Events Archive

8th Annual Book Arts Festival

Today will be spent at the 8th Annual Book Arts Festival at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. The usual assortment of Uncivilized Books publications will be available for sale, including Gabrielle Bell’s L.A. Diary and… a brand new mini-comic: Ancient Reading Device (pictured above). More on that after the festival. Stop by and

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Handled With Care

Photo by Emilia Kaczynski I wrote a bit about Handle With Care already. A little while ago, I was able to dispatch a reporter to the exhibition to document the exhibition before it closed. The intrepid reporter was my little sister, Emilia. She just happened to be in Paris studying all things French and

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A Cat in Minneapolis

On Saturday (Oct. 24th) John Porcellino arrived in Minneapolis to promote his new King Cat collection, Map of My Heart. He rode in on a weird wind charged with spectral energies. The evening started out at Big Brain Comics, where John Porcellino & Zak Sally held a joint signing. Perhaps the ectoplasmic currents were

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Rain Taxi Book Festival & Fallcon

L.A. Diary by Gabrielle Bell A confluence of events almost as portentous as the alignment of the sun and the galactic center heralding the uncertain events of 2012 have caused the Rain Taxi Book Festival and Fallcon to share the same moment in time if not the same space. Both events will compete for

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Handle With Care

Click to enlarge Sometime in the late 90’s, only a few years after I started self-publishing mini-comics, I got my first order from France from someone named Laurent Parson. Over the next decade he would keep ordering the odd mini-comic that I’d happened to be selling on my site. Then a few weeks ago

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Big Funny: Opening Night

Friday night saw the opening of the Big Funny exhibition at the Altered Esthetics gallery. The exhibition features the art from the titular Big Funny: a big (48 newspaper sized pages) collection of comic-strips by an assortment of Minneapolis cartoonists. More info on the collection here. I brought a camera and acted like an

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Twin Cities Zinefest 2009 in Photographs

The annual Twin Cities Zine Fest took place little over a couple of weeks ago. Zinefest has been around for a few years, but I’ve only been able to attended over the last couple of years. It’s a small and inexpensive show, but that’s exactly its charm. While the hype from San Diego Comic

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Twin Cities Zinefest 2009

I’ll be spending much of this weekend hanging out at the Twin Cities Zinefest. Check out the poster. It was designed by Will Dinski and screen printed by Pat Callahan and drawn by me. Come by and say hello. The details are here.

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Going to MoCCA?

“A Slight Attack of Third Dimentia Brought on by Excessive Study of the Much Talked of Cubist Pictures in the International Exhibition at New York” by John Sloane The MoCCA Art Festival is upon us again. This year it will take place this weekend at the 69th Regiment Armory at Lexington Avenue and 25th

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TCAF 2009: Highlights

Yoshihiro Tatsumi signing A Drifting Life at TCAF TCAF is easily becoming the best event of it’s kind in North America. I shared a table with Mike Dawson and Brett Von Schlosser. The whole event was pretty much non-stop fun. Highlights: ‚Ä¢ Even though I was exhausted from a 17 hour drive, the Concepts

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TCAF 2009

I’ll be at TCAF this weekend. I’m tabling with Mike Dawson and special guest Brett Von Schlosser. I’ll also be on the Concept Comics: Abstract Comics Ideas Panel. Stop by and say hello.

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