Mini-Comics Day Minneapolis

This Saturday, March 12th. 10am to 4pm

at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Check here for more resources:  http://www.minicomics.org/

Website of MN Book Arts Center  http://www.mnbookarts.org/

Please bring your own copy paper. Donations accepted to the MN Center for Book Arts for ink and just being super cool for donating the space!

 

Mini-Comics Day 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).

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 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.

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!

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.