Trubble Club


Brain Frame and jam comics group Trubble Club have joined forces to kick off the first annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)! This Friday, the 15th, members of Trubble Club will be performing several short comics from the Trubble Club oeuvre. Guest artists Gabrielle Bell, Leslie Stein, and Mike Taylor will also be drawing, live, in front of you, the audience, not unlike gladiators fighting to the death in days of yore (be sure to give them a thumbs-up). Live music! Hosted by Lyra Hill, the lady behind Brain Frame, and Sackley, the tramp behind Trubble Club!


Flier by Jeremy Tinder, Grant Reynolds, and Aaron Renier.

Muckman for Hire. Reminds me that I have to find a job.

Also, a bit about these guys -

"Like the underground comix artists in 1960’s Berkeley, Trubble Club brings together Chicago’s most talented young comics artists to draw some of the weirdest comics out there today. The group meets every Sunday at a rotating location and draws jam-comics together. One artist draws the first panel of a jam comic, and then passes it to another artist in the group to draw the second panel, who then passes it on to a third artist. This process is continued until the group has a finished comic. Trubble club then self-publishes the finished comics in minicomics.”


The Chicago cartoonist collective Trubble Club read their open-submission online exquisite-corpse opus The Infinite Corpse, allowing the audience to direct the choose-your-own adventure by pointing at the screen with laser pointers, while Ian McDuffie played the part of the strip protagonist Corpsey; Jeremy TinderBen Bertin, and Kevin Budnik embodied supporting characters; Lyra Hill narrated; Tyson Torstensen improvised synth accompaniment; and Grant ReynoldsAaron Renier, and Danielle Chenette, behind the screen, drew backgrounds on overhead projectors in an effort to keep up with the unpredictable (unprecedented) plot at Brain Frame 13 on July 28th, 2013.

Photos thanks to Gillian Fry and Cynthia Post.


Collaborating on a new mural through Trubble Club at the MCA this week. These frames begin on the outside of the composition then converge in the center, giving birth to a handsome devil. It’s still in progress but will be finished in time for an extremely fun comic book day this Saturday at the museum. Interactive jam comic drawing with chalk on sidewalks, alongside the ongoing Daniel Clowes show. Pictured above are Kevin Budnik, Edie Fake, and Corinne Mucha. I am holding the camera.