the massachusetts independent
When September 30 - October 1, 2023
Hours Saturday 11am - 6pm | Sunday 11am - 5pm
Welcome to a new MICE
The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) is the New England area’s premiere event dedicated to the exciting and accessible art form of independent comics and graphic novels. Now returning in person and to a new venue at Boston University's School of Visual Arts. Admission is free and open to the public.
Each year, MICE plays host to hundreds of independent comics artists and small press publishers alongside thousands of attendees eager to check out new comics, join in on hands-on workshops, and attend inclusive panel discussions. MICE is a free-to-attend event for comics readers of all ages excited to dive into the latest comics has to offer.
Covid safety policy
MICE 2023 will be implementing the safety measures to reduce the public health risk for our attendees, exhibitors, staff, as well as the community at Boston University. Importantly,
Masking will be required for attendees, exhibitors, and staff in all indoor spaces. Read our full COVID Safety Policy to review our guidelines.
Apply to exhibit at MICE
MICE welcomes comic creators to apply between March 13 - April 10 to exhibit at our 2023 show. Our application guidelines help maintain a fresh, local, and comics-centered show, while working with the limited space of our venue. We are interested in providing our attendees with a healthy mix of local talent, first-time exhibitors, exhibitors working in print comics, and with new work. Our goal is to maximize the diversity of our exhibitor roster in several senses of the word: diversity of genre, of styles, and of voices.
Applications open: March 13, 2023
Applications close: April 10, 2023 (11:59 PM)
Application Status Announcement: May 15, 2023
MICE is making a new home at Boston University thanks to our partnership with Boston University's Art Galleries and School of Visual Arts Visual Narrative MFA program.
We acknowledge that the territory on which Boston University stands is that of The Wampanoag and The Massachusett People.
Our annual festival would not be possible without the support of these amazing organizations. If you'd like to be a part of this growing arts community, reach out to our Sponsorship Team at email@example.com for more information.