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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 musicians El Is A Sound of Joy improvised accompaniment, on April 20th, 2014.

Rachel Niffenegger lay in a pastel hammock in front of an enormous projection of a haunting animation that zoomed languorously in and out of decayed, sculptural body parts, revealing diverse, abstract emotional landscapes set to a soundtrack by Jeremy Tinder at Cake Frame 2 on April 20th.
Photos thanks to Gillian Fry.

Rachel Niffenegger lay in a pastel hammock in front of an enormous projection of a haunting animation that zoomed languorously in and out of decayed, sculptural body parts, revealing diverse, abstract emotional landscapes set to a soundtrack by Jeremy Tinder at Cake Frame 2 on April 20th.

Photos thanks to Gillian Fry.

Pup House, comprised on this night by puppeteers Simon Allen, Ben Bertin, Jenna Carvello, Danielle Chenette, Krystal DiFronzo, Sara Drake, and Deirdre Mahon performed their intestinal shadow puppetry play Glut, directed by member Emme Williams, within the confines of a huge articulated paper-mache body to a live soundtrack by Quicksails at Cake Frame 2 on April 20th.

Photos thanks to Gillian Fry.

Jenna Caravello sat in front of an overhead projector while her partner in crime Silas Reeves trawled through the audience looking for three potential interviewees; their answers to a set of random questions inspired Jenna’s live illustrative portraiture of their spiritual essences at Cake Frame 2 on April 20th.

Photos thanks to Gillian Fry.