The first submission to ‘Just Add Ink’ is IN!

Today I was at the gallery getting ready for Friday’s Event when our friend Maxeem Konrardy walked in and said “Hi… I’m here to drop off my ‘Just Add Ink’ Submission?”

At which point I squealed loudly and ran to get my camera. That I happened to be present at such a perfect moment was very exciting. At least… I made a big disruptive commotion about it.

Max holds up his stack of submissions.

Just Add Ink - Max Konrardy

Max placing his submissions in our official ‘Just Add Ink’ submission drop-off box with help from Ae’s Assistant Gallery Director Amanda…

Just Add Ink - Max Konrardy

And a very, very sneaky peak at Max’s submission. That’s all you get!!!

I was able to talk  to Max a bit about his process. Printing on 28# paper as we recommend (for durability) is of course a bit more pricey than regular paper or glossy. Though mini-grants are available to help cover some of the costs, we are trying to work on discounts with some local printers for you too. (More information on that will be posted as it comes. We’ll try to get that info for you ASAP. ) Max decided to go full color so of course that increased the cost a bit too. But a smooth process overall, was the impression I received.

Thanks Max for dropping off your submission in such a timely and awesome manner. This totally made my night.


I hope everybody else has fun getting your submissions for the project together. We’ve heard a few rumors that some artists will be screen printing their submissions, and we think that would be SO NEAT. We’re very very excited to see what the future holds for the guts of the book!

Happy Creating!


(P.S. go Max! They look awesome!!)

Just Add Ink: A Comic Book Cookbook

Just Add Ink: A Comic Book Cookbook will be an anthology collecting comic strip recipes and cooking tips from a host of cartoonists from Minnesota and around the world. Its release will be accompanied by a gallery show in August to be held at Altered Esthetics gallery.

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2011

Just Add Ink cover image by Lance Ward

Our above cover image is by featured artist Lance Ward. Click it to see a larger version.

Read more about how to submit to the show here, and download the submission guide here. (PDF)

Opening Reception
Friday, August 5, 2011 – 7pm-10pm

Artists’ Discussion
Saturday, August 20, 2011 – 1pm-3pm