Gareth Hinds signs at Porter Square Books on Saturday September 28th at 7:00 pm.
Join us for the book launch of Gareth Hinds’ latest graphic novel adaptation, Romeo and Juliet.
Gareth Hinds’s stylish graphic adaptation of the Bard’s romantic tragedy offers modern touches — including a diverse cast that underscores the story’s universality.
She’s a Capulet. He’s a Montague. But when Romeo and Juliet first meet, they don’t know they’re from rival families — and when they find out, they don’t care. Their love is honest and raw and all-consuming. But it’s also dangerous. How much will they have to sacrifice before they can be together? In a masterful adaptation faithful to Shakespeare’s original text, Gareth Hinds transports readers to the sun-washed streets and market squares of Shakespeare’s Verona, vividly bringing the classic play to life on the printed page.
Gareth Hinds is the acclaimed creator of the graphic novels The Odyssey, Beowulf, The Merchant of Venice, and King Lear. About Romeo and Juliet, he says, “The gold standard for romantic tragedy, this play features some of the most brilliant rhymed verse ever written. It was a joy to work with the text and spend time with these characters. And I had a great time drawing the sword fights!” Gareth Hinds lives in New York.
Porter Square Books
25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140-1413
Jonathan Lethem appears at the Brattle Theatre for a signing on Thursday October 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM.
Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome National Book Critics Circle Award–winning author JONATHAN LETHEM for a reading of his novel, Dissident Gardens.
At the center of Jonathan Lethem’s novel stand two extraordinary women. Rose Zimmer, the aptly nicknamed Red Queen of Sunnyside, Queens, is an unreconstructed Communist and mercurial tyrant who terrorizes her neighborhood and her family with the ferocity of her personality and the absolutism of her beliefs. Her brilliant and willful daughter, Miriam, is equally passionate in her activism, but flees Rose’s suffocating influence and embraces the Age of Aquarius counterculture of Greenwich Village.
Both women cast spells that entrance or enchain the men in their lives: Rose’s aristocratic German Jewish husband, Albert; her nephew, the feckless chess hustler Lenny Angrush; Cicero Lookins, the brilliant son of her black cop lover; Miriam’s (slightly fraudulent) Irish folksinging husband, Tommy Gogan; their bewildered son, Sergius. These flawed, idealistic people all struggle to follow their own utopian dreams in an America where radicalism is viewed with bemusement, hostility, or indifference.
As the decades pass—from the parlor communism of the ’30s, McCarthyism, the civil rights movement, ragged ’70s communes, the romanticization of the Sandinistas, up to the Occupy movement of the moment—we come to understand through Lethem’s vivid storytelling that the personal may be political, but the political, even more so, is personal.
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb appear at the Brattle Theatre to host an Adventure Time screening on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7pm! RSVP on Facebook!
Tickets for this special event are $10 general public; $8 students, seniors, members, and children 12 and under. No Brattle passes will be accepted. Click here for tickets!
Join us for this special evening delving deep into the universe of the hit Cartoon Network show, ADVENTURE TIME! We’ll be joined by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, the Eisner Award winning artists behind the Adventure Time comic book. Shelli and Braden will screen clips from their favorite episodes and discuss their process for illustrating the stories. There will also be a Q&A with the audience and time for a book signing. We’re excited to offer a special behind the scenes look into the wondrously surreal world of Jake the Dog and Finn the Human.
This event is co-presented with M.I.C.E. – the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo – which runs Sept 28 & 29 in Cambridge. For more information, please visit micexpo.org.
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Peter Bagge signs at Brookline Booksmith on Monday, October 21st at 7:00 pm!
Beloved underground cartoonist Peter Bagge (Hate, Buddy Bradley) visits with a biography on Margaret Sanger, one of the many movers-and-shakers of the twentieth century. From her impoverished childhood to her career as a nurse, to the opening of the first birth control clinic to her more controversial opinions, Bagge draws Sanger’s legacy in his signature, rubbery style.
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo hosts its first two-day show on September 28-29, 2013 at in Porter Square, Cambridge, MA! The event is a joint project between the Boston Comics Roundtable, an independent arts collective, and the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University; MICE puts a focus on the art of making comics and connects local creators with local audience. They will also run a number of workshops for children and adults, as well as panel discussions on the craft and relevance of the comics form. MICE is for anyone of any age who wants to discover new comics, learn more about the medium of comics, or is interested in making their own. Sunday is Kids Day, featuring workshops for the young cartoonist.
MICE 2013 is pleased to welcome eight comic creators to our show as our special guests: Chris Duffy, George O’Connor, Josh Neufeld, Lucy Knisley, Maris Wicks, Mike Cavallaro, Nick Abadzis, and R. Sikoryak. They will appear at their tables in the exhibition area, as well as at various panels and workshops over the weekend.
Plus MICE features 150 exhibitors including Alison Wilgus, Bob Flynn, Braden Lamb, Cathy Leamy, Colleen AF Venable, David Marshall, E. J. Barnes, Ellen Crenshaw, Emmy Cicierega, Jennie Wood, Ming Doyle, Nate Bellegarde, Renee Kurilla, Sean Wang, Shelli Paroline, Stephanie Yue, Tim Finn, Zack Giallongo, and many more!
View the exhibitor list and full schedule (TBA) at the website: www.micexpo.org
Come celebrate the emerging New England art scene with the CHROMA group show at Visionspace Gallery in Downtown Lynn, MA on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.
This show will mark the launch of the CHROMA art book from Tryptic Press, featuring a talented roster of local artists. The accompanying exhibition will be packed with original works from the creatives featured in the volume. The night also christens a bold new direction for Visionspace gallery as we launch into a fresh season of exhibits.
There will be an artist meet and greet beforehand as well as a book signing the night of the reception. Copies of CHROMA will be available for purchase.
The reception takes place on Saturday September 21st from 6pm-9pm. Light fare and refreshments will be served.
Live music will be provided by Forrest James.
This will be a fantastic night of art and music. Come celebrate fighting the good fight with us. This is a show not to be missed.
Food, fun and friends. Support local artists.
16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901
Chris Hardwick and Matt Mira of the Nerdist Podcast appear at the Wilbur Theatre on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM!
246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Rock And Shock returns for their Tenth Anniversary show on October 18-20, 2013 at the DCU Center and Worcester Palladium! Guests include Robert Englund, Robert Patrick, Michael Rooker, John Ratzenberger, and many more! Featuring a Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes screening and performances by Danzig, Twiztid with The R.O.C., Otep, Butcher Babies, and more!!
The convention doors will be open to the public at 5pm on Friday, October 18 and at 11am on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 at the DCU Center located at 50 Foster St, Worcester, MA 01608.
Nightly live performances will take place at the Worcester Palladium, located at 261 Main Street, Worcester, one block over from the DCU Center. Door times for these events are listed below.
and more TBA!
Thursday, 10/17 (pre-party) – Between the Buried & Me with The Faceless, The Contortionist, and The Safety Fire
Friday, 10/18 – Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes – Jay & Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie and Q&A
Saturday, 10/19 – Danzig with Doyle, Otep, Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition, Stolen Babies, and A Pale Horse Named Death
Sunday, 10/20 – Twiztid with The R.O.C., Blaze, Madchild, and Aqualeo
($175 advance only)
*Access to the movie on Friday and the concerts at The Palladium on Saturday & Sunday, as well as ALL 3 DAYS of the Rock & Shock Horror Convention next door @ The DCU Center.
*Access to the 10/17 Rock and Shock Pre-Party Concert w/ Between The Buried And Me
*Special Seating at the Jay & Silent Bob Super Groovy Cartoon Movie on Friday, Oct. 18th (Note: THE MOVIE ON FRIDAY IS RATED R. People under the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian with them for this event.)
*Access to the After Party on Friday, Oct. 18th (takes place at the Palladium after the movie)
*Reserved Seating at the Q&A’s and Panels at the convention
*Exclusive R&S T-Shirt
*All VIP PACKAGE PURCHASERS WILL BE ENTERED TO WIN TICKETS TO MEET KEVIN SMITH & JASON MEWES
***Customers will be contacted via email about a week before the event with more info.***
CONVENTION ONLY TICKETS
Convention ONLY tickets are available at Ticketmaster, DCU Center Box Office & Palladium Box Office
COMBO TICKETS – DCU CONVENTION CENTER & THE PALLADIUM
Combo tickets are available at tickets.com and the Palladium box office.
***General Admission FLOOR Seating for the Movie on Friday, Oct. 18th Only, Saturday & Sunday events are both General Admission***
***General Admission BALCONY Seating for the Movie on Friday, Oct. 18th Only, Saturday & Sunday events are both General Admission***
***FRIDAY ONLY GENERAL ADMISSION BALCONY SEATING *** Convention / Movie Combo JAY & SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE and the JAY AND SILENT BOB GET OLD PODCAST w/ Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes
***FRIDAY ONLY GENERAL ADMISSION FLOOR SEATING *** JAY & SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE and the JAY AND SILENT BOB GET OLD PODCAST w/ Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes
Artist Rebecca Guay appears at the R. Michelson Gallery on Saturday, September 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to celebrate the opening of her latest art exhibition “Waking.”
About the artist:
Rebecca Guay graduated from Pratt institute in 1992 has been painting professionally since she left school. She began her career as an illustrator and is highly recognized within the field. Her images have been shown and acquired by countless private collectors and several museums including the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the American Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in NYC.
In her personal watercolors and oils; her self determined narratives, she delves deep into archetypes of masculine and feminine and deals with complex ideas of sexuality and sensuality. Her philosophy of image making is driven by the principles of creating a remarkable moment, thereby making a deep emotional connection with the viewer. Rebecca’s recent work creates an environment of lush surfaces, forms and gesture that live in a reality entirely of her own creation.
R. Michelson Galleries
132 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060
Writer Todd Dezago and artist Craig Rousseau, creators of The Perhapanauts, appear this Saturday August 24th at Modern Myths Comics in Northampton, MA! They will be there from noon till 3:00 pm; telling stories, signing comics, and testing their powers of telepsychometry! If you’re in the area, come and stop by. Or even if not but you like a long drive. See ya there!
34 Bridge Street #4, Northampton, MA 01060