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  • MA – Make Me A Woman Signing


    Cartoonist Vanessa Davis appears at Modern Myths for a signing on Tuesday February 4th at 7:00 PM! Presented in association with UMass, Mount Holyoke, and Smith College.

    Modern Myths
    34 Bridge Street #4, Northampton, MA 01060

    MA – Bone Signing


    Jeff Smith, creator of Bone and RASL, appears at Modern Myths for a signing on Thursday October 17th at 7:00 PM!

    Modern Myths
    34 Bridge Street #4, Northampton, MA 01060

    MA – Perhapanauts Signing


    Writer Todd Dezago and artist Craig Rousseau, creators of The Perhapanauts, appear this Saturday August 24th at Modern Myths Comics in Northampton, MA! They will be there from noon till 3:00 pm; telling stories, signing comics, and testing their powers of telepsychometry!  If you’re in the area, come and stop by. Or even if not but you like a long drive. See ya there!

    Modern Myths
    34 Bridge Street #4, Northampton, MA 01060

    MA – FCBD: The Censored Howard Cruse Signing

    Howard Cruse, creator of the Censored Howard Cruse FCBD book, signs at Modern Myths from 2PM to 5PM on Saturday May 5, 2012 for Free Comic Book Day!

    About the comic:
    In conjunction with the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, BOOM! Town presents “The Censored Howard Cruse”! Get a special sneak-peek at this summer’s upcoming “The Other Sides of Howard Cruse” graphic novel. He’s known for his gay comix, but that’s not all that’s been on his mind! From his Underground days up through present day, Howard wrote on a slew of topics, including freedom of speech, civil rights, drugs, and interesting uses for toothpaste. Get a taste of his impressive catalog of works, just with a few tastefully-placed black boxes. You’ll have to get the OGN for the uncensored version!

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    Modern Myths
    34 Bridge Street #4, Northampton, MA 01060

    MA – Imagination 101 Workshop

    J.M. DeMatteis leads a writing workshop at Modern Myths in April 2012! He writes on his blog:
    There will be three Imagination writing workshops in the first half of 2012 and I’m delighted to announce the first one, which is happening in conjunction with a wonderful Massachusetts comics shop called Modern Myths

    writing for comic books, graphic novels and animation
    with J.M. DeMatteis

    Friday April 13th, 7 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday April 14th, 10 am to 5 pm (90 minute break for lunch)
    Sunday April 15th, 9 am to 1 pm


    Where:  ?Modern Myths
    34 Bridge Street #4, Northampton, MA. 01060

    Join master storyteller J.M. DeMatteis for a weekend exploring the realms of imagination, from the metaphysical to the practical.  We’ll ponder the big questions…

    ~ Where do ideas come from?
    ~ What part does will play in the creative process? 
    ~ Is the best writing actually an act of channeling?
    ~ Do we create the story or does the story create us?

    …and tackle the day-to-day realities of a career writing superhero sagas, fantasy epics and animation:

    ~ What’s the difference between “Marvel style” and “full script”?
    ~ What’s the value of editors?
    ~ Are agents necessary?
    ~ How do you handle rejection without jumping out the nearest window?

    ome prepared to listen—as JMD shares stories and insights gleaned from more than thirty years writing comics, television, film and novels—but be prepared to work:  you’ll pitch ideas, dialogue artwork and help create a story from the ground up.

    Bring all your questions, too:  this won’t be a brief, two hour seminar.  You’ll have an entire weekend, in an intimate setting, to explore your own creativity with J.M. DeMatteis as your guide.

    Cost $415.00
    Class size is limited.  To guarantee your place, register now.
    To register and for more more information about lodging and transportation:  imaginationworkshops@gmail.com

    MA – Drizzt Do’Urden Signing

    R.A. Salvatore signs from 1PM to 3PM on Sunday, September 11th at Modern Myths!

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    Modern Myths
    34 Bridge Street #4, Northampton, MA 01060

    MA – Wendel Book Club

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    Howard Cruse joins the Modern Myths book club on Thursday August 25th to discuss his book Wendel.

    Modern Myths
    34 Bridge Street #4, Northampton, MA 01060

    MA – Writing for Comics Workshop

    Scott Allie, Dark Horse comics author and editor, appears at Modern Myths on Saturday, June 18th. He’ll sign books and chat with fans from 3-5 PM, then run an exclusive ‘Writing for Comics’ mini-workshop from 5-6 PM. Stop by the store, e-mail, or respond to the Facebook Event to reserve a workshop slot, space is limited!
    Modern Myths
    34 Bridge St #4, Northampton, MA 01060

    Paint & Pixel Festival 2011

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    Press Release:

    A new arts festival for illustrators debuts in Northampton, MA, on April 16! Celebrating illustration online and in print, Paint & Pixel Festival is a new show featuring talented, regional book illustrators, comic artists, and cartoonists and their work ranging from indie comics to award-winning picture books to nationally syndicated comic strips.

    With over 45+ exhibiting artists, attendees will have the rare opportunity to talk with creators, learn about the creative process, and purchase signed books, prints, commissioned sketches, and other artwork.

    Featured Guests

    Howard Cruse, renowned comic creator whose graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby has been awarded some of the highest accolades in the industry, including Eisner and Harvey Awards, and was recently re-released for its 15th anniversary from DC Vertigo

    Diane deGroat, a New York Times-bestseller and celebrated picture book illustrator with over 120 books to her credit, including Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink and Dogs Don’t Brush Their Teeth

    Chris Giarrusso, whose popular kid-friendly titles G-Man and Mini Marvels have been published by Marvel and Image Comics

    Jeph Jacques, creator of one of the most popular webcomics, Questionable Content

    Hilary Price, author and illustrator of nationally syndicated comic strip, Rhymes with Orange

    Ruth Sanderson
    , an award-winning picture book illustrator, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Papa Gatto, whose works have also been exhibited in museums such as The Norman Rockwell Museum

    Rich Woodall is best know for his short lived indy hit Johnny Raygun. He is also the co-creator of the ZombieBomb! comic anthology.


    The Center for Cartoon Studies will present a workshop that will introduce the finer points of the self-publishing process. A number of DIY production and design methods will be discussed, an inking and lettering demo will be done, and participants will get to create a minicomic on the spot!

    Ruth Sanderson will give picture book and fantasy art portfolio reviews on a limited, sign-up basis (details here)

    Instructor Jon Chad from The Center for Cartoon Studies will give reviews to aspiring cartoonists and prospective students (details here)

    Additionally, The Eric Carle Museum, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies will be at the show to offer an even greater selection of comics, picture books, and graphic novels.

    Paint & Pixel would like to extend a hearty thanks to our sponsors: GoBerry, Hitpoint Studios, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies!

    Official Website
    Visit www.PaintandPixelFestival.com for more information on exhibiting artists, featured guests, and programming updates.

    MA/NY – Beasts of Burden Tour

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    Jill Thompson & Evan Dorkin's new book tour

    Jill Thompson & Evan Dorkin's new book tour

    From the Beat:

    Crumb’s Genesis. Asterios Polyp. Joe Sacco’s Notes from Gaza. The ALEC collection. 2009 has seen more than its share of graphic novels that change how we look at the medium. But none of those books are a beautiful painted mini series about a kitty and some puppies that fight supernatural menaces. No, that book is BEASTS OF BURDEN by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson. , and WE NEED THIS BOOK. These two fine creators will be making various appearances to promote this book over the next few days, starting TONIGHT! Here’s the schedule:

    Friday Sept 11th
    Evan Dorkin
    Modern Myths 7th Anniversay Party
    Northampton, MA

    Saturday Sept 12th
    Evan Dorkin
    Modern Myths
    Northampton, MA

    Wednesday Sept 16th
    Jill Thompson and Evan Dorkin/Beasts of Burden #1 release party
    Comic Book Jones
    Staten Island, NY
    6-9 pm

    Saturday Sept 19th
    Jill Thompson and Evan Dorkin/Beasts of Burden #1 release party
    Bergen Street Comics
    Brooklyn, NY