Literary Arts, Podcast: Radio mnartists , Visual Arts
Radio mnartists: Chris Monroe
by Marya Morstad
December 20, 2005
Producer Marya Morstad continues the “Radio mnartists” series of web and radio interviews with Minnesota artists. Listen to her interview with Chris Monroe.
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Chris Monroe is a Duluth-based cartoonist, whose comic strip “Violet Days” runs every Friday in the Star Tribune as well as in The Transistor in Duluth.
Last year she published an anthology of the strip called “Ultra Violet: 10 years of Violet Days.” Her edgy yet whimsical illustrations about everyday topics were first seen in the Seward Co-op Newsletter and Global Village ads, and later the Funny Pages, The Twin Cities Reader, Pulse and The Ripsaw in Duluth. She has been voted Best Local Cartoonist by City Pages.
Her artwork appears on Pizza Luce menus and CD covers, including “Duluth Does Dylan.” She has also exhibited her oil pastels at the Duluth Art Institute and other galleries. Monroe will produce a new children’s book in late 2006 called “Monkey with a Tool Belt,” from Lerner Publishing.
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For information on Chris Monroes book Ultra Violet: 10 years of "Violet Days" click here.
Marya Morstad was the recipient of the 2004 National Federation of Community Broadcasters “Golden Reel” award for best local documentary for Art and Spirit Matters: Arts and Religion in the Twin Cities. Morstad is the host of “Art Matters” a weekly arts program on KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio.