Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Commons Comics Deadline

If you are hoping to get your comic into the Brattleboro Commons, you need to get them to Jade Harmon (commonscomics at gmail dot com) by March 1 - see the call for submissions for details.


Monday, February 19, 2007

Hard Questions

Sunday, February 18, 2007

CCS Portfolio Day

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS)

(click 'Full Article' below)

Bring your sketchbook!
Show your portfolio for an admissions review
Learn more about the program and courses
Meet faculty and students
Tour the campus

Who should attend?
Prospective students
High School seniors and graduates
College students

The Center for Cartoon Studies
94 South Main Street
White River Junction, Vermont
Directions available online: http://www.cartoonstudies.org/wrj.html
Questions? (802) 295-3319
R.S.V.P. Space is limited!
Robyn Chapman

About The Center for Cartoon Studies
The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) offers a one and two-year course of
study designed for a small group of dedicated students with a passion and
appreciation for graphic novels, storytelling, writing, comics, and design.
Experienced and internationally recognized cartoonists, writers, and
designers will teach classes. For more information on CCS programs, visit:

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Monthly Drawing Party & More

The monthly Trees & Hills drawing party (always the 3rd Sat. of each month except under extenuating circumstances) will be happening this Saturday 2/17 at Tim Hulsizer's house in Keene, NH; email Tim (escapevelocity at gmail dot com) for directions and other info.

Anne Thalheimer has a guest column up at Fleen - check it out! She uses fellow Pioneer Valley cartoonist Bryant Paul Johnson's work to discuss reading comics in different formats.

The Granite State Comicon will happen in Concord, NH on March 18; tables are $25, and some T&H folk have applied.

The Boston Zine Fair will happen March 24-25 in (of course) Boston, MA - which is outside our "territory", but T&H folk are applying for tables (a mere $15!).

I have all the Hourly Comics by T&H folk that I'm aware of (by me, Tim Hulsizer, and Anne Thalheimer), so once I've scanned Anne's I'll add those to our comics section. If you've done one I don't know about, let me know! I also still have a batch of artists to add to the links page.

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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Cartoons For Cats

Saturday, February 10 (12-3pm) Marek Bennett will be drawing cartoons for the Monadnock Humane Society's cat adoption promo event. Come on by for discounted kitty adoptions (with free cat toys!)...


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Brattleboro Commons Assembling Local Comics Page

The Brattleboro Commons has just
given Jade Harmon the green light to seek out and organize local cartoonists
for a monthly comics page! She's working on the
details & "comics guidelines" now, but would like to start gathering
interest and strip examples/proposals from as many people as soon as possible.

• The paper is still free and very young: thus payment is not
guaranteed, but possible. (It will largely depend on Jade's ability to get
us page sponsors; please suggest any comics philanthropists who come
to mind...could it be You? Such an individual will be loudly
proclaimed on the page.)
• Space is being decided on, but anticipate to work 8" x 3" print size at the least.
• Content must be suitable for children, but not necessarily geared to
children. Gag comics are not necessary. Please see the current issue
of the paper
and keep our audience
in mind. Nothing too experimental, please.
• The paper is produced monthly, so serial strips are discouraged at
this time. Comics can have consistent characters, situations, etc, but
should be able to exist on their own.
• Deadline-savvy cartoonists only, please.
• Submissions are sent electronically.
• Please send interest, comic descriptions, and samples to commonscomics at gmail dot com (ASAP)


Sunday, February 04, 2007

Coming Events, Call For Submissions, New Comics

The Calendar is finally updated! This month's events (see calendar for more details):

Tuesday 2/6 (6:30-8:30pm): Western MA Comic Creators' Group every 1st Tuesday (Northampton, MA).
Tuesday 2/6 (8:30-10:00pm): monthly Pioneer Valley Comics & Cartoon Schmooze (Northampton, MA).
Saturday, 2/17 (12-5pm): Trees & Hills Drawing Social every 3rd Saturday (Keene, NH).

Hourly Comic Day was swell. At least 3 T&H folk participated, and we'll show those comics off here when I have all three in hand. In the meantime, there are 2 more jams up in the Comics section.

Tim Hulsizer is running a comic art auction for charity; click here to donate art or money.

Keene Free Comics, long dormant, will walk the earth once more to honor TV Turnoff Week, which this year is April 23-29. This special issue of KFC will be 8.5" x 11", hopefully 12 pages, and will be aimed at a wide audience (including young folks). The deadline for submissions is March 18. (To contribute a comic and/or help print & distribute, contact: Colin Tedford, colintedford at gmail dot com)