MA – A Comic History of Boston
Join Porter Square Books and the Boston Comics Roundtable for an evening with contributors to Inbound #4, A Comic History of Boston, 36 tales from Boston’s past, as written and drawn by local independent comics creators!
Since 2006, the Boston Comics Roundtable has been bringing comics artists and writers together to collaborate on Inbound, a twice-yearly anthology of “Comics from Boston.”
Now we’ve asked this diverse pool of comics talent to choose their favorite characters and incidents from local history. The result is “A Comic Book History of Boston,” an entertaining tour through three centuries of important social and political events, bigger-than-life personalities, and colorful New England lore.
From Shay’s Rebellion and the great Molasses Flood, to Charles Ponzi’s original “scheme” and Mark Twain’s disastrous encounter with Boston literary society, to the 1970s busing crisis, the Gardner Museum heist and many more, the “Comic Book History of Boston” is an opportunity for readers of all ages to take a fresh look at our historical heritage and be introduced to the area’s thriving independent comics scene.
A dozen or so of these contributors, including Dan Mazur, Shelli Paroline, and more will be on hand to regale us in their best comic voice.
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