Boston Comics Roundtable (BCR)’s new anthology Spellbound, the latest installment in their active tradition of collected work, presents an anthology that delves into city life through the lens of urban fantasy. This collection contains over a dozen stories by Boston-area, independent comic creators that challenge the way we view the world by adding a dash of the supernatural. Visually diverse, these tales reveal the magic in both the extraordinary and the mundane, putting a spin on reality.
The volume includes the work of Dan Mazur, author of Comics: A Global History, Colonial Comics editor and contributor J.L. Bell, and Emmy Award winning graphic designer Anthony Lathrop, to name but a few. With narratives exploring a host of topics from the struggle of wielding new powers, to the dark rites of Patriots fans, to the larger-than-life musings of inanimate objects, and finally getting to the bottom of where that Boston accent comes from, among others, the novel takes our city and pulls it through the looking glass to examine what it means to be a Bostonian. Officially debuting on July 31 at Boston Comic Con, Spellbound will also be available at select local comics shops and conventions. In addition, a book launch party will be taking place on July 18 at the Boston Comics Workspace located at 561 Windsor Street, Studio 306, Somerville, Mass. RSVP for the launch party on Facebook!
About the authors
Spellbound contains work from L.J. Baptiste, J.L. Bell, W.B. Clem, Patrick Flaherty, Mehitabel Glenhaber, Levon Gyulkhasyan, Paul Hanna, Youngjin Hur, Patrick Jordan, Anthony Lathrop, Dan Mazur, Greg Moutafis, John Quirk, Roho, Catalina Rufin, and Adam Tutkus. The anthology was edited by Olivia Li, Heide Solbrig, Ben Doane, and Jamie Koh.
About Boston Comics Roundtable
The Boston Comics Roundtable is a community of independent comics artists and writers based in the Greater Boston area, acting as a resource for local creators. We encourage development and collaboration and welcome anyone interested in creating or publishing comics, at all ages and levels of experience. Our weekly meetings revolve around discussions of news in comics, showing of members’ work, and the professional development of everyone involved. More information about BCR and our upcoming events can be found on our website at www.bostoncomicsroundtable.com
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Comicazi in Davis Square hosts an art show showcasing the many talented artists from Somerville and the surrounding area. Stop by on Saturday Septmber 22, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see works from the likes of:
They’ll be presenting high quality posters and prints and other non-comic book work. It’s totally free to come look, so stop by, support your local artists, and get to know the talented folks in your neighborhood!
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
EJ Barnes, Kevin Church, Tim Finn, Erica Henderson, John Hilliard, Greg Moutafis, Liz Prince, Joe Quinones, and Maris Wicks appear at Comicazi to showcase Somerville’s talented artists and writers creating comics! Come meet them, buy books, and learn about amazing the comics scene happening right here in our town. It’s happening Saturday July 21 from 1-5 pm and it is absolutely free, so come support your local creators!
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
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Ed McGuinness, Joe Hill, Christopher Golden, Rich Woodall & more sign on May 7, 2011 for Free Comic Book Day!
Ed McGuinness – ED MCGUINNESS IS BACK AND HE WANTS TO CLICK! Ed McGuinness is returning to Rochester’s Free Comic Book Day Festival! This year he’s bringing his HeroClix and enjoying a Saturday Afternoon Game. Come and be a part of the HeroClix / FCBD fun! Artist on Deadpool, Vampirella, Superman/Batman and many more. Ed will be on hand to sign for fans and for the Friday Night Heroclix Tourney.
Thomas Sniegoski – Author Tom Sniegoski returns to Jetpack Comics FCBD festival this year! Tom’s body of work is incredible. Don’t forget to pick up his most recent work on BONE, The Quest for the Spark. Writer on Batman, The Punisher, Hellboy, Wolverine, Devil Dinosaur, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and the prequel to Jeff Smith’s award winning series Bone, which was called Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails: The Adventures of Big Johnson Bone. His most recent comic book work, written with frequent partner Christopher Golden, is The Sisterhood, published by Archaia Studios Press. Chris and Tom have also worked on the mini-series Talent from Boom! Studios, optioned by Universal Pictures. Tom will be on hand to sign for fans.
Joe Hill – Celebrating his first FCBD festival, the award winning writer of national best sellers 20th Century Ghost Stories, Heart Shaped Box, and Horns joins Jetpack with a special all ages Free Comic Book Day issue of his award winning comic series Locke & Key, currently in the works to be a Fox TV show! Joe will be on hand to sign for fans.
Jason Ciaramella – Joining Joe will be scripter Jason Ciaramella, who scripted Joe’s The Cape (not the TV show) and Joe’s Kodiak. Both Jason and Joe are Eisner Award nominees this year. Jason will be on hand to sign for fans.
Christopher Golden – Comic book writer, author with an impressive bibliography (including books like Strangewood and The Ferryman), co-writer of the online animated series Ghosts of Albion, who also wrote the introduction for Joe Hill’s 20th Century Ghost Stories. Christopher will be on hand with his special FCBD offering of Baltimore, or the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire to sign for fans.
Bob Raymond – An artist/comic creator who recently got some publicity when he did a comic for an unknown Senate candidate, Alvin Green of North Carolina, and had his comic shown on the Daliy Show with Jon Stewart and some small press publications to the Washington Post. Next up is a one shot through Jetpack Comics! Bob will be on hand to sign for fans.
Bill Mitchell and Kimball Thorpe – Co-creators of the web comic character Beanman. Bill and Kimball will be on hand to sign and draw for fans.
Heidi Brunelle – Creator of Amputee Bunny and Narcoleptic Owl at Jetpack Comics. Heidi will be on hand to sign for fans.
Greg Moutafis – Entering the industry in 1994 with a Xeric Foundation Award for Indie Comic Artists, Greg has illustrated a variety of stories and projects for publishers including Caliber, Jetpack Press and Lollipop music magazine. His latest full length projects are the 2005 superhero graphic novel The Rookie, with Killing Pickman writer Jason Becker, and the satirical graphic novel Boom!Squad with award winning prose writer David Crouse. Greg recently launched PREEMO STUDIO for his graphic design work and creator owned comic projects. Greg will be selling original art, as well as new, limited-edition prints and books at the show.
Rick Silva – Small press publisher and comic book writer. Rick published and edited Kinships magazine. Along with his wife Gynn, Rick is a partner in Dandelion Studios, a small press comic book company. Rick co-writes the Dandelion Studios comics Zephyr and Reginald: Minions for Hire, Stone, Kaeli and Rebecca and Perils of Picorna. He publishes his own zine, Caravan, and he is one of the featured contributors for the fiction webzine The Edge of Propinquity. Rick will be on hand to sign for fans.
Shaun O’Neil – A friend of the store who recently had a short story published in the Image Comics Anthology. The story he penciled was written by Robert Kirkman (writer on The Walking Dead)! Shaun will be on hand to sign for fans.
Joe Dellagatta – Artist on “Spared” in Egg: Hard Boiled Stories #1, “Fisherman’s Wife” in Mysterious Adventure Magazine, the online “Mr. Legacy” origin story, writer/artist on “Nick” in Zombies Anthology and currently working on his creator owned project, The Holy Diver. Joe will be on hand to sign for fans.
Rich Woodall – Local creator, writer and artist of the all ages comic, Johnny Raygun, produced by Jetpack Press. He is also the co-creator of the ZombieBomb! comic anthology. Rich’s other works include thousands of sketch cards for Topps card company including Indiana Jones, Star Wars and Marvel Comic Cards. Rich will be on hand to sign for fans.
Jennifer Omand – Creator ofthe web comic Squarecat Comics. Jennifer will be on hand to sign for fans.
Matt Talbot – Co-Writer and inker of Johnny Raygun and a highly accomplished graphic designer. Matt will be on hand to sign for fans.
Sara Richard – Artist currently working on solidifying a signature illustration style and freelancing with Hasbro. Sara will be on hand to sign for fans.
Other Events and Guests fro Free Comic Day:
The Star Wars 501st /NH Mandalorians – Star Wars characters on the stage at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Accepting donations and holding a silent auction for the Make A Wish foundation.
The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club – The BMS Comic Club publishes ten AWESOME issues of “Multi-Age Media Presents” a year. All of the comics strips in each issue are made after school in the art room by students in grades 5 thru 8. The comic book sells in the cafeteria during lunch or through subscriptions delivered to home room. The profits from the comic go toward purchasing graphic novels for the students of BMS to read. This is the club’s fourth year (and second appearance at FCBD).
The Fatsquad – Jetpack Press’ own Fatsquad, with the success of their first nationally distributed publication, will be at FCBD selling all their fat goods.
Severed Head Comics – Once again, New Hampshire proves it’s the place that up and coming comic creators get their start. Severed Head Comics Presents is a horror anthology by a group of New Hampshire comic creators.
JETPACK COMICS LLC
37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867
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SPACE 242, Boston’s Low Brow Destination, proudly announces its January, 2011 exhibition: GOOD VS EEEEEVIL! Superheroes vs. Villains Smackdown. The group exhibition, on view January 28 through February 4, 2011 includes paintings, illustrations, mixed media, sculpture, and photography by over 4-dozen artists. The opening reception, Friday, January 28 runs from 6-8pm, is free and open to the public with RSVP at www.space242.com. An artist conversation will be held Friday, February 4 from 7-8pm. Gallery hours are Friday evenings 6:30-8pm (no rsvp necessary).
GOOD VS EEEEEVIL! features artwork by Alyssa Adams, Gillian Alexiel, Allison Bamcat, EJ Barnes, Sheila Berry, Allie Biondi, Sean Bixby, Allison Blackwell, Craig Bostick, Joe Botsch, Kristin Boucher, Scott Bruns, Brian Butler, Derrek Coss, Joe Dellagatta, Michael Destefano, Jim Downes, Eamon, Andy Fish, Ashley Freeland, Brian Gubicza, Erica Henderson, Jeff Horwat, Patt Kelley, Sarah Kim, Chelsea Lane, Ron LeBrasseur, Jesse Lonegran, Nathalie Magri, Joanna Matuck, Fish McGill, Matt McKee, Massimo Mongiardo, Greg Moutafis, Christian Noise, Greg Orfanos, Peter Paul Payack, Caroline Ramsey, Rhonda Ratray, Mister Reusch, Derek Ring, Roho, Caitlin Ryan, Josh Santa-Cruz, Lisa Scollan, Andrew Sloan, Lindsay Small, Stones, Jared Tharp, Tom Torrey, Jack Turnbull, Robb Waters, David Wentworth, and Steven Young (a few surprise artists will be announced after the New Year).
SPACE 242’s January exhibition is sponsored in part by The Weekly Dig, Artscope Magazine, Mad Mimi, Drinkmasters, and Harpoon Brewery.
The above artwork: Top to bottom, l-r: Derrek Coss, Jared Tharp, Christian NoiseCraig Bostick, Fish McGill, Kristin Boucher
242 E. Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118
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Artist Shelli Paroline and colorist Braden Lamb sign and sketch from 1 to 4 at Double Midnight’s 8th anniversary party on June 26th! They are also having a massive sale, FREE comics, BBQ, music, raffles, and events for the kids!
Other artists include: Sara Richard, Greg Moutafis, Scott Ethan Ambruson, Brian Belanger
Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple Street, Manchester, NH 03103
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Larry’s Comic Book Show proudly welcomes Rob Guillory, artist of the hit indie comic Chew, to their Thanksgiving weekend show. As a special incentive, an exclusive limited edition variant of the sold out first issue will be available for sale at the show. “Chew very well may be the runaway best-selling new series of the year,” says promoter Larry Doherty, “I am thrilled to be hosting series artist Rob Guillory. This is his first time meeting New England comic fans.”
Also present will be Larry’s Comics in-house artist Kris Carter (Grimm Fairy Tales, Leprechaun) and art rep to the stars Bob Shaw and Comic Art House. Dozens of local retailers will be hawking their wares with more deals than a Black Friday Sale. Pick up all the comics, trades, cards, toys, and memorabilia for your holiday season needs. Bring the family out to celebrate the wonderful world of comics.
The show will be held on November 29, 2009 from 9am – 3pm at the Westford Regency (219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886). Admission is $5. Please check out LarrysComics.net for more details.
November 29, 2009 – 9am -3pm
Confirmed Dealers Include:
Bedrock Comics (1) Jim Talbot runs the Boston Comic Con, best in in New England!!
Bop City Comics (1)
Bob Gagne & Mike Donahue (2 tables) longtime friends/collectors offer deals from the golden age, original art right up to current books.
Comically Speaking (8) five star store from Reading is OUR largest vendor.
Chris’ Enterprises (2)
Dave Hartwell (1) want obscure and interesting?? Ask Dave to tell you a joke.
Finar Comics (2) Jim Parente
Dennis Kern (2) Fantasy Comics
Derick’s Comics (4)
Micheal Sharrow (1) Mike’s Collectibles
Golden Age Collectibles (2) Andrew Cretella has built up quite the nitche dealing in high grade specialty books.
Greg Moutafis (1)
Larry’s Wonderful World Of Comics (8)..local jackass that has proudly served the Merrimack valley for almost 2 decades..will have a completely new inventory of hot/cheap/closeout stock.
Paper Hero’s (4)
Paul Conrad – The Comic Fan’s Comics (3) unbelievable a-z selection of hot and high grade books
Robert Leighton (1) NH dealer with silver age comics & Toys
Scott Reilly (1)
Mad Tyler Comics (2)
Tim Knowles Comics Ect.(1) Tim has a garage full of Silver Age delights…you never know what he is going to bring.
TJ’s Collectibles (3) sweet ass store in Milford, MA Keep checking the site for updates lots of small press adds a coming.!
Webhead Enterprises (1)
Dealers if you an error with table qty, email or call 978-459-5323 A.S.A.P. Setup begins at 7am, along with Donutapalooza featuring Lowell’s own “Top Donuts.” The doors open promptly at 9am. Note, several key retailers have been invited to shop early..
Westford Regency, 219 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA 01886
Take Exit 32 off I-495
Keep your eye on LarrysComics.net for updates!