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Thursday, 27 September 2012

The third annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) will take place this Saturday, 29 September, at Lesley College’s University Hall, 1815 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.

This is a free show featuring scores of independent comics creators displaying their art, selling their publications, and sharing sketches and lessons. All day there will be presentations open to all attendees, including author talks, panel discussions, and art demonstrations. In the morning those presentations will focus on comics in education under the rubric of New England Comics Arts in the Classroom.

As a late addition to the schedule, I’ll interview Prof. Jay Hosler, creator of Clan Apis, The Sandwalk Adventures, and (as scripter) Evolution, among other biologically-based comics. That will be at 4:30 in the seminar room. Despite (or because of) never having taken high-school biology, I really enjoy Hosler’s funny and surprisingly emotional explanations of the science. I’m looking forward to hearing more about how he wrote, drew, and published them.

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