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.
3 thoughts on “Mini-Comics Day 2016!”
We will be hosting an unofficial minicomics day tomorrow at the Indie Comic Fair at the Ace of Cups in Columbus. The event is sponsored by Nix Comics and SPACE (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo)
Hi, I just wanted to comment and say I managed to finish a minicomic for minicomics day 2016. You can read it at my blog: http://segludian.com/2016/03/21/minicomics-day-2016/
I did a youtube making of series too, links are in the Blog Post.
Thanks for the fun, I wouldn’t have got any cartooning done without it.
Thanks for participating, Stewart!