Donate to the Nick Post Memorial Silent Auction at Fallcon

To all creator and artist friends of the MCBA:

FallCon is ramping up and we’re getting ready for another fantastic show on October 4th at the Education Building on the Fairgrounds. We’re picking up the threads from the untimely and tragic passing of our Chief Bottle Washer and One-Man Band, Nick Post, and doing the best we can to carry the torch of the MCBA now and into the future.

Just in case you didn’t see our latest posting on Facebook and our website, a lot of artists and creators have been asking what they can do to honor Nick’s life and continue his spirit. Part of what made Nick so great was his selflessness in giving. Giving people the chance, the encouragement, and the opportunity to succeed.

We normally don’t do auctions at FallCon but…for this year only, we will be holding the Nick Post Memorial Silent Auction.

Just as with our SpringCon Charity Art Auction, artists and creators can donate sketches, pages, etc. We will take bids on these items throughout the FallCon show. At the end of the show, the winning bidders can pay for their items by check, cash, or credit card. 100% of the money will be donated to the Minneapolis College of Arts & Design to be used as a scholarship for their Comic Art program. Your generosity will put as many talented and promising artists, that otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it, through MCAD’s Comic Art program as the money will allow.

Artists/creators can bring their donations with them to FallCon, drop them off at The Source, or you can send them to me directly. Email us through Facebook or at MCBAguest@gmail.com and we’ll give you an address to send your donations.

Some artists have even asked who they should draw, in honor of Nick. That’s a tough one to answer. Nick’s favorite character was Superman. But he also loved characters like Black Bolt, The Creeper, the 3 witches from The Witching Hour, and The Badger (yes, Nick thought The Badger “was awesome!”). But, in the end, you are the artist and who or what you draw to donate is entirely up to you. Just as with the regular charity auction, we’ll gladly take any family friendly artwork and, as always, THANK YOU for your kind and generous donation.

Thanks everyone! Get ready for a GREAT SHOW!
Mike Frigon

Midwest Comic Book Association

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Come Jam in Minneapolis Thursday, September 4th

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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Saturday, September 13, Open Studio at MCBA, noon to 4:00 pm

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Next open studio:

July 12
Noon to 4 pm
At the Minnesota Center for Book Arts

We’ll be in room 302, on the third floor just past the Milkweed offices on the right. (Not one of the usual spots because MCBA will be under construction.)

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

Future Saturday Open Studios:
October 18 – Open Book, room 203 (upstairs–MCBA will be under construction)
November 15 – Open Book, room 203 (upstairs–MCBA will be under construction)
December 20 – Flexi (metal tables)

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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Minneapolis Cartoonist Conspiracy August 2014 Jam

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Saturday, August 16, Open Studio at MCBA, noon to 4:00 pm

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Next open studio:

July 12
Noon to 4 pm
At the Minnesota Center for Book Arts

We’ll be in the Flexi (metal tables).

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

Future Saturday Open Studios:
To be announced

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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RIP Nick Post

I just heard news that the great, great Nick Post passed away Friday:

https://www.facebook.com/RememberingNickPost

http://cbldf.org/2014/08/rip-dominic-postiglione/

http://comicsbeat.com/rip-dominic-postiglione/

http://www.sourcecomicsandgames.com/?p=5047

http://www.startribune.com/obituaries/detail/31255/?fullname=dominic-j-postiglione

There was no bigger supporter of the Minneapolis cartooning community than Nick. If you’ve ever had a free table at Fallcon or Springcon, you can thank Nick. If you’ve ever had the Source buy ten of your comics sight unseen, you can thank Nick. Many of the Cartoonist Conspiracy’s projects would not have been possible without his support… for one example, the Midwest Comic Book Association and The Source funded the vast majority of the BIG FUNNY project under Nick’s influence. Nick was incredibly generous and incredibly genuine. He was a retailer, but he never stopped being a comic fan. Boy, will he ever be missed.

Postiglione, Dominic J. “Nick Post” Age 52, of St. Paul. Passed away too soon on Aug-ust 8, 2014. Survived by beloved son, Adam; parents, Bill and Judy “Eunice”; siblings, Gaby, Tony and Greg; many nieces, nephews, co-workers and minions. Nick was a larger than life Cretin grad, was active in the comic book world and a State Fair icon. Memorial service 11 AM Tuesday, August 12 at CORNERSTONE BIBLE CHURCH, 735 East 10th St., Hastings. Visitation at the church from 10-11 AM Tuesday. Nick, you are our real life Superman

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