Comics artist Jeff Smith, creator of titles such as BONE and RASL, has a number of upcoming appearances in Massachusetts:
October 17, 2013 7:00pm-9:00pm
Northampton, MA – Signing at Modern Myths
October 18, 2013 10:00am-12:00pm
Amherst, MA – A Conversation with Jeff Smith at Hampshire College
“A conversation with Jeff Smith,” a relaxed discussion about comics, storytelling, art, etc. for students interested in careers related to comics, animation, and visual narrative. Hosted by Chris Perry, animator & professor. At Bill Brand Screening Room, Jerome Liebling Center for Film, Photography, and Video, Hampshire College
October 18, 2013 2:00pm-4:00pm
Amherst, MA – UMass Amherst Lecture on Will Eisner’s “A Contract with God” followed by a signing. Open to the public
October 19, 2013 1:00pm-3:00pm
Maynard, MA – Appearance and signing at Maynard Public Library; Open to the public but tickets required. Tickets can be picked up at the Library. Seating is limited
October 19, 2013 5:00pm-7:00pm
Cambridge, MA – Signing at Million Year Picnic
Details at http://www.boneville.com/about/calendar/.
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X-Men comics artist Nick Bradshaw will appear at Harrison’s Comics in Manchester, NH on September 26th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. For details see http://www.conventionscene.com/2013/09/09/nh-wolverine-x-men-signing/.
The Coast City Comicon returns to South Portland, ME the weekend of November 8th-10th. The event will feature feature gaming, comics artists and writers, plus a “Nerd Rave” planned for the 8th. To learn more visit http://coastcitycomicon.com/.
DC Comics writer and artist Jeff Lemire will appear at Casablanca Comics in Portland, ME on August 10th from 12:00-3:00pm. For details visit http://www.casablancacomics.com/events/upcoming/.
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Rhode Island Comic Con will take place in Providence, RI the weekend of November 2-3. It features many comics artists and pop culture guests, including Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek, Billy Dee Williams from The Empire Strikes Back, Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters, and a reunion of Batman actors Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, and Yvonne Craig. There are many more guests coming; find the complete list of guests and activities at http://www.ricomiccon.com/.
The Granite State Comicon returns to Manchester, NH September 28th and 28th, featuring artists, voice actors, dealers, gaming, contests and much more. Visit http://www.granitecon.com/ for details.
ComiCONN is a comic book, sci-fi, and collectible show being held in Trumbull, CT on August 24th. There will be multiple guests, vendors, costume contests, and more. For details visit http://www.comiconn.com/.
The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) is an event dedicated to independent and alternative comics, webcomics and ‘zines, and a showcase for artists and writers in the greater Boston area working in the field of comics. There will be panel discussions, workshops, and opportunities to meet local comics artists. The event will be held at University Hall in Cambridge, MA on September 28th and 29th, and it will be free. Find out more at http://www.micexpo.org/.
Boston Comic Con was originally scheduled to take place in April, but it got cancelled for security reasons due to the chaos after the Boston Marathon bombing. The rescheduled date is now August 3rd-4th. Guests include Laurie Holden
of “The Walking Dead”, Kristin Bauer of “True Blood”, artists Neal Adams, Mike Mignola, and George Pérez, and many more. See http://www.bostoncomiccon.com/ for details.
Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will appear at the Rochester, NH Free Comic Book Day Festival sponsored by Jetpack Comics. There will be other guests, activities, and contests during the festival. See http://www.jetpackcomics.com/fcbd.html for details.