South Shore Art Center presents the first South Shore Comic Con on Saturday December 3rd from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM with over twenty comic artists who will be at tables, signing and selling their zines, original art, and talking about the craft of comic book storytelling. Panels and workshops will be in the art Studios throughout the day. The event was initiated by the Art Center’s cartoon instructor Tak Toyoshima, who discovered many of his students had never set foot in a comic book store. Tak is the artist behind the syndicated daily cartoon Secret Asian Man, and is a Hanover resident and his day job is the Creative Director for Rustic Marlin.
Admission is FREE and open to the public. The first 20 kids get a free South Shore Comic Con tee shirt thanks to Goodwin Graphics, the perfect item to get autographed by artists at the show.
Confirmed artists are:
- Barrington Edwards and Cagan Luse
- Jesse Lonergan
- Dan Mazur, The Boston Comics Roundtable
- John Carvajal and Brittney Sargent
- Tony Sedani
- Jimmy Curtis and Joe Daxberger
- Brian Connolly
- Mike Doherty
- Kat Klockow
- Brendan Tobin
- Patt Kelley
- Joey Peters
- Jerel Dye and Jesse Lonergan
- Jon Dorn
- E. J. Barnes
- Kyri Lorenz and Daniel Welch
- Frankie B Washington
- Jessica L Metcalf and Joshua Falkenburg, Books By Bella
Workshops & Panels In the Studios
11am to noon (Workshop)
Drawing from Reality for Fantasy
Studio tips and techniques as well as hands on workshop drawing models, sculptures, and objects and how to use them to shape a more fantastical comics world.
noon to 12:30pm (Panel)
The Boston Comics Roundtable
Dan Mazur, E.J. Barnes, John Carvajal, Jesse Lonergan, Jerel Dye
Discussion on the importance of community and collaboration.
2pm to 3pm (Workshop)
Intro to Manga Drawing!
Fun hands on drawing lesson on the basics of one of the most popular comic styles in the world: Japanese manga.
3pm to 3:30pm (Demo)
How to Make Comics … Not Just Draw Them
Kyri Lorenz and Mike Doherty. Demo on how to expand your comics beyond the traditional stapled together booklet.
South Shore Art Center
119 Ripley Rd, Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025
The Maine Comics Arts Festival will be held in Portland on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at the Main Branch of the Portland Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. Featuring over 100 comics writers, artists and publishers, this will be a celebration of the comics art form.
The exhibitors will be in various locations throughout the library. There will be maps and guides to help anyone attending. Here is the exhibitor and guest list and their locations.
Fiction/ Music area:
AndrÈs Vera MartÌnez
Joe St. Pierre
Lenwood Brown III
Colleen AF Venable
Portland Public Library
5 Monument Sq, Portland, Maine 04101
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Artists including Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptigirl, Head Lopper), Paul Hornschemeier (Forlorn Funnies, Marvel Comics) Robert Gill (Batgirl, Valiant Comics), Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb (Adventure Time, Midas Flesh) and more appear at the second Beverly Comic Con will be on Saturday, March 21st for hosted at Porter Mills Studio!
Free to the public and jam packed with local comic creators and unique vendors. Original art, posters, prints, handmade collectibles, t-shirts, graphic novels and of course comic books, will all be on hand for this one of a kind event.
DJ Noel Snow will be in the house teaming up with our featured live artist Brett Mason.
Guests of honor include Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptigirl, Head Lopper), Paul Hornschemeier (Forlorn Funnies, Marvel Comics) and Robert Gill (Batgirl, Valiant Comics).
FULL LIST of artists & vendors include: Amanda Beard, Andy Driscoll, Ben Donahue, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Chris Letarte, Christian Miller, Daniel Kern, David LeBlanc, Eric Boeker, EyeFormation, Omega Level, Jacob Carignan, Jason Casey, Dennis Burke, Joe DellaGatta, Jon Paddol, Joe Haley, Josh Morrissette, Adam Miller, Montserrat Illustration, Robert Van Wagner, Keith Gleason, Matt Mcguirk, Michael Doherty, Patt Kelley, Randy House, Tom Torrey, Harrison’s Comics, Andrew Houle, Jesse Danger, PressBound, Michael Crockett, & John Cardinal.
Alongside our new friends at Wicked Art Bar, our old friends at Montserrat College of Art and the gang at Tryptic Press, we hope to put on a killer event of comics, art, and pop culture!
Plenty of parking across the street & super kid friendly.
Doors open at 10am
Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915
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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
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.
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Space 242 exhibits work from Alyssa Adams, Brian Patrick Adams, Stephen Andersen, Marietta Apoloino, Amanda Atkins, Jessica Baer, Allison Bamcat, Josh Baptista, EJ Barnes, Jeff Bartell, Sean Bixby, Jade Bojkovik, Lindsey Boss, Craig Bostick, Kristin Boucher, Matt Brecke, Rocco Bittelari, Scott Bruns, Kwesi Budu-Arthur, Kevin Burney, Alex Carlson, Keenan Cassidy, David Christopher, Amanda Clarke, Derek Coss, Allison Cowell, Michael Crockett, Ed Curran, Mary Curtin, Lauren Curtis, Mick Cusimano, Kelly Davidson, R Davis, Joseph Dellgatta, Sarah Dolan, Ryan Dubois, Christopher Elsasser, Empire SNAFU, Enid Esmond, Jyll Ethier-Mullen, Logan Faerber, Jamie Fales, Lori Faridi , Andy Fish , Ashley Freeland, Michael Georgeson, Matt Gilpin, Darren Goldman, Tom Grady, Brian Gubicza, Julian Guzman, Veronica Hebard, Ariele Hertzoff, Jeff Horwatt, Olivia Ives-Flores, Andrew Jacob, Jason Kan, Patt Kelley, Nicole Kelly, Sarah Kim, Derek Kouyoumjian, Scott Lefton, Jennifer Lewis, Vanessa Ly, Nathalie Magri, Bob Maloney, John Maneval, Geoff Marian, Joey Mars, Joanna Matuck, Greg Mautafis, MCA/Evil Design, Matt McKee, William McKee, Jacob Miller, Gregery Miller, Edward Monovich, Tyler Moran, George Motta, Judi Muscara Orfanos, Jane O’Hara, Greg Orfanos, Dana Pearson, Rhonda Ratray, Doug Richardson, Derek Ring, Britany Rode, Heather Rose, Caitlin Ryan, Felisia Sainz, Toni Lee Sangastiano, Jacob Santa-Cruz, Evan Scannell, Jermey Schultz, Lisa Scollan, Jessica Scott, Walter Sickert, KrisSmith, Robert Stearns, Lydia Stein, KenStewart, Stones, Cole Swaveley, Adam Swinbourne, Jared Tharpe, Paul Timmons, Tom Torrey, Katherine Waddell, Paul Weiner, Aaron White, Bob Wilson, John Wiltshire, Christopher Wright, and Sojung Yu.
Join them for an opening on Friday May 7th from 6-8pm.
SPACE 242, 242 E. Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118
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Christopher Lyles, Dave McMahon, George Pfromm III, Jennifer Lewis , Joshua Baptista, and Patt Kelley exhibit work at Space 242, Boston’s lowbrow destination. The show opens on Friday March 26, 2010 from 6-8pm.
SPACE 242 | 242 E. Berkeley Street, 2nd Floor | Boston | MA | 02118
SPACE 242, Boston’s Low Brow Destination, proudly announces its January exhibition, Iâ€¦YOUâ€¦WEâ€¦ROBOT!, A Visual Homage To Our Inner Geek, features artwork inspired by robots in various mediums, by over 70 artists. The exhibition, on view January 29 through February 19 includes paintings, illustrations, photographs, mixed media, sculpture, and comics. The opening reception, Friday, January 29 runs from 6-8pm, is free and open to the public with RSVP at www.space242. An artist talk will be held Friday, February 19 from 7-8pm. Gallery hours are Friday evenings 6:30-8pm and Saturdays 11:30am-1pm.
Artists include: Marietta Apollonio, Scott Bakal,Allison, Bamcat, E.J. Barnes, Jeff Bartell, Alli Bondi, Craig Bostick, Dan Browne, Kevin Burney, Scott Burns, Alex Carlson, Keenan Cassidy, John Cole, Derrek Coss, Megan Mary Creamer, Eliot Daughtry, Jon Defreest, Jyll Ethier-Mullen, Jamie Fales, Andy Fish, Michael Georgason, Julian Guzman, Stephen Hamilton, Brian Hart, Veronica Hebard, Ann Hirsch, Andrew Jacob, J-ME Johnston, Joe Keinberger, Patt Kelley, Kim Kent, Lindsey Kuhn, Ron LeBrasseur, Jacob Lefton, Doughty Leigh, Ben Lewis, Jennifer Lewis,Vanessa Ly, Dave MacMahon, Robert Maloney, Joey Mars, Carly Mazur, Fish McGill, Matt McKee, Sarah Morrison, George Motta, Dan Moynihan, Scott Mullowney, Peter Murphy, Markus Nechay, Dave Ortega, Peter Payack, Pen Cap Chew, Ansis Purins, Rhonda Ratray, Mister Reusch, Derek Ring, Ryan Robidoux, Skunk, Andrew Sloan, Lindsay Small, Michael Paul Smith, Stones, Rob Story, Wayne Strattman, Adam Szymczak, Paul Timmons, Tom Torrey, Stefan Volatile-Wood, and John Wiltshire.
Iâ€¦YOUâ€¦WEâ€¦ROBOT! is sponsored in part by The Weekly Dig and Harpoon.