The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo was established in 2010 to create a showcase space for artists and writers in the greater-Boston area working in the field of comics. The event is produced by the Boston Comic Arts Foundation and hosted by Lesley University College of Art and Design. Unlike traditional comics shows, which emphasize commerce and memorabilia, MICE puts a focus on the art of making comics. We connect local creators with local audience. We also run a number of workshops for children and adults, as well as panel discussions on the craft and relevance of the comics form. We’ll be featuring several special guest creators, along with an expanded line-up of programming.
MICE 2018 will take place October 20 – 21 at University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA. It is free and open to the public.eventPhoto2013
Yes! MICE is for anyone who wants to discover new comics, learn more about the medium of comics, or is interested in making their own. Sunday is Kids Day, featuring workshops for the young cartoonist.

Applications to exhibit at MICE 2018 opens in April (date TBA)! Please check back soon to read our latest guidelines and further details on applying. Join our mailing list to receive updates on exhibitor registration for MICE 2017.

Yes! MICE is known as one of the friendliest shows around, thanks to our hard-working staff and volunteers! If you want to join our team during the show, contact Rebecca Viola at micevolunteers@gmail.com and we’ll be in touch.

MICE is proud to be a safe space, free from harassment of any nature for all participants. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to race, gender, sexual orientation, body size, disability, appearance, and religion, deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact and unwelcome sexual attention. While we have not experienced a problem with harassment during our previous events, we understand the need to have an established policy in case such a situation ever arises. Read our policy.

MICE is organized by an all volunteer staff. Please get in touch with us at micexpo@gmail.com

  • Dan Mazur, Co-Director
  • Shelli Paroline, Co-Director
  • Jason Viola, Project Manager
  • Ed Shems, Guest Relations
  • Rebecca Viola, Staff Coordinator
  • Jordan Stillman, Exhibitor Relations
  • David Kender, Sponsorships
  • Zach Clemente, Marketing
  • Paul Hanna, Public Relations