The Cross Hatch Dispatch – 4.28.2011

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[Above Lars expresses himself in the third dimension, below the Dispatch lines up your weekend.]

  1. Did you enjoy the teaser? Soon you can watch the whole thing: Lars Martinson is featured on an upcoming episode of MN Originals that debuts tonight on Twin Cities Public Television. A viewing party has been scheduled for tonight at 3 Monkey’s Pub & Grub in Minneapolis.
  2. Chester Brown’s latest book Paying For It will have its official launch and party this weekend at Goodhandy’s in Toronto. Bring your best maypole puns.
  3. The Comics Journal has launched a new bi-weekly podcast series called “Talkies” featuring interviews conducted by Mike Dawson. Check out the first episode with Evan Dorkin!
  4. Just Add Ink, a comics cooking anthology, is looking for submissions. No one’s work is turned away! Easily add to your list of publishing credits and exercise your right to make some forking jokes. Deadline is June 15th.
  5. Hey nerds, let’s help out this Wikipedia page listing all comics that were ever released, by year, and add some indie comics to the list. Surely one or two came out in 2009, right?
  6. Fresh Meat 2011, presented by Cartoon Allies and the Illustration & Cartooning BFA Department at SVA, is happening this Friday, April 29, from 6-9pm. Don’t be afraid to spread the word, you vegans!
  7. Congratulations to Phil McAndrew who not only achieved his Kickstarter goal but also sold his first comic to MAD Magazine! Watch out for this kid, he’s about to blow up!
  8. Minnesota cartoonists will be on-hand to draw your spirit animal this Friday at Altered Esthetics Gallery’s 7th anniversary party. Come from 6pm-midnight and enjoy an art swap, raffle, silent auction, and games among other things. (Beer? Please be beer.)

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Sarah Morean

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