Nicole Georges, Cassie J. Sneider, and Liz Prince sign at Hub Comics on Saturday, March 2nd at 7:00 pm!
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
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!
Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
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
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.
Celebrated Summer Records
3620 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211
Curated by Susan Kirtley and Karen E. Roehr
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.
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.
Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Press Release : Team ZombieBomb!, Hub Comics, and Bloc 11 Gallery host an art fundraiser event for the family of former Hub Comics owner James Welborn on Sunday July 10, 2011 in Somerville, MA. James passed away very recently and we as a community want to give back to his store, his child, and his family. James was very supportive of all our efforts, as well as to the rest of the local comic scene.
Come see us at the Bloc 11 Gallery Sunday, July 10th from 2-6pm to participate in a silent auction featuring work from comic book artists of every stripe who have come together to honor James’s memory. With A-list work both on display and available for sale, this is a unique opportunity for art fans to get their hands on some amazing original artwork, and to help a great cause while doing it. Contributions include pages by superstar artists John Byrne, Tim Truman, Esad Ribic, Dick Ayers, Jim Mahfood as well as pieces donated by local artists such as Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Adam Miller, Liz Prince, Rich Woodall, Meghann Brideau, David Marshall, Andrew Houle, Josh Morrissette, and many more. Several of these locals will be on hand Sunday.
Additionally, Hub Comics will have a storewide sale all day with savings from 10% to 50% off almost everything in the store. Hub is located right next door to Bloc 11, making Bow Street a prime destination for any comic book and zombie fan within driving distance.
Fundraiser for James Welborn
Sunday, July 10th
Hub Comics – all day sale, 10am-6pm @ 19 Bow Street, Union Square, Somerville, MA
Bloc 11 – art auction, 2pm-6pm @ 11 Bow Street, Union Square, Somerville, MA
James Welborn, founder of Hub Comics, died on May 23rd, 2011. Originally from Nevada, James came to Massachusetts to work in the computer industry. He always loved comic books, and wanted to raise awareness that comics could tell any story and be read by anyone of any age. He built Hub Comics to be not only a comic shop, but a friendly neighborhood destination for fans, artists, children, and families. His smile and gentle greeting of “How’s it going?” will be missed by Union Square.
A trust fund has been set up to provide for James’s family. Please contact Hub Comics for more information.
Joe Quinones writes on his blog:
This coming Sunday (December 12 · 5:00pm – 7:00pm) Maris Wicks and I, along with our friends Ann Smith, Evan Larson, Liz Prince, and Tim Finn are having a gallery opening at our local coffee shop, Bloc 11. The show has actually been up since mid-November, but we didn’t have the time to do an ‘opening’ for the show until now. There we will have prints, stuffed animals, sculpture and original art on display, as well as additional prints and t-shirts for sale at the opening. Maris and I will also be bringing cupcakes. Come on by, local Boston folk!
First-ever Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo will be held at Art Institute of Boston on September 25, 2010
The Boston area’s independent and alternative comics scene has grown by leaps and bounds during the past few years, and it takes another step with MICE, the first-ever Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo. Presented by the Boston Comics Roundtable and the Art Institute of Boston (who also teamed up for the 2008 Boston â€˜Zine Fair), MICE will be held at AIB’s 700 Beacon Street campus on Saturday, September 25th, from 10 am – 6 pm.
With over 50 comics artists and writers offering their work, as well as comics-themed panels and workshops, MICE will be a treat for local comics readers or anyone interested in the unusual, the creative, the entertaining and the outrageous. While most of the exhibitors will be from the Boston area, comics creators from all over New England and New York will be represented, including a contingent from the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont.
Visitors to MICE will find comics of all subjects and for all ages: serious graphic novels, exquisite hand-made artists’ books and photo-copied mini-comics and â€˜zines, as well as traditionally-formatted comic books of all genres from outside the mainstream publishing world.
“The subject matter and art styles of these comics are as varied as the packaging,” says Dan Mazur, a member of the Boston Comics Roundtable and one of the show’s organizers. “The only limit to what indy cartoonists can create is their own imagination.”
Susan LeVan, Illustration Department Chair at the Art Institute of Boston, says that hosting an indy comics show complements the school’s comics-friendly curriculum. “MICE is the perfect event for AIB ,” says LeVan. “Many of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff are involved in the production or study of independent comics, graphic novels, webcomics, â€˜zines, artists’ books, and related genres – all of which are part of the AIB curriculum. A number will participate as exhibitors, and the whole AIB community is eager to see what’s new on the Boston scene.”
MICE will also feature the debut of the latest anthology from the Boston Comics Roundtable: “Inbound 5: Comics About Food.” Featuring over 40 stories by Boston and New England cartoonists centered around the wide-ranging theme of “food,” this is the follow-up to 2009′s successful “Inbound #4: A Comic Book History of Boston,” which will also be available at the show.
MICE will also interactive workshops to learn techniques from comics artists, and panel discussions on the world of independent comics.
Besides the new “Inbound 5: Comics About Food,” several notable local comics creators will be presenting new books at MICE:
KARL STEVENS, (whose weekly strip “Whatever” ran for three years in the Boston Phoenix), will debut his autobiographical graphic novel, “The Lodger.”
Dorchester cartoonist PATT KELLEY (whose work graced the Weekly Dig’s cover earlier this year) will unveil the 2nd issue of his comic, “Parasitic Twins,” about the lives of circus freaks and the many hilarious tragedies that befall them, as well as a short-story collection, “All of Them Witches.”
LIZ PRINCE (whose “Will You Still Love Me if I Wet the Bed?” went from locally printed mini-comics to being published by indy heavyweight Top Shelf Productions), will be presenting the 2nd issue of her ongoing series, “I Swallowed the Key to My Heart.”
Brooklyn-based artist/writer PAT BARRETT will unveil issue #3 of his anthology comic, “Oak & Linden,” featuring the on-going story, “Petrified Girlfriend.”
Other Boston-area comics artist exhibiting at MICE will include:
Maris Wicks (“Romantic,” “Project Superior”)
Joe Quinones (“Wednesday Comics,” “Teen Titans Go!”)
Jesse Lonergan (“Joe and Azat,” “Flower & Fade”)
Cathy Leamy (“Geraniums and Bacon,” “Greenblooded”)
Dirk Tiede (“Paradigm Shift”)
Tim Fish (“Cavalcade of Boys,” “Trust/Truth”)
Zack Giallongo (“The Tenth Life of Pishio the Cat”)
Shelli Paroline (“Muppet Snow White,” “Harvest is When I Need You Most”)
Craig Bostick (“Go-Go Girl,” “Boy Trouble”)
Adam Miller (“ZombieBomb!”)
About the Boston Comics Roundtable
Formed in 2006, the Boston Comics Roundtable brings local cartoonists and writers together to collaborate, workshop and socialize. Among BCR’s publications are “Inbound,” an anthology of Boston-area independent comics, “Outbound,” a science-fiction comics anthology, and the up-coming collection of New England-based horror comics, “Hellbound.” If you’re in the Boston metro area, join us for our next meeting. Visit www.bostoncomicsroundtable.com for more information.
The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University is a college of visual arts, located in the student-friendly Kenmore/Fenway area of Boston. We offer the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, the two-year Advanced Professional Certificate, the low residency Master of Fine Arts degree, as well as continuing and professional education, intensive workshops, and pre-college courses.
Liz Prince signs at Comicopia on Saturday Sept. 4th from 1-4pm. She is the author of the Delayed Replays and Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed? along with several mini-comics.
464 Commonwealth Ave, #13, Boston, MA 02215