Monthly Archives: July 2012

Altered Esthetics 2013 Comic Art Project

Altered Esthetics gallery, our collaborators on numerous projects including the upcoming Lutefisk Sushi Volume E show, needs us to figure out what we want to do for the 2013 comic art show they will be hosting.

Here is a forum thread for discussing the possibilities.

A few possible options to get the discussion started:

1) Comic poster art show
2) Book anthology on a theme
3) “Mystery box” of mini-comics and other mysterious strangeness

Please only suggest ideas you are interested in actively helping make a reality. Thanks for participating!

Lutefisk Sushi Podcast SPECIALSODE: The LUTEFISK SUSHI E submission guidelines!!!

In this Lutefisk Sushi Podcast SPECIALSODE host DANNO KLONOWSKI walks you thru the process of submitting a mini-comic for the LUTEFISK SUSHI E show (submissions due: SEPTEMBER 15th, 2012). It’s not too complicated. The International Cartoonist Conspiracy of MPLS/STPL are inviting MN cartoonists to take part in the 5th Lutefisk Sushi bento box/mini-comic/art show extravaganza! Make a mini-comic no bigger than 5.5″x8.5″, submit 160 copies of that comic (and original artwork) to ALTERED ESTHETICS GALLERY, and then come have a blast at the opening on FRIDAY, NOV 2nd, 2012!  So either read what you just did and follow the link the LUTEFISK SUSHI E website for more information, or listen to Danno ramble on it about for 13 minutes. The choice is yours, but might I suggest you start drawing, Minnesota!!!

LUTEFISK SUSHI E promotional image by LSE featured artist ZANDER CANNON.

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.

Mpls. Sat. Open Studio, July 7, noon to 4 p.m.

[Artist with ink]

Socialize in air-conditioned comfort! Meet, talk and draw with 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 cold beverages. There are handy outlets nearby for your devices. Plus free, slow (but free!) coffee-shop wi-fi.

Saturday, July 7, 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:
August 11 — Bindery (high tables)

Come Jam in Minneapolis Thursday July 5th!

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.