Archive for June, 2007

Please Please Check Your Specs for the City Pages Submissions

We’ve got three submissions in so far for Kevin to scan, and all of them have been to the wrong specs, so I want to reiterate them… please make sure you double-check them before submitting!!!

Please confirm that your comic coincides with one of
these dimensions (panel corner to panel corner of your

9.75″ wide by 2.75″ tall

9.75″ wide by 5.85″ tall

4.87″ wide by 11.75″ tall

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Party at Danno’s!

Host: Danno and Nichole Klonowski

Location: Our Place2623 Washington St. Ne, Minneapolis, MN 55418 US

When: Saturday, July 7, 3:00PM

Family and Friends!!We are laying patio block this July and want to have your lovely feet grace it , dance on it, and hopefully not trip on it. Come Join Us at our house to celebrate summer, marvel at our handy work, eat food and drink.Bring a food item to grill if you choose- There will be snacks, food and drinks available, but bring what ya want. See You Then!!

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JULY 6th—Danno in art opening at ALTERED ESTHETICS

JULY 6th—Danno in art opening at ALTERED ESTHETICS

Hey all,More Danno art fun!
More Danno doing Scott Seekins-related silliness.
More Danno than ever before….and theres some other peoples stuff too.

Altered Esthetics1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis MN 55413(612) 378-8888

Opening Reception:Friday July 6, 2007 – 7pm-9pm

Gallery Hours:Tuesdays & Thursdays 1pm-7pmSaturdays 1pm-5pmEvery First Friday 7pm-9pm

Vibrant, poignant, and compelling, the Resident Artists III exhibit will feature some of the best work ever shown at Altered Esthetics! View the premiere of Angie Reed Garner’s Gender Studies series, Tonja Torgerson’s “Relics” series, and many other entrancing paintings, sculptures and photography all dealing with contemporary society, community and politics.The “America” International Juried Art Show attracted captivating entries from artists around the world. The winning works of film, sculpture, ceramics, photography, mixed media, illustration and painting will also be on display during the Resident Artists III show in July. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate two of our most fascinating exhibits this year!

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, July 6, 2007 from 7:00 pm – 9:00pm.

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San Francisco Jam this Thursday June 28, 2007

OK folks, time for all those cartoonist in the Bay Area to come on out and make comics! With easy access from public transportation, the jam at the Muddy Waters/Church St. Café is a great way to come together and create!

Just check out our awesome flyer designed by Mike Hales:

We’ll be finishing up the Bunnies vs. Robot story and starting a new comic tale. We’ll also be challenging ourself to ink Jack Kirby’s Thor as Doc Popular has done.

To get to the jam by way of public transportation:

From BART outside of SF:

Take BART into San Francisco getting off at one of the first four down town stations (Embarcadero, Montgomery, Powell, or Civic Center). You can get a MUNI $.25 discount coupon before exiting the station. Then you can take…

Underground MUNI OUTBOUND lines L,M,K,or T to Church St. Or you can also take the OUTBOUND J line and get off at Church and Market (by the big Safeway right after you emerge from the underground). Muddy Waters/Church St. Café are about a block away.

NOTE: The Church St. Station closes early at 9pm. Check with for exact details.

OR take the F line that runs along Market St. going away from the embarcadero plaza. Get off at the stop where Market and Church cross.


A Couple More Things on the City Pages Opportunity

2 more items on the City Pages opportunity:

  • I confirmed that in addition to the previously mentioned half page sizes, quarter page sizes are also acceptable…9.75″ wide by 3″ tall. Again, you’ll want to leave a quarter inch at the top for the header they are going to put on it, so your working space would really be 9.75″ wide by 2.75″ tall.
  • I also confirmed that 300DPI is acceptable for scanning in greyscale. I would do 800DPI if you are scanning black and white.

At this point we have 20 artists who are planning on participating, and 3 more who are hoping to if they can find the time… and you could too! Let me know if you’re planning on it.

Email me at

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Comics-making Workshops

Saturday, June 30 and Saturday, July 14 | 10:00 am-4:00 pm | VSA North Fourth Art Center | Albuquerque, NM

7000 BC will be conducting two day-long workshops, open to the public ages 15 and up, that will guide participants in making their own comics. Participants will work with 7000 BC members and to create their own sequential art project. The suggested donation is $20. For more information, or to register, send an email.

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Artist Hang June 27th

Mike Toft sent me this info for an “artist hang” that is being organized and wanted me to pass it on to y’all… it sounds like it will be a regular occurrence.

Southside Artists Unite! Wednesday, June 27, 7 pm. Bring art if you want. Bring snacks if you want. Very informal. Let’s get to know one another.

Susan Hensel Gallery
3441 Cedar Ave S.
612 722-2324
email: susan at

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More on the City Pages Comics

I have some additional info about the City Pages opportunity mentioned yesterday:

  • Nick Vlcek, the fella who is going to do the layout at City Pages has some size specs for us. The ideal format is a half page. Here are the 1/2 page sizes:
  • 1/2 horizontal is 9.75” by 6.1” tall

    1/2 vertical is 4.87 by 12” tall

    They’re going to have to make them both smaller by about 1/4” (off the top) to title them consisently.

    I would guess they would be fine with quarter pages too, so I’ll ask.

    I’m also asking about scan sizes… I assume 300 DPI greyscale or 800 DPI black and white scans should do the trick, but I’m going to confirm.

  • Kevin Cannon of Big Time Attic has kindly offered to scan any artwork you get to him before July 3rd. Just drop it off or slide it under the door in an envelope at Big Time Attic. Big Time Attic is located in the same building as Diamond’s Coffee shop where we have our monthly meetings the first Thursday of every month… it’s at 1618 Central Ave NE in Minneapolis… they are in suite 216.
  • City Pages will be running all of the comics submitted on their website, regardless of whether they have the room to run them in the print version. So anyone who does this will get paid something, presumably. Participants will have to discuss what makes sense for splitting up whatever funds are earned from this.
  • We’ve already had 12 people commit to doing a comic for this, and a couple more who are hoping to find the time. The more the merrier! The cartoonists definitely doing one at this point are:
  • It should be a hell of a feature, I imagine.

  • Again, please let me know asap if you plan on definitely participating in this.
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Twin Cities Cartoonists, City Pages Wants Your Comics

City Pages is doing a cartoon feature in an issue next month on the subject of "True Tales of the Twin Cities," and City Pages editor Kevin Hoffman has asked us to provide the content. This is a wonderful opportunity for both the individual cartoonists featured and the Cartoonist Conspiracy in general, and I hope a lot of you will submit work for it.

Here is the bullet pointed info for your perusal…

  • The deadline is the end of the next Cartoonist Conspiracy meeting on July 5th starting at 6:30 at Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe. At that meeting, in addition to the traditional jam comics, people will be encouraged to create a comic to potentially run in the City Pages on the subject of "True Tales of the Twin Cities." We will collect submissions at the end of the meeting to scan and send over… artwork will be returned at the following month’s meeting. If you have done the work in advance of the meeting, we would greatly appreciate if you scan it yourself and give it to us on a cd.
  • Doing work on this strip in advance of the meeting is strongly encouraged… we want to dazzle the City Pages readers with our collective talent, so hopefully many of you will be inspired to do something more thoughtful than you might do during one of our four hour meetings.
  • If you are planning on submitting, please let me know by next Thursday, June 28th (the sooner the better).  Mr. Hoffman is hoping to get an idea of the head count in advance so he can plan accordingly. Please don’t commit unless you definitely intend to deliver. You can email me at .
  • They estimate that they will run 7 or 8 strips if they get enough worthy material. They have at least five pages to run it on. They did not specify format, so I believe that is open. Obviously, if you run over multiple pages, it could reduce the chances of it being run.
  • Don’t use color.
  • Sign your work. Put your contact information on the back. Work given to us without contact information will not be submitted.
  • Include your url in the strip if you have a website so people can find more of your work. If you don’t have a website, you really should… if you want something quick, comicspace makes it easy as peach pie to show your work off.
  • City Pages is certainly not intended to be a family publication, and you are certainly encouraged to submit whatever you want to… but they probably wouldn’t run a lot of the sort of content that shows up in a typical one of our jams, so you may want to save the giant ball of swinging johnsons pooping in Christ’s butt for another comic.
  • This is a paying gig… what it pays will be most likely determined by their budget for it (which has not yet been determined) divided by the number of cartoonists who get work published in the issue.
  • You don’t have to consider yourself a member of the Cartoonist Conspiracy to submit, although you will probably be associated with us if you do. Perhaps you’re already a member and you simply don’t know it? Go here for more information about becoming a Conspirator.
  • If this goes well, they will most likely want to do it again in the future.

There may be more updates before the meeting, so keep your eye on the Cartoonist Conspiracy blog. Thanks much to those of you who plan on participating.


MUSCLES AND FIGHTS release party


WHAT: Comics, live art, beer & wine, DJ, food, and live karate and bow staffing demonstrations.

WHO: The contributing artists of the comic anthology, Muscles & Fights. We will be signing and selling copies for $10. We will have original artwork on display as well as drawing some live art battle scenes, which we will gladly sell to the highest bidder.

WHEN: Friday, June 29th, 7pm

WHERE: Diamonds Coffee Shoppe
1618 Central Ave, Northeast
Minneapolis, MN

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