MICE is back! On October 4th and 5th independent graphic novelists and cartoonists will converge on University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge’s Porter Square. The event is free, family friendly, and offers a weekend of activities as the Boston area’s only show dedicated to independent and alternative comics.
MICE attendees are invited to discover their new favorite comic books from over 150 local comic creators. The exhibition area at MICE will present a wide range of art and books: hand-made mini-comics and zines, anthologies, graphic novels, art prints, and sketches. Panel discussions will provide insightful conversations about the world of contemporary comics and graphic novels. Artists will share techniques, tips, and tricks for creating your own comics in a variety of workshops for all ages and skill levels. Sunday’s “Kids Comics Day” workshops are especially geared toward younger readers and budding cartoonists.
This year’s show will also welcome a number of special guests — professionals from the world of independent comics and graphic novels — including James Kochalka, Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, Emily Carroll, Paul Hornschemeier, and Box Brown.
MICE will be held at Lesley University’s University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue in Porter Square. The hours of the show are Saturday, October 4th, 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday, October 5th, 11 am – 4 pm. Admission is free. More details at the website: www.micexpo.org
The Beguiling and Simon & Schuster Canada welcome Emily Carroll to Toronto on Tuesday, July 15th, to celebrate the release of her new comics collection Through The Woods, in a special event hosted by Sam Maggs.
In this event, Emily Carroll will present from Through The Woods to the assembled audience. A spirited interview with journalist and writer Sam Maggs (The Mary Sue, The National Post) will follow. The event will take place at The Lillian H. Smith Library, home of The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, in their large auditorium.
ABOUT THROUGH THE WOODS & EMILY CARROLL
Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation “His Face All Red,” in print for the first time.
Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our Neighbor’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold.” You might try to figure out what is haunting “My Friend Janna,” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place.” And of course you must revisit the horror of “His Face All Red,” the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page.
Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll’s stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut.
More info on Emily Carroll and her work can be found at www.emcarroll.com
ABOUT SAM MAGGS
Voted “Awesome Geek Feminist of 2013,” Sam is (among other things) a writer and editor for geek girl culture website The Mary Sue, and a games journalist for the National Post. Sometimes you can catch her on MTV Canada, or on her two-lady Let’s Play YouTube channel, “the c_ntrollers.” Sam mostly loves Stargate, Victorian fiction, Pacific Rim, BioWare games, Carol Danvers, and Jeff Goldblum.
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