First off, you should know what LUTEFISK SUSHI ‘D’ is. LSD is a group art show where-in the artists all create 150 copies of a new, original mini-comic which is then placed in silk-screened bento box(and the boxes are stuffed the gills, as it were). The boxes are sold at ALTERED ESTHETICS GALLERY, and we celebrate their creation by putting on a corresponding art show for the whole month. So above is the comics, and now below is the art!
A whole wall of ATHENA CURRIER is your first sight as you enter the Q’arma Building. How she wrangled this precious position of comic ambassador I’ll never know, but it’s an awesome preface to what you get when you turn and walk thru the door of AE proper to see:
…and that’s just the south wall. To the north…
(Sorry…Bud Burgy is not a permanent installation.) The east wall is taken up by the elected ‘FEATURED ARTIST’ of the show (the person who designs the box). This years Featured Artist is some know-it-all blowhard egomaniac. Day-no Kolonwhiskey, or something like that. Anyway, here’s his crap:
Finally, the awe-inspiring display case to the east:
And at last LSD comes to take it’s rightful place next to it’s brother and sister Sushi (and 24 Hour Comic) boxes:
Just think–you could have all the fresh new comics of LSD for only a measly $25! Thats only about 50 cents a comic! An insane bargain in any language (though it’s all in English, so that helps). BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!!! You can also pick up a box of LITTLE FUNNY from the LITTLE FUNNY VENDING MACHINE:
The show also features the always fun “READING LOUNGE”, complete with vintage spinner rack:
And last, but not least, you can pre-order or (possibly even WIN) your own copy of BRITT AAMODT’s upcoming book on contemporary Minnesota cartoonists “SUPER HEROES, STRIP ARTISTS, and TALKING ANIMALS”:
That book features several of the artists in the LUTEFISK SUSHI ‘D’ show, including that jackass Kolonwhiskey. But to me the oddest twist of all this:
Local hipster ‘TO-DO’ rag THE CITY PAGES listed LSD on it’s ‘A-LIST’. That’s pretty cool to begin with, but what makes it even cooler is that there is in that very same issue an article on NATIONAL BIRD–a band featuring NELS, one of the illustrious ‘STAPLEGENIUS 4’!!! Oh, how far we have both come…
In addition to all the amazing comics in the box and all the wonderful art on the wall, being selected as the ‘Featured Artist’ for the show has been one of the most amazing, humbling, and exciting thrills of my life. I really hope you all come and have a great time tonight. The show is up all month, but the party is TONIGHT!!! See you there!!!