Trick or Treat Comics Workshop Report

posted September 7th, 2014 by Colin Tedford · 1 Comment

Yesterday’s Trick or Treat Comics-making event in Keene produced two finished and two partly-finished comics. Not bad! :) The weather turned gloomy as we worked (and ate skull & bone-shaped candy), so we turned on an electric jack-o’-lantern.

Three couples attended, each with one person making a comic:

People making Trick or Treat Comics

These two finished so quickly:

This could be you!

This could be you!

You still have until this Saturday (September 13) to make a comic for Trick or Treat Comics #3 — and they’re small, so you can do it even if you haven’t started yet! Find out how in the call for submissions.

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“Comics, Medicine, and Memory” 9/13 at TEDxBattenkill

posted September 2nd, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Aliceheimer’s author Dana Walrath gives one of the day’s seven talks at TEDxBattenkill 9/13 in Manchester Center, VT.

If Alzheimer’s disease brought humor and clarity into our lives, does this mean that our lives were utterly crazy beforehand? Perhaps it was a bit of insanity that led me to move Alice, into our home just as our nest was about to empty, just as she was losing her marbles. But with a community of help that included pirates, good neighbors, a cast of characters from space-time travel, and my dead father hovering in the branches of the maple trees that surround our Vermont farmhouse, Aliceheimer’s let us write our own story daily—a story that, in turn, helps rewrite the dominant medical narrative of aging.

Dana Walrath

Tickets are $75 and include a welcome reception, seven live talks, a Vermont cheese station, wine and beer reception, a local chef locavore potluck lunch, TED videos and an after party with the speakers at TED Restaurant.

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Trick or Treat Comics Story Seeds

posted August 31st, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Want to submit a story to Trick or Treat Comics #3 but having trouble coming up with one? Maybe this list of spooky stuff will spark some ideas:

  • Bat
  • Bone
  • Cemetery
  • Cobweb
  • Coffin
  • Curse
  • Crypt
  • Demon
  • Fog
  • Forest (spooky)
  • Full Moon
  • Ghost
  • Goblin
  • Grave(stone)
  • Grim Reaper
  • Haunted House
  • Jack O’Lantern
  • Monster
  • Mummy
  • Ruins
  • Skeleton
  • Skull
  • Sorceror (evil)
  • Spider
  • Swamp
  • Vampire
  • Werewolf
  • Witch (evil)
  • Zombie

Feel free to share more ideas in comments!

You can also get more support at our Trick or Treat Comics-making event this Saturday, September 6 in Keene, NH.

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Granite State Comicon is September 13 & 14

posted August 27th, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Granite State Comicon presents two days of comics artists, dealers, gaming, costumes, events, and media personalities this September 13 & 14 in Manchester, NH. Artists appearing there who we know live in the T&H area (though no doubt there are plenty more): Blair Shedd, Jesse DuRona, Liz Plourde & Randy Michaels, Randall Drew, and Rich Brunelle & Josh Belanger.

Granite State Comicon logo

Admission: $20 for one day or $30 online / $35 at door for both. Children ages 7-12 get in for $10 for one day or $15 for both (only available at door). Children 6 & under get in free. There are also some VIP packages that include extra bonuses.

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Visit us at Southern VT Garlic and Herb Festival this weekend

posted August 25th, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Visit the Trees & Hills booth this weekend at the 19th annual Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival! Colin Tedford & Madsahara will have garlic-themed comics and art for your enjoyment as well as the usual selection of comics from around the region and assorted art-bearing merchandise.

August 30 & 31, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Camelot Village, 1545 Route 9, Bennington, VT

Admission is $5 per day or $8 for a two-day pass. Children 12 & under get in for $1.00.

A happy anthropomorphic garlic bulb flying with a cloth napkin as a cape

“Super Friendly Garlic” by Colin Tedford

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Trick or Treat Comics-making Event New Date is 9/6

posted August 18th, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

The new date for our Trick or Treat Comics-making event in Keene, NH is September 6. A brief how-to, a little story idea brainstorming, then we draw! Colony Mill Marketplace (ex-)food court, 222 West Street, Keene, NH, Saturday, September 6 12:30-5:30 pm. Full details: http://treesandhills.org/events/trick-or-treat-comics-making/

Trick or Treat Comics submission details: http://treesandhills.org/2014/05/trick-or-treat-comics-3-call-for-submissions-boo/

If you plan to attend please comment, email (organize@treesandhills.org), or RSVP on Facebook so we can have a sense of how many people to expect.

Candy Corn! by Madsahara from Trick or Treat Comics #2

“Candy Corn!” by Madsahara from Trick or Treat Comics #2

Updates

September 3: Linked to Facebook event, separated out updates.

3:04: Request to RSVP.

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Newsletter changes

posted August 17th, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

We haven’t sent an email newsletter in quite a while, mainly because Mailchimp by default requires more work from me than sending them the old way. I’ve finally set it up to generate emails from our site feed, so now it should take less work than the old way, and those of you who’ve subscribed can actually get some updates.

I’ve also simplified our newsletter categories. Previously we let people subscribe to updates about events, creator opportunities, and publications; we’ve now simplified it to “Everything” and “Publications only” to reflect actual usage.

In the (hopefully near) future I’ll add a newsletter signup form to the site. Until then, if you want to subscribe just email us at organize@treesandhills.org and let us know if you want “Everything” or the “Publications only” version.

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Make your Trick or Trick Comic with us soon in Keene, NH [Edit: rescheduled]

posted July 31st, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

A brief how-to, a little story idea brainstorming, then we draw! Colony Mill Marketplace (ex-)food court, 222 West Street, Keene, NH, Aug. 9 Saturday, September 6 12:30-5:30 pm. Full details: http://treesandhills.org/events/trick-or-treat-comics-making/

Trick or Treat Comics submission details: http://treesandhills.org/2014/05/trick-or-treat-comics-3-call-for-submissions-boo/

If you plan to attend please comment, email (organize@treesandhills.org), or RSVP on Facebook so we can have a sense of how many people to expect.

Updates

September 3: Added request to RSVP, reformatted updates.

August 17: Rescheduled to 9/6, moved deadline to 9/13.

August 8:: Sorry, we have to reschedule; will post the new date Monday but it’ll be either next weekend or the one after. If you have a day preference, leave a comment or email organize@treesandhills.org.

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Jewish Women Cartoonists Lecture Series and Workshops at UMass Amherst

posted June 12th, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Four outstanding Jewish women graphic novelists are coming to the University of Massachusetts to present talks on their work and to offer four days of workshops on writing and drawing comics and graphic novels. These events are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

The talks (all at 7 PM):

June 15th: Professor N. C. Christopher Couch talks on The Jewish Tradition in American Comic Art, Yiddish Book Center, on the campus of Hampshire College.

June 16th: Leela Corman discusses her work, including her feminist graphic novel about the Yiddish world of the Lower East Side in the 1910s, Unterzakhn, at the UMass Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies.

June 17th: Sarah Glidden discusses How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, her widely-praised graphic novel on her Birthright trip to Israel and her work as a comics journalist in Syria, Iraq, et al., Modern Myths, 34 Bridge St # 4, in Northampton, across from the Post Office.

June 18th: Panel Discussion, Jewish Women and the Graphic Novel, artists and scholars discussion moderated by Israeli cartoonist Keren Katz, Cape Cod Lounge, UMass.

June 19th: Liana Finck discusses her graphic novel A Bintel Brief, just reviewed in the New York Times and exhibited at the Yiddish Book Center and signs books at Amherst Books, 8 Main St, in downtown Amherst.

The four artists will offer four days of workshops on writing and drawing comics and graphic novels open to high school, college and graduate students and recent graduates. The workshops will be from 10 AM to 2 PM, June 16th to June 19th, and all will be held at the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Art supplies will be provided, and no previous experience in comics is required. Any student who is interested in this artistic medium is welcome, and students may attend any or all of the workshops. To register, email the chair of the organizing committee for the event at nccouch@gmail.com.

These events are sponsored by the Posen Foundation for the Study of Jewish Secularism; the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies; the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies; the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History; the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; and the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. For more information, email nccouch@gmail.com or call 347-206-8974.

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Holyoke Arts Bazaar has moved to City Hall

posted May 10th, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Holyoke Arts Bazaar has moved to City Hall (536 Dwight Street) due to the morning rain. Come see us there — it has stained glass windows and everything!

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