Archive for March, 2010

No Foolin’: The MPLS Jam is Thursday, April 1st!

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.

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LUTEFISK SUSHI ‘D’ is go–submissions due June 15th!!!

  LUTEFISK SUSHI ‘D’— The fouth installment of the popular mini-comic box set/art show–is now accepting submissions.  The show is open to all MN cartoonists and artists (both current and previous).  To be a part of the show all you need do is make a mini-comic, then get us 160 copies of it. More information than you require (on size specs, a place to get cheap printing, and where to submit) can be found at: http://cartoonistconspiracy.com/sushi

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Thursday night Comic Jam in San Francisco March 25, 2010

The next Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco Comic Jam is this Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the Borderland Cafe on Valencia St. 6:30 to 9/10.

We will draw up a storm and maybe we can chat about the upcoming Wondercon 2010 on Easter Weekend and plans to network.

Location: 870 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 970-6998

NOTE: The event is FREE, but don’t forget to maybe buy a drink or snack when you come to the Jam. Alan, the owner has been staying open an extra hour for us and we should make it worth his while.

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string #19

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

Download a PDF of string #19 and check out future issues every month.

(If the link for the PDF isn’t opening the file up for you, it might work better to right or option-click and download it to your computer.)

Previous issues: string #1 | string #2 | string #3 | string #4 | string #5| string #6 | string #7 | string #8 | string #9 | string #10 | string#11 | string #12 | string #13 | string #14 | string #15 | string #16 | string #17 | string #18

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Kevin Huizenga Lecture and MCAD MINI Comic Expo This Thursday! (March 25th)

Come to the Annual MCAD MINI Comic Expo Thursday March 25th.
Guest Lecture by special guest Kevin Huizenga at 1:00 PM in Auditorium 150. The Comic Art students from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design will have their comics and prints on sale in the Student Center from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

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The Civil Four: Death of a Nation Part 1

Cover of the Civil Four

CIVIL FOUR: The Comic Book

Western Culture-based cartoonist Maxeem (Commune, Ex Novo Libris) and New York comedy pioneer Casey Van Heel (The Jerk Practice) have teamed up to create and publish a thrilling tongue-in-cheek science fiction adventure comic called The Civil Four, which does not feature a cover by Kevin Cannon (Far Arden). The official book release is not planned for any particular time, but when it does come out, we will certainly have tee-shirts.

The Civil Four tells the story of those affected by interdimensional space treachery! Can Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, the ghost of Benjamin Franklin trapped in his own key, U.S. Grant and Johnny Appleseed reconcile their altered continuity before its too late? The Civil Four: Death of a Nation is a typical American-sized comic that comes in at just under 30 pages, with no spectacular full-color wrap around cover illustrated so jaw-droppingly beautifully by Kevin Cannon.

However, if you are interested, we do have a trailer you may find ironically dramatic:


Oh no the Klangsmen are out of control

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“CONTINUITY GUY” Graphic Novella release at Altered Esthetics Gallery 4/2/10

CONTINUITY GUY: The Graphic Novella

 Twin Cities-based cartoonists Danno Klonowski (Manly Tales of Cowardice) and Bud Burgy (Muscles and Fights) have teamed up to create and publish a thrilling tongue-in-cheekscience fiction adventure comic called Continuity Guy, featuring a cover by Kevin Cannon (Far Arden)

The official book release will be at the Altered Esthetics Collaborations show on Friday, April 2nd, from 7-10pm. Both creators will be present, with original art and copies of the book available for purchase. 

Continuity Guy tells the story of a smarmy time traveler with little concern for the responsibility B.S. that’s supposed to go with traveling through time.  Interdimensional space treachery has occured!  Can Continuity Guy restore the continuity before its too late? 

Continuity Guy is a manga-sized, square-bound paperback novella that comes in at just under 50 pages, with a spectacular full-color wrap around cover. 


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St. Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam! This Thursday, March 18th, 2010!

Join the St. Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Cell and create a jam comic at our NEW MEETING PLACE, Cahoots Coffee! This NEW VENUE provides us with not only a spacious room in the back of the shop, but also they have tasty mediterranean food for sale!

The jamming is easy and it’s a fun time! Just bring some drawing utensils, an idea for the jam, and a few bucks to get a tasty beverage or some chow — don’t forget to tip, the baristas really do appreciate that!

The jam will start promptly at 6:30 and run until 10:30 at the latest. 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 will be posted here at some date yet to be determined.

To join us come to:
Cahoots Coffee
1562 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55104
(Southeast 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
(Right next to Cahoots!)

Bus info here.

Hope to see you there!

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Mpls. Sat. Open Studio, March 20, noon to 4 p.m.

[At the Rapidograph]

Snow? Rain? Whatever! Join us for drawing and socializing at Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

Sat., March 20, noon to 4 p.m., MCBA Bindery (high 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. BYO hot chocolate.

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:
April 24 in the Bindery (the high tables)

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Read: Once Upon a Frame – a jam comic from the Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco

Thanks to the hard work of Stan Heller we have last weeks comic jam all ready to read on-line. The challenge was to use a randomly chosen page layouts (thanks to Stan) as well as a randomly picked Gerné and a Classic Story (on scraps of paper) and have each artist draw a page or more with these elements.

Click below to see the final result. (note: Flash required to read the comic on-line.

Read our jam comic.

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