Come support us! In a party way!
Announcing the Brain Frame Yearbook Fundraiser and Poster Release Party!
Join us to celebrate the release of 3 new posters: collaborations with Lale Westvind (for BF13), Lane Milburn (for BF17), and Emily Hutchings (for BF18). These and all other Brain Frame posters will be on sale, with proceeds helping fund the Brain Frame Yearbook!
The Brain Frame Yearbook is a 3-year catalogue of every performer, performance and Brain Frame experience. We’ll be showing sample pages, selling ad spaces and pre-sale books, and accepting donations. If you come to this party, you can also contribute quotes, drawings, and grubby fingerprints to preserve forever in the annals of performative comix history.
We will also be announcing the winners of our yearbook superlatives, with special prizes! Prom King! Prom Queen! Most Likely to Injure the Audience! Best Vomit! and more! Vote on superlatives before June 15th by scrolling down here: http:brainframe.tumblr.com/yearbook
Plus: Games! Drawing! Music! Food! Beer! Dancing! Photo Booth! Retribution!
Friday, June 27th, 7pm-12am $5 :: 1542 N Milwaukee Ave, second floor
Last week I did the Mancow morning radio show in Chicago.
It did not go well.
As a comic, I’ve done a lot of morning radio. It’s the main press for most Midwest clubs. Never have I had an experience like the one I just had.
Everybody is familiar with the Morning Zoo stereotype – the sound…
SC state Sen. Mike Fair
Believing that homosexuality is “not normal,” he has convinced the University of South Carolina Upstate to cancel a satirical one-woman show called, “How to Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less.”
"It’s just not normal and then you glorify, or it seems to me, that the promotion at USC is a glorification of same sex orientation… That’s not an explanation of ‘I was born this way.’ It’s recruiting."
campfrienemy makes comics about menstruation.
episode 17: wheee!
if you are missing episode 16, it’s further down here (where you can read all previous episodes) because i messed up when trying to post them in the right order.
(“stories from the period period” is an ongoing series of cartoons about a woman and her menstruation)
"txt when you reach urs"
"Lemme know when you’re home xx"
"Get home ok?"
"txt me to say you reached"
"Text when you get home! xo"
"Get home safe"
As you may remember, we asked Emerald City Comicon attendees to fill out a survey after this year’s show, to get a better idea of what worked, what didn’t, and who are attendees are. The majority of the data we received will remain private to our team, but we thought this piece of information was quite interesting and worth of sharing.
In response to the question, “what is your gender?”, with a blank text box to fill in, we received a wide variety of answers. When we compile the data, these are the results:
- 52% of respondents referred to themselves as female (examples of terminology include: “cis female”, “female”, “female identifying” “girlthing”, “lady”, “Wonder Woman”)
- 46% of respondents referred to themselves as male (examples of terminology include: “cis male”, “boy”, “dood”, “I’m a MAN!”, “male”, “man?”)
- 2% of respondents referred to themselves in non-binary terms (examples of terminology include: “agender”, “genderfluid”, “genderqueer”, “non-binary”, “Is Bad-Ass a gender?”, “Cthulhu”, “a nebulous glow cloud”)
We can’t break down the responses further without risking a breach of privacy, but the responses we did receive were quite illuminating, and helpful in providing us with a more accurate view of our attendees.
So thank you for filling out the survey, and being honest with us about how you identify your gender. We will do our best to make sure every Emerald City Comicon attendee feels welcome at our convention, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.
Hey, you know how girls just aren’t comic book fans? I mean, obviously, the only comic book fans are cisgender heterosexual white men between the ages of 18-35, right?
Oh, wait … men aren’t even in the majority. Women and feminine-identified people are the clear majority, and then you add in non-binary people and 54% of attendees are NOT MEN. Gosh how many of those attendees might not be cisgender and/or heterosexual? Could it be that the entitled white men who shout down any other voices and DEMAND that comic book companies cater to their every need and desire are not the most important or even the most numerous voices in the fandom? Maybe, just maybe, their screaming is coming from them sensing that.
My family was just talking the other day about the extent to which the Fake Geek Girl meme might be a pushback against the fact that men are both less than 50% of gamers and less than 50% of the people at major comic cons.
Since we previewed Melissa Mendes and Janelle Asselin’s Bitch strip, we HAD to show you this gem from next week’s Truthout strip, by Anne Elizabeth Moore and Ellen Lindner (with extra reporting by Melissa Gira Grant). If you’re confused by this woman who appears to be eating ice cream on a hot-dog bun, you shouldn’t be! They do that all the time in Cambodia, and it’s *delightful*.