Untidy Secrets Storytelling – Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying

8 PM on Friday, July 28 at Ash Ave Comics

The theme for this months storytelling is: “Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying.” This Untidy Secrets is also collecting supplies and funds to help one-n-ten rebuild and reorganize after an arsonist set fire to their Youth Center, making the building a total loss.  Untidy Secrets Storytelling will be collecting donations from the attached wish list and passing a collection around for cash/checks. Please take a look at the link, bring some of the items if you can. Bus passes and games are also needed but not listed.

Untidy Secrets Storytelling is a monthly storytelling and zine swap event. Each month a new theme is selected from song lyrics. Each month, Storytellers interpret the theme in interesting and unexpected ways.

Storytellers this month are…
Jessie Balli
Brodie Foster Hubbard
Laine Baker
Marnee Burrus
Michael Palladino
Sari Beliak

This event is all ages and BYOB (though, some of the storytelling has adult themes). Ash Avenue Comics & Books has some chairs available at first come first serve basis but feel free to bring your own chair or stand.


Untidy Secrets Storytelling’s goal is to encourage literature through alternative means (storytelling, small press, self publishing, zines, and more). If you’re a writer, bring your printed work to swap and connect with others. If you’re a storyteller come out and connect with other storytellers and writers.

Comic Book Club August Meetings: I Kill Giants + Saga of the Swamp Thing vol 4

Our August discussion dates are just near, first up is Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura’s Eisner nominated I Kill Giants on August 6th, and our long form discussion group meeting August 20th to discuss Saga of the Swamp Thing volume 4 and the introduction of legendary DC/Vertigo character John Constantine.  Both meetings will be held at the shop at our usual meeting time of 6 PM, and all meetings are BYOB.  A reminder that September will mark our third anniversary, that’s crazy!

We also highly encourage you to pre-order a given reading up to two weeks before the discussion date, and a reminder that we offer 15% off a given month’s title in the shop.

Below are our next two months of readings, and a photo and summary of August’s main title.

Sunday, August 6th: I Kill Giants

Sunday, August 20th: Saga of the Swamp Thing vol 04

Sunday, September 10th: Batman Year One

Sunday September 17th: Saga of the Swamp Thing vol 05


Celebrating the fifth anniversary of a modern classic, this softcover edition of the Eisner-nominated, International Manga Award-winning miniseries includes interviews with the creators, design art, covers and more. Collects I KILL GIANTS #1-7.

Ash Ave Comics July 4th Holiday Hours

Ash Ave Comics holiday hours! We will be open on Tuesday, July 4th from 11 AM to 3 PM, and our normal hours of 9 AM to 9 PM on Wednesday, July 5th. New releases will not be effected by the holiday. Also: the double page spread is from issue ten of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s DC classic Batman The Long Halloween.