Museum Features Soapy, Leaving Their Future in Doubt… See the Pictures

Here is a big gallery I just posted of images from the previously mentioned Hot Ink: Comic Art show at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, currently showing until January 4th… at which point the Museum’s lease runs out, leaving them with an uncertain future. One can only speculate that this directly had to do with their decision to deface their walls with Soapy the Chicken comic strips. You can read reviews of the show here and here. Click the image to go to the gallery.

The show features the work of:
Big Time Attic
Kevin Cannon
Zander Cannon
Will Dinski
Tom Kaczynski
Reynold Kissling
Lars Martinson
King Mini
Tyler Page
Evan G. Palmer
Brittney Sabo
Zak Sally
Barbara Schulz
Tim Sievert
Andy Singer
Tom Spence
Steven Stwalley

You can visit the gallery here:

Minnesota Museum of American Art
mmaa.org
50 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

HOT INK: Comic Art in Minnesota Show Opening This Friday

My work, along with work by a number of other Minnesota cartoonists, is going to be featured in a show opening this week at the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Yes, that’s right, there is a museum that actually wants to hang Soapy the Chicken originals on their walls, god help them. Here is the info.

Hot Ink: Comic Art in Minnesota is an exhibit opening October 3rd (and staying up until January) at The Minnesota Museum of American Art. Featured artists include a number of folks in the Conspiracy… here is the full list…

Big Time Attic
Kevin Cannon
Zander Cannon
Will Dinski
Tom Kaczynski
Reynold Kissling
Lars Martinson
King Mini
Tyler Page
Evan G. Palmer
Brittney Sabo
Zak Sally
Barbara Schulz
Tim Sievert
Andy Singer
Tom Spence
Steven Stwalley

The opening party is October 3rd. It costs $10 to get in to the opening ($5 if you are a member or student), but is free if you visit another time. For the opening there is a members preview from 7-8PM, and then it is open to the public from 8-10PM.

Minnesota Museum of American Art
mmaa.org
50 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Seedy Soapy Wins a Blue Ribbon!

Hooray! I just got this message from master Crop Artist David Steinlicht:

Hey Steve,

Soapy the Chicken in seeds won a blue ribbon in the Minnesota State Fair Crop Art competition! (That is, in the Advanced Amateur section, the irregular shapes category.)

You can see the chicken in the Ag-Hort-Bee building in the south-east corner of the fairgrounds. The Ag-Hort-Bee building has the Space Tower ride on the east of it and the Haunted Mansion to the south west of it.

Don’t forget to get some honey flavored ice cream while you’re at the Ag-Hort-Bee building.

David Steinlicht

I always knew Soapy had an irregular shape!

Soapy in Seeds

World-renowned master of crop art (and third-place Soapy Pong world champion) David Steinlicht has completed his Soapy the Chicken crop art piece! Soapy’s visage (and logo) is rendered entirely in millet and canola. I can’t wait to see it at the state fair! I’ll post pictures from there when I have them. Thanks David!

Soapy the Chicken is Getting Really Corny

While many of you may have noticed that this comic strip has no fear of corny (or even outright bad) jokes, my friend David Steinlicht is going to great lengths to create the corniest Soapy ever. In addition to being an excellent cartoonist, David is also an enthusiast of “crop art.” What is crop art, you may wonder… why it is elaborate art made from seeds! For a more involved description of crop art, see the rules of crop art here.

Here is David’s amazing gallery of crop art, featuring many of the stars of Hong Kong cinema (another of David’s passions… he once went to Hong Kong to meet Jackie Chan… his crop art rendition of Mr. Chan won third place in the amateur category in 1997. I think David has gone professional now).

David is honoring us by choosing to make his next crop art project Soapy the Chicken! And he is blogging about it while he builds it! Hopefully we’ll all be able to check out the finished Soapy at the Minnesota State Fair this year.