Trees & Hills comics group in Boston

April 19th, 2009 by Daniel Barlow · No Comments

I had a blast earlier this month at the Boston Comic Con. Trees & Hills comics didn’t have a new book of its own to sell, but we did have popular new releases by Marek Bennett, Cat Garza and Colleen Frakes. SEEDS, our 2008 anthology of comics about food, was also a hit and this show was the official debut of our second printing.

There were also superheroes there!

50 more photographs of the Boston Comic Con 2009 can be found here at my Facebook page.

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Trees & Hills travels to Webcomics Weekend 2009

March 22nd, 2009 by Daniel Barlow · No Comments

50 more photos over at my Facebook page.

Cat Garza, Megan Baehr, Colin Tedford and I dashed down to Easthampton, Mass. Saturday morning for the first annual Webcomics Weekend.

Despite some predictions of doom (will they let us in?), everything seemed to work out fine. We saw lots of old friends and met some new ones. Hopefully, by next year this event will blossom into a real Web comics convention and summit … Trees & Hills would have loved to get a table to sell our comics, but only a select handful of creators were allowed to this year. Still, it was great to peak into the western Massachusetts Web comics empire, all hunkered down in a gorgeous and inspiring old industrial building renovated into studio space.

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New printing of SEEDS released!

March 17th, 2009 by Daniel Barlow · 1 Comment

SEEDS, the fan favorite Trees & Hills comics anthology about food, has been reprinted!

This new edition of the 2008 anthology contains more than 50 pages of comics, a recipe book of cartoonists’ food favorites and a packet of organic seeds from a Vermont farm. It’s actually pretty much like the first edition - but that one sold out months ago!

The $5 book is available through the Trees & Hills Distro and at comic conventions in New York City, Boston and Maine this spring.

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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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Comics on the grass, under the sun

June 30th, 2008 by Daniel Barlow · 2 Comments


Know this: All kids like drawing comics. Let’s keep ‘em drawing. And Marek Bennett (above) clearly knows how.

More photos from Trees & Hills’ appearance at the Arts Alive! Festival in Dover, NH on Saturday can be found at our new official Flickr page.

This set is from Mr. Bennett. Pay him a visit at

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Sketches From The Stars & Skulls Craft Fair

December 10th, 2007 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

The Stars & Skulls Crafty Craft Fair (in Holyoke, MA Dec. 2) was fun, and I sold a decent amount of comics. Nice people fed me weird chocolates, and other nice people fed me soup. I saw three mohawks, two of which appear below (the little kid wandered off too quickly). Here are some sketches from that day, for those of you who weren’t there:

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New Stars Release Party Sketches

December 10th, 2007 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

I don’t have a camera, but I’ve finally starting sketching from life somewhat regularly, so here are some drawings from the New Stars release party at Comic Boom. We have: pastries Dan Barlow brought (sent by Phayvanh Luekhamhan), Marek Bennett making music, the Sputnik pinata, and Comic Boom owner Corey Milotte doing important work.

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