Friday, August 17th, 2018
Autoptic 2018 Creative Fitness Summit
Dayton YMCA at Gaviidae
651 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
The Autoptic festival is collaborating to bring artists into a fitness setting! Join us Friday at the Downtown YMCA's Powerhouse studio for an hour of functional fitness instruction in a group setting. All skill levels and body types are welcome to workout with special instruction by cartoonist and personal trainer M.S. Harkness.
This is a free event, specifically programmed to address the unique needs for artist's bodies. Attendees are encouraged to work at their own pace and ask questions regarding fitness for creative people. There are onsite showers and all-gender family style changing areas. Attendees should wear clothes they feel comfortable exercising in, there is no required equipment.
M.S. Harkness is a certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a level 1 sports performance coach with USA Weightlifting. She is a special guest at Autoptic and her book Tinderella is published with Kilgore Books.
Gallery Show and Reception
Light Grey Art Lab
118 East 26th Street #101
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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 Gabrielle Bell (Everything is Flammable, The Voyeurs, Truth is Fragmentary), M.S. Harkness (Tinderella), 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!
Saturday, August 18th, 2018
Programs and Panels at Moon Palace Books
Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
On Saturday, August 18, join visiting guest artists and local legends to kick the 2018 Autoptic Festival into gear at Moon Palace Books! There will be panels and readings throughout the day hosted in Moon Palace’s amazing new event space. Grab some food in the cafe or hang out and talk comics with the like-minded. Check out the next page for more information on the schedule of panels and readings. We hope to see you there!
Craig Thompson Spotlight
Moderated by Eric Lorberer
Supernatural Comics Hour
Tim Sievert (Moderator), Zander Cannon, Madeline McGrane, Leda Zawacki
What’s Next for YA Comics
Maddi Gonzalez (Moderator), Melanie Gillman, Ben Sears, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Peter Wartman
Vulnerability in Comics
Aaron King (Moderator), Alexis Cooke, John Porcellino, Sage Coffey
Autoptic Presents Reading
M.S. Harkness, Jessica Campbell, Jesse McManus, E. Eero Johnson