Announcements & Local Events for June 2018

We are NOT AFFILIATED with any of the following, but they all seem like cool local stuff for us to support.

—-

Boston Magazine is doing their annual Best of Boston Readers Poll & they FINALLY have an entry for Comic Shops! And we’re not on it. BUT, you could write us in! Or vote for your favorite! Thank you.

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/best-of-boston-readers-poll/

—-

Scout Magazine‘s Honored Nominations for their Cambridge edition is a Google form. They don’t have an entry for comic shops, but you could put us in under Bookstores!

https://goo.gl/forms/YFGducJ2W0117PGl2

—-

Being True LGBTQ Comics Anthology Kickstarter is LIVE!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/586200780/being-true-lgbtq-comics-anthology

Being True is a comics anthology celebrating LGBTQ life and identity! Our stories combine fiction and nonfiction and span all genres.

—-

Personal Comics Workshop
Thursday, June 7
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM EDT
The Brookline Public Library, 361 Washington Street, Brookline
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/personal-comics-workshop-tickets-46225475642

Receive an introduction to comics-making from concept to inking from author/illustrator Jonathan Todd. Jonathan will share with you:
• Exposure to zine-style autobiographical and personal comics i.e. drawing comics about personal experiences and thoughts, such as the work of Ms. Gabrielle Bell (https://www.patreon.com/posts/13518637)
• How to break down a scene from their story into panels using thumbnail sketches
• How to clearly letter a comics page
• How to pencil a page
• How to ink a page, including exposure to brush and ink and pen and ink
*For ages 10 – 18 *
*Generously provided through the Sperber Fund*

—-

Learn Something New: Understanding Comics
Monday, June 18
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
The Public Library of Brookline – Brookline Village, 361 Washington Street, Brookline
RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-something-new-understanding-comics-registration-45005946999

Comics are their own storytelling format and can tell all kinds of stories. Whether you pour over the Sunday comic strips, read stacks of Japanese manga, or settle in with the latest graphic novel memoir, there is a title for you. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Scott McCloud’s landmark text Understanding Comics, a guide to how comics work written in the format. Everyone from new comics readers to long-time enthusiasts are invited to join the library’s resident comics expert Robin Brenner to learn how to decode visual cues, read in between the panels, and understand how this hybrid medium engages our brains.
This event is part of the Learn Something New series. Generously sponsored by the Library Trustees.

KEITH KNIGHT POP-UP SHOP & SIGNING!!!

LAST MINUTE BREAKING NEWS!!!
KEITH KNIGHT POP-UP SHOP SIGNING AT THE MILLION YEAR PICNIC!!!
5-7pm on Wednesday, 9 May 2018!!!
http://www.kchronicles.com/

ALSO, on Thursday, 10 May 2018
A Conversation on Race (Panels/book signing)
7-9:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Linden School Auditorium
29 Wescott Street, Malden MA

As part of this year’s One City, One Book program, Malden Reads is hosting a Conversation on Race using the 2018 book selection, “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas, and incorporating insights from the Boston Globe Spotlight Series.

The panel discussion on race includes special guests Kerri Greenidge, Brendan Kiely, Keith Knight, and Neil Swidey.

https://maldenreads.wordpress.com/a-conversation-on-race/

Seating is limited, tickets are recommended:

https://maldenreads-race-conversation.eventbrite.com

[Note: MYP is not affiliated with the Malden event.]

SOMERVILLE PUBLIC LIBARARY COMIX CON

SOMERVILLE PUBLIC LIBARARY COMIX CON
Saturday, 5 May 2018
11am – 4pm
Central Library Conference Room
FREE

http://www.somervillepubliclibrary.org/ – Check the Program & Events Calendar!

The Somerville Public Library Comix Con is an all-ages celebration of fandom, combining the worlds of film and television, science fiction, fantasy, comic books, graphic novels, anime, books, cartoons, gaming, and collectibles!

Cosplay Presentation • Costume Contest • Visit from Imperial Troopers from the 501st Legion • Artists’ Alley with over 30 Local Artists • Board Games with Knight Moves • Superhero Scavenger Hunt • K-pop Trivia & Karaoke • Fandom Photo Ops • Prizes • Free Comic Books • Make-Your-own Magic Wands • Free Food While It Lasts • and more!

A detailed schedule will be provided in the near future.

This program is free, wheelchair accessible, and funded in part by the Friends of the Somerville Public Library.

[The MYP is not affiliated with this event. We are providing these details for our friends & neighbors.]

Boston Kids Comics Fest (BKCF)


Boston Kids Comics Fest
Read Comics. Create Stories. Make Friends.
Saturday, April 28th, 2018 | 10:00am – 5:00pm
Bethel Youth Center, 40 Walk Hill St
(parking @ 84 Wachusett St)
Jamaica Plain, MA

The Boston Kids Comics Fest is a daylong festival that invites children, parents/guardians, educators and librarians to discover and explore “kid friendly-comics”, graphic novels and hybrid books.

The 2018 festival will have a book fair, hands-on workshops for kids, & live talks about relevant topics in the comic world.

YOU’RE INVITED TO THE COMICS FEST

Comics Events Around Boston

NOTE: We are not affiliated with any of these events (except MICE… we help out with MICE)

Comix, Jews ’n Art? Dun’t Esk!!
WHEN: Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017, 5 p.m.
WHERE: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
GAZETTE CLASSIFICATION: Lecture
ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Center for Jewish Studies
SPEAKER: Art Spiegelman
COST: Tickets are free if you pick up from the Box Office/You may also *purchase tickets by phone, 617-496-2222 or online www.boxoffice.harvard.edu for a small fee.
TICKET WEB LINK: www.boxoffice.harvard.edu
TICKET INFO: *Limit 4 per person/FREE PICK-UP at the Harvard Box Office, Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St. starting on Tuesday, August 29 until September 12. Tickets will be also be available at the door at 3:00PM pending availability
CONTACT INFO: Center for Jewish Studies
cjs@fas.harvard.edu
617-495-4326

https://www.boxoffice.harvard.edu/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=spiegelman

The Mad Cartoonists of Cairo: The Dangerous World of Middle East Censorship and the Emergence of Arab Comix
Wednesday, September 13
4:00 pm
Radcliffe, Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge

Part of the 2017–2018 Fellows’ Presentation Series
Lecture by Jonathan Guyer RI ’18
Free and open to the public.
At the Radcliffe Institute, Jonathan Guyer is writing a book on the new wave of comic art that has electrified the Middle East and North Africa over the past decade. Through close examination of graphic narratives and conversations with artists, his project aims to address long-standing questions around the limits of free speech, the role of satire as a form of dissent, and the politics of art in authoritarian states.

Book Discussion, Q & A, Book Signing @The MIT COOP Author (and MIT Lecturer) Marjorie Liu presents MONSTRESS Volume 2
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
MIT COOP, Lower Level Conference Room 325 Main Street Cambridge MA 02142

Author (and MIT Lecturer) Marjorie Liu presents MONSTRESS Volume 2: THE BLOOD, the second installment in her Eisner-nominated comic series set in an alternate matriarchal 1900s Asia.

LadiesCon 2017
September 16, 2017
https://ladiesofcomicazi.com/ladiescon-2017/

MICE: Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo
October 21 & 22 2017
Saturday, 10/21, 10am-6pm
Sunday, 10/22, 11am-5pm
FREE Admission
Featuring special guests: Michael DeForge, Liz Prince, Kazu Kibuishi, Jason Shiga, & Isabel Greenberg
http://www.micexpo.org