Archive for January, 2011

Mark Siegel of First Second Books to Speak at The Loft February 26th

The Loft is hosting Mark Siegel, the editorial director of First Second Books, in a special Q&A session this February 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at Open Book. You can learn more here (PDF).

About Mark Siegel:

In 2006, Mark Siegel launched an ambitious collection of graphic novels in every age category, in a wide range of themes and styles, with talent from all over the world. In its first year, American Born Chinese became the first comic ever nominated for a National Book Award, and soon afterwards, the first to win the coveted librarians’ Printz Award. Many be­loved indie cartoonists make up First Second’s stellar author line-up, from Sara Varon to Scott McCloud, Jessica Abel to Paul Pope, Eddie Campbell to Joann Sfar, and many others— including seasoned talents and newcomers, with projects in fiction and nonfiction, for children and for adults. In addition to First Second, Mark Siegel has a number of projects of his own, has illustrated several award-winning pictures (Seadogs, Long Night Moon, To Dance) and is currently serializing an adult graphic novel online (www.sailortwain.com).

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Hourly Comic Day = February 1st!

Only two weeks to go till Hourly Comic Day!

WHAT: Hourly Comic Day
WHO: Created by John Campbell (Pictures For Sad Children)
WHEN: Tuesday, February 1st, every hour you are awake
WHERE: Wherever you are
WHY: Because comics rule!

Need some inspiration? Check out Lucy Knisley’s beauties:

(And here are some more good examples from last year.)

(Aw heck, and here are mine from last year.)

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reminder Jan 13, 2011 Comic Jam in San Francisco!

Come out and draw with your fellow cartoonist in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can collaborate, jam, chat, compare notes, work on a project or anything you like.

Where/When:
January 13

at the Borderland Cafe at 6:30 pm to 9/10ish. That’s the Second and Fourth Thursday of the month BTW.

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

What to bring: Art Materials, creativity, money to buy drinks and treats.

Who can come: any artist who wants too!

Hope you can come.

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January 2011 Comic Jams in San Francisco CA

Well folks, Happy New Year. Come out and draw with your fellow cartoonist in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can collaborate, jam, chat, compare notes, work on a project or anything you like.

Where/When:
January 13
January 27

at the Borderland Cafe at 6:30 pm to 9/10ish. That’s the Second and Fourth Thursday of the month BTW.

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

What to bring: Art Materials, creativity, money to buy drinks and treats.

Who can come: any artist who wants too!

Hope you can come.

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Mpls. Sat. Open Studio, Jan. 8, noon to 4 p.m.

[Artist Snow Globe]

“Winter Wonderland.” Okay, fine. Trudge over to the centrally-heated Minnesota Center for Book arts to thaw out, chit-chat and draw with other cartoonists at the Saturday Open Studio.

Saturday, January 8, from noon until 4 p.m., MCBA Bindery (the high tables)

If you can’t find us inside 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 Studios:
Feb. 19, Bindery (high tables)
March 12, FlexiSpace (metal tables)
April 9, FlexiSpace (metal tables)

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MPLS JAM is Thursday–here we go again!

 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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