Pioneer Valley Zine Fest

posted April 10th, 2015 by Colin Tedford · 2 Comments

Tomorrow I’ll be at the Pioneer Valley Zine Fest in Easthampton, MA (details), workin’ the Trees & Hills table from 10 AM to 3 PM. After that I’ll be giving a talk/workshop about collective zine projects, based of course on my experience with TnH. Later, Flywheel will host some featured speakers/performers including TnH stalwart Anne Thalheimer.

PVZF is happening in conjunction with the Easthampton Book Fair, so if you like readin’ you best come on down!

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MASSive Comicon exhibitor registration is open

posted February 10th, 2015 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

The first MASSive Comicon happens June 27 & 28, 2015 in Worcester, MA. Exhibitor registration is open. It’s put on by Double Midnight Comics, who also organize Granite State Comicon.

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Broke Arts Fair applications are open

posted February 9th, 2015 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Broke Arts Fair applications are open. This year’s fair is June 13 in Peterborough, NH. Broke is an affordable arts fair where all items cost $50 or less; Trees and Hills has tabled at it many times.

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SPX 2015 applications are open

posted February 4th, 2015 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

The SPX 2015 Exhibitor Table Lottery is now open. It will be available for the first two weeks of February and only takes a few minutes. There is no benefit to applying early or late. SPX happens September 19-20 in Bethesda, MD.

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Pioneer Valley Zine Fest applications are open

posted February 3rd, 2015 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Pioneer Valley Zine Fest happens April 11 10am-4pm at Flywheel Arts Collective in Easthampton, MA. We’ve applied — have you?

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A kind review of Time’s design

posted February 2nd, 2015 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

A kind review of Time‘s design!

Some more info: The clock is indeed glued-on cardstock. We chose cardstock for sturdiness, but in retrospect I’d recommend heavy-ish paper instead because I think it’ll flex better against the cardstock cover.

We go for that sort of bold, simple cover design in part so it can work when seen from across the room or as a tiny thumbnail on a screen.

The cover was drawn by Anne Thalheimer based on a design by me (which, as with all our anthology covers now, was based on a prior anthology cover designed by Anne, Dan, Marek Bennett, and me). The table of contents and back cover were designed and created by Matt Young. And keen-eyed viewers will note our eminent reviewer’s name among the contributors ;)

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Scott McCloud Comes Nigh

posted February 2nd, 2015 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Scott McCloud is coming near us this week to promote his new book The Sculptor:

Wednesday, February 4 in Portland, ME: 12-1 pm Q&A at Portland Public Library and 5-7 pm signing at Casablanca Comics.

Thursday, February 4 in Cambridge, MA: 2-5 pm conversation and Q&A at the Brattle Theater.

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Portland Comic Expo 10/26

posted October 14th, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Portland Comic Expo will be a one day show, with writers, artists, comic dealers, programming and cosplay. Meet Marvel Comics artist Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight), Image Comics artist Jordie Bellaire, and many more. There will be an artist alley with many small publishers as well. It is the Sunday before Halloween so we expect LOTS of great costumes. ADMISSION ONLY $5.00! Presented by Casablanca Comics.

October 26, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Portland Expo, 239 Park Ave, Portland, ME

Portland Comic Expo poster

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Trick or Treat Comics #3 Now Available

posted October 9th, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Another October means another set of Trick or Treat Comics! Eight miniature comics perfect for giving to trick-or-treaters, Halloween party-goers, goblins, etc, Trick or Treat Comics #3 features trick-or-treating pumpkins, monster hybrids, bone-playing instructions, were-comics, trick-or-treating dinosaurs, and more!

Trick ot Treat Comics #3

Eight 2.75″ x 4.25″ 8-page comics by:

  • Anne Thalheimer
  • Colin Tedford
  • Elizabeth Neronski
  • Madsahara
  • Megan Coleman & Michael Logerfo
  • Marek Bennett
  • Sarah Margaret Frye

Planning to hand them out for Halloween? You can get all three sets of Trick or Treat Comics for the price of two.

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12 Hour Comics This Saturday 10/11 in Keene

posted October 7th, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

October 11, 12:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Keene Public Library, Trustees Room, 60 Winter Street, Keene, NH

12 Hour Comics poster

Make a twelve-page comic in twelve hours!

We’ll begin [...] at noon with a brief COMICS WORKSHOP crash-course in comics creation and self-publishing from N.H. cartoonist Marek Bennett. Then we’ll dive in and draw for the next half-day, pausing for a pizza party dinner and a reading of our work as midnight approaches. Whether you bring an existing art project or start a completely new one, the time limit and group dynamics will help you find, nurture, and grow that sweet spot of inspiration, improvisation, and concentration.

All ages welcome! No experience needed! Work hard! Have fun! Meet artists!

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