Monday, July 17, 2017

In 3 Days TCM Celebrate's Seven Years

Mere days away is the TCM 7 Year reading. Looking back, I found a lot of news clippings that promoted past readings. You can see the different styles from the Redeye, Reader, TimeOut, and Columbia Chronicle. There's at least one listing for each venue we hosted at (except for CHIPRC). It was nice to see all the readers names that made it to print.

Thanks to all the writers who published these and other promo on behalf of the reading series.
Notably thanks to the Redeye for always finding a new cookie image to run. Must have been a hard to find all the various cookies they used in these and other listings.

Enjoy this collage and see you Wednesday!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Seven Years is in Seven Days

Think of the movie the Ring. Seven Days. As In seven days you can join us at the Hungry Brain to celebrate TCM's anniversay. Here's a quick look back for the archives of my bad memories. 

In April 2012, more than 5 years ago, I invited then Milwuakee resident Keith Rosson to read at the series (here was that reading info). I remeber meeting him at the Minneapolis Zine Fest and thinking this guys funny, but why's he drinking one pint of water to ever beer? 

Fast forward, he agrees to take the Amtrak to Chicago to read. I knew he was an old school zinester and that was it. He gets to the bar, basically shit talking it and the reading etc. Maybe this because I am relentless about ribbing him for living in Milwaukee or something about how he ended up there. I used to live in Roscoe Village in walking distance to the Hungry Brain, so I offed him a place to crash. Drunk and not feeling hot, I think I made the regrettable choice to go to Tonys Tex Mex on Damen/Belmont for after hours eats. We get back to the apartment. My then wife who also read is like, fuck this I'm going to bed. My then roomate is like, hey do you want to smoke weed, something he could never get me to do. All we had was red wine in the house. I cap the night off with a puke session in my bathroom. It never failed that when I had visitors from Milwaukee that I also took to Tonys for Tex Mex, I always ended up vomiting. History repeating. 

Long story, Keith was a good sport. I'm proud to have booked him. Glad he's a published author with another book on the way. And stoked that Two Cookie has continued to let me make bad mistakes. 

See you Wednesday.

johnny misfit

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

TCM turns 7 - Party at the Hungry Brain!

I've been doing this for seven years. Oh man, what is wrong with me. Until I figure that out, join me Wednesday, July 19th for a celebratory event. 

To make this the best birthday, we whipped up a celebratory line up and are returning to our old haunt, Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont.

Readers include:
Liz Mason (karaoke jockey, zinester, Quimby’s Bookstore Manager)
Scott Roberts (comics artist, Risograph printer, teacher)
Logan Kruidenier (multi-media artist, stone skipper)
Sean Gandert (author of Lost in Arcadia visiting from Florida)
Eric Bartholomew (Junk Drawer zine creator, estate sale tour guide)
Hosted by Johnny Misfit

The reading is free. Doors open at 8pm, readings at 9pm.

Get there early to grab a seat, a drink, and some cookies.