Mini-Comics Day a Success in Phoenix

Not even a bad copy machine would stop us from creating our books. (Although it did cause us to make way fewer copies than we would have.)


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Bryan ‘BG’ Graham created Bryan’s Angels, a preview for an up coming series that he is working on. He was working fully digital for the first time and felt like he hit some hiccups, but I thought his work looked rad.

photo 1Eric Mengel created another 8 pages for his Ocho series. As the day began Eric asked his friends to suggest items to include in his Ocho story, he had a huge list and I believe he crammed them all in there.

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Damon Begay created the Dictator of Love. A short little piece about someone who tells you which relationship is right and which is wrong. A mix of many of his influences can me found in this book.

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Wil ‘Reset Survivor’ Hines created Earwig & Maggot. About an earwig and maggot that bring a dead body to life and take him out for a couple of drinks.

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Denny ‘dennmann’ Riccelli created another Get That Chicken short. This book features a little girl, a rainbow and a chicken.

Xtra thanx to Jesse James Comics for host the event. Thanx to kind people at Office Max for staying open an extra 20 minutes so that we could finish copying books on their photocopier (even if it was jacked up a little). Special thanx to Birdie for bringing us some cookies on his way to work. Finally thanx to all the others who showed up and hung out with us throughout the day (and even those who followed our adventures on social media), your support is the reason we make comics.

Hope to do it all over again next year!

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Mini-Comics Day Comes to Phoenix

minicomicdaypromoJesse James Comics is hosting a Mini-Comics Day Event featuring these fine folks –

Damon Begay, Eric Mengel, Wil Hines, Denny Riccelli and Bryan Graham.

Stop and and check out how things are going as the day progresses. We plan on being at the copy shop between 5-7pm and having our books available for sale at 8pm. Should be a whole lot of fun.

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The Fifth Annual Mini-Comics Day, March 14th, 2015

March 14th, 2015 is the date for the fifth annual Mini-Comics Day, celebrating the art of cartooning and creating hand-made comic books (the first event was held April 9th, 2011). Mini-Comics Day happens on the second Saturday in 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).

Help: For more information on how to make a mini-comic, see the Cartoonist Conspiracy’s mini-comic tutorial How to Make Mini-Comics. More resources can be found here.

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 add your event to our event listings.

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.

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8 Minicomics Completed at ICF

8 Minicomics were completed at the Columbus Indie Comics Fair today.

Ruminera #3 Fashion Follies y Canada Keck
Comic Con by Evette Langford
Ace of Cups by Molly Durst
B&D by Flor de Canela& Bill Muntner
Origin of Hat by Maryanne Rose Papke
R.A.In.B.O.W Coupon Quest by Michell A. Carroll
Nintendo Head by Jason Wright
ZZZ! by Bob Corby

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Mini-Comics Day 2014 Event Listings

The Mini-Comics Day 2014 event listings page has been updated.

If you plan on hosting a Mini-Comics Day event, contact us at to have your event added to the list. Read more about what is involved in hosting an event in the FAQ.

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Save the date: Mini-Comics Day Saturday March 8th, 2014

In future years, Mini-Comics Day will always be occurring on the second Saturday of March.

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“Flame Broiled: Diary of a Burger-Flipper” by Chrissy Spallone

Here’s my contribution to Minicomics Day: “FLAME BROILED: DIARY OF A BURGER-FLIPPER,” a 10-pager concerning the minutiae of fast food employment. In this premiere issue, Betty gets her first job at Burger Shanty and learns how to toast buns, prep shrimp salad and more! Meet the diverse Burger Shanty crew, representing an underground culture rarely depicted in the media.

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Not an exploitation, not a dissertation, just an incidentally funny and honest glimpse at behind-the-scenes burger-flippin. $2, free shipping. contact me or visit my Etsy store to order your copy! Yes, it’s Xeroxed, and, yes, it shows, but don’t you miss those simple days?

FlameBroiled Shrimp PrepFlameBroiled Marty

I’m hoping to make this a series, developing the characters more and telling more fun stories with each issue.

FlameBroiled Trenyce

I also have some copies in my Etsy store.

Thanks for reading,

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Mini-Comics Day (from Raleigh, NC)

Sorry it took me a day to get it scanned up!solace-tall-scroll

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Some Random Mini-Comics Day 2013 Mini-Comics

Some Mini-Comics Day 2013 comics found on the internet for your reading amusement:

Fish Don’t Have Teeth by Jerzy Drozd

Até Breve by Clarice Dellape

The Ever-Ness of Being by Marti McGinnis

Bag O’ Limes by M. Daley

Time Dancer & Beatbox 2.0 and Power Teens by Chris Piers

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Mini-Comics Day 2013 in Minneapolis

Here are some photos from the Minneapolis Mini-Comics Day event at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis. Thanks to everyone who participated! Many delightful and ambitious mini-comics were made… you can see pictures of some of them below.

Thanks also to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts for being such fantastic hosts, and to Wet Paint for bringing the wonderful art material sample bags for participants!

Male Interior by Dan Murphy

Happy Endings by Azìsa Moor

The Van by Matt Reints

Nipples the Clown “Looks for a Job” by Mike Toft

Plotz #3 by Stwalley

Go here to read Nick Straight’s wonderful untitled mini-comic.

If anyone else from the event posts their comic online, let me know and I’ll get it added here.

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