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  • 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

    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
     Aya Rothwell
     Carl Tsui
     Jason Viola
     Matt Young
     Keith Zulawnik

    Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo Returns

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    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

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    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

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    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!

    407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144

    NV – Secret Asian Man Signing

    April 25, 2011 by  
    Filed under Comic Strips, Nevada, Signing and Appearance Profiles

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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

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    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