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The following is a list of all entries from the Submissions category.

The Last Hour

Just came across cartoonist Rachel Hansen’s tumblr.
She has posted her Lutefisk Sushi comic online. If you just can’t wait until Friday night for sushi comics, you can read her whole comic online right now:

“Up in the Sky” by Danno Klonowski

Our good friend Danno was unable to print his comic in time for Lutefisk Sushi E, but we like to think he’s still part of the show in spirit. You can download a free pdf of his comic, “Up in the Sky” at his website.

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

James Powell Risks Lucasfilm Lawsuit for Lutefisk Sushi

Hey! Look! James Powell posted an image from his Lutefisk Sushi submission on his blog!

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!

Lutefisk Sushi Volume E Deadline in Less Than Two Weeks!

The Lutefisk Sushi Volume E Deadline is in Less Than Two Weeks!

And, gee… that is really more than enough time to get something together! We’re not building the freaking Taj Mahal, here! I’ve seen mini-comics masterpieces drawn and printed in under eight hours! What the hell are you freaking out about? Don’t make me slap you! I swear, I’ll do it!

We want your mini-comics!*

To participate:
-Draw, print and deliver 160 copies of a mini-comic (any format under 8.5″x5.5″) to Altered Esthetics before September 15th. Include a submission form and contract with your submission.
-Show up for the opening gallery celebration November 2nd at Altered Esthetics and have a good time.

That’s it. All submissions are accepted until the unlikely event that we can no longer cram them into a box. Every person who submits 160 mini-comics gets a box.**

Lutefisk Sushi is a hand-silkscreened, limited-edition box set of Minnesota mini-comics. This is the fifth edition… previous editions have contained between 35 and 55 comics each. This year’s featured artist and box-cover creator is Eisner-Award-winning cartoonist Zander Cannon (Double Barrel, Top 10, Chainsaw Vigilante).

Read more about submission details here.

* You must be Minnesotan to particiapte.
** limit one per artist regardless of number of works submitted, and artists who team to create a comic must share a box

LSE comic by Caitlin Skaalrud

Hey, I just learned that Xeric-winning cartoonist Caitlin Skaalrud has finished an amazing comic for Lutefisk Sushi E! You can see it online here (it’s NSFW, people):

Thanks, Caitlin!


We got our first submission this week, from Aaron Poliwoda. Thanks, Aaron!

How to Submit a Mini-Comic to Lutefisk Sushi Volume E

Lutefisk Sushi E is coming this fall! Want to participate? Yes! I know you do. All Minnesota artists are invited to submit work. Here are the guidelines. All you have to do is follow them, and turn in your mini-comics by September 15, 2012. If you aren’t already familiar with Lutefisk Sushi, go here to see its previous incarnations.

How to participate

1. Make a mini-comic. (See specs below)

2. Make 160 consistent copies of your mini-comic.

3. You will need to fill out a submission form AND a contract. First, go here, click the “Open Call for Artwork” link on the right hand side of the page, and fill out the form. You will need to submit a jpeg of your comic–this can be a photo of your comic, or a scan of the cover. Next, download the exhibition contract (here), read it, and fill it out. If you have any trouble with the form or contract, please email exhibitions(at)

4. Deliver or mail your contract and mini-comics to: Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 no later than Saturday, September 15, 2012.

5. If you want to show off your original art in the Lutefisk Sushi E exhibition at Altered Esthetics, drop it off by Saturday, October 27, 2012. Artwork must bewired and ready to hang! No glass, please. Be sure to label your artwork with the title, your name, and price.

6. Bring all your friends to the opening reception on Friday, November 2, and the artists’ discussion on Saturday, November 17.

Mini-comic specs:

Your mini-comic must be 5.5 x 8.5″ or smaller, in order to fit in the box, and must tell some kind of sequential story. We encourage creative and unusual formats as long as they fit in the box, but we ask that all submissions be at least a couple pages in length. (ie, don’t be lame–our readers will be paying money for reading material, so don’t give them postcards or advertisements.)
Not sure how to put a mini-comic together? Check out this handy guide by the Cartoonist Conspiracy.

Participants will receive one free Lutefisk Sushi E box per submission. We welcome collaboration! However, since supplies are limited, participants working with a friend or a team to produce a mini-comic will receive one box to share. If each participant wants a box, they will be available for purchase during the exhibition.

If you have questions about participation, please contact Lupi – lmcginty(at)