The Boston Comics Roundtable, in conjunction with River Bird Comics, is pleased to announce the publication of Hellbound V: End of Comics. Aptly themed, this will be the final installment in a series of original horror comics anthologies from some of Boston’s most celebrated creators. No fear or phobia will be left unprovoked.
Debuting on October 4th at the fifth annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE), Hellbound V will also be available at select local comics shops and conventions. This limited edition, 9 by 5 inch, two-tone Risograph printed run, geared toward “Mature Readers”, will feature seven stories and two fold-out pages, boasting a roster of familiar names and new contributors, alike.
Hellbound series creator Roho will resume his role as designer and publisher. Stephen Cartisano, who has had a hand in every Hellbound release since the New England Art Award nominated Volume II: Box of Evil, returns as Editor. Returning contributors include Dan Mazur (Comics: A Global History), Ellen T. Crenshaw (Nobodies Volume II, Womanthology), Alison Burke and Tara Harris (A.R.R.O.), Patrick Flaherty, E.J. Barnes (Tales of the Ling, An Invitation to the World of Luisa Felix), and Clayton McCormack (Dead Meat, Heavy Metal Magazine). Joining them for the first time on this volume are Gary Bonesteel (Killer Ink Comics), Ben Doane (Subcultures), and Brenton Barnes (Bartkira, Mister Reusch’s Black and White Illustration Book).
The Hellbound series has received much critical acclaim, having grown “increasingly stylish in presentation,” according to Rob Clough of High-Low. Katy England, of The Maine Edge, deemed Volume IV: GULP! to be “well worth adding to any collection,” while Brigid Alverson of Robot 6 marveled at the “impressive craftsmanship” contained within its pages.
Featuring illustrations by Dan Moynihan (Nickelodeon Magazine, Heeby Jeeby Comix), and up and comer Jerel Dye (Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, Pigs Might Fly), Hellbound V: End of Comics promises to end the series with a bang… and perhaps some whimpering, too.
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
If you like spooky New England-themed stories, fantastic comics, crazy costumes and creative fun and games, you won’t want to miss “Hellbound: the Party,” a fundraiser/Halloween ball at Tommy Doyles in Harvard Sq. on Thursday, October 28th to celebrate the upcoming indy comic book, “Hellbound.”
“Hellbound” is a unique project, even in the unpredictable world of independent comics: a limited edition, giant-sized (13″by 19″), silk-screened collection of one-page horror stories, all based on actual New England legends, printed in black and white and RED… and drawn by some of the area’s best comics artists. The gruesome narratives include works by Dan Mazur, Eric Boeker, E.J. Barnes, Nathan Boucher, Jesse Lonergan, Nathan Kitler, Lindsay Moore, Matt Stumpf, Charles Schneeflock Snow, Mark Slater, Line O, Jim Roldan, Joel Christian Gill, C. Che Salazar, Andrew Abbot, Aaron Drew and Nil Gulacsik. Following this initial printing, a normal-sized offset edition will be available at local comics stores and shows.
To help launch this collection of illustrated madness, Hellbound’s editors Roho and Joel Christian Gill of the Boston Comics Roundtable, are inviting the public to an evening of enjoyably horrific revelry. Events will include sketch fighting (two artist compete on a battle of skills for glory and cake), zombie/monster caricatures and a costume contest in which the party guests will compete to win their favorite comics and more! And to cap the festivities off, the last 10 copies of the over-sized silk-screened edition of “Hellbound” will be auctioned off. All proceeds will go toward funding all the Boston Comics Roundtable publishing endeavors.
Like a scary comic book come to life, “Hellbound” will be a Halloween party you’ll never forget.
What: HELLBOUND Boston Comics Halloween Party!
Where: Tommy Doyles Harvard Sq. 96 Winthrop Street Cambridge, MA
When: October 28th from 6PM to 10PM
How Much: $5
Ages: 21 up
SPACE 242, Boston’s Low Brow Destination, proudly announces its January exhibition, Iâ€¦YOUâ€¦WEâ€¦ROBOT!, A Visual Homage To Our Inner Geek, features artwork inspired by robots in various mediums, by over 70 artists. The exhibition, on view January 29 through February 19 includes paintings, illustrations, photographs, mixed media, sculpture, and comics. The opening reception, Friday, January 29 runs from 6-8pm, is free and open to the public with RSVP at www.space242. An artist talk will be held Friday, February 19 from 7-8pm. Gallery hours are Friday evenings 6:30-8pm and Saturdays 11:30am-1pm.
Artists include: Marietta Apollonio, Scott Bakal,Allison, Bamcat, E.J. Barnes, Jeff Bartell, Alli Bondi, Craig Bostick, Dan Browne, Kevin Burney, Scott Burns, Alex Carlson, Keenan Cassidy, John Cole, Derrek Coss, Megan Mary Creamer, Eliot Daughtry, Jon Defreest, Jyll Ethier-Mullen, Jamie Fales, Andy Fish, Michael Georgason, Julian Guzman, Stephen Hamilton, Brian Hart, Veronica Hebard, Ann Hirsch, Andrew Jacob, J-ME Johnston, Joe Keinberger, Patt Kelley, Kim Kent, Lindsey Kuhn, Ron LeBrasseur, Jacob Lefton, Doughty Leigh, Ben Lewis, Jennifer Lewis,Vanessa Ly, Dave MacMahon, Robert Maloney, Joey Mars, Carly Mazur, Fish McGill, Matt McKee, Sarah Morrison, George Motta, Dan Moynihan, Scott Mullowney, Peter Murphy, Markus Nechay, Dave Ortega, Peter Payack, Pen Cap Chew, Ansis Purins, Rhonda Ratray, Mister Reusch, Derek Ring, Ryan Robidoux, Skunk, Andrew Sloan, Lindsay Small, Michael Paul Smith, Stones, Rob Story, Wayne Strattman, Adam Szymczak, Paul Timmons, Tom Torrey, Stefan Volatile-Wood, and John Wiltshire.
Iâ€¦YOUâ€¦WEâ€¦ROBOT! is sponsored in part by The Weekly Dig and Harpoon.