Hope to see you there!
The opening party for our comic cookbook/gallery show Just Add Ink is this Friday! I can’t wait!
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Some recent press:
Friday, August 5, 2011 – 7pm-10pm
Saturday, August 20, 2011 – 1pm-3pm
1224 Quincy St NE, Mpls MN 55413
I’ll have copies of the Soapy the Chicken book for sale… and if you buy one there, I’ll draw a free sketch in it for you. I hope to see you there!
I will be drawing cartoons this Friday with the Cartoonist Conspiracy to raise funds for Altered Esthetics, the wonderful non-profit community gallery we collaborate with, at their 7th anniversary party next Friday. For a suggested donation of $5, we’ll peer into your soul and give you a drawing of one of the following:
I haven’t updated in a long time, I know. One thing I have been up to is organizing an event called Mini-Comics Day, which is happening tomorrow.
On Mini-Comics Day, participating cartoonists from around the world will write, draw, and print copies of a mini-comic, completing the entire process from start to finish in a day or less. Anyone in the world can participate.
We currently have sixteen sites listed around the world planning events for Mini-Comics Day. If you are interested in hosting an event, let me know… email me at webmaster(at)cartoonistconspiracy.com.
Here is the scoop about the Minneapolis event which I will be participating in:
As with all our events, it is free and open to anyone who wants to participate. Table space is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. We hope to be getting started at 10:00AM sharp.
The copier on site, provided by our generous hosts at The Minnesota Center for Book Arts, will be available for use for a $5 donation… however, Big Brain Comics is giving us $50 to put towards this fee, so the first 10 people to use the copier will have their fee covered. Obviously, there will be a lot of demand for the copier at certain times of the day, so please be courteous of others and don’t bogart the machine. You’ll want to bring a $5 bill if you plan on using the on-site copier.
Wet Paint will be providing some free supplies, and will have useful items for sale for part of the event.
Big Time Attic will be donating some paper.
The Cartoonist Conspiracy will be providing some copies of our How to Make Mini-Comics mini-comic for folks to assemble and refer to.
We’ll be having an after party, where we will be giving out the prize for the Best Local Mini-Comic of the Day. This will be a block away from Book Arts in the side room at Grumpy’s Downtown (1111 Washington Ave. S.) from 5:30 to 9:00PM. We’ll clear out of the side room at 9:00 (a band will be taking over the space), and the fun will continue until whenever in the main room of the bar.
There will be a prize given out for the Best Local Mini-Comic of the Day. The prize will include a copy of the book Newave! The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s, courtesy of Big Brain Comics, a Lutefisk Sushi box set and a copy of BIG FUNNY courtesy of Altered Esthetics, and probably some other goodies.
Obviously, only comics made entirely on the day of the event will be eligible for the prize. To enter your mini-comic, drop 4 copies of it in the box we will have at the Book Arts event, or bring it before 6:30 to the side room of Grumpy’s Downtown. Make sure to include your name, address, email address and other contact information you think is pertinent with your submission. All submitted comics will also be included in a reading rack at the upcoming Art? show at Altered Esthetics in May.
The submitted comics will be read and a winner will be determined by three local non-cartoonists; author of Superheroes, Strip Artists & Talking Animals: Minnesota’s Contemporary Cartoonists Britt Aamodt, Big Brain Comics proprietor Michael Drivas, and Altered Esthetics founder Jamie Schumacher.
Please do spread the word to everyone you know who likes to make comics! If you use facebook, you may want to check out the Mini-Comics Day facebook page.
The Minnesota Center For Book Arts
1011 Washington Ave S
April 9, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(in the Flexispace and Gallery Space)
Copier will be available on site.
Table space will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
We’ll also be having an after party, where we will be giving out a prize for the Best Local Mini-Comic of the Day. This will be a block away in the side room at Grumpy’s Downtown (1111 Washington Ave. S.) from 5:30 to 9:00PM. We’ll clear out of the side room at 9:00 (a band will be taking over the space), and the fun will continue until whenever in the main room of the bar.
Contact: Steven Stwalley
Springcon is this weekend, and that got me thinking about all of the exciting stuff happening in the Twin Cities for cartoonists this year. Below is what I posted here on the Cartoonist Conspiracy site.
There is a lot of evidence piling up that this will be the best year ever to be a Minnesota cartoonist! Open your calendar now and write yourself down some dates…
- We will be doing more Cankeratures this Friday (May 14), starting around 6:00, at Altered Esthetics for Art-A-Whirl. If you want to show up and draw people, please do!
- Springcon is this weekend! (May 15-16) (please note that we are still looking for more volunteers to help out at our table)
- The Graphic Novel & Comic Book Writing and Illustrating Conference June 19th
- The Lutefisk Sushi D show August 6th at Altered Esthetics (participation deadline June 15th)
- The Minneapolis Indy Expo (MIX) August 21st (tables still available!)
- The City Pages 4th Annual Comics issue (participation deadline August 9th)
- Britt Aamodt‘s book from the Minnesota Historical Society Press, Superheroes, Strip Artists, & Talking Animals: Minnesota’s Contemporary Cartoonists coming out this fall
- 24 Hour Comic Day October 2nd
- Fallcon October 16th
- As always, The Cartoonist Conspiracy will also be hosting jams twice every month in the Twin Cities… first Thursdays at Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe 1618 Central Avenue NE Minneapolis, and third Thursdays at 6:30 at Cahoots Coffee 1562 Selby Ave St. Paul. We also have an open studio a different Saturday every month at The Minnesota Center For Book Arts.
I’ve heard rumor of some other things as well. Get ready to be busy and have a lot of fun.
Fallcon, The Twin Cities biggest and best comic convention is this weekend! Come and join me in the “Cartoonist Conspiracy Lounge” to doodle and shoot the breeze.
October 10 & 11, 2009 – 10AM to 5PM Both Days
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
IN THE GRANDSTAND
Hope to see you all there!
Comicopolis, a gallery show featuring the work of a number of Minneapolis cartoonists (including me) opens this Friday… hope you can make it!
Please join us Friday, August 28th for food, drinks and music!
Low life, high art
Friday, August 28th from 6-9pm
4325 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409
Wanna help promote the event? Have a chicklet!
We have had some more reviews of BIG FUNNY recently…
Note that if you are in the Twin Cities, the show is up until the 29th… and if you are not in the Twin Cities, you can order a copy online here.
1224 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
SHOW RUNS AUGUST 7-29, 2009
TUESDAY & THURSDAY 1pm-7pm, SATURDAY 1pm-5pm
TODAY’S FEATURED ITEM:
I’m very excited about an upcoming gallery show at MCAD in Minneapolis featuring the work of the artists in Fantagraphics’ MOME anthology (including locals Tom Kaczynski and Zak Sally). MOME is the best ongoing comics anthology around these days in my view, and the talent in it includes many of the best cartoonists working today. Needless to say, if you’re in the area, you won’t want to miss this… the opening reception is March 6th. More info here.
Also on March 6 is an afternoon lecture at 1PM with Mome editor Eric Reynolds. Find out more about this related event here. April 9th there will be a gallery talk with Tom Kaczynski and Zak Sally starting at 6:30 p.m.
Also of note! on March 1st, there will be a screening at MCAD of the new movie Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist. More info here.
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