Autoptic 2018

Minneapolis’s Premier Comic and Independent Print Festival
Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Aria Event Center – Minneapolis, MN

Aria Event Center

Aria Event Center

Aria Event Center

Jim Keefe and Amaya Goldsmith with their Spider-Man action figures.

Robin Sheldon & Nick Peters

Rachel Topka

JBROE and M.S. Harkness

Ben Tye and Alex Araiza

Melissa Mariko Kieselburg and Marissa Luna

Kyle Harabedian

Ashby Utting

Lindsay Nohl and Calvin

John Bivens

Zander Cannon

Will Dinski

Jack Kotz and Ben Tye

Spencer Amundson and Jack Kotz

Zak Sally with unauthorized Sammy the Mouse™ plushy.

Tom Kaczynski

Mason Sklar

Kevin Huizenga

Mandie Brasington and Alexis Cooke

Alex Mitchell

Ari Mulch

Craig Thompson signing and sketching for fans.

Paul Fricke with daughter, Emily

Scotty Gillmer, Carl Thompson and Bart King

Tyler Page

Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

And last but not least…

Seen driving by the Aria. I take it this is the standard vehicle for all artists in attendance.

So that wraps another fantastic Autoptic Arts Festival.
This is a great show in that it is artist centric and really highlights the talent of the comic art community here in the Twin Cities.

Many thanks to all the hard working organizers who put on a great show.
All I can say in closing is that I’m already looking forward to the next one!

About Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, he is also the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip - both available at A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, The University of Minnesota and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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