MA – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Cartoonists Liz Prince (Alone Forever) and Tim Chamberlain (a.k.a. Mr. Tim) (Our Valued Customers) sign at New England Comics in Harvard Square from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

New England Comics - Harvard Square
14A Eliot Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone 617-354-5352

MA – FCBD: New England Comics

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New England Comics, the largest and premiere comic retailer in Massachusetts, will be one of thousands of comic book retailers around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 3rd with Free Comic Book Day!

MAY 3rd 2014 IS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

A FANTASTIC DAY OF FUN FOR ALL!

Millions of comic books will be given away by participating stores, on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 3rd, introducing thousands of fans to the wonders and thrills of comic books! Simply stop into one of the 8 New England Comics locations on Saturday May 3rd and you can choose from for FREE comics featuring GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, JUSTICE LEAGUE, THE SIMPSONS, AVATAR THE LAST AIR BENDER, TRANSFORMERS/GI JOE, TEEN TITANS GO!, ROCKET RACCOON and dozens more!

” The amazing array of stories that are being published right now is just off the charts. You have everything from classic super hero comics to the ever expanding genres of horror, crime, and adventure in the market place now :and a continuing selection of comics based off popular video games and movies too. The quality of the art and writing is the best it’s been since the start of the new millenium.” said Nate Machado, Manager of New England Comics.

Now in its fourteenth year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to he an unquestionably massive success, spreading the word that comics are an incredible form of entertainment. “If you haye never indulged in a comic book, or simply slipped away from reading comics for a while, please come join us at New England Comics, we have something for nearly anyone. I guarantee you will find something to entertain and excite your imagination.”

“New England Comics wants to spread the word that comics can compete with movies, video games, and any other term of media in the year 2014, we were here before all other modern media,and we as an industry, are producing some the BEST entertainment on the planet,” Machado continued. “Comic books and graphic novels are where some the most cutting-edge and ground-breaking work is being done. Just look at the success of Walking Dead: the bestselling graphic novel series torthe last 5 years running!” Comic Books have nearly single–handedlv reaped billions in profits for the large movie studios, and with GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY movie opening this August 1st that trend should continue. “The first weekend of May is going to be a HUGE daye in the comic book world.”

Regular updates, information about Free Comic Book Day, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at www.freecomicbookday.com .
NEW ENGLAND COMICS EVENTS FOR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY:

Quincy NEC:
Ian Nichols (The Tick FCBD 2014 artist) 11-2
Writer Jeff McClelland and artist Duane Redhead, creators of The Tick FCBD 2013 and 2014!
Times to be announced.

Allston NEC:
Brian Connolly creator of local comic book Nothing Mattress who is also featured in the Weekly Dig

Brockton NEC:
Frank Tieri: Comic Author 11:00 AM – 6:00PM
Credits: Wolverine, Deadpool, Batman Underground, Marvel vs Capcom Video Game, Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon show, Deadpool Wedding issue, and upcoming Savage Wolverine #20
Scott Wilde: Caricature Artist; Have yourself done up as a caricature of the hero of your choice by local talented artist Scott Wilde
Cosplay: Have your picture taken with Batgirl and another surprise hero as yet to be named.
Be Captain America: Have your photo taken as Captain America.
Free Heroclix Demo

Norwood NEC:
MTG Journey into Nyx Release Weekend Tournament
Writer Jeff McClelland and artist Duane Redhead, creators of The Tick FCBD 2013 and 2014!
Times to be announced.

Malden NEC:
Writer/publisher George O’Connor and artist Griffin Ess, creators of Homeless Comics’ graphic novel HEALED and the one-shot, stand-alone comic book BABY.
Also appearing in store that day will be writer/artist James Biggie, creator of the online comic (now available in print as a graphic novel) ROBOT GOD AKAMATSU and cover artist on the IDW title GI JOE.
As a special treat the ASTOUNDING ALTIERI will be performing acts of prestidigitation, legerdemain and sleight of hand throughout the day.

New Bedford NEC:
Warhammer 40k Demo

Coolidge NEC:
Matt Dursin: Writer for Robin Hood Outlaw of the 21st Century.
MTG Journey into Nyx Release Weekend Tournament

Harvard Sq. NEC:
Liz Prince, indy publishing goddess, Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?, Alone Forever

To find out further updates on what is happending at all 8 New England Comics locations go to www.newenglandcomics.com

CA – Alone Forever/Basewood Signings

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Liz Prince and Alec Longstreth sign at Mission: Comics & Art on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 5:00pm and at Dr. Comics & Mr. Games on Saturday February 22nd at 2:00pm!

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Mission: Comics & Art
3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94110

Dr. Comics & Mr. Games
4014 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611

MA – Alone Forever Signing

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Cartoonist Liz Prince appears in conversation with Tim Finn at Brookline Booksmith on Tuesday, February 11 at 7pm to speak about her new collection of comic strips, Alone Forever. Co-sponsored by Hub Comics

Press Release:

It’s not so bad to be alone. After all, there are records, kitties, and so, so many bearded guys. Ignatz Award-winning artist Liz Prince explores the ups and downs of singledom in her totally delightful, hilarious collection from her popular webcomic, Alone Forever. She will be joined in conversation by Tim Finn, professor at Art Institute of Boston, and owner of Union Square, Somerville’s Hub Comics.

We’re holding a caption contest in honor of Alone Forever. The winner will receive a copy of Alone Forever with a limited edition bookplate, a $20 gift certificate to Brookline Booksmith, and other fun things including COMPLETE GLORY. Attendance at this event is required to win; failure to attend results in the forfeiture of any prizes won and the good time you would have at this amazing event. Click here to enter!

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446

MA – Hub Comics Signing

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Nicole Georges, Cassie J. Sneider, and Liz Prince sign at Hub Comics on Saturday, March 2nd at 7:00 pm!

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Press Release:

Please join us Saturday, March 2 for our next signing as we welcome Nicole J. Georges, educator, illustrator, pet portrait artist, and author of the newly acclaimed Calling Dr. Laura; and Cassie J. Sneider, host of the monthly THE WORST! storytelling series in Brooklyn and San Francisco, and author of the memoir Fine Fine Music; along with special guest Liz Prince, author of I Swallowed The Key To My Heart, signing and reading from their works on Saturday, March 2nd.

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

MA – Marceline & the Scream Queens Signing

Liz Prince signs at Hub Comics on Sunday, September 30, 2012 from noon till 3pm to celebrate her story in Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #3!

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

MA – Comicazi Mini-Con

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!

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Comicazi 
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144

MD – Insubordination Fest Signing

Cartoonist Liz Prince signs at Celebrated Summer Records on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm! Liz plans on having limited edition prints of the cover she drew for the Insubordination Fest zine this year available ONLY at this event.

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Celebrated Summer Records
3620 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211

MA – A Picture’s Worth Art Show

Veronica Fish and Liz Prince appear at UMass: Lowell on Tuesday February 28, 2012 at 3 o’clock in O’Leary 222; a reception follows immediately at the gallery until 5 o’clock.

Also featured in the show are Lynda BarryGareth HindsMatt Phelan, and James Sturm

Curated by Susan Kirtley and Karen E. Roehr

Press Release:

University Gallery at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell is proud to present an exhibition of works from exciting contemporary graphic novelists working in a variety of genres. From lauded stalwarts to up-and-coming artists, A Picture’s Worth demonstrates the diversity and range of graphic narratives, a medium know for innovative pairings of text and image to convey stories. The exhibition features works from Lynda Barry, the Eisner-winning visionary who created the cult favorite comic strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek, as well as the graphic novel One Hundred Demons and the creative workbooks What It Is and Picture This. Works from James Sturm, also an Eisner winner and co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies demonstrate his highly literate and literary style. Innovative artist and City Lights for Children Award winner Gareth Hinds illustrates the challenges of adapting classic literature into graphic narratives with his renditions of Beowulf and The Odyssey, while emerging artist Liz Prince depicts the adolescent experience in excruciating detail in Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed, winner of the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Debut in 2005. Matt Phelan brings his whimsical aesthetic to a younger audience, including his Scott O’Dell winning book for Historical Fiction, The Storm in the Barn, and Veronica Fish vividly re-invents gothic horror with humor and wit in her highly anticipated series Pirates of Mars and her soon-to-be-released Frankenstein. Altogether this talented group will illustrate in grand fashion precisely what a picture is worth.

Susan Kirtley is Assistant Professor of English at Portland State University in Portland, OR, and a former member of the University of Massachusetts Lowell faculty. She is author the forthcoming (March 2012) biography, Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass.

Karen E. Roehr is Associate Professor of Art with the Art Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, teaching courses in graphic design and typography. She is also director of the UMLtimate Studio at UMass Lowell and creator of the comic strip Gymratz© published by International Gymnast Magazine.

 

MA – Dark Knight on a Dark Night

Hub Comics hosts their third annual Batman-themed art show to celebrate the winter solstice on Saturday December 17, 2011 from 4-9pm!

Artists include: Joe Quinones, Sara Franks Allen, Liz Prince, Maris Wicks, Tim Finn, Jack Turnbull, Jesse Farrell, Sam Kusek, Kieth Zoo, Dave Mahan, and Ming Doyle.

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Map and bus routes here.

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

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