One Week to Autoptic!

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AUTOPTIC is next weekend! PODCASTING now!!!

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AUTOPTIC–the 2 day festival of Independent culture on AUGUST 8th and 9th–is next weekend!
If you don’t know what that means–On the 103rd episode of the WAYNE GALE VARIETY HOUR podcast DANNO KLONOWSKI is joined by cartoonist, sequential art instructor, and festival co-organizer ROBERT “BOB” ALGEO to explain all!

We get into what the event is, how it differs from what your idea of a comic convention is,and have an overview of the special guests and exhibitors. DANNO and BOB also pick an Autoptic exhibitor highlight in Autoptic’s own self-defined mission statement topics of: COMICS, MUSIC, ZINE, PRINTS and ART!  

….And BOB has to take a spelling test.

http://www.cartoonistconspiracy.com/sushipodcast/2015/07/the-wayne-gale-variety-hour-ep-103-autoptic-with-robert-algeo/

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Two Weeks to Autoptic!

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Saturday, July 18, Open Studio at MCBA, noon to 4:00 pm

 

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Next open studio:

July 18
Noon to 4 pm
At the Minnesota Center for Book Arts

We’ll be in the lower level print room at the metal tables.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Open Book building
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis
mnbookarts.org

Future Saturday Open Studios:
August 22, lower level print room at the metal tables
September 26, bindery
October 24, bindery
November 28, bindery
December 19, bindery

Coffee, tea, beer, wine, and food are available. Also wi-fi.

Parking options:
* Free in the lot immediately east of the building
* Metered street parking on 3rd Street (one block south of Washington Ave.) for 25 cents an hour
* More expensive metered street parking on the other streets
* Walk or ride your bike

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One Month to Autoptic!

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Marc Bell and Anders Nilsen Event Tonight in Minneapolis (July 8th)

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Double Book Launch with Anders Nilsen and Marc Bell

Acclaimed cartoonists Marc Bell (Stroppy) and Anders Nilsen (Poetry is Useless) will be at Magers & Quinn Wednesday July 8th, reading from and signing their new Drawn & Quarterly books!

Marc Bell will be discussing his first full-length graphic novella, Stroppy, which paints a strange and wordplay-loving world in which the titular hero hopes to win big in a songwriting contest organized by the All-Star Schnauzer Band. Mishap and hilarity ensue as Bell explodes the divide between fine art, doodling, and comics.

Anders Nilsen will talk about Poetry is Useless, an expansive, beautifully-packaged collection of his sketchbooks. Poetry is Useless is part travelogue, part commentary on politics and culture, and part conversational ping-pong match.

Marc Bell was born in London, Ontario, and has befuddled and bemused his readers for almost twenty years. He is the author of Hot Potatoe, Pure Pajamas, and Shrimpy and Paul and Friends. His comics have appeared in many Canadian weeklies, Vice, and LA Weekly. He is a twin.

Anders Nilsen is an award-winning cartoonist and visual artist. He is the author of several books, including Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow and the magnum opus Big Questions, for which he was awarded the 2012 Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book and was nominated for the top prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Nilsen has exhibited his drawing and painting internationally. He lives and works in Minneapolis.

Marc Bell and Anders Nilsen are hitting the road next month in support of their brand new D+Q books!

Marc Bell will be discussing his first full-length graphic novella, Stroppy, which paints a strange and wordplay-loving world in which the titular hero hopes to win big in a songwriting contest organized by the All-Star Schnauzer Band. Mishap and hilarity ensue as Bell explodes the divide between fine art, doodling, and comics.
https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/stroppy

Anders Nilsen will talk about Poetry is Useless, an expansive, beautifully-packaged collection of his sketchbooks that is part travelogue, part commentary on politics and culture, and part conversational ping-pong match.
https://www.drawnandquarterly.com/poetry-useless

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Come Jam in Minneapolis Thursday, July 2nd

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
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bus info here.

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.

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