A new arts festival for illustrators debuts in Northampton, MA, on April 16! Celebrating illustration online and in print, Paint & Pixel Festival is a new show featuring talented, regional book illustrators, comic artists, and cartoonists and their work ranging from indie comics to award-winning picture books to nationally syndicated comic strips.
With over 45+ exhibiting artists, attendees will have the rare opportunity to talk with creators, learn about the creative process, and purchase signed books, prints, commissioned sketches, and other artwork.
Howard Cruse, renowned comic creator whose graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby has been awarded some of the highest accolades in the industry, including Eisner and Harvey Awards, and was recently re-released for its 15th anniversary from DC Vertigo
Diane deGroat, a New York Times-bestseller and celebrated picture book illustrator with over 120 books to her credit, including Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink and Dogs Don’t Brush Their Teeth
Chris Giarrusso, whose popular kid-friendly titles G-Man and Mini Marvels have been published by Marvel and Image Comics
Jeph Jacques, creator of one of the most popular webcomics, Questionable Content
Hilary Price, author and illustrator of nationally syndicated comic strip, Rhymes with Orange
Ruth Sanderson, an award-winning picture book illustrator, including The Twelve Dancing Princesses and Papa Gatto, whose works have also been exhibited in museums such as The Norman Rockwell Museum
Rich Woodall is best know for his short lived indy hit Johnny Raygun. He is also the co-creator of the ZombieBomb! comic anthology.
The Center for Cartoon Studies will present a workshop that will introduce the finer points of the self-publishing process. A number of DIY production and design methods will be discussed, an inking and lettering demo will be done, and participants will get to create a minicomic on the spot!
Ruth Sanderson will give picture book and fantasy art portfolio reviews on a limited, sign-up basis (details here)
Instructor Jon Chad from The Center for Cartoon Studies will give reviews to aspiring cartoonists and prospective students (details here)
Additionally, The Eric Carle Museum, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies will be at the show to offer an even greater selection of comics, picture books, and graphic novels.
Paint & Pixel would like to extend a hearty thanks to our sponsors: GoBerry, Hitpoint Studios, Modern Myths, and The Center for Cartoon Studies!
Visit www.PaintandPixelFestival.com for more information on exhibiting artists, featured guests, and programming updates.
ZombieBomb creators Rich Woodall and Adam Miller sign and sketch at Larry’s Comics Woburn Warehouse Show on Saturday January 22, 2011. The show is open from 9am – 2pm with FREE admission! CGC grading available on site.
Contact Larry Doherty (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book a table
1 Rainin Road, Woburn, MA 01801
Adam Miller, Josh Morrissette, and Rich Woodall sign the latest issue of ZombieBomb on Saturday Dec. 18th!
The latest ZombieBomb! offering kicks off at Jetpack on Saturday, December 18th from noon to 4pm. Series co-creator Rich Woodall will be on hand with a team of contributors as Dark Daze takes over the shop.
As a precursor for the shop’s annual “Dark Knight on a Dark Night” Batman-themed art show (featuring more work from Miller and Morrissette), the Dark Daze event is a perfect lead-in, and will run until DKDN gets underway at 6pm.
The full details:
ZombieBomb! Dark Daze debut
Saturday, Dec 18th
37 North Main St, Rochester, NH 03867
Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Adam Miller signs at Larry’s Comics on Wednesday October 27th from 6-9pm and be the special guest artist for their Zombie themed Drink and Draw! Meanwhile, as previously reported Rich Woodall signs at Double Midnight Comics from 6-8pm. They are debuting an all new exclusive variant cover, they’ll have the new issue of ZombieBomb!
And last but not least, both appear at Comically Speaking on Saturday October 30th from noon till 4:00 sketching and signing!
|HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
Wed, October 27th
Rich Woodall @ Double Midnight Comics
Adam Miller @ Larry’s Comics
Adam will appear as a special guest artist for a zombie-themed night of Drink and Draw! Come doodle, get trashed and pick up some signed copies of “ZombieBomb!” for the loved ones you’ve abandoned in your evening of comics recklessness!
66 Lakeview Ave. Lowell, MA 01850
Sat, October 30th
Adam and Rich @ Comically Speaking
Steve Niles and ZombieBomb! sign on October 23rd in Salem, MA.
Some late-breaking news for New England horror fans and all those visiting the “Halloween Capital of the World,” Salem, Massachusetts this upcoming weekend.
Come out to Harrisons Comics this Saturday, October 23 from noon to 2pm to see Steve Niles, legendary comic scribe of “30 Days of Night,” and “Batman: Gotham After Midnight” signing alongside Adam Miller and Rich Woodall, co-creators of TP’s ZombieBomb! anthology series.
Fans can also pick up copies of the latest ZombieBomb! release, “Highly Contagious.”
Harrisons Comics is located at 252 Essex Street in downtown Salem. Hope to see you at this truly one-of-a-kind signing event!
Fresh off a killer weekend at NYCC, the Terminal Press “ZombieBomb!” crew drags itself eastward for Rock and Shock 2010! The horror convention and music festival, now in its seventh year, runs from Friday, Oct. 15th to Sunday the 17th at the DCU Convention Center and The Palladium in Worcester, MA.
Setting up shop at the Convention Center, the TP booth will feature the New England debut of the newest book in the “ZombieBomb!” series, Highly Contagious. Fans will also be able to get their hands on original art, prints, and ZB! t-shirts signed by attending creators Adam Miller, Rich Woodall, Jerry & Josh Morrissette, Andrew Houle and Ryan Favazza.
With legendary zombie filmmaker George A. Romero as a featured guest of this year’s convention, and acts like Rob Zombie playing all weekend, Rock and Shock is one of the absolute best places to get your undead fix this Halloween season.
Visit www.rockandshock.com/index.htm for tickets, guest lists and more information about this year’s show!
Terminal Press returns to its home turf next weekend as New York Comic Con rolls into the Javits Convention Center from Friday to Sunday, Oct. 8th-10th. Holding court with Long Island design studio Elite Gudz, Terminal Press will be throwing down and taking names at Booth #2883 in NYCC’s “Cultyard” pavilion.
Debuting at NYCC is the highly anticipated third volume of TP’s hit anthology series “ZombieBomb!” The new book, “Highly Contagious,” features alternative covers by series creators Adam Miller and Rich Woodall, with work from top talent in comics and the fine art world. Snag an exclusive first-edition copy of the comic Ain’t It Cool News says fans should “devour!”
Also scheduled to appear over the weekend is Exodus frontman Rob Dukes, contributor to “ZombieBomb!” as well as scribe on his own title I AM BECOME GOD and a featured character in the Terminal Press/Nuclear Blast crossover, “Exodus: Death Begets Death“. Dukes will headline an enormous roster of TP writers and artists signing for fans throughout the show, including Adam Miller, Jerry & Josh Morrissette, Keith McCleary, Frank Reynoso, Andrew Houle, Brad Edwards, Chris Uminga, Lawrence Basso, Narek Gevorgian, Brian Ferrara, and Rolo Ledesma.
Elite Gudz will also be holding several events during the con, featuring the signature talents of artists Phetus, Mr. Den and many others.
Steve Niles concludes his Mystery Society tour at Harrison’s on October 30th!
**Update** This signing takes place on October 23rd. Now with Adam Miller & Rich Woodall!
252 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
First-ever Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo will be held at Art Institute of Boston on September 25, 2010
The Boston area’s independent and alternative comics scene has grown by leaps and bounds during the past few years, and it takes another step with MICE, the first-ever Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo. Presented by the Boston Comics Roundtable and the Art Institute of Boston (who also teamed up for the 2008 Boston â€˜Zine Fair), MICE will be held at AIB’s 700 Beacon Street campus on Saturday, September 25th, from 10 am – 6 pm.
With over 50 comics artists and writers offering their work, as well as comics-themed panels and workshops, MICE will be a treat for local comics readers or anyone interested in the unusual, the creative, the entertaining and the outrageous. While most of the exhibitors will be from the Boston area, comics creators from all over New England and New York will be represented, including a contingent from the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont.
Visitors to MICE will find comics of all subjects and for all ages: serious graphic novels, exquisite hand-made artists’ books and photo-copied mini-comics and â€˜zines, as well as traditionally-formatted comic books of all genres from outside the mainstream publishing world.
“The subject matter and art styles of these comics are as varied as the packaging,” says Dan Mazur, a member of the Boston Comics Roundtable and one of the show’s organizers. “The only limit to what indy cartoonists can create is their own imagination.”
Susan LeVan, Illustration Department Chair at the Art Institute of Boston, says that hosting an indy comics show complements the school’s comics-friendly curriculum. “MICE is the perfect event for AIB ,” says LeVan. “Many of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff are involved in the production or study of independent comics, graphic novels, webcomics, â€˜zines, artists’ books, and related genres – all of which are part of the AIB curriculum. A number will participate as exhibitors, and the whole AIB community is eager to see what’s new on the Boston scene.”
MICE will also feature the debut of the latest anthology from the Boston Comics Roundtable: “Inbound 5: Comics About Food.” Featuring over 40 stories by Boston and New England cartoonists centered around the wide-ranging theme of “food,” this is the follow-up to 2009′s successful “Inbound #4: A Comic Book History of Boston,” which will also be available at the show.
MICE will also interactive workshops to learn techniques from comics artists, and panel discussions on the world of independent comics.
Besides the new “Inbound 5: Comics About Food,” several notable local comics creators will be presenting new books at MICE:
KARL STEVENS, (whose weekly strip “Whatever” ran for three years in the Boston Phoenix), will debut his autobiographical graphic novel, “The Lodger.”
Dorchester cartoonist PATT KELLEY (whose work graced the Weekly Dig’s cover earlier this year) will unveil the 2nd issue of his comic, “Parasitic Twins,” about the lives of circus freaks and the many hilarious tragedies that befall them, as well as a short-story collection, “All of Them Witches.”
LIZ PRINCE (whose “Will You Still Love Me if I Wet the Bed?” went from locally printed mini-comics to being published by indy heavyweight Top Shelf Productions), will be presenting the 2nd issue of her ongoing series, “I Swallowed the Key to My Heart.”
Brooklyn-based artist/writer PAT BARRETT will unveil issue #3 of his anthology comic, “Oak & Linden,” featuring the on-going story, “Petrified Girlfriend.”
Other Boston-area comics artist exhibiting at MICE will include:
Maris Wicks (“Romantic,” “Project Superior”)
Joe Quinones (“Wednesday Comics,” “Teen Titans Go!”)
Jesse Lonergan (“Joe and Azat,” “Flower & Fade”)
Cathy Leamy (“Geraniums and Bacon,” “Greenblooded”)
Dirk Tiede (“Paradigm Shift”)
Tim Fish (“Cavalcade of Boys,” “Trust/Truth”)
Zack Giallongo (“The Tenth Life of Pishio the Cat”)
Shelli Paroline (“Muppet Snow White,” “Harvest is When I Need You Most”)
Craig Bostick (“Go-Go Girl,” “Boy Trouble”)
Adam Miller (“ZombieBomb!”)
About the Boston Comics Roundtable
Formed in 2006, the Boston Comics Roundtable brings local cartoonists and writers together to collaborate, workshop and socialize. Among BCR’s publications are “Inbound,” an anthology of Boston-area independent comics, “Outbound,” a science-fiction comics anthology, and the up-coming collection of New England-based horror comics, “Hellbound.” If you’re in the Boston metro area, join us for our next meeting. Visit www.bostoncomicsroundtable.com for more information.
The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University is a college of visual arts, located in the student-friendly Kenmore/Fenway area of Boston. We offer the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, the two-year Advanced Professional Certificate, the low residency Master of Fine Arts degree, as well as continuing and professional education, intensive workshops, and pre-college courses.
Rich Woodall signs on Wednesday October 27th at 6pm. We have a double dose of Zombie action as we welcome creators from the soon to be released “Live Free or Undead” short story anthologyand of the Zombiebomb Comic Anthology! We have a fun night of zombie fun planned for the 27th!
Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple Street, Manchester, NH 03103