Comic artist, bike advocate, vegan, barista and bike messenger-- Eric Lappegard was an active member of many communities around the Twin Cities. Unfortunately, the 28-year-old's life came to a tragic end July 23 following complications from an automobile accident.
This Saturday friends and family can pay tribute with two events honoring his spirit and memory. Things start up at 2:00 p.m. with an alley cat bike race beginning at Behind Bars Bicycle Shop (208 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis). From 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Altered Esthetics (1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis) hosts an art show and auction featuring work by Lappegard, local comics, and members of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy, a group that Lappegard was an active member of. A raffle, vegan bake sale, and live music by the Roe Family Singers round out the evening. Proceeds from the event benefit Lappegard's family, aiding in expenses incurred from the tragic accident.