Archive for November, 2008

December 7000 BC Meeting/Workshop

December Meeting and Comics-making Workshop | Saturday, December 6 | Noon | Warehouse 21 | Santa Fe, NM

The December 7000 BC meeting will be held at Warehouse 21 and combined with a comics-making workshop. We’ll begin around noon with the basics, and then move on to getting participants creating their comics with assistance from the group. Around 4:00-5:00 we’ll be heading out for dinner.

The workshop is free and new members are always welcome. Send an email with any questions.

Update: we’ll likely take a field trip across the street for the Pander Brothers’ appearance at True Believers sometime during the afternoon.

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St. Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam Comic – November 2008

I must say, turn out for this jam was a bit sparse. Some might say that can be expected due to the holidays. You know what I say? COME ON!!! PARTICIPATE! If Ryan Dow, Jon Sloan, and Mike Toft were all able to make it to Cosmic’s this last Thursday, then YOU certainly can make it to the next jam! What’s that? You don’t live near Twin Cities? Well, you can be excused. As for the rest of you, barring any previously accepted excuses, COME ON!!! PARTICIPATE!

In fact, this marks the first time that none of the original members of the St. Paul Cell didn’t make it! Shame on Bud Burgy and Daniel J. Olson! What the hell were the two of these guys doing that gave them the idea that they didn’t need to show up for the jam!? Think you’re special? Geez!

Still no word on the status of the Milwaukee Cartoonist Conspiracy/Cream City cell. Hey, McCarthy and Amado, I know it’s getting cold and all, but we’re still waiting as are the stray Milwaukee cartoonists!

For the sake of curiousity, I wonder what other groups regularly post on this blog other than Minneapolis, St. Paul, San Francisco, and 7000 BC (Albuquerque/Santa Fe). Anybody else out there? I vaguely remember seeing some news from Columbus, Ohio earlier this year. Doesn’t Chicago have a cell? The third largest city in America has a cell and we don’t hear anything out of them either? WTF? COME ON!!! PARTICIPATE!

I’ve posted our latest jam comic below. With Thanksgiving right around the corner and the country nursing a political hangover, this month’s title was “A Democratic Thanksgiving.” In order to view the jam, you can click on the image below, which will link you to the PDFs directly

Want to start up your own cell? It’s easy! Just follow this link: Start a Conspiracy in Your Community. Are you one of the many rival cells that we trash? Perhaps you are a LARPer and would like exact some “internet revenge.” If so, maybe you should do something about it and post something here.




Sat. Open Studio, Nov. 22, noon to 4 p.m.

[Cartoonist looks at turkey leg]

Looks tasty!
Sat., Nov. 22, noon to 4 p.m., MCBA Flexi-Space (the low tables)
Keep the grease stains off the paper, please. Pre-Thanksgiving drawing time at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. If you can’t find us in the MCBA building, ask the friendly person working in the MCBA bookstore. This is an open studio — 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

Future Sat. Open Studios:
December 20 – bindery (the high tables)

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string #9

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

Download a PDF of string #9 and check out future issues every month.

Previous issues: string #1 | string #2 | string #3 | string #4 (recommended for mature readers) | string #5| string #6 | string #7 | string #8

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St. Paul Jam – Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Come and celebrate regime changes and the wholesale slaughter of turkeys by jamming with the St. Paul Conspiracy cell this Thursday! Just bring some drawing utensils, an idea for the jam, and a few bucks to get a tasty beverage — the baristas really do appreciate that.

The jam will start promptly at 6:30 and run until…whenever.

To join us come to:
Cosmic’s Coffee Shoppe
189 Snelling Ave N.
St. Paul, MN 55104
(Northwest corner of Snelling and Selby)

More not than often we head on over to grab a brew at:
O’Gara’s Bar and Grill
164 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55104
(Southeast corner of Snelling and Selby)

In the meantime, if you have any ideas or just want to chat about the upcoming jam, please click here!

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San Francisco JAM Thursday Nov 13, 2008

Hey all the next comic jam is tomorrow night. Hope to see some of you there. We will try to finish the choose-your-own-adventure comic and work on some other stuff too.

Time: 6:30 pm to usually sometimes between 9 and 10 pm.
Where: CHURCH STREET CAFé in San Fransisco CA. 260 Church Street San Francisco, CA 94114

— NOTE: No Comic Jam on Thanksgiving, Thursday Nov 25, 2008

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Hot Ink Reviewed

Here is a nice review by Britt Aamodt of the Hot Ink show currently on display at the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul.

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Ugly on the Inside

Now available for download — Ugly on the Inside, the jam comic produced at the November 7000 BC meeting.

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Minneapolis Jam: November 2008

This week saw the death of two legends: a man who wrote about dinosaurs, and the vice presidential candidacy of a woman who didn’t believe in them. The Minneapolis Cartoonist Conspiracy believed that these stalwart figures should be honored in the best way we know how: a jam comic about performance art.

The Art of Performance: A Loving Tribute to Michael Crichton

Click image for pdf — a whopping 7 mb!



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. Tonight we will also be collating 24 Hour comics from last month’s Minneapolis 24 Hour Comics event into a nice box set.

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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