Holyoke Arts Bazaar has moved to City Hall

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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CCS commencement ceremony May 17

May 8th, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Watch the eighth group of students graduate from the Center for Cartoon Studies on Saturday, May 17 in White River Junction, VT. Kazu Kibiushi is the commencement speaker, and afterwards you can view the students’ art at the school gallery.

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The ROCK Comic Expo

May 6th, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

This coming Saturday, May 10 in Salem, NH:

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Spring Tour 2014

May 5th, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Our annual Spring Tour starts this coming Saturday at the Holyoke Arts Bazaar in Holyoke, MA!

We hope to see you at one or more of these fine events!

PS. We can always use a hand at the table — drop us a line in comments or at

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“Spirited Pop Culture Shops†Film & Panel

March 5th, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

March 6, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bartlett Hall, Room 61, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

In this year’s Will Eisner Week event at UMass Amherst, undergraduate students Alexander Dunn and Taylor Garron will premiere their film “Spirited Pop Culture Shops,†on the comic book and popular culture retailing in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. The film will be followed by a panel discussion including the filmmakers, Michael Dow of Modern Myths, Andy Curto of Bob’s Hobbies II, and Nicole Shea of FOE Gallery (which specializes in artists toys and pop art).

Taylor and Alex made their film as a project for Christopher Couch’s Comparative Literature course “Comic Art in North America,†(Fa 13) and this event accompanies the current Judaic and Near Eastern Studies course “History of the Jewish Graphic Novel.â€

Will Eisner Week is an annual celebration promoting graphic novel literacy, free speech and the legacy of sequential art legend Will Eisner, including events at colleges, universities, libraries, etc across the US.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is offered in conjunction with the course
“History of the Jewish Graphic Novel,†funded by the Posen Foundation for the Study of Jewish Secularism, and is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

For more information, email judaic at or call 413-545-2550.

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Our last show of the year

December 12th, 2013 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Saturday, December 14 at Ye Olde Lowbrow Art Faire in Easthampton, MA. See you there or in 2014!

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Tomorrow: T&H at Craftershock

December 6th, 2013 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Tomorrow at Craftershock in Worcester, MA, our holiday tour rolls on with Colin Tedford at the Trees & Hills table and Anne Thalheimer (comics, hats) and Matt Young at their own tables.

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Holiday Tour 2013

November 29th, 2013 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Visit the Trees & Hills table at these upcoming events:

We’ll even have holiday cards — put on your tuque and come have a look!

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McCloud, Map comics, Manchester, MICE, and more!

September 24th, 2013 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

This is quite a week!

You have about a day to get in on Isaac Cates’ Kickstarter campaign for Cartozia Tales. It’s already funded, but you don’t want to miss out on an all-ages shared-world fantasy anthology, do you?

Scott McCloud gives a talk at Mount Holyoke College’s Gamble Auditorium in South Hadley, MA this Thursday 9/26 at 5:30 PM, free to the public. artmuseum/events

Granite State Comicon expands to two days this year: September 28-29 in Manchester, NH. No doubt many of the exhibitors are from our area and I will try to learn them all, but the ones I know for sure are Blair Shedd, Matt Talbot, Jennifer Omand, Jesse DuRona, Randall Drew, and the Fat Squad.

MICE (the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo) also expends to two days this year (the same ones as GraniteCon): September 28-29 in Cambridge, MA. Trees & Hills will have a table staffed by Marek Bennett and Colin Tedford (who’s also on the “Comics and Journalism” panel at 3:30 Saturday); other T&H folk I recognize who have tables are Jon Chad, Mysterious Transmissions (Colin Panetta and/or Mark Velard), Sean Wang, and Tom Pappalardo.

Apologies to any T&H-area exhibitors at either show whose names I didn’t recognize — drop us a line!

In anthology news:

We’re aiming to crank out another set of Trick or Treat Comics shortly after MICE — which doesn’t give us a lot of time (maybe a week or two), but we’re not asking for a lot of pages. Use the submission guidelines from last year and I’ll put up a new post soon.

We’re still looking for submissions for Share. We’ll set a new deadline in the next few weeks after Dan & I have a chance to discuss it.

We’re working with a peace activism group on an anthology of comics about militarism to be released early-ish next year — we’re doing it a little differently from our usual anthologies, but email us at if you’re interested in participating.

Sorry we’ve been so quiet lately — Dan has been consumed by work (and cemetery photography), and I’ve just been having trouble getting anything at all done. I’m partway through a redesign of the site that we hope will make it easier for us all (instead of us two) to collaborate; in the meantime, drop us a line at if you’d like to get more involved in Trees & Hills.

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Sabrina Jones talk and signing

July 2nd, 2013 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Graphic novelist, political cartoonist and painter Sabrina Jones will be giving a public talk on her career tomorrow (Wednesday July 3) at Fayerweather Hall room 113, Amherst College, Amherst, MA at 1:00 PM, followed by a signing at Modern Myths, 34 Bridge St., in Northampton, MA from 4:00-6:00 PM.

Sabrina Jones is the author of Isadora Duncan: A Graphic Biography, and one of America’s foremost political and feminist comics artists, the cartoonist for the graphic novels Race to Incarcerate and FDR and the New Deal, a member of World War 3 Illustrated, and artistic contributor to The Real Cost of Prisons and Wobblies!
This public lecture is part of “Caboom!!! The Impact of Comics Worldwide,†A Mellon Five-College Faculty-Student Research Summer Seminar taught by N. Christopher Couch, Ilan Stavans, and Amanda Seaman.

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