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When October 22 - 23, 2022

Hours Saturday 11am - 6pm | Sunday 11am - 5pm

where Fuller Building at Boston University

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 2022 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.

schedule

MICE returns in-person for events throughout the fall season. Please RSVP to let us know you're interested in joining us.

  • Oct 22, 11:00 AM – Oct 23, 5:00 PM
    Fuller Building at Boston University, 808 Commonwealth Avenue, Brookline, MA 02446
    The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) is the Boston area’s premiere event dedicated to the exciting and accessible art form of independent comics and graphic novels. Now returning in person and at Boston University with free admission!
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  • Oct 20, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    BU Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Celebrated cartoonists Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer), Jerry Craft (New Kid) and Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Hey, Kiddo) discuss the challenges to free speech and their best-selling graphic novels.
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  • Oct 20, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Brookline Public Library - Hunneman Hall, 361 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
    From sketchbook to published book, Jarrett J. Krosoczka shows you how he makes a graphic novel! Jarrett will tell his story on how he became a cartoonist, then breaks down how comics work and why we all love read and create them.
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  • Oct 18, 7:00 PM – Oct 19, 7:00 PM
    Crowdcast Webinar
    Get your comic from your hands to everyone's hands in this instructional session. PrintNinja's Jeff Zwirek and Radiator Comics' Neil Brideau walk you through the basics of image resolution, bleed, color profiles and more that every cartoonist needs to know to prepare their comics for print.
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  • Oct 17, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Crowdcast Webinar
    Need get your money skills as sharp as your pencil? In this engaging session, tax expert Hannah Cole walks freelancers through their creative businesses. Don't miss crucial tips on taxes and good record-keeping.
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  • Oct 16, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Hub Comics, 19 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    Celebrate the return of MICE with the Boston comics community at our preview party! Featuring Mini-Grant Winners, new comics debuting at the show, and our local Special Guests: Dave Ortega, Alex Graudins, Joel Christian Gill and Marika McCoola.
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  • Oct 09, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Kendall/MIT Open Space, 292 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
    Drop in and discover where comics and science collide at the MICE booth during the Cambridge Science Festival! Create a Zine Machine with Khushbu Kshirsagar and nature comics with Maris Wicks.
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  • Oct 04, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Crowdcast Webinar
    David Barach, president of Crowdfundr and Alex Hoffman, publisher of Fieldmouse Press will outline the benefits of crowdfunding as a way to get your work funded. They will also walk you through the steps to create and ultimately launch a campaign on Crowdfundr. Bring your questions!
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Our Location

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.

sponsors

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 partners@bostoncomicarts.org for more information.

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