Just a couple quick reminders about the next MSCA meeting, and my favorite holiday- Free Comic Book Day!
This week is the monthly MSCA Dinner Meeting at Garibaldi’s Pizza near the U of M. The dinner meetings are on the first Thursday of each month from 6-8pm(‘ish), and are free and open to the public. Bring some of your work to show around, some business cards if you’d like to network, your appetite- and a few bucks to order off the menu if you’d like to eat! And feel free to draw some cartoons on the napkins.
Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *(Check with your local comic book shop for their participation and rules.)
Many MSCA members will be on-hand at Comic Cellar (3620 Austin Peay Highway #2 Memphis, TN 38128 ph (901) 382-8623) on Saturday for FCBD.
Comics and Collectibles (4730 Poplar #2 Memphis, TN 38117 ph 901-683-7171) will also be participating in FCBD this Saturday. They have a 20% Off Sale, and you get one free FCBD comic for showing up, and one of each available with a purchase. Purchase more than $20 and you will get your choice of some selected HC books they are giving away! Supplies on this offer are limited, so be there early to take advantage!
Both stores will have other in-store promotions and sales that day, so be sure to check their websites and/or ask what’s up when you stop by- and tell them your friends at the MSCA sent you! The comics aren’t free for the retailers, so please thank them for your free comic(s), or better yet- buy something while you’re there. I do!
And if you’re near Jackson, MS- the first-ever Brave-Con will be held at Trustmark Park in Pearl, MS on May 4th, 2013. The Mississippi Braves have expanded their annual Sci-Fi Night to include the world of gaming, comic books, anime, and steampunk!The event will begin at 3:00 p.m. and last until the end of the Mississippi Braves game that night. Merchants will be set up around the concourse throughout the night. For the first year, Brave-Con will be a one-day event, but hopes are that they can develop it into an annual, weekend long event.
This will be a great opportunity to gather together and celebrate and share comic book and sci-fi culture with kids and families who may not have had an opportunity to experience it. Coinciding with National Free Comic Book Day, free comic books will be handed out at the gate. Also, Sci-Fi and Comic Book trivia questions will be asked throughout the night, with the first to answer correctly receiving a great Brave-Con prize pack! For those who are up to the challenge, the Super Ultra Mega Trivia Challenge will take place in the Farm Bureau Grill, beginning at 5 pm.
Not sure where there’s a participating comic shop in your area? Be sure to check out the CSLS Store Locator.
Want to audition for a human role on the show? We’re looking for all races and ages of male and females for recurring and one-time human characters. We are also looking for puppeteers 18+ for the show. More details on Muley’s official website: http://muleycomix.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-muley-and-friends-show-announcements.html
The Mid-South Cartoonists Association/MSCA will be celebrating their 25th year as an association with a gallery art show and reception on October 20, 2012 from 2-8pm. The show is hosted by Adam B. Shaw Studio (2547 Broad Ave. Memphis, TN), in conjunction with the Broad Avenue Art District Fall Art Walk.