FRIDAY, AUGUST 17TH
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Light Grey Art Lab is collaborating with the Autoptic team to host a celebratory pre-party and exhibition leading up to AUTOPTIC 2018! Special guests from the festival, including Craig Thompson (creator of Blankets and Habibi), Gabrielle Bell (Everything is Flammable, The Voyeurs, Truth is Fragmentary), and Zak Sally (Sammy the Mouse, Like a Dog, founder of Uncivilized Books) will be displaying original and printed work. Join us as we get collectively fired up for the Autoptic Festival!
From the Autoptic team:
"This exhibition celebrates the art and artistry of comics, with work by Special Guests participating in the Autoptic Festival. The exhibition is organized by the Autoptic Foundation, an all-volunteer run organization based in Minneapolis with a commitment to the promotion, exhibition, and advocacy for independent creator-owned artwork and creative expression of all kinds. The Autoptic Foundation realizes their mission through free exhibitions, readings, and other events that allow independent creators to connect directly with other like-minded artists and their audiences."
WHAT IS AUTOPTIC?
With a strong focus on publications and artwork that feature original, creator-driven content and compelling DIY-aesthetics, the Autoptic Festival offers attendees a chance to discover all manner of exciting independent artists and creators.
Minnesota’s vibrant comics community supports several local conventions and comics events, but Autoptic has distinguished itself for its focus on small press and independent print media. This year the festival will again be held at the Aria Event Center in Minneapolis, August 19th, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Admission is free to the public.
Other Autoptic events to attend:
Panels and Readings at Moon Palace Books:
Official Autoptic Festival Event Page:
We hope to see you there!