More on this pin-up in a second, but first:
**** FALSE WITNESS: THE MICHELE BACHMANN STORY comic I did work on (www.biasedliberalmedia.com) is going to be discussed on AIR AMERICA from 6 tp 7pm CST tonight. Its only going to be broadcast locally on 950 AM, but you can listen to it anywhere in the world via the power of the internet then as well at http://www.am950ktnf.com/.
****“Independent Variables: Contemporary Zine Publications”, an interactive celebration of independent voices and democratic art will be on view in the Open Book Lobby gallery from June 26 to Open Book Lobby Gallery., 2009 in the
The work on display is presented in conjunction with Book Art Biennial, a daylong exploration of arts power as a tool of social change, hosted by Minnesota Center for Book Arts on July 25, 2009. Visit www.mnbookarts.org for more information.
I submitted a mini-retrospecticus of work to this show–“DANNO COMICS AND STORIES” (my last official zine), STAPLEGENIUS #2 and 9(ahh, mini-comics), and the latest issue of MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE (#5)–so I don’t know if it’ll all be up, but at least some of it will. I don’t know what other works will be on display either, but stopping by the MN CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS is always a good idea since between the front display case, the Open Book gallery, the main gallery, and Rosalux theres always lots of cool art to see there. AND there’s a coffee shop that sells beer! What more do you want?
This show also quasi ties-in to ZINEFEST (http://zinefest.org/) which is July 11th and 12th at the Stevens Square Center for the Arts, and which will feature many a Conspirator and/or comic creator selling their wares including Ryan Dow, Daniel J Olson, Mike Toft, Sarah Morean, Will Dinski, Good Minnesotan, Tom Kaczynski, Ed Choy Moorman, Vas Littlecrow, myself and more.
**** And now back to the pin-up at the start of the page….
Ken Avidor (www.roadkillbill.com, www.dumpbachmann.com, http://bicyclopolis.blogspot.com/, www.demoncomics.blogspot.com, etc) was at a loss as to what to do as a mini-comic for the last LUTEFISK SUSHI show (www.cartoonistconspiracy.com/sushi), and in an email I jokingly suggested he do “DANNO vs GODZILLA”. This was foolish cause within a few days he emailed me back this:
And despite the title and what this page may indicate, Ken stuck it to not only me but a large majority of the Minneapolis Cell of the Cartoonist Conspiracy(at least to the Conspirator he knows. Ken hasn’t made it to many monthly meetings since we moved from Uptown to Northeast Mpls, and he decided to dedicate his life to helping expose Michele Bachmann for the nut she is). Either way its a pretty funny read and maybe one day Ken’ll have to post the whole “DANNO vs GODZILLA” comic on one his fourty thousand blogs (**HINT,HINT, KEN! HINT,HINT!**).
UPDATE: I forgot. Ken did an “animated” version of the DANNOvsGODZILLA story at: http://demoncomics.blogspot.com/2008/10/danno-vs-godzilla.html
Or, if you’re a purist, you can still buy a LUTEFISK SUSHI ‘C’ box at ALTERED ESTHETICS(www.alteredesthetics.com) and get that comic plus 50 more for about 20 bucks!
Anyway, shortly after seeing that pencilled page I printed it out and inked it out of curiosity to see how Ken and my styles mix. I don’t know about you, but I like it! I’ve been meaning to show/give Ken the original inked page I did for a while now but keep forgetting to bring it in the rare instances I know I’m going to see him. Huzzah for the internet then, I suppose–the forgetful persons crutch.
And cause I don’t mention this enough…Ken and I both did work for FALSE WITNESS: THE MICHELE BACHMANN STORY comic, and you can go to www.biasedliberalmedia.com and purchase the first issue right now!