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Newsletter changes

August 17th, 2014 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

We haven’t sent an email newsletter in quite a while, mainly because Mailchimp by default requires more work from me than sending them the old way. I’ve finally set it up to generate emails from our site feed, so now it should take less work than the old way, and those of you who’ve subscribed can actually get some updates.

I’ve also simplified our newsletter categories. Previously we let people subscribe to updates about events, creator opportunities, and publications; we’ve now simplified it to “Everything” and “Publications only” to reflect actual usage.

In the (hopefully near) future I’ll add a newsletter signup form to the site. Until then, if you want to subscribe just email us at and let us know if you want “Everything” or the “Publications only” version.

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Congratulations to Stephanie Piro

March 28th, 2012 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Congratulations to New Hampshire cartoonist Stephanie Piro, who has been nominated for a Reuben!

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Halloween Comics interview at The Beat

October 31st, 2011 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

A short interview about our Halloween comics appears in Jen Vaughn’s Halloween blog post at The Beat.

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Middle of the Woods news roundup

September 7th, 2011 by Colin Tedford · 2 Comments

The blog is slowing down again because we’re busy working on Woods, but here are some news items:

We’ll post some more from the News Bucket when we can.

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Broke Affordable Art Fair vendor application deadline

August 23rd, 2011 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Broke Winter posterThe next *broke-affordable arts fair will take place on November 26, 2011 at the Fellowship Hall in the Union Congregational Church in Peterborough, NH. *broke is a multidisciplinary arts event that has taken place in Peterborough, NH four times since its inception in 2008. The *broke philosophy is simple: art is for everybody. All *broke events are free to the public, and *broke vendors commit to presenting at least 75% of their wares for less than $50.

Vendor applications are available online @ and will be open until September 15th, 2011.

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Xeric Foundation shifts focus

August 17th, 2011 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Xeric Foundation logoThe Xeric self-publishing grant for comics comes to an end next year. Founded almost 20 years ago by Peter Laird with proceeds from the success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Northampton, MA based Xeric Foundation has been an important fixture in the small press comics world. Xeric grants to date have totaled $2,500,000, split about evenly between self-publishing comic book creators and local charitable organizations.

In light of the increasing importance and accessibility of the internet, the Foundation plans to devote all of its future grant money to charitable organizations. The deadline for the last self-publishing grant is February 28, 2012.

Read the full official announcement here.

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Panel to Panel: Exploring Words & Pictures

August 16th, 2011 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Panel to Panel coverVermont’s John Rovnak of Panel to Panel has assembled a 274-page full-color compendium of interviews, articles, comics, and more. Of particular Trees & Hills relevance, the book includes an article about us written by co-founder Daniel Barlow & some interviews conducted by him; a cover and comic by Mark Martin; poetry comics by Peter Money & Rick Veitch, with an accompanying essay by Stephen R. Bissette; and art by Colleen Frakes.

Panel to Panel: Exploring Words & Pictures
Edited by John Rovnak


  • INTERVIEWS from, featuring David Mack, Larry Marder, Larry Hama, Jaime Hernandez, James Sturm, and Stan Sakai.
  • NEW INTERVIEWS with Mark Bode, Glenn Danzig, Jimmy Gownley, Alan Moore, Steve Murphy, Dave Sim, and Jim Woodring.
  • BY JINGO: A Personal Meditation on the Comics of Jack Kirby by Rob Walton.
  • MARVEL 14: The Incredible History of France’s Censorship of Marvel Comics by Jean–Emmanuel Deluxe.
  • KEEP YOUR PANTS ON! The Rock Art of James Kochalka.
  • BUDDY COPS in Full-Color by Mark Martin.
  • BEAT PANELS: OR; IS THERE MONEY IN POETRY COMICS? by Stephen R. Bissette featuring the graphic poetry of Peter Money and Rick Veitch.
  • ORGANIZING COMICS: How Comics Created a Community in Rural New England by Daniel Barlow.
  • EUROPE’S KRIMINAL HISTORY: featuring MR. KRIME by Mort Todd with Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe.
  • EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: Re-Imagined Interpretations of Forgotten Characters of the Public Domain.
  • MY SKETCHY SUMMER, or 5 Days Hard Labor at the Center For Cartoon Studies by Philip Charles Crawford.
  • CLOVER FIELDS ON FIRE: The Intellectual Architecture of Robert Crumb and the Tyranny of the Masses by Experience Kring.
  • Organic Comix presents JIM SIMON’S SHIELDMASTER.
  • DEFT MASTERY: The Genius of Early 1960′s Archie Comics by Philip Charles Crawford, featuring Teenage Wildlife: an interview with Craig Yoe by John Rovnak.
  • MEET JOE PRIEST: A Personal Reflection on Where Faith and Comics Meet by Fr. Chris Kulig, O.Carm.
  •  and more….

Panel to Panel is scheduled to begin shipping Aug/Sept 2011 – order a copy here.

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Skip Williamson moves to Vermont

August 11th, 2011 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

According to The Commons, underground cartoonist Skip Williamson moved to Vermont!

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Book: Teen Angels & New Mutants by Stephen R. Bissette

August 10th, 2011 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

A bit late posting about Stephen R. Bissette‘s latest book, but here it is:

Teen Angels & New Mutants front coverTEEN ANGELS & NEW MUTANTS: Rick Veitch’s Brat Pack® and the Art,Karma, and Commerce of Killing Sidekicks

Writer/artist Rick Veitch‘s career bridges the underground comix of the 1970s, mainstream DC and Vertigo Comics, and the self-publishing revolution of the 1980s and 1990s. In that extraordinary body of work, Brat Pack® remains a landmark, and Teen Angels & New Mutants is the first book-length, in-depth study of a creator and graphic novel worthy of the autopsy. En route, Teen Angels offers a crash-course on teen pop culture and superhero sidekick history, fresh analysis of Dr. Fredric Wertham‘s seminal books, ponders real-world “new mutants” like Michael Jackson, The Olsen Twins, and Justin Bieber, and charts the 1980s comicbook explosion and 1990s implosion–and more.

Check out Stephen Bissette’s Teen Angels page full of excerpts, info, backstory, reviews, and of course links to purchase (e.g. from the publisher).

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Trees & Hills on Facebook and Etsy

July 11th, 2011 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

As you may have noticed from the discreet link to the left, we now have a Facebook page you can “like” if you like that sort of thing.

Our anthologies are now available through Etsy. (I was originally going to set up one Etsy page for me and one for Trees & Hills, but the duplicate effort ended up not making sense, and mine was the first one I set up, so that’s where they are.)

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