Two Cookie Minimum celebrates its 4-year anniversary on Tuesday, July 1. The series has aimed to bring together authors, self-publishers, comics artists, musicians, and various visual forms. True to form, the anniversary reading will host a variety of talent for this special occasion.
Writer Kevin Kern, two separate comics readings from illustrator and children’s book publisher Leslie Perrine, and comics artist and teacher Keiler Roberts, Junk Drawer zine publisher Eric Bartholomew with an interactive Odds and Ends game, plus sister duo Jill Summers and Susie Kirkwood with a shadow puppet show.
Back in 2010, Two Cookie Minimum held its first reading at Fritz Pastry. Since then, the series has held 39 shows featuring more than 200 readers (including a few out of town guests). Two Cookie Minimum has hosted fundraisers for local organizations, partnered with other reading series and literary magazines, hosted theme nights, and even co-hosted an off-site reading in Los Angeles. In 2013, we released Cookie Crumbs, in collaboration with cartoonist Alex Nall, a sketchbook of drawings depicting the readings. We’ve been recognized in various articles on Gapers Block, Time Out Chicago, Newcity, and Chicago Literati.
The night will be hosted by reading curator Johnny Misfit. The show begins at 9pm at our lovely home, Chicago’s most comfortable bar with a killer jukebox, the Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont. And as we’ve done for years, there will be free cookies.