Minneapolis Archive

Beta Testing Civilization

BETA TESTING CIVILIZATION TOM KACZYNSKI ZAK SALLY . VINCENT STALL . DAN WIEKEN . DEREK VAN GIESON . PETER WARTMAN You’re invited to celebrate, with cartoonist / publisher Tom Kaczynski, the release of his book Beta Testing the Apocalypse (Fantagraphics) and the unveiling of the Uncivilized Books’ Five Year Plan. He also invited the entire Twin Cities Uncivilized Books artist roster. We

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Minneapolis Indie eXpo

I’ll be at the Minneapolis Indie eXpo tomorrow (Saturday, August 21, 9-5). I’m camped out at table 50 with St. Paul artist Dan Wieken and a couple of out of town guests Jon Lewis and Karen Sneider. Uncivilized Books will debuting two new books during the show. First up is Dan Wieken’s The Petrified

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Tornado

Click to enlarge A tornado hit some parts of Minneapolis this afternoon. I was able to take a few pics of the aftermath. Take a look. UPDATE: Added a few more pics to the set. These are closer to home… a few blocks around Franklin and 5th.

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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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Minneapolis Street Car Golden Age

I recently started researching the historical Twin City Street Car system for a future project. Having moved back to the Twin Cities from New York fairly recently, it’s hard to prevent tears from flowing, when you see the following article from the July 1954 issue of the Mass Transportation Magazine posted in a short

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