jared Larson, and Emma Randperformed his comic There is No Love for a Lonely Soul in an inflatable ghost costume, screaming the monologue (of a born ghost desperate to kill the human he loves) while smoke filled the room, and brandishing sparklers to encourage the audience in chants of “MURDER” and “DEATH IS REAL” at BRAIN FRAME 16 on January 25th, 2014.

Photos thanks to Gillian Fry.

Jessica Campbell, in the style of an investigative police report cast in comedy gold, dismantled her future bed room piece by piece until, in a disturbing twist, the manic meta-subject emerged at BRAIN FRAME 16 on January 25th, 2014.

Photos thanks to Gillian Fry.

Yaloopop first introduced the work of Korean cartoonist and animator Cutbu, showing two short videos featuring many powerful butts, following this with the debut of her own yelping song and animated gif dance, I Am Bubble Bubble Am I at BRAIN FRAME 16 on January 25, 2014.

Photos thanks to Gillian Fry.

Tyrell Cannon, accompanied by Chad Nannenga, walked in circles around the giant wooden backboard holding his over-sized, hand drawn comic Simon: Piece, methodically advancing, with each revolution, his character’s actions through drawing, folding, and pasting on new panels at BRAIN FRAME 16 on January 25th, 2014.

Photos thanks to Gillian Fry.

Carrie Vinarsky coordinated her outfit with her mantra comic Fried Cool Aid, a glowing, glittery tract for artists lost in the figurative woods, performing the meditations with primal power and the help of Lauren Anderson and a ghostly Brett Manning at BRAIN FRAME 16 on January 25th, 2014.

Photos thanks to Gillian Fry.

Lori Felker and Jared Larson teamed up to invent and present the game show Let’s Be Drawmatic, wherein Lori issues instructions to Jared, who draws shapes, as directed, while trying to guess the subject of his illustration (unless the audience guesses first) at BRAIN FRAME 16 on January 25th, 2014.

Photos thanks to Gillian Fry.

Manual Cinema, the shadow-puppetry-silhouette-performance-collective, debuted a new experiment in repetitive memory manipulation and the sensory experiences preceding important revelations at Brain Frame 15 on November 16th, 2013.

Photos thanks to Cynthia Hunt.