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22
Nov
10

Arnold the Super Cardinal–part 10(of 11), also: Black Friday @ ‘The Source’

  Let the above be a reminder to ye:  At least once a week go check out the amazing work BUD BURGY is doing bringing to life my script for CONTINUITY GUY: CHRONO CHAOS!!!

  ALSO:  This Friday–NOVEMBER 26th aka “BLACK FRIDAY“– I will be at The Source Comics and Games helping to promote “SUPER HEROES, STRIP ARTISTS, and TALKING ANIMALS” by BRITT AMMODT.  I don’t have any actual details beyond that, but hopefully I will by Wednesdays post.

17
Nov
10

Arnold the Super Cardinal–part 8(of 11)

       Yeah…take THAT Obama!  Snap! 

    Anyway…this page was total informed by my love of the cartoonist JASON who I fell in love with a couple years ago.  You should go buy his stuff today.  WHile you’re at the bookstore be sure to pick up the following which is now totally out:

14
Oct
10

TC: FCBD–part 6(of 12)–by Bastian and Dank, also: Britt Aamodt’s book on MN cartoonists (including myself) debuts Saturday at ‘Book Fest’, and the ‘Geek Report’ and ‘Fallcon’ are Saturday too!

BRIAN BASTIAN:  If you’re too young to remember the Hostess cake ads they used to run in comics back in the day, they were awesome. It was like you were getting a free short story and an advertisement for sugar. I’d like to say that having Tommy Chicago stealing my wallet was a metaphoric statement on how he eats up a lot of my disposable income, but in fact I just thought it would be funny. I was really happy with the ending too. Its a great point to get out of the story, but it left the door open if we wanted to do another story.

DANK:  I remember reading the script for this and getting to this point in the story and realizing there were only two pages left and HOW THE HELL WAS BRIAN GOING TO GET TC AND JIMMY OUT OF THIS IN A SATISFYING MANNER?!?!  And he freekin’ did it.  Oh, and he’s totally right about a writers wallets (same goes for cartoonists).  Anyway, we’ll be back Monday with the third chapter of the TOMMY CHICAGO FREE COMIC BOOK DAY trilogy!  In the meantime…

   Know whats AWESOME about the TWIN CITIES BOOK FEST going on this weekend?  Well, YES, it is a FREE EVENT and that is pretty rad.  But what’s even greater is that  BRITT AAMODT’s “SUPERHEROES, STRIP ARTISTS, and TALKING ANIMALS: ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY MN CARTOONISTS” will be debuting nigh-on a month ahead of it’s release date at BOOK FEST this Saturday!!!  The book features both interviews and the art of many of your favorite MN cartoonists including several Conspirators.  The official run-down of artists looks like this:  Kirk Anderson, Ken Avidor, Terry Beatty, Big Time Attic: Zander & Kevin Cannon, Will Dinski, Patrick Gleason, Peter Gross, Christopher Jones & Melissa Kaercher, Dan Jurgens, Ryan Kelly, Reynold Kissling, Danno Klonowski/Dank!, Bob Lipski & Brian Bastian, Roger Lootine, Doug Mahnke, Gordon Purcell, Brittney Sabo, Zak Sally, Barbara Schulz, Tim Sievert, Andy Singer, King Mini/Vincent Stall, andSteven Stwalley.   So come pick a copy this weekend.  Dare I suggest–the perfect stocking stuffer for your loved ones who love comics???

 So yeah–  Tomorrow SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16th I will be at the TWIN CITIES BOOK FESTIVAL at the Minneapolis Community & Technical College.  I’ll be joined by my friends and fellow Conspirators KEVIN CANNON, MIKE TOFT, LUPI McGINTY, BILL PRENDERGAST, and BRITT AAMODT.  The show runs from 10am to 5pm.  Afterwards I’ll be running across town to record the latest episode of THE GEEK REPORT (with special guest RYAN DOW).  Meanwhile, BRIAN BASTIAN (and, uh…everybody else) will be at FALLCON in St Paul.  We’ll be discussing both BOOK FEST and FALLCON at length on the GEEK REPORT, so if you miss either, we’ll give you the recap!   And don’t forget–every issue of FALSE WITNESS: THE MICHELE BACHMANN STORY (including the all-new #4) will be for sale every THURSDAY thru SUNDAY night in OCTOBER at the stagings of MICHELE! A MUSICAL BACHUMANNTARY.  There’s a good chance I’ll be there as well selling’em!

20
Sep
10

“SUPER HEROES, STRIP ARTISTS, and TALKING ANIMALS” by Britt Aamodt

   

As I mentioned in my pre-LUTEFISK SUSHI post from August 6th, BRITT AAMODT’s book “SUPER HEROES, STRIP ARTISTS, and TALKING ANIMALS” will be available soon.   Britt’s book is a collection of essays on contemporary Minnesota cartoonists (complete with the comics the produce!) and features myself, collaborator BRIAN BASTIAN, several of my fellow Conspirators, and whole bunch of other cartoonists whose work I really admire.  So basically, this is pretty awesome!    The book won’t be out until NOVEMBER 15th (just in time for X-MAS!!!), but you can PRE-ORDER your copy today.   Britt has been doing some promotional stuff for the book including a 2-part radio documentry, a video about BIG TIME ATTIC, and she’ll be sharing a table with myself and some other Conspirators at the TWIN CITIES BOOK FESTIVAL on OCTOBER 16th!    Listen, watch, and attend, and then READ when book is finally released in November!Here’s the official copy:

Superman soared out of a Depression-era America desperate not for just a hero but a superhero to prevail against the crushing realities of life. But as comic book readers escape into a rich world of words and pictures, it’s easy to forget the slumped-over figure at the drawing board—the cartoonist, who may live in Metropolis for much of the day but still calls Minnesota home.

In Superheroes, Strip Artists & Talking Animals, Britt Aamodt coaxes twenty-three contemporary artists from Minnesota’s burgeoning cartoonist community to talk about one of America’s most colorful, irreverent, misunderstood, and sometimes demonized art forms. The cartoonists’ work spans comics, graphic novels, comic strips, editorial cartoons, minicomics, and webcomics. In their careers, these artists have conspired in the death of Superman, envisioned an interstellar space cop network, devoted an entire strip to a dead chicken, and created a Third World dictatorship that felt awfully familiar to contemporary American readers. Along the way, the cartoonists share their stories of breaking into comics and the realities of an industry that has hit pay dirt in Hollywood with comics-based movies but is witnessing the migration of strip artists from paper- to web-based publications. Follow them in this fully illustrated book as they draw their future, frame by frame.

Artists include: Kirk Anderson, Ken Avidor, Terry Beatty, Big Time Attic: Zander & Kevin Cannon, Will Dinski, Patrick Gleason, Peter Gross, Christopher Jones & Melissa Kaercher, Dan Jurgens, Ryan Kelly, Reynold Kissling, Danno Klonowski/Dank!, Bob Lipski & Brian Bastian, Roger Lootine, Doug Mahnke, Gordon Purcell, Brittney Sabo, Zak Sally, Barbara Schulz, Tim Sievert, Andy Singer, King Mini/Vincent Stall, and Steven Stwalley.

Britt Aamodt is an arts journalist specializing in pop culture, visual arts, and artists. She founded the radio theater troupe Deadbeats On the Air and has adapted graphic novels for radio.

  • By: Britt Aamodt
  • Format: Paperback book, 240 pp., 8 1/4 x 10 3/4, 150 b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: MHS Press (November 2010)
  • ISBN 978-0-87351-777-5



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