Archive for September, 2008

Nature’s Fury

Now available for download — Nature’s Fury, the jam comic produced at the September 7000 BC meeting.

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St. Paul Jam Tomorrow — Thursday, September 18th!

Well, we didn’t die due to the Large Hadron Collider a couple of weeks ago, so you should really come on down to the St. Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam this Thursday, September 18th, 2008!

You didn’t get sucked into a black hole when they powered it up, right? Well, I have news for you, the first real tests aren’t going to happen for another month or two. So, what is keeping you from showing up? Scared that the economy will crumble? Horsepocky! It already has! Might as well do some drawing before anarchy and/or Doomsday sets in!

The jam will be at:
Cosmic’s Coffee Shoppe
189 Snelling Ave N.
St. Paul, MN 55104
(Northwest corner of Snelling and Selby)

Sometimes we get froggy and head on over to grab a brew at:
O’Gara’s Bar and Grill
164 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55104
(Southeast corner of Snelling and Selby)

Just bring some drawing utensils, an idea for the jam, and a few bucks to get a tasty beverage — the baristas really do appreciate that. Any pre-jam ideas/topics can be posted here.

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7000 BC at All You Can Eat — ArtFest 2008

All You Can Eat — ArtFest 2008 | September 20-21 | 12:00-7:00/12:00-4:00 | Warehouse 21 | Santa Fe, NM

7000 BC will be a part of the All You Can Eat — ArtFest 2008 community event at Warehouse 21, in conjunction with High Mayhem, on Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21.

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string #7

Now available for download — the latest issue of string, the regular anthology of comics from 7000 BC.

Download a PDF of string #7 and check out future issues every month.

Previous issues: string #1 | string #2 | string #3 | string #4 (recommended for mature readers) | string #5| string #6

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Submit Your Minis to the 2008 Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics

Submissions Open for the 2008 Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics

SAN FRANCISCO (September 10th, 2008) San Francisco comics retailer James Sime, proprietor of Isotope – the comic book lounge, announced today that submissions for the 2008 Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics will be accepted until October 24th at midnight. “There is honestly nothing that makes me happier each year than to get the opportunity to help spotlight a creator who is toiling in the underground making something wonderful,” said Sime, “And I know that many of you out there are hand-crafting some mini-comics brilliance, let us help share that work with the world!”

The Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics has been the first step in launching the careers of previous award-winners including Eisner-nominated Josh Cotter (SKYSCRAPERS OF THE MIDWEST) and Danica Novgorodoff (SLOW STORM), as well as, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey (THE LAST SANE COWBOY), Rob Osborne (1000 STEPS TO WORLD DOMINATION), and Max Riffner (QUICK STEP).

The five judges for the Isotope Award represent various aspects of the comic industry including creators, retailers, and press. This year’s judges are:

Josh Cotter – 2004 winner of the Isotope Award for his mini-comic, SKYSCRAPERS OF THE MIDWEST. This Eisner-nominated series has recently been collected in a beautiful hardcover edition by AdHouse Books.

Jason McNamara – Xeric award winning author of FIRST MOON, CONTINUITY, and the recently-released THE MARTIAN CONFEDERACY.

Johanna Draper Carlson – Publishers Weekly writer, and the brilliant mind behind Comics Worth Reading. Johanna’s open-minded reviews and enthusiastic reporting set the bar for commentary throughout the industry.

Kirsten Baldock – The Isotope’s Special Projects Director. Kirsten is also a librarian, bartender, and the author of the SMOKE AND GUNS graphic novel.

James Sime – Proprietor of Isotope – the comic book lounge in San Francisco.

To enter this competition, send five copies of your mini-comic to Isotope’s address (326 Fell St. San Francisco, CA 94102) before October 24th deadline. The award will be given out at the grand ceremony during APE AFTERMATH at the Isotope in conjunction with San Francisco’s ALTERNATIVE PRESS EXPO. Because of the nature of this award, the winner will be contacted in advance and must be present at the Isotope at 9 PM on Saturday, November 1st for the award presentation ceremony.

For more information contact the Isotope at (415) 621-6543 or at isotopeaward at

Above info copied from here.

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Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco NOW on FACEBOOK!

Your favorite cartooning boys and girls from San Francisco now have a FaceBook group. Anyone is welcome to join, even if you don’t live in the Bay Area.


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CCSF Comic Jam in San Francisco – September 11th, 2008

Tomorrow night, Sept 11thm 2008,  there is another Comic Jam in San Francisco CA. Will you come and draw with us?

The Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco meets every SECOND and LAST Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm till about 9/10 pm and artist of all skill levels and talents are invited to come on out and draw with us. So grab your favorite drawing tools and join the fun.

WHERE: We meet at the Church Street Café at 260 Church Street San Francisco, CA 94114.

WHEN: 6:30 pm to 9/10 pm

TRANSPORTATION: We encourage you to take public transportation if at all possible since parking can be hard to find.

— From BART on Market St.: 1) You can take the above ground F line going away from the embarcaradero twords the Castro neighborhood. 2) Take the K,L,M on the Underground Muni and get off at the Church St. Station 3) take the J underground and get off at the first stop above ground, next to the big Safeway store or the next stop which is past the café 4) Take the other underground lines and get off at the first outside station which is only two or so block from the café.

Visit to get the full details on how to get to the JAM.

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7000 BC at Wordstock/September Meeting

Wordstock | Saturday, September 13 | 10:00-4:00 | the cafeteria at Harwood Art Center | Albuquerque, NM

7000 BC is pleased to once again be a part of the Wordstock poetry and small press event, to be held this year at Harwood from 10:00-4:00 on Saturday, September 13.

This book fair, presented by NMLA, features readings by Bruce Holsapple, Joan Logghe, Richard Vargas, Marilyn Stablein and more, plus continuous round robin reading hosted by Kenneth Gurney and Gary Brower, haiku hoo-hah, one-page bookmaking demos by Libros, picnic, catapult, trebuchet, confessional and more.

The monthly 7000 BC meeting will be held after the event.

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Minneapolis Jam: September 2008

Put down your Power Glove, here comes the Minneapolis September 2008 jam:

Click image for pdf — a whopping 6 mb!
The next jam is on Thursday, October 2, 6:30pm to 10pm, at Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe in NE Minneapolis. Check back to this blog for more info!

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Sat. Open Studio, Sept. 13, noon – 4 p.m.

Saturday Open Studio

Back to school? Still at work? That’s life — let’s draw!
Sat., Sept. 13, noon to 4 p.m., MCBA bindery (the high tables)

September? Really? Stop by the Minnesota Center for Book Arts for cartooning and chit chat. 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

Future Sat. Open Studios:
October 11 – large table in the gallery
November 22 – flexi space
December 20 – bindery


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