Archive for August, 2008

Super Fantastica Comix Summer 2008 Edition

Hello Friends!

After the last two, moderately successful releases of Super Fantastica Comix, we are now taking submissions for the Summer 2008 edition — although a bit later than expected! Below is all of the pertinent information.

Theme: PSA

Comic Dimensions:
Submissions lengths must be between one to six pages, black and white, or greyscale. All pages will be printed at 5.5″ x 8.5″ including an eighth inch gutter on all sides. Therefore all art must not exceed the printable dimensions of 5.25″ x 8.25″. Make certain to include your name, title of the entry, and a web address (if applicable) on the first or last page of the entry.

Biographies: Each artist must compose a biography of no more than 100 words. Make certain to include your name, previous works, and any applicable contact information (i.e. web addresses, MySpace accounts, etc.).

How to Submit:
We will take submissions both digital and physical.
If you choose to send your submissions digitally please format them at 800 dpi for black and white and 300 dpi for greyscale. Please save images as JPG or PSD file formats. Attach the files, along with how you would like to be credited, to superfantasticacomix at hotmail dot com
If you cannot send your submissions electronically, please contact superfantasticacomix at hotmail dot com and we will determine another method of shipment. Prior to submitting to this anthology, please contact superfantasticacomix at hotmail dot com with a rough estimate of your page count, so we can take into account the approximate size of the book and make a contingency for printing options.

Deadline:
The solid deadline for submissions is Saturday, September 6th, 2008 at 11:59 PM CST. These books will be released in September and will be available at establishments generous enough to carry them and at the MCBA Fallcon from on Saturday, October 4th and Sunday, October 5th 2008, which is the premiere comic convention in the upper midwest and in its 20th year! Twin Cities. For more information on the MCBA Fallcon, please visit their website.

Availability:
Along with the usual shops in the Twin Cities, these books will also be available at Quimby’s in Chicago, Green Brain Comics in Detroit, and Vault of Midnight Comics in Ann Arbor. Additional sites will become available as the deadline approaches.
If you have a shop that you are aware of that consigns or purchases mini-comic anthologies, please e-mail superfantasticacomix at hotmail dot com with the appropriate contact information.

Compensation:
Each participant will receive one free copy of Super Fantastica Comix — not much I know, damn the economy. If the participant would like extra copies, they can pay for them at cost. Generally speaking cost will be half of the cover price. Cover price will be determined by the amount of contributors to the book.

Exclamation point!

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CCSF Jam in San Francisco – Thursday August 14th, 2008 – 6:30 pm

The cold winds are blowing in the city by the bay and that means it’s still summer. It’s time again for a Comic Jam in San Francisco.

The Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco meets every SECOND and LAST Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm till about 9/10 pm and artist of all skill levels and talents are invited to come on out and draw with us. So grab your favorite drawing tools and join the fun.

WHERE: We meet at the Church Street Café at 260 Church Street San Francisco, CA 94114.

WHEN: 6:30 pm to 9/10 pm

TRANSPORTATION: We encourage you to take public transportation if at all possible since parking can be hard to find.

— From BART on Market St.: 1) You can take the above ground F line going away from the embarcaradero twords the Castro neighborhood. 2) Take the K,L,M on the Underground Muni and get off at the Church St. Station 3) take the J underground and get off at the first stop above ground, next to the big Safeway store or the next stop which is past the café 4) Take the other underground lines and get off at the first outside station which is only two or so block from the café.

Visit http://www.511.org/ to get the full details on how to get to the JAM.

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Geek Kon 08

Spanky Cermak forwarded me this website for a newish con called Geek Kon happening at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in September. They don’t appear to be charging anything to be a guest, although I may be wrong. You can register here.

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Broken Pencil Looking for Cartoonists

Here is another request for submissions that Danno ran across.

CARTOONISTS! Broken Pencil is planning to start running comics on our website, and including some of them in every issue of the print magazine. If you have a new webcomic concept (that is, one that is not currently running somewhere else) and can come up with new content on a monthly basis, send us some samples; if we like what we see, your comic could be spread across the indiewebs to entertain and enlighten the masses! Email samples to richardr at brokenpencil.com — and please pass this along to anyone you think might be interested.

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Rift Magazine Opportunity for Minnesota Cartoonists

I just received an email about an opportunity to do some comics for Minnesota-based Rift Magazine. Below is the info.

I was just checking into the possibility of getting some comic strips for a local (minnesota) art and music paper. Maybe something in exchange for the artists promoting their comics and promoting the Cartoonist Conspiracy or The Lutefisk Sushi comic book. We want just local Minnesota artists.

I have available – 10.25″ Wide x 7.75″ high for a comics section. The only bad thing is I would need something by the end of next weekend.

Let me know if you think it is something you could get together, or if you could point me in the right direction.

Thanks,

Rich

Rich Horton
email: rich at riftmagazine.com
Rift Magazine
www.riftmagazine.com

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Reminder! Come Remember the Vegan Ninja this Saturday, August 9th!

It is hard to believe almost a year has passed since the Vegan Ninja, Eric Lappegard, left the planet. Please come and raise a drink or three to his memory with us August 9th at Grumpy’s downtown (1111 Washington Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN), and do take some time to revisit his wonderful comics. Below is an open invite from Eric’s family.

Hello to everyone,

I can’t believe a year has gone by. We think about Eric everyday and have decided that we would like to have a get together with his friends to remember him. We would like to get together with as many of his friends that can make it on Saturday August 9th. We have reserved the party room at Grumpy’s downtown that evening starting at 7:30 pm. We hope that you can make it and if you know of anyone I may have missed please pass the word around. We want it to be a fun time remembering Eric and in the way that he would have enjoyed. Hope to see you there.

Cindy, Boyd & Jessica Lappegard

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August 7000 BC Meeting

Sunday, August 10 | 1:00 | Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and Second Street Brewery | Santa Fe, NM

For the August 7000 BC meeting, we’ll meet on the 10th around 1:00 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Museum Hill at the Comic Art Indigène exhibit. We’ll probably be there about an hour, and then head over to Second Street Brewery for business and the jam.

Remember, all New Mexico museums are free to state residents on Sunday.

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

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Steinlicht’s Elephants

Conspirator David Steinlicht has regular gig at the Pioneer Press, so he couldn’t submit to the recent City Pages Comix Issue. If he could have, his submission may have looked something like the strip you can find by clicking on the below elephant.

David has a new comic every Thursday in the Pioneer Press, which appears about a week later on his Corner Comic website here.

Note that reader letters about the City Pages Comix Issue can now be seen here.

Note also that Steinlicht, renaissance man that he is, is currently obsessively-compulsively busy on his latest crop art masterpiece, and is blogging about it. David also maintains the Crop Art website, where you can see his previous works in the medium, as well as works by other crop artisans.

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Muscles and Frights Deadline August 15th!!!

I just realized the deadline for the Muscles and Frights anthology is FRIGHTENINGLY soon. Sorry. Get the info for submitting here.

Also note that the Muscles and Fights/Frights website now has a blog you can subscribe to.

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Jam this Thursday in Minneapolis (August 7th)

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).

Please also note that the Eric Lappegard event at Grumpy’s is this Saturday!

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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