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
Gary Panter has been very visible lately thanks to a couple of recent awe-inspiring books. Gary has renaissance-man-like abilities as a painter, cartoonist, TV art director, musician, light manipulator, etc. I’m sure this list of his talents is not exhaustive. I’m not going to add much to that list… except ‘postmodern conceptualist.’ I just
From the MMAA: The Minnesota Museum of American Art is proud to announce the opening of its fall exhibition, Hot Ink: Comic Art in Minnesota on September 28, 2008. The MMAA will host an opening party on October 3, 2008. The party will open up for MMAA members only at 7pm and open for
The latest volume of MOME should have hit the stores on Wednesday. Volume 12 is pretty great. It’s got stories by David B., Olivier Schrauwen, Dash Shaw, Killoffer & many others. I only have a measly 4 pages in this issue. Each page is a stand alone meditation on noise, sound, silence and other
Stwallskull reports that Lutefisk Sushi Bento boxes are now for sale online at the Altered Aesthetic website. As I mentioned before I participated in Lutefisk Sushi Bento Box C along with some 50 other Minneapolis cartoonists. These boxes were previously unavailable to ‘out-of-towners.’ Now, thanks to the miracle of modern technology, they can be
From Ransom Strange: Voodoo Economics Here’s another event I participated in, but failed to mention on the blog. Lutefisk Sushi 3 is an (almost) annual comics event in Minneapolis. Practically every able-bodied cartoonist in town makes a mini-comic, makes 150 copies of it and they all end up packaged together in a fancy box.
I’ve finally had a chance to put together a new edition of Cartoon Dialectics Vol 1. This new edition debuted at Stumptown a few weeks ago, but I didn’t manage to make enough copies to offer online… until now. The cover is brand new and was silkscreened by the talented Squad 19. This is
Click to see bigger. I suppose I should update this blog… It’s been a while! I already wrote a little bit about this here, but this time the new issue of Mome is actually on the stands. My contribution is a 12 page story called “Million Year Boom.” Check out page 1 above. A
Here’s yet another item I should have posted sometime ago, but I have a new story in the current issue of Mome. It should be in stores already and can also be ordered directly from Fantagraphics. A couple of reviews of the volume have already been posted by Jog and The Comics Reporter.
This is another thing I should have posted a while ago. According to Dan and Kevin the USS Catastrophe Shop is open for business… The ship was thought to be sunk sometime ago, but it has resurfaced like the Flying Dutchman to briefly navigate the turbulent seas of hand-stapled pamphlets once again… for the