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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WOODS call for submissions

July 8th, 2011 by Colin Tedford · 2 Comments

WOODS Call For Submissions

(download WOODS call for submissions as a PDF)

The theme and title for the next Trees & Hills anthology is WOODS (in the sense of “forestâ€).

As with all our anthologies, we are most interested in both fiction and nonfiction comics with a community-minded orientation – comics that show an awareness of connection to the world around them and aim to make some sort of contribution to it, ideally with direct relevance to our region.

This year is the International Year of Forests and the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act, which established the eastern National Forests, and we intend WOODS to be part of the celebration. To that end, and in the spirit of partnership of the Weeks Act, we recommend you check out the organizations listed at the Weeks Act Centennial website and use them as resources for your comics. We want to have at least four comics about subjects of direct relevance to the Weeks Act’s intention, history, spirit, and/or legacy (which is still pretty broad & doesn’t need to be about the Act itself). [Read more →]

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Thirsty for comics? WATER is here!

June 7th, 2011 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

The new Trees & Hills anthology WATER debuted at MECAF a couple weeks ago, and now you can buy it online from our shop! You can see its hand-printed cover to the right there, looking cool in the Ashuelot River.

WATER contains 56 pages about the Connecticut River, the Weeks Act, the Lake Champlain monster, a sad lamprey, the Nahr El Kalb Valley in Lebanon, Jenny Greenteeth, childhood summers at Laurel Lake, communities fighting water-bottling corporations, and more! Includes the last comics of Mark “Sparky” Whitcomb with an appreciation by Stephen R. Bissette. 10% of all proceeds go to the Connecticut River Watershed Council.

WATER features the talents of Daniel Barlow, Marek Bennett, Stephen R. Bissette, Jesse DuRona, Glynnis Fawkes, Sam Leveillee, Matt Levin, Mike Lynch, Madsahara, Elizabeth Neronski, Colin Tedford, Anne Thalheimer, Mark “Sparky” Whitcomb, and Matt Young.

Go get it!

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SHELTER & PLAY reviewed @ The Comics Journal

September 29th, 2010 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

I’m really coming around more and more to the virtues of Trees and Hills’ approach … the multiplicity of voices deepens and broadens the choir’s discussion and inevitably the aesthetic high points appear all the more finely turned out.

Rich Kreiner wrote a nice review of our anthologies SHELTER and PLAY over at The Comics Journal.

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TIME is here! & related news

September 24th, 2010 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Behold, our latest anthology: TIME! 64 pages of comics about time, plus a comics-filled calendar, available now for online purchase.

Also added to the shop: Matt Young’s The Good Catholic #2.5 and my own (Colin Tedford’s) Square Dance #4.

Related to TIME, if you can’t make it to MICE or Greylock Arts this Saturday, you might check out Howard Mansfield reading from his new book Turn and Jump: How Time and Place Fell Apart, a series of essays in which he examines what time has meant to us in New England from the past to the present, at Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough, NH at 11:00 AM.

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T&H Free Comic Book Day Collection

March 27th, 2010 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

May 1 is Free Comic Book Day, and in addition to re-launching TWIG, we plan to distribute a Trees & Hills Free Comic Book Day collection. To participate, print up 100 copies of a comic (dimensions no larger than 5.5″ x 8.5″) and either mail it to us at PO Box 645, Winchester, NH 03470 or email us at to meet in person. We’ll assemble all the contributions into a single packet with a special T&H cover and give it away! Use any color paper you like. Please leave a little extra room at the left edge for binding, and remember to include your name & web address (or other preferred contact info), preferably on the comic itself. 4-8 pages would be nice, but we’ll take single sheets, too.  Some of these will go to kids, so submissions should be suitable for a “general audience”.

If for whatever reason you don’t want to print 100 copies of something, we’ll still be happy to distribute a FCBD comic for you.

Related: If you’d like to table at the Free Comic Day Festival in Rochester, NH, either email to ask about joining the Trees & Hills table, or see here to get your own half-table for $10.

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TWIG call for submissions

March 24th, 2010 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Starting on May 1, 2010 (Free Comic Book Day), Trees & Hills will relaunch its free comic TWIG in a new format. While still a single sheet printed in B&W on both sides, it will now be folded in half to make four 5.5″ x 8.5″ pages and released bimonthly rather than monthly. As before, we will also publish TWIG online as image files to read, with the current issue available as a pdf for anyone to print and distribute.

Our first deadline is April 15, with subsequent deadlines at two-month intervals (June 15, August 15, etc.). We will accept strips from under a page in size (they should ideally fit the width of the page) up to 3 pages long (the front page has less space available because of the title); we can also accommodate a single 8.5″ x 11″ page. Previously published material is fine. All submissions should be suitable for a “general audience”, as we’ll be leaving them around in restaurants & etc. Email 600 dpi B&W or 300dpi greyscale TIFs to, or mail clean photocopies to us at PO Box 645, Winchester NH 03470.

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Buy SHELTER & preorder PLAY in our new shop!

March 22nd, 2010 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

SHELTERI’ve neglected our poor web shop basically since Seeds came out (busy, wanted to redesign it, etc.) – but no more! I’ve set up the shop on a new, easy to use platform and put up our anthologies and comics by myself, Colleen Frakes, and Sam Leveillee. In the coming week I’ll add comics by Marek Bennett, Anne Thalheimer, and others.  Check it out!

As you may have gathered from the title, I particularly want to showcase two items in the shop:

SHELTER! You can finally buy it online from us, not just from Microcosm!

PLAY! For a brief time (we plan to print at the beginning of April) you can preorder our forthcoming anthology PLAY. Don’t miss out! All preorders will come decorated with at least one artist sketch, and will ship mid-April. (We plan to start preorders much earlier for the next anthology, with multiple levels of support and special bonuses.)

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Another SEEDS reprint

March 21st, 2010 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

This week we printed another 100 copies of SEEDS and SHELTER, bringing the total number of copies of SEEDS to 700.

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Punchbuggy Tour Comes to New England!

March 15th, 2010 by Colin Tedford · No Comments

Punchbuggy Tour at CCS
Friday March 19, 7pm
94 South Main Street in White River Junction, Vermont

Join Liz Baillie, MK Reed and Ken Dahl for an evening of comics reading, music, and carryings-on! The Center For Cartoon Studies will welcome these traveling cartoonists with a reception, followed by a book signing.

Tuesday, March 23 @7pm – Amherst, MA @ Hampshire College (West Lecture Hall)

Wednesday, March 24 @ 7pm – Providence, RI @ Ada Books

Thursday, March 25 @ 7pm – Somerville, MA @ Hub Comics

About the Authors:

Liz Baillie, author of My Brain Hurts: Volumes One and Two, currently serializing her graphic novel Freewheel on the web. Her work has appeared in publications such as Other Magazine and anthologies such as Side B: A Music Lover’s Anthology (Poseur Ink) and 13 Years of Good Luck (Microcosm Publishing). In 2007 her work was featured on the list of 100 Distinguished Comics as published in the 2007 Best American Comics anthology. She has been nominated for both the 2008 Maisie Kukoc Award for Comics Inspiration and 2009 Friends of Lulu Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent.

MK Reed, author of Cross Country, Catfight, and Pale Fire; writer of Americus (illustrated by Jonathan Hill) to be published by First Second Books in 2011. She was a co-editor on the Friends of Lulu anthology, Girls’ Guide to Guys Stuff, for which she received the Friends of Lulu Volunteer of the Year award (alongside co-editor Robin Enrico). Americus first appeared as a short story in Papercutter #7, which won the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology or Collection in 2008.

Gabby Schulz (Ken Dahl) was born and raised in Hawai’i. In 2006 he was the Fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies. That same year, the first chapter of Monsters was given an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Minicomic. Monsters was published as a graphic novel this September by Secret Acres. Schulz’s other book, Welcome to the Dahl House, was put out in 2008 by Microcosm Publishing.

The Center For Cartoon Studies (CCS) is America’s premiere cartooning school and studio located in the historic village of White River Junction, Vermont. Faculty and visiting artists include many of today’s most celebrated cartoonists.

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