e.j. barnes

Recorder cartoons by E. J. Barnes at Green Fields Market

June 28th, 2009 by E.J. Barnes · No Comments

Around the Neighborhood” is an exhibit of original cartoon art for the editorial page of the (Greenfield, MA) Recorder by occasional local political cartoonist E. J. Barnes, up through 31 July 2009 at Green Fields Market in Greenfield, MA.

Since 2005, E. J. Barnes has produced approximately-monthly political cartoons for the Recorder on topics relevant to Greenfield, Franklin County, and Massachusetts at large.  Her most recent exhibition of Recorder art focuses on her work from 2007 to the present.  The Recorder is the daily newspaper of Greenfield, Franklin County, and the North Quabbin region.

In addition, there are cartoons that have appeared in The Commons, a Brattleboro, VT newsmonthly, and an illustration to accompany a Recorder “Life & Times” article by Chip Ainsworth in 2008.

The art is on display in the store’s two sit-down eating areas, at the front facing Main Street near the deli, and on the mezzanine near the rear of the store.  There will be an opening reception with refreshments on Sunday, 5 July, 2–5pm on the mezzanine.

Green Fields Market is the food co-op of Greenfield, MA, located at 144 Main Street (Route 2A) in downtown Greenfield.  There is free parking at the back of the store accessible from Wells Street.  Bicycle parking is at the back entrance.  The neighborhood is also accessible via Franklin Regional Tranportation Authority buses (see http://www.frta.org).

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Five Valley Cartoonists at Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce

June 28th, 2009 by E.J. Barnes · No Comments

Five Valley Cartoonists:  Gags, Politics, Fantasy” is an exhibit of artwork by four cartoon and comics artists from Massachusetts, and one from Connecticut, showing at the Amherst (MA) Area Chamber of Commerce in July 2009.

The show will include illustrated posters by Gonzo Comix and Tours principal Rebecca Migdal, collages on Blacks in comics by Looking For a Face Like Mine author William H. Foster III, humorous reverse paintings on glass by Gallery A3 member Helena Dooley, original comics pages by Pop Cultures’ Kids creator Mark Stacy, and watercolor cartoons by (Greenfield, MA) Recorder editorial cartoonist E. J. Barnes.

The show will be open to the public Monday through Friday, 9am–4:30pm, from Tuesday, 30 June to Friday, 31 July.  There will be an opening reception with refreshements on Thursday, 2 July, 5–8pm as part of the monthly Amherst ArtWalk.

The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce is at 28 Amity Street in downtown Amherst, at the front of the Amherst Cinema building and right next to Amherst Coffee.  There is a small, metered parking lot directly next to the building, as well as metered parking on the street and nearby on the Amherst Common, as well as ticket-machine parking a few blocks away in the Boltwood Parking Garage between Main Street and Kellogg Avenue.  Several Pioneer Valley Transit Authority bus routes stop a block or so away (see http://www.pvta.com).  Bicycle parking can be found along the left side of the Amherst Cinema building.

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New Ling minis at Wizard World Philly

June 15th, 2009 by E.J. Barnes · No Comments

If you missed Tales of the Ling Master artist E. J. Barnes’s table at MoCCA ArtFest earlier this month, E. J. will be returning to Wizard World Philadelphia during Father’s Day weekend, 19–21 June, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia.  You can find her in Artists’ Alley all three days, starting midafternoon Friday (the show starts at 12 but due to transportation connections, E. J. will almost certainly not be there before 2pm.)

E. J. has two new Ling Master publications, collecting a total of 6 “Blaster” Al Ackerman stories, including reprints of 3 stories originally printed as one-shots, now with updated art.  The new, 28-page digest-sized minis, Blaster Al Ackerman’s Tales of the Ling Master #1 and Blaster Al Ackerman’s Tales of the Ling Master #2, which premièred at the 2009 MoCCA ArtFest, will be just a few of the items that are new since E. J.’s last visit to Wizard World Philly in 2007.

If you miss E. J. at the show, these comics and other goodies are now available on E. J.’s website at www.ejbarnes.com.  You can purchase them online using PayPal, or visit any of the fine comic and book shops that currently carry E. J.’s comics, which are distributed by Trees & Hills in New England, and Tony Shenton elsewhere in the USA.

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SEEDS sells out at Stars & Skulls craft show

December 22nd, 2008 by Daniel Barlow · 1 Comment


We sold out of the first printing of SEEDS this month, an amazing feat for a book that is less than three months old. The honor occured at the Stars & Skulls craft show, a fun annual DIY punk rock market in Hadley, Mass, on Sunday, Dec. 14.

A new printing of SEEDS is coming in January - don’t miss it this time!

(Here we have Anne Thalheimer’s monster hats advertised by a fellow monster!)

More pictures from the show below the cut!

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Boston Zine Fair 2008

September 28th, 2008 by Daniel Barlow · 4 Comments

Walking away from the Boston Zine Fair Sunday evening, I was tired and hungry – but a feeling of utter elation would not go away.

In all respects, the Boston Zine Fair was a success for us this year.

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24 Hour Comics Day & Other News

October 17th, 2007 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

24 Hour Comics Day is coming up this Saturday October 20. If you would like to attempt the venerable challenge of creating 24 pages of comics in 24 hours, then here are the official event hosts (those that have registered at 24hourcomics.com) in our region:
-Artists’ Mediums, 300 Cornerstone Dr. Williston, VT 05495 (802) 879-1236
-Center For Cartoon Studies, 94 S Main St. White River Jct, VT 05001 (802) 295-3319
-Modern Myths, 34 Bridge St. Northampton, MA 01060 (413) 582-6973

Time is running short to sign up for E.J. Barnes’s non-credit workshop in Editorial Cartooning at Greenfield Community College! It runs We. 10/24 - We. 11/14, 6:30–8:30pm. It’s for those who have some cartooning basics and will concentrate on aspects specific to editorial & political cartooning. The cost is $69 and will meet at GCC’s Downtown Center in Greenfield, MA. The class code is CSW-183-2. Registrants under 17 require approval of the Dean of the Community Education Program. Registration info is here.

Vermont cartoonist Edward Koren, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker for 45 years, will be presented the Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts at a public ceremony to be held Oct. 26 at the Statehouse. Congratulations to him! You can read the full article at the Burlington Free Press.

We finally have a devoted Trees & Hills email address: treesandhills at gmail dot com. Also, I’ve managed to get our online calendar to display in a more sensible fashion, so email us if you’d like to be able to post events on it (also email us if you’d like to be able to post items to this blog).

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Comics & Shop update - E.J. Barnes & Some Jams

June 8th, 2007 by Colin Tedford · 1 Comment

Two comics by E.J. Barnes are now available through Trees & Hills Comix Distro:

Tales Of The Ling Master Preview #1: The Bread-Doll Fancier and Tales Of The Ling Master Preview #3: The Squid Boys Of Terra Haute - both adaptations of the stories of “Blaster” Al Ackerman.

Trees & Hills will have a table (S32, upstairs) at the MoCCA Art Festival in NYC June 23-24 and E.J. Barnes will be there, too, selling comics from her own table!

E.J. also organizes the monthly Pioneer Valley Comic & Cartoon Schmooze in western MA (email art at ejbarnes dot com for more info) - you can see a small jam from last month’s Schmooze as well as a couple other jams that happened in western MA in the Comics section.

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