All posts by Max Ink

Random Winks at SPACE

In less than two weeks, there will be lots and lots of geeky guy cartoonists descending on Columbus (Yikes! What a messy mental image that is) with hundreds of kick-ass cool comics to sell; but here are a couple of local Central Ohio gals’ books that you’ll need to check out when you stop by the Sunday Comix table at S.P.A.C.E. on March 1 & 2.

The first is “Random Goodness” by Andrea McEnaney (creator of The Adventures of Chad Cleanly), featuring some of her best single panel gag comics. This great book of semi-absurdist humor can be yours for a measly $2.

The other book you need to keep your eye on is “Wink! Wink!” a short story by Symphony of the Universe artist & writer M.A.D. It’s a very different sort of story from her usual fare, but amusing and well worth you time and attention. “Wink! Wink!” is part of the newest PANEL anthology.

The opening reception for the Sunday Comix exhibit, “Komics @ Kerouac,” will be held at (where else?) the Kafé Kerouac (just a few blocks north of Lane Ave.) this Friday, Feb 1 from 7-11p. You can meet the artists, look at their art up close, watch those cartooning fools create a live Comix Jam before your very eyes or just ignore the whole damn thing and get yourself a nice cup of Toni Morrison or Franz Kafka. Free food will be available as well as plenty of beer and booze. (They carry the full line of Great Lakes Beers and they are the only Bar in Columbus that recycles all their Bottles and Cans!)

“Komics @ Kerouac” will feature the framed art work of Matt & Ellen Wyatt, Ray Tomczak, Molly Durst, Andrea “Sam” McEnaney and Max Ink. Their books as well as those of other Sunday Comix members will be available for sale throughout the month of February.

Kafé Kerouac is located at 2250 N. High St. in Columbus, hours are Mon-Fri, 8am to 11pm, Sat, 10am to 11pm, and Sun, Noon to 10pm.

Sunday Comix February Gallery Shows

That’s right! Sunday Comix members’ artwork will on display during the month of February at TWO gallery shows:

“Komics @ Kerouac” is a Sunday Comix specific show featuring members Matt & Ellen Wyatt, Ray Tomczak, Max Ink and others’ framed art on display as well as their books for sale all thru the month of February at the Kafé Kerouac (2250 N. High St. Columbus). Kafé hours are Mon-Fri, 8am to 11pm, Sat, 10am to 11pm, and Sun, Noon to 10pm. The opening reception will be held at the Kafé on Friday, Feb 1 from 7-11p.

A few members of the Sunday Comix group will also be participating in the National Cartoonists Society, Great Lakes Chapter sponsored show, “LAUGHS AT LAKESIDE” at the High Road Gallery (12 E Stafford Ave, Worthington) from January 30 to February 23. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri, 12-4pm and Sat, 11:30am-4pm. Sunday Comix will be hosting a Comix Jam during the Opening Reception on Sunday, February 3, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Sunday Comix’s First Conspiracy Post

First, I’d like to thank Steven Stwalley for inviting me to join this wonderful Conspiracy. I see there’s a lot going on here and I’m happy to be a part of it. I’ll do what I can to be as active a member of the online Conspiracy community as possible.

Who am I? My name is Max Ink; I’m the founder and organizer of the Columbus, Ohio cartoonists’ group Sunday Comix . For my first post I wanted to puff my chest out a bit and share with you the ways that made 2007 a great year for our group in Columbus: our membership swelled to over a dozen regular members (who attend our once-a-month meetings), we hosted a fund raiser for the ACLU, we put on our first group gallery exhibit (there are plans for more in 2008) and our group members now have an open invitation to submit their work to a local monthly arts paper.

Just so ya know: Sunday Comix meets once a month (usually on the third Sunday) at the Upper Arlington Library from 2p-4p. We spend the first hour sharing our work and the second hour doodling Jams and afterwards, we usually hang out at a nearby eatery and chill.