★★★UNTIDY SECRETS STORYTELLING★★★
Untidy Secrets Storytelling is a monthly storytelling and zine swap event. Each month a new theme is selected from song lyrics. Storytellers interpret the theme in interesting and unexpected ways.
The theme for this months storytelling is: “All I Know Is That I Don’t Know Nothing”. With Guest Host Aaron Valdivia!
Storytellers this month are…
This event is all ages and BYOB (though storytelling will have 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.
Whether or not the new year has been hellish for you, we intend to go there in February with the first volume of the legendary DC/Vertigo series Hellblazer, and then jumping ahead to volume five as our next Ash Ave Comic Book Club ongoing read will cover the four volumes written by Garth Ennis. Then in March we’ll be reading the first volume of Marvel’s Runaways, and will continue our reading of Garth Ennis’ Hellblazer run with volume six of the series.
We would usually be meeting on the first Sunday of the month, but it is the big football game that day, and it drastically reduces our attendance, so we will be meeting instead on Sunday, February 11 discuss Hellblazer vol 1, and Sunday, February 18 to discuss Hellblazer vol 5, both meetings begin at 6 PM. and per usual we recommend BYOB (be it beer, beverage, or BBQ). Below are our next two months of readings, and a photo and summary of February’s main title:
Sunday, February 11: Hellblazer Vol 1
Sunday, February 18:Hellblazer Vol 5
Sunday, March 11:Runaways Vol 1
Sunday, March 18:Hellblazer Vol 6
The very first Hellblazer collection is back in a new edition that includes John Constantine’s early appearances in SWAMP THING #76-77 along with HELLBLAZER #1-9. This is the first of a series of new HELLBLAZER collections that put all his adventures in reading order, capturing Constantine at his youthful, anarchic best.
January 2nd was our 15th anniversary, so we wanted to say thanks to all of our customers with a store-wide sale on Saturday, January 6th. Everything* in the shop is 25% off from 11 AM to 4 PM, and 15% off from 4 PM to 8 PM. It’s a great opportunity to come down and pick up the item that’s been a little out of reach monetarily and take it home, or a great chance at swooping up a stack of current or back issues, or graphic novels for some winter reading.
Thanks for all of the support!
*Excludes consignment items and items already discounted.
It’s a new year, and like clockwork we begin a new title for the Ash Ave Comic Book Club. We kick off 2018 with Mike Allred’s sci-fi rock n roll tribute Red Rocket 7, and then in February we’ll be reading the first volume of DC/Vertigo’s Hellblazer.
We will be meeting on Sunday, January 7 at 6PM to discuss Red Rocket 7, and per usual we recommend BYOB (be it beer, beverage, or BBQ). Below are our next two months of readings, and a photo and summary of January’s title:
Sunday, January 7: Red Rocket 7 Sunday, February 4: Hellblazer TP Vol 1
This is the story of RED ROCKET SEVEN: The entire history of rock n roll as seen through the eyes of the seventh clone of a man from a distant world. RR7 rubs shoulders with every legend from the birth of rock in the ’50s, through the British invasion of the ’60s, through the advent of Heavy Metal and Glam rock in the ’70s, the New Wave of the ’80s, the Grunge Rock and Indie/Alt. scene in the ’90s, and into the new millennium! This special edition is busting out with special features, plus rare and new art.
Alternate Press Magazine called it, “The stuff of ultimate juvenile fantasy.” and “If this weren’t a comic, it’d be one of the greatest stories in modern rock history.”
Raygun Magazine said,” A magnum opus to popular music, with ALLRED presenting sly, yet loving explanations of some of rock’s greatest mysteries.”