Archive for July, 2007

Terrible News

I’m heartbroken to announce that they just posted on Eric’s hospital site that he passed away at 3AM this morning.

The benefit will still be happening with all proceeds going to Eric’s family. More info soon.

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Comic-Con! Comic-Con! Who’s going to Comic-Con!

Well the San Diego Comic-Con promises to be the biggest ever with Saturday and 4-day passes all ready SOLD-OUT! What Cartoon Conspirators will be heading to San Diego this week to join in the craziness?

If you are going to the Convention, why not comment and let us know. Make sure to put your booth number down so others know where to find you.

See you guys down there.


Sat. Open Studio, July 21, noon – 4 p.m.

Okay, so this was pushed off the bottom of the blog.

Saturday Open Studio
Sat., July 21, noon-4 p.m., MCBA

Summertime cartooning.

Join us at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. If you don’t find us, ask the friendly person working in the bookstore. This is open studio time for all cartoonists.

The sixth installment of the 12-part 144-page graphic novel challenge will be going on during the open studio. Cheer on the page-crazed cartoonists. Or join in. They are starting today’s 12 hours in the MCBA coffee shop at 8 a.m.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
(Just down the street from Big Brain Comics)
1011 Washington Ave S, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-215-2520

Future Sat. Open Studio:
August 18
September 8
October 20 –21 (24 hour comic day!)
November 24
December 15

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Artists Unite, Again

Mike Toft asked me to pass this on to you all…

Artists Unite, Again, on July 25 at Susan Hensel Gallery

Put it on your calendar! On the 4th Wednesday of every month, artists from all over south Minneapolis meet at the Susan Hensel Gallery for food, fun, and conversation. This is social networking at its best. We share cool tools, jokes, artwork, complaints, and kudos. In May we awkwardly milled around meeting one another. In June we figured out that the creative combination of boxed red wine and cold watermelon was a pretty fair sangria. If we can figure this out by the second meeting, the sky is surely the limit! Next get together: Wednesday, July 25, 7:00-9:00 pm at Susan Hensel Gallery, 3441 Cedar Ave S.

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City Pages: True Tales of the Twin Cities

We recently collaborated with the City Pages to put together a comics feature on the subject of True Tales of the Twin Cities. That issue is out today in coffee shops, bars and other fine establishments all over the Twin Cities, and online here (with 18 more comics than appear in the printed issue).

Some thanks:

Thanks much to all who participated and made this project a wonderful success!

Big special thanks to Kevin Cannon of Big Time Attic for organizing everything (and for drawing the most mind-blowingly beautiful comic of the lot)!

Thanks to City Pages for having us… let’s do it again soon!

UPDATE: They have added an area where you can comment on the issue here. Please do!


Scott McCloud in Albuquerque Tomorrow Night

Scott McCloudJoin 7000 BC at a presentation by comics icon Scott McCloud tomorrow night — Wednesday, July 18, 7:00 pm at The Art Center Design College, 5000 Marble St NE in Albuquerque.

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Schinders is no more

Tom at the Comics Reporter reports that Twin Cities comics and magazine store Shinders has closed its remaining eight stores.

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Time to Register for and Promote Fallcon 2007!

FallCon 2007, Minnesota’s Premier Comic Book Convention, is coming up on October 6th and 7th, and you should register for it NOW. The wonderful annual event (now in its 19th year) is unparalleled in its generosity and hospitality to creators, and offers free tables for any creators who want them. Space is limited.


I’ve also whipped up some banners for you all to put on your websites and blogs… lets help make this the biggest FallCon yet.

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Link them all up the the Fallcon website here.

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Chapter 10 of Kevin Cannon’s Far Arden is Online

Chapter ten of Kevin Cannon’s fantastic tale of arctic rapscallion Armitage Shanks, Far Arden, is online… only two chapters to go!

Click here to start reading at chapter ten.

Click here to start at the beginning.

Click here to read more about Kevin Cannon’s mad, mad project.

Click here to cheer Kevin on in his comments.

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