MA – Chroma Art Show

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Andrew Houle, John Cardinal, and Michael Crockett open an art show at the Montserrat Gallery on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Press Release:

From the pages of “Chroma,” an art annual created by three Montserrat alum, a commitment was formed to showcase emerging and established artists in a vibrant and varied publication. With each volume filling a need to define the creative community in New England and giving a voice to the artists residing here.

While the co-founders (Andrew Houle ’00, John Cardinal ’99, and Michael Crockett ’97) shared overlapping years attending Montserrat, a passion for illustration, comic book culture and painting formed a bond that would later bring them to form Tryptic Press and later publish “Chroma” vol. 1.

Now together releasing “Chroma” vol. 3 & vol. 4 a thriving and supportive collective of artists has formed. Creating an uncommon home within the “Chroma Family”, bridging abstract painters, fashion photography, comic book illustrators, community based art programs, printmakers, sound-makers and even robot-makers.

With this 50 person group exhibition all points come together in some cases meeting for the very first time in person and on the walls, combining all four current volumes of artists. Creating new collaborations, new relationships, new directions for what has always been right in our own backyard; a New England Art Awakening.

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Montserrat Galleries
23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 867-9624

Beverly Comic Con Returns on April 2nd

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Press Release:

The third annual Beverly Comic Con will be hosted at Porter Mills on Saturday, April 2nd from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM!

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.

Live music, art, performances and magic!

Special guests include DJ7L & MC Esoteric of CZARFACE, Robert Gill of Batgirl, Transformers, XO-Manowar, Andrew MacLean of Head Lopper and Apocalyptigirl, and SCARECROWOVEN of MTV, Mondo and Lion Forge Comics.

Alongside our partners at Wicked Art Bar, Porter Mills, Montserrat College of Art, and the newly formed Beverly Arts District, we bring you a fantastic day of comics, art & pop culture!

Plenty of parking across the street & super kid friendly.
Free admission
Doors open at 10am
Brought to you by Tryptic Press and States of Terror Vol. 2

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Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915

MA – Chroma Art Show

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Press Release:

Come celebrate the emerging work of this dynamic and diverse group of New England artists, each representing unique perspectives in their selected artistic disciplines.

Featuring the creative talents of:
Amanda Beard
Andrew MacLean
Bob Packert
Jim Forrest
Eyeformation Ef
Tom Torrey
Haig Demarjian
Elizabeth Siegel
David J. Leblanc
Tryptic Press

Artist reception Saturday September 12th from 6pm-9pm

Cash bar
Beats by DJ Noel Snow
Light fare and refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by Sam Adams

This program is supported by a grant from the Lynn Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Visionspace Gallery
16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901
(339) 883-1375

Beverly Comic Con II: Bigger, Badder, Nerdier

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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.
Free admission
Doors open at 10am

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Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915

 

Beverly Comic Con Returns March 2015

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Press Release:

Join us on Saturday, March 21st for the second Beverly Comic Con hosted at Porter Mills!

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 featured live artist Markus Sebastiano.

Guests of honor include Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptigirl, Head Lopper) and Robert Gill (Batgirl, Valiant Comics) with more surprise announcements on the way.

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 & pop culture!

Plenty of parking across the street & super kid friendly.
Free admission. Doors open at 10am.

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Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915

MA – Chroma Vol. 2 Launch Party

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Press Release:

Porter Mill and Tryptic Press will be hosting a special book signing on Thursday September 4th to celebrate the long-awaited release of CHROMA: VOL 2! For one night only, CHROMA 1 & 2 will both be available to purchase, and featured artists from each volume will be in attendance. This event is free and open to the public, as a part of Porter Mill’s monthly First Thursday series.

The book, released in August 2014, is the second collection of exclusive artist interviews released by Tryptic Press. Featured Volume 2 artists who will be appearing at this event include Tom Torrey, Amanda Beard, Bob Packert, Meghann Brideau, and Forrest James. Several artists featured in Volume 1 will also be present, including Andrew Houle, John Cardinal, Michael Crockett, Adam Miller, and Emily Dumas.

The signing will take place at the Porter Mill Gallery located at 95 Rantoul St, Beverly MA, between 5:00 – 8:00 pm. During this time, the art studio building will also be open to the public.

More info about Tryptic Press and CHROMA can be found on www.TrypticPress.com.

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Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915

MA – Good Guys & Bad Guys

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Artist Andrew Houle opens a solo art exhibition at the Gulu-Gulu Cafe. This show will run the month of February with an artists reception on Thursday February 13th at 7:00 pm featuring everyone’s favorite outlaw jug band Brother’s Rye! This will be the public debut of a large body of work Houle has been focused on creating, pulling from all genres of comic book culture. Come to see the art, stay for the music, food & drinks.

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Gulu-Gulu Cafe
247 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970

MA – Chroma Gallery Show

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Press Release:

Come celebrate the emerging New England art scene with the CHROMA group show at Visionspace Gallery in Downtown Lynn, MA on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.

This show will mark the launch of the CHROMA art book from Tryptic Press, featuring a talented roster of local artists. The accompanying exhibition will be packed with original works from the creatives featured in the volume. The night also christens a bold new direction for Visionspace gallery as we launch into a fresh season of exhibits.

There will be an artist meet and greet beforehand as well as a book signing the night of the reception. Copies of CHROMA will be available for purchase.

The reception takes place on Saturday September 21st from 6pm-9pm. Light fare and refreshments will be served.

Live music will be provided by Forrest James.

This will be a fantastic night of art and music. Come celebrate fighting the good fight with us. This is a show not to be missed.

Food, fun and friends. Support local artists.

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visionspace gallery
16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901

MA – FCBD: Chroma Signings

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Press Release:

Saturday May 4th is Free Comic Book Day! And we are going to be BUSY! Team ZombieBomb and the Chroma Crew are joining forces yet again to celebrate this annual industry holiday. We have a full schedule of in-store appearances and signings for the event, including a special engagement at NEWBURY COMICS! Come on out, say hi and grab copies of the fresh (and I do mean fresh) new art book CHROMA. And of course, ZOMBIEBOMB PRESENTS: SUPER INGA (2/3 cherry bomb, 2/3 ninja). Free comics, free food, free fun.

10am – 2pm
Comically Speaking
575 Main Street, Reading, MA 01867

11am-1pm
Newbury Comics

Northshore Mall, Peabody, MA

3pm-7pm
Larry’s Comics

68 Lakeview Avenue, Lowell, MA 01850

Tryptic Press Debuts Chroma at Boston Comic Con 2013

March 29, 2013 by  
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Press Release:

With this year’s Boston Comic Con fast approaching, Tryptic Press is proud to present its debut offering, CHROMA, a stunning 84-page, full-color art annual featuring artwork and interviews from twelve of New England’s most hardworking & talented artists.

CHROMA will introduce the world to the booming and under-appreciated art community of the Northeast. Volume 1 features BCC alumni Andrew Houle, Michael Crockett, John Cardinal, Adam Miller, and Michael Doherty as well as fan favorites Raul Gonzalez III, James Weinberg, Dan Blakeslee, Emily Dumas, Greg Orfanos, Scott Mulcahey, and Robert Gill.

CHROMA will be available at Boston Comic Con April 20 and 21. Stop by to meet the creators and contributors featured in attendance and get your hands on a signed edition of the first part of New England’s art awakening! After the convention, visit www.trypticpress.com for more details about CHROMA, links to Tryptic Press’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, as well as news about future events.

A portion of each sale of CHROMA will be used to send promotional copies directly to comic book publishers, gallery owners, art directors, and marketing agencies from New York to California.

“Bringing our backyard to your front steps. Watch out world, CHROMA is coming.” – Tryptic Press: