Monthly Archives: April 2008

Mike Sgier’s The Ballad of Toby & Sara

Conspirator Mike Sgier has been hard at work at MCAD getting his MFA. Celebrate with him at SooVAC on May 9, 2008. Here are the details:

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design MFA Thesis Exhibition 2008

Mike Sgier
The Ballad of Toby & Sara

April 23-May 11, 2008
Soo Visual Arts Center
2640 Lyndale Ave S, Mpls (612) 871-2263
Open Wednesday through Saturday or by appointment
Gellery hours at

Reception: May 9, 2008: 6-9 p.m.
Ride the reception shuttle/ MCAD > Soap Factory > SooVAC
Departing MCAD every 45 minutes; first bus at 6 p.m., final bus at 9 p.m.

(this post copied verbatim from the Big Time Attic blog)

Print Your Own Lutefisk Sushi T-Shirt!

Lutefisk Sushi Volume C Shirt
Kevin Cannon has instructions and files for printing your own Lutefisk Sushi t-shirt for our upcoming Lutefisk Sushi Volume C show (May 2, Minneapolis) here. I hope we’ll see a lot of these at the show!

He also posted some photos from the box printing they did last night. Here is the proud poppa below. Thanks much to Shad, Kevin, and Zander for printing these! I can’t wait to see the boxed in person!

Proud Poppa Kevin Cannon displays the fresh off the press Lutefisk Sushi Volume C Box

CCSF Jam TONIGHT April 10, 2008

Well time to do another Comic Book Jam with your artist friends in San Francisco, so grab your favorite drawing tools and head on down to the Church St. Café at 6:30 pm this Thursday and draw with us. You’ll be glad you did, or possibly amused you did.

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 10th, 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)

SAM HITI class @ Book Arts

Developing Comics 101
with Sam Hiti
Wednesdays, May 7 & 14; 6-9pm
Saturdays, May 10 & 17; 12-5pm
All skill levels welcome

Sam Hiti is an independent comic book creator whose credits include
work for
Nickelodeon, Disney and The New York Times, and his work is being
courted by
major Hollywood studios for possible live action films. Learn Sam¹s
and process in developing ideas for comics and breaking down the key
of making a comic book, minicomic or graphic novel.

$225 ($200 members) + $5 supply fee

Thank you! Again- if someone mentions the Comic Conspiracy when
we’ll wave the supply fee!


The jam the Minneapolis cell did in February–“MPLS vs STPL”–will be on display all month at Altered Esthetics Gallery in lovely Northeast Minneapolis as a part of their show entitled–surprise–“MPLS vs STPL”.

The opening is TONIGHT–Friday April 4th–so go check it out tonight or sometime this month.

And remember, next month at Altered Esthetics—LUTEFISK SUSHI C!!!

 Altered Esthetics
1224 Quincy St. NE
Minneapolis MN 55413

Gallery Hours
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1pm-7pm
Saturdays 1pm-5pm

Opening Receptions:
Every First Friday 7pm-10pm

New Free Comic! TWIG #1

I’m pleased to announce the launch of TWIG, the new free monthly comic I’m putting together as part of the Trees & Hills Comics Group. Every month a new sheet of paper covered with with local comics will appear, as if by magic, around Vermont, New Hampshire, and western Massachusetts – and of course the internet. It is excitingly decentralized – anyone can download it from the website to print and distribute! Check out the first issue at

Jam Tonight (Thursday, April 3rd) in Minneapolis

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 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 April 5, noon – 4 p.m.

Saturday Open Studio
Spring frolic
Sat., April 5, noon to 4 p.m., MCBA bindery

Please join us at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Use the time to push your cartooning project forward a bit, or just gab. 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:
May 3 in the Bindery (high tables)
June 7 in the Bindery (high tables)
July 19 in the Flexi Space
Aug. 2 in the Bindery (high tables)