The Mini-Comics Mixtape is a my new collection of teeny-tiny little comics. These comics were all written AND drawn entirely during last year’s 24 Hour Comic Day challenge, and I think they turned out pretty rad. The comics were then printed in two-colors by Perfectly Acceptable Press in Chicago on a Risograph printer, then cut and folded by me. Actually, I cut and folded 2,100 comics in total, which is INSANE! So each bag of Mini-Comics Mixtape is filled with my blood, sweet, and creativity.
The comics are now available on Etsy or on DoctorPopular.com and I’ll be having a comic book release party at Mission Comics and Art on Sunday August 11th at 3pm. If you live in the area, you can pick up a set of comics and learn how to make your own!
Earlier this year I started work on a project called Make 100 Mini Comics. The goal was to take my 8 mini-comics that I created on 24 Hour Comic Day and make them into a set. There’s a lot of other things I wanted to do with the project too, such as printing them all in two-color Risograph ink, but the biggest challenge by far has been folding the comics. I have about 300 prints of each comic, and it takes me an hour to fold about 150, so I decided to spend most of the weekend cutting and folding these comics until I at least had 150 of each comic ready to be assembled into a set.
For 2017’s 24 Hour Comic Day I decided to make 8 mini-comics, instead of one 24 page comic. The project turned out so well that I’ve launched a Kickstarter to make a limited run of all 8 comics as a set. The project has already been selected as one of Kickstarter’s “Projects We Love” and will be included in their list of Make 100 projects throughout January.
The final prints will be made on a vintage Risograph printer and only 100 sets will be made (plus any extras from the $32 level). Please check it out and consider helping support the project.
I spent yet another weekend making my twelfth 24 Hour Comic Book for 24hr Comic Book Day 2017. The usual goal is to make a 24 page comic in 24 consecutive hours, but this year I decided to make a bunch of mini-comics instead. I managed to get 8 finished during the 24 hour period and I think they look fantastic. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them though. One thought was to do a limited run of risograph prints of all 8 comics and sell them through Kickstarter. Another idea would be to sell them as an assemble-yr-own-mini-comics set, which would be good for me because cutting and folding each of these comics is going to be really time consuming.
Here’s a timelapse of me drawing this year’s batch of #24hcd comics at Mission Comic’s and Art.
The Bay City Beacon also wrote this story about our 24 Hour Comic Book Day challenge and Mission Comics. I also made some 24hcd bingo cards! If anyone is interested in printing those for your event, you can download them here (or here).