Saturday December 7th @ CO Exhibitions
1101 Stinson Blvd, Minneapolis, MN10:00 a.m. thru 6:00 p.m.
As part of CO Exhibition’s fourth annual World Craft Fair, Autoptic is curating a small, one-day exhibition and sale featuring zines, independent comics, books, prints, and more!
Come see us this Saturday! A perfect chance to support independent artists in the Twin Cities and load up on comics and zines for your winter reading at the same time. We will also be raffling off fabulous PRIZES from the organizers at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm! Enter for a chance to receive a mermaid-portrait by Caitlin Skaalrud, a portrait by Anders Nilsen, or, finally, a prize-pack of publishers’ books from all of us!
Exhibitors scheduled to appear include:
in absentia press
La Luz Comics
Ryan V Lower
Derek Van Gieson
Friday, December 6; 7pm
Isaac and Abraham and Video Games:
Book Arts Roundtable with Anders Nilsen
Free and open to the public
Join us in welcoming local artist and author Anders Nilsen! Nilsen will do a slide reading from his new accordion book Rage of Poseidon (published by Drawn & Quarterly) and discuss the book’s themes, including the role of mythology and religion in his work and what it means to re-imagine ancient stories and set them in the present day. Nilsen will also share examples of his many forays into unusual storytelling formats from hand-made, screen-printed artist books and photocopied zines to accordion books and poster-comics, as well as the relationship between these and his work in more traditional publishing.
Anders Nilsen is the author and artist of the graphic novels Big Questions, Rage of Poseidon, Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow and The End, among other works. He has received three Ignatz awards as well as the 2012 Lynd Ward Graphic Novel prize. His work has been translated into numerous languages and his drawing and painting has been shown internationally. He lives in Minneapolis.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts is located in
the Open Book Building in downtown Minneapolis
1011 Washington Ave S, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Hello, Mike Toft here. I’m ready to retire as host of the Saturday open studios at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. It’s been 16 months, and I’m ready for somebody else to step up.
If you’re interested email me: mike-t<at>riseup<dot>net
I’ll do the next open studio on December 21, then I’m done.
Seriously, it’s not that much work. The contact person at MCBA has already given me dates for January through April. All you have to do is update the conspiracy blog a few days ahead of time. Then, be there from noon to 4:00 pm. Then, contact MCBA for more dates as needed and update the Google calendar.
I’ll probably attend most of the time, just not EVERY time for the entire four hours.1 comment... Thanks!
The Minneapolis Cartoonist Conspiracy meets at 6:30 until 10:00 the first Thursday of every month at Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe in Northeast.
Generally, we draw collaborative “jam” comics, socialize and drink caffeinated beverages. Afterwords, we often have uncaffeinated beverages somewhere else.
The meetings are open to anyone who wants to draw with us, and the results are posted here sooner or later (and sometimes even printed).
Diamond’s Coffee Shoppe
1618 Central Avenue Northeast
Please spend some money at Diamond’s while you’re there, even if it is just a cuppa coffee… they are excellent hosts, and we wanna stay welcome there.1 comment... Thanks!
THE CARTOONIST CONSPIRACY NEVER SEEKS YOUR DONATIONS. We aren’t even a real organization, and we would probably just blow it all on beer, anyhow. In spite of this, the wonderful things we do would not be at all possible without the help of the below organizations. We are remarkably fortunate to have their support and collaboration. Please seriously consider donating to all of them. Thanks!
Altered Esthetics, the non-profit gallery that has helped organize so many wonderful comic art projects with the Cartoonist Conspiracy, including the recent Rock Ink Roll, is currently seeking funds to help print their calendar for next year. Please hurry on this one as it is a Kickstarter with only 10 hours to go at the time of this posting. If you are too late to help with their Kickstarter, you can donate through their site here.
The Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the non-profit organization that hosts us for our monthly open studios and has provided a space for our 24 Hour Comic Day and Minicomics Day events, is currently soliciting donations. Note that they have always provided their amazing space free of charge.
The wonderful bi-annual Minneapolis Autoptic festival (which recently became a non-profit) is starting to plan their 2015 event (which is going to be two days this time!), and needs your help getting it off the ground. We are incredibly fortunate to have this amazing event happening in the Twin Cities… please help them make it a reality.
RAIN TAXI, the local literary oragnization/publication which organizes the annual Twin Cities Book Festival, and who organized the fun Analog Cave at the Northern Spark festival which we participated in last year, is currently seeking donations.
Thanks for your generosity.Please comment!