THE CARTOONIST CONSPIRACY NEVER SEEKS YOUR DONATIONS. We aren’t even a real organization, and we would probably just blow it all on beer, anyhow. In spite of this, the wonderful things we do would not be at all possible without the help of the below organizations. We are remarkably fortunate to have their support and collaboration. Please seriously consider donating to all of them. Thanks!
Altered Esthetics, the non-profit gallery that has helped organize so many wonderful comic art projects with the Cartoonist Conspiracy, including the recent Rock Ink Roll, is currently seeking funds to help print their calendar for next year. Please hurry on this one as it is a Kickstarter with only 10 hours to go at the time of this posting. If you are too late to help with their Kickstarter, you can donate through their site here.
The Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the non-profit organization that hosts us for our monthly open studios and has provided a space for our 24 Hour Comic Day and Minicomics Day events, is currently soliciting donations. Note that they have always provided their amazing space free of charge.
The wonderful bi-annual Minneapolis Autoptic festival (which recently became a non-profit) is starting to plan their 2015 event (which is going to be two days this time!), and needs your help getting it off the ground. We are incredibly fortunate to have this amazing event happening in the Twin Cities… please help them make it a reality.
RAIN TAXI, the local literary oragnization/publication which organizes the annual Twin Cities Book Festival, and who organized the fun Analog Cave at the Northern Spark festival which we participated in last year, is currently seeking donations.
Thanks for your generosity.
The Minneapolis Cartoonist Conspiracy meets at 6:30 until 10:00 the first Thursday of every month at Diamondâ€™s Coffee Shoppe in Northeast.
Generally, we draw collaborative â€œjamâ€ 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).
Diamondâ€™s Coffee Shoppe
1618 Central Avenue Northeast
Please spend some money at Diamondâ€™s while youâ€™re there, even if it is just a cuppa coffeeâ€¦ they are excellent hosts, and we wanna stay welcome there.
Come on down to the open studio on Saturday, November 9, noon to 4 pm,Â at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Meet, talk, and draw with a few of your fellow cartoonists. Weâ€™ll be at the flexi-space (low tables).
The coffee shop will be open. There are outlets for your devices, plus coffee-shop wi-fi.
There is free parking in the MCBA lot immediately east of the building. If the lot is full, go to the metered street parking on 3rd Street (one block south of Washington Ave.) for 25 cents an hour, or to the higher-priced meters on the other streets. Or, walk or ride your bike.
This is an open studio â€” all are welcome. Feel free to hang out, draw, or whatever.
Saturday, November 9, noon to 4 pm, at the flexi-space (low tables).
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Open Book building
(just west of Big Brain Comics)
Minneapolis, 1011 Washington Ave. South
Future Saturday Open Studios:
December 21, bindery (high tables)