MA – Chroma Vol. 2 Launch Party

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Press Release:

Porter Mill and Tryptic Press will be hosting a special book signing on Thursday September 4th to celebrate the long-awaited release of CHROMA: VOL 2! For one night only, CHROMA 1 & 2 will both be available to purchase, and featured artists from each volume will be in attendance. This event is free and open to the public, as a part of Porter Mill’s monthly First Thursday series.

The book, released in August 2014, is the second collection of exclusive artist interviews released by Tryptic Press. Featured Volume 2 artists who will be appearing at this event include Tom Torrey, Amanda Beard, Bob Packert, Meghann Brideau, and Forrest James. Several artists featured in Volume 1 will also be present, including Andrew Houle, John Cardinal, Michael Crockett, Adam Miller, and Emily Dumas.

The signing will take place at the Porter Mill Gallery located at 95 Rantoul St, Beverly MA, between 5:00 – 8:00 pm. During this time, the art studio building will also be open to the public.

More info about Tryptic Press and CHROMA can be found on www.TrypticPress.com.

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Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915

MA – Skeletons in the Closet Art Show

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Press Release:

Help us kick off the scare season right, with our first annual Halloween-themed art show. This group show will showcase an impressive body of artwork from over 50 different artists. See this large horde of creators join together to bring their dark Halloween and horror themed visions to life. Various techniques and styles will be displayed in an exhibition celebrating all things that go bump in the night. Art will range from humorous to ‘dead’ serious and promises to have you looking over your shoulder.

This will be a unique experience for any lover of Halloween, illustration, fine art and the macabre. See amazing interpretations of this iconic fright night up close and personal and get access to the creative professionals behind some of these original hand-made scare tactics.

The artist reception takes place on Friday, October 18th from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Lite fare and refreshments will be served (AND CANDY!)

Join us and the New England art community as we celebrate this colorful world of tricks and treats. All All you freaks, geeks, ghouls and fools must attend! Come one come all- it’s an event not to be missed!

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Visionspace Gallery
16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901

MA – Chroma Gallery Show

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Press Release:

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.

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visionspace gallery
16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901

MA – Capes & Crusaders Exhibit

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Press Release:

Montserrat College presents a day of comic book themed art and discussion featuring artists from all walks of life and disciplines.

“Capes and Crusaders” will be a giant comics-inspired art show showcasing an impressive body of work from over 50 different artists. See this large group of creators join together to bring their comic book visions to life. Various techniques and styles will be displayed in an exhibition celebrating all things comic book. Curated by Adam Miller and Joshua Morrissette.

The Opening Reception will be held from 4:00-7:00pm on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the 301 Gallery on Cabot St. in downtown Beverly, walking distance from the school.

The exhibit will be highlighted by a selection of works from the Randy House Collection, including art by Drew Struzan, Frank Frazetta, James Jean, and more.

Immediately preceding the gallery event will be an in-depth panel discussion elaborating on the topics of, creativity, accountability, production and networking through this very competitive and exciting field. “Word Balloons and Thought Bubbles” will be a talk led by filmmaker Tom Bennett and features six professionals from the world of art and comics.

The forum will be held from 2:00-3:30 in the Hardie Building at Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St. Beverly, Ma.

Panelists include: Jerry Ma, Ken Knudtsen, Adam Miller, Josh Morrissette, Andy Houle, and Dave Ferreira.

This will be a unique experience for any lover of comic books, illustration, art and storytelling. See amazing interpretations of iconic characters up close and personal and get access to creative professionals behind some of these amazing projects. Join us and the New England comics community as we celebrate this colorful world of heroes and villains. Come one come all- it’s an event not to be missed!

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MA – Chroma Launch Party

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Press Release:

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

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FEE $25.00 – includes a copy of the book
Refreshments will be served.

Artist Exposure Presents: CHROMA at
WaterWorks Building
26 Howland Street, Studio #2, Plymouth, MA 02360
Call # 508-747-4000 to make reservations

MA – FCBD: Chroma Signings

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Press Release:

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
Comically Speaking
575 Main Street, Reading, MA 01867

11am-1pm
Newbury Comics

Northshore Mall, Peabody, MA

3pm-7pm
Larry’s Comics

68 Lakeview Avenue, Lowell, MA 01850

Montserrat Offers Comics Summer Workshop

zb11Montserrat 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.
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)

Instructor bios:

Adam Miller
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
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

Super Inga Returns for Boston Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

Last year Boston Comic Con saw the explosive debut of ZombieBomb! Presents: The NEW Adventures of SUPER INGAgarnering rave reviews and selling out its first printing. Super Inga even won Best Independent Comic in the ComicCon costume contest!  The book was originally intended to be a “one off” title, but with that kind of enthusiastic response, calling it quits just wasn’t in the cards for Super Inga.

The ZombieBomb! crew reunites with Zombastic Publications to pick up where the first book left off.  Fans will be glad to know that artist/creator Haig Demarjian has carefully crafted a gripping tale that adds more wild characters and sets the stage for further adventures. Again, a stellar crew of guest artists pitch in, stuffing this book with a smorgasbord of killer visuals — stunning colors by Sara Robertson, and additional art by acclaimed West Coast underground skatepunk Chris “Tallboy” CoulonGeoff Mosher (of Mondo Chachi fame… and also Baron Nefarious in Die You Zombie Bastards!), Silver-Age veteran Gary John Reynolds as well as many more. Top it off with a to-die-for cover painting by award-winning illustrator David Ferriera, and a Boston Con exclusive variant cover by ZombieBomb!’s own Adam Miller.

The book debuts exclusively at Boston Comic Con, April 20 and 21.  Visit the Zombastic/ZombieBomb! booth to meet ZombieBomb! creator Adam Miller along with the man behind Super Inga, Haig Demarjian, infamous for his role in the creation of Die You Zombie Bastards!, the locally-made independent cult feature film that started it all.

Be one of the first to purchase the very special Golden Braid Edition which includes:

ZombieBomb! Presents: The NEW Adventures of SUPER INGA Volume 2 – a lavish, 32-page Collector’s Item issue packed with two stories and bonus pin-ups.

- PLUS! a BostonCon exclusive Limited Edition signed print by ZombieBomb! co-creator Adam Miller

- PLUS! an exclusive signed and numbered Limited Edition fold-out poster by Haig Demarjian

- PLUS! your official Golden Braid Brigade™ membership badge!

What a package!

This is ALL-NEW material available at BostonCon for THE FIRST TIME ANYWHERE!

- AND… you’ll get special access to the bonecrunching Super Inga themesong by Mexican Ape-Lord!

Tryptic Press Debuts Chroma at Boston Comic Con 2013

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Press Release:

With this year’s Boston Comic Con fast approaching, Tryptic Press is proud to present its debut offering, CHROMA, a stunning 84-page, full-color art annual featuring artwork and interviews from twelve of New England’s most hardworking & talented artists.

CHROMA will introduce the world to the booming and under-appreciated art community of the Northeast. Volume 1 features BCC alumni Andrew Houle, Michael Crockett, John Cardinal, Adam Miller, and Michael Doherty as well as fan favorites Raul Gonzalez III, James Weinberg, Dan Blakeslee, Emily Dumas, Greg Orfanos, Scott Mulcahey, and Robert Gill.

CHROMA will be available at Boston Comic Con April 20 and 21. Stop by to meet the creators and contributors featured in attendance and get your hands on a signed edition of the first part of New England’s art awakening! After the convention, visit www.trypticpress.com for more details about CHROMA, links to Tryptic Press’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, as well as news about future events.

A portion of each sale of CHROMA will be used to send promotional copies directly to comic book publishers, gallery owners, art directors, and marketing agencies from New York to California.

“Bringing our backyard to your front steps. Watch out world, CHROMA is coming.” – Tryptic Press:

MA – Smoke & Mirrors Art Show

ZombieBomb creators Adam Miller, Joshua Morrissette, and Michael Karolemaes open an exhibition of art on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm   This show brings together the work of three life long friends. Come celebrate their respective photographic visions, all under one roof for the first time anywhere. RSVP via Facebook!

Adam Miller – After more than two years away from the gallery scene, Adam has taken a break from traveling and working in the comic book field to revisit his roots. This show marks his return to the world of fine art. After focusing exclusively on photo for the  last year, “Smoke and Mirrors” is his first exhibit to solely feature photography.

Joshua Morrissette- Josh spent more than a decade perfecting his craft in the digital imaging and photo restoration fields. Recently, he has switched gears to concentrate on independent projects and personal work. “Smoke and Mirrors” will showcase the first new body of Josh’s photography since his leap into the freelance world.

Michael Karolemeas- A relative new comer to the art scene, Mike will make his exciting Gallery debut at the event. He has dove headlong into photography, concentrating on capturing the world at night, to give his unique perspective on our surroundings. Mike’s hard earned skills culminate in this year-end event, here, at “Smoke and Mirrors”.

visionspace gallery
16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901

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