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by Bart King

11/18/2019

Zen Zomic Zonday! This one, Ordinary Mind, may be the last one of these for a while as the next one I plan to do is quite a bit longer... and stranger.

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11/11/2019

Yet another, another Zen Comic! Three in less than one month?! Fantastic?!
The Master
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11/4/2019

Yet another Zen Comic! Two in less than one month?! Fantastic!!
Making a Mirror

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10/14/2019

More Zen Comics because here they are... Mu

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6/26/2019

New koan comic added: What is This? From the Platform Sutra. Dialog from Stephen Batchelor’s retelling.

koan /ˈkōän/ noun
"a paradoxical anecdote or riddle, used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the inadequacy of logical reasoning and to provoke enlightenment."

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5/5/2019

I’ve been doing some digital object studies for funnies and for possible future screen prints. Check out the first few...

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2/2/2019

Two new comics added, TMNTed Talk and Kill the Cat. Both comics are format experiments, making comics that are easily read on social media. Please Enjoy!

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9/24/2018

I've taken all the Drumpf (Drumpf) cartoons off of this page because I'm really just ready to
forget all about him. Good riddance.

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4/4/2018

I’ve started drawing fanart for popular characters, cuz I don’t already have enough to do. Check out my social media sites to take a gander. The Instagram and the Twitter

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8/15/2017

Since I'm updating the site, I might as well add the Prince Map I created last year. Wow, I'm really behind here.

http://www.bartaking.com/files/gimgs/th-54_Prince Map.jpg

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8/10/2017

I have performed a MASSIVE site update! Actually, I barely changed anything at all. But, there are colors, and dropdowns, and type... and images. All the things?

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8/4/2017

I've added all the Nobody's Rebellion progress images into a randomizer. Just refresh your page to load a new image.

CHECK IT OUT

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1/26/2017

REMOVED

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5/11/2016

I am lucky enough to have been awarded an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board! I will be using this opportunity to illustrate the graphic novel Nobody’s Rebellion, written by Peter Schilling, Jr.

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8/11/2015

Autoptic 2015 was a rousing success! Late news now, but I created
this years event map (just as I did in 2013)

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6/28/2015

No Post. New Baby. Baby Brain... will be sentient again soon.

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10/26/2014

I've added my new(ish), fully screen printed mini-comic,
The Names of Birds & Trees into the comics section! REJOICE!!

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8/11/2014

Another year, another City Pages comic issue!
Click on my submission below...

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4/12/2014

My trippy, little Dos-e-dos book, Isthmus, has been accepted into
The Society of Illustrators first ever Comic & Cartoon Art Annual!

HELL YES!!!

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3/31/2014

Coming Soon... for TCAF

The first in an unconnected series of introverted ramblings of an extrovert.

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3/21/2014

Less than two months away... Let the feverish crafting begin/continue!!!

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3/20/2014

Hi there! I added pics of my mini-comic, and a nice little button to buy one.

I also added a new pair of prints, read comics / make comics,
to the prints section; go ahead and do both of those activities.

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2/4/2014

Forgot to mention this - Isthmus, a sort of bastard-sequel / exploration
of characters from 'The Recipe' is viewable HERE!

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11/20/2013

I'll be tabling at this little event next month...

Saturday December 7th @ CO Exhibitions

1101 Stinson Blvd, Minneapolis, MN

10:00 a.m. thru 6:00 p.m.

Stop by and touch books and arts

FREE ADMISSION

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11/13/2013

Long time, no sleep.

Following this link will take you to a great article on the

MPLS Comics Scene... Which includes ME, Brat Kink!!

GO READ HERE!!!

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8/13/2013

Another strong review, this time for Pennsylvanians!

Read it at the Poopsheet Foundation!

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8/12/2013

New items for sale...

POST OFFICE

&

THE STRONG, SILENT TYPE (2nd printing)

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8/8/2013

Nice review for post office by The Poopsheet Foundation... HERE

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8/6/2013

More nice things written about Pennsylvanians.

READ IT HERE!!!

Thanks to Optical Sloth

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8/6/2013

New work - a map! Now posted in the illustration section.
Drawn for the AUTOPTIC expo

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7/24/2013

It is that time of year; here is my submission for the 2013 Citypages Comix Issue.
The theme this year is 'my biggest mistake', which was difficult;
cuz i don't make any. do i?

Added a bit of color here for yuks. Original is grayscale.

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7/10/2013

My contribution to BARTKIRA is now on view in the comics section.

Check out all the #bartkira tags on tumblr to see an immense about
of beautiful work.

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6/27/2013

The original art for post office will be on display (and for sale) at this show...

Honored to be showing alongside a battalion of talented cartoonists...

June 27 — July 7

Exhibition

AUTOPTIC is a comics, graphics, and record festival featuring creators taking their cues from the long, varied history of underground comics, counterculture, punk, lo-fi and DIY aesthetics—a history that thrives beyond demographics, advertising platforms, and major market concerns. AUTOPTIC is about people making culture happen in the real world from the bottom up, people who make things themselves, putting thought and care into seeing those things through and getting them out into the world, however and wherever they can. AUTOPTIC is about feeding that impulse and connecting those makers to each other and to their audience. EXCIMER previews work by several comic, zine, and print artists that will be exhibiting at the AUTOPTIC festival taking place later this summer, August 18, 2013 at Aria at The Jeune Lune in Minneapolis.

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6/27/2013

If you ever visit a comic expo I am tabling at, you may see something like this...

Our next chance to meet will be at this August's AUTOPTIC in Minneapolis!

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6/7/2013

Pennsylvanians #1 is days away from being completed, ready for C.A.K.E.!
and I'm ready for real cake because tomorrow is my BIRRRTHDAAAAAY!!!!!!
(said in an Oprah voice)

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5/29/2013

In June I will be here...

with this...

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5/24/2013

New mini comic, lowtac, now on view in the comic section.
Three previously unreleased shorts.

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4/5/2013

Bart King...as seen in Creative Quarterly 29!

Check out my Less Than Jake print to see the (now) stature winning design.

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3/15/2013

If you are so keen, visit King Cartoon Electric on the ol' facebook! I can promise you that it will involve clicking, scrolling, and looking. enjoy!

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2/2/2013

Most self-published comics on this site are now "free to read" and are available for purchase (in their archaic book format) from this site or from etsy.com Thanks!

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12/07/2012

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11/2/2012

I've marked down the prices on ALL my prints on the ol' site here. perfect holiday gifts for friends and family who are into fighting punks, turn of the century etiquette, a skinless colossus; maybe some... drawers? perhaps they would enjoy things colored yellow, or the looney tunes-esque antics of monster hunters, or bugs... or bars. okay... I do make some 'interesting' stuff.

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10/31/2012

I have a bunch of prints left over from the Fest 11 Art Show.

each one now available here for $20 dollars shipped. Add'em to

your cart, slap those beauties in a frame of your choice, and

then enjoy the heck outta them!

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10/15/2012

I will have two new prints on exhibition this month at

the Fest 11 Art Show in Gainesville, FL.

any unsold prints will be available here.

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8/7/2012

Hi. I have a new comic published in the twin cities city pages this week. You can read it by clicking the pic below! enjoy!!

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6/19/2012

New mini-comic 'post office' is now on view in the comics section!

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5/24/2012

In less than a month I'll be tabling at the...

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2/23/2012

New illustration (my first web header!) now on view in the

ol' illustration section

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12/29/2011

Got crafty this holiday with illustrations for my nieces and nephew

Check out the other two in the series here.

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12/11/2011

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11/09/2011

hi folks! from now until the end of the year i am discounting the prices on all the items in the shop, and have created a HOLIDAY BUNDLE that makes collecting my stuff easy as pie! thanks all!!

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10/31/11

the minneapolis indie xpo is this weekend folks! stop by and gander at the newly printed copies of the the fieldhawk; complete with fully silk-screened wraparound/dustjacket cover.

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10/10/2011

In less than a month from now I'll appearing at the...

Stop by and pick up the newly (and firstly) printed copies of

the fieldhawk and the recipe.

More info on MIX can be obtained here.

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08/03/2011

preliminary sketch for a project. couple more here

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07/28/2011

new strip "the future and fortunes of dread" now on view.

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04/19/2011

new piece,"the itch", on view in the illustration section.

although, one could argue that it belongs in the comics section...

ah-ha!

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03/04/2011

I have converted my blogspot to a 'face a day' drawing challenge

for myself. check in often to track my progress. link.

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02/20/2011

getting a lot of miles out of this print lately, thanks to some

great patrons and friends. thanks!

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01/05/2011

and, as promised, another print.

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01/04/2011

added a new screenprint to the shop, and i'll be adding another

later this week. take a look!

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12/30/2010

welcome!