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MICE, the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, is back and in person


Boston, MA – Since 2010, MICE has been an annual community celebration of creativity and expression – the biggest and longest-running independent comics festival in New England. After a 2-year pandemic hiatus, the show will return on October 22 - 23, 2022 to a new venue: Boston University’s Fuller Building, at 808 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA. As ever, MICE will host a dazzling and diverse crowd of independent comics creators from Boston and beyond. Over 180 exhibitors will gather to share and sell an enormous range of comics, from hand-crafted zines to published graphic novels. Admission is free and open to all ages!

Not to be missed is MICE’s free-to-all extensive programming which includes hands-on workshops, where beginners can get an introduction to the medium of comics, and even experienced creators can explore the craft from scripting to inking to Risograph printing. Panel discussions explore themes and issues in independent comics today such as a celebration of challenged LGBTQIA+ graphic novels and a spotlight on the Puerto Rican comics scene.


MICE also welcomes an extraordinary line up of graphic novelists as our Special Guests:

  • Gale Galligan – The Baby-Sitters Club, Freestyle

  • Maia Kobabe – Gender Queer: A Memoir

  • Sara Alfageeh – Squire

  • Malaka Gharib – I Was Their American Dream, It Won't Always Be Like This

  • Steenz – Heart of the City

  • Molly Mendoza – Stray, Skip

  • Jarrett J. Krosoczka – Hey, Kiddo

  • Aatmaja Pandya (Slip

  • Marika McCoola – Slip

  • Dave Ortega – Días de Consuelo

  • Joel Christian Gill – Fights, Tales of the Talented Tenth

  • Alex Graudins – Improve: How I Discovered Improv and Conquered Social Anxiety

Don’t miss this fun and inclusive community arts festival with free admission!


MICE will be held on Saturday, October 22 from 11am - 6pm, and Sunday, October 23 from 11am - 5pm, at the Fuller Building of Boston University, 808 Commonwealth Avenue in Brookline. Masks are required!

Please send all press inquiries to Zachary Clemente –

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