Trees & Hills comics in Dover, NH next weekend

June 22nd, 2008 by Daniel Barlow · 1 Comment

TREES & HILLS COMICS EXTENDS 2008 SPRING THAW TOUR

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Fresh off a successful weekend at the MoCCA Arts Festival in New York City, the Trees & Hills comics group extended its Spring Thaw Tour to include a final convention date in New Hampshire.

Members of the social cartooning group will engage the audience at the Arts Alive Festival in Dover, N.H. in a massive participatory comics jam. Festival-goers of all ages will create their own original comics panels and add them to a series of interactive ongoing comic strips, organized by award-winning cartoonist and comics educator Marek Bennett and other members of the Trees and Hills group.

The arts festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 28th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information and directions, visit www.artsalivedover.org.

By mixing together the artwork of festival visitors and artist-exhibitors, the Comics Jam activity encourages participation, creative collaboration, and the open exchange of ideas, Bennett says.

“Comics are an art form that everybody can enjoy, no matter what your age or background, says Bennett, an experienced teacher who has lead comics workshop programs in New England since 2002. “We want people to think of themselves as contributors and creators in this exciting field of art.”

This will be the fourth public appearance this year by the Trees & Hills comics group, a three-year-old collective of cartoonists and comic creators from Vermont, New Hampshire and western Massachusetts.

Members of the group previously appeared at the GraniteCon Convention in Manchester, N.H. and the Broke Arts Fair in Peterborough, N.H. in May. It later debuted its new comics anthology, “Swingin’ Hits,” at the MoCCA Arts Fair earlier this month.

“Swingin’ Hits” features comics about music by more than a dozen regional creators, plus the $5 comic also comes with a soundtrack CD of music by local cartoonists. The comic can be purchased at the Arts Alive Festival or by visiting www.treesandhills.org/distro/

For more information, please visit www.marekbennett.com or www.treesandhills.org.

What: Trees & Hills comics group appearing at the Arts Alive Festival

Where: Dover, N.H.

When: Saturday, June 28th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tags: Events

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  • 1 Colin Tedford dot com » Blog Archive » Still touring… // Jun 24, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    [...] I have been pretty darn busy with the Trees & Hills “Spring Thaw Tour”, tabling at three conventions in four weeks (Granite State Comicon in Manchester, NH; Broke: an affordable art fair in Peterborough, NH, picture above of me by Marc Patterson; and MoCCA Art Fest in New York City). Now we’ve added a fourth date, so you can catch me in Dover, NH (right on the Maine border) at ArtsALIVE from 10am to 4pm. Marek Bennett will be leading us in a big audience participatory comics jam, and we’ll have loads of minicomics for sale (including the new Swingin’ Hits anthology with bonus CD!). Click here to read the Trees & Hills press release. [...]

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