AUTOPTIC | au·top·tic | \ (ˈ)ȯ¦täptik \
Definition: based on one’s own observation
Etymology: Greek autoptikos of an eyewitness, from aut- + optikos of sight
The Autoptic Festival is almost here! This festival is close to our hearts; we’ve been attending it since its inception! Uncivilized will be taking part in three related events:
1.) On Friday, Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. Our cartoonist-publisher, Tom Kaczynski, be reading as part of the Unboxing Autoptic showcase.
2.) On Saturday, Aug, 13 we’ll be exhibiting in the main showcase from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at The Coffman Memorial Union. 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455
We’ll be at Table 64 surrounded by a large cast of artists. Scroll down for the full list of Uncivilized-related artists.
3.) On Sun, August 14th from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., at The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404, Uncivilized artists will take part in several panels:
- The Quality of Print – 2:00 p.m. Central — w/ Zak Sally, Floating Head, E. Eero Johnson, and RUMTUM Press. Moderated by Lane Lincecum
- Comics on the Fringe – 3:00 p.m. — Featuring: Hyena Hell, Ari Mulch, A.T. Pratt, and Max Huffman. Moderated by Pete Faecke
- Telling the Truth – 4:00 p.m. — Anders Nilsen, Camillo Aguirre, and Julia Wald. Moderated by Mark Ehling
Here’s a list of all Uncivilized-adjacent artists that are exhibiting at Autoptic on Saturday, Aug 13:
Camilo Aguirre – Table 62 A
Coming all the way from Colombia, journalist and fine artist Camilo Aguirre will be making a special appearance to launch and sign copies of his debut graphic novel, What Remains. Read the recent Camilo Q & A. Camilo’s Website.
Ari Mulch – Table 65
Autoptic Special Guest Ari Mulch will be in the flesh, promoting their upcoming debut graphic novella, The Prometheite, and showing off a bunch of work published by their Toxic Metal Press.
Duachaka Her – Table 37 B
Duachaka Her will appear with the second edition of Tradition–her look at Hmong Shamanism–originally released as a companion to Ginseng Roots issue 7 & 8. Don’t forget to check out her many other wonderful projects.
Tom K – Table 64
Our editor-in-chief and resident theorist Tom K will join us at Autoptic to promote his Cartoon Dialectics series and the new book from Fantagraphics, Beta Testing the Ongoing Apocalypse.
Will Dinski – Table 51 A
Will joins us to show off his beautifully designed comics and to sign copies of the brilliant tome Holy Hannah.
Peter Wartman – Table 68 B
Joining us on loan from his ongoing Avatar series with Dark Horse, Peter will be signing copies of his YA hits Stonebreaker and Over the Wall.
Az Sperry – Table 64
Az Sperry will be at the table promoting her upcoming comic June, for Short #3 and signing copies of previous comics.
E. Eero Johnson – Table 75
E. Eero is sharing a table with Michael Lizama (popstyle) and exhibiting their incredible design-inflected comics and illustrations. Eero will be signing copies of Tsu and the Outliers and Kozmo Knot.
Kristin Tipping – Table 34 A
The artist of A Book for Sad Pets will be showing off their many other cool projects.
Tim Sievert – Table 63 A
Local cryptid hunter and author of The Clandestinauts will show off his unique bigfoot-related objects and comics.
See you at Autoptic!
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