Documenting the History of Minnesota Comics
Fifteen Minnesota cartoonists were interviewed, recorded and the recordings transcribed for an oral history project conducted by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Interviewees were selected to represent the history of cartooning in Minnesota from the 1940's to 2011. They were also chosen to demonstrate the great variety within the artistic field of comics ranging from newspaper editorial, to political and educational commentary, to mainstream superhero and alternative artists and the role of Minnesota in the education of comic artists. The written transcripts are housed at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design library. The interviews were also to be posted on the web site by late summer, 2011.
(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.