Posts Tagged ‘comics’

Feeling Arty this weekend?

Sometimes I get the urge to do something besides hit the couch and watch the television on a friday night. Other then hitting a bar with friends, or blowing out my eardrums at a local rock show I like to check out some art.

Hitting a local art gallery or museum can be an enlightening experience. You get to sip a beer or glass of wine, hang with hipsters and pretend you might just know something about art. Plus you can be home by ten or hitch a ride on the hipster express and find an all night DJ blowout somewhere.

Two events come to mind this weekend, but they are both on the same night and start at the same time. Maybe you can do half and half!

Hot Ink: Comic Art In Minnesota – All the cool local underground comic artists will be displaying their work and recently published books. Friday, October 3rd, 7:00pm at the Minnesota Museum of American Art at Kellogg Boulevard and Market Street in St. Paul – www.mmaa.org

Tales From The Black Lodge – From the press release –  “Tales from the Black Lodge will feature surreal and otherworldly artwork inspired in part by the creative genius of David Lynch.” This one takes place Friday, October 3rd, 7:00pm at Altered Esthetics – 1224 Quincy St. NE in Minneapolis – www.alteredesthetics.com

A great place to look up art events is at www.mplsart.com

Chilly spring afternoon? Read comics!

My friend Marty and I are heading over to Big Brain Comics in a couple of hours to attend the release party for a couple of local graphic novel creators. Lars Martinson will be doing an early release of his book, Tonoharu Part One, just prior to heading to Japan for a gig researching calligraphy. Tim Sievert will be on hand with his graphic novel, That Salty Air.

I have to admit, I’m not familiar with either of these local artists, but I saw the release listed in first the Star Tribune (who had a huge typo for Martinson’s book, both in print and on their website), and then on the Pioneer Press’s website. Checking out their websites, I’m sure I’ll buy both books while I’m there. I’ll have a review afterwards at my comics blog.

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