Inaugural Cambridge Community Comic Arts Fair

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Boston Comics Roundtable and the Cambridge Public Library present THE CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY COMIC ARTS FAIR (CCCAF) on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM at the Cambridge Public Library (Main Branch: Teen Room).

Admission is FREE!

Come learn about the wide range of independent comics being produced in Cambridge and the Boston area. From action, adventure, and humor, to graphic novels dealing with personal and political themes, comics today are going places they’ve never gone before. Since 2006, the Boston Comics Roundtable has been at the center of the local comics scene, providing a venue for creators to meet, collaborate, publish, and grow as artists.

At CCCAF, members of the BCR will exhibit and sell their books and offer demonstrations and hands-on workshops for aspiring cartoonists of all ages and skill levels. High school art students from the area will also be on hand to share their comics creations with the public. Come join us!

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Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-4040

MA – Dark Sparkler Signing

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Harvard Book Store and the Cambridge Public Library host an evening of poetry and conversation with poet and award-winning actress AMBER TAMBLYN and poet, critic, and Harvard professor STEPHEN BURT on Tuesday March 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30). The evening will include readings by Tamblyn and Burt, followed by a discussion of Tamblyn’s latest poetry collection, Dark Sparkler. This event includes a book signing and is free to the public; no tickets are required.

About Dark Sparkler:
The lives of more than twenty-five actresses lost before their time—from Marilyn Monroe to Brittany Murphy—explored in a haunting, provocative new work by an acclaimed poet and actress.

Amber Tamblyn is both an award-winning actress and an acclaimed poet. As such she is deeply fascinated—and intimately familiar—with the toll exacted from young women whose lives are offered in sacrifice as starlets. The stories of these actresses, both famous and obscure-tragic stories of suicide, murder, obscurity, and other forms of death—inspired this empathic and emotionally charged collection of new poetic work.

Featuring subjects from Marilyn Monroe and Frances Farmer to Dana Plato and Brittany Murphy—and paired with original artwork commissioned for the book by luminaries including David Lynch, Adrian Tomine, Marilyn Manson, and Marcel Dzama—Dark Sparkler is a surprising and provocative collection from a young artist of wide-ranging talent, culminating in an extended, confessional epilogue of astonishing candor and poetic command.

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-4040

MA – Will Eisner Week Comics Workshops for Kids/Teens

000000_cpl-wewThe Boston Comics Roundtable hosts comic creating workshops for Teens and Children at the Cambridge Public Library on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 1:00 PM till 3:00 PM in honor of Will Eisner Week!

Below is a listing of the amazing creators involved on this workshop:

Cara Bean is a cartoonist and art teacher from the Boston area. She pursues poetic introspection, and quirky storytelling through comics. Cara is currently creating a comic for children about a late-blooming caterpillar named Munch. Learn more about Cara Bean at www.carabeancomics.com.

LJ-Baptiste is an artist from Dorchester, MA. His current work is a webcomic series entitled COMIXSCAPE, which originated on DigBoston’s Sunday Comics Project back in 2013. It’s about the absurd adventures of a young boy and his pet raccoon in his new town. The comic is currently in it’s 4th chapter and can be read in full on www.comixscape.net

Ben Rutberg is a college freshman and aspiring cartoonist interested in finding the truth in small things. He has made two comic books, “Bildungsrobot!” and “The Big Fish,” and is currently working on two more, which he is not at liberty to talk about. He’s sure you’ll understand. You can find his work, including both of his comic books, at dorkdrawscomics.tumblr.com.

E. J. Barnes is a comics artist and writer who has worked on historical comics, editorial cartooning, and animation. She has taught cartooning at the Amigos Cambridgeport Community School and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. She opens her home studio to the public during Cambridge Open Studios. Her online catalog of self-published comics and stories is at www.drownedtownpress.com.

Jonathan Hayes is an illustrator based out of Somerville. His interest in art began with drawing on his bedroom wall to making comic books as an adult. Jon also held strong interests in performing arts and writing. He is a member of the Boston Comics Roundtable, a comic book collective of creators. Jon is working on self publishing several titles ranging from children’s comics to dark fantasy.

John Carvajal is an artist currently living in Norwood, MA. He received his BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design and his MFA from The Center for Cartoon Studies. His work has been published in multiple anthologies including Maple Key Vol. 2, Strangelet Vol 1.1, and a collaboration with Aaron Humphreys in Compositional Studies Vol. 43.1. Carvajal has also exhibited his work in the UK, Canada, and the US at various comic festivals. He has been teaching drawing, painting, cartooning, and printmaking at various community art centers for the last 4 years. You can view some of his work at: www.jacarvajal.com

Maria Photinakis is an illustrator, cartoonist, painter and giant Star Trek nerd who hopes someday she’ll figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. In the meantime, she lives in Waltham with her husband and 2 fluffy cats.

Catalina Rufin is a 23 year old Boston-area cartoonist and illustrator. Her comics are about punk fairies, astronaut kids, and her interest in Scottish culture. She has made two comics for the BCR anthologies In A Single Bound #3 and Spellbound, and collaborated with author Tony McMillen on the graphic novel Oblivion Suite, about a 70s rock band. ”

Roho is an artist, writer and designer with a passion for print. He joined Boston Comics Roundtable shortly after moving to Cambridge in 2008. There contributed to the last three issues of Inbound as well as publishing the Outbound and Hellbound anthologies. He is hard at work in a wide range or new comics projects if you see him out there in the world he would love to tell you all about them. Check out his latest project here: roho.tumblr.com

Dan Mazur is an independent cartoonist, editor, publisher and author who lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His comics have appeared in numerous anthologies, and his Cold Wind (with Jesse Lonergan), was named a notable in The Best American Comics of 2013. He is the co-writer with Alexander Danner of Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present. He is co-founder of the Boston Comics Roundtable, and MICE: the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, and founder of Ninth Art Press, as small press devoted to comics and comics anthologies, which has recently published SubCultures: a Comics Anthology.

Nina Tobin is currently in her 15th year of teaching. She received a B.A. in Art History, Theology and Education from Regis College, and a Master’s degree in Special Education through Lesley University. Nina has been a member of the Museum of Fine Arts Educator Advisory Board since 2008, serving as a speaker for the Autism Museum Accessibility Panel in 2014. She is author and presenter of a TED talk titled, “Thinking Socially,” a former educator for the Boston Public Schools, and former Chairperson of the Westwood Chapter of SEPAC. She has worked with MGH’s YouthCare/Aspire Program since 2007, most recently serving as a contributor developing Brain-Based Social Pragmatics curriculum, and as a Site Director for their Summer Camp program. She has also delivered numerous presentations to parents and educators on using the fine arts, universal design, and multiple intelligences in all academic content areas. Outside of school, Mrs. Tobin spends her time with her husband and sons, visiting museums, painting, illustrating, and singing professionally with the Lost Cosmonauts. She enjoys teaching Art, Music, Theater, as well as Social Pragmatics and Applied Sociology at the Tremont School.

Brendan Tobin is an illustrator/animator who worked in the New York animation industry and currently is employed as a marketing designer, as well as hosting a comics class for middle school students. He enjoys making comics and cartoons and regularly posts them on his blog: brendantobin.blogspot.com. Brendan lives in Norwood, Ma with his beautiful wife and amazing stepsons.

Heide Solbrig, scholar, filmmaker, illustrator, and media artist is the sole proprietor of ‘Whatever Floats Your Boat Productions. WFYB focuses upon transmedia documentary production, currently working on sexuality education in collaboration with Partners’ in Sex Education. Other projects include producing an interview archive of residents’ experience at ‘The Water Tower Place’ a low-income housing project in St. Louis, Missouri, and producing a vlog series on economic education. Solbrig’s films, ‘Float’(2003) and ‘Man and the Middle Class’(2013) each tell intimate political economies of an era. Her current media-art project, The Dandelion King is a graphic novel and film series documenting Solbrig’s childhood in the 1970’s. Solbrig’s productions use personal storytelling in multiple mediums and include experimental montage combining historical footage, interview, illustration/animation and personal-essay narration.

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Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-4040

Girl In Dior Signing Tour

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This April, NBM Publishing, one of the pioneers in graphic novel publishing in the US for 37 years and a leader in literary comic art, proudly launches a sweepingly beautiful biography docudrama of the life of Christian Dior from the launch of his house and his “New Look” in Girl in Dior.

One of France’s grand dames of comic art, Annie Goetzinger, will be on hand for the premiere of Girl in Dior at MoCCA Arts Festival, one of her many appearances while visiting the United States. Other appearances include a panel at the French Embassy co-sponsored by Christian Dior Couture US and moderated by Dior House illustrator, Bil Donovan and a signing/art display at New York’s Kinokuniya Bookstore.

The Girl in Dior is Clara, a freshly hired chronicler, fan of fashion and our guide in the busy corridors of the brand new house of Christian Dior. It’s February 12, 1947 and the crème de la crème of Paris Haute Couture is flocking to the momentous event of Dior’s first show. In a flurry of corolla shaped skirts, the parade of models file down the runway. The audience is mesmerized: it’s a triumph! Carmel Snow of Harper’s Bazaar cries out: “It’s quite a revolution, your dresses have such a new look!“ Dior’s career is launched and Clara’s story begins. Soon, she is picked by Dior himself to be his model…

A biography docudrama marrying fiction and the story of one of the greatest couturier in history, it is also a breathless and stunning presentation of his best designs such as Lauren Bacall wore, rendered by bestselling artist Annie Goetzinger, seen for the first time on this side of the Atlantic.

Below please find Annie Goetzinger’s appearance schedule.

April 10, 2015 6:00 PM
Kinokuniya Bookstore, 6th Ave. Between 40th and 41st Street. New York
Signing and Exhibit of Original Art from the Book (The art will be up early April through the middle of the month)

April 11 and 12, 2015
MoCCA Fest, Center 548, W. 22nd Street. New York
Premiere of Girl in Dior and signing at NBM Booth (401, 402) throughout the weekend. Original art will also be on display.

Annie will appear on the panel, Biography: The Lives of Artists on Sunday at 12:30 alongside James Romberger, Marguerite Van Cook and Barbara Stok.

April 13, 2015 7:00PM
French Embassy, 972 Fifth Avenue (at the corner of 79th), New York
Dior House artist Bil Donovan will moderate a discussion with Annie, followed by a signing at the new “Albertine” bookstore. Event co-sponsored by Dior.

April 14, 6:30PM
Cambridge Public Library
Talk and signing. Organized by Million Year Picnic, Boston

April 15, 4:00PM
Conference at Smith College
“Girl in Dior: A Conversation With Annie Goetzinger About Fashion, Art, and Her Latest Graphic Novel”.

April 16, 4:00 PM
Dartmouth College
Annie Goetzinger Discusses Girl in Dior.

April 19, 2:00PM
University of Florida
Annie Goetzinger Discusses Girl in Dior.

April 21, 8:00PM
Books & Books, 65 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL
Inauguration of the French Corner, signing.

April 22, 6:30PM
Books & Books, Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, FL
Presentation and Signing. Cocktail hour

MA – Girl In Dior Signing

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Annie Goetzinger appears at Cambridge Public Library on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:30 PM! This celebrated French artist discusses Girl In Dior, her sweepingly beautiful docudrama of the life of Christian Dior, starting with the launch of his brand. Co-Sponsored by Million Year Picnic.

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Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-4040

MA – Strange Fruit Comics Signing

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Joel Christian Gill, Author of Strange Fruit Comics, speaks at the Cambridge Public Library on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM as part of Black History Month.

Meet the author of the graphic novels Strange Fruit Comics and Tales of the Talented Tenth, collections of stories from African American history that exemplify success in the face of great adversity. Gill’s work focuses on uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books.

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 349-4040

MA – Ruin and Rising Signing

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Author Leigh Bardugo appears at the Cambridge Public Library on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 at 6:00 PM to sign the final book in her Grisha series RUIN AND RISING! Porter Square Books will have books available for purchase and autographing at the event.

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Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – The Ostrich Conspiracy Signing

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Jarrett J. Krosoczka, creator of the Platypus Police Squad and the Lunch Lady series, appears at the Cambridge Public Library on Wednesday June 4, 2014 from 4:00 till 5:00 pm! For ages 5 and up. Co-Sponsored by Porter Square Books.

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza Signing

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Cartoonist James Kochalka (American Elf) appears at the Cambridge Public Library to present his new book The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm! Free pizza while it lasts!

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – Will Eisner Week Workshop

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The Cambridge Public Library will host a comic book workshop for kids with comics creators on Saturday, March 8th from 12:30-2:30pm! Guests include Jef Czekaj (author of HIP AND HOP, DON’T STOP!; CAT SECRETS; THE CIRCULATORY STORY; and YES, YES, YAUL!), Shelli Paroline (ADVENTURE TIME; MIDAS FLESH), Braden Lamb (ADVENTURE TIME; MIDAS FLESH), Dan Mazur (independent cartoonist, journalist, teacher, screenwriter and editor; co-founder of the Boston Comics Roundtable and MICE: the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo), Bob Flynn (SPONGEBOB COMICS; GULP! a Monster Comics Anthology for Kids), Josh Dahl (RAPID CITY), and Dan Moynihan (whose work can be found in NICKELODEON Magazine and HEEBY JEEBY Comix).

All seven creators will be signing at the Million Year Picnic in Harvard Square from 3-5pm. At 4pm, they will be joined by Gregory Benton (HUMMINGBIRD, B+F), who will be signing from 4pm-6pm.

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Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

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