October 21-22, 2017 · Cambridge, MA

The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo is a free weekend event showcasing the best in new and local comics!

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Save the Date for MICE 2017!
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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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Kids Comics Day at MICE 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016

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 On

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ASL Interpretation at MICE 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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.

Meet the Cartoonists of the new Eisner Level at MICE 2016!
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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!

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Friday Night MICE Kick-off Events
Monday, October 17, 2016

We’re happy to announce two events in the evening of Friday, October 28th to kickstart your MICE comics weekend!


Million Year Picnic Signing

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.


MICE Kick-off Party at Hub Comics

October 28th | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | 19 Bow St, Somerville | Union Square

Head to Hub Comics for a party featuring artists from First Second and Nobrow, and Fulcrum Publishing.


Guest Announcement: Drew Weing!
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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!

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Guest Announcement: Nate Powell!
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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.

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Guest Announcement: Jeremy Sorese!
Friday, September 2, 2016

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.

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Guest Announcement: Sara Varon!
Monday, August 29, 2016

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.

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Guest Announcement: Wren McDonald!
Friday, August 26, 2016

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!

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