Monthly Archives: June 2014

Come Jam in Minneapolis Thursday, July 3rd

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.

Comic Book Garage Sale Today Only!!!

I just went and got some great books!  Texas Chainsaw Samurai!!  Woo hoo!!!

From the craigslist ad.

“I am hosting a comic book Garage Sale on June 21st 2014. It will run from 9 AM -5 PM. The collection will include a large variety of Marvel, DC, Image, and other indies. The prices will range from .25 to $2.00 per book. There are lots of titles and some complete runs. There is something for all comic collectors at this garage sale so check it out! The place will be at 1219 40th Ave NE, Col. Heights, MN. 55421”

Supreme Court May Weigh in On Kirby Case

The great Jack Kirby’s heirs have been in a long, drawn out lawsuit against the Marvel/Disney monolith in attempting to some of the money they deserve for Kirby’s creation of most of the characters in the early “Marvel Universe” comics. It may go to the Supreme court soon. You can read an excellent summary of the case by Mark Evanier and John Morrow in their testimony for the case below. The details of the horror story of how Kirby has been treated by Marvel really should be something everyone trying to make a living in comics should be familiar with.


Saturday, June 7, Open Studio at MCBA, noon to 4:00 pm


Next open studio:

June 7
Noon to 4 pm
At the Minnesota Center for Book Arts

We’ll be in the Flexi (metal tables).

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Open Book building
1011 Washington Avenue South

Future Saturday Open Studios:
July 12 – Flexi (metal tables)
August 16 – Flexi (metal tables)

Coffee, tea, beer, wine, and food are available. Also wi-fi.

Parking options:
* Free in the lot immediately east of the building
* Metered street parking on 3rd Street (one block south of Washington Ave.) for 25 cents an hour
* More expensive metered street parking on the other streets
* Walk or ride your bike