Monthly Archives: April 2008

Please Help Promote Lutefisk Sushi

I’m happy to report that it sounds like we are going to be getting a lot of press coverage for the Lutefisk Sushi show opening this Friday. I’ll be posting links to all the press I see here… if you see any coverage, please let us know about it.

Let’s make this the best attended Sushi show yet (the last two were both packed houses). You can help promote the show! If you are participating in the show… please, feel obligated to do so!

Here are some suggestions:

  • Grab one of the banners at the bottom of this post and put it on your websites, blogs, social networking sites, and message boards you frequent with a link to the Sushi site.
  • Write about the upcoming show and your preparations for it on your websites, blogs, social networking sites, and message boards you frequent with a link to the Sushi site.
  • Pick up some of our postcards at Altered Esthetics and distribute them.
  • Know reporters? Hit them up for a story. Here is the press release. Here are high-resolution images they can download.
  • Most importantly: TELL YOUR FRIENDS in person or via phone or email and tell them to spread the word.



Additionally, we bombarded folks at MicroCon with postcards and information about the show this weekend… I think we are going to be in really good shape for getting the word out. BUT PLEASE HELP!!! Thanks!


In addition to our usual antics, we will be distributing LUTEFISK SUSHI ‘C’ boxes to contributors at our monthly jam meeting this Thursday.

Boxes may also be picked up Friday May 2nd at the LUTEFISK SUSHI ‘C’ opening at Altered Esthetics, but this is your chance to get one a day early, read it, and then have something to talk about at the opening (not that cartoonists are socially backwards and NEED something pre-planned to talk about… but it helps).

Sadly, if you didn’t contribute you’ll have to wait until Friday to buy a box of your own (less than a hundred available to the public!).

So come on by, pick up your box, then stay around and draw for a while.

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. Afterwords, we often have uncaffeinated beverages somewhere else.

The meetings are open to anyone who wants to draw with us, and the results are posted here sooner or later (and sometimes even printed).

Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe
1618 Central Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

Big Time Attic hosts our monthly jam meetings at Diamond’s… they will be supplying us with a big old plate of pastries or something. Thanks fellas!

Sat. Open Studio, May 3, noon to 4 p.m.

Saturday Open Studio
The perfect end to a busy week
Sat., May 3, noon to 4 p.m., MCBA bindery (the high tables)

Has there ever been a week so packed? Sunday: Micro-Con. Tuesday: Grand Theft Auto IV, Thursday: Jam at Diamond’s Coffee, Friday: Lutefisk Sushi opening gala (and the opening of the “Iron Man” movie), Saturday: Free Comic Book Day and finally, Sat. Open Studio.

If you can muster the strength, please join us at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts for cartooning and talk. If you can’t find us in the MCBA building, ask the friendly person working in the MCBA bookstore. This is open studio time — all are welcome.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
(Just down the street from Big Brain Comics)
1011 Washington Ave S, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-215-2520

Upcoming Open Studio dates:
June 6 Bindery (high tables)
July 19 Flexi Space
Aug 2 Bindery (high tables)

TWIG #2 (now with lutefisk!)

Lutefisk!The second issue of the Trees & Hills Comics Group‘s free monthly comics flyer TWIG is online now, leaving you enough time to not only read it, but download the PDF, print, copy & distribute it to your local comic shop & other places by Free Comic Book Day!

Perhaps of special interest to Minnesota conspirators & sushi-makers, this issue contains a strip involving lutefisk.

MicroCon is This Sunday!

MicroCon, a fantastic annual one-day convention in the Twin Cities every year, is this Sunday. We will have a table there where you will be able to get a sneak preview of the brand-new Lutefisk Sushi Volume C box set, which will be premiering for sale next week at Altered Esthetics (May 2nd).

MicroCon, Sunday April 27th, 10AM-4PM
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Progress Center
1621 Randall Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Lutefisk Sushi Volume C Opening, Friday May 2nd, 7PM-10PM
Altered Esthetics (
1224 Quincy St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

CCSF Jam Thursday April 24, 2008 in San Francisco

Grab your favorite drawing tools and head on down to the Church St. Café at 6:30 pm this Thursday and draw with us. It’s fun for all level of artist.

We meet on the second and last Thursday of each month at the Church St. Café from 6:30 pm to sometimes between 9 and 10 pm.

WHEN: Thursday April 24th, 2008

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:
View Larger Map note: (the green cabin is the café and the blue markers are MUNI bus stations)