MA – Nothing Mattress Signing

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Cartoonist Brian Connolly signs at New England Comics in Harvard Square on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.

New England Comics
Harvard Square
14A Eliot Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – Comic Art New England Show

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Press Release:

From September 10th – October 16th, 8am – 10pm every day, the Atrium Gallery will present an ongoing display of original comic pages by exhibitors at MICE and other area comic artists. The exhibit will include work in traditional illustration media such as pen, brush and ink, as well as examples of watercolor and collage comics, and prints from digitally created work such as webcomics.

Opening: Saturday, September 17th 6 – 9pm

RSVP on Facebook!

Sponsored by the Art Institute of Boston @ Lesley University and the Boston Weekly Dig

Atrium Gallery
2nd Floor, University Hall, Porter Square, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA

Artists
Kimball Anderson
 E. J. Barnes
 Cara Bean
 Eric Boeker
 Jim Bredt
 Heather Bryant
 Ellen Crenshaw
 Doug DeRocher
 Jerel Dye
 Bob Flynn
 Daniel Gessel
 Joel Gill
 Lawrence Gillette
 Tyler James
 DeAnna Marie Johnson
 Patt Kelley
 Renee Kurilla
 Laurel Leake
 Leann Leake
 Cathy Leamy
 Ron LeBrasseur
 John Lechner
 Kyle Lindholm
 Joel Lolar
 Jesse Lonergan
 Clayton McCormack
 Dan Moynihan
 Adrienne Nunez
 Line O
 Cherry Ogata
 Shelli Paroline
 Hallie Jay Pope
 Ansis Purins
 Gabe Robinson
 Roho
 Aya Rothwell
 Carl Tsui
 Jason Viola
 Matt Young
 Keith Zulawnik

Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo Returns

The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, a show dedicated to independent, alternative, small-press and self-published comics, webcomics and ‘zines, returns for its second year September 24th, 2011 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm! This year’s expo has been relocated to University Hall at Lesley University (Porter Campus: 1815 Massachusetts Avenue,Cambridge, MA) conveniently next to the Porter Square station. MICE welcomes independent comics artists, writers, publishers, distributors and dealers who serve the independent community; avid fans, casual readers, and those curious about the New England independent comics scene. Presented by The Boston Comics Roundtable and The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.

2011 Exhibitors include:

MA – The Couch Signing

Tak Toyoshima and Logan Faerber sign from 1-3pm on SATURDAY, June 4th!

What the heck is THE COUCH? For more information, check the blog!

You may recognize the name Tak Toyoshima. He is the creator/illustrator of SECRET ASIAN MAN, which runs in THE WEEKLY DIG and has been collected into a trade paperback. You can friend him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

Million Year Picnic
99 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – The Couch Signing

Tak Toyoshima signs from 5pm to 7pm on June 1st. He’s the mad genius behind the long-running Secret Asian Man strip in the Weekly Dig.  He also has a new book out called The Couch. Joining him is artist Logan Faerber!

Comicazi
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144

NV – Secret Asian Man Signing

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Tak Toyoshima - Creator and Illustrator of Secret Asian Man - speaks and signs at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas on April 28, 2011 from 5-7pm. Food and refreshments will be served. Location: Student Union 208B

MA – Secret Identities Signing

 

Ming DoyleTak ToyoshimaChi-Yun Lau, and Keith Chow sign on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 6:00pm.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
38 Ash Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA

(Follow this link to RSVP at BCNC’s Facebook account.) 

Come and meet: Keith Chow (editor) and Tak Toyoshima, Ming Doyle, and Chi-Yun Lau (artists)

As an undergraduate at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, Keith Chow founded the still-thriving Asian Pacific American Student Union (APASU) and was named Multicultural Student Services’ Innovator of the Year in 2000. College was also the first time Keith’s knowledge of comics paid off when his poem A Lonely Night in Gotham City earned the school’s Sigma Tau Delta prize for poetry in 1996. His poetry has also appeared in the Asian Pacific American Journal and the Powhatan Review.

Tak Toyoshima is the creative director at the post-alternative newsweekly Boston’s Weekly Dig. He is the creator of the nationally-syndicated comic strip “Secret Asian Man.” Learn more at SecretAsianMan.com.

Ming Doyle is a local professional artist who earned a BFA from Cornell University in 2007 with a dual concentration in painting and drawing. Visit her at MingDoyle.com.

Chi-Yun Lau has been featured in national and local publications and has received awards for his illustrations from both Communication Arts and Applied Arts magazines. Currently, he works for Cambridge Interactive Development Corp. producing graphics and animation and designing online games. Find out more at Chi-Yun.com.

MA – The Devil & Sarah Palin Signing

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Richard Tenorio signs on Nov 15th

Sarah Palin will never go away. There’s simply something too intriguing and terrible about the former Alaska governor to keep people away. It’s very much like watching a car crash. And Richard Tenorio, a Malden-born political cartoonist, is rubbernecking. His new comic book, The Devil and Sarah Palin, was a huge hit at last month’s Boston Comic Con, and now it’s flying off the shelves.

“I have her glasses, and her hairdo I always draw with a ponytail,” he says. “I don’t know why she has a ponytail, she just always has a touch of informality about her. … It took some time to develop an image of her that I was comfortable with.”

In his one-off comic, he first has Lucifer make a Faustian deal with a voter, encouraging them to vote for Palin. Once Palin fails, however, the tables have turned and Lucifer is then in Palin’s ear. “He tries to counsel her,” says Tenorio, “to focus on her state-of-the-state address and the Alaskan pipeline. I think the book touches on some of the things the mainstream media misses, like all the biblical imagery she uses.”

Like much of his other cartoons, the Columbia School of Journalism graduate stays away from outright characterization, letting the plot of this deal with the devil make the most of the message. Though his Palin is simple, it’s not without a keen resemblance. “It just came from all the times I’ve looked at her,” he says. Which, like all of us, is one time too many.

[The Devil and Sarah Palin release party, Sun 11.15.09. Hub Comics, 19 Bow St., Union Sq., Somerville, MA. 617.718.0987. 4pm-6pm/free. hubcomics.com]

by David Day for Boston’s Weekly Dig