April 10, 2014 by Colin Solan
Filed under Animation, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Free Comic Book Day, Horror, Movies, New Hampshire, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television, Top Stories, Webcomics
Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, co-creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, appear together for the first time in 20 years at the Knights of Columbus in Rochester, NH on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day! Joining them is Steve Lavigne and more artists from Mirage Studios plus new Buffy the Vampire Slayer artist Rebekah Isaacs! Special Local Guests include writers Christopher Golden ad Tom Sniegoski, The Fatsquad, lovely and talented Rich Woodall, The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club, Severed Head Comics Group and more. Full details at the link…
Hosted by Jetpack Comics.
Knights of Columbus
40 Columbus Ave, Rochester, NH 03867
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.
247 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
Artist Michael Crockett open an art exhibition at the 15 Walnut Gallery on Tuesday February 11th from 7:30-10pm!
15 Walnut Gallery
15 Walnut Road, Hamilton, MA 01982
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.
16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901
A new body of work created through the collaborative efforts of Eyeformation and Hazel Eyes Studio is on exhibit on Saturday June 1st from 12-5pm at Western Ave Studios in Lowell, MA. Visit the Eyeformation Studio Store and see this first time collaboration, meet the artists and take home an original for a great price. First Saturday’s at Western Ave Studios is a giant open studios building in the blooming Lowell art scene. Stay and visit over 100 studios filled with the East Coast’s finest artists and crafters.
Western Ave Studios
122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA 01852
Come create with the contributing artists of newly published book, CHROMA, a stunning art annual featuring New England’s most talented underground artists. Chroma is a publication void of lighthouses, row boats or glistening waterfalls. This art will not be sold to tourists or hang on your dining room wall. This book is smart, innovative, historical, and traditional. This is urban jungles that rise up out of the old wilderness. This is New England.
Meet, draw, or hang out with several of these featured artists:
Raul Gonzales III, James Weinberg, Dan Blakeslee, Emily Dumas, Greg Orfanos, Scott Mulcahey, Robert Gill, Andrew Houle, Michael Crockett, John Cardinal, Adam Miller, and Mike Doherty.
Thursday, May 30th 6:30-9:30
FEE $25.00 – includes a copy of the book
Refreshments will be served.
Artist Exposure Presents: CHROMA at
26 Howland Street, Studio #2, Plymouth, MA 02360
Call # 508-747-4000 to make reservations
RICH WOODALL, the artist for the Phantom Variant cover of IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #22, appears at Coast City Comics on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 1:00 until 6:00 pm for an exclusive signing event!
We are the only store in Maine that carries these extremely limited covers, so this is a unique opportunity to have one of these special covers signed by the artist!
Rich modeled the TMNT #22 Phantom Variant off of Todd McFarlane’s cover art for Hulk #340! It’s a great cover, and we’re really excited to host Rich for this event!
Coast City Comics
634 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
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
575 Main Street, Reading, MA 01867
Northshore Mall, Peabody, MA
68 Lakeview Avenue, Lowell, MA 01850
Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA introduces a comic book immersive course as part of their summer programming. “Introduction to Comics I and II” is a two week workshop and will be taught by comic book professionals Adam Miller and Jason Mathis. Course description follows. For more information or to sign up please click the link.
Introduction to Comics I
Instructors: Jason Mathis (primary) and Adam Miller
June 24 – 28, 2013; M – F, 9 am – 4 pm
This workshop will explore the first steps towards creating and producing your own comic. We will begin by deconstructing the medium and highlighting the importance of each part as it contributes to the whole, from pencils and inks, to plotting and dialogue, bringing them all together in a way that takes advantage of this unique, visual, storytelling art form. Historical examples, active discussions, and critical feedback will take place alongside practical studio work.The course will culminate in a mini-expose of our work throughout the week.
**This course is designed as part one of a two week comics immersive, though each week may be taken individually; second part held during the week of July 8-12. Minimum age is 16 years.
(non-credit course only)
Introduction to Comics II
Instructors: Adam Miller (primary) & Jason Mathis
July 8 – 12, 2013; M – F, 9 am – 4 pm
You made a comic book, so now what? Developing a story and making art for a comic is only half the battle. What you do with your creation after it’s made is what sets apart the pretenders from the contenders. This course will give you and your book a chance to get noticed in a crowd. We will discuss effective cover design, production, promotion, distribution and networking. Learn how to take your project from art desk to convention floor, from your head to their hands. Through first-hand accounts, contemporary examples, studio work and group discussion we’ll brainstorm the best plan of action to bring you goals closer to comic book reality. The course will culminate in a mini-expose of our work throughout the week.
**This course is designed as part two of a two week comics immersive, though each week may be taken individually; first part held during the week of June 24-28. Minimum age for the course is 16 years.
(non-credit course only)
Adam Miller graduated from Montserrat in 2000 with a BFA in Illustration. He is best known for his work as creative director for publisher Terminal Press, where he co-created the ZombieBomb! comic anthology. Adam has shown art from coast to coast, most recently exhibiting at the Halcyon and Genuine Artikle galleries, both in NYC. His work has received recognition from G4TV, The New York Times, Fangoria and MSNBC.
Jason Mathis is a Canadian artist who currently lives and works in Scotland. He is an active member of the Hope Street Studios – a prominent community of graphic and comic artists in Glasgow – and also teaches comics and life drawing for the Glasgow School of Art. Jason’s work has been shown in the UK, Germany, Canada and the US, and his self published ‘zine All You Can Eat has managed to find itself in pockets all across the globe. He holds an MFA from Glasgow School of Art. jammdiggity.blogspot.co.uk
Last year Boston Comic Con saw the explosive debut of ZombieBomb! Presents: The NEW Adventures of SUPER INGA, garnering rave reviews and selling out its first printing. Super Inga even won Best Independent Comic in the ComicCon costume contest! The book was originally intended to be a “one off” title, but with that kind of enthusiastic response, calling it quits just wasn’t in the cards for Super Inga.
The ZombieBomb! crew reunites with Zombastic Publications to pick up where the first book left off. Fans will be glad to know that artist/creator Haig Demarjian has carefully crafted a gripping tale that adds more wild characters and sets the stage for further adventures. Again, a stellar crew of guest artists pitch in, stuffing this book with a smorgasbord of killer visuals — stunning colors by Sara Robertson, and additional art by acclaimed West Coast underground skatepunk Chris “Tallboy” Coulon, Geoff Mosher (of Mondo Chachi fame… and also Baron Nefarious in Die You Zombie Bastards!), Silver-Age veteran Gary John Reynolds as well as many more. Top it off with a to-die-for cover painting by award-winning illustrator David Ferriera, and a Boston Con exclusive variant cover by ZombieBomb!’s own Adam Miller.
The book debuts exclusively at Boston Comic Con, April 20 and 21. Visit the Zombastic/ZombieBomb! booth to meet ZombieBomb! creator Adam Miller along with the man behind Super Inga, Haig Demarjian, infamous for his role in the creation of Die You Zombie Bastards!, the locally-made independent cult feature film that started it all.
Be one of the first to purchase the very special Golden Braid Edition which includes:
- ZombieBomb! Presents: The NEW Adventures of SUPER INGA Volume 2 – a lavish, 32-page Collector’s Item issue packed with two stories and bonus pin-ups.
- PLUS! a BostonCon exclusive Limited Edition signed print by ZombieBomb! co-creator Adam Miller
- PLUS! an exclusive signed and numbered Limited Edition fold-out poster by Haig Demarjian
- PLUS! your official Golden Braid Brigade™ membership badge!
What a package!
This is ALL-NEW material available at BostonCon for THE FIRST TIME ANYWHERE!
- AND… you’ll get special access to the bonecrunching Super Inga themesong by Mexican Ape-Lord!