Archive for February, 2016
Mini-Comics Day will be happening this year on Saturday March 12th.
(Above image by Athena Currier)
Mini-Comics Day is an annual event celebrating the art of cartooning and creating hand-made comic books (the first event was held April 9th, 2011). It happens on the second Saturday of March every year.
On Mini-Comics Day, participating cartoonists from around the world will write, draw, and print copies of a mini-comic, completing the entire process from start to finish in a day or less. Anyone in the world can participate.
Mini-comics have been democratizing the art of making comic books since the 70’s or earlier… with the popularization of photocopiers, it became apparent that anyone with an inclination and some spare change could print a little comic book. Wildly varying in both form and content, mini-comics are a wonderful synthesis of cartooning and hand-made art objects.
Guidelines: To participate, create a mini-comic from start to finish on Mini-Comics Day (including writing, drawing and printing it). You can make your mini-comic by yourself or with other artists.
Format: Your mini-comic can be any size, length and format you desire. A standard mini-comics size would be eight 4.25″x5.5″ pages (which can be made from one 8.5×11 sheet of paper printed on both sides).
Submit: Optionally, you can post information and/or images from your comic on this blog. Contact for an account to post here.
Bonus points: If you are working with a group of cartoonists, you may want to consider collecting your mini-comics together to distribute as a set. Bags, rubber bands, or boxes all work great for this purpose.
Events: Mini-Comics Day events will be organized at different locations around the world. You can read more about how to organize an event in our FAQ. The purpose of Mini-Comics Day events is to provide a place for cartoonists to draw and/or print their comics, and possibly to trade or sell their minis if they choose to.
If you would like to organize an event, you can contact us at and we can set you up with an account on this blog to post whatever you would like on the Mini-Comics Day blog about your event.
About The International Cartoonist Conspiracy: Founded in Minneapolis in 2002, The International Cartoonist Conspiracy is a loosely organized group of cartoonists with cells all over the world. The Conspiracy has been responsible for many collaborative projects, including anthologies, gallery shows, and numerous jams every month. Any cartoonist anywhere can start a cell, and anyone with a desire to draw comics is encouraged to participate.No comments
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.No comments
Next open studio:
Noon to 4 pm
At the Minnesota Center for Book Arts
We’ll be in the flexi space at the low tables.
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Open Book building
1011 Washington Avenue South
Future Saturday Open Studios:
March 19, bindery
April 23, bindery
Coffee, tea, beer, wine, and food are available. Also wi-fi.
* 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
The Minneapolis Cartoonist Conspiracy will meet Thursday, February 3rd.
We will meet at Diamonds Coffee Shop at 6:30 pm.
Diamonds is located at 1618 Central Ave Northeast Minneapolis.No comments