Archive for September, 2010

MN cartoonists needed for “last minute” comic art show in Elk River!!!

BRITT AAMODT, author of the up-coming ‘SUPERHEROES, STRIP ARTISTS, and TALKING ANIMALS’ book about MN cartoonists sends along the following last-minuteish opportunity for a comic art show:

   “The Elk River Area Arts Alliance wants to put on a short comic art show from OCTOBER 25th-31st to introduce the local public and artist members to MN cartoonists and comic art.  They’re looking for 42 pieces (or less). Whatever you can put together that’s framed–this includes re-using your LUTEFISK SUSHI D art submission, if necessary.
   (Also–The ERAA will be accepting comic art–for the first time this year–in their national juried art show, Arts In Harmony. Nick Post is putting up the $500 Best Sequential Art Award.)”

    If you want to participate please bring ONE FRAMED work (with your contact info and any sale price written on the back) to DIAMONDS COFFEE SHOP on MONDAY, OCTOBER 18th at 8pm.  Britt will collect all art then and be responsible fot it’s transport to Elk River.  The ERAA will handle the rest.

If you cannot make the OCTOBER 18th meet-up still but want to participate, please contact DANNO KLONOWSKI–staplegenius at yahoo daht cahm–to arrange getting the art in his hands ahead of time.

Let’s show the northern suburbs we mean business!

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24 Hour Comic Day is THIS SATURDAY–OCT 2nd at the MN CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS (mpls)

    YES!  Just a few days from now 24 HOUR COMIC DAY will be upon us again!  If you are in the Minneapolis/St Paul area and would like to participate please SIGN UP HERE.   All the info you’ll need for the day can be found HERE ON OUR BLOG  in a series of mini-informative posts.    We’re already looking at 50 participants, and I hope you’ll be one of them!

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Soapy the Chicken Book… New and 15% Off

Collecting the webcomic Soapy the Chicken ( If you prefer packing peanuts to bubble wrap, work in the rodeo clown industry, or are simply a fan of the whole mentally-deficient chicken genre, it is conceivable this could possibly be the comic for you.

I recently put together a book collecting all of the Soapy the Chicken strips to date in a convenient, old-fashioned paper edition (you can also download it as a pdf for a considerably lower price… or just read them for free on the website here, as always). It has a brand-new introduction by my friend, fellow cartoonist David Steinlicht.

You can order it here.

Until September 30th, you can get a 15% discount by using the ordering code FALLREAD305.

In the unlikely event you want to do Soapy a good turn, here is a chicklet advertising the book that you can post on your social networking profile, blog, website, a tattoo on your bicep, or what have you.

Please link it up to the book at:

Thanks much to those of you foolhardy enough to promote or endorse such a dubious cause.

Also note: Love her or hate her, you can now rate her (and review her)… be the first to review Soapy the Chicken!

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24 Hour Comics Day 2010 in Albuquerque

24 Hour Comics Day 2010 in Albuquerque | Sat. Oct. 2-Sun. Oct. 3 | 10:00 am-10:00 am (note new times this year) | Harwood Art Center | 1114 7th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM

24 Hours. 1440 Minutes. 86,400 Seconds. Be a part of 24 Hour Comics Day 2010 — accept the challenge to create 24 consecutive comic book pages in 24 consecutive hours. Join the Harwood Art Center and 7000 BC, as we once again join thousands of artists of all skill levels from around the globe, at this annual celebration of comics creation. It’s a creative exercise that will test your stamina while teaching you what you’re capable of.

This event is free and open to all ages (with parental permission for minors) — to register, send Jeff an email or call him at 505-262-2952. No experience or special skills required, just bring your papers and pens to New Mexico’s only 24 Hour Comics Day location in 2010!

Chuck’s already begun the blogging, which will track the event’s progress, at 24 Hour Comics Day from 7000 BC

Thanks to our sponsors: Harwood Art Center, Winning Coffee Company, and Comic Warehouse

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MPLS Conspirator Nicholas Straight in “GHOSTS”

From his Blog:  It will be ghost themed art. With art by myself, Chrysa Otto, Sarah Hedstrand and Katy Ellis. Limited edition silk screen prints (50) designed by Cory Speets and printed by Pretty Picture Prints. Button packets designed by all of the artists will be for sale at the show also. I’m stoked!

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St. Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam! This Thursday, September 16th, 2010!

Join the St. Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Cell and create a jam comic at Cahoots Coffee! This locale 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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Cartoonist Molly Norris Goes Into Hiding

This is just horrifying. It’s probably the worst thing I have heard of happening to an American cartoonist since Mike Diana was imprisoned for obscenity in Florida.

If a significant number of papers in the world had found the courage to publish the Mohammad cartoons when they were world news, these religious zealots would have a lot harder time making targets out of people. If a significant number of cartoonists had drawn Mohammad when the Mohammad cartoons were world news, Molly Norris would probably not be going into hiding now.

May you all find the courage to draw and write whatever you feel you need to draw and write regardless of the potential menace of all the no-good, simple-minded shits in the world.

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Vote in the Lulu Awards

Voting in the Lulu Awards is now open. The Twin Cities own Athena Currier and Diana Nock are among the many talented nominees. Both of them are nominated multiple times, actually… strangely, Athena is simultaneously up for the seemingly contradictory categories of Most Talented Newcomer and Female Cartoonist Hall of Fame. Athena kindly requests you do not vote for her for the Hall of Fame! I’d recommend the late, great Dori Seda for that, personally…

You can see the nominees here and you can vote here. Voting is open to the general public.

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MIX Photo Gallery

Speaking of MIX, there is an enormous and delightful image gallery of photos from the festival and surrounding activities here.

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Another Twin Cities Comics Podcast: Read Comics

I ran across another well-done Twin Cities comics podcast today… Read Comics. It looks like they’ve been doing it quite a while… they just came out with their 48th episode, covering their delight with the recent MIX festival. You can listen to it here.

Here is my last post on Twin Cities comics podcasts. Anyone know of any more?

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