Archive for March, 2009

St. Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam! This Thursday, March 19th, 2009!

Join the St. Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Cell and create a jam comic! It’s easy and fun! 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.

The meetings are open to anyone who wants to draw with us, and the results are posted here sooner rather than later.

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)

Bus info here.

Any questions? Ideas for the jam? Please discuss on our message board.

We hope to see you!

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Minneapolis Jam: March 2009

“March” into this month’s Conspiracy jam by clicking the image below:

I [heart] NE


Click image for pdf — a disheartening 5.8 mb!

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Comic Book Creations Teacher Opportunity

David Steinlicht passed on the following info from here.

Job Details (#1643)
Comic Book Creations Teacher
Sabes Jewish Community Center posted 3/13/2009

General
Type: Consultant/Contractor/Interim
Category: Education

Description:
The Sabes JCC offers a variety of creative camp programs for youth, and we are currently seeking an instructor for Comic Book Creations camp from August 3–7, 9:30am-12:30pm. This is a one-week camp for kids going into grades 3-6. Here is the camp description:

Create the next hit comic book using your own made-up super heroes and crazy characters. Learn to sketch characters, create an interesting storyline, and the importance of sequencing and story-boarding. As we practice our drawing, inking, and coloring skills, we’ll craft scenes using textures and colors—just like the pros.

We are seeking an instructor to design curriculum and lead this camp program. Instructor will have a camp counselor in the camp with him/her to assist with the camp. Instructor should have strong drawing background, preferably in comic books/comic drawing, as well as teaching experience and/or experience working with elementary youth. Salary is $20/contact hour with the children ($60/day x 5 days of camp = $300). Instructor will also be responsible for purchasing necessary supplies within allocated budget prior to the start of camp.

Education Requirement: Bachelors or Associate Degree Required, High School Diploma Required,

Application
Deadline: 4/15/2009
To Apply: Please send letter of interest and resume (outlining related experience!) to dshafton@sabesjcc.org as soon as possible. Thank you!

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March 7000 BC Meeting/Workshop

March Meeting and Comics-making Workshop | Saturday, March 14 | 1:00-3:00 | Warehouse 21 | Santa Fe, NM

The March 7000 BC meeting will be held at Warehouse 21 and combined with a comics-making workshop. We’ll begin around 1:00 (so that anyone coming from Albuquerque can take the Rail Runner) with the basics, and then move on to getting participants creating their comics with assistance from the group. Around 3:00 we’ll move over to Second Street Brewery.

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

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Draw Chihuahuas on Motorcycles for Diamond’s!

Our friend Lucy from Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe (the wonderful hosts for our monthly Minneapolis jams) has a fun cartooning gig for someone… here is her description of the project… let’s help her out, huh?

I run an ad every month in the Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly. Last year I did the basic ad, with all of our pertinent information, blah, blah, blah. Boring. I don’t think we’re really getting a response off those ads. What I would like to do this year is a different single-panel cartoon every month, featuring our mascot, Toast, a tiny (and incredibly cute) chihuahua. Diamonds Presents the Toast Chronicles…

It will be a one- or two-panel cartoon for our ad every month. The format is 3-1/4″ H x 5″ W. I would like all the cartoons to be in the same style, so it would probably be one person doing them. There are nine issues a year, so basically I would have this person draw nine panels, and then I would just send them in to the publication monthly. I don’t know if anyone would be interested in doing the actual writing (I worked on that this weekend and found out how hard it is), or if they would want me to do the writing, and they just draw the panels to go with it. I’m in uncharted waters here – I don’t have any idea how you guys work.

Anyway,. this will be called the Toast Chronicles, and like I said, it will feature our little Chihuahua friend Toast. I think (and I’m up for any input anyone has) she’ll be wearing doggles all the time, and traveling in the tank bag of a motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle, however, would be nameless and faceless. But, as I said, none of this is written in stone, more like kitty litter, and so I am up for any suggestions from whomever feels like throwing in their two cents worth. Riding in the tank bag not funny? OK, she can ride her own bike. Does she need a sidekick? That can be arranged. As long as Toast is in the panel every month, and traveling on a motorcycle, I’ll be happy.

Email Lucy at diamondscoffeeshoppe.com if you’re interested!

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San Francisco Comic Jam Thursday March 12, 2009

CCSF San Francisco comic jams

The Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco comic jam is this week, Thursday March 12, 2009 the Church St. Café at 6:30pm.

Bring your favorite art materials and supplies if you like. You can even come and work on a personal project and just come for the commendatory.

Info: The Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco (CCSF) meets twice a month at 6:30 pm on the second and last Thursday of the month at the CHURCH STREET CAFé in San Fransisco CA.

WHEN: Thursday March 12, 2009 6:30 pm to usually sometimes between 9 and 10 pm.
WHERE: Church St. Cafe 260 Church Street San Francisco, CA 94114
MATERIALS: Bring your favorite drawing tools, paper, etc.

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Beacon Press Octavia Butler Graphic Novel Opportunity

Britt Aamodt passed the following opportunity:

Hello Cartoonists:

Beacon Press is looking for a cartoonist for a graphic novel based on an Octavia Butler novel. This blurb was on Alison Bechdel’s blog–pass on to anyone you think might be interested.

Attention Octavia Butler fans: Beacon Press wants to publish a graphic adaptation of Butler’s novel “Kindred.” They’re currently “inviting proposals from cartoonists who appreciate Octavia Butler’s legacy, and reflect her commitment to social justice in their own work.

Those interested in discussing a proposal should email the editor of the Graphic Books list, Allison Trzop, at atrzop at beacon.org.” The deadline is March 16!

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7000 BC at STAPLE!

STAPLE! | Saturday, March 7 | 11:00-7:00 | Monarch Event Center | Austin, TX

STAPLE!

7000 BC will be returning to STAPLE! in Austin, Texas on Saturday, March 7. Comics from the group will be available, including the most recent strings and several other brand-new books. We’ll be at Table 18 in the Auditorium.

Our friend Rob Stikmanz will be next door at 65 in the hall. Friend of 7000 BC and contributor to string Marc Haines will be around and about as well.

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Cartooning Events Over the Next Week in Minneapolis

This is turning out to be quite the week for cartooning events in Minneapolis… to recap:

This Thursday, March 5th:
Conspiracy Jam at Diamond’s Coffee in Minneapolis

This Friday, March 6th:
Eric Reynolds Lecture at MCAD
MOMEntum Opening at MCAD

(Not comic related, but worth checking out: Creative Blood opening at Altered Esthetics)

This Saturday, March 7th:
Open Studio at The Center for Book Arts
Deadline for submissions to Superfantastica Comix #4

Next Tuesday, March 10th:
Zander Cannon reading at the Loft

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Mpls. Sat. Open Studio, March 7, noon to 4 p.m.

[Cartoonist with mask and hat]

Hey! Saturday is deadline day for Super Fantastica comics. Put your finishing touches on your submission at the Open Studio. Or just stop by to draw and chat. (Whatever you do, don’t go see the new Watchmen movie.)

Sat., March 7, noon to 4 p.m., MCBA Flexi-space (the low tables)

Join us at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and draw for a while. 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

Sat. Open Studio schedule:
April 11 in the Bindery (the high tables)

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