MA/NH – Dark Daze Over New England

Adam MillerJosh Morrissette, and Rich Woodall sign the latest issue of  ZombieBomb on Saturday Dec. 18th!

Press Release

Two of New England’s finest comic shops, Hub Comics in Somerville, MA and Jetpack Comics in Rochester, NH host signings this weekend as ZombieBomb! Dark Daze debuts from Terminal Press.

The latest ZombieBomb! offering kicks off at Jetpack on Saturday, December 18th from noon to 4pm. Series co-creator Rich Woodall will be on hand with a team of contributors as Dark Daze takes over the shop.

Then starting at 3pm, co-creator Adam Miller and production lead Josh Morrissette will appear alongside more contributors at Hub Comics.

As a precursor for the shop’s annual “Dark Knight on a Dark Night” Batman-themed art show (featuring more work from Miller and Morrissette), the Dark Daze event is a perfect lead-in, and will run until DKDN gets underway at 6pm.

The full details:

ZombieBomb! Dark Daze debut
Saturday, Dec 18th
Jetpack Comics
37 North Main St, Rochester, NH 03867

Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143

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MA – X-Factor Signing

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Inker Pat Davidson signs on Wednesday, August 18th August 25th from 7-9 p.m. to commemorate the release of X-Factor #208, which features the return of Wolfsbane.

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Hub Comics
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143-2933

MA – ZombieBomb Signing

Adam Miller and Rich Woodall sign on Saturday, August 14th from 12-3 p.m. The second issue of this anthology series debuted at the San Diego Comic-Con and makes its East-Coast debut with a special Hub Comics Variant edition. Get your copies of this book while you can. It’s sold out at every show they’ve attended, and has only been printed in small runs so far. The book will be nationally available from Terminal Press later this year.

Hub Comics
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143-2933

MA – Heeby Jeeby Signing

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Bob Flynn and Dan Moynihan, both formerly of Nickelodeon Magazine, and now of Fablevision, have teamed up to form the wacky, kid-friendly Heeby Jeeby Comix.

Heeby Jeeby was a big, sell-out hit at the Maine Comic Arts Festival this year, and is a lot of fun for all ages.

Date: Sunday, July 18, 2010
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
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Hub Comics
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA, 02143 

MA – Green Lantern Signing

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Friend of Hub Joe Quinones is all over the comics world lately. He’s done covers for both DC and Marvel; his Green Lantern work for last year’s Wednesday Comics is out now in hardcover.

Wednesday, June 16, Joe’s art will grace the next one-shot in the Joker’s Asylum series, focusing on Joker’s moll, the fan-favorite Harley Quinn

Joe will be in the shop from 7 to 9 p.m. signing, and — if you’re lucky — sketching!

Hub Comics, 19 Bow St., Union Sq., Somerville, MA 02143

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MA – All-Ages Signing

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Shelli Paroline and Stephanie Yue will be in-shop for an all-ages signing on Saturday, June 5!

Shelli will be signing copies of Muppet Snow White, published by BOOM Studios, which she draws, as well as other Muppet books where she has contributed covers. The four-issue limited series retells the Snow White story with the familiar Muppet characters and personality.

Shelli is one of the leading forces behind the Boston Comics Roundtable and has published several pieces in their various anthologies.

Artist Stephanie Yue will be signing the new childrens’ book Guinea PI-G, Pet Store Private Eye, which she created with author Colleen Venable.

The publisher describes the book thusly: There’s a sandwich thief in Mr. Venezi’s pet shop, and everyone is a suspect, from the chinchillas to the goldfish. Never fear! The world’s fluffiest detective on the case: Sasspants, PI(G). By day, Sasspants is your average book-loving, gizmo-inventing guinea pig. By night she solves pet shop mysteries with the help of her sidekick, Hamisher the hamster. Our furry little heroes will stop at nothing to find the sandwich thief! This is the first book in the Guinea PIG, Pet Shop Private Eye series.

Hub Comics, 19 Bow St., Union Sq., Somerville, MA. 617.718.0987

Punchbuggy Tour

Ken Dahl (Monsters, Welcome to the Dahl House), Liz Baillie (My Brain Hurts, Freewheel) and MK Reed (Cross Country, Americus) continue their tour.

The Punchbuggy Tour is a multimedia event featuring live comics readings accompanied by a lively ukulele and banjo soundtrack, interspersed with acoustic performances by the artists showcasing their abilities on the ukulele, kazoo and glockenspiel! All three artists will be reading from their most recent works, which will be on sale at each event, and the artists will be available for signing books, babies and body parts before and after the performance.

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.


Tuesday, March 23 @7pm – Amherst, MA @ Hampshire College (West Lecture Hall)

Wednesday, March 24 @ 7pm – Providence, RI @ Ada Books

Thursday, March 25 @ 7pm – Somerville, MA @ Hub Comics

Friday, March 26 @ 7:30pm – Montreal, Quebec @ the Drawn & Quarterly Store

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MA – The Devil & Sarah Palin Signing

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Richard Tenorio signs on Nov 15th

Sarah Palin will never go away. There’s simply something too intriguing and terrible about the former Alaska governor to keep people away. It’s very much like watching a car crash. And Richard Tenorio, a Malden-born political cartoonist, is rubbernecking. His new comic book, The Devil and Sarah Palin, was a huge hit at last month’s Boston Comic Con, and now it’s flying off the shelves.

“I have her glasses, and her hairdo I always draw with a ponytail,” he says. “I don’t know why she has a ponytail, she just always has a touch of informality about her. … It took some time to develop an image of her that I was comfortable with.”

In his one-off comic, he first has Lucifer make a Faustian deal with a voter, encouraging them to vote for Palin. Once Palin fails, however, the tables have turned and Lucifer is then in Palin’s ear. “He tries to counsel her,” says Tenorio, “to focus on her state-of-the-state address and the Alaskan pipeline. I think the book touches on some of the things the mainstream media misses, like all the biblical imagery she uses.”

Like much of his other cartoons, the Columbia School of Journalism graduate stays away from outright characterization, letting the plot of this deal with the devil make the most of the message. Though his Palin is simple, it’s not without a keen resemblance. “It just came from all the times I’ve looked at her,” he says. Which, like all of us, is one time too many.

[The Devil and Sarah Palin release party, Sun 11.15.09. Hub Comics, 19 Bow St., Union Sq., Somerville, MA. 617.718.0987. 4pm-6pm/free.]

by David Day for Boston’s Weekly Dig

MA – Wednesday Comics Signing

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Joe Quinones signs at Hub Comics

Joe Quinones signs at Hub Comics

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Union Square’s own big-time comic artist, Joe Quinones, has gained more visibility this summer as the artist on DC’s Wednesday Comics Green Lantern page.

The 12-issue series ends September 23, so Joe will be on-hand to sign issues of Wednesday Comics, or other work of his, such as his cover for Hack/Slash #12, pin-up in Madman #16 or even a copy of last year’s Fluff Boy! comic.

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Hub Comics, 19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143


Map of My Heart Tour

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John Porcellino Book Tour!

Updated August 17, 2009

Tues. Sept. 22, 2009;
7 PM – Cincinnati OH
Shake It! Records, 4156 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223
(513) 591-0123
w/ Noah Van Sciver
(Please note: Map of My Heart will not be available at this event!)

Fri. Sept. 25, 2009; 7 PM – Baltimore MD
Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 662-4444
w/ Emily Flake, Peter Kuper, Liz Baillie, MK Reed, and Ken Dahl
(Please note: Map of My Heart will not be available at this event!)

Sat. Sept. 26 – Sun. Sept. 27, 2009 – Bethesda MD
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
w/ Noah Van Sciver
(Please note: Map of My Heart will debut at this event!)

Tues. Sept. 29, 2009; 7-9 PM – Brooklyn, NY
Desert Island, 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-5087

Weds. Sept. 30, 2009; 7PM – Somerville, MA
Hub Comics, 19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 718-0987

Friday, October 2, 2009; 6:30pm – White River Junction,VT
Center for Cartoon Studies

94 S. Main St. (802) 295-3319

Tues. Oct. 6, 2009; 7PM – Montreal QC
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2221

Weds. Oct. 7, 2009; 7 PM – Toronto, ON
The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON, M6G 2L7
(416) 533-9168

Fri. Oct. 9, 2009; 7-9 PM – Ann Arbor MI
Vault of Midnight, 219 S Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 998-1413
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Sat. Oct. 10, 2009; Noon-2 PM – Dearborn MI
Green Brain, 13210 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 582-9444

Sat. Oct. 10, 2009; 7 PM – Cleveland OH
Visible Voice, 1023 Kenilworth, Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 961-0084
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Mon. Oct. 12, 2009; 7PM – Columbus OH
Wholly Craft, 3169 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 447-3445
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Tues. Oct. 13, 2009; 6-9 PM – Bloomington IN
Boxcar Books, 408 E. 6th St. Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 339-8710
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Weds. Oct. 14, 2009; 5-7 PM – St. Louis MO
Star Clipper Comics, 6392 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: 314.725.9110
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Fri. Oct. 16, 2009; 7PM – Chicago IL
Quimby’s, 1854 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-0910
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Tues. Oct. 20, 2009; 12:15 PM – Palatine IL
Harper College
Building I, Rm. 115

1200 W. Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 925-6000 x2389
Open to the Public!

Thurs. Oct 22, 2009; 7 PM – Madison WI
Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, 426 W. Gilman Street, Madison, WI 53703
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Fri. Oct. 23, 2009; 7PM – Iowa City IA
White Rabbit, 109 S Linn St., Iowa City, IA 52240-1803
(319) 358-9557
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Sat. Oct. 24, 2009; 5-7 PM – Minneapolis MN
Big Brain Comics (w/ Reception following at West Bank Social Club?)
1027 Washington Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 338-4390
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music), and Zak Sally

Fri. Oct. 30, 2009; 6-9 PM – Lawrence KS
Wonder Fair, 803 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS 66044
(406) 360-5875
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

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