Jim Woodring at Nightshift

From dusk to dawn on June 4-5, Rain Taxi, the Walker Art Center, and mnartists.org collaborated on a landmark all-night event we called Nightshift, with a special midnight drawing performance by acclaimed cartoonist Jim Woodring. Hundreds of people gathered to watch Woodring wield a 7-foot pen to ink a drawing of a severed frog's leg. In this first of several video segments, Woodring begins the inking and regales the audience with tales of how the pen came to be. Minnesota cartoonists Zander Cannon and Zak Sally are seen assisting Woodring during the process. Stay tuned for more footage from the singularly amazing event to be posted soon!