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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. "
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.