Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mini-Comics Day at Page One in Albuquerque

Mini-Comics Day | Page One Books | Saturday, May 26  | 1:00–5:00 | Free! | 11018 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque 

Make and Print a Mini-Comic in a Day!

Join 7000 BC as we host the second annual Mini-Comics Day, an international celebration of the art of cartooning and creating hand-made comic books.

On Mini-Comics Day, participating cartoonists (this means YOU!) will write, draw, and print copies of their own mini-comics.  Wildly varying in both form and content, mini-comics are a wonderful synthesis of cartooning and hand-made art objects.  This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome!

Comics creators from 7000 BC will will be on hand throughout the event to answer questions and give guidance.  We’ll provide some art supplies, or bring your own.  We’ll even help you print, fold and staple your mini-comics as you complete them.  Bring your papers, pens, and imaginations!

1:00-2:00 pm – For those who would like some guidance, a short lesson on making mini-comics and comics in general will be presented by 7000 BC.

1:00-5:00 pm – Make your minis!

Comics, mini-comics, and books by 7000 BC creators will also be available. Sponsored by Page One Books, and 7000 BC – independent comics from New Mexico!

Page One Books is located at 11018 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, the SW corner of Montgomery and Juan Tabo.

Comics Philosophy and Practice Event Streaming Tomorrow (May 17th)

Most of you not living in Chicago are really going to regret missing the Comics Philosophy and Practice event happening there this weekend when you hear about it.

Here is an article on it.

It is streaming online here (on facebook, unfortunately).

Here is the lineup of guests speaking at the event:
Lynda Barry
Alison Bechdel
Ivan Brunetti
Charles Burns
Daniel Clowes
R. Crumb
Phoebe Gloeckner
Justin Green
Ben Katchor
Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Françoise Mouly
Gary Panter
Joe Sacco
Art Spiegelman
Carol Tyler
Chris Ware

Here’s the schedule.

Minneapolis Jam: May 2012

Summary: Digital cartoonist Gordon McAlpin gave us a great tour of the mystery that is Adobe Illustrator, showing off some tricks that even the Illustrator veterans in the audience had never seen before. If you want to see Gordon’s comics in action, check out his excellent webcomic Multiplex, or better yet purchase the book!

Coming up next!:
JUNE 7: Jon Sloan, “A Brief History of Comics” – An historical look at the medium we all love so well.
UPDATE: Currently all future slots are closed as the Nordeast Comics Summit goes into indefinite hibernation.

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Get your trowels out, kiddies, because it’s time for:

MANUFACTURE DESIRE: The Best Plants for the Gardener

Hello, Friend.
Click image for pdf — an evergreen 2 mb!

Please enjoy.


In the twenty-first episode host DANNO KLONOWSKI talks with MN cartoonist MIKE TOFT about his long-running mini-comic series BRAIN FOOD, how the 2010′s raging against the machine is more rewarding than the 1990′s raging, dating your work with timely references that are irrelevant and forgotten just months later, and (with that in mind) we review of THE AVENGERS!

The Lutefisk Sushi Podcast is sponsored by the INTERNATIONAL CARTOONIST CONSPIRACY, the ALTERED ESTHETICS GALLERY, and the NORDEAST COMICS SUMMIT.  The Lutefisk Sushi podcast is a STAPLEGENIUS.COM(cast) production.

Mini-Comics Day 2012 in Minneapolis, MN (May 26th)

Mini-Comics Day is in less than two weeks! On Mini-Comics Day, participating cartoonists draw and print a mini-comic in a day. Any cartoonist in the world can participate in the event… if you would like to host an event in your community, contact us and we’ll get you set up.

Here is the information for those of you participating in the Twin Cities:

The Minnesota Center For Book Arts
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
May 26th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Copier will be available on site.
Table space will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
Afterwards, we will move a block over to Grumpy’s to give out “The Stapler Award for the Best Minnesota Mini-Comics Day Mini-Comic 2012.” To enter we will need three copies of your mini-comic before 7:30PM.
1111 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Contact: Steven Stwalley

This may be a good opportunity for you to get a mini-comic ready for the upcoming Lutefisk Sushi Volume E project happening at Altered Esthetics in November.

Help promote the event! Here are assets for the Minneapolis event by 2011 Stapler Award Winner Dan Murphy.

Here is a poster you can print and hang.

Here are flyers to leave around town.

Here are graphics for your website, social-networking site, etc.:

If you use facebook, you may want to sign up here.

Saint Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam on May 17!!

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.

SPROUTS Preview: “Carob”

A page of “Carob” by Glynnis Fawkes, from Trees & Hills’ new food-themed anthology Sprouts:

"Carob" page 1 by Glynnis Fawkes

Pre-order our new food-themed anthology Sprouts by May 13 to get it signed, sketched, and shipped for free! Tell your friends! (seriously, it’s a big help)

Transcript of comic: Continue reading SPROUTS Preview: “Carob”