Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MAintroduces 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 AdamMiller 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. Price: $795 (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.
Price: $795 (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
Boston Comic Con thanks all our fans who supported us by demonstrating the highest degree of patience and understanding imaginable during a very challenging time for all of us. And we want to reward you, our fans, by putting on an even bigger and better show than originally planned! The new, rescheduled date will be AUGUST 3-4, 2013!!
We’re moving! The Seaport World Trade Centeris the new home of Boston Comic Con! It features more parking as well as access to the Silver Line on Boston’s historic waterfront.
We have reconfirmed our major comic book creator guests (who have all been wonderfully supportive of us). Let’s welcome back… George Perez, Mike Mignola, Mark Bagley, Bill Willingham, Tony Daniel, Ed McGuinness, Tim Sale, Steve Niles, Colleen Doran, Aaron Lopresti, Don Rosa, William Stout, Amy Reeder, David Mack, Mike Choi, and Joe Eisma! And we’re still re-confirming!
And guess what… we are adding even more guests as the support for Boston Comic Con keeps pouring in from comic book creators all over the country. Let’s give a Boston welcome to… Dan Didio, Phil Jimenez, Brian Azzarello, Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian, Cully Hamner, Barry Kitson, Paul Gulacy, James O’Barr, Howard Chaykin, and Michael Golden! That’s just the beginning. Keep an eye open as more guests join us leading up to the show.
We are also in the process of re-confirming our media guests and adding new ones as well. Be patient, as it takes a little bit more time to re-book celebrities (welcome to Hollywood). We’ll keep you posted.
We will of course continue with our great programming events like the Boston Comic Con costume contest, film festival, gaming, and charity art auction.
As a reminder, advance tickets purchased online for the original show date will be GOOD for the rescheduled show. And if for any reason you can’t make it to the show in August, please submit a refund request through Eventbrite and you will be refunded. You will have until August 1, 2013 to do so. Keep watching our Facebook and Twitter feeds for more info as we grow the guest list between now and then. More details on the website: bostoncomiccon.com
Herb Trimpe, Joe Harris, and Tyler James sign at Larry’s Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!!
Meet the legendary artist Herb Trimpe, co-creator of Wolverine, from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm. Plus Joe Harris, creator of Image Comics’ Great Pacific and writer of IDW’s X-Files Season 10, and Tyler James, publisher of ComixTribe, will be on hand to sign some comics. Get FREE hot dogs with Larry’s world famous secret sauce all day. And there will be a costume contest, a coloring contest, face painting, and more!
Boston fans and pros make the best of a bad situation, Sanjulian is coming to to the U.S. for the next Tampa Bay Comic Con, and Halle Berry suits up again as Storm. All this and more in the latest in-progress Scene on the Web.
Artist Joe Quinones signs at Comicazi in Davis Square on Saturday April 27th from 11:00 am till 2:00 pm! A local resident, Quinones says on his blog, “I’m excited to announce that this Wednesday my guest issue of Matt Fraction’s FF series will hit comic stands… Filling in for the great Mike Allred was a daunting task, but I had a lot of fun with it. Above are some teasers from the book, of which I’ll post more throughout the week. If you’d like to see some more pages paired with the gorgeous coloring of Laura Allred, click here.”
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Tim Sale, Agnes Garbowska, Tim Seeley, David Mack, Don Rosa, and any other artists we can rope in are doing a signing at Comicazi in Davis Square Saturday April 20th from 11am till 4pm!! With the catastrophic cancellation of Boston Comic Con several artists wanted to reach out to area fans and give them a piece of what was taken away! We’ll have the My Little Pony Boston Comic Con variant cover on sale as well as Tim Sale’s epic Captain America con exclusive t-shirt!! Please come check it out!!
**JUST ADDED** Ming Doyle and Erica Henderson!!
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