Archive for July, 2009

Far Arden on MPR’s Art Hounds

From the Big Time Attic Blog

Minnesota Public Radio’s Art Hounds is a weekly series where local artists talk about something they’re enjoying in a medium other than their own. This morning Britt Aamodt — journalist, local radio personality, and author of an upcoming book on Minnesota cartoonists — talked about Far Arden. Thanks, Britt!

You can hear Art Hounds archived on, or listen in today at 4:45pm to 91.1 FM for a rebroadcast.

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7000 BC Interviewed at Sequential Tart

7000 BC has been featured this past month in articles at Sequential Tart. Beginning with an introduction to the group, the series moved on to interviews with comics creators:

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Mpls. Sat. Open Studio, Aug. 1, noon to 4 p.m.

[Uncle Sam at the Drawing Board]

Dog days of summer. Get out of the heat and join us for air-conditioned drawing and socializing at Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Sorry, no pets allowed.

Sat., Aug. 1, noon to 4 p.m., MCBA Bindery (Flexi Space, the metal tables)

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 Studio schedule:
Sept. 12 – Flexi Space (metal tables)
Oct. 31 Oooh! – Bindery (high tables)
Nov. 28 – Flexi Space (metal tables)
Dec. 12 – Bindery (high tables)


Art teacher needed

The teacher who was going to lead this class dropped out. The class is next week, so if you’re interested, get in touch with Mary Cummings at 952-563-8569 or Kathleen Corley at 952-563-8745 or e-mail Kathleen at kcorley [at] bloomingtonartcenter [dot] com

Drawing Fantasy & Sci-Fi
If you are into fantasy (Eragon, Twilight, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc.) and you are interested in learning how to draw these figures, this is the class for you! Using a variety of techniques and materials, we will work from pictures, models and, most importantly, your imagination. Join us for this fantastical art experience. Grades 7 – 9 August 3 – 7 (M – F). (Kids arrive via bus about 9:50 a.m.; teacher should be in classroom setting up by 9:30 a.m., and expect to stay until around 12:15, until kids leave) (Pay: $375 for the week).

NOTE TO POTENTIAL INSTRUCTORS: This class description allows for your interpretation and has considerable flexibility. We anticipate kids will be familiar with graphic novels and manga/animae, but will want help with drawing styles and storydevelopment/storyboarding.

Mary Cummings
Education Director
Bloomington Art Center
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington MN 55431


St. Paul Conspiracy Jam – July 2009

The St. Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Cell celebrated this July with its largest turn out EVER! Thanks to everyone for showing up and having a great time! This month’s offering is entitled: Futuristic Antiques Roadshow and No Dumb Babies!

Click image for pdf — a ridiculous 8.3 mb!


Second Annual Vegan Ninja Memorial Drinkfest this Friday, July 24th

Our good friend Eric Lappegard, the Vegan Ninja, has been gone two years now. Come and raise a glass to his memory this Friday!

8pm Friday July 24th at GRUMPY’S DOWNTOWN 1111 Washington Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN

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BIG FUNNY reviewed on Drawn!

BIG FUNNY has been reviewed on Drawn by Ape Lad (aka Adam Koford)go read it here.

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BIG FUNNY reviewed at Newsarama

BIG FUNNY has been reviewed on Newsarama… go read it here.

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August 7000 BC Meeting/Workshop

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

The August 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 head out for food, probably to Second Street Brewery.

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

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BIG FUNNY: Poopsheet & Pre-order

BIG FUNNY’s first review is online at Poopsheet Foundation! Click logo to read it:

Can’t make it to the gallery opening at Altered Esthetics on August 7th but want to grab a copy of BIG FUNNY? You can now pre-order a copy (limit one per customer at this point) on the BIG FUNNY website.

Just click here and then scroll down until you see the purchase button:

If you don’t have a paypal account, you can use a credit card.

The massive, 48 page BIG FUNNY newspaper is $5. If you’re pre-ordering one we tack on $5.95 for shipping & handling. Pre-ordered copies will ship out August 7th, 2009.

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