Archive for November, 2009

Zander Cannon and myself (Maxeem) have officially initiated the fantasy book challenge – it’s the race to end our Giant Fantasy Epics before the lesser man.

You can follow the race here: http://comiclusion.blogspot.com/

Zander Cannon‘s The Replacement God
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Maxeem‘s Ex Novo Libris

I am publishing mine online as I finish each chapter in anticipation of any printed versions that follow – and also in anticipation of Zander finishing his most awesome of books – I mean … er … losing book! The latest of mine is available here at my new site maxeem.com – though I warn you it is not work/family friendly and as Steve Stwalley has helped me realize, it is extremely confusing unless you are quite into it from page 1. Give it a shot :



Only 200-300 pages in about 3 chapters to go!

After the race to end our fantasy epics ends, Kevin has initiated the race to grow a Z.Z.Top worthy beard.

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MPLS jam this THURSDAY–December 3rd! Our 7th glorious year!

That’s right–The INTERNATIONAL CARTOONIST CONSPIRACY turns 7 THIS THURSDAY!!!  And just look how big it’s gotten–It’ll be a damn, unruly teen before you know it.  So come on by, do some drawing, have some cake, watch everyone cry when Zander tells us how much his comic writing class hated our pages from last month, and be sure to make your checks out to “Cash c/o Danno”.

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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Upcoming Cartooning Awards

Here is a list of upcoming cartooning awards, courtesty of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

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Free Vintage Cartoon Brunch at the Suburban World Theater in Uptown Minneapolis This Weekend!

This looks like a lot of fun…

The Suburban World Theatre is now showing Café Roxy cartoon programs during their Sat-Sunday brunches. Each show includes serial chapter endings, trailers and vintage TV commercials. The poster/program for Nov. 28-29 is at: http://www.suburbanworldtheatre.com/

A Youtube promo prevue is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9FE1Q1ZmSY

Attend anytime from 9 am to 2 pm. Watch free cartoons on a giant movie screen while you eat brunch. The eggs, etc., are very good, and they offer full bar drink specials.

David Mruz helps keep the films running smoothly!

3022 Hennepin Avenue – UPTOWN
Minneapolis, MN 55408
suburbanworldtheatre.com

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Documentry: 24 Pages by Gary Buechler

Film maker and former owner of Comic Outpost in San Francisco created this short documentary about 24 Hour Comic Book Day 2009 in San Francisco. The documentary was filmed at Comic Outpost and Mission: Comics and Art. There are tons of CCSF artist on hand so give it a look and let Gary know what you think.

The video does not seem to show up in the post so visit: 24 Pages from Gary Buechler on Vimeo.

CCSF San Francisco comic jams

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Mpls. Sat. Open Studio, Nov 28, noon to 4 p.m.

[At the Drawing Board]

Take a break from Christmas shopping and stuffing your face with leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Join us for drawing and socializing at Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

Sat., Nov. 28, noon to 4 p.m., MCBA Flexi Space (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:
Dec. 12 – Bindery (high tables)

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St. Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam! This Thursday, November 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. Come earlier to reserve your space! Seating can be limited at times!

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.

Hope to see you there!

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Nov 29, 2009 CCSF Holiday Boutique at the Cartoon Art Museum Bookstore

Hey all, looking for a one-of-a-kind Holiday Gift?  On Sunday November 29, 2009 artists will be on hand at San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum Bookstore for their first ever ‘Cartoon Holiday Boutique’. Partnering with the artists from the Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco, they will create original one-of-a-kind hand made cards, artwork and gifts at reasonable prices. The event will feature 5.5″ X 8.5″ greeting cards and 8.5″ x 11″ artwork originals for sale as well as locally produced zines and comics and other treasures. Imagine giving the gift of original artwork that is custom made for you in a very short time. So come on by between 11:30 am and 5:00 pm and find something special for that someone special.

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Join the CCSF for the CARTOON HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE at the CAM Bookstore. Sun Nov 29th, 2009

Looking for a one-of-a-kind Holiday Gift in the San Francisco Bay Area?

On Sunday November 29, 2009 artists will be on hand at San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum Bookstore for their first ever ‘Cartoon Holiday Boutique’. Partnering with the artists from the Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco, they will create original one-of-a-kind hand made cards, artwork and gifts at reasonable prices. The event will feature 5.5″ X 8.5″ greeting cards and 8.5″ x 11″ artwork originals for sale as well as locally produced zines and comics and other treasures.

Imagine giving the gift of original artwork that is custom made for you in a very short time. So come on by between 11:30 am and 5:00 pm and find something special for that someone special.

CCSF San Francisco comic jams

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I-CON, the Iowa Comic Convention, is this Saturday (Nov 7)

I-CON is this Saturday, November 7th, from 9am to 5pm in Altoona, Iowa (just outside Des Moines) .  The Mpls/Stpl cells will be there–represented by RYAN DOW, DANIEL J OLSON, DANNO KLONOWSKI, and KEVIN CANNON.  We’ll be offering our own works, as well as the fabled BIG FUNNY

So, stop on by if you’re local, or drive for several hours if you are not.  See you there!

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