Thursday, November 30, 2006

Things to do this weekend: Brattleboro art show

Brattleboro, Vt. just can't get enough of Marek Bennett and Jade Harmon, two Trees & Hills members from New Hampshire and Vermont.

Both had work that appeared in the Trees & Hills gallery showing at the Twilight Tea Lounge in November. And each now has art that appears at a gallery showing for the Commons newspaper in Brattleboro for December.

Bennett's "Mimi's Donuts" and Harmon's "Northminster North" cartoons appear in the monthly independent newspaper.

The gallery showing kicks off Dec. 1 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 139 Main Street in Brattleboro.

The showing also coincides with Brattleboro's Decemberfest celebration and it's First Friday art work. A press release about the Common's gallery showing can be read here and information on the Gallery Walk event can be read here.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Sean Wang signing next month

Critically acclaimed writer and artist Sean Wang will be appearing at the New England Comics store in Brockton on Thursday, December 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. The local comic book creator will be signing at the store to promote the release of his new project, MELTDOWN, published by Image Comics.

MELTDOWN tells the story of a reluctant super-hero whose own fire-based powers are killing him, melting him down from within. He has only 7 days left to put his life in order and make amends for a lifetime’s worth of mistakes and regrets.

MELTDOWN is a two issue prestige-format mini-series with issue #1 scheduled to be in stores December 6, 2006.

More information on Sean Wang and MELTDOWN can be found at

New England Comics (Brockton store) is located at East Crossing Plaza, 744
Crescent Street, Brockton, MA. Website:
Image Comics:

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Massachusett's Lowell Sun looking for cartoonists

The Lowell Sun is putting together a reader comic page and is looking for submissions. Read all about it here.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

James Kochalka Superstar: Britney's Silver Can

This fan video for the Kochalka song is almost as wonderfully tedious as the song itself.

"Just Timberlake, Justin Timberlake ..."

Watch it!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Things to do this month: Burlington comic art show

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Friday, November 17, 2006

The Final Piece!

The Trees & Hills Comics Page is finally online! The first two strips are both T&H-related things by me, but we'll be adding more strips by various people in the coming weeks.

Although there are still things to do, and in some sense always will be, the site as we envisioned it is now essentially complete!

More Growth

I'd like to welcome Vermont cartoonist Skip Morrow to our links page, and also announce the unveiling (finally!) of our Articles section - soon to be a flourishing grove of comics journalism.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Cartoonists' Gathering and More

This Saturday 10/18 there will be a get-together for cartoonists at Trees & Hills confounder Daniel Barlow's apartment in Brattleboro, VT from 12-5pm. We will socialize, draw, discuss plans for our anthology release parties and tabling at MoCCA, and more. For more info (like how to get there), email barlowdaniel at gmail dot com.

In other news, I'd like to welcome Vermont cartoonists Steve Hogan and Matt Reno & Massachusetts cartoonist "Thanatos Omega" to our link list.

Also, I added two items to the Resources page. One is a template for those of you who like writing comic scripts in Word. The other is an excellent blog called Comic Tools, run by MK Reed. Each weekday she posts a response to her survey about what tools cartoonists use. The latest 3 respondents today are Adrian Tomine, Alec Longstreth, and Bryan Lee O'Malley.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Things to do this weekend: Comic workshop

Marek Bennett of Mimi's Doughnuts fame will be hosting a comics workshop Saturday for elementary-aged children. The session begins at 10:30 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. at Artworks of Keene in Keene, N.H.

More information on the workshop can be found here.

Monday, November 06, 2006

James Owen at CCS

Cartoonist James Owen visited the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vt. last month and posted this lengthy report, which includes many photos.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Things to do this weekend: Trees & Hills gallery

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Original comic artwork featured in the new Trees & Hills and Friends anthology will be on display at the Twilight Tea Lounge in Brattleboro, Vt. for all of November.

We'll be kicking off the gallery showing tonight at 5:30 p.m. Several members of the group will be swinging by, including Cat Garza, Zach Stephens and Steve Bissette!