TnH at Lowbrow Craft Fair this Saturday

December 10th, 2015 by Colin Tedford · 2 Comments

Visit the Trees and Hills table at Lowbrow Craft Fair on December 12 in Northampton, MA. Colin Tedford will be on hand hawking our comics, cards, and magnets — stock up for stockings or get reading supplies for hiding from the holidays. This is our only holiday show this year, so don’t miss it!

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Make Trick or Treat Comics with us in Keene, NH

September 8th, 2015 by Colin Tedford · 1 Comment

Having trouble finding time to work on your submission for Trick or Treat Comics #4? This is that time! We’ll start off with a brief intro and a brainstorming session for those who don’t have story ideas yet, then settle down to draw.

We will meet Sunday, September 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM in the haunted food court* at the Colony Mill (222 West Street, Keene, NH), which is at the opposite end from the Toadstool bookstore and the smokestack.

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

You can read about last year’s event at

*Haunted by the ghosts of its former eateries — if you want food you’ll have to bring it.

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Pioneer Valley Zine Fest

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

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

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

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

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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Scott McCloud Comes Nigh

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

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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12 Hour Comics This Saturday 10/11 in Keene

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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