Archive for January, 2008

24 Hours in New Mexico

On 24 Hour Comics Day 2007, more than 40 creators in Santa Fe and Albuquerque accepted the challenge of creating a 24-page comic in 24 hours.

Now, 24 Hours in New Mexico, a 389-page collection of the work produced that day, is available for download.

Click here to download the Zipped PDF at MediaFire. The file is around 58 MB, so if you’d rather get mailed a CD, just send an email. You can also see the book at the 7000 BC ComicSpace page.

We encourage you to link to the PDF, and make copies (digital or paper) and distribute it free of charge — please don’t remove, add, or modify any pages; and note that each creator retains copyright to their respective contribution.

Note: this book contains some adult language and subject matter.

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7000 BC at Phoenix Cactus Comicon 2008

January 25-27 | Mesa Convention Center | Mesa, AZ | Phoenix Cactus Comicon 2008

7000 BC will back at the Phoenix Cactus Comicon 2008 with a selection of work from group members, including some brand-new comics. See us at table F3 in the Small Press area.

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Story ‘Corpses’


At the last CCSF meeting (Thursday Jan 10, 2008), Mike Hales suggested we try an advanced version of the Exsquisite Corpse drawing game. I am calling this version the Story Corpse since it uses both words and pictures. But to find out more about how to play this creative game, lets let Mr. Hales explain.

Well, they’ve been called “greatest game in the world” by a one Shadow Zeneth, but it’s really just a mash up of several exquisite corpse games.

Here’s the order in which one would play this game:

– First half of sentence, pass
– second half of somebody else’s sentence (no looking), pass
– interpret full sentence with a drawing, pass
– (looking at just the picture) interpret drawing with words. A sentence or poem, or paragraph. Pass.
– (looking at just words) interpret words into a drawing)

This is a great exercise for those who are uncomfortable drawing, or writing. Best with 4 or 5 people. Even better when highly caffeinated or slightly inebriated.

Cheers!

Now lets look at two of the final stories. (click for bigger images)

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MUSCLES! FIGHTS! PARTY! SIGNING!

Bud Burgy/Cream City Comics invite you to a celebration of one of the most brutal anthologies of all time, Muscles & Fights 2: Musclier & Fightier ! Battle and claw your way to the burliest of parties!

WHEN: Saturday, January 19th, 2008
7:00pm-10pm(or later)

WHERE: Diamonds Coffee Shoppe
1618 Central Avenue northeast
Minneapolis, MN 55418

WHO: Meet the contributing artists of the book! They
will be making art, giving live battle demos
(sword fighting by Sa-Bom Jim’s Jon Sloan)
and signing/selling copies of 1 and 2 for $10!

WHAT: Original work from the artists will be hung in
the shoppe. Music, food, & beverages! Meet
the artists. Purchase an original page! Tell an
artist how much you love or hate his/her work!!

This event will be preceeded by an in-store signing at the Source Comics and Games from 3-6pm.

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St. Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Meeting – Thursday, January 17, 2008

The third Thursday this month is JANUARY 17, 2008. It’ll be our first meeting of the new year, open to any St. Paul or St. Paul-curious cartoonists.

Like always, we meet between 6:30PM – 9:30PM at:

Cosmic’s Coffee 189 N. Snelling Avenue St. Paul, MN 55104

Afterwards, if we haven’t left it all on the page, we cross the street to:

O’Gara’s Bar & Grill 164 Snelling Avenue North St. Paul, MN 55104

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Sugar Frosted Amoebas

Now available for download — Sugar Frosted Amoebas, the jam comic produced at the January 7000 BC meeting.

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Sunday Comix February Gallery Shows

That’s right! Sunday Comix members’ artwork will on display during the month of February at TWO gallery shows:


“Komics @ Kerouac” is a Sunday Comix specific show featuring members Matt & Ellen Wyatt, Ray Tomczak, Max Ink and others’ framed art on display as well as their books for sale all thru the month of February at the Kafé Kerouac (2250 N. High St. Columbus). Kafé hours are Mon-Fri, 8am to 11pm, Sat, 10am to 11pm, and Sun, Noon to 10pm. The opening reception will be held at the Kafé on Friday, Feb 1 from 7-11p.


A few members of the Sunday Comix group will also be participating in the National Cartoonists Society, Great Lakes Chapter sponsored show, “LAUGHS AT LAKESIDE” at the High Road Gallery (12 E Stafford Ave, Worthington) from January 30 to February 23. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri, 12-4pm and Sat, 11:30am-4pm. Sunday Comix will be hosting a Comix Jam during the Opening Reception on Sunday, February 3, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.


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Craig Thompson on creating ‘CARNET DE VOYAGE’

Craig Thompson (author of Blankets) has a post on his blog about creating his latest work Carnet De Voyage, drawn entirely in his sketchbook.

It’s pretty cool that technology (desk top publishing) allows us to draw our comics in so many different ways and you don’t need fancy art materials to do it.

Have any of you folks drawn a comic in your sketchbook? Comment below.

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24 HOUR JAM, MORE OR LESS

Next Saturday, January 19th, at 10am, the San Francisco cell will be hosting a pseudo-24 hour comic jam. I say psuedo because it seems many people have scheduling conflicts at some point in the day, (including an annual sketch crawl launched by some Pixar animator,) but all still want to participate as much as possible. Therefore, I have secured a location for a full 24, but anticipate that enough short jammers may influence the crowd into calling it in early.

If I am wrong and we rock it, win-win.

The jam will be at Tree Frog Treks, 2114 Hayes St, (@ Cole,) from 10am-10am, Jan. 19th-20th.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to Kraig: kraigcomx@gmail.com, by Friday 1/18.

As always, keep up the conspiring.

K

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January 7000 BC Meeting

Sunday, January 13 | 2:00 | Winning Coffee Company and Brickyard Pizza | Albuquerque, NM

The first meeting of 2008 wlll be Sunday, January 13 at Winning Coffee Company at 111 Harvard Dr SE at 2:00 in the afternoon. We’ll be working on a jam and planning for the year’s teaching activities and conventions. Around 5:00, the meeting will move around the corner to Brickyard Pizza at 2216 Central for dinner.

Send an email with any questions. New members and interested folks are always welcome

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