Monthly Archives: December 2009

“Cornered!” signing Sat. Dec. 12, 4-6 p.m.

[Cornered signing Dec. 12]

Now available: “Cornered!” A collection of comics from the Pioneer Press newspaper by David Steinlicht — published by Nodin Press.

This Saturday, from 4 to 6 p.m., you can buy the book and get it signed by the author, at Big Brain Comics in downtown Minneapolis.

Great Christmas gift. Excellent Chanukah gift. Perfect Kwanzaa gift. Super solstice gift. Nice stocking stuffer. Use ’em for holiday party favors. Just the thing for grads. Mom will love it — Dad, Sis and Junior will, too.

And at $19.95 per copy, it’s budget friendly. Color cover, 274-page B&W interior.

(Note to those of you who purchased the self-published edition of “Cornered!”: Don’t get all worked up. It’s the same book, mostly. There are 11 additional comics, one more intro page, another index page, a Library of Congress number, a ISBN number, a bar code, an author picture and a snappy new cover design.)

Mpls. Sat. Open Studio, Dec. 12, noon to 4 p.m.

[At the Drawing Board]

Ho-ho-ho. Join us for drawing and socializing at Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

Sat., Dec. 12, noon to 4 p.m., MCBA Bindery (high tables)

If you can’t find us in the MCBA building, ask the friendly person working in the MCBA bookstore. This is an open studio — 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:
January 9 in the Bindery (the high tables)
February 13 in the Bindery (the high tables)
March 20 in the Bindery (the high tables)
April 24 in the Bindery (the high tables)

Dec 10th, 2009 – Last Thursday Night Comic Jam of the Year (Cheap Ass White Elephant Gift Exchange)

we're going post-it note crazy!As the year comes to an end we gather one last time (officially) to create comics, cartoons and arts. As always we will be getting together at the Church St. Café (info below).

We will do the Cheap Arse White Elephant Gift Exchange again this year, but the difference is that the only rule is “Don’t give anything that you would not like to get yourself.” The idea is to find a graphic novel/artist material/gourmet cookies/ etc. that you don’t want anymore, but is very cool. Wrap it in a fedex envelope,newspaper or some other free wrapping material. Bring them to the Jam and at about 7:30 we will take turns picking out a new gift. Fun fun fun!

We are also encouraging members to invite new folks, artist or not, to come and collaborate with us.


The Jam runs from 6:30 on September 10th and all artist are invited to attend. So bring your favorite drawing tools and come on down and draw
a spell. Hey even better bring a friend or two!

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 6:30-10PM
location: Church St. Cafe. 260 Church Street San Francisco, CA 94114

string #17

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

Download a PDF of string #17 and check out future issues every month. This issue sees the continuation of Courtney and Jeff’s Peoplings, Dale’s The Dead Rez, Bram and Caleb’s New West (see below to download previous issues), a new Otis story from Jamie, and a true story from Chuck’s wife, illustrated by Danny.

(If the link for the PDF isn’t opening the file up for you, it might work better to right or option-click and download it to your computer.)

Previous issues: string #1 | string #2 | string #3 | string #4 | string #5| string #6 | string #7 | string #8 | string #9 | string #10 | string#11 | string #12 | string #13 | string #14 | string #15 | string #16



Local Comics Week is a chance to show off local and independent talent.
Other cities besides Minneapolis have organized their own events
nationwide, and have even joined forces to create Indy Comic Week
( which is aiming to do what we
have all set out to do with our event.

Our event is changing a bit. The Source Comics and Games in Roseville, MN
( is participating in Indy Comics Week and
after a few discussions with Nick, the organizer of their event, we have
decided to join forces and allow our event to be folded into Indy Comics

What does this mean? Quite a lot, actually.

Big Brain Comics is stepping out of the event, and our comics will now be
sold at the Source. Nick is also preparing for a signing event for
participating artists.

So, here is what you need to know:

-I will no longer be collecting the comics that you would like to submit
for the event. Instead, any material (mini comics, zines, trade
paperbacks, graphic novels) must be brought to the Source between December
21 and December 26th. Mind they will likely have shorter hours on
Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas. The nice thing is that the Source
WANTS to purchase your hard worked creations. How much they will purchase
items for, quantity, etc is up to the Source.

Remember, what you bring to the Source does NOT need to be new material!

-The material will be put out on the racks on Sunday December 27th and will
remain there until January 2nd.

-Wednesday, December 30th is the BIG event. The Source will be hosting a
signing for indy cartoonists. Space IS limited. In order to be a guest at
the signing, you MUST email Nick at the Source with “Attention Nick/Indy
Comis Week in the first line of ‘your message’ to request a spot. The
signing will be 4pm until 8pm.

-You DO NOT have to provide anything to the Source to sell in order to be a
guest at the signing.

-You DO NOT have to be a guest at the Source in order to sell them your

That’s about it. If there is anything you want to know, please email me (bob(at)