We would like to thank our sponsors, without whom MICE 2017 would not be possible.

LESLEY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN offers degree and certificate programs in graphic design, illustration, animation, photography, and arts education. Lesley University has hosted MICE on its campus since our inception in 2010. www.lesley.edu/college-art-and-design/
THE MILLION YEAR PICNIC is one of the country’s oldest comics shops independently owned and operated out of Cambridge’s Harvard Square. www.themillionyearpicnic.com
ELIOT SCHOOL The Eliot School in Jamaica Plain which offers classes to people of all ages in comics, woodworking, sewing and yarn, fiber arts, book arts, drawing, painting, photography and other crafts and fine arts. Register for their upcoming Comics Courses! www.eliotschool.org
THE GRAPHIC ARTISTS GUILD of New England primary purpose is to help our members build successful careers by equipping them with the skills and support needed to compete more effectively in an ever-changing field. Guild members are creative professionals and those studying to become creative professionals. We serve graphic and interactive designers, illustrators, animators, web programmers and developers. Join today at: graphicartistsguild.org
HUB COMICS Located in Somerville’s Union Square, Hub Comics and its expert staff offers Boston-area comic readers the finest selection of comics and graphic novels. Whether you’re just now discovering the world of comic books or are a long-time reader, you’re sure to find something new to enjoy at Hub Comics. www.hubcomics.com
COMICOPIA boasts the largest selection of manga in New England, in addition to a wide range of comics, graphic novels, small press and local works. Join us in Boston’s Kenmore Square–blocks from Fenway Park–and we’ll help you discover your next favorite title, character, or creator. www.comicopia.com
DIGBOSTON is the Boston area’s free alternative weekly newspaper. The DIG has been a sponsor of MICE since 2012 and continually supports of local cartoonists with its alt-comics section, and online Sunday Funnies. www.digboston.com
ALLEY Powered by Verizon is a membership-only community workspace for creators. Each location is a curated community powered by the emerging technologies and thought-leadership of Verizon. With Alley, Verizon is bridging the gap between startup and corporation by helping the community workspace build next-level ecosystems for entrepreneurs. Visit their newest location in Harvard Square. youralley.com/cambridge/
THE CENTER FOR CARTOON STUDIES (CCS) offers a two-year course of study that centers on the creation and dissemination of comics, graphic novels and other manifestations of the visual narrative. Experienced and internationally recognized cartoonists, writers, and designers teach classes. The school is located in historic downtown village of White River Junction, Vermont. www.cartoonstudies.org
PINE MANOR COLLEGE, Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program The Solstice Program is co-educational, inclusive, and affordable. Our diverse and dedicated faculty is committed to helping students of all backgrounds achieve their writing goals. www.pmc.edu
PAPER ASYLUM is the premier independently owned and operated pop culture shop on Boston’s North Shore. We provide an open and inclusive atmosphere where customers are welcome to celebrate their fandoms as they see fit. A high level of mainstream comics (Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image), and an ever-growing selection of independent, underground, and local comics are available. paperasylumshop.com
CANON U.S.A. Canon U.S.A. is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Canon U.S.A. is also committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. usa.canon.com
DICK BLICK ART MATERIALS Since 1911, artists have turned to Dick Blick Art Materials for dependable savings, a huge selection, and fine customer service on art supplies. www.dickblick.com
LORD HOBO proudly brews in Massachusetts, bringing the New England beer experience to thirsty fans everywhere. Lord Hobo Brewery relishes in the connection and find sanctuary in the beers that unite us. — Lords and Hobo’s alike, we all deserve to drink like royalty. www.lordhobobrewing.com
UNION SQUARE DONUTS We are a small team of donut slingers, spreading our love for handmade food to everyone we meet. We make each gourmet donut from scratch, by hand every day. Union Square Donuts is based in Somerville, MA and has been featured in multiple “best of Boston” lists. www.unionsquaredonuts.com
BOURBON COFFEE first opened its doors in Kigali, Rwanda in 2007, and has expanded to eight different locations across Rwanda and the United States. The Porter Square location offers its signature specialty coffee, along with pastries and sandwiches made in-house, all in a large cafe space perfect for studying and small groups. www.bourboncoffeeusa.com