Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
University Hall at Lesley University
1815 Massachusetts Ave (Porter Sq.)
Our panels, workshops and exhibition are free and open to the public.
We are super excited to announce that MICE 2017 will be held the weekend of October 21−22, 2017, at Lesley’s University Hall in Porter Square, Cambridge, MA. Once again, MICE will feature special guests and comic creators from the New England area and beyond as well as engaging workshops and panel discussions. Everybody here at MICE HQ is counting down the days! We can’t wait!
Applications to exhibit at MICE will open March 1st. Keep an eye out for our registration guidelines in the weeks to come.
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The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) is a whole weekend of books, fun, and events for every age, with free admission to all, located at University Hall in Porter Square. Sunday, October 30th is Kids Comics Day, featuring our best kid-oriented activities and comics! Meet the authors of some of the best kids comic books, including Faith Erin Hicks (The Nameless City), Raúl the Third (Lowriders in Space), Jeremy Sorese (Steven Universe), Drew Weing (The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo), and Bob Flynn (Spongebob Comics). And discover your new favorite comics and cartoonists in our exhibit hall. Just keep an eye out for balloons attached to tables: that’s how to find kid-friendly comics!
Kids can also learn how to make their own cartoons and comics in these workshops and activity sessions… Read OnRead On
We are pleased to provide ASL (American Sign Language) interpreters for all of the programming at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo on October 29 – 30 at University Hall in Cambridge, MA. The discussion panels and cartooning workshops will have interpreters checking in at the beginning of each session. Our full schedule of events is available here. We’re devoted to making MICE accessible to anyone in the deaf community who is interested learning more about the art of comics. MICE is free and open to the public.
MICE 2016 is bigger than ever, with over 200 exhibitors! To make more room for all this talent, we are debuting the Eisner Level: a whole new exhibition area on the lower level of University Hall. Read on to learn more about the fine cartoonists you’ll meet in this new space!Read On
We’re happy to announce two events in the evening of Friday, October 28th to kickstart your MICE comics weekend!
October 28th | 5:30pm – 7:00pm | 99 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge | Harvard Square
Million Year Picnic will host a book signing by MICE guests Nate Powell and Kerascoët.
Say hello to our last guest for 2016: Drew Weing! Drew is a cartoonist from Athens, GA who makes comics for the web and print. His current project is The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo, an ongoing webcomic that follows the mysterious adventures of a young monster mediator. First Second Books published the first collected volume on September 13, 2016. Happy book-day Drew!Read On
Nate Powell is a New York Times best-selling graphic novelist who began self-publishing at age 14. Nate illustrates the March trilogy – the acclaimed graphic novel autobiography of civil rights icon John Lewis – in his distinctive loose yet sophisticated style. He also creates comics of his own, such as You Don’t Say, Any Empire, and Swallow Me Whole, which further showcase his skills as a thoughtful storyteller.Read On
We are proud to announce Jeremy Sorese as a special guest at MICE 2016! Jeremy’s unique brushwork is on epic display in his debut graphic novel is Curveball, published by Nobrow. Curveball is the tale of one person coping with the ending of a difficult relationship in a future where humanity is losing its grip on technology.Read On
Please welcome another fantastic guest to MICE: Sara Varon! Sara is a printmaker, graphic novelist, and children’s book author/illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. Sweaterweather, published earlier this year, is a reprinted collection of short comics from her quirky world of animal characters. Her most recent picture book, President Squid, written by Aaron Reynolds, is a timely and silly exploration of the ideal qualities of leaders, diplomats…and giant squid.Read On
Join us in welcoming Wren McDonald who brings his sharp indie style to MICE 2016. Wren is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Brooklyn whose new cyber-punk graphic novel, SP4RX, drops in November from Nobrow – with advance copies available at MICE!Read On