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07
Aug
10

LUTEFISK SUSHI ‘D’ opening photos, or “tonight we are all vampires”

  

   As you may have heard me mention (to the point you probably blocked me on Facebook yesterday) LUTEFISK SUSHI ‘D’ opened last night.  As always, I came armed with my camera: 

   I got there around 6pm as the AE crew and some of the “LUTEFISK SUSHI QUORUM of 12” members did some last-minute gettin’ ready for the 7pm public opening.

   The ‘Candy Sushi’ that LUPI, MIKE TOFT, and I made earlier in the day.

   The wonderful signage KEVIN CANNON made.  Now everything was SET!  We were ready to face the public!  The artists were starting to roll in and……..my camera died.  Well, it said I had filled the memory to capacity (after 4 pictures), which I found weird since I had dumped all the photos on it earlier in the day.  Anyway…people filed in.  Talking was done.  Art was admired.  Gin was poured liberally from my trunk stash.  And the a couple hours later…

   My old buddy and pro photographer KRISSY DRAKE arrived and showed my wife how to make the camera work.  Huzzah!  This is also the point at which we all turned into red-eyed vampires.  THAT was weird, lemme tell ya.

  SEE!  I couldn’t resist the ‘dark gift’ of vampirism and immediately turned my wife.

  DAN “Van Helsing” OLSON rushed in and tried to stake me to stop the madness from spreading.  Luckily, he failed.

   BRITT HAMMERBERG–infected!!!

   Despite cash bets to the contrary, MATT KRISKE shows up…and is immediately attacked by Lestat-esque blood-lust.

   Once we were all Twilighted-up, we got back to the socializing at hand.  It was nearing 10pm and the once-massive crowd was thinning, but good times were still being had by local legends such as WILL DINKSI, AARON POLIWODA, TIM SIEVERT, ZANDER CANNON, SARAH MOREAN, STEVEN STWALLEY, BRITT, MARK McGINTY, VanHelsing, and longest-time collaborator DAN “DON” MURPHY.

  SHAD PETOSKY and KEVIN “C” CANNON talk about important subjects as RYAN DOW eavesdrops.

   My wife NICHOLE chats it up with LUPI and VanHelsing’s wife AJ.

  Look!  There’s AE founder and all around awesome person JAMIE SCHUMACHER!  

  TIME JUMP!!!  At 10pm AE turned into a pumpkin, so some of us headed over to the official Conspiracy watering hole–the world-famous YACHT CLUB!  There’s STEVE STWALLEY’s wife LEIGH-ANNE chatting it up with cartoonist  and Roe Family singer ADAM WIRTZFELD, the delightful RITA PANTON, and Conspiracy Founding Member MIKE TOFT.

   The newly christened DON chats it up Quorum member KRISTIN THOMPSON, while LANCE WARD and STWALLEY gab.

   ZANDER and SARAH are chatting about how much the upcoming MIX–MINNEAPOLIS INDIE XPO–is going to rock  (I’m assuming–about their conversation.  MIX is most certainly going to rock.  We can call that fact).

   “D” and “C” enjoy drinks and mull over where to have the annual retreat/hazing initiation of “D” with “A” and “B“.

  Have I mentioned how much JAMIE SCHUMACHER rocks?!  Seriously, we should all be so lucky to be so awesome.

    Anyway…that was more or less it.  People started peetering out.  Festivities for me ended around 1am.  It was easily one of the best nights of my life.  

    More pictures and re-caps of the night can be found HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and even HERE at the CITY PAGES.  Thanks again to everyone in the teeming crowd–friends both old and new, and strangers alike– who came to the show, making it such a massive night.   It’s one I’ll never forget!

04
Aug
09

scenes from the “BIG FUNNY” hanging…

Zanders original BIG FUNNY logo and Adam Wirtzfeld takes the BIG literally

Zanders original BIG FUNNY logo and Adam Wirtzfeld takes the BIG literally

    BIG FUNNY (www.cartoonistconspiracy.com/bigfunny) opens FRIDAY.  The BIG FUNNY editors hung the show Monday night.  Here are some highlights…

For some reason Steve spent most of the night polybagging his comics...unaware you're not supposed do that a page at a time.

For some reason Steve spent most of the night polybagging his comics...unaware you're not supposed do that a page at a time.

 

Bjorn and Kevin in a race against time to hang the art.  If they go under 50 displayed pieces of an hour, Altered Esthetics blows up...

Bjorn and Kevin in a race against time to hang the art. If they go under 50 displayed pieces of an hour, Altered Esthetics blows up...

When it comes to "Salon" hanging a show, Hillary is like the Highlander and has no rival.

When it comes to "Salon" hanging a show, Hillary is like the Highlander and has no rival.

 

Mistaking it for one of Voldermort's Horcruxes, Jamie uses the Scissors of Gondrick Griffendore to stab at the very heart of BIG FUNNY.

Mistaking it for one of Voldermort's Horcruxes, Jamie uses the Scissors of Gondrick Griffendore to stab at the very heart of BIG FUNNY.

OH THE HUMANITY!!!

OH THE HUMANITY!!!

 

In all seriousness, this is the bona fide STEAL of the show!  Jesse Gillespie's "LITTLE EMO" original is going for only $100!!! ...and now back to the frivolity...

In all seriousness, this is the bona fide STEAL of the show! Jesse Gillespie's "LITTLE EMO" original is going for only $100!!! ...and now back to the frivolity...

After the acid kicked in, Steve spent about an hour watching the floor walk on HIM, and Kevin tried to figure out if he was drawn and the comic was "real".

After the acid kicked in, Steve spent about an hour watching the floor walk on HIM, and Kevin tried to figure out if he was drawn and the comic was "real".

Steve is surprisingly unfazed when I catch him slow-dancing with some vintage newspaper comics from 1903.

Steve is surprisingly unfazed when I catch him slow-dancing with some vintage newspaper comics from 1903.

The BIG FUNNY team performs the song "Teamwork" from READING RAINBOW (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm_Mv4uL3s4) to lift their spirits.

The BIG FUNNY team performs the song "Teamwork" from READING RAINBOW (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm_Mv4uL3s4) to lift their spirits.

We couldn't have done it without you, Levar Burton.

We couldn't have done it without you, Levar Burton.




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