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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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Apply to exhibit at MICE, the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, by May 19. MICE is the excellent fall convention run by our friends and neighbors at the Boston Comics Roundtable!
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This coming Saturday, May 10 in Salem, NH: http://treesandhills.org/events/the-rock-comic-expo/
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Our annual Spring Tour starts this coming Saturday at the Holyoke Arts Bazaar in Holyoke, MA!
- Saturday, May 10: Holyoke Arts Bazaar (Holyoke, MA)
- Sunday, May 18: Maine Comics Arts Festival aka MeCAF (Portland, ME)
- Saturday, June 7: Broke: the Affordable Arts Fair (Peterborough, NH)
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 email@example.com.
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Get your spooky pen out – Trees & Hills wants you to help us make our third set of Trick or Treat Comics! This set of miniature comics will be perfect for giving to trick-or-treaters or Halloween party-goers.
Content: Spookiness, monsters, ghosts, pumpkins, & other Halloween-related stuff (here’s a list of spooky stuff if you need inspiration). Must be suitable for children.
August 17 31 September 13. We may announce some drawing events before then for people to get together and work on their comics. Join us for a Trick or Treat Comics-making session in Keene, NH on August 9 September 6 with how-to, story idea brainstorming, and of course drawing!
Format: The printed comics will be 2.75″ x 4.25″ (that’s 1/8th-letter size – a sheet of paper folded in half 3 times), 8 pages, portrait orientation, black & white, with 1/4″ margins. Please leave the lower half of the last page blank so we can include information about the collection. First page can be a cover if you like; last page can be a back cover if you like, but in any case you’ll probably want to fit your name & website (or other preferred contact info) there. (PS: If you want to reprint your comic later, this format neatly reconfigures into two 5.5″ x 8.5″ pages. Uncanny!)
How to submit: First, you have to live in Vermont, New Hampshire, or western Massachusetts; give us a mailing address so we can send you a set of comics. Then submit your comic one of the following ways:
- Email your comic to firstname.lastname@example.org as a set of TIF files, one for each page, with filenames formatted [your last name]-tot14-[page number] (e.g. Tedford-tot14-1.tif, Tedford-tot14-2.tif, etc – the “tot14″ stands for “Trick or Treat 2014″). They should be 600 dpi B&W (300dpi greyscale is OK if you’re using ink washes or something).
- Have us scan your art at a Trick or Treat Comics drawing event if we put one (or more) on.
- Send clean photocopies to Trees & Hills Comics Group, PO Box 645, Winchester, NH 03470 (but they absolutely have to arrive by the deadline).
- If you’re unable to produce digital files and don’t have enough time to mail copies, ask nicely and maybe the T&H Mobile Production Unit can scan your comics for you (no guarantees).
End result: The comics will be posted online as freely-downloadable print-ready PDFs; you may print as many copies as you want to give away. We will also be offering printed sets for sale, of which we will send you a copy for free. We may at some point reprint Trick or Treat Comics in a bound and digital anthology; if we do we will send you a minimum of one copy. Do not redistribute PDFs or sell copies of anyone else’s comic without their permission; however, you should feel free to sell your own comic individually and/or offer it for download.
- September 3: Removed outdated reference to landscape orientation; updated file name format (changed “12h” for “2012 Halloween” to “tot14″ for “Trick or Treat 2014″).
- August 31: Linked to list of story seeds, took updates out and put them at bottom, removed rescheduling note.
- August 17: Added new event date & deadline.
- August 8: Added note re: need to reschedule event, new date & deadline to be announced.
- July 31: Added comics-making event.
We look forward to seeing your spooky comics!
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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.”
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 judnea.umass.edu or call 413-545-2550.
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Saturday, December 14 at Ye Olde Lowbrow Art Faire in Easthampton, MA. See you there or in 2014!
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Visit the Trees & Hills table at these upcoming events:
- 12/1 in Northampton, MA: Stars & Skulls Crafty Craft Fair
- 12/7 in Worcester, MA: Craftershock
- 12/14 in Easthampton, MA: Return of Lowbrow
We’ll even have holiday cards — put on your tuque and come have a look!