SE 21st Ave: A Rob Kirby comic

I’m Rob Kirby, a Minneapolis cartoonist. I occasionally draw installments for a series of comics called “Time Forgot,” which pays tribute to old and/or forgotten places and artifacts in the city that interest me. The latest episode is “SE 21st Ave,” a mini-tribute to a cool little block in the SE Como area that I took a real shine to.

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  • Excellent! Funny. Someday I'm going to visit SE 21st Ave. Perhaps if enough of us do it there will be an incredible traffic jas. People will be stuck there. They'll get hungry. The sequel. - by Douglas Arthur Rosenquist on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:03am
  • What a cute little comic! I'd love to visit this lonely little street on a bike. And then go and get some grub from an operational food truck! <3 - by Holly Mae on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:52am
  • I have wondered about this for 20 or 30 years! the trailers or trucks change but very rarely. As far as I know going back to 1966 No one ever sold Christmas trees or wreaths there. - by Steven Handeland on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:54pm

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Liked this, because I know this block. The gathering of food trucks and the derelict shack is, of course, an illegal truck storage yard that the city simply hasn't paid any attention to, as it does with lots of other zoning infractions in Southeast. Maybe someone will notice this--besides Kirby and myself.

Connie Sullivan


Touching piece in these days of turmoil!