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The comic art form thrives at MICE: The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo


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. The event celebrates the comic arts from every angle as a forum for exploring and discussing the art form, open classrooms presenting workshops for creators of all skill levels, and a diverse marketplace for independent comic creators. Over 160 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 drawing faces to building fantasy worlds. Panel discussions explore themes and issues in independent comics today such as a celebration of queer activism and journeys through mental health.


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

  • Mariko Tamaki – Roaming  (signing only)

  • Jillian Tamaki – Roaming  (signing only)

  • Lawrence Lindell – Blackward

  • Breena Nunez – Baby Cartoonist

  • Karl Stevens – Mother Nature

  • Mattie Lubchansky – Boys Weekend

  • Raul III – Tacos Today: El Torro & Friends

  • Whit Taylor – Dead Air

  • Tommi Musturi – The Future

  • Joseph Kai - Restless  (signing only)

  • Sarah Searle - Sincerely Harriet  (signing only)

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


MICE will be held on Saturday, September 30 from 11am - 6pm, and Sunday, October 1 from 11am - 5pm, at the Fuller Building of Boston University, 808 Commonwealth Avenue in Brookline. Masks are required!

Please send all press inquiries to Dan Mazur –


MICE is a weekend event with an average of 2000 attendees per day so parking is extremely limited so please consider public transportation. Attendees can park at Boston University's Agganis Arena Garage for hourly and special event daily rates. However, parking on Sunday, October 1 at Agganis Arena will be difficult due to an arena event. Alternatives include 121 Dummer Street Garage or Lot K: Warren Towers Garage.

Exhibitors and staff may park at Boston University’s Lot F directly below our venue with daily rates. The neighborhood does offer 2 hour street parking on Commonwealth Ave. and Beacon St. We encourage attendees to use public transportation if possible.

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