MSCA Sat-Art-Day And Drink-N-Draw Are Back At 901 Comics East!

Hey, gang- MSCA Sat-Art-Day and Drink-N-Draw events are back at 901 Comics East this summer!

First up is our Sat-Art-Day on July 20th. Join members of the MSCA at 901 Comics East on Macon Road from 10am-2pm. We’ll be sketching and working on art projects while talkin’ toons and sharing art techniques.

Be sure to bring along a sketchbook, drawing tablet, portfolio, or feel free to use some of our art supplies we’ll have on hand- great opportunity to try different mediums and techniques as well as ask/share art advice and find out info on other upcoming events at the store and around town.

The drawing event is free and open to the public, but anyone not old enough to drive themselves to the event needs to have a parent attend with them. They’re free to draw with us, take notes, or just hang out. Be sure to bring a few bucks if you’d like to enjoy any beverages and/or snacks from 901 Comics’ “The Bar With No Name“.

Next month on Wednesday, August 14th we’ll have the return of the MSCA’s Drink-N-Draw from 6-8pm at 901 Comics East.

This drawing event is also free and open to the public, and like the Sat-Art-Day event bring a few bucks to order a beverage and/or something to eat. Beer, sodas, water, chips, cookies, pizza and more will be available for purchase at “the bar with no name…” You must be 21+ to drink, and anyone not old enough to drive themselves to the event needs to have a parent attend with them.

Like at Sat-Art-Day we’ll be sketching and working on art projects while talkin’ toons and sharing art techniques. Bring along your sketchbook, notebook, drawing tablet, portfolio, comic pages, sketchcards, or feel free to use some of our art supplies we’ll have on hand- and don’t be shy to ask/share art advice at the events.

Lots of things have been changing at 901 Comics East including the location of new comics and back issues in the store.

“Crazy” deals on key issues are available near the front counter and on the wall books around the store. Customers can also find out more about the Mid-South Cartoonists Association and local comic creators.

The local creator comics have been moved to an endcap for now, but will be getting their own special section in the near future. “Stay tooned” for new Bad Dog Comics at 901 Comics including “Raptor Boy” and “Stoned Ninja“.

One of a kind hand-drawn sketchcards by me and the MSCA’s “The Good, The Bad, And The Sketchy” zine are available near the front counter.

You can also find plenty of sketchcover blanks in store, and a few hand drawn ones for sale, too. If you’re interested in getting started working on sketchcovers be sure to ask Lin (me)– always happy to help locate a title for you, and/or share advice and techniques.

There is now an all ages reader section including kid friendly and young adult comics, novels, choose your own adventure books, and more. The manga/anime section of the store will soon be expanding, as will the gaming section where we’ll be having our drawing events. There’s also plans for more additions to the shop.

Oh, and 901 Comics East also has Nerd Night Trivia on Thursday evenings (you can win prizes and get 15% off merch), and a Comic Book Reading Club every-other Wednesday night (members get 20% off that month’s book).

Hope to see you out there!

“…Just Don’t Call Me Late For Late For Dinner!” – Next MSCA Monthly Dinner July 2nd

From MSCA president Kevin L. Williams:

Greetings MSCA’ers,


Our next dinner gathering will be Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at Garibaldi’s Pizza, 3530 Walker Ave, from 6 – 8 pm.

Monthly meet-ups are free and open to the public- just bring a few bucks to order off the menu and be sure to introduce yourself and show your art around.

We always love to have folks bring along what they’ve been working on to show the group, talk toons, draw on jam pieces, work on tablets/laptops/sketchbooks, or doodle on napkins with us! If you have any kids that are interested in getting into cartooning please bring them out.

If you are a kid, please have a parent attend with you. If you’re not sure about meeting a group of sketchy strangers all by yourself, then feel free to bring along a friend with you. We’re the sketchy group in the large room on the right.

For more info check out our Facebook events here. I do plan to be there, so I hope you will be there, too!



Monday and Tuesday, some help will be needed for the painting of the stage walls for Antigone, a “modernized, punk rock retelling of the old Sophocles play.”  Projection of the art onto the walls will begin on July 1, 2024, Monday morning, about 10am, and continue through 4pm that day.  To learn how you can help, please contact David Galloway at

The set design needs a little extra detailed touch (see above).  The GCT will share information about the MSCA in the Antigone program!

(The next email will be about The Funny Pages” art show in December at GCT!!)



The Glass Slippers” art show reception was held on Wednesday, June 12th in the lobby of remodeled Theatre Memphis.

We’ll share more details at the next dinner gathering, but 5 of our 15 pieces sold by Wednesday 6/26. I hope you had a chance to see “Cinderella” at Theatre Memphis – it was glorious! Show ends this Sunday.

Unsold art can be picked up at the dinner gathering at Garibaldi’s.



The latest issue of the MSCA “The Good, The Bad, & The Sketchy” zine was recently assembled at our June dinner meet up at Garibaldi’s.

This issue’s “Fairy Tales” cover art was done by Courtney Dunn– well done, Courtney! Issues can be purchased at local Memphis comic shops- Comics & Collectibles, The Cellar, 901 Comics, and 901 Comics East. The next issue will be “Robots“.


MAW Productions

Follow the link below to find out what the Wade’s have happening with their Toshigawa Universe. New graphic novel and other merch are now available.


Drawing Funny

A new Drawing Funny” podcast episode is available for downloading on SpotifyApple, and other podcasting platforms- or by clicking here to listen.

Nicki and Lin took a day trip up to Metropolis, IL for the final day of the annual Superman Celebration. It was about a 3 1/2hr drive to the official home of Superman. They ran into our good friends Jim and Christina Hall, and Adam and Penny Shaw in Artists Alley and did a bit of catching up with the former MSCA members.


If you have news posted somewhere, please send me a link!  If you have news, please get it to me before the next newsletter which will go out July 30th.  Anything before then, I’ll try to be sure it gets posted to our Facebook page at

Be Safe, Be Happy, Be Well!
Your Pals,
Kevin L. Williams
& Muley the Mule