Monthly Archives: July 2012

Lutefisk Sushi E Planning

Planning is underway for Lutefisk Sushi E, and we could use a couple more volunteers! If you want to be part of the planning process, come to our next meeting on Wednesday August 1, at 9pm at Altered Esthetics. If you can’t make the meeting, but still want to help, email me at lmcginty[at] and I’ll give you something to do.

Altered Esthetics is a non-profit art gallery located in Northeast Minneapolis.
1224 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Come Jam in Minneapolis Thursday August 2nd!

The Minneapolis Cartoonist Conspiracy meets at 6:30 until 10:00 the first Thursday of every month at Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe in Northeast.

Generally, we draw collaborative “jam” comics, socialize and drink caffeinated beverages. Afterwords, we often have uncaffeinated beverages somewhere else.

The meetings are open to anyone who wants to draw with us, and the results are posted here sooner or later (and sometimes even printed).

Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe
1618 Central Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bus info here.

Please spend some money at Diamond’s while you’re there, even if it is just a cuppa coffee… they are excellent hosts, and we wanna stay welcome there.


MONDAY, JULY 30th!  8pm-11pm!

26th Street & Nicollet Avenue , Minneapolis, Minnesota

It’s the last Monday of the month, so it’s once again time for BAD CARTOONIST NIGHT at THE BAD WAITRESS!!! 8pm for food and 2-4-1 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 was done by the amazing LANCE WARD!

Rain Taxi is launching a new Lit Art Magazine and wants YOU!


Okay so recently Rain Taxi decided to launch a literary journal and is including COMICS! The deal is that on Aug 25th at the Cedar the event will launch with art making and local bands, and all the content for the issue will be made between noon and midnight, which is old hat for you comic jammers. They asked me to be the comics editor and I thought of you guys immediately. Who better to do this than 24 hour comics day veterans?

The deal is though, that Rain Taxi is crowd funding the project in the style of Kickstarter. And the funding seems to be creeping so it is going to need all the help it can get to become a reality.

The main reason that I am campaigning so much for this project among many other equally worthy projects is that I think it is a VERY IMPORTANT step in Minneapolis art/print scene that Rain Taxi from the get go decided to give COMICS an equal billing along with the more familiar short stories, poetry and non fiction. I think if this project makes it it will be another step towards comics being seen as an integral part of such anthologies and not an afterthought or oddity.

So that all said, if this sounds like something you’d want to participate in or help support here is where you do it. (Also read more about the details)


Firecracker Art magazine Seeder Page


Also if your work is selected this is gonna be a really nice book on the resume 😉

Presentation At Big Time Attic! (The UN-official Nordeast Comics Summit)

My fellow Conspirators…

My friend and web guru, Kristianna Hansen has been working her fingers to the bone to present to you a new way to present your webcomics, and other comics material in different formats through her “RyuZine” program which she will be presaenting at Big Time Attic on  Thursday, August 2 at 6:00!  Here’s what she has to say about her program:


Ryuzine™ is a page-flipping magazine-style web app targeting both desktop and mobile users.  It uses cutting-edge HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript technologies with no DRM, no apps stores, and no proprietary e-reader required.  Create and deliver digital magazines, newsletters, fanzines, and webcomics through any website across platforms, browsers, and devices.  Publish once, read anywhere.
+ FREE download, add-ons, and themes
+ FREE Authoring webapp
+ FREE Plugin for WordPress integration
+ FREE to use for non-commercial publications
+ Works on Desktops, Tablets, and Phones
Sample stand-alone webcomic:
Disclaimer: Ryuzine is still “beta” software and may aim to misbehave, but is receiving ongoing fixes and feature additions.  Commercial use requires purchase of a small, one-time license per title.  Funds go to support continued development and improvement of the webapp.
  It promises to be a great informative event!  I have seen this program in action, and I think a lot of people would benefit from what Kristi has to share with us!  Come on down before the jam at 6:00pm at Big Time Attic to check it out!

July 7000 BC Meeting and Workshop

July 7000 BC Meeting and Workshop | Saturday, July 21 | 1:00–4:00 | Twin Suns Comic Books & Gaming Center | 6301 Riverside Plaza NW, Suite L-1 | Albuquerque, NM

For the July 7000 BC meeting, Ben will be presenting a short workshop on using a tablet — a great opportunity for anybody who’s wondered about working on one, but never had the chance to try it out.

We’ll also be making plans for upcoming conventions; the fall’s starting to fill up with events, so we’ll be looking for help.

All interested in independent comics are welcome — if we met you at ACE, we hope to see you there. Send an email with any questions.

Reminder: CITY PAGES COMIX ISSUE submissions due July 25

Don’t forget that your City Pages Comix Issue submissions are due next week on July 25! Full details can be found on CP’s website:

I’ve seen a few submissions and works-in-progress, and they look fantastic! Keep ’em coming, and let’s load up Mike’s inbox with great material!

And as with all of these events, please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested! The CP Comix Issue is the one of the best tools we have to show people what a thriving indie cartooning scene we have here in the Twin Cities.