Archive for November, 2007


Starting Thursday Dec 6th, beloved Minneapolis gallery


will hold their annual XMAS show, and have an art SALE!!!!

Beloved belover Danno will have some fun holiday-themed Muppet art for you to purchase as the perfect stocking-stuffer.

The “OPENING” is Friday December 7th, 7pm to 9pm.

otherwise hours are as followed:

Tuesdays & Thursdays 1pm-8pm

Saturdays 12pm-6pm


1224 Quincy St NE, MPLS 55413

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"Sheep Song" – CCSF

Last night we had a small group for our meeting at the Church St. Café in San Francisco CA. We had a new artist Lori who along with Jeff Plotkin and myself to create a 5 page comic, a very Fenini-esc and strange story. A free form classic jam and a great way to introduce how to make a jam comic with someone new.

Here we go, click on an image to see it bigger.

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Zander Cannon Speaking at Wet Paint in St. Paul this Friday

From the Big Time Attic blog:

If you live in the Twin Cities, you know that Wet Paint is the only place in town that sells the legendary Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. Also, if you live anywhere else, you know that is the only place in the US that sells it online. Located near Macalester College in St. Paul, it’s the place to be if you want good art supplies and someone knowledgeable to sell them to you.

I’m going to be speaking in the store tomorrow (Friday) evening from 5:30 to 7:30 about comics, art supplies, career advice, and I’ll probably mention the Pocket Brush Pen a few times.

What I won’t mention is that I do most of my drawing on a ream of Office Max printer paper.

Come on by and check it out. Ask me some personal questions. I don’t mind.

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"Graphic Novel" A gallery show and Comic Book Exhibition December 8th, 2007

Three members of the CCSF are having their own gallery show, Graphic Novel, which will feature original comic book art. The artist have also been kind enough to invite the CCSF to set up and sell our own books AND if everything goes according to plan there will be the first Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco Anthology available.

Heres the low down…

Where: Frog Hall – 2114 Hayes St (at Cole) San Francisco CA
Date: Saturday December 8th, 2007
Time: 6:30 pm to 11 pm

The show features original comic book art by the talented Mike Hales, Kraig Rasmussen, and Daniel Salcido.

There will also be a mini comic book expo, and comic books created live before our very eyes. The group is inviting all cartoonists in the city for this so the live comic art should be really amazing.

No admission, all are welcome. Wine/ Beer, munchies, and music, so please come and enjoy, and please tell your friends.

AND here is a sneak peek at the cover for the Anthology… (more info coming soon) which would make a wonderful gift this holiday season.

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San Francisco Comic Jam – Thursday November 28th 2007

Hey kids what time is it…on Thursday November 28th 2007! CARTOON JAMMING TIME in SAN FRANCISCO.

This is going to be a fun session tomorrow. We’ll be starting a new project as well as discussing showing our wares at the art show on December 8th 2007. You can also find out more in regrades to the anthology!!

When: Thu, Nov 8th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (NOTE the side bar calendar TIME might be off)
Where: Church St. Cafe
Description: The San Francisco cell of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy meets twice a month from on the second and last Thursday of the month from 6-10PM at Church St. Cafe. Church St. Cafe 260 Church Street San Francisco, CA 94114 Transit info for San Francisco can be found here:

Here is where we are:

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Another review for MUSCLES AND FIGHTS 2: MUSCLIER AND FIGHTIER is up at AintItCool
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Its perhaps the nicest and most complimentry and sincere thing I think I’ve ever read.

Congrats go out to Bud and Amado(and all the artists on the project).

Theres still time to be a part of MUSCLES AND FIGHTS 3: MUSCLIEST AND FIGHTIEST!!!
Check out for more details.
and be sure to enter the MUSCLES AND FIGHTS 3 logo contest!

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Philly Comix Jam!

The Philadelphia cell of the Cartoonist Conspiracy is having it’s first meeting on Tuesday, November 27th @ 8pm!
It will be held at Skinner’s (226 market st.). It’s a location with a lot of table space, so it should be perfect for our needs.

Some or most of the comics (depending on how many we end up producing) will be made into a book which I’ll pass out at the next meeting.

So come if you’re in the area; all you have to do is bring a pen or two and draw!

Our website is:

Our email is:

See you there!

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Sat. Open Studio, Nov. 24, noon – 4 p.m.

Saturday Open Studio, Turkey Day +2
Sat., Nov. 24, noon-4 p.m., MCBA

Please join us at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts for cartooning and conversation. If you can’t find us in the MCBA building, ask the friendly person working in the bookstore. Work off that Thanksgiving meal! This is an open studio for all cartoonists, so come and hang out and draw. There’s plenty of room.

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 date:
December 15

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Muscles and Fights 2 Reviewed… Still Time to Submit Comics to Volume 3

Muscles and Fights 2, an anthology a number of Conspiracy folks are in (including me), was recently reviewed here. Muscles and Fights 3 is coming up soon… the deadline is January 15th. Visit the Muscles and Fights website to get the guidelines for submitting your work. Also, there is a contest for designing “The Guy” for the back cover.

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St. Paul Conspiracy Jam Comic

Click the image above to see the cover to THE TRASH CHALLENGE in all of its glory. Read a .pdf of the comic in its entirety here. And blame Danno, Burgy, Olson, and McCarthy . . . it’s all their fault.

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