What is Mini-Comics Day?
March 24th, 2013 is the date for the third annual Mini-Comics Day, celebrating the art of cartooning and creating hand-made comic books. 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.
How do I host a Mini-Comics Day Event?
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.
You’ll want to contact us (webmaster(at)cartoonistconspiracy.com) so we can add your event listing to our events page, and so we can add an account for you on the blog to post about your event.
Is there a format I should give you my event information in?
Yes, please. Here it is:
DATE and TIME
WEBSITE (if applicable)
Do you have any suggestions for things I should do to make my Mini-Comics Day event a success?
1) Promote your event. Print up posters and flyers. Put information about it on any websites, blogs or social networking sites you use. Talk about it and let people know it will be happening. If you know any cartoonists, make sure to let them know about it.
2) Encourage people to bring materials… but you may want to consider providing some as well. Some materials to consider:
-Staplers (ideally, long-necked staplers)
-Glue Sticks or Rubber Cement
-A paper cutter
-A computer with image editing software (GIMP is a free software option), a scanner, and a printer with plenty of ink
3) You’ll need plenty of tables and chairs. You’ll probably want to let people know that space is available on a first-come, first-served basis, in case you get more participants than you have room for. Alternately, you could consider registering people in advance for the event.
4) You may want to consider providing refreshments for participants. You’ll definitely want to have water available.
5) You’ll need to have a bathroom available.
6) You can have your event site be open for however many hours you want. However, any less than 8 hours may not be enough time for participants to complete their projects.