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August 19, 2018, Sunday - AUTOPTIC 2018 at Aria

Time: 10am – 6pm

Location: Aria, 105 First Street North

AUTOPTIC 2018  Free and open to the public. 

In late 2012, a group of Twin Cities based cartoonists and publishers began planning for what was to become AUTOPTIC's inaugural show the following year. Rather than creating “just another comics/ graphics festival,” organizers chose to take a giant step forward into the bigger, messier world of independent culture at large. To accomplish this they showcased not only cartoonists and zinesters, but also poster artists, printmakers, musicians, alternative and small labels, illustrators, designers and more, ranging from the exclusively local to the internationally acclaimed. At its core, AUTOPTIC is a juried, expo-style show, but orbiting the expo are readings and talks, artist showcases and music events, held both at Aria and several other sites throughout Minneapolis. In addition to 120+ exhibitors from around the world (and around the corner), AUTOPTIC will feature an international slate of special guest artists.