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LSE Boxes are Printed!!!

We’re about a month from the opening, so we’re working hard to get everything ready for the show. Last weekend, our friend Lonny screen printed the boxes with Zander’s design. I got to hang around for a little while and take a few pictures. My knowledge of screen printing is very limited, but I’ll do my best to describe what you’re looking at.

This first picture is the light table used to expose the screens. To prepare a screen for printing, you coat it with photo emulsion, place a transparency with the artwork onto the screen, and expose it to light. You can see one of the transparencies for the sushi boxes still on the table.

Two colors were used on the sushi boxes: light turquoise and dark blue. This is a picture of the screen used for the turquoise ink.

Here’s a blank box sitting on the table, waiting to be printed, with the screen hovering above it. The screen is attached to the table and counterweighted so it can be raised and lowered.

Dozens of boxes on the drying racks. As you can see, the boxes in this picture have only 1 color so far. The turquoise went on first. After they dried, Lonny went back and printed them all again with the second color, dark blue.

And finally, here’s a big stack of the finished boxes, with both colors. Soon they will be stuffed full of comics.

(p.s. that’s a painting by cartoonist Lance Ward in the background.)

Some last minute Olson…


Some last minute inspiration from Daniel Olson it is then.

If you are still wondering if you are drawing with the write tools for the job then don’t. As Daniel point’s out “Each comic is different”  but for his current mini comic? “I used 11×14 Smooth Bristol Board Paper; a mechanical pencil w/ HB lead; Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser, Pentel Micron numbers 02, 03, 05, 08; Pentel pocket brush pen; Apple PowerMac G4 Laptop; Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Illustrator; and Microsoft Word”

Oh, is that all?

Daniel’s mini comic submission will be 28 pages but you’ll have to wait for the Lutefisk Sushi Volume E bento box to find out anything about the art work or story.

A slightly ironic last piece of advise to all Lutefisk Sushi E artists (as you have little under a day to submit) but one we could all learn from –

“Don’t procrastinate, stick to a schedule and just do it”

I hope the reading of this was in your schedule for tonight! Better get drawing!!

Find out more about Daniel Olson at

Alternative Medicine on Trial

I love seeing the submissions roll in. Here’s the cover of a brand-spanking-new comic by Mike Toft.

I asked Mike what materials he uses to draw his comics, and here’s what he had to say: “I started out drawing with Flairs on copier paper. Then I went through a period of expensive pens on Bristol board. Now I’m back to Flairs on copier paper. Let that be a lesson to us all.”

Thanks, Mike!