Where: Cartoon Art Museum lobby
655 Mission Street, San Francisco CA
When: March 8, 2014 – 11am to 5pm
Brian Kolm: 11am to 1pm
Karl Dotter: 1pm to 3pm
Kan Lynch: 3pm to 5pm
Cost: FREE, but artists can bring their own drawing materials.
I will be assisting at the Cartoon Art Museum for Mini-Comic Day 2014 on March 8! The challenge is to create and self-publish a mini-comic by the end of the day. That is to write/draw and then print the comic.
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.
I have done the challenge the past two years and I always find the experience enjoyable… to create and finish something in just one day. There is no time for worries and perfectionism, and you might be surprised what can be done in a short amount of time. Come and give it a try! ( Check out my comics from 2012 and 2013 )
Guidelines: To participate, create a mini-comic from start to finish on March 8th, 20143 (including writing, drawing and printing it). You can make your mini-comic by yourself or with other artists. 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.
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).
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.