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!
Writer Brian Mulcahy signs at New England Comics in Malden on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!
New England Comics
95 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148
ZombieBomb creators Adam Miller, Joshua Morrissette, and Michael Karolemaes open an exhibition of art on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm This show brings together the work of three life long friends. Come celebrate their respective photographic visions, all under one roof for the first time anywhere. RSVP via Facebook!
Adam Miller – After more than two years away from the gallery scene, Adam has taken a break from traveling and working in the comic book field to revisit his roots. This show marks his return to the world of fine art. After focusing exclusively on photo for the last year, “Smoke and Mirrors” is his first exhibit to solely feature photography.
Joshua Morrissette- Josh spent more than a decade perfecting his craft in the digital imaging and photo restoration fields. Recently, he has switched gears to concentrate on independent projects and personal work. “Smoke and Mirrors” will showcase the first new body of Josh’s photography since his leap into the freelance world.
Michael Karolemeas- A relative new comer to the art scene, Mike will make his exciting Gallery debut at the event. He has dove headlong into photography, concentrating on capturing the world at night, to give his unique perspective on our surroundings. Mike’s hard earned skills culminate in this year-end event, here, at “Smoke and Mirrors”.
16 City Hall Square, Lynn, MA 01901
Adam Miller, Haig Demarjian, Sioux Murphy, Josh Morrissette, and Stephanie Barsamian of the ZombieBomb! Comic Anthology appear at Great Scott on Monday October 22, 2012 at 9:00 pm! Live art! Music! Comics! Swag! Models! Monsters! Mayhem! You only live once, come on out and get crazy on a school night, you won’t be disappointed!
1222 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
Craig Rousseau and Rich Woodall sign at Friendly Neighborhood Comics on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from noon till 2:00pm! They’re debuting their new comic Kyrra: Alien Jungle Girl from Artist Alley Comics!
Kyrra’s about to turn 16, and her life is about to change forever! Her peaceful afternoon turns deadly as she’s stalked through the jungle by someone, or SOMETHING! This issue is by Craig Rousseau (Batman Beyond, Captain America, The Perhapanauts) and Rich Woodall (Johnny Raygun, ZombieBomb!, The Savage Dragon).
Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
Hot on the heels of the Terminal Press juggernaut ZombieBomb! , series co-creator Adam Miller and his team of zombie killers have joined up with Zombastic Productions, Inc. (DIE YOU ZOMBIE BASTARDS!) for the first issue of their latest cutting-edge series, ZombieBomb! Presents.
ZombieBomb Presents: The NEW Adventures of SUPER INGA spins out of the Zombastic universe established in DYZB! and burns rubber into an old-school Barbarella-style sci-fi romp. With tongue in cheek and swash firmly buckled, DYZB! co-creator Haig Demarjian helms the book as writer and artist with color by Spider-Man’s own Adam Street. This once-in-a-lifetime convergence of some of the most volatile talents in the movie and comic book worlds debuts exclusively at Boston Comic Con on April 21 and 22.
Visit the Zombastic/ZombieBomb! booth to meet ZB! co-creator Adam Miller and writer/illustrator Haig Demarjian. Members of team ZB! will coming from all over the galaxy to celebrate the event, and INGA herself will be in attendance!
In addition to meeting creators and picking up back issues from the entirety of ZB!’s historic run, fans can get their pictures taken with alt model and ZB! queen Sioux Murphy, and hear an exclusive Super Inga-themed track from Mexican Ape-Lord, the new project from members of the legendary Boston bands The Bags and Meliah Rage.
The first seventy-five lucky fans will be be able to purchase the very special Deluxe Premiere Edition of Super Inga, which includes:
- ZombieBomb Presents: The NEW Adventures of SUPER INGA – a lavish, 32-page collector’s item packed with two stories and bonus pin-ups
- A Limited Edition signed print by ZombieBomb! co-creator Adam Miller
- A one-of-a-kind hand-drawn sketch card by Zombastic mastermind Haig Demarjian
ZombieBomb! at Boston Comic Con
Saturday & Sunday April 21 – 22, 2012
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Andrew Houle, Adam Miller, and more open an art show on April 28, 2012 from 4:00 till 8:00pm!
On the heels of the upcoming release of our fresh and fleshy comic “ZombieBomb Presents: The New Adventures of Super Inga”, the endlessly working survivors over at Team ZombieBomb! are unleashing another event! Building on this April’s (21-22) Boston Comic Con, the show will feature an all-star collection of original art to be exhibited at the Gallery at Porter Mills in Beverly, MA.
A very special list of invitational artists include: Adam Miller, Haig Demarjian, Josh Morrissette, Joe Haley, Dave Ferriera, Greg Orfanos, and Michael Crockett, among hordes more of death denying contributors. ALSO! A large group of new artists previously unaffiliated with ZombieBomb! will be displaying their zombie inspired artwork in the gallery as well. Contributor Andrew Houle, series co-creator Adam Miller and gallery director Bea Modisett curate this exhibition.
Thursday, April 5th there will be a “soft opening” reception.
Then: the main event, The ZombieBombed! Artist Reception will be held Saturday, April 28th 4:00 – 8:00pm
Music for this massive undead art fest will be provided by DJ Noel Snow. ZBTV! film maker Tom Bennett will also be in house for the event, shooting footage for the next episode of ZBTV! Additionally, photographer Jesse Stansfield will have his “Photo Booth of Horrors” set up to document the night’s carnage (costumes are, of course, encouraged).
Finally, there will be a meet and greet with the men and woman behind the madness- a great opportunity to talk with the creators and have them sign your favorite issue of ZB! Merchandise and refreshments will be on hand, just waiting to be devoured.
Don’t miss out- this is THE zombie event of the year! Bring a friend, bring an enemy, bring a brain! BE THERE!
Find ZombieBomb! and Porter Mill on Facebook and visit studiosatportermill.blogspot.com for more information.
Studios at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly, MA 01915
PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Press Release : Team ZombieBomb!, Hub Comics, and Bloc 11 Gallery host an art fundraiser event for the family of former Hub Comics owner James Welborn on Sunday July 10, 2011 in Somerville, MA. James passed away very recently and we as a community want to give back to his store, his child, and his family. James was very supportive of all our efforts, as well as to the rest of the local comic scene.
Come see us at the Bloc 11 Gallery Sunday, July 10th from 2-6pm to participate in a silent auction featuring work from comic book artists of every stripe who have come together to honor James’s memory. With A-list work both on display and available for sale, this is a unique opportunity for art fans to get their hands on some amazing original artwork, and to help a great cause while doing it. Contributions include pages by superstar artists John Byrne, Tim Truman, Esad Ribic, Dick Ayers, Jim Mahfood as well as pieces donated by local artists such as Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Adam Miller, Liz Prince, Rich Woodall, Meghann Brideau, David Marshall, Andrew Houle, Josh Morrissette, and many more. Several of these locals will be on hand Sunday.
Additionally, Hub Comics will have a storewide sale all day with savings from 10% to 50% off almost everything in the store. Hub is located right next door to Bloc 11, making Bow Street a prime destination for any comic book and zombie fan within driving distance.
Fundraiser for James Welborn
Sunday, July 10th
Hub Comics – all day sale, 10am-6pm @ 19 Bow Street, Union Square, Somerville, MA
Bloc 11 – art auction, 2pm-6pm @ 11 Bow Street, Union Square, Somerville, MA
James Welborn, founder of Hub Comics, died on May 23rd, 2011. Originally from Nevada, James came to Massachusetts to work in the computer industry. He always loved comic books, and wanted to raise awareness that comics could tell any story and be read by anyone of any age. He built Hub Comics to be not only a comic shop, but a friendly neighborhood destination for fans, artists, children, and families. His smile and gentle greeting of “How’s it going?” will be missed by Union Square.
A trust fund has been set up to provide for James’s family. Please contact Hub Comics for more information.
Double Midnight Comics hosted their annual Granite State Comicon in Manchester, NH this past Sunday. Despite the wet weather, it was a packed house with several cosplayers showing up in character. Guests included local writers of The Cape Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella plus artist Zach Howard, who received many well-wishes on their recent Eisner Award nomination. Artist Sean Gordon Murphy talked about his upcoming storyarc on American Vampire and what it was like working with Grant Morrison on Joe the Barbarian. And several contributors, including co-creators Rich Woodall and Adam Miller, from the ZombieBomb Comic Anthology were on hand to meet fans. It may only be a one-day show but supporting local homegrown conventions like this is the best way to encourage them to grow and for retailers to bring in more comic creators for signings. Thanks, Double Midnight!