At most comic-
Book a fan party like a huge San Diego Comic-
Con International, you'll see tribal members dress up as their favorite characters --
Iron Man, clown, Wonder Woman.
You will see blinged-
Outside the trade show booth.
If there are artists present, they are often legends of the industry and are worshipped in the distance.
While these "shortcomings" have long been a source of lucrative pop culture, an alternative is booming in Boston.
Independent artists are creating fewer epic stories in innovative ways.
About 100 people will present and sell their work at the third MIT independent comics fair next Saturday, that is, display and sell their work in the university hall of Leslie University.
Dave Kender, co-founder of the Boston comic roundtable, said eye-catching events like the Boston Comic conference provide this type of "extensive touch ", A group of comic artists and writers co-sponsored mice with Leslie Boston College of Art. “But [they are]not creator-focused.
There are a lot of people making comics, but there is no place to show them.
Rescue mouse. Free activities-
The only Expo in Boston dedicated to alternative comics, "zines" and online comics --
Take advantage of a more modest, personal, hand-made comic movement.
Dan Mazur, another co-founder of the comic roundtable, said: "The Expo is an opportunity to share with the public, to say, 'This is us, and that is what we do. '.
"90% of the sales on mice are 'mini' comics," Mazur said . ".
These are limited. run and self-
Often published by hand
It was sewn by artists.
"Cheap and democratic.
These artists are doing little, not superheroes.
Scale and find your niche. The so-
The mainstream comic industry dominated by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and major publishers has fueled the current superhero movie boom.
Mazur says an alternative comic and graphic novel movement from DIY punk scenes in the 1980 s has also become "mainstream ".
Cartoonists like Chris will, Alison Baker Del, and Dan Crouch are published in The New Yorker and in the high-Cultural Circle.
The growing independent scene presented by MICE represents the third way
The roots of this art form are more Democratic than ever before.
Mazur said the performances at the New York Comic Art Museum and the San Francisco alternative media fair have become "quite huge ".
Small printing machines are everywhere in the city.
"In Brooklyn, you can't throw stones without running into an independent cartoonist.
"In addition to allowing fans to connect with artists, this gathering also gives artists the opportunity to network and talk with their peers.
"I really appreciate the social aspect," said Sheli palolin, a water country --
One of the best artists in mice. known.
Paroline met her husband, Braden Lamb, at a comic roundtable.
The main organizers behind the MICE, who work together as Kaboom freelancers!
Studio, comic book Department
Ins of the "Adventure Time" program for movies and cartoon networks.
The conference also attracted newcomers and potential
Artist seeking advice from veterans: how do you work?
What pen or brush are you using?
Do you draw on a digital tablet?
Martha Hull wrote in an email: "At MICE, I hope to see other quirky artists and like our" public "and of course I would love to sell some prints and booksmail.
Hull has never shown her work at the Expo before, and she will depart from Portland, Oregon.
Sell her first book, the untimely alphabet of death.
"The most important thing is that I want a group of new people who want to like my job to see my job.
It is expected that 1,000 visitors at this year's film festival will be able to browse the booths of exhibitors from New England, New York City and elsewhere;
Participate in groups and seminars on art-related issues (“Injury-
Avoid doing sports for artists;
"Character drawing ");
Listen to the speeches of famous independent creators, such as this year's guest, Robert sikojacques, author of the graphic novel "Masterpiece Comics.
There are also portfolio reviews, art performances and live painting competitions "iron cartoonist ".
In the exhibition hall, booths marked with the "cheese" logo mean that they are new exhibitors of the exhibition;
Balloons are vendors who sell children in particular.
There are not so many independent cartoons for crude oil today. The days of R.
The "underground rally" campaign of Crumb and his kind is basically over.
"People in their sixties throw it back on everyone's face and spin it," Kender said . ".
"But there are almost three generations of alternative comics already, so the theme and tone are really comprehensive.
Kender said it was still interesting for you to talk.
Animal comics and science fiction
But since "Maus" and "Persepolis", you are more likely to see individual and family storylines coming closer to memoirs, historical non-fiction and literary fiction, ranging from darkness to silly tones.
"It's reminiscent of the explosion of music, when everyone was afraid that it was a single culture in the 1970 and 1980 s," says Susan Lewan, a professor of illustration at the Academy of Arts . ".
"Instead, there are more genres you can think.
"Comics can be anything," Lamb said . ".
Witty: Cathy Lemi, a comic artist, will lead a group discussion of "comics and medicine" on mice.
Leamy, a Web developer who works at the Massachusetts General Hospital, has been experimenting with education and comics;
One of her works tells the patient about diabetes and erectile dysfunction.
"Independent comics can be traced back so far. It’s so rich.
"I like the personal empowerment behind it," said Leamy . ".
The round table was founded in 2006 and has about 150 members gathered every Thursday night at the Democratic Center in Harvard Square.
Artists and writers discuss Group business, talk about issues, and share their work.
"I jokingly like to call it a reverse AA conference," Uruguay artist Mario bemejo wrote in an email that his pen name "Roho" is more famousmail.
"If you have a 'comic problem', we will make things worse for you.
At a recent meeting, Roho presented a group certificate of a new anthology called "Journey to Hell III: Darkness, this is the third installment in a series of co-op horror comics published by the Roundtable that will debut in MICE.
"Everything we do as a group is to show local artists and writers that all you need to do to make a comic is to make a comic.
The atmosphere of the round table was cooperative, not competitive.
Mazur said there was not much money at stake in the independent comics industry.
"We're not arguing about who gets the gallery show.
Instead of galleries, the local comic book store is a key link to the indie comic scene.
The lamb at the Harvard Square store said: "A Million-Year Picnic is our best friend . ". Others indie-
Friendly shops include central comics at Union Square, comicodia at Kenmore Square and comicazi at Davis Square.
You may think that with the advent of the Internet, every independent cartoonist will only publish works on the Internet.
Instead, Mazur said fans wanted to keep the book in the "comic book ". ’’ “[You]
Walk away objects in your hand, signed by the artist.
"It's still mostly analog," Lamb said . ".
Reading comics is a direct personal experience, he said.
This is what I think. Do you like it?