Preliminary info for participants from Danno, the organizer of the local event:
Greetings future tired cartoonist!!!
24 HOUR COMICS DAY is almost here.
October 20th, 2007, 10 a.m.
BIG NEWS: MASSIVE NUMBERS
Its our fourth year of doing 24 HOUR COMICS DAY here in Minneapolis, and its beginning to look like we could have close to (or over) 100 participants!
“How is that possible?” you may ask.
Well, there will be TWO LOCATIONS doing 24 HOUR COMICS this year.
That’s right! In addition to our usual BIG BRAIN/CARTOONIST CONSPIRACY sponsored site at the MN CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS, there will also be an MCAD-sponsored event for MCAD students, faculty, and alumni at (surprise!) MCAD.
Both sites already each have 30 to 40 or more participants ready to go, and history has shown that number continues to grow right up until 10 a.m. on the 20th.
There will also be some time-constrained people trying their hand at a 8-12 hour comic. (We'll get 'em up to 24 by next year.)
MORE BIG NEWS: MINI-COMICS BOX SET 2007
With so many people taking the 24 HOUR CHALLENGE this year, its almost mandated we once again do a box setof mini-comics collecting the books that will be done on the 20th.
AND SO WE SHALL!!! Yes, there is no better way to celebrate having finished(or nobly attempting) the 24 HOUR COMICS challenge than to print-up some mini-comics and throw ’em in box so all the participants can see what everyone accomplished.
Box sets will probably be assembled during the December meeting of the CARTOONIST CONSPIRACY at DIAMONDS COFFEE SHOP, so this year there will be plenty of time to rest-up and get your books printed. (We will have more specific info on this around and after 24 HOUR DAY itself). And NO, you DO NOT need to print-up books for the 24 HOUR box sets in order to participate in 24 HOUR COMICS DAY itself. But be aware, there will be scorn.
[UPDATE: Pizza Luce is going to feed us! --Danno]
Still waiting to hear on pizza from PIZZA LUCE.
…WHAT UP WITH THAT?!?!.
Hopefully, PIZZA LUCE will be nice with free pizza again and and we'll be nice back with a giant tip. But if for some reason free pizza isn't in the cards, I think the 40-60 of us in attendance can each chip in a few bucks and feed ourselved quite well.
So please, bring at least 2-5 dollars for pizza funds.
THE BIG BRAIN/CONSPIRACY SITE-SPECIFIC INFO
A) ADDRESS and START TIME
Minnesota Center for Book Arts is located in the Open Book Building in downtown Minneapolis, 1011 Washington Ave S, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55415.
Start time is 10 a.m. Please arrive between 9:15-9:45 in order to sign in and set up.
B) WET PAINT
Once again WET PAINT of St Paul will be setting up a small shop during the event. They will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is your chance to load up much needed supplies like brush pens, refills, pencils, pens, brushes, paper, ink, rulers, WHATEVER! They said they’d also once again try to get us some freebies. Wet Paint is so awesome to us.
(NOTE: Since the event starts an hour before Wet Paint “opens,” be sure to have some minimal supplies with you so you don’t waste a precious hour. But PLEASE remember Wet Paint will be there. We love having them on our side.)
BRING WATER!!! A refillable bottle is probably the best way to go.Nothing is worse than dehydration.Well…some things are worse…but BRING WATER!!!
D) THE POTLUCK SNACK TABLE
Our addition last year of a POTLUCK SNACKTABLE was an great success and, I think, appreciated and munched-on by all. So lets do it again.
PLEASE BRING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TO SHARE:
**BEVERAGES( juice, soda, or beer. Yes, beer. Avidor wants to bring beer. Heck, I’m all for it.We can’t turn this into a kegger by any means, but if A couple of youwant to buy brew, why not? Note: If you are underage, DO NOT drink one. You WILL be KICKED OUT!)
** HEALTHY CHOICES (fruit, vegetables,granola bars, etc)
** CHIPS, CRACKERS, COOKIES
** am I really explaining snacks? ….sorry.You get the idea.
PLEASE BRING A SNACK TO SHARE
You're soaking in it! http://24-hourcomic.blogspot.com/
There is free parking in the BOOK ARTS lot that usually fills up pretty fast, but empties out as the day goes on. There's also 25 cent an hour meters on 3rd (the block behind BOOK ARTS that runs parallel to Washington) and theres a $2 pay-lot at Grumpys. The Grumpys one is iffy because the could get weird if there is a game at the dome or something.
ALSO---a good idea is to carpool.
ALSO ALSO---a better idea is to get someone to drop you off/pick you up. Its not advisable to driveafter being up 24+ hours straight, but I do it every year so who am I to talk.
ALSO ALSO ALSO--buses and bikes work too.That should be all. If you actually read this far, I thank you. You're probably the only one.
SEE YOU BRIGHT AND EARLY ON THE 20th!!!
Conspiracy Events Czar