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Come to the Art? Show at Altered Esthetics This Friday and Read the Minneapolis Mini-Comics Day Mini-Comics

If you’re curious what people made in Minneapolis for Mini-Comics Day, you can read the comics this month at Altered Esthetics as part of their Art? show. The show opens this Friday, May 6th.

Above: Carlos Merino’s Mini-Comics Day mini-comic. Click to visit his site for the full Spanish version… the English version will be available to read this Friday at Altered Esthetics.

The featured Mini-Comics Day comics are by:

Alex Bodine
Talia Carlton aka Talonman
Douglas Cox
Susan Cox
Athena Currier
Ryan Dow
Earl Luckes
Lupi McGinty
Carlos Merino
Dan Murphy
Erik Nelson
Jamison Penny
Bill Prendergast
David Steinlicht
Steven Stwalley
Mike Toft
Lance Ward

More info about the Art? show can be found here.

More Mini-Comics Day Events

Many updates have been made to our facebook page, where many people have started posting their comics made on Mini-Comics Day.

One post there is from another one of the most prolific mini-comics cartoonists of all time, Matt Feazell, creator of Cynicalman, who organized an event at the Harper Woods, Michigan library.

Bob Corby, who responded above to Matt Feazell’s post, participated in an impromptu event in Columbus, Ohio that you can read about here.

The Paperjam Comics Collective at Newcastle upon Tyne posted some event coverage here.

Mini-Comics Day in New Mexico


Did we remember to get copies of the books made? Or even a list of participants? Did any more than three 7000 BC members finish their comics? Could it have gotten any nerdier in the meeting room at the Lomas Tramway Library? Were we organized enough to have some sort of award? Well, no.

But did we have an awesome time with a whole bunch of participants of all ages? Did we meet new comics creators? Did Larry’s Saddle Stapler save the day? Did Cheryl help everyone navigate the double-sided setting on the copier? Are we grateful to group members for volunteering their time, supplies, and expertise? Will we do this again? Heck, yeah!

Can you see more photos right here at the 7000 BC Flickr stream? Yep.

Mini-Comics Day 2011 in Minneapolis

See our fun photo gallery from the Minneapolis event here.

We were welcomed to The Open Book this morning with our event up on the marquee.

The covers to the comics finished today can be seen in the photo gallery.

Two of of our participants already have their mini-comics not only printed, but online:

Lance Ward

Maxeem Konrardy

UPDATES: Ryan Dow’s mini-comic is being serialized on his website a page a day for a week.

Athena Currier is serializing her mini-comic on her site here.

The winner of the Stapler prize for The Best Local Mini-Comic of the Day went to Dan Murphy for his mini-comic Elle Cirka. Along with the stapler, Dan won a copy of the book Newave! The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s, courtesy of Big Brain Comics, a Lutefisk Sushi box set and a copy of BIG FUNNY courtesy of Altered Esthetics, and a Cartoonist Conspiracy patch shoved in the back of the book that I forgot to tell him about.

Everyone who participated in the event got free supplies and paper courtesy of Wet Paint Art. Big Time Attic provided paper for the copier. Big Brain Comics put fifty bucks towards copier use, which made it so most of us got to print comics for free.

Thanks much to our extremely generous sponsors The Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Big Brain Comics, Wet Paint, Altered Esthetics, and Big Time Attic!

Thanks also to Britt Aamodt, Michael Drivas and Jamie Schumacher for judging the Best Local Mini-Comic of the Day!

Thanks to everyone who participated! I look forward to reading all your comics!

Behold the Stapler!

To add a little extra excitement to our Mini-Comics Day event in Minneapolis tomorrow (Saturday April 9th), we are giving out a prize for The Best Local Mini-Comic of the Day… also known as The Stapler.

In addition to The Stapler, the winner will get some cool prizes from some of our sponsors. The prizes will include a copy of the book Newave! The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s, courtesy of Big Brain Comics, two Lutefisk Sushi box sets full of Minnesota mini-comics (volumes C and D) and a copy of BIG FUNNY courtesy of Altered Esthetics, and possibly some other goodies.

For all the info about our event in Minneapolis go here. To find an event near you go here. And, of course, you can just participate at home or your local copy shop if you don’t have an event happening near you.