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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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“Balancing inclusivity without sacrificing criticality… brazen… instrumental to not only Chicago’s comics scene but the larger arts community.”
Thank you Bill Bacarella for this fantastic critical review of Brain Frame!
“Brain Frame mixes it up with a wide variety of comix artists ranging from sci-fi to autobiographical. There is always a balance of men and woman readers. Hill aims for a wide reaching audience; she isn’t trying to appease a specific community. ‘It’s really important to me to reach beyond the comics community as well. Anyone can read at Brain Frame, as long as their presentation is somehow defensible as related to comix. That’s the only rule.’
… Hill has gained support from independent publishers, artists and illustrators. Chicago’s underground arts community has helped the growth of such an event. ‘Chicago has the most happening comics scene in the United States right now,’ says Hill.”
IT’S TRUE! GO CHICAGO! GO BRAIN FRAME!
Many thanks to Bert Stabler for his wise and wonderful preview of Brain Frame’s upcoming birthday party:
“you never know—there could be puppet or human extras, audio and/or video, anything that could move the experience away from beat-poet bleakness toward performance-art fabulosity…
Brain Frame founder and organizer Lyra Hill will be presenting work, as will dynamic writer and equally creative organizer Mairead Case, local media-art polymath Nicholas O’Brien, graphic abstractionist Andy Burkholder, existential comics creator Ian McDuffie, and trippy visual poet Leslie Weibeler. And the event poster, co-created by Hill and devastatingly talented Quimby’s employee Edie Fake, is certainly worth a look.”
People have been saying nice things about Brain Frame! Robin Hustle tells Gapers Block that Brain Frame is “totally one of the most exciting things going on in comics,” Edie Fake and Neil Brideau tell Bad At Sports that Brain Frame “is expanding what comics are and how they’re presented,” and Marnie Galloway of Monkey-Rope Press says Brain Frame 5 “blew her mind.” YESSSSSSSSSS!