Saturday, September 30, 2006

Reminder: anthology submissions due

Submissions for the first Trees & Hills & Friends anthology are due this weekend. Please e-mail them to barlowdaniel at gmail dot com or colin at artforest dot org.

I've received a half-dozen so far, with several more scheduled to come in Sunday and Monday (including one contribution from a notable semi-retired creator and his son).

Here's all that important info too:

Format: 5.5"w x 8.5"h, black & white minicomic. Please make sure your submission fits the page size LEGIBLY. We will be printing on photocopiers, so we discourage the use of grey tones.

Deadline: September 30, 2006. The earlier you can let us know how many pages you think you are submitting, the better.

Content: There is no theme; we just want to showcase the variety of comics being created in the area. Original work is great, but feel free to dig out that piece you did that never got printed, or from that mini you don't feel like reprinting (or whatever). We are also looking for front & back cover images.

Details: Contibutors will receive copies of the anthology. If you live in Vermont, email your low-res submission to barlowdaniel at gmail dot com; if in New Hampshire, send it to colin at artforest dot org; if in Massachusetts, take your pick! You may also send photocopies (reduced to print size, please) to Colin Tedford, PO Box 645, Winchester NH 03470.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

CCS to host 24-Hour Comic event

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Saturday, October 7, 9am-9am
A 24-hour comic is a 24-page comic book written, drawn, and completed in 24 hours!
Learn more at
Open to the public, 18+. RSVP required, contact
The Center for Cartoon Studies is located at 94 South Main Street in White River Junction, Vermont.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Trees & Hills con debut

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Trees & Hills comic group will make its official New England debut at this convention. I'm in charge of making that happen. So, anyone who wants to help man the table/ set things up/ help pay for our space/ buy me drinks / or have their comics sold there, should drop me an e-mail at barlowdaniel at gmail dot com.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Meet Rick Veitch

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Rick Veitch draws in his Townshend, Vt. studio on Sept. 8

Southern Vermont Bureau
TOWNSHEND - Rick Veitch first saw the image of Chad Roe, his businessman protagonist tattooed head-to-toe in indelible ink, as he watched the second World Trade Center tower fall on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

Veitch, a Townshend cartoonist who has written and drawn comic books professionally for 30 years, already had parts of his new comic worked out: He wanted it to be literate, novel-like and factor in an urban legend about a man who finds covered in permanent magic marker.

(Read the full article here)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Monthly Sequential Meet-Up

It's that time once again: I would like to invite any & all cartoonists in VT, NH and western MA (and beyond, if inclined) to a gathering of cartoonists on Saturday, September 16 from 12-5pm. We will meet in the sunny, well-tabled food court of the Colony Mill Marketplace in Keene, NH. The food court is near the Gilbo Ave. entrance. NOTE: this event is not sponsored by the venue; the venue is a convenient public place. We'll probably meet elsewhere in the future, but it's a nice enough space to work and socialize in. Bring your comic-making supplies and prepare for creation and camaraderie - and if you have "product" (comics - mini or otherwise, t-shirts, etc.) feel free to bring some to sell or trade! I run a mini comics distro and will be buying comics. For more info or to RSVP, post a comment or email colin at artforest dot org.

This is a regular event, happening on the 3rd Saturday of each month.