Pictured above is the cover to the first Soapy the Chicken mini-comic… I printed up around 230 of them, and the front cover and inside covers are all screen printed by hand.
150 of them went into boxes tonight for Lutefisk Sushi Volume B, which is premiering this Friday in Minneapolis.
LUTEFISK SUSHI VOLUME B MARCH 24TH AT CREATIVE ELECTRIC STUDIOS
***Go to cartoonistconspiracy.com/sushi for more information***
Charles Schulz is dead, leaving many Minnesotans to believe their cartoon heritage lives on in lawyers squabbling over the rights to Camp Snoopy and hideously-painted giant-sized character figurines.
Chin up Minnesota! Our state’s cartoonists labor on, without litigation! Without theme parks! Without money! Without dignity! Without pants! This is the cartoonist’s way.
The International Cartoonist Conspiracy celebrates over 40 Minnesota cartoonists in a unique gallery show sequel entitled Lutefisk Sushi Vol B at Creative Electric Studios. The original Lutefisk Sushi Vol A show helped earn Creative Electric the City Pages’ Best Art Gallery of 2005, and Vol B promises to be even better. The box is bigger, for one thing.
Each cartoonist will create a mini-comic of their work that will be collated into a limited edition hand-serigraphed bentobox-set sampler designed by political gadfly cartoonist Ken Avidor.
The box will debut at the gallery opening March 24th, at 7pm. The boxes will probably sell out fast, so get there early if you want one.
In addition, there will be walls full of original art, books, prints, and novelties by the artists- and a special side show:
THE WEINER ROAST
KEN AVIDOR, transit-obsessed, sensitive, tree-hugging environmentalist, political agitator and bicycle enthusiast is also KEN WEINER, former Screw art editor, party machine, devil may care ne’er-do-well and alcohol enthusiast.
The Weiner Roast will feature a wide variety of work from Avidor/Weiner’s career and an exclusive 52 page comic honoring/roasting his work by 18 cartoonists from around the country including Pete Bagge, Dirty Danny Hellman, Mark Martin, and Big Time Attic.
Creative Electric Studios
2201 NE 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Please help spread the word about this excellent show! Here’s a banner you can put on your site to make it easy…
Just link it to www.cartoonistconspiracy.com/sushi
I’ll be having some sort of contest soon to win a copy of the limited edition Soapy book, so you non-Minnesotans will have a chance to get a copy as well.