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.
Young American Comics (YAC), an indie comic publisher who is known for its large, open-invite, group projects such as The Big Ol’ Book of BIZMAR, is taking submissions for their sixth annual open-invite project.
This year YAC asks that contributors, “write and draw a two to six page comic that involves an unopened box with mystery contents. It can be any sort of box and a part of any type of story, as long as the contents of the box remain unknown to the reader.”
For further information check out this link: What’s In The Box? Group Project Information.
NOTE: There will be a Comic Jam on Thursday December 27th, 2007 after all. I jumped the gun with out all the information. I’m a baadd blogger. More information will be up next week.
Well folks 2007 will soon be over and a new exciting year will be upon us. The Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco (CCSF) will meet this week, Thursday December 13th, 2007. The meeting is at the Church St. CafÃ© from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm and is open to all artist of any level.
We regularly meet on the second and last Thursday of each month, but since the last Thursday falls close to Christmas there will be NO meeting that week.
When: Thu, December 13th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (NOTE the side bar calendar TIME might be off)
Where: Church St. Cafe
Description: The San Francisco cell of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy meets twice a month from on the second and last Thursday of the month from 6-10PM at Church St. Cafe. Church St. Cafe 260 Church Street San Francisco, CA 94114 Transit info for San Francisco can be found here: transitinfo.org
Here is where we are:
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Note: the â€œGraphic Novelâ€ art show which had itâ€™s opening on Saturday (dec. 8th) was supposed to be up until jan. 4th, but a few â€œthingsâ€ came up and the show had to be taken down. not that big of a deal, we had an awesome opening and were welcomed warmly by the people of frog hall. so for any of you out there who were planning on heading over to see the work, sorry youâ€™ll have to wait until we are able to get the work up in another locationâ€¦possibly some time after the new year. also i will be posting pictures of opening night on here as well as my myspace pages. thanks again to the staff of frog hall for having us and to everyone who came out to support us and the SF cartoonist conspiracy group.
— Daniel Salcido
Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco Members and the art show’s artists: Dan, Kraig, and Mike
The talented Mike Hales wearing the official CC fez.
Big Comic Jam…
Our new anthology is for sale. $5 = 48 pages of comic goodness.
photos above Â©2007 Doc Popular
Doc Popular does some Comic Jamming…
Lots of folks, a great turnout.
Saturday Open Studio, Christmas in December!
Sat., Dec. 15, noon to 4 p.m., MCBA
Please join us at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts for cartooning and conversation. If you can’t find us in the MCBA building, ask the friendly person working in the MCBA bookstore. Put off your gift shopping and scribble a few panels! This is an open studio for all cartoonists, so come and hang out and draw. There’s plenty of room.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
(Just down the street from Big Brain Comics)
Washington Ave S, Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55415
Upcoming Sat. Open Studios:
Jan 12 – in the flexi space
Feb 9 – in the lower level print studio
March 15 – in the flexi space
April 5 – in the Bindery (the high tables!)
I DID IT AGAIN!!!!!
So…Steve asked me if I’d take over posting about the monthly jam since I’m “responsible” and “wouldn’t wait until the last minute” to post this.
…yeah….so just pretend its like Monday and not the day before the jam…
The Minneapolis Cartoonist Conspiracy meets at 6:30 until 10:00 the first Thursday of every month at Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe in Northeast.
Generally, we draw collaborative “jam” comics, socialize and drink caffeinated beverages. Afterwards, we often(sometimes) have uncaffeinated beverages somewhere else.
The meetings are open to anyone who wants to draw with us, and the results are posted on our website sooner or later(later) and sometimes even printed(…well…).
Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe
1618 Central Avenue NortheastMinneapolis, Minnesota
In the back hallway.
If there are D&D nerds there they spook easily so tell’em to skeedaddle.
Bus info here.
Please spend some money at Diamond’s while you’re there, even if it is just a cuppa coffee… they are excellent hosts, and we wanna stay welcome there.
Big Time Attic is now officially hosting our monthly jam meetings at Diamond’s… they will be supplying us with a big old plate of pastries or something each month. Thanks fellas!
This coming Saturday December 8th three members of the Cartoonist Conspiracy-San Francisco are having their own gallery show, Graphic Novel, which will feature original comic book art. The show features original comic book art by the talented Mike Hales, Kraig Rasmussen, and Daniel Salcido. There will also be a mini comic book expo, and comic books created live before our very eyes. The group is inviting all cartoonists in the city for this so the live comic art should be really amazing. Free admission, all are welcome. Wine/ Beer, munchies, and music, so please come and enjoy, and please tell your friends.
Where: Frog Hall – 2114 Hayes St (at Cole) San Francisco CA
Date: Saturday December 8th, 2007
Time: 6:30 pm to 11 pm
Mike Hales will premier his new comic VESSEL…
with MORE to come…
Sunday, December 9 | Noon | Backroads Pizza and Second Street Brewery | Santa Fe, NM
7000 BC’s monthly meeting is this Sunday, December 9 in Santa Fe. It begins around noon at Backroads Pizza (807 2nd St # 1), if not right as you walk in then up on the second floor (just follow the counter around to the stairs). It moves across the street to Second Street Brewery after 2:00. We’ll be working on a jam or two and showing up the 24 Hour Comics we’ve collected, among other things.
Send an email with any questions.
We will not be meeting this month. See you in January!