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Springcon, the biggest comic book convention in Minnesota is this weekend! Our incredibly generous friends at the Midwest Comic Book Association have given free table space to over 250 cartoonists this year! It is always a fantastically fun and friendly time… I hope to see you there!1 comment
Above: 24 Hour Comics Day Minneapolis 2012 Poster by Carlos Merino… click on it for a larger version… click here for a version you can download, print and distribute.
24 hours. Draw 24 pages of comics— or have fun in the attempt.
This is a FREE event- No need to sign up. Please note that table space is first come, first served, though. (Please help us spread the word out there, thanks!)
Here is Carlos’ summary of the event:
Nutshell: Take no more than 24 hours to draw 24 pages of comics.
It’s a dare and a creative exercise. It won’t be your best comic, but it will be among your longest comics.
You are not supposed to think of an idea beforehand.
Some bring a randomizer tool to ensure the idea will be thought up that day. (For example: Pick seven random words from a dictionary — put them all in your comic’s plot.)
You can prepare your materials beforehand. You can line boxes onto your paper and such.
Wet Paint of St. Paul will have a store there for the first few hours, so you can fill in materials you forgot to bring.
Consider working smaller than you usually do. 24 pages is a lot of ground to cover in 24 hours.
Minneapolis version is at MCBA and starts at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. Come a little early to get there before the starting bell.
Spending 24 hours in one place can be difficult. Bring snacks, beverages, personal entertainment/distraction devices, a cushion for sitting, a toothbrush.
Bring snacks for others, if you wish. There’ll be a table or two to hold community snack items.
MCBA has a wifi network. It’s better than nothing, but there are ever-more computers showing up at the event, and that seems to slow down the wifi.
There are not many outlets. If you are bringing lots of electronic companions, consider bringing a power strip.
Many people finish by the 17-hour mark (2 or 3 in the morning) and go home. That’s okay. Many people quit before finishing. That’s okay, too.
We’re all in the room together, but except for pizza time, it’s not really a chit-chatty, loud-music social event. Words of encouragement, however are always welcome.
Thanks much to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts for providing us with the best imaginable space for this event to take place in!
Thanks much to the Midwest Comic Book Association for providing us with free late night pizza!
Thanks much to Wet Paint Art for providing some free supplies for folks to use (note: you will still want to bring your own supplies)!
24 Hour Comics Day Tweeting http://twitter.com/#!/24hourcomicday
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Contact: Cartoonist Conspiracy
Event Date & Start Time: Our event starts October 20th, 2012 at 10 AM
Arts in Harmony, the largest international juried arts show in Minnesota, is once again calling for submissions, and once again there is a huge cash prize (courtesy of the Midwest Comic Book Association)!
There is a separate comics art category, so no, your entry won’t be duking it out with oil paintings or marble sculptures. To be honest, there weren’t a ton of entries in last year’s show, which was too bad, but if the trend continues then your odds of winning are that much better — so submit something! Check out this list of last year’s winners, including our very own Brittch.
Full details can be found on these handy pdfs:
Thanks to Britt Aamodt for the heads-up!No comments
The Midwest Comic Book Association’s Springcon event is this weekend, and you won’t want to miss it. They decided to do Fallcon in the Spring this year… it will be all weekend long at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Our friends at the MCBA know how to put on one hell of a fun and friendly convention… you won’t want to miss it.
Here is a promotional chicklet I made you can put on your site, social network, or whatever it is you kids do with these things these days to help promote good things…
We could use some additional Conspiracy volunteers to hang out at our space over the weekend. If you can help out please email me at:
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When not rampaging across Tokyo, Godzilla enjoys reading Big Funny.No comments
Fallcon, The Twin Cities biggest and best comic convention is this weekend! Come and hang out with us in the “Conspiracy Lounge” to doodle and shoot the breeze.
October 10 & 11, 2009 – 10AM to 5PM Both Days
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
IN THE GRANDSTAND
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Fallcon is this weekend!
Click the above image to go to the Fallcon website.
We have some volunteers for Fallcon this year, but we could definitely use some more. We’re planning to have a “Conspiracy lounge” again this year. Ideally, we would like a minimum of two people to be in the lounge at all times during the convention. It is a pretty casual and fun affair, and a good opportunity to get to know some of your fellow cartoonists better. We also need some comfy couches and chairs, if you can bring them. If you can volunteer or provide weekend furnishings for the lounge, please contact me at:
Thanks much!1 comment
Our good friends at the Midwest Comic Book Association have a new website, so you’ll want to reset your links to them and update your bookmarks. For those of you not familiar with the MCBA, they are the organization that puts on our two big local, annual comic conventions in the Twin Cities, Fallcon and Microcon. Both conventions are renowned for their hospitality… the MCBA offers free table space to creators (until they run out). Additionally, they were a big sponsor of our BIG FUNNY project this year… indeed, it would not have been possible without them.
Can you believe the 21st Fallcon is in less than a month? I can’t wait!
Here’s a chicklet of the image of Kevin Cannon’s poster for Fallcon for your website, blog or social networking site…
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