important dates

MICE welcomes comic creators to apply between May 16 - 31 to exhibit at our 2022 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. Additionally, as the Boston area’s major independent comics show, we strive as much as possible to give a platform for local and regional creators. Using these criteria, the show will be fully curated by our jury. We appreciate your understanding that while interest in MICE grows, our available space remains limited.

  • Applications open: May 16, 2022

  • Applications close: May 31, 2022 (11:59 PM EST)

  • Application Status Announcement: June 24, 2022

application guidelines

Please check back between May 16 - 31, 2022 to find a link to the application form. In the meantime, review our Application Guidelines and read our COVID Safety Policy as there are specific points pertaining to exhibitors.

  • We need to review your comics

In the upcoming application we’ll ask for a link to an online portfolio or shared file with samples of your comics – we can't consider you without them! Please make sure your portfolio contains specific and clear examples of your comics work. In fact, a submitted PDF of your comics work is preferred. (See sample here)

  • Comics should count for at least half of your show material

While illustration and other works are certainly welcome we are curating a comics-centered show.

  • Exhibit new comics

We encourage all applicants to introduce new material and there will be a space in the application for you to detail any new work.

  • Consider applying for a Small Table Space

If you only have 1 or 2 comics to sell, apply for a 2.5 foot space at a table small with other exhibitors. It’s a great option for students and newcomers.

FAQs

I want to table with my friend. What should I do?

Due to our COVID safety policies, you should submit your own application for an individual space. If you would like to table near specific creators, please note in the application. Only collectives, print groups, and publishers should apply for full table spaces. Please don’t apply for a full table unless you’re sure this applies to you!

I want to share a small or half table space with a friend. Can I?

This year due to COVID safety protocols we are limiting our small and half spaces to one exhibitor per designated space. If you would like to table near specific creators, please note in the application.

Applications are closed, but can I be put on the waiting list?

Sorry, but no! We do not accept any applications after the deadline (11:59 PM EST at 5/31/22). We hope you’ll apply next year!

When are applications opening next year?

Great question! Join our mailing list below to receive updates on exhibitor registration for MICE 2023.

I can’t wait for MICE! What else is going on?

If you’re a creator in the Boston area, there are Boston Comic Roundtable chapters that meet up in Cambridge and Beverly, MA.

For more independent comics shows in our area, check out the Boston Comics in Color Festival in April as well as Ladies Con in September at the Somerville Armory. 


Comic classes are offered for all ages and skill levels at the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain.

Pricing

Small Table Space (2.5 feet): $75 - For individuals with 1 or 2 comics to sell

Half Table Space (3 feet): $100 - For individual exhibitors

Full Table Space (6 feet): $200 - For collective, print groups, and publishers

10% Student Discount

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