★★★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: “Take This Job and Shove It”.
Storytellers this month:
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. Please contact Sarah Maria Rainier if you need a chair(s) reserved.
Untidy Secrets Storytelling’s goal is to encourage literature through unusual and interesting 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.
Holy smokes, it’s the Ash Ave Comic Book Club’s fourth anniversary, and the beginning of our fifth year reading across the many genres of the comics medium. I promise, it’s not an intentional tradition, but we’ll once again be tackling another comic from Frank Miller for our September 9 anniversary (last year we read and discussed Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s all time classic Batman Year One), this time he’s joined by comic legend Dave Gibbons (yes, of Watchman infamy) for the often overlooked epic The Life & Times of Martha Washington in the 21st Century. We will continue our ongoing reading of Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson’s Transmetropolitan with a discussion of volumes 3 and 4 on Sunday, September 23.
For a complete list of what our reading groups have read in year four, check out the list below as well as information for our September and October discussion groups.
Our meetings begin at 6 PM, and per usual we recommend attendees BYOB (be it beer, beverage, or BBQ). Listed below are our next two months of readings, and a photo and summary of September’s title:
Sunday, September 9: The Life & Times of Martha Washington in the 21st Century
Sunday, September 23: Transmetropolitan vols 3 and 4
Sunday, October 7:Wytches
Sunday, October 21:Transmetropolitan vols 5 and 6
Our story begins in the squalid corridors of a maximum-security housing project, where a young girl will rise from the war-torn streets of Chicago to battle injustice in a world insane with corruption. Her fight will take her far, from the frontlines of the second American Civil War to the cold, unforgiving reaches of space. She will be called a hero, a traitor, and nearly everything in between, but all along the way, her courage, her integrity, and her unwavering commitment to that most valuable of rights-liberty-will inspire a movement that will never surrender.
Collecting remastered versions of every Martha Washington story, an extensive behind-the-scenes section, an introduction by Frank Miller, and a brand-new cover by Dave Gibbons!
Fantastic Four #1 & Sandman Universe #1 this Tuesday, August 7 at 11:50 PM
Join us at Ash Ave Comics this Tuesday night for the return of two comics classics after years since their last ongoing series, the Fantastic Four and Sandman. We’ll open our doors at 11:50 and have all new Marvel, DC, Boom, and Titan titles available for purchase at midnight!