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


Next open studio:

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

We’ll be in room 203 (upstairs). (Not one of the usual spots because MCBA will be under construction.)

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Open Book building
1011 Washington Avenue South

Future Saturday Open Studios:
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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Fallcon is this Saturday! (October 4th, 10AM-5PM)

More info here.

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Come Jam in Minneapolis Thursday, October 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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CANCELLED: Comic Art – Stripped Down Comics

Apparently, the show at AE I mentioned yesterday has been cancelled, so please ignore.

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CANCELLED: Comic Art – Stripped Down Comics (Deadline October 1st)

UPDATE: Apparently this show has been cancelled. So, please ignore the below.

Our friends at Altered Esthetics gallery are organizing a single-panel comic art show, and the deadline is coming up very fast… deadline is October first.

Here is the info.

You can submit art here.

Comic Art – Stripped Down Comics

A stripped-down version of our annual comic art show featuring single panel cartoons.
Image features: Lupi McGinty “Temple of Debt”
Event Dates:
Thursday, November 6, 2014 (Gallery Hours) to Saturday, November 29, 2014 (Gallery Hours)
Friday, November 7, 2014 – 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Special Event:
Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Submission Deadline:
Monday, September 15, 2014 – 11:45pm
Event Location:

TBD. Altered Esthetics is excited to commemorate our 10th year with the launch of “Ae Without Walls” – a pop-up exhibition tour of the Twin Cities. Celebrating a decade in the Arts District, Altered Esthetics will still base out of the Q’arma building, maintaining a presence at its home in the Arts District, but will no longer have a permanent space housed there. Exhibition locations will be announced monthly.

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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 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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