The art of the mini-comic is being celebrated by San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum this weekend. And visitors will have a chance in having some aspects in the creative process.
On Sunday March 24th, the museum will be hosting its third annual Mini-Comics Day, inside their bookstore. Museum patrons, along with participating cartoonists from around the world will be on hand in creating a mini-comic from start to finish, within a day or less, and completing everything from the writing, to the drawing, to the printing of the copies. Visitors can make a mini-comic on his or her own, or with other artists. Basic supplies will be provided, but additional materials are also welcome. Space is limited, and they will come on a first come, first served basis.
In a little information about the art of the mini-comics, they have been around since the 1970s (or even earlier), with the popularization of photocopiers, giving anyone with an idea (as well as some spare change) to print a little comic book. Thus, the mini-comic book would become a synthesis in cartooning and hand-made art.
The Mini-Comics Day event is brought to the Cartoon Art Museum, courtesy of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy, a worldwide organized group of cartoonists. More information can be found at www.minicomics.org and www.cartoonart.org.