Archive for March, 2008

24-Hour Drawpocalypse in Portland, OR

The 24 Hour Comic Blog has a promo video for the 24-Hour Drawpocalypse in Portland, OR that will be on April 5th. The video shows what the creation of a 24 hour comic book would look like. Fun stuff.

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Matt Reidsma’s Studio2Go

Cartoonist Matt Reidsma has created a portable drawing case/desk to take with him on trips… Studio2Go. It looks pretty cool. (via Make Magazine Blog)

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Rice Cartoonist Conspiracy Going Away Party for Gypsy

Our next meeting will take place 7:00 pm on 4/10/08 and it will be a very special one.  We will be bidding Gypsy-Maria Lorimer a fond farewell as she moves to Twin Cities.  As per usual, the meeting will take place at the VAS Littlecrow studios (formerly known as the Rice Print Shop,)  310 Division St S, Rice, MN 56367.  For directions, call 320-492-0475 or email vanesaATvaslittlecrowDOTcom.  Free pizza, goodies and cartoony fun will be had!  See you there.

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Off-Kilter Signing at Big Brain Comics

There will be a signing at Big Brain Comics for some of the artists featured in the Off-Kilter event I posted the press release for the other day… see the below flier for the scoop.

Also note that featured artist Zak Sally was just mentioned in The Comics Reporter’s new Best of 2007 list twice.

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CCSF Valentines Jam Comic

Last month a few folks did not have romantic evenings planned got together to do a Comic Jam on Valentines Day. Each page had to have the same prop, a box of candy, and some of us tried to very our drawing style every panel. We also each drew half a page and each page is a contained story. Click on the images to see a bigger image.

Valentines Day Jam CCSF 01

Valentines Day Jam CCSF 02

Valentines Day Jam CCSF 03

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CCSF Comic Jam March 27, 2008

Well it’s hard to believe that March is coming to and end and a quarter of 2008 is gone, but the great part is that our Comic Jams have been getting bigger and better this year. But we want even more people, so grab your favorite drawing tools and head on down to the Church St. Café at 6:30 pm this Thursday and draw with us. You’ll be glad you did, or possibly amused you did.

We meet on the second and last Thursday of each month at the Church St. Café from 6:30 pm to sometimes between 9 and 10 pm.

WHEN: Thursday March 27th, 2008

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:
View Larger Map note: (the green cabin is the café and the blue markers are MUNI bus stations)

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April 7000 BC Meeting

Sunday, April 13 | Noon | Backroads Pizza and Second Street Brewery | Santa Fe, NM

The April 7000 BC meeting will be held in Santa Fe at Backroads Pizza (807 2nd St # 1), moving across the street to Second Street Brewery after 2:00.

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

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Modern Cartoonist: The Naked Truth

Modern Cartoonist: The Naked Truth, written by Daniel Clowes.

Fantagraphics has posted an essay by Daniel Clowes originally appearing as a bound-in booklet accompanying Eightball #18, originally published in 1997. Some interesting reading on modern comics and what they are and can be. It’s very cool that the whole book is hand lettered and illustrated in lovely two color illustrations.

The Naked Truth by Daniel Clowes

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George Lucas Embraces St. Paul . . .


. . . why haven’t you?

Every third Thursday of the month, from 6:30PM – 9:30PM, the Jedi Knights of the Twin Cities’ independent comics community join “forces” to create a jam comic here:

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

Afterwards, if they still haven’t found the Droids they’re looking for, the search continues here:

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

Join them April 17, 2008 from 6:30PM until 9:30PM.

Bring your Midi-Chlorians. Paper will be provided.


Will Dinski to teach “Mini-Comics” at Book Arts

Minicomics as Artist Books
with Will Dinski
Mondays: March 24, 31, April 7, 14
All skill levels welcome

With so many new comics going directly to the web, many minicomic
have started making higher quality books with a lower print run.
Screen-printing, letterpress, inkjet as well as photocopying are three
trusted printing techniques of these artists. This workshop will review
these techniques and discuss their usefulness as a storytelling
vehicle. By
the end of the four weeks, students will have crafted their own

$170 ($155 members)
$10 supply fee
Mention the CARTOONIST CONSPIRACY to waive the supply fee.

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