Monday, June 29, 2009


Unique comic publication set to premiere at gallery exhibition August 7th.

The International Cartoonist Conspiracy, Big Time Attic, and Altered Esthetics gallery have collaborated to produce an oversized newspaper comics section like they would do it today if they still did it like they did it in the old days.

It is called BIG FUNNY, and it is both.

The 48-page oversized newspaper will premiere at Altered Esthetics this August featuring poster-sized comic artwork from 45 artists. Please join us as we celebrate!

In addition to having copies of BIG FUNNY for sale, the opening reception will include: Original artwork from the publication, examples of historic comics pages (some over a century old), a retrospective of unseen comic artwork by William Ede, live music from The Roe Family Singers and the little funny sideshow - a vintage cigarette machine re-purposed to vend mini-comics and comic art!

A celebration of the Newspaper Comic Strip!

Opening Reception
Friday August 7, 2009 7:00pm-11:00pm

Altered Esthetics
1224 Quincy Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413


About the organizers

Altered Esthetics is a community-based art gallery and arts advocacy organization located in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District. We believe artists represent a true voice of society and our mission is to support and expand a vibrant arts community.

The International Cartoonist Conspiracy is a loose international organization of professional and amateur cartoonists, united by a passion for cartooning. Any cartoonist anywhere can join simply by declaring themselves a member, and can start their own local cell if inclined. Our feats have been many; we have been responsible for numerous publications, a variety of gallery shows and other events, and have organized open comic jams every month since December 2002.

Big Time Attic is the cartooning studio of Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon (no relation). The Cannon Brothers specialize in nonfiction graphic novels like the recently published T-Minus: The Race to the Moon.

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