Archive for February, 2012

Thursday, March 1st–The MPLS Conspiracy is in like a lion!

 

If we’re all not killed in this Tues/Weds snow storm, we’ll be around for the following:

http://www.nordeastcomics.com/

TOPIC: Getting Rich in the Ebook Gold Rush

MODERATOR: Adrean Clark

TIME: 6 – 6:30 pm (right before the Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam) LOCATION: 1618 Central Ave NE, Ste. 216, Nordeast MPLS

“There’s gold in them thar hills!” was the cry that sparked the California Gold Rush. Today the gold is in the digital hills of the ebook industry. In this Summit, Adrean Clark takes you and your comic on a wagon train ride from idea to striking it rich. She’ll steer you away from the bandits and give you the blueprint for success. Come prepared!

The Minneapolis Cartoonist Conspiracy meets at 6:30 until 10:00 the first Thursday of every month at Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe in Northeast.

Afterwards, please join us to draw some jam comics, socialize and drink caffeinated beverages. Afterwards, 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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Civil Four: Death of a Nation part 3

Debuting at TCAF in Toronto …

Be the first to get your hands on and read a copy of Civil Four: Death of a Nation Part 3.

MAY 5th and 6th in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, North America, Western Hemisphere, Earth, Sol, Milky Way!

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BAD CARTOONISTS NIGHT @ The Bad Waitress is MONDAY, FEB 27th 8-11pm

Feb's BAD CARTOONIST poster by Athena Currier (http://actionathena.com)

      What’s the most fun a Mpls/Stpl cartoonist can have every last Monday of the month? Why, it’s BAD CARTOONIST NIGHT @ The Bad Waitress!!! (2 E 26th St, Mpls,  thebadwaitress.com)

      The fun starts at 8pm with $3 two-for-ones, happy hour food specials, and table-top drawing– It’s a regular drink and draw!  Then at 9pm Danno Klonowski hosts comic and pop culture themed trivia! Are there prizes for the top teams?! YOU BET THERE’S PRIZES!!! So why not stop on down to BAD CARTOONIST NIGHT @ The Bad Waitress for the 3 most thrilling hours any Monday night  has ever seen!

     THE BAD CARTOONIST NIGHT @ The Bad Waitress is sponsored by  thebadwaitress.com, Big Brain Comics, and The Lutefisk Sushi Podcast

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7000 BC at GalaxyFest 2012

GalaxyFest 2012 | February 24–26 | 3:00-8:00; 10:00–6:00; 10:00–6:00 | Antlers Hilton | Colorado Springs, Colorado

7000 BC‘s convention season continues with our first appearance at GalaxyFest, Colorado Springs’ premier media and literacy convention. We’ll be on hand with books from the group, including our new Jams collections.

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Saint Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam Tonight!!

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.

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Lutefisk Sushi Podcast episode 17–ALEX KUNO

http://www.cartoonistconspiracy.com/sushipodcast/2012/02/lutefisk-sushi-podcast-episode-17-alex-kuno/

In the seventeenth episode host DANNO KLONOWSKI talks with MN artist ALEX KUNO about his disturbingly hilarious and beautiful series of paintings ”The Miscreants of Tiny Town”, how to act around celebrities, and the theory of the ‘Hopeful Apocalypse’.

The Lutefisk Sushi Podcast is sponsored by the INTERNATIONAL CARTOONIST CONSPIRACY, the ALTERED ESTHETICS GALLERY, and the NORDEAST COMICS SUMMIT.  The Lutefisk Sushi podcast is a STAPLEGENIUS.COM(cast) production.

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Mpls. Sat. Open Studio, Feb. 18, noon – 4 p.m.

[Artist Black and White]

It’s awards season. Award yourself a few hours with the presence of your fellow cartoonists at Minnesota Center for Book Arts. We’ll be at the low tables, just a little past the store. There’s a coffee shop in the building for sandwiches, snacks and beverages. Plus free, slow (but free!) coffee-shop wi-fi.

Saturday, February 18, from noon until 4 p.m., Flexi-space (low tables)

This is an open studio — all are welcome.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Open Book building
(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:
March 10 — Flexi space (low tables)
April 14 — Flexi space (low tables)
May 26 — Mini-comic day

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Minneapolis Jam: February 2012


NORDEAST COMICS SUMMIT
Summary: Last night we took a quick tour of InDesign, the second in our tour of the big three Adobe programs that we’ll be covering this winter. InDesign is great for making books, large and small, from press-ready documents to web-viewable pdfs. If you missed last night’s Summit, you can watch the whole thing here:

InDesign Boot Camp:
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt9bKkwLU7I&w=399&h=203]

And here is the pdf we produced during the Summit:


Coming up next!:
MAR. 1: Adrean Clark, “Getting Rich in the Ebook Gold Rush: A Mining Kit for Comic Artists”
APR. 5: Jamie Schumacher, “Tips for Organizing Groups, from Comic Book Clubs to the Next Marvel”
MAY 3: Gordon McAlpin, “Illustrator Boot Camp” – Making digital comics & using digital lettering.
If there’s a topic you’d like to see or even lead yourself, contact me at nordeastcomics [at] gmail.com. The next available date is June 7, 2012.

Follow us on Twitter! handle: NORDEASTCOMICS

INTERNATIONAL CARTOONIST CONSPIRACY
I’m not sure where this particular subject came from, but it’s making me extremely sleepy. So while I take a snooze, you should check out:

Relaxation Comfort Home

Hello, Friend.
Click image for pdf — a sleepy 3 mb!

Please enjoy.

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If the Nordeast Comics Summit sees it’s shadow it’s six more weeks of Conspiracy Jams!

Well, it’s Groundhog’s Day…again… so you know what that means:

http://www.nordeastcomics.com/

TOPIC: InDesign Boot Camp
MODERATOR: Kevin Cannon & Nick Straight (in absentia)
DATE: Thursday, February 2, 2012

TIME: 6 – 6:30 pm (right before the Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam)
LOCATION: 1618 Central Ave NE, Ste. 216, Nordeast MPLS

InDesign is the second cartoonist-friendly Adobe program we’ll be tackling this winter. Unlike Photoshop, InDesign is probably the least well known of the big three design programs, which is too bad because there are tons of features inside that can help you create great looking comics. InDesign is what I use in my day job as a book designer/producer, and from what I can tell it has replaced Quark as the industry standard tool. But for your needs — assuming you’re an independent cartoonist — you’ll find it helpful when compiling pdfs and, although it’s beyond the scope of this Summit, ebooks.

As with the previous Summit on Photoshop, we’re going to assume that you’ve never used InDesign before. A half hour is not a ton of time, so we’re just going to walk through the basics of the program and show you some of the key tools you’ll need to know. As a framework for the talk, we’ll be compiling a four-page comic into a pdf.

The Minneapolis Cartoonist Conspiracy meets at 6:30 until 10:00 the first Thursday of every month at Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe in Northeast.

Afterwards, please join us to draw some jam comics, socialize and drink caffeinated beverages. Afterwards, 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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