Check out the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) October 22-23 in Boston


The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) is returning in person this coming weekend! In a new location! 

I love MICE and have attended many times over the years. I was even a panelist one year! So I'm thrilled to see that the event is returning, in a new location. I loved the old location at Lesley University, but there was only so big the event could get, given the size constraints of that location. I'm sure that the new location at Boston University (my alma mater!) will be more spacious and afford more room to grow. There are even pre-show events coming up this week, both on Thursday 10/20 - Making Comics with Jarrett J. Crosoczka and Cancel Culture: Banning Books Edition

From their site:

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!