Archive for June, 2008

From Sandman to Star Trek to Sammy the Mouse

Here’s a very cool article on the Twin Cities comics scene called From Sandman to Star Trek to Sammy the Mouse by Britt Aamodt.

Below: Danno getting interviewed at Diamond’s.

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It’s official, Cupcakes have Jumped the Shark!

Cupcake Jumped the Shark
Based on the fun we had creating the Fail flickr set, I’ve created a new flickr group with a whole new meme. Cupcakes Have Jumped the Shark is an open group for anyone to post illustrations of cupcakes jumping over sharks. Any style is accepted, but color illustrations are preferred. So far 9 artists have contributed, and a few of them were even drawn at our most recent Cartoonist Conspiracy in SF. Read more

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string #5

Now available for download — the latest issue of string, the regular anthology of comics from 7000 BC.

Download a PDF of string #5 and check out future issues every month.

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7000 BC at Albuquerque Collector Con

Albuquerque Collector Con | Sunday, June 8 | 10:00-5:00 (preview starts at 9:00) | Howard Johnson Inn Albuquerque | Albuquerque, NM

7000 BC will have a table at the new Albuquerque Collector Con, presented by Planet X Toys and Comics. Admission is $1 for the day — or $5, if you want to get in at 9:00. We’ll have comics from the group, including issues of our new anthology string, and be signing our comics and doing sketches.

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Jam this Thursday, and Learn About Wesley Morse!

In addition to our usual jam this meeting, we will have a special presentation by Kirk Taylor on cartoonist Wesley Morse. Morse was the creator of Bazooka Joe, and an uncredited illustrator of many of the best examples of the notorious tijuana bibles. In many ways, Morse was the prototypical underground cartoonist. Kirk’s presentation will feature works from the Taylor-Morse collection, a unique collection of beautifully illustrated love letter cartoons that Morse wrote to Kirk’s great aunt, chorusgirl Avonne Taylor. Read more on the Taylor-Morse collection website. The presentation will begin at 8:00. Thanks much to Puny Entertainment for providing the space and projector for the presentation!

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. Afterwords, we often have uncaffeinated beverages somewhere else.

The meetings are open to anyone who wants to draw with us, and the results are posted here 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

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

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Sat. Open Studio, June 6, noon – 4 p.m.

Saturday Open Studio
Sat., June 6, noon to 4 p.m., MCBA bindery (the high tables)

Summertime. It’s hot. Everything is vibrating like crazy. Run over to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts for cartooning, talk and air conditioning. If you can’t find us in the MCBA building, ask the friendly person working in the MCBA bookstore. This is open studio time — all are welcome.

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

Upcoming Open Studio dates:
July 19 Flexi Space
Aug 2 Bindery (high tables)

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