Friday, September 30, 2011

Lions and Tigers and (Monster) Beavers...Oh My!

Okay, lions and tigers won't really be at NOTSTOCK , but Dave DeVries will be painting a "Monster Beaver," and you can screen print an area child's drawing of a "beaver rebuilding Minot" onto a T-shirt or other apparel.

To explain, area elementary students were invited to draw a "Monster Beaver" or a "beaver rebuilding Minot." DeVries will select one of each of these drawings and transform the children's art into a drawing and painting. One child's "monster beaver" drawing will become a painting that will be executed directly at MSU and then sold at auction afterwards (a la his book, The Monster Engine). The sale will be donated to a deserving family who has been affected by the flood disaster. One child's drawing of a "beaver rebuilding Minot" will become a pen and ink drawing that can be screen printed onto shirts and apparel at the event for a freewill donation to also go to the deserving family.

Dave Devries will be working in the Student Center Beaver Dam all three days and will give presentations of his work, including his work for Marvel and DC Comics, on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. and Friday, Oct. 7 at 9 a.m. in Aleshire Theatre, Hartnett Hall.

Introducing Chloe Eudaly!

Since this year's theme is words and pictures, we needed a guest who knows something about both. Our search led us to Chloe Eudaly, a bookseller, publisher, writer, self-publishing educator and print devotee. She is the owner of Portland's legendary store, Reading Frenzy--a small, specialty bookshop/gallery/event space in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1994, Reading Frenzy is an independent press emporium devoted to supporting independent/alternative media and culture.

In 2004 Eudaly launched a small publishing venture, Show & Tell Press, and has been publishing Crap Hound for her friend Sean Tejaratchi ever since. She also co-founded the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC), a studio and workshop space, in the late 1990s, in response to the enthusiasm and interest her customers had for zines and self-publishing. This unique organization maintains the largest small press lending library in North America, as well as an art gallery, computer lab, production room, and letterpress print shop.

While at NOTSTOCK, Chloe will lead two zine workshops from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 6 & 7 in the Student Center Conference Center. She will also give the presentation, Print(ed) Matters at 7 p.m. on October 6 in the Student Center Conference Center followed by a reception. She will discuss the pros and cons of print vs. electronic media, how the death of print has been over hyped, and how changes in the publishing industry as well as increased access to the means of production is helping spur a new wave of small and self-publishers.

Check out this great article about Reading Frenzy. Also check out Reading Frenzy's print series, issues of Crap Hound, as well as other items in the shoppe. And make sure you get to NOTSTOCK to meet Chloe and check out some zines and other printed materials she will have on hand.

Chloe Eudaly outside Reading Frenzy in Portland, Oregon

Cover of Crap Hound #4: Clown, Devils, & Bait by Sean Tejaratchi

Reading Frenzy! print by Carson Ellis

Doris: An Anthology 1991-2001 by Cindy Crabb--An anthology of one of the first and best personal zines.

A Few of Our Favorite Zines art print by Kate Bingaman Burt

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sneak Peek!

It's only one week until NOTSTOCK starts. Here are the T-shirt designs created by Landland and DWITT that you can print at this year's event. Go get your tees, bags, and other apparel and get to NOTSTOCK next week!

PS. There is still one design yet to come, created by an area elementary student and NOTSTOCK guest, Dave DeVries.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


DWITT (Dave Witt) makes his home in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. He describes himself as, "A veteran of the comic book, rock poster, gallery, bookstore, and even gaming worlds, DWITT might just be the most ubiquitous artist whose name you’ve never learned… until now." His background in so many art forms that combine words and pictures make him the perfect guest for this year's event.

Back for a second time (DWITT was our guest in 2008 as well), DWITT will be screen printing (and maybe drawing) October 6-8, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Beaver Dam in the Student Center on the Minot State University campus. He will also give a presentation of his work at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 6 and again at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 7 in Aleshire Theatre, Hartnett Hall. His work will be displayed in the Northwest Art Center, 2nd floor of Hartnett Hall at MSU, and at 62 Doors Gallery & Studios, downtown Minot. Come say hi to DWITT and pick up some of this work.

For more of DWITT's work, check out his homepage and his Etsy page.

2010 vs. 2011

This year will top last years attendance! LOTS OF RSVPs from guests and general inquiry. This photograph was taken at NOTSTOCK 2010... hard to imagine we might TOP THAT! ....gonna be fun! BRING blank t-shirts, hoodies.... tote bags.


Ned Krouse received his MFA in ceramics from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia. He has taught ceramics and design courses at the college level including a short teaching appointment here at Minot State University! Our ceramics students are especially excited to work with Ned at POTSTOCK. Be sure to watch Ned demonstrate with clay and fire.... Thursday and Friday!


Dave DeVries is an award winning illustrator with 20 years of experience visualizing high impact, high drama images.

Some of his illustration clients include Dreamworks SKG, Lucasfilm, Universal Studios, Sega, The 3DO company, Seed Studio, ASCAP, Tor Books and Marvel and DC Comics among others. If you've ever been on the Mummy Returns ride at Universal Studios Theme Park (Florida and California) then chances are you've seen his work. Much of it was featured in the ride itself. For the last two years Dave was a contractor for Seed Studio, a Taiwanese video game company heading up their "Seed Studio West" division as an Art Director, Illustrator and Promotions Manager. He currently freelances within the advertising and gaming industry.

Monday, September 26, 2011


With NOTSTOCK coming at us fast the anticipation is mounting...

A returning guest this year is a veteran of the comic book, rock poster, gallery, bookstore, and even gaming worlds. DWITT, will be at NOTSTOCK all three days and will be presenting his brilliance to the masses at MSU's NOTSTOCK. You may have seen his work famously on the hit game 'Guitar Hero'. His agenda at NOTSTOCK is:

Thursday, October 6

• 9:00 -10:00 a.m. DWITT presentation in Aleshire Theatre -
Hartnett Hall

Friday, October 7
• 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. DWITT presentation in Aleshire
Theatre - Harnett Hall

Saturday, October 8

• 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Roundtable discussion with all
NOTSTOCK guests in the Student Center Beaver Dam
• 7:00 p.m. NOTSTOCK closing reception for NOTSTOCK
guests at 62 Doors Gallery and Studios • Live music, NOTSTOCK
artists’ presentations and gallery show

All events are free and open to the public and smiles will be taken at the door.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Introducing Landland!

Each year I introduce the NOTSTOCK guests by posting a few images of their work and telling you a little bit about them.

The first guest I'd like to introduce for this year's event is Landland.

Landland are the dynamic duo, Dan Black and Jes Seamans. They make gorgeous crazy awesome posters, art prints, CD/vinyl packaging, and other illustration and design work. They will screen print October 6-8, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Beaver Dam in the Student Center on the Minot State University campus. Their work will be displayed in the Northwest Art Center, 2nd floor of Hartnett Hall at MSU, and at 62 Doors Gallery & Studios, downtown Minot. Dan and Jes will also give a presentation of their work at 8 p.m. at 62 Doors during the NOTSTOCK closing reception.

For more of Landland's work, check out their homepage.