Category Archives: hype

Kirk Anderson Talks/Cartoon Presentations/Signings in the Twin Cities!

Got this posted too late for the first event, but there are two more coming up. From the Twin Citites own Kirk Anderson:

Dear friends,

I’ve published a book of all the Banana Republic cartoons that ran in the Star Tribune, and I have a few book events coming up, at Mayday Books, Amazon Books, The Resource Center of the Americas, and hopefully others soon.

If you enjoy tasteful humor about political dissidents getting their eye sockets melon-balled by a well-meaning generalissimo and his mischievous, fun-loving death squads, come on down, and bring all your friends and neighbors. What’s that you ask? “But Kirk, how can I help to bring in hordes of rabble to your high-minded forum?” Why, you can download a flyer at and slap it up at work or at your favorite coffee shop. Thanks for askin’!

Here are the upcoming book talks/cartoon presentations/artist signings:

Saturday, Dec. 6, 4:00 pm
Mayday Books
301 Cedar Ave. South, on the West Bank in Minneapolis
below the Hub Bicycle Co-op

Thursday, Dec. 18, 7:00 pm
True Colors Books, formerly Amazon Books
4755 Chicago Ave. South, Minneapolis

Coming January 17
Resource Center of the Americas

What’s that you ask? “How can I be sure I’ll have a fun time?” Why, if you bring five friends, you’ll be virtually assured of merriment! “No, really — what’s this book like? Will the evening rank up there with the birth of my first child?” You can check out the book, view sample pages and more online at and make your own call.

Thank you all for enduring this shameless act of self-promotion. Through your help and friendship, I will find the inner strength to admit that I am powerless over this shallow hucksterism, and stop before I become a full-blown self-loathing marketing pariah. But first, just a few more months hawking the book…

– Kirk

Swingin’ Hits anthology now available

Swingin’ Hits by Anne Thalheimer, Bill Couture, Blake Parker, Chris Grotke, Colin Tedford, Colleen Frakes, Daniel Barlow, Jade Harmon, Jennifer Omand, Kathie Mullen, Keith Moriarty, Marek Bennett, Marianne R. Petit, Matt Levin, Tim Hulsizer.

The fourth Trees & Hills anthology is themed around music, from the powerful memories that music can conjure to the joy in creating it and performing before an audience. Includes a bonus audio CD of music by cartoonists! (namely Jennifer Omand & Matt Talbot, Lucy Knisley, Marek Bennett, Keith Moriarty, James Kochalka, Chris Grotke, Tim Hulsizer, Cayetano Garza, and Colin Tedford.) Edited by Daniel Barlow & Colin Tedford. Cover by Gregory Giordano.

5.5″ x 8.5″, 52 pgs. Available now for $5.00 at Trees & Hills Comics Distro!

Cream City Conversations

Here’s the link to my interview/conversation blog.

It’s a space I use to promote other independent work… be it music, literature, film… ESECIALLY COMIX. If you’d like to be included to the collection of ‘conversations’ on the site, simply drop me a line or copy’n’paste the questions from the blog with your answers and send them to me in an e-mail.

Also included on the blog are links to other artists, art supply sources, etc.


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.

24 Hour Comics Day Publicity in New Mexico

It’s been a good week for getting out the word about comics, making comics, and 24 Hour Comics Day in New Mexico.

Chris from True Believers and Jett were guests on Santa Fe Radio Cafe on KSFR on Wednesday morning, talking about comics and the event. The MP3 is available here

7000 BC is featured prominently in this week’s comic feature in The Alibi, Albuquerque’s alternative newsweekly. There’s an article on the group, a look at some of our comics, and piece about 24 Hour Comics Day.

Update: the second letter talks about 7000 BC’s predecessor. Kathy Dee, if you see this, please send us an email.

24 Hour Comics Day Minneapolis Banner

Here’s a banner for the Minneapolis Cartoonist Conspiracy cell’s blog to cover our local exploits during the international 24 Hour Comic Day event this weekend. I encourage all you participants out there to put it on your websites, and go check out the blog by clicking the banner, if you haven’t already.

You can subscribe to the Twin Cities event blog here.

Here is the international event site for 24 hour comics day.

Here is the group blog for the international 24 hour comics day event.

You can subscribe to the international event blog here.

Thanks much to David Steinlicht for blogging for us during the event!

Raised By Squirrels: Los Alamos now available

Reluctantly reunited, Tyler and Rose have rejoined the S.Q.R.L., the covert agency that nearly destroyed them. Now, in Los Alamos, the discoveries they make about the organization’s history will lead to even more mystery — and greater danger.

This book collects issues 8 through 11 of Raised By Squirrels, a gallery of new art, and the first four Squirrel Tales.

Available, along with volume 1, at the Raised By Squirrels site.