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Look, if we’re going to have Pi Day and Talk Like a Pirate Day and all sorts of other random holidays, we should have a day to celebrate minicomics, too, right? The folks at minicomics.org have declared March 24 the third annual Mini-Comics Day. It’s like 24 Hour Comics Day only… smaller?
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.
The site has lots of resources, including a tutorial on how to make minicomics and suggestions for organizing a Mini-Comics Day event. And if you choose to make a minicomic on March 24, be sure to let them know; there’s an e-mail address on the site.
If you’re more a reader than a creator, keep an eye open for the first volume of Treasury of Mini Comics, due out from Fantagraphics in June. Edited by Michael Dowers, it will be a small but hefty tome featuring more than 700 pages of minicomics from the 1960s on.
(The Mini-Comic Day poster above is by Athena Currier.)