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Lutefisk Sushi Reviewed

Above: Photo by Tim Sievert from the Puny Entertainment blog.

We just received a rave review for the Lutefisk Sushi Volume C show at the Twin Cities Daily Planet that can be read here.

The word “cartoonist” tends not to be associated with fine art, instead evoking Saturday-morning buffoonery, and not much else. The word “illustrators” might be more respectable, but in this case it would be completely off the mark: the creations on display Friday night romped through a range of visual and narrative styles and subject matter, brimming with creativity and skill.

You can see more photos from the Lutefisk Sushi Volume C opening at the Puny Entertainment blog here.

You can see more photos from the Lutefisk Sushi Volume C opening at the l’etoile magazine blog here.

As has been mentioned here previously, the show will be up all month, with special events during Art-A-Whirl.

Lutefisk Sushi Volume C
at Altered Esthetics (
May 1-31
1224 Quincy St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413


Regular gallery hours are:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-7
Saturdays 1-5

Art-A Whirl hours are:
5-10PM Friday May 16th
12-8PM Saturday May 17th
12-5PM Saturday May 18th

Above: A still from My Art School Summer.

Note that Dave and Mary Sandberg’s cartoon feature film My Art School Summer will be showing in the gallery Friday May 16th at 8:30 (as well as at the Ritz Theater the afternoon of the 17th at 2:00)! Note also that it is adults-only. No one under 18 will be admitted.

Above: Photo by Tim Sievert from the Puny Entertainment blog.

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Will Dinski Interview at The Comics Reporter

Minneapolis cartoonist and conspirator Will Dinski has a nice interview up at The Comics Reporter website here.

See Will’s website here.

Pictured above… Will’s attempt to LOL his way into Cat Fancy Magazine.

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Lutefisk Sushi Opening Wrap (Maki?)

The Lutefisk Sushi Volume C opening was pretty amazing… the art was fantastic, the gallery was packed like a tin of sardines for hours, and I suspect a fun time was had by all who attended.

If you missed the opening (and The Onion had the date wrong, so I’m guessing many did)… don’t fret! There are still boxes left at this point (although they are going fast… the box is limited to 150 copies). The show will be up all month, with some special events during Art-A-Whirl (May 16-18). Regular gallery hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-7, Saturdays 1-5. Art-A Whirl hours are 5-10PM Friday May 16th, 12-8PM Saturday May 17th, and 12-5PM Saturday May 18th.

A huge collection of photos from the reception is available online at Thanks to John Terwilliger for generously sharing his work! If any of you have links to other photos you’d like to share, we’d love to share them.

KARE 11 and MetroMix interviewed some of us earlier this week, and you can now see that on the MetroMix website here.

Friday was apparently the most profitable evening Altered Esthetics has ever had, so congratulations to all participants on the good work. We don’t really emphasize where the money goes from the bento boxes, but this time around it is going to support Altered Esthetics, which is a fantastic non-profit, community gallery.

And now, some thank yous:

  • Thanks to the Jamie Schumacher and the crew at Altered Esthetics for having us, and for co-curating with us. Jamie has done a phenomenal job with organizing, contacting press, and just about every other possible aspect of the show.
  • Thanks to Kevin Cannon for accepting the honor of being the featured artist, along with the immense workload he took on to do it right… and for handling a lot of other aspects of the show as well, including so much of the really tedious managerial stuff.
  • Thanks to Danno for doing a fantastic job of organizing and hanging the artwork, and doing so much to help with the planning and organizing.
  • Thanks to Shad Petosky at Puny Entertainment for taking the time to once again silk screen the boxes, in spite of the fact that he has less time to spare than anyone I know. Thanks to Kevin Cannon, Zander Cannon and Curtis Square-Briggs for helping him!
  • Thanks to the brothers Cannon at Big Time Attic for organizing and storing artwork and boxed, and giving us a welcome space to get this thing together.
  • Thanks to Dan Olson, Mike Toft, Bud Burgy, Matt Kriske, Adam Wirtzfeld for help with the hanging and/or box collating.
  • Thanks to The Roe Family Singers for taking the time to play their beautiful music this Friday, as well as offering to play during Art-A-Whirl.
  • Thanks to Ken Avidor for building the Zoetrope.
  • Thanks to all who helped with promotion… particularly to Nick Postiglione and the MNCBA for passing out 500 postcards at MicroCon the other weekend!
  • Thanks most of all to all the artists who made the box and the event possible!
  • Also, thanks to whoever I am forgetting to thank that I should be thanking… please remember to kick me in the balls.

Unsold art and filthy lucre will need to be picked up from Altered Esthetics at some point after May 31. We’ll keep you posted when we have more info.


Yet more press for tonight’s Lutefisk Sushi Show!

Tonight’s opening Lutefisk Sushi Show is mentioned in today’s Pioneer Press. Also, the article mentioned yesterday is now in the Star Tribune. We are a front page event pick on the new Metromix site, where I mentioned we will be featured with video footage in the near future… I’ll post here when it oes up. We are also mentioned in this week’s Minneapolis edition of The Onion in the AV section, although I haven’t seen it yet. Boy, Jamie at Altered Esthetics has done a phenomenal job of getting the word out. Thanks, Jamie!

A reminder, if you are participating in the show… PLEASE DO WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP PROMOTE IT. It is not too late to do so… the show will be up all month! Please, do feel obligated.


Even more Sushi press!

The Lutefisk Sushi Volume C show just got written up on here! Presumably the same item will soon be in the Star Tribune as well.

An excerpt:

Very frightening.

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More Sushi Press

A number of us were interviewed yesterday about the Lutefisk Sushi show by Kare 11 for broadcast and to be featured on their new Metromix site… I’ll post a link when it is up, and I’ll let you know if I hear in advance of when it is going to be broadcast… it is likely to be today.

The Sushi show also just got a really nice write up at the l’etoile magazine blog… read it here. Here is some advice from them…

We know you’ve been lusting after one of those Lutefisk Sushi volumes forever – snap one up before it lands at the bookstore for $300.

Also, another reminder that if you are involved in the show, PLEASE HELP PROMOTE IT!

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Lutefisk Sushi Volume C Makes the City Pages A-List!

Go here to check it out. Thanks, City Pages!

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The Cartoonist Conspiracy on Snark Infested Waters

Dan Olson, Ryan Dow & other Conspirators were interviewed this weekend at MicroCon for the podcast Snark Infested Watersgo listen to it here.

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