Monthly Archives: October 2008

24HCBD 2008 San Francisco October 18t to October 19th

Update: I got the info wrong, Doc is going to have a LIVE VIDEO FEED!

Hey all, 24 Hour Comic Book Day is just two days away and I know lots of us are getting ready for the big challenge. Here in San Francisco we will be at Comics Outpost from 11 am to 11 am this weekend and drawing up a storm (as well as ingesting caffeine a lot).

Doc Popular as set up a live VIDEO FEED for the event and it can be checked out at:

“…I’ll be attempting to livestream the entire event from here They will be able to watch and chat whenever someone is near the computator.”

The store will also will have an official blogger who will be posting on the official blog as well as the stores myspace page.

FAQ for 24 Hour Comic Book Day in San Francisco’s Comics Outpost.

Location: 2381 OCEAN AVE. SAN FRANCISCO, CA. 94127 (415) 239-COMX (2669) – Comics Outpost will remain open the whole time, so your friends can
come and visit at any point.

Reservations and Fees: Pre-register by emailing Doc Pop at ( yoyogenius at gmail dot com ), there will be a $5 to support the venue

Goal: To create a 24 Page Comic in 24 HOURS!

Set-up: Arrive by 10 am (or 10:30 at the latest) to set-up your work space and to Pow-Wow before we start our challenge

Times: Starts 11 am on Saturday October 18th and Ends at 11 am on Sunday October 19th

Location Resources: Comic Outpost will have free wi-fi and powerstrips. I HIGHLY recommend bringing your own desklamp, 24 hours of drawing in low lighting can really wear you down.


Bus: During the day the MUNI K line is the fastest with the only night service being the 91 Night Owl – visit to find out more
Bikes: can be locked up in the front of the store

Car Parking Behind the store

Dress: The weather has been lovely the last few days in San Francisco, but since we will be working for 24 hours  dress accordingly. The city always gets cold and you don’t want to freeze while you dash to 7-11 for a snack.

Materials: We won’t be able to provide any materials, but you can bring whatever
art supplies you want, as long as you can clean up after yourself when
your done.

Xerox/Copystore: Copy Edge – open 12-5 and there is a Fed-Ex Kinkos (more information coming)

Food: The store will be providing drinks, snacks and Pizza, but you should also bring your own food and drink of choice. There are places to buy food in the area, but most are not open 24 hour and might take time walking to them.

In Walking Distance:
7-11 – 4 blocks away
Right Aid – regular hours
Wallgreens – regular hours
24 Hour Pizza place
Stonestown Galleria – restaurants and such / / Monday – Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm – Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm

History: a reminder of the Scott McCloud’s original 24 hour challenge you can find it here:

Tips: We also recommend checking out Kevin Cannon and Zander’s tips to making 24 hour comics!


Vancouver Comic Jam – October 18th

When: Saturday, October 18th, 2008. 8pm until midnight.
Where: Clubhouse Japanese Restaurant, 255 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Who: Anyone who is of legal drinking age is invited.
How Much: Free. Bring your own pencils/pens. Paper is provided.

I’ve reserved the upstairs room at the Clubhouse Japanese Restaurant for the Jam. I’ve been told to let everyone know that there is a maximum capacity of roughly 25 people. If there is overflow, we can always take a table or so downstairs.

Also, if you’re drawing with markers that bleed through paper, be sure to either bring a drawing surface or place extra sheets of paper under the paper you’re drawing on.

ALSO:October 18th is also 24 Hour Comic Day. Make the jam part of your 24 Hour adventure!

Crosspost as you see fit. Email edbrisson[at]gmail[dot]com to be added to the VCJ mailing list.

See you there!

St. Paul Jam – Thursday, October 16th, 2008

The Dow has been crazy these last two weeks, and this time I am not talking about Ryan! Come and forget about your 401K, if you have/had one, and jam with us! 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.

The jam will start promptly at 6:30 and run until…whenever.

To join us come to:
Cosmic’s Coffee Shoppe
189 Snelling Ave N.
St. Paul, MN 55104
(Northwest corner of Snelling and Selby)

Afterwards we will most likely get a jump on the next GREAT DEPRESSION 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)

In the meantime, if you have any ideas or just want to chat about the upcoming jam, please follow the link!

What is the What for Minneapolis 24 Hour Comics Day

Twin Cities & surrounding areas cartoonists… you are participating in our fifth-annual 24 Hour Comics Day event on October 18th-19th, right? Great… you will want to read this to prepare!

Also don’t forget to register, so we know how many people to expect… to register:

Send your name, e-mail address and phone number to Please put put the word REGISTER in the header.

The Minneapolis 24 Hour Comics Day Event Site.

The International 24 Hour Comics Day Site.

Cartooning Teaching Gig at The Elk River Library, and Make Comics for Malaria

Thanks much to Britt Aamodt for passing on the two below opportunities:
The Elk River Library is looking for a cartoonist to teach three 1-hour cartooning sessions to teens next summer. The dates/times would be second and/or third Tuesday evenings. They’re looking to pay $350 for the gig.
Anyone who’s interested can email head librarian Mick Stoffers at micks (at symbol) It’s a brand new library (open a year). Really nice facilities. And though Elk River seems like a million miles away, when I drive up here from Mpls it’s between 45 minutes and 1 hr.

Here is the second opportunity:

Will you choose to make your media matter?

3 million people die of malaria each year. Help Celtx fight
malaria by putting your creativity and talent to use.

Create a comic book,video, ad, play, or anything to inspire
others to donate $5 to buy a life-saving bednet.

Get engaged now at


The Celtx Development Team

Sat. Open Studio, Oct. 11, noon to 4 p.m.

[Cartoonist looks at watch]

Do a 24-hour comic warm-up.  Minus 20 hours!
Sat., Oct. 11, noon to 4 p.m., MCBA gallery (at the large table)

It’s time for the 4-hour comic. In preparation for next week’s 24-hour comic here at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts? Maybe. Or just come and draw. 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:
November 22 – flexi space
December 20 – bindery (the high tables)

October 7000 BC Meeting/Workshop

October Meeting and Comics-making Workshop | Saturday, October 11 | Noon | Warehouse 21 | Santa Fe, NM

The October meeting will be held at Warehouse 21 and combined with a comics-making workshop. We’ll begin around noon with the basics, and then move on to getting participants creating their comics with assistance from the group. Around 4:00-5:00 we’ll be heading out for dinner.

The workshop is free and new members are always welcome. Send an email with any questions.

JAM TONIGHT IN MINNEAPOLIS!!! (Thursday, October 2nd)

It is a big week for the Conspiracy…

Thursday night we have a jam (see below).

Friday night is the Hot Ink: Comic Art in Minnesota opening at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, featuring work by many Conspirators.

Saturday and Sunday is FallCon, the biggest and best comics convention every year in Minnesota.

(On top of all this, we are a mere two weeks and change away from our 5th annual 24 Hour Comics Day event… hope you are getting some sleep while you can).

But right now, let’s focus on the jam, shall we?

Danno Says:

I know what you’re thinking…

You’re thinking tomorrow is Oct 1st…still another 6 weeks or so unitl you even have to THINK about X-Mas.
Cause if we’d like this months Jam to be part of the upcoming December Altered Esthetics show,
at least one of the themes has to be–
(and…in addition to Kevin doing an awesome job scanning each jam, he’s delivering them to AE for drisplay purposes…right?)
So think X-Mas.
Though no one said you had to think about it in a nice way…
See you all about 7:30 on Thurs.

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!