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Congratulations! The First BCR Eisner Winners Shelli and Braden!

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BCR’s Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb won Eisner Awards for their works on Adventure Time. Congratulations!

 

Registration Details for MICE 2013 now up

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The registration details for the MICE 2013 comics show are now up. Registration itself doesn’t open until April 14th, but you can read all about it here: http://www.micexpo.org.
Remember that MICE 2013 is a two-day show this time around. We’re really looking forward to it.

MICE 2012 is this weekend!

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In case you’ve been living under some rock that doesn’t broadcast news about the underground comics scene (I know, what are the odds, right?), MICE 2012 is this weekend, September 29th. What is MICE, you ask? Why it’s the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, a huge event celebrating comics and the people that make them. MICE [...]

2012 Comics Show Uber-Calendar

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We’d like to give a big thanks to BCR member Franklin Einspruch for putting this incredibly useful calendar. It compiles nearly all the notable comic book shows for 2012. Most are in the U.S., but a few international shows also get a mention.
Read the original post on (the shockingly-still-available-URL) comiccons.org, a site that Franklin set [...]

BCR Presents: Projector Night!

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Join us tonight for our weekly BCR meeting at 7:30pm in the Nelson Mandela Room of the Democracy Center (map) in Harvard Square. Tonight,  BCR Presents: Projector Night! It will be an early festival of lights as pixels dance across a movie screen in accordance with new work by Hyun Supul and other BCR members.
If you can’t [...]

On Holiday Fairs and Online Accolades

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"Ice" by Shelli Paroline
 
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to a holiday season filled with peace, love, and comics! 
Join us an hour early tonight for Writer’s Night at 6:30pm at the Democracy Center (map) in Harvard Square. If you’d like to review the scripts beforehand, you can download them here. 
And at [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

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No BCR meeting tonight due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  See you next week at 6:30pm for Writer’s Night and 7:30pm for the weekly meeting.
Giving thanks for cartoonists and the comics they make today.  Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

We rock the holiday fair circuit this December

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The Boston Comics Roundtable will be as busy as elves this December, racing from one holiday fair to another in order to deliver you the best gifts of the season. Miss us one weekend, catch us the next weekend. Sometimes we’re even at two different shows on the same day! Yes, we’re that good, and [...]

Meeting Tonight & Happy Birthday, Jay!

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"Left-Overs of the Living Dead," edited by Jay Kennedy — Happy Birthday, Jay!!!
Join us tonight at 7:30pm at the Democracy Center (map) in Harvard Square for our weekly meeting in the Nelson Mandela Room.
It’s also BCR member Jay Kennedy’s birthday! Happy Birthday, Jay!!! Come help him celebrate properly after the meeting!

Writer’s Night and BCR Presents: Projector Night!

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"Chiyo Dances with Storm Troopers" by Hyun SupulHow would the first page of the best graphic novel of all time read? Join us an hour early tonight for Writer’s Night at 6:30pm at the Democracy Center (map) in Harvard Square to find out! If you’d like to review the scripts beforehand, you can [...]

Reception and Meeting tonight

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Join us tonight either from 6pm-8pm at the Comics Art New England art show reception at the New England Institute of Art or at 7:30pm at the Democracy Center (map) in Harvard Square for our weekly meeting in the Nelson Mandela Room.
Please note Writer’s Night has been postponed to next week, Thursday, November [...]

Hellbound II in Cambridge Chronicle and Party TONIGHT!

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See you tonight in costume at 7:00pm at Tommy Doyle’s (96 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA) in Harvard Sq. for the Hellbound II Launch Party!
To whet your appetite, Hellbound II is featured in an article in this week’s edition of the Cambridge Chronicle. It includes nice quotes from Hellbound II editor Roho and contributors E.J. Barnes, [...]

BCR 5th Anniversary Party tonight, Hellbound II tomorrow night!

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Join us tonight at 7:30pm at the Democracy Center (map) in Harvard Square for our weekly meeting in the Nelson Mandela Room. We’ll be celebrating 5 years of the Boston Comics Roundtable! Come have cake and see what cartoonists are like when they’re happy! Happy 5th Birthday, BCR!!!
The party will then move [...]

BCR Turns Five Today!

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Today is the fifth anniversary of the founding of Boston Comics Roundtable! Happy Birthday, BCR!
Founder Dave Kender writes:
Today the Boston Comics Roundtable celebrates its FIFTH ANNIVERSARY! Nine anthologies, 198 members, a yearly convention, a third (and largest) meeting space, and a fleet of comics created by individual members. I could not be more pleased with how [...]

Jesse Lonergan listed in The Best American Comics 2011!!!

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Joe and Azat by Jesse Lonergan
Hellbound 2 Launch Party Poster by Jesse Lonergan, editor
BCR member and Hellbound 2 editor Jesse Lonergan has been listed among this year’s Notables in The Best American Comics 2011 for his graphic novel, Joe and Azat. Congratulations, Jesse!!!

BCR Presents: Fight Choreography for Comics and Animation!

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Hyun's "Kenshin and Kaoru"
Join us tonight at 7:30pm at the Democracy Center (map) in Harvard Square for our weekly meeting in the Nelson Mandela Room.
Tonight, we’re excited to start an instructional series of brief talks on making comics!  BCR Founder Dave Kender writes:
The BCR’s own Hyun Supul will kick off our presentation series with a [...]

Meeting tonight

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Join us tonight at 7:30pm at the Democracy Center (map) in Harvard Square for our weekly meeting in the Nelson Mandela Room.
Exciting to see so many new members! Welcome to BCR, and please keep coming!

Dan Gessel’s Patrons series!

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Tonight, BCR member Dan Gessel will be showing around his evocative Patrons series, an ongoing collection of remarkably sensitive comics portraits of coffeehouse patrons (see upper right). Also shown here is one of his emotion-based character grids, this one depicting “Anxiety and Sadness.”  He drew it as part of a series of character development exercises for his current comics project, [...]

MICE Attendance Nears 1,000!

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Breaking even our hopeful expectations, the day’s attendance for M.I.C.E. totaled a whopping 924 attendees. Add in the over 80 exhibitors and that’s over a thousand people that turned out to celebrate what an amazingly awesome town Boston is for comics!
Big ups to Dan Mazur, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Rebecca Viola, Cherry Ogata, Jaime Garmendia, [...]

Hellbound 2 Preview and Congratulations, Minimum Paige Contest winners!

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Boston Comics Roundtable members ROHO and Jesse Lonergan will be showing around a proof preview of their Hellbound 2 books with a handmade box, screenprinted under the guidance of Joel Gill, all of whom will be exhibitors today at MICE 2011.  Get an exclusive sneak peak of the book and a flyer about the Hellbound Halloween Party on 10/28/11 [...]

Celebrate Minimum Page comics anthology tonight!

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Tonight the Harvard Book Store will celebrate the release of its first-ever comics anthology, Minimum Paige. We’re also pretty sure this is the first comics anthology printed by an in-store robot, a print-on-demand machine named “Paige M. Gutenborg.” Yes, the future has well and truly arrived.
The event is open to all. If you’re a Boston [...]

BCR Signing at Harrison’s Comics

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The writers and artists of the Boston Comics Roundtable will be signing books at Harrison’s Comics in Salem, MA on Saturday, October 1st from 12pm-4pm. Get your copies of Inbound, Outbound, and Hellbound signed by the authors and illustrators themselves. Our artists will also be doing free caricatures and monster sketches, so please come on by.
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Meeting Tonight & Hellbound Papermaking!

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BCR members Lindsay Moore and Gabe Robinson posing with pulp
Join us tonight at 7:30pm at the Democracy Center (map) in Harvard Square for our weekly meeting in the Nelson Mandela Room.
In other news, BCR members have been making paper at the Boston Paper Collective for the upcoming art edition of Hellbound II, published by Roho [...]

Weekly Meeting Tomorrow, SPX, Best Wishes to Schulz Library

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Join us tomorrow night at 7:30pm at the Democracy Center (map) in Harvard Square for our weekly meeting in the Nelson Mandela Room.
In other news, several BCR members will be at SPX in Bethesda, MD this weekend.  Good luck, guys!
Our hearts also go out to the folks at the Center for Cartoon Studies Schulz Graphic Novel Library in White River Junction, VT.  [...]

Writer’s Night: Best First Page Ever!, MICE Postering, & Boston Pulp!

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Join us an hour early tonight at 6:30pm at the Democracy Center (map) in Harvard Square for a special edition of Writer’s Night: Best First Page Ever!  This month’s challenge is to write an original script for the first page of the best graphic novel/comic of all time.  More information here and scripts here!
 At 7:30pm, we’ll have the usual meeting in [...]

Film Night @ BCR

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Bring some popcorn and join us for our weekly meeting tomorrow night when we will be showing films/animaton made by BCR members! Thrill to the cinematic works of

Susan Chasen and Dan Mazur
Alex Cormack
Aya Rothwell
Hyun Supul, and
Andy Wong!!!

All this and the usual comics-related mayhem tomorrow night, Thursday, 7:30pm at the Democracy Center (map) in Harvard [...]

Joey Peters launches
World’s Greatest Lumberjack!

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Join us for our weekly meeting tonight. Same bat time, same bat place–7:30pm at the Democracy Center (map) in Harvard Square.
In other news, our own Joey Peters has launched a new webcomic this week: World’s Greatest Lumberjack! Way to go, Joey! Visit today to get in on the ground floor [...]

Tweet if you love @massMICE!

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MICE is starting to tweet! Follow us on Twitter @massMICE and with the hashtags #MICEexpo for the MICE conference and #MICEexhibitor for MICE Exhibitors. See you in the Twittersphere!

Presenting… MICE Exhibitors!

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Do you suffer from not knowing who will be tabling at this year’s MICE? Sleepless nights waiting for the list of MICE Exhibitors to be posted? Well, quit with the coffee and get some shut-eye because the MICE Exhibitors list is up!
Yes, the anticipation you’ve all been anticipating has finally dissipated for the [...]

Call for Submissions: Comic Art New England

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Calling all cartoonists! The Boston Comics Roundtable and The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University are pleased to announce a call for submissions for its first ever MICE Comic Art Show, Comic Art New England, in conjunction with MICE 2011. Email submission deadline is August 24, 2011. Details here.

We’re going underground tonight, August 11th

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Join us for a subterranean meeting tonight. Same time, same place–7:30pm at the Democracy Center (map) in Harvard Square–except in the basement for a change.
Tonight, SEE Jerel Dye show original poster art for our upcoming MICE event! FEEL handmade paper that ROHO & other BCR members made only days ago at [...]

Meeting location change for tonight, March 24th

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Tonight we will have a change of venue, moving from our cosy spot in the Democracy Center to just a few blocks up the street at John Harvard’s Brew House (map). We’ll be back to our normal place and time next week.

Meeting tonight, February 3rd, cancelled

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Sorry, folks, but our normal meeting space at the Democracy center in Harvard Square is booked. If you’re on our Google Group, you can find out if an impromptu meeting is happening anywhere else in the area. Otherwise, we’ll see you next week at our normal time and place.

Hellbound 2: Now accepting submissions

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From the team that brought you Hellbound, the Boston comics horror anthology, it’s … Hellbound 2!
Submissions are now open for the next issue of Hellbound, scheduled for release this coming Halloween. Completed stories are due by July 1, 2011.
Please see the Hellbound blog’s call for submissions for full details and contact information for the editorial [...]

Boston’s Future in The Phoenix!

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Take a trip into the futurrrrrre! The January 20th issue of The Boston Phoenix looks into the Hub of years to come – what could happen, what will happen, and what writers of the past thought would happen.
And Boston Comics Roundtable also peeks in that crystal ball with a collaborative comic! Check out The Future, [...]

Come out and meet us THREE TIMES this December!

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This December, you’ll have a lot of chances to meet the Boston Comics Roundtable as we make the rounds at a myriad of holiday fairs. We’ll be selling our latest books, including Inbound 5 and Hellbound, plus dozens of new minis from individual members. Like last year, we’ll be whipping up some special holiday treats. [...]

Inbound #5: Now accepting submissions

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Calling all New England comics creators – Boston Comics Roundtable is now working on the fifth issue of our comics anthology Inbound! And we’re accepting submissions!
Deadline: July 1, 2010
The theme for Inbound #5 is FOOD. We’re looking for stories that use food as a dramatic or comedic narrative theme, the basis for great stories. Of [...]

Sci-fi anthology Outbound #2 now on sale!

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It’s here! The second issue of the sci-fi anthology Outbound is now on sale! Enjoy a whopping 120 pages of serialized story fun including the next chapter of tales from issue #1, brand new stories debuting this issue, and an eyecatching cover from Uruguayan artist Marcello Buchelli.
Get your copy from the Outbound online store (Paypal-enabled) [...]

Indie Spinner Rack honors Inbound #4

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Indie Spinner Rack has named Inbound #4 one of their top anthologies of the year. You can hear all about it at the end of episode #175 , the latter half of its two-parter 2010 “Izzer Awards” (listen for it at the 41:25 mark). We expect our tiny statuette in the shape of Rudolph [...]

BCR news and reviews

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Franklin Einspruch is interviewed by Public Radio Kitchen about his food-related comics
Dirk Tiede talks to Robot 6 about finishing up the third volume of his supernatural webcomic Paradigm Shift
Sci-fi blog i09 gives a shout-out for the upcoming second issue of BCR anthology Outbound
The Comics Journal‘s Minis Monday column reviews minicomics by Alexander Danner and Cathy [...]

Outbound #2 Sci-Fi Anthology, available for pre-order now!

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The Boston Comics Roundtable, in partnership with River Bird Studios, is pleased to announce the release of the second issue of Outbound, a Science Fiction anthology. Outbound is a spin-off of sister publication Inbound, the anthology of comics from Boston. Outbound contains comics and short stories from a mix of Boston-based creators and artists all [...]

MoCCA! Boston Comic Con! Outbound!

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It’s a weekend of East Coast conventions!
This Saturday and Sunday, look for Boston Comics Roundtable at NYC’s indy comics celebration MoCCA Art Fest and Boston’s own fast-growing comic show Boston Comic Con!
Stop by our tables and you’ll find copies of our anthology Inbound, minicomics and graphic novels by our members, and sneak-previewing this weekend, the [...]

3/25 meeting canceled. Instead, come have fun with the Punch Buggy Tour

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We’re canceling this week’s meetings (Thursday, March 25th).
In its place, we heartily endorsing an event scheduled for the same night at Hub Comics in Union Square, Somerville.
Comics artists Ken Dahl, Liz Baillie, M.K. Reed and special guest Sally Bloodbath will read from their works, play a little music, and sign their books.
When: Thursday, March 25th, [...]

BCR on WGBH Radio!

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[ February 22, 2010; 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] The Boston Comics Roundtable is taking to the airwaves again!

Catch members of the Roundtable on WGBH’s The Callie Crossley Show at 1pm on Monday, February 22. Check out the show live at 1pm streaming on the WGBH website, or download it later on the show’s website:

http://www.wgbh.org/897/programDetail.cfm?programid=855 (Scroll down to show date 2/22/10).

Studio class: Art of the Comic Book

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If you’re looking to learn how to make comics, Roundtable member and comics writer/illustrator Dave Marshall has a hands-on class for you: The Art of the Comic Book, an 8-week course offered through Mass. College of Art and Design’s Continuing Education program (class starts March 16 – register now!).

Art of the Comic Book is a [...]

Call for submissions: Hellbound

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Cringe in terror of Hellbound, a new Boston Comics Roundtable horror anthology!
The Hellbound team is seeking New England comics creators to create single-page horror stories based on true or legendary New England murders, urban legends, and creepy tales. The anthology will span 24 total stories/pages.
15-25 special screenprinted handbound editions of the anthology with a glow-in-the-dark [...]

News, reviews, and more!

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News, reviews, and other mentions of projects by BCR members!
The Comics Journal new site offers a review the anthology Dark Corners, including “Imaginary Friend” by Caitlin Plovnick.
Poopsheet Foundation has reviewed Outbound #1 and The First Transmission of the Minimalist Comics Collective.
Alexander Danner and Edward J. Grug III’s Gingerbread Houses is recommended by Brigid Alverson as [...]

BCR news and reviews!

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Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog has a great writeup on Jesse Lonergan‘s new graphic novel Joe and Azat, based on his time in Turkmenistan with the Peace Corps.
The Boston Globe highlights Gareth Hinds and discusses the process behind his graphic novel adaptations of the classics, including his recent version of King Lear and upcoming version [...]

The Roundtable in the news!

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The Somerville News Blog has a fantastic writeup about our Wild Ink fundraiser event from this summer! Thanks to everyone who attended the party at P.A.’s Lounge in Somerville and who egged on the artists in the “Fastest Artist” competition.
And the Boston Phoenix recently published a list of recommended graphic novels, which included a shout-out [...]

Comics on the Radio

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Your radio just got very, very cool. This week, the Boston Comics Roundtable was invited into the studios of WBUR to talk about the upcoming publication of Inbound 4. The interview, led by Radio Boston host Jane Clayson, wraps up a special episode with a “Literary Boston” theme.
But there’s more…. the producers of WBUR helped [...]