Come create with the contributing artists of newly published book, CHROMA, a stunning art annual featuring New England’s most talented underground artists. Chroma is a publication void of lighthouses, row boats or glistening waterfalls. This art will not be sold to tourists or hang on your dining room wall. This book is smart, innovative, historical, and traditional. This is urban jungles that rise up out of the old wilderness. This is New England.
Meet, draw, or hang out with several of these featured artists:
Raul Gonzales III, James Weinberg, Dan Blakeslee, Emily Dumas, Greg Orfanos, Scott Mulcahey, Robert Gill, Andrew Houle, Michael Crockett, John Cardinal, Adam Miller, and Mike Doherty.
Thursday, May 30th 6:30-9:30
FEE $25.00 – includes a copy of the book
Refreshments will be served.
Artist Exposure Presents: CHROMA at
26 Howland Street, Studio #2, Plymouth, MA 02360
Call # 508-747-4000 to make reservations
Rich Woodall and Matt Talbot sign at Rubber Chicken Comics on Friday, May 31, 2013!
Rubber Chicken Comics
15 N. Main Street (Rt 126), Bellingham, MA 02019
Literary legend Neil Gaiman (American Gods, The Sandman, Stardust), in his 2012 commencement address at the University of the Arts in Pennsylvania, encouraged graduates to do one thing, even in the worst of times: Make Good Art. Gaiman– who has written novels, short fiction, comic books, screenplays, children’s books, and graphic novels– and Chip Kidd, who designed the innovative cover and interior for the published book based on the speech, convene at the Oberon to discuss Gaiman’s unconventional career path, prodigous output, and the bravery and creativity that goes into making good art. This special, intimate evening presents a rare encounter with one of contemporary literature’s most creative minds alongside the top graphic designer in publishing. They will discuss their own artistic processes and pass along advice for how to Make Good Art.
OBERON | A.R.T. – American Repertory Theater
2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Local artist Maris Wicks signs her new book at Brookline Booksmith on Thursday, June 13th at 7:00 pm!
Primates tells the story of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas, three of the most renown scientists in the field of primate research and students of the great Louis Leakey. Jim Ottaviani’s words are charmingly illustrated by Maris Wicks, resulting in an engaging and utterly factual tale of the scientific life, including the personal and professional highs and lows that accompany it. Join illustrator Maris Wicks as she discusses the process of creating a graphic novel.
279 Harvard St Brookline, MA 02446
Comedian Jim Gaffigan appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 6:00 pm!
$5 tickets are on sale via Brookline Booksmith or by calling (617) 566-6660.
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
Saturday May 4th is Free Comic Book Day! And we are going to be BUSY! Team ZombieBomb and the Chroma Crew are joining forces yet again to celebrate this annual industry holiday. We have a full schedule of in-store appearances and signings for the event, including a special engagement at NEWBURY COMICS! Come on out, say hi and grab copies of the fresh (and I do mean fresh) new art book CHROMA. And of course, ZOMBIEBOMB PRESENTS: SUPER INGA (2/3 cherry bomb, 2/3 ninja). Free comics, free food, free fun.
10am – 2pm
575 Main Street, Reading, MA 01867
Northshore Mall, Peabody, MA
68 Lakeview Avenue, Lowell, MA 01850
Stan Sakai appears at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA on Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm! RSVP on Facebook!
Usagi Yojimbo comic series creator Stan Sakai and video-game company HappyGiant talk about the award-winning comic, new video game, and their creative processes.
*FREE tickets available, while supplies last, on the day of the event at 10 am, in person only, at any MFA ticket desk. Please note capacity is limited.
The MFA has partnered with comic book creator Stan Sakai and video game company HappyGiant (in association with Dark Horse Comics) to develop in-game content for a special free version of its new video game based on the comic book Usagi Yojimbo: Way of the Ronin. It is the first video game in 25 years featuring characters from the award-winning Usagi Yojimbo (“Rabbit Bodyguard”) comic book series, an epic saga about a masterless samurai (ronin) rabbit living at the turn of 17th-century Japan. Players who visit the MFA’s exhibition “Samurai!” gain access to a special passcode that will allow them to unlock a special level of the game.
About Stan Sakai:
Stan Sakai was born in Japan and, after spending much of his life in Hawaii, is currently based in Pasadena, California. In 1984, he created the saga of Usagi Yojimbo, a comic book inspired by the life of the famous 17th-century samurai, Miyamoto Musashi. Usagi Yojimbo has earned four Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, a National Cartoonists Society Award, an American Library Association Award, and a Parent’s Choice Award. Usagi lives without a master during an age of unrest and political intrigue, wandering the land on a musha shugyo (warrior’s pilgrimage) and occasionally selling his services as a bodyguard. His stories include many references to Japanese history and folklore, and the architecture, clothes, weapons, and other objects are faithfully drawn to Edo period (1603–1867) style. Usagi Yojimbo is heavily influenced by Japanese cinema and has included references to the work of Akira Kurosawa (the title of the series is derived from Kurosawa’s 1960 film Yojimbo) and to icons of popular Japanese cinema such as Lone Wolf and Cub, Zatoichi, and Godzilla.
Video-game creator HappyGiant, a Massachusetts-based company, was founded by veterans of the George Lucas Companies, Pileated Pictures, and Atari. HappyGiant projects include high-profile work for Hasbro, Jay-Z, and its own app Dolphin Paradise: Wild Friends.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-5523
Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA introduces a comic book immersive course as part of their summer programming. “Introduction to Comics I and II” is a two week workshop and will be taught by comic book professionals Adam Miller and Jason Mathis. Course description follows. For more information or to sign up please click the link.
Introduction to Comics I
Instructors: Jason Mathis (primary) and Adam Miller
June 24 – 28, 2013; M – F, 9 am – 4 pm
This workshop will explore the first steps towards creating and producing your own comic. We will begin by deconstructing the medium and highlighting the importance of each part as it contributes to the whole, from pencils and inks, to plotting and dialogue, bringing them all together in a way that takes advantage of this unique, visual, storytelling art form. Historical examples, active discussions, and critical feedback will take place alongside practical studio work.The course will culminate in a mini-expose of our work throughout the week.
**This course is designed as part one of a two week comics immersive, though each week may be taken individually; second part held during the week of July 8-12. Minimum age is 16 years.
(non-credit course only)
Introduction to Comics II
Instructors: Adam Miller (primary) & Jason Mathis
July 8 – 12, 2013; M – F, 9 am – 4 pm
You made a comic book, so now what? Developing a story and making art for a comic is only half the battle. What you do with your creation after it’s made is what sets apart the pretenders from the contenders. This course will give you and your book a chance to get noticed in a crowd. We will discuss effective cover design, production, promotion, distribution and networking. Learn how to take your project from art desk to convention floor, from your head to their hands. Through first-hand accounts, contemporary examples, studio work and group discussion we’ll brainstorm the best plan of action to bring you goals closer to comic book reality. The course will culminate in a mini-expose of our work throughout the week.
**This course is designed as part two of a two week comics immersive, though each week may be taken individually; first part held during the week of June 24-28. Minimum age for the course is 16 years.
(non-credit course only)
Adam Miller graduated from Montserrat in 2000 with a BFA in Illustration. He is best known for his work as creative director for publisher Terminal Press, where he co-created the ZombieBomb! comic anthology. Adam has shown art from coast to coast, most recently exhibiting at the Halcyon and Genuine Artikle galleries, both in NYC. His work has received recognition from G4TV, The New York Times, Fangoria and MSNBC.
Jason Mathis is a Canadian artist who currently lives and works in Scotland. He is an active member of the Hope Street Studios – a prominent community of graphic and comic artists in Glasgow – and also teaches comics and life drawing for the Glasgow School of Art. Jason’s work has been shown in the UK, Germany, Canada and the US, and his self published ‘zine All You Can Eat has managed to find itself in pockets all across the globe. He holds an MFA from Glasgow School of Art. jammdiggity.blogspot.co.uk
101 Independence Mall Way, Kingston, MA 02364