Archive for August, 2010

MIX is this Saturday–August 21st!

Minneapolis will soon have its first independent comics festival!  It’s called the Minneapolis Indie Xpo and it’s happening on Saturday, August 21, from 9am-5pm at the Soap Factory.  We’re offering free admission, prizes, radical donuts and access to independent exhibitors and publishers from across the nation.  Hope you can join the fun!  For more information please visit our website:

And don’t forget about the awesome SCOTT PILGRIM screening!

And don’t forget about the awesome pre-party!

And don’t forget about the awesome after party!

You’ll never forget how great the inaugural MIX was if you attend any and all of these events!!!

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Lance Ward video

[Lance Ward]

Lance Ward “The Portal”
Interview with Conspirator Lance Ward about life, death and art by Ken Avidor. Photography and editing by David Steinlicht.

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Lutefisk Sushi Volume D Press

MPR – Art Hounds

City Pages: A-List Write-Up

City Pages – Gallery

Minneapolis Skyway Examiner

Pioneer Press: Best Entertainment Bets

L’etoile Magazine

Minnesota Historical Society Press

LSD featured artist Danno Klonowski’s photo gallery.

Will Dinski’s Photo Gallery.

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Mpls. Sat. Open Studio, Aug. 13, noon to 4 p.m.

[Artist water]

Hot, isn’t it? Stop by to cartoon and yap during the open studio. It’s got air conditioning. No wading pool, however.

Saturday, August 14, noon to 4 p.m., MCBA FlexiSpace (low tables)

If you can’t find us inside 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:
Sept. 11 Bindery
Oct. 2 (24-hour comics day) FlexiSpace
Nov. 27 Bindery
Dec. 18 Bindery

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City Pages Comics Issue #4

City Pages Comics Issue #4 just went online.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World :: special screening

JOIN us on Thursday, August 19th, for a special 6:30pm screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World + animations from Dave Sandberg and Puny Entertainment animators at the St. Anthony Main Theatre for an event we’re calling the “Precious Little Film Fest.”

MARVEL at the glorious screen-printed poster designed and illustrated by Zander Cannon and hand-pulled with love by Pretty Picture Prints.

ARRIVE early at 6pm to receive a free poster (while supplies last), buy copies of Scott Pilgrim #1-6 from Big Brain Comics and show your ticket stub for a chance to spin the prize wheel.

THANKS to Earl Lukes, Big Time Attic, Danno Klonowski, Lutefisk Sushi D, Big Brain Comcis, the St. Anthony Main Theatre and even the Minneapolis Indie Xpo for making this event possible.

LINK to this event and tell your friends!

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POLL: What should we call next year’s comic cookbook show?

Go here to vote on a name for the 2010 comic cookbook show that will be happening at Altered Esthetics. Please only vote if you intend to participate in the show.

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Minneapolis Jam: April – August 2010

Yep, it actually happened. You said it couldn’t be done, but I did it. I got off my ass (or ON it, actually) and scanned five months of Minneapolis Conspiracy jams. Eat that, Olson!

So here they are, in no particular order:

APRIL: Movies About Cuba, L.A. Law, Revenge of the Sith, and NYPD Blue

Hello, Friend.
Click image for pdf — a mildewy 8.1 mb!

MAY: Sven Ivan O’Myron Wisnewski vs Pablo Picasso vs Lupi’s Scar vs Iron Man

Hello, Friend.
Click image for pdf — an italicized 8.9 mb!

JUNE: The Hobo King, Polar bears, Plus Other Stuff!

Hello, Friend.
Click image for pdf — a smarmy 7.9 mb!

JULY: Giddy School Girls, Pansies, and Portals

Hello, Friend.
Click image for pdf — a fissure-inducing 11.5 mb!

APRIL: Scott Pilgrim vs. The Cartoonist Conspiracy

Hello, Friend.
Click image for pdf — an ensconsive 11.6 mb!


SF Comic Jam in August 12, 2010 Р6:30pm Borderland Caf̩

Our next comic jams are on:

This Thursday August 12
and August 26, 2010

both at the Borderland Cafe in San Francisco. 6:30pm to 9/10pm.

Mark your calendars and come and draw.

We might work on some group comics for Zine Fest.

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Cowtown Alternative Comix Festival

Cowtown Comix Fest | Saturday, August 14 | 10:00-4:00 | Tattered Cover Bookstore | 1628 16th Street at Wynkoop | Denver, CO

Cowtown Comics Fest will again be presenting independent comics from the Rocky Mountain region. 7000 BC made the trip last year — it’s an amazing assortment of comics creators showcasing their publications.

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