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One of my favorite things about doing a series like MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE is seeing other people’s drawings of the MTOC cast, and I’ve been lucky enough to get lots of said drawings. Recently I got a whole slew of’em (yay!). The first came from Milwaukee cartoonist, ‘MUSCLES and FIGHTS’ co-contributor, and a guy I feel I can (after a weekend of hard-core nerd partying) actually call a friend–MATT CHICOREL:
You might remember Matt from some rad LOST jams we did together last spring. And while he lives far away, there is always a chance you might be seeing us do something else together in the next year or so. Maybe.. Just sayin’…
ALSO: It was a big weekend for me! Not only did I get to hang out with some friends and guest host on their THE GEEK REPORT podcast (with special guest/old friend ALEX KUNO) I also went camping with some of my other friends for the 1st ANNUAL CARTOONIST CAMPING TRIP. Not surprisingly, all hell broke loose:
So yeah…I was pretty drunk…and I’m MOSTLY sure events didn’t go down EXACTLY like that. For instance…
Here is KEVIN CANNON and I enjoying each others company–about 10 beers and a couple of glasses of Lemonade/Root Beer/Whiskey concoctions before the ‘pretty lights’. So who else was nearly killed you may be asking…
ATHENA’s “BOOTH BEARD” JASON , myself, ATHENA CURRIER, LARS MARTINSON, KEVIN CANNON, JAMIE SCHUMACHER, BRITT HAMMERBERG, LUPI McGINTY, and SARAH MOREAN (Click on their links to your immediate right for more on them and their wonderful works. NICK, MARK, and STRAWBERRY MAMA not pictured). Thanks for fun times, gang! Can’t wait for next year! And thanks again to MATT CHICOREL! YAY FRIENDS!
And now…the thrilling conclusion…
WHOA! CONTINUITY NIGHTMARE! So I guess the next SLUGS story I’m going to post next–14YOGAMATS 2: “Secret of the Salt” (our TMNT 2 parody)–actually was done before we did this story. Oops. Now that Paprica Spice reference isn’t funny at all! Yeah….that’s why it’s not funny… Ok, just one more 11 page epic SLUGS tale and I’ll have all this out of my system. Thank you for your patience.
ALSO: My friends and local cartoonists LANCE WARD, BUB BURGY, ATHENA CURRIER, and TED ANDERSON have started a radio show called “THE GEEK REPORT”, which is all about the local indie comics scene, as well as the ‘bigger picture’ in the geek world. Technically the show isn’t on the radio yet, but it will be soon. In the meanwhile, they have been doing ‘test’ shows which you can download as podcasts–and I’m on the latest episode!!! It’s good clean listening fun. AND my friend SARAH MOREAN also has a new indie comics podcast going called THE CROSS HATCH PODCAST, and you can find that on itunes. So there you go–some good listenin’ for you while you toil away at the art desk (or whatever it is you do when listening to podcasts). ENJOY!
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 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.
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.
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!
On Friday, April 2nd, 2010 the “CONTINUITY GUY” graphic novella zapped its way into our world, being released at the ALTERED ESTHETICS show “Resident Artists 4: Collaborations”. To commemorate this event, here are some photos of the night presented in the way only a CONTINUITY GUY release could be–completely out of sequential order and making little sense. Enjoy!
CONTINUITY GUY creator CASEY ‘NELS’ NELSON enjoys what Bud and I have done with his stolen property while Bud explains where nipples are and what they do.
Moments earlier WILL DINSKI and SARAH MOREAN drank from a bottle clearly marked “DO NOT DRINK”. Almost immediately the walls seemed to get taller and taller to them. Before you knew it they were nearly invisible to the naked eye. Later, they were eaten by a spider. They shall be dearly missed.
Not to be outdone, VAS LITTLECROW actually travels thru time before our very eyes.
Those professional models we hired finally show up.
The AE crew knew we were coming and so they quite literally baked a cake.
DAN “The Frame-Filler” MURPHY shows how he earned his nickname.
MIKE TOFT then challenges Dan to a ‘Frame Fill-Off’. Murphy retains his title.
JAMES POWELL takes a brief moment to do some cleansing, personal introspection. He then leaves insisting he has to find a nun to punch or the hyenas won’t let him sleep.
TED ANDERSON also tries for Murphy’s title, but is disqualified when the lab results come back and he had tested positive for juicing.
LEELOO takes a moment out of her busy day to look adorable. Awwwww….
BRITT AAMODT (author of the upcoming essay collection about MN cartoonists ‘OFF COLOR’) takes Bud’s challenge to find all the continuity errors in the CONTINUITY GUY script. She gives up after 300.
Co-worker CHRIS OESTREICHER makes his patented camera mug. You’re 9,323 for 9,323, buddy! Great job!
Hearing of the challenge to de-throne Dan Murphy, co-worker KATRINA GLAIM makes a valiant (but ultimately losing) effort.
STEVE STWALLEY finally found that bonfire kindling he was looking for.
CONTINUITY GUY cover artist KEVIN CANNON insists on being just another face in the crowd…so much so that he causes a scene and becomes the center of attention. It was very awkward.
BUD finds his ‘last call’ date for the evening.
Thinking I had left, everyone had a really good laugh at my expense. And then the cameras flash went off, and things became uncomfortably quiet. The night was officially over.
Many, many thanks to everyone who stopped by whether they were there for us or any of the ‘resident artists’. Many thanks to everyone who picked up a copy of the book, and many thanks to everyone I didn’t get a (good) picture of. It was a really fun time!
Hey speaking of 24 Hour Comic Book Day 2009 (since, you know, that’s where this story came from)… SARAH MOREAN of mini-comics and The Daily Cross Hatch fame has just released A DOCUMENTRY she made about 24 Hour Comic Day 2009 here in Minneapolis! Check it out!
Also: The following pin-up is of me, not the MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE gang, and was drawn at FALLCON by VAS LITTLECROW…while hula-hooping…and singing…. However, VAS and her husband LOKI are also putting the finishing touches on a funny and strange 3 page MANLY TALES story they were inspired to do after the first day of Fallcon, and I’ll post that as soon as it’s sent my way. Until then, enjoy: