Archive for October, 2011

Number 14 — A 7000 BC Jam

Been a while since we’ve had a 7000 BC jam posted, isn’t it? Click the image to enlarge September’s jam comic by Jeff, Aliina, Jackson, Courtney, Larry, and Avi.

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Hey all! After a weekend of watching music documentaries at the Sound Unseen festival, I got to thinking: someone should do a documentary on the I.C.C. And THEN I thought: that someone could be ME (and any of you)!
Then Danno pointed out to me that next December 2012 the I.C.C. turns 10 years old. What a perfect time to get one done!

So, I plan on documenting as many I.C.C. related shows, jams, book releases and whatever else may transpire between now and then. I would ALSO like to amass as much retrospective footage as I can. If anyone has video, photos, or I.C.C. history related stuff that they think might fit in, PLEASE CONTACT ME (

I’m hoping this will become a team effort, so if you are interested in being a part of the production team, let me know as well. There will be an official meeting sometime soon which I will post here.

Thanks, I hope you will consider being part of this!

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The Civil Four: Death of a Nation Part 2

Issue 2 of “Death of a Nation” has just come out. Casey Van Heel and I debuted it at Fall-Con and the issues are going fast. Come see me at MIX to get a copy of your very own.

For now, you can read the issue (and the first one) in its entirety at … or order home copies delivered to your door.



Saint Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam on October 20!

Join the St. Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Cell and create a jam comic at Cahoots Coffee! This locale 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.

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Did you know there are now 4 episodes of the LUTEFISK SUSHI PODCAST available (both on the linked website and itunes)? 

In the fourth episode host DANNO KLONOWSKI talks with MN cartoonist KEVIN CANNON about all his comics, their themes, and how they all led up to Cannon’s Eisner-nominated FAR ARDEN. Also, they talk about love. Sweet, sweet love.

Episode 5 will feature BOB LIPSKI and BRIAN BASTIAN and be available Thursday, October 20th.

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Fallcon and Book Fest this Weekend!

Too much fun in Minneapolis this weekend!

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Ben Katchor at Book Fest on Saturday!

Swing by the Rain Taxi Book Fest this Saturday at 2:30 pm to hear the great Ben Katchor speak about his life and career (presumably — I’m not sure exactly what he’ll talk about, but I’m sure it will be awesome).

Click for all the pertinent details:

…and show up a little early, because I’ll be on a panel from 12:30-1:30, and then will be signing copies of Little Dickens at the Nodin Press table from 2-3pm.

See you there!

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The Cannon Brothers Featured in The Journal

Read the article here.

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Submissions open for $500 comic art prize!

Arts in Harmony, the largest international juried arts show in Minnesota, is once again calling for submissions, and once again there is a huge cash prize (courtesy of the Midwest Comic Book Association)!

There is a separate comics art category, so no, your entry won’t be duking it out with oil paintings or marble sculptures. To be honest, there weren’t a ton of entries in last year’s show, which was too bad, but if the trend continues then your odds of winning are that much better — so submit something! Check out this list of last year’s winners, including our very own Brittch.

Full details can be found on these handy pdfs:

Info about “Arts in Harmony”
Info about the comic art category specifically

Thanks to Britt Aamodt for the heads-up!

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Minneapolis Jam: October 2011

Summary: Adrean Clark gave a lively presentation on the subject of human facial cues & gestures that, if used wisely, can make or break a comic. Best tip: Stay away from the “Uncanny Valley” — that zone inhabited by realistically rendered humans who are just slightly off enough to be creepy — unless, of course, you’re drawing a villain or a zombie.

Coming up next!:
NOV. 3: Maxeem Konrardy, “Theft & Borrowing in Comics” – and the idea of how do you write something new in a world where everything’s already been written.
NOV. 5 & 6: The Nordeast Comics Summit at MIX! Spend some time with watercolor guru Sarah Glidden and digital maestro Gordon McAlpin as they demonstrate their unique artistic processes. Both events are at 1pm, see MIX program page for full details.
DEC. 1: Steven Stwalley & Kevin Cannon, “First Annual Holiday Comix Game Show!” – Jeopardy-style quiz show with comics-themed trivia. THERE WILL BE PRIZES!

If there’s a topic you’d like to see or even lead yourself, contact me at nordeastcomics [at] The next available date is January 5, 2012.

Follow us on Twitter! handle: NORDEASTCOMICS

Two big names in American culture recently dropped out of the limelight — one, an American who built one of the most successful brands in world with products that enrich millions of peoples’ lives, and the other, an American who shoots animals from a helicopter. We focus on the latter:

Sarah Palin’s Retirement and People Helping People

Hello, Friend.
Click image for pdf — a iRresistible 10.3 mb!

Please enjoy.

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