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The never-duplicated weirdness of Brain Frame
Ask Lyra Hill something as innocuous as why she started Brain Frame — the mildly loopy, wildly eclectic and passionately adored comics-and-performance whatchamacallit/updated '60s freak out/cartooning-community rallying point that she launched two years ago in a Wicker Park apartment — and prepare to tumble down a rabbit hole. A natural storyteller, she begins with the summer of 2011, "an intense and magical time, featuring one particularly insane episode." She pauses. Ask her to continue — as she knows you would have to, now — and she explains further: Freshly graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, eager to leave the city, she made plans to move to Los Angeles and live with her then-boyfriend.
September 18, 2013