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DETROIT BRAIN FRAME went so well that the Knight Foundation blogged about it! In a magnificent show of local talent and force, our Detroit performers ran the gamut of funny, friendly, eerie, crass, confusing, and disturbed (an ideal cocktail) and the city came out in full support, packing MOCAD’s warehouse-sized cafe. “Overall, it was a fascinating and highly engaging show, showing the wide range of expressive modes stemming from and expanding on the comix medium.” Go read about it, and look forward to photos and videos soon.
The Chicago Tribune published a glowing article yesterday on “the mildly loopy, wildly eclectic and passionately adored comics-and-performance whatchamacallit/updated ’60s freak out/cartooning-community rallying point:” BRAIN FRAME! What and honor! Click here to read more dishy details and ebullient reviews from a host of quotable artists. And come to the show tonight, it’s gonna be a good one.
Featured in the Chicago Reader this week!
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Lyra Hill and Joe Tallarico, the dream team behind the Brain Frame 9 poster, joined forces once again to conduct this interview for the 119th issue of Lumpen, the first all-comics issue of the long running counter-culture magazine in over a decade.
Joe asked Lyra all about her life, her art, and Brain Frame. You can view a pdf of the entire issue, including the interview, here.
Tomorrow, Jan 25th: Lumpen Magazine celebrates the release of its first all-comics issue since the 90’s. Complimentary drinks and original art on display. Free! 7-11pm at the Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan St).
This issue features work by almost 40 artists, including a whopping 17 Brain Frame alumni and an interview with Lyra Hill about Brain Frame.
Brain Frame’s first monthly newsletter went out today. It’s got all the info on Brain Frame 10, this Friday:
- Ezra Claytan Daniels, multi-media comics artist extraordinaire and founder of the Comic Art Battle, will be reading chapters 3 and 4 of his science-fiction serial created for tablet computers. Upgrade Soul, about an elderly couple and their malformed clones, is an iPad app - and the first chaper is free! Download it here to catch up before the show.
- Sara Drake, two-time Brain Frame alumni, will present a collaboration with Aussie playwright Anna Barnes about ansomnia, the loss of taste and smell. This personal narrative, beautifully illustrated, debuted last fall at the Sydney Opera House as part of the GRAPHIC Festival.
- Lyra Hill, bazillion-time Brain Frame alumni, MC, and founder, will read her new comic Banana Glove Game, about a small town distraction gone wrong. Banana Glove Game will be published in the upcoming, all-comics, issue of Lumpen.
- Grant Reynolds, in his second Brain Frame performance, will lead the audience in an informative trance experience entitled Mind Body Sex: An Introductory Session to the Sexual Meditation Institute. Grant has been hard at work recording New-Age soundscapes to accompany his reading.
- Andy Roche is a performance artist and filmmaker. He will present his first comics-based work, written expressly for Brain Frame.
- Marian Runk makes sweet and funny memoir comics. She will be reading and singing a selection of music-based short comics.
Brain Frame 10 is located at 1542 N Milwaukee, on the second floor. Enter for a suggested donation of $7. Cheap drinks will be available at a cash bar. The show starts at9:00pm, on Friday, January 18th.
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