Archive for October, 2007

Jam in Minneapolis this Thursday, November First

The Minneapolis Cartoonist Conspiracy meets at 6:30 until 10:00 the first Thursday of every month at Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe in Northeast.

Generally, we draw collaborative “jam” comics, socialize and drink caffeinated beverages. Afterwards, we often have uncaffeinated beverages somewhere else.

The meetings are open to anyone who wants to draw with us, and the results are posted on our website sooner or later (and sometimes even printed).

Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe
1618 Central Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bus info here.

Please spend some money at Diamond’s while you’re there, even if it is just a cuppa coffee… they are excellent hosts, and we wanna stay welcome there.

Big Time Attic is now officially hosting our monthly jam meetings at Diamond’s… they will be supplying us with a big old plate of pastries or something each month. Thanks fellas!

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St. Paul Conspiracy Cell Jam-O-Rama Report

The inaugural St. Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam happened Thursday, October 18th and we have the images to prove it!

The founders of the cell – Bud Burgy (taking the picture), Kevin McCarthy (on the left), and Daniel Olson (on the right) – were the only ones to attend, but we will grow in numbers!

By clicking on the above image you will see our four page, potentially ongoing, creation: Tussles and Tights!

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MPLS 24 Hour Day on the TV

The local tv show ACCESS TO ART came and filmed and interviewed on Oct 20th while we were doing 24 HOUR COMICS DAY at the MN Center For Book Arts.

The episode is now at

It will be on TV Tuesday evenings at 8:30 PM and Saturdays at 9:00AM and 6:30 PM on Minneapolis Cable channel 17.

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Scardy Cat – a spooky Jam Comic from the San Francisco Cell

Happy Halloween to everyone from the Cartoonist in the San Francisco Cartoonist Conspiracy. This year we have a treat for you (no tricks) with a brand new Jam Comic to read on-line.

click on the cover to download the E-Comic PDF

The above E-Book includes a 9 page comic as well as concept art that was created to keep the characters looking close from page to page. Scaredy Cat was the SF-Cell’s first attempt at working from a script written specifically for a comic book.

The script is by Joe Borrelli with Art by these talented folks:

Cindy Chau, Mike Hales, Brian Kolm
Steve Leialoha, Lola, Jeff Plotkin, Doc Popular
Kraig Rasmussen, Rio Rath-Barreiro, and Daniel Salcido

WE LOVE FEEDBACK, so don’t be shy about letting us know what you think about the work. It’s easy to leave a comment and anyone can do it. Just click on the comment link below.


November 7000 BC Meeting

Sunday, November 4 | 2:00 | Winning Coffee Company and Brickyard Pizza | Albuquerque, NM

November’s 7000 BC meeting will be back at Winning Coffee Company at 111 Harvard Dr SE around 2:00 in the afternoon. We’ll be working on a jam, talking about 24 Hour Comics Day, and planning for upcoming events. Around 5:00, the meeting will move around the corner to Brickyard Pizza at 2216 Central.

Send an email with any questions.

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We will be putting together our boxes of 24 HOUR MINI-COMICS at the December 6th meeting of the Cartoonist Conspiracy.
You DO NOT need to have finished all 24 pages in order to participate.
All you’ll need to bring is 100 copies of your stuff in mini-comic form
(booklets no bigger than 8.5″x5.5″).
REPEAT: You DO NOT need to have finished all 24 pages in order to participate. All you’ll need to bring is 100 copies of your stuff in mini-comic form (booklets no bigger than 8.5″x5.5″).

Anyone who participated in 24 HOUR COMICS DAY in Minneapolis, whether they did it at BookArts or Mcad or home–is full encouraged to print up their books and put it in the box.

If you cannot attend the Dec 6th meeting, you are encouraged to drop it off with Kevin and Zander at Big Time Attic in advance. (I–danno–will then take on the task of getting you a box after the December 6th meeting)

Kevin and Zander ask for the follwing info if you ‘drop-off’ your stuff with them:

1) Label your box:
– Name
– Title of mini-comic
– email address
2) Drop off at BTA during normal business hours.
Address: 1618 Central Ave NE, #216, MPLS
3) Good idea to call before you drop, in case we’reout of the office.
Phone: 612-521-7423

Also, if anyone knows how to get ahold of particpant Megan Larkins, please email me(danno) at: staplegenius at

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Joe Sacco in Minneapolis November 13th

From the Drawn and Quarterly blog:

Rain Taxi sponsors a reading series as a further demonstration of its commitment to literary culture. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007, 7:00 pm
$10 ($8 for Walker Members and Rain Taxi subscribers)

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Celebrated cartoonist JOE SACCO visits Minneapolis for a special presentation co-hosted by Rain Taxi Review of Books and the Walker Art Center. Appearing in conjunction with the Walker exhibition Brave New Worlds, Sacco will offer a visual tour of his acclaimed approach to comics journalism, in which he combines the techniques of eyewitness reportage with the medium of graphic storytelling to explore complex, emotionally weighted situations in some of the most conflicted and war-torn regions of the globe.

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See my 24 Hour comic OUTSOURCED FROM HELL at the Faithmole blog – Avidor

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NEW STARS anthology available now

The Trees & Hills Comics Group’s latest anthology NEW STARS is now available for online purchase at Trees & Hills Comix Distro! The anthology debuted at SPX in October 2007, and since that month also marked the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, we took that as our theme. We’re not some kind of fascists, though, so every piece didn’t have to be about Sputnik itself – most of them do relate to space in some way, though. This all-ages anthology by the Trees & Hills Comic Group features an eye-popping full-color cover by Gregory Giordano and comics by Daniel Barlow, Marek Bennett, Miles Cota, Colleen Frakes, Cat Garza, Chris Grotke, Jade Harmon, Tim Hulsizer, Matt Levin, Keith Moriarty, Kathie Mullen, Raymond Prado, Matthew Reidsma, Colin Tedford, and Anne Thalheimer. 5.5″ x 8.5″, 52 pgs. $3.00

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