Category Archives: Just Add Ink

The Just Add Ink Opening is Just Two Days Away! (Friday, August 5th at Altered Esthetics)

The opening party for our comic cookbook/gallery show Just Add Ink is this Friday! I can’t wait!

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Please consider using the above image to help promote the event!

Some recent press:

City Pages

Downtown Journal

The Daily Crosshatch

Opening Reception
Friday, August 5, 2011 – 7pm-10pm

Artists’ Discussion
Saturday, August 20, 2011 – 1pm-3pm

Altered Esthetics
1224 Quincy St NE, Mpls MN 55413

Just Add Ink Deadline Reminder Graphic by Kevin Cannon (June 15th!)

Kevin Cannon recently made some “reminder images” for the Just Add Ink deadline for people to post to their blogs, websites, social networking sites, or to relay via tin cans attached with taut string. Please link them to:

If you are not inclined to upload the image yourself, here is embed code for the 200 pixel wide version:

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They are also available in 150, 300, 400, 600 and 800 pixel wide sizes. You can embed any of these sizes by replacing the 200 in the embed code with the appropriate number.

Click here to download Just Add Ink Submission Reminder images like the one above in all sizes.

Please do help spread the word!

Just Add Ink – Workshops!

Hi everybody!

From now until Mid-May Altered Esthetics, Big Time Attic and The International Cartoonist Conspiracy will be doing workshops in several locations throughout Minnesota.

Workshops will include how to submit to this project, tips & tricks on how to create a mini-comic, demonstrations of professional cartooning tools, and we’ll be on hand to answer any questions you have on drawing, cartooning, or producing comics!

Interested in attending a workshop? Check the schedule listed below! Feel free to bring your favorite paper & utensils, or don’t — we’ll have paper & materials on hand. Workshops are free! Please forward this along to anybody you know that might be interested in participating.

More information about the Just Add Ink project can be found here:

Sunday, May 1, 12:00pm
Atomic Coffee
805 30th Ave S
Moorhead, MN 56560

Saturday, May 7, 1:00pm
UTurn Coffee Shop and Event Center
5 11 1/2 st SE
Rochester MN, 55904

Wednesday, May 11, 6:00pm
Altered Esthetics Gallery
1224 Quincy Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Thursday, May 12, 7:00pm
Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar
Corner of 4th and Broadway
308 Prince St # 100
St Paul, MN 55101-1437

Saturday, May 14, 5:00pm
MacRostie Art Center
405 NW First Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Sunday, May 15, 10:30am
Vermilion Community College Classroom Building
1900 E Camp St
Ely, MN 55731

Sunday May 20 – 1:00pm
Altered Esthetics Gallery
1224 Quincy Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Just Add Ink Meeting at Psycho Suzi’s Tomorrow (March 15th) at 9PM

Again, way too late notice… my apologies. Please, please do come and get involved if you are wanting to help get our cartoonist cookbook together for our Just Add Ink show at Altered Esthetics in August.

Agenda from Jamie:

Hello All,

Just a reminder that we’ve got a meeting scheduled for tomorrow, 9:00pm, Psycho Suzi’s.

Preliminary Agenda
Decide roles
Decide on how submissions will work (Maybe a “Plan A” and “Plan B” depending on funding)
Talk about print processes and options (bring budgets and figures if you have any)
Website stuffs

Tuesday March 15th, 9:00pm – Psycho Suzi’s.

Action Items (from last meeting)
Everybody to look into the cost of printing various types of pages and books. (binders, etc.)
We can bring this information with us to the next meeting to make an educated decision.
Everybody think about roles and how you want to be involved.
Jamie to draft sponsorship level and create spreadsheet for sharing
Jamie will bring a few budget drafts to the next meeting
Danno to bake us all a cake

Some things to establish:
Submission guidelines
“Mini-grants” guidelines and budget (and checklist for Ae staff)
Distribution guidelines (This came up last time. 1 book per artist? Or 1 book per entry?)
What will go on the preliminary site (and who is creating it?)

Looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow!

JUST ADD INK Preliminary Meeting this Tuesday at Psycho Suzi’s 9:00PM

We are having a preliminary meeting for our upcoming cartoonist cookbook show, Just Add Ink, this Tuesday at Psycho Suzi’s at 9PM, where we will start to get our plan together. If you want to get involved in organizing the show, I encourage you to show up. Sorry for the short notice, I meant to get this information posted sooner. If you want to participate in organizing the show and can’t show up Tuesday, please let me know so we can get you on our planning email list (email me at webmaster(at)

Don’t worry, participation in the show will be open to anyone who wants to participate… so please do not show up if you want to participate in the show, but have no interest in helping put it together.