Monthly Archives: April 2010

“IRON AND CANDY” fundraiser for AE Friday–“Bad” Caricatures to be drawn

   Just a reminder: The annual fundraiser for ALTERED ESTHETICS is this Friday, APRIL 30th.  Any Conspirators out there (whether you’ve already committed to being there or not) are welcome to come and draw “bad” caricatures for cash donations.  Or just come and take part in the fun and raise some money for a good cause–in fact all the money we raise doing caricatures will go towards the August LUTEFISK SUSHI ‘D’ show! (Oh, and SOME drawing supplies will be on hand, but if you feel like you need to bring your own “special” pens or whatever, that is encouraged.)

      The good times begin at 7pm and run until midnight.   The good time include: an iron-and-candy themed exhibit, silent auction, raffle, DJ, live music, refreshments(booze!) and more!  Hope to see you there.

Second Thursday Comic Jam on April 29, 2010

This is your monthly reminder for the second April Cartoonist Conspiracy San Francisco meet up, so mark your calendars.

April 29, 2010. (last Thursday)

When; The SECOND and LAST Thursday of the Month

Time: 6:30pm to 10pm
note: The café will not be making coffee drinks after 9pm since they need to clean-up the equipment, but we can stay and draw.

Borderland Cafe
870 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 970-6998

CALL FOR ARTISTS : 2010 City Pages Comix Issue!

City Pages has agreed to work with Minneapolis Indie Xpo to produce its 2010 Comix Issue!

Please refer to the information on the MIX website for specifics and write to me (Sarah Morean : with any questions.  LINK

The deadline for submissions is Monday, August 9, 2010.  Please refer to the site’s FAQ and GUIDELINES sections for clarification on some changes to this year’s Comix Issue.  We hope that by tweaking a few key things, we can have a truly excellent print and online edition this year that highlights much of the area’s top cartooning talent.  I hope you’ll agree.  More importantly, I hope you’ll make the time to participate!

This year’s theme: declaration of independence.  Write about whatever makes you feel independent!

You have 107 days to go.  Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

Harvey Award Nominations Closing this Friday – TOMORROW!

Harvey Awards nominations are closing this Friday, which is TOMORROW! The Harveys, named after Harvey Kurtzman and coordinated by the publisher of Fantagraphics. The Harveys are nominated by an open vote among comic-book professionals. The winners are selected from the top five nominees in each category by a final round of voting.

You can do your part by nominating individuals for the following catagories:

* Best Writer
* Best Artist or Penciller
* Best Cartoonist (Writer/Artist)
* Best Inker
* Best Letterer
* Best Colorist
* Best Cover Artist
* Best New Series
* Best Continuing or Limited Series
* Best Single Issue or Story
* Best Graphic Album (discontinued after 1990)
* Best Graphic Album of Original Work
* Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work
* Best Anthology
* Best Syndicated Strip or Panel
* Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation
* Best American Edition of Foreign Material
* Best Domestic Reprint Project
* Best New Talent
* Best Online Comics Work
* Special Award for Humor
* Special Award for Excellence in Production/Presentation
* The Hero Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award
* The Jack Kirby Hall of Fame

There are plenty of people I know that are worthy of nomination, and I strongly encourage any professional to nominate their fellow colleagues for these awards.

You can vote here:

Best of luck!

MCBA 25th Anniversary–cartoonists needed

Hey All–I know I just posted about AE’s need for cartoonists on the 30th, but our friends over at the MN CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS are having their 25th Anniversary  on June 26thand would like us to hang out and draw comics with the youth (middle/high school is the projected age group).  The event would run from 1-4pm, and unlike previous Book Arts things we did, this would not be a ‘class’ or anything, we’d just be hanging out and drawing and telling kids why comics are awesome and helping them make their own with our “HOW TO MAKE A MINI-COMIC” books and templates.

   So, if you are interested please let me (Danno)  know either by replying here or emailing me if you are privy to that info.


AE fundraiser on Friday, April 30th–“Bad” caricature artists needed

Hey MPLS/STPL Conspirators:

   Our good friends at ALTERED ESTHETICS are having their annual fundraiser on FRIDAY, APRIL 3oth.  I know I’ve already spoken to some of you, but AE is looking to the CONSPIRACY to do some “BAD” caricatures for fun and AE profit (and no, they don’t have to be bad–they can be WONDERFUL, in fact!–this is just our way of covering our own butts so nobody gets cheesed).    So if you are interested in drawing for a good cause, either leave a reply here or email me (Danno).   Thanks!

Mpls. Sat. Open Studio, April 24, noon – 4 p.m.

[Artist with bird]

Chirp-chirp! Spring is here! Join us for drawing and socializing at Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

Sat., April 24, 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:
May 15 – Flexi Space
June 12: Print Studio (basement)
July 3 – Bindery
August 14 – Flexi Space

7000 BC at Denver ComicFest 2010

Denver ComicFest | April 16–18, 2010 | Hilton Garden Inn Denver Tech Center | Denver, CO

7000 BC is pleased to return to the Denver ComicFest, part of StarFest, Friday, April 16–Sunday, April 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn Denver Tech Center in Denver, Colorado.

This event just gets better every year, with a terrific lineup of guests and programming, offering a mix of independent and mainstream creators. We’ll have comics from the group at table 8, at the end of the hallway where the registration table was last year.

St. Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam! This Thursday, April 15th, 2010!

Join the St. Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Cell and create a jam comic at our NEW MEETING PLACE, Cahoots Coffee! This NEW VENUE provides us with not only a spacious room in the back of the shop, but also they have tasty mediterranean food for sale!

The jamming is easy and it’s a fun time! Just bring some drawing utensils, an idea for the jam, and a few bucks to get a tasty beverage or some chow — don’t forget to tip, the baristas really do appreciate that!

The jam will start promptly at 6:30 and run until 10:30 at the latest. Come earlier to reserve your space! Seating can be limited at times!

The meetings are open to anyone who wants to draw with us, and the results will be posted here at some date yet to be determined.

To join us come to:
Cahoots Coffee
1562 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55104
(Southeast corner of Snelling and Selby)

More not than often we head on over to grab a brew at:
O’Gara’s Bar and Grill
164 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55104
(Right next to Cahoots!)

Bus info here.

Hope to see you there!

April 7000 BC Meeting

7000 BC · independent comics from new mexico

Saturday, April 10 | 1:30–4:30 | Santa Fe Library Main Branch | Santa Fe, NM

The April 7000 BC meeting will be held Saturday, April 10 in the Community Room at the Santa Fe Library Main Branch, 1:30–4:30. This will be a working meeting — bring comics to work on, take time to collaborate, or get input on your projects.

The library is in downtown Santa Fe. There’s limited, paid (but cheap) parking in the back, street and lot parking around, and possibly the lot across Washington Street at the First Interstate Building will be open. There’s a stop at the nearby Convention Center the Santa Fe Pick-Up and the meeting’s timed for those taking the train from Albuquerque.

Please send an email with any questions.