Mpls. Sat. Open Studio, Sept. 10, noon to 4 p.m.

[Artist move]

Draw and chat this Saturday with your fellow cartoonists. The Open Studio is at the Minnesota Center for Books Arts. We’ll be at the high tables, just a little past the store. There’s a coffee shop in the building and free, semi-functioning wi-fi. Perfect for cartooning.

Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon until 4 p.m., MCBA Bindery (high tables)

This is an open studio — all are welcome.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Open Book building
(Just down the street from Big Brain Comics)
1011 Washington Ave S, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: 612-215-2520

Future Sat. Open Studios:
** Oct. 1st – 2nd. is 24-hour Comic Day! **
Nov. 12 (bindery — high tables)
Dec. 17 (bindery — high tables)

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  1. maxeem September 10th, 2011 1:41 pm

    noon to 4pm seems like a brief and difficult cartooning time for me – and just around lunch time (i would prefer to eat at home and then go toonin’) … what’s it like to try to extend the time from 4pm to 8pm? later? is it free? how does this arrangement work and why the 12-4pm schedule?

    sorry if i am out of the loop and all this has been explained before at CC or something.

  2. David Steinlicht September 11th, 2011 9:24 am

    Maxeem,

    I don’t know if the Saturday Open Studio has ever been explained.

    I’m sorry to hear that noon to 4 on Saturday is a bad time for you to show up at the Open Studio.

    But that doesn’t surprise me. It is a difficult day for many people — lots to do on the weekend. Saturday is usually for errands. And it’s at noon and no snacks are provided (But there is that MCBA coffee shop). Plus, if it’s a nice day, why spend it indoors? There are so many reasons why it’s a bad time to have a cartooning get-together.

    On top of that, it’s hard to remember when the Open Studio happens because the date varies from month to month ’cause MCBA shoehorns us into their schedule. So it could be the 2nd Saturday of the month or the 3rd or even the first Saturday.

    Due to the wandering date and the Saturday afternoon time, the Open Studio is usually lightly attended.

    But it is a fun, social time. An informal “What are you working on?” session. It’s kind of an anti-jam — and during the day — so it’s a little different from the other monthly Conspiracy events.

    One more thing: The Saturday Open Studio is sort-of a continuation of the early-1980s cartooning group led by Charlie Smith. Those meetings were on Saturday afternoons, once a month, in the Loring Park activities building.

    –David

  3. maxeem September 17th, 2011 8:52 pm

    Cool. Thanks for the explanation. I will hope that one day it will work for me to come hang out … in any case, thanks for posting it on the CC blog here so I’ll know. 🙂

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