Readings, Performances & Exhibitions



BURROW (2016)

Pulitzer Arts Foundation: St Louis Small Press Expo Kick-Off

Site-specific performative reading of "Burrow," featuring animated video, live reading and hand-painted costume.

The evening also included a participatory papermaking demo by Taller Leñateros; a showcase of handmade books by Sean Shearer of BOAAT Press; a lecture and reading by Chloë Bass of her newest selection from her project The Book of Everyday Instruction; and a lecture by artist & critical writer Buzz Spector on the work of Claes Oldenburg’s drawing, The Airflow - Top and Bottom, Front, Back and Sides, to be Folded into a Box (Study for Cover of Art News).  




Zine Not Dead III:  Archer Ballroom, Chicago

Live reading of "Particle/Wave" at the quarterly comics reading event Zine Not Dead.

Other readings that evening by George Porteus, Emily Hutchings, Liz Born, Sarah Squirm and Anya Davidson. Hosted by Brad Rohloff and Matt Davis.




Chicago Zine Fest Kick-Off Event:  Workshop Chicago

Live reading of "Particle/Wave" at the kick-off event for the 2016 Chicago Zine Fest. 

The event also included the panel “Permission Not Granted: Women of Color and the Politics of Zines," moderated by Monica Trinidad and featuring panelists Leila Abdelrazaq, Sarah Gonzalez, and Monika Harris. Exhibitor readings included zinesters Andi Santagata, JC, Jonas, Marnie Galloway, Rachel & Sari, Taryn Hipp, Tanuja Jagernauth, and Vicky Lim.



PISCES (2015)

All Hallow's Day Variety Show: Fundraiser for ChiPRC

Live reading of "Pisces" as part of the Chicago Publishers Resource Center annual fundraiser. The event also included readings by authors Audrey Niffenegger and Billy Lombardo & poet Jacob Saenz, shadow puppet performances and other novel delights.



Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr PA

Artist talk as part of the Religion & Comics symposium. Professor Shiamin Kwa (EALC Bryn Mawr College) organized the conversation on behalf of the TriCo Mellon Comics Studies Working Group, also featuring talks by comics scholar Brian Cremins and religion professor Ken Koltun-Fromm.


"LIKE COMICS WITHOUT PANELS:" The Visionary Cartooning of John Porcellino, Marnie Galloway and Edie Fake (2014)

Harper College Art Exhibition Space, Palatine IL

"In a 2011 interview, Chicago artist Edie Fake explained the idiosyncratic images in his award-winning graphic novel Gaylord Phoenix, saying: “I think I’m interested in space without panels, I guess, or things that are like comics without panels.” This exhibition features work by Fake, Marnie Galloway (Medusa, In the Sound and Seas), and John Porcellino (Hospital Suite, King-Cat Comics), three Chicago cartoonists whose visionary work explores issues of place and identity, magic and memory. Guest curated by Brian Cremins, Harper Professor of English."



Brain Frame 9, Chicago

4' tall performative book made for live reading of "In the Sounds and Seas," including pop-ups, accordion fold-outs, and other interactive elements to dramatize and animate the images on the page. Video recording here.

The event also included readings by David Alvarado, Ben Bertin, Corinne Mucha, Jeremy Tinder and Gina Wynbrandt. Hosted by Lyra Hill.