Siobhán Gallagher & John F. Malta
Aug
5
6:00 PM18:00

Siobhán Gallagher & John F. Malta

On August 5th Siobhán Gallagher & John F. Malta will be visiting Brainfreeze as part of their combined summer book tours. There will be a pop-up featuring books, zines, posters, patches, prints, and pins set up ALL DAY and both creators will be in the shop from 6 - 8pm signing books and partying. Free drink for the 21+ and fun for all! More about the artists' and their new books:


Siobhán Gallagher

Siobhán Gallagher is a Canadian illustrator, author, and book designer living in New York City. She spends her time drawing, daydreaming about dogs and the apocalypse, and thinking of funny responses to conversations two days too late. She is currently the Senior Designer at Abrams Kids and has been featured on Bust, Us Weekly, Huffington Post, and Refinery29. Siobhán recently won the Society of Illustrator's Silver Medal of Excellence

 

IN A DAZE WORK by Siobhán Gallagher

In a Daze Work: a Pick-Your-Path Journey Through the Daily Grind is an illustrated choose-your-own-adventure book for grownups that takes place throughout an average day. Bringing humor and sly self-reflection to the humdrum details of adulthood, this relatable visual journey will help you find the extraordinary (or at least hilarious) moments in any day of the week.


JOHN F. MALTA

John F. Malta is a visual artist and illustrator living and working in New York City. When not drawing Malta can be found playing street hockey, climbing rock walls, and skateboarding till he can no longer see the road in front of him. His comic Living Land was awarded a silver medal by the Society of Illustrators and he has worked on projects for Adult Swim - The New Yorker - The New York Times - Ash Vs. Evil Dead - Valley Cruise Press - Brasserie Dunham - VICE - and The Washington Post.

RELEASE THE HOUNDS by John F. Malta

Release the Hounds is a hardcover collection of new drawings and illustrations published by Universal Slime Press. The drawings seek to channel the visceral energy found below the floorboards of old punk houses and buried within the deepest reaches of long forgotten MS-DOS computer games.


ABOUT BRAINFREEZE

Brainfreeze is a curated collection of underground, alternative, and small press comics & zines. The books come from around the world and range from handmade one-of-a-kind objects of art to masterfully reissued collections from renowned alternative publishers. Every book at Brainfreeze is carefully selected to represent the wide-spectrum of creators, styles, and stories you can only find in sequential art.

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Tara Booth & Inés Estrada
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Tara Booth & Inés Estrada

Art Show, Pop-Up & Zine Release June 10 2017

Special guest artists Tara Booth & Inés Estrada will be visiting Brainfreeze Saturday June 10. New paintings by Tara Booth will be on display, Inés will be hosting a pop-up for her shop GATOSAURIO, and Brainfreeze will be celebrating the release of BUMMERS, the new zine from Tara Booth and first book published by Brainfreeze.

The event is free and open to the public. Pop-Up and Art Show will be availablefrom 10am to 9pm. A reception will be held and free drinks will be available from 6pm to 9pm. For more information contact Stewart at brainfreezecomics@gmail.com

BUMMERS by Tara Booth, the first publication from BRAINFREEZE

BUMMERS by Tara Booth, the first publication from BRAINFREEZE

About Tara Booth

Tara Booth is a comic book artist from Portland, however these detailed pieces with their mix of drawing and painting cover much more ground than that title. Tara’s work displays such character that after looking through her work you already feel like she’s one of your pals. This is due to her inspiration often coming from her diary, “I’ve always felt compelled to document my daily experiences…now I do it visually” she explained, “A lot of my work is about living with chronic anxiety and depression. Taking the parts of my life that leave me feeling hopeless or out of control, and being able to turn them into something sort of silly through painting helps to transform some of my negative emotions. It’s also super validating and therapeutic to see how many people deal with the same issues and have similar experiences. The more that people can laugh and relate to my work, the more compelled I am to make it.” - IT'S NICE THAT

About Inés Estrada

"Hello! I'm a self taught illustrator and cartoonist from Mexico City (sí, soy chilanga) currently based in Texas. Gatosaurio is my online shop and also the label under which I’ve put out comics and apparel since 2012.
I work as a freelancer and have done illustrations for publications like VICE, The Believer Magazine and The New York Times. I’ve self-published two comics collections: Ojitos Borrosos (2012) and Impatience (2016), and my graphic novel Lapsos (2014) has been published in Sweden and Spain.
I’ve also worked in other projects related to comics and self publishing. From 2010 to 2015, I was the editor of Tebeo Tropical (2010-2015), a weekly comics column I wrote for VICE México. In 2012, I co-organized the first zine festival in Mexico City, Zin Amigos (2012). Most recently, I co-edited and designed Fanzinología Mexicana 1985-2015, the first anthology about the history and graphic of mexican zines. I have also given talks and workshops in various international festivals about making zines, comics and organizing events. "

About Brainfreeze

Brainfreeze is a curated collection of underground, alternative, and small press comics & zines. The books come from around the world and range from handmade one-of-a-kind objects of art to masterfully reissued collections from renowned alternative publishers. Every book at Brainfreeze is carefully selected to represent the wide-spectrum of creators, styles, and stories you can only find in sequential art.

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MARCH: BOOK ONE Panel Discussion
Apr
22
4:00 PM16:00

MARCH: BOOK ONE Panel Discussion

Join BookPage and Brainfreeze Comics for an in-store panel discussion of the 2017 Nashville Reads selection, March: Book One. Guest panelists will examine civil rights in comics and the importance of the medium in the present discourse. Saturday April 22nd at 4pm at Brainfreeze Comics 1006 Fatherland #301 (inside GIFT HORSE).

Free copies of March: Book One are available at Brainfreeze for you to take, read, and share.

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Spring Buds Art Show
Apr
8
9:00 PM21:00

Spring Buds Art Show

SPRING BUDS AT BRAINFREEZE

On display for one day only at Brainfreeze April 8

Nashville, TN - Spring Buds presents the work of Midwest artists celebrating Spring with the goddess of vegetation, Persephone, going to Hell in Hades' hand-basket. Curated by the Kansas City based artist, Grant Kratzer, Spring Buds will be on display for one day only, April 8th, from 10am to 9pm. A reception will be held from 6pm to 9pm and a number of the artists will be in attendance. Spring Buds features new work by:

John F. Malta

Joshua Cooper

Kelsey Wroten

Kevin Sandwich

Kylie Bassett

Peyton Pitts

Shaun Hill

Charlie Malta

Chris Youseff

Dustin Williams

Emily Kratzer

Grant Kratzer

Ian Bush

Jackie Niekamp

Jess Ackerman

Brainfreeze is a curated collection of underground, alternative, and small press comics & zines. The books come from around the world and range from handmade one-of-a-kind objects of art to masterfully reissued collections from renowned alternative publishers. Brainfreeze began as a small 4x4 shelf in the corner of The Groove record store in East Nashville. In January of 2017 it moved into it’s new location at 1006 Fatherland Street #301, a space it shares with Gift Horse. For more information please visit www.brainfreezecomics.com

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The Riso Museum
Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

The Riso Museum

THE RISO MUSEUM ON DISPLAY AT BRAINFREEZE

Asheville based printers, Woolly Press, bring their exhibit on the history of Risograph printing to Nashville for a one day only event March 4 2017

Nashville, TN - On Saturday March 4th Brainfreeze will host The Riso Museum, a special collection of Risograph prints and publications curated by Asheville-based print shop Woolly Press. The exhibit will be on display for one day only from 10am to 9pm. Mica Mead and Colin Sutherland from Woolly Press will host an interactive presentation on Risograph printing from 5-6pm which will be followed by a reception with free beer for anyone over the age of 21 with a valid ID. The reception, exhibit, and presentation are all free and open to the public. Brainfreeze will be open till 9pm on the day of the event.

The Riso Museum showcases the Risograph (Riso) printing process and celebrates  Riso culture and its users. A stencil-based digital press, the risograph was employed in the copy rooms of the late 90’s corporate environment. Churches, law firms, and other small to medium organizations used the Riso as a method to produce large inexpensive runs of one to two color editions. The Risograph slowly disappeared from this landscape due to the influx of laser printers and other modern techniques, but has relocated to design studios, art departments, and DIY-house basements.

On view will be Risograph artifacts, objects from the printing process, as well as works from a variety of Risograph presses from around the world. Emphasis is placed on the Riso as an object and pieces that exhibit its idiosyncrasies. Selected works include Riso print guides, color charts, artistic prints, and publications. The Riso Museum is curated by Mica Mead and Colin Sutherland of Woolly Press, an Asheville-based Risograph design and print shop.

Brainfreeze is a curated collection of underground, alternative, and small press comics & zines. The books come from around the world and range from handmade one-of-a-kind objects of art to masterfully reissued collections from renowned alternative publishers. Brainfreeze began as a small 4x4 shelf in the corner of The Groove record store in East Nashville. In January of 2017 it moved into it’s new location at 1006 Fatherland Street #301, a space it shares with Gift Horse.

For more information please visit www.brainfreezecomics.com or www.woollypress.com

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Twin Cities Zine Fest
Sep
24
11:00 AM11:00

Twin Cities Zine Fest

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Brainfreeze will be at the Twin Cities Zine Fest!

The Twin Cities Zine Fest is an annual celebration of zines and self publishing in the Twin Cities and beyond. TCZF aims to sustainably support self publishing and the DIY ethic in our communities, with an intersectional focus on politically and socially engaged zines, community partnership, and amplifying the voices of those who have been historically unheard. 

The 12th annual Twin Cities Zine Fest will be held Saturday September 24, 2016 at the Walker Community United Methodist Church (3104 16th Ave S in Minneapolis). The fest will take place from 11 am-5 pm. Please visit tczinefest.org for more information.

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