50 comics in a box

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The International Cartoonist Conspiracy has issued another collectible box of mini-comics by local artists, a follow-up to last year's Lutefisk Sushi Volume A, available at Creative Electric Studios (gallery hours: Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Lutefisk Sushi Volume B contains 50 comix for $25, including such items as Maxeem Konrardy's The Brown Blood--a satire of coffee's accepted/destructive role in the Third World ("Ahh, that's a good village")--bound in what looks like basket-weaving, and Jenny Schmid's 2-square-inch-sized The Last Supper, about the guinea pig's place in Czech art--"It's a long story."

Lutefisk participants show their original art at Creative Electric through April 22 (a week from this weekend), including a special display of work by box designer and "Roadkill Bill" cartoonist Ken Avidor. Amid Avidor's covers for Screw and Pulse of the Twin Cities in the newly expanded backroom, you'll find his 1987 album cover for Halo of Flies' Garbage Rock (Twin Tone) and a cartoon of Ronald McDonald threatening First Avenue with a Hard Rock Cafe guitar. Climb the ladder to the "smut hut" of the loft, and you'll see a Screw-published caricature of Andrea Dworkin, a cartoon of Mikhail Gorbachev sodomizing George Herbert Walker Bush, and (if these put you in the mood) a bed. (Note: This article appeared recently in City Pages, but not online.)

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Posted here and elsewhere recently: Jack Brass Band: Livin' For the City (City Pages 2/1/06), Not saints, exactly, but still marching in... (Complicated Fun 2/1/06), Coretta Scott King: "You can't do it all by yourself" (Complicated Fun 2/3/06), Prince on 'SNL': Scott Seekins's red twin? (Culture to Go 2/6/06), review of new Trampled By Turtles (City Pages 2/15/06), review of DUNation.com: Volume Won (City Pages 2/15/06), Rev. Charlie Jackson, R.I.P. (Culture to Go 2/16/06), Mardi Gras in Minneapolis and New Orleans (Complicated Fun 2/22/06), Schoolhouse Rap: Unknown Prophets teach the children, rock with the force of prophecy (City Pages 3/1/06), Truth Is: debut solo album from Truth Maze (City Pages/Culture to Go 3/1/06), Atmosphere mashed up with 50 Cent (Culture to Go 3/6/06)

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Want to donate these Stax albums to the Stax Museum? (Culture to Go 3//9/06), City Pages cover-model trivia (Culture to Go 3/9/06), Gordon Parks, 1912-2006 (Culture to Go 3/13/06), review of Shite 'N' Onions Vol. 2: What the Shite (City Pages 3/15/06), review of Moochy C's "R.A.S.B." (City Pages 3/15/06), A review of all 30 Fugazi live CDs (Culture to Go 3/16/06), First Avenue to scan thumb prints (Culture to Go 3/17/06), Al Milgrom still "calling the shots" at MSPIFF (Culture to Go 3/27/06), How do you create art that's Minneapolis? (Culture to Go 4/3/06), Is Ice Cube from Minneapolis? (Culture to Go 3/29/06), Tell me something good: 5 things to remember about race and hip hop (MNArtists.org 4/3/06), 30 years of TC punk on 'Radio Riot' (Complicated Fun 4/4/06), Can't Go Home: Juvenile's New Orleans, the Ghost Town America Made (City Pages 4/5/06)

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Calling all my people, come back home: more scenes from the drive to New Orleans (Complicated Fun 4/4/06), In Da Club: Metallagher at the Triple Rock (City Pages 4/5/06), More scenes from Metallagher's last show (Culture to Go 4/5/06), Link Wray: "Armed to the Teeth" (Complicated Fun 4/5/06), Hip-hop intellectual death match (Culture to Go 4/5/06), Matos and Bream on Prince (Complicated Fun 4/6/06), Public forum on race and hip hop doesn't suck (Culture to Go 4/7/06), I don't want to grow up: "Grups" in New York Magazine (Complicated Fun 4/7/06), Mason Jennings on 'CBS Sunday Morning'; Atmosphere on Kimmel (Culture to Go 4/8/06), The Shoe Bomber (Culture to Go 4/10//06), Monday video: Bow Wow Wow's "Do You Wanna Hold Me?" (Complicated Fun 4/10/06), Big Proof, R.I.P. (Culture to Go 4/11/06)


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