Comics-Making Studio at Artisphere Wednesday, August 28

Margin-doodlers, take your talents outside your midday meetings and head to Rosslyn. Until Nov. 3, D.C. Conspiracy—a collective of local comic creators, writers, artists, editors, and fans—is posting up at Artisphere with a self-installation that includes blank pages for would-be comic artists to draw on. (Leave them behind to be hung in Artisphere’s gallery and tagged and shared in a Facebook album.) For those who prefer consuming to creating, D.C. Conspiracy members that will be featured in the spring 2014 issue of Magic Bullet—the collective’s free, semi-annual publication—have scheduled onsite working hours for visitors to observe; the 11 contributors include Matt Dembicki, whose 2012 anthology District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, D.C. tells a few of the city’s lesser-known stories. The intimate celebration of graphic and illustrated narratives should tide comic fans over until September’s Small Press Expo.

The exhibit is on view Wednesdays to Fridays 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays noon to 11 p.m., and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. to Nov. 3 at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. (703) 875-1100.

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