Monthly Archives: April 2012

Guy Delisle at Magers & Quinn Tuesday May 1st at 7:30

Guy Delisle’s first ever North American tour, and perhaps his only tour ever! (At least this extensive of a tour.) At each stop, Guy will be presenting a slide show, conversing and signing. JERUSALEM: Chronicles From The Holy City will be in stores on Tuesday April 24th.

MINNEAPOLIS Tuesday, May 1st 7:30PM Magers & Quinn

BAD CARTOONIST NIGHT at The Bad Waitress is Monday, April 30th!

It’s month four of BAD CARTOONIST NIGHT at THE BAD WAITRESS!!! So come on down at 8pm for food and drink specials, table and countertop drawing, and some comic and pop culture-themed trivia (which starts at 9pm)! Awesome prizes to be won! Awesome drawings to be made! The word awesome to be used in this sentence! This months poster is by Earl Luckes! Thanks, Earl!

26th Street & Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Come Draw and Celebrate Altered Esthetics 8th Anniversary this Saturday (April 21st)!

Altered Esthetics gallery is celebrating their 8th Anniversary this Saturday, and we will be drawing pictures there for donations to help support the gallery. Anyone in the Conspiracy is welcome to show up and help out… the more the merrier.

Above: Some conspirators drawing “cankeratures” for a packed house at the previous Iron and Candy fundraider for AE.

Altered Esthetics has been our partner for a number of gallery show/anthology projects (2 Lutefisk Sushi boxes, the Alley Cat benefit, Big Funny and last year’s Just Add Ink comic cookbook)… and a better partner I honestly can not imagine. We are doing another Lutefisk Sushi box set project with them this November. It simply would not be feasible to pull these kind of projects off without Altered Esthetics for a collaborator. They are a unique, non-profit, community-centered gallery… they are extremely well-organized, and we are extremely fortunate to have them supporting our mad ventures. Show up Saturday and thank them!

Below: Photos of some of the “cankeratures” drawn at the Iron and Candy fundraiser at AE hung on the wall. (click them to see them larger)

Saint Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam on April 19!!

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.

Minneapolis Jam: April 2012

Summary: Our good friend Jamie Schumacher paid us a visit and gave us some pointers on how to organize successful groups. For me the key takeaway was being comfortable with branding yourself and your projects — it seems like a creepy corporate-y thing to do, but at the end of the day good branding helps the people around you get a sense of what you’re trying to accomplish. Thanks, Jamie!

Coming up next!:
MAY 3: Gordon McAlpin, “Illustrator Boot Camp” – Making digital comics & using digital lettering.
JUNE 7: Jon Sloan, “A Brief History of Comics” – An historical look at the medium we all love so well.
If there’s a topic you’d like to see or even lead yourself, contact me at nordeastcomics [at] UPDATE: Currently all future slots are closed as we transition into a new format in Summer 2012.

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Joel from Twin Cities Public Television filmed this month’s Jam for an upcoming MN Originals web series. So keep an eye out for that! In the meantime please lower your caps as we remember a comics legend:


Hello, Friend.
Click image for pdf — an everlasting 3.6 mb!

Please enjoy.

April 7000 BC Meeting

Saturday, April 14 | 1:00| Santa Fe Southside Library | Santa Fe, NM

The April 7000 BC meeting will be held Saturday, April 14 in the Community Room at Santa Fe Southside Library at 1:00 — note that this is a different library branch than the one we usually meet at, this is the one off Jaguar at the southern end of town. The community room is off the Children’s Room.

New members are always welcome. Send an email with any questions, or check out the Membership page.

Mpls. Sat. Open Studio, April 14, noon to 4 p.m.

[Artist with flower]

Spring frolic. Whoo. Meet a few of your fellow cartoonists at Minnesota Center for Book Arts. We’ll be at the low tables, pretty close to the MCBA store.

There’s a coffee shop in the building for sandwiches, snacks and beverages. There are handy outlets nearby for your devices. Plus free, slow (but free!) coffee-shop wi-fi.

Saturday, April 14, from noon until 4 p.m., Flexi-space (low tables)

This is an open studio — all are welcome.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Open Book building
(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 26 — Mini-comic day
June 2 — Flexi-space (low tables)
July 7 — Flexi-space (low tables)
August 11 — Bindery (high tables)