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Artist Spotlight

Jim Keefe

A graduate of the Kubert School, Jim Keefe started his career as the head colorist in the King Features Syndicate comic art department, coloring such world-renowned strips as Blondie, Beetle Bailey and Hagar the Horrible.

From 1996-2003 he was the writer and artist of Flash Gordon for King Features Syndicate – currently available online at Comics Kingdom.

Teaching and speaking engagements include the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs in Long Island, New York, the University of Minnesota – and most recently as an Adjunct Teacher at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Keefe currently is the artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, written by Francesco Marciuliano. Sally Forth is syndicated worldwide by King Features and appears in nearly 700 newspapers.

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Conventions MCAD

MCAD Mini-Con 2014 – Picture Gallery

Pics from Saturday’s show…

Jacklyn Hedlund
Jacklyn Hedlund

Rosemary Valero-O'Connell
Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

Brando Hughes
Brando Hughes

Andy Leighr
Andy Leighr

Andrew Brian George
Andrew Brian George

John Wilinski
John Wilinski

Chase Van Weerdhuizen
Chase Van Weerdhuizen

Rachel Topka
Rachel Topka

Caitlin Skaalrud
Caitlin Skaalrud

Josh Kaplan
Josh Kaplan

Greer Lawson - Solomon F.
Greer Lawson – Solomon F.

Alexandra Bergman
Alexandra Bergman

Annika Linde & Jordan Hamann
Annika Linde & Jordan Hamann

S. Ursula Aristizabas
S. Ursula Aristizabas

Sloan Armstrong
Sloan Armstrong

Remy Ripple
Remy Ripple

Marina Arriola
Marina Arriola

Lauren Faulhaber & Camille Devet
Lauren Faulhaber & Camille Devet

Logan Cook
Logan Cook

Jen Silverman
Jen Silverman

Jaime Willems
Jaime Willems

Alexis Cooke, Mandie Brasington & Frenchy Lunning
Manga panel with Alexis Cooke, Mandie Brasington & Frenchy Lunning

For more info and video interviews by Chase Van Weerdhuizen,
check out the MCAD Mini-Con 2014 Facebook Page.


And a special thanks to Jaime Willems and Mandie Brasington
for the invite to be on the panel discussion.

YOU GUYS RULE!

Willems and Brisington

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Conventions MCAD

MCAD Mini-Con 2014 – March 14th & 15th

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MCAD Comic Art Update from Mandie Brasington & Jaime Willems

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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s yearly Mini-con is coming up March 14th and 15th!

That’s right, Mini-con is now being spread over Friday and Saturday, free and open to all as always!

From noon to 3:30 pm Friday we will be running the traditional Mini-con featuring current MCAD students, ending with a showing that night of Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist.

Exhibitors on Saturday will be students and MCAD Alumni.

The con, for the first time, will also contain a whole day (10 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday) of exciting panels to attend – as well as an exhibition of student comic art!

The evening will culminate with a showing of Will Eisner Profession: Cartoonist
(the elusive Brazilian documentary).

For more info and a list of events, check out their Facebook page.

-Mandie Brasington

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To whet your appetite, here’s a link to the Comics Journal with a review by Rob Clough of the comics coming out of MCAD’s Comic Art program…

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And last but not least, a quick video from MCAD’s 2012 mini-con.

Hope to see you there!

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MCAD

MCAD’s Dead Cartoonist Society

Presenting the Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s comics club’s newly minted mascot – drawn by MCAD’s own Jaime Willems

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MCAD Comic Art’s Mandie Brasington is currently spearheading the group, dubbed the Dead Cartoonist Society.

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For more info and art, check out their Tumblr and/or Facebook Page.

Viva La Comix!

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MCAD

MCAD Graduates 2013

A big round of applause to all the MCAD students who graduated this afternoon!
Here’s just a small sampling of some of the amazing work showcased in the Spring 2013 Commencement Exhibition.

Click on any thumbnail to access slideshow.

The last four I was able to snag the artists into the picture – wish now I had dragged more over to do so. I had also planned to include a few more pics, but regretfully some of the photos just didn’t come out.

To the students; Now take some time off to celebrate, after all the hard work you did (especially in the homestretch) you deserve it.

Wishing you all the best!