Hey Minnesota cartooning fans: the biggest gallery show since Lutefisk Sushi C is hitting the Twin Cities. So big, in fact, that it's in a museum.
The Minnesota Museum of American Art is curating "Hot Ink: Comic Art in Minnesota," a look at the groundswell of cartooning in this fine state. The MMAA describes the show in this fashion:
"Recently, the Twin Cities has seen the emergence of an underground comics movement all its own. Brought on by developments in popular culture and DIY printing technology, traditional comics have morphed from stories about superheroes and villains, to graphic novels addressing personal world views.
Hot Ink: Comic Art in Minnesota features the inked panels, sketchbooks, graphic novels, and mini comics of emerging and nationally-known artists, all developing an American medium for a new century."
The show opens on September 28, 2008.
There is an OPENING PARTY on October 3, 2008, at 8:00pm. That's the night before FallCon, so there should be a pretty great crowd.
See you there!