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  • Free mini-comics workshops for kids, July 14 + 21

    I'm pleased to announce that I will be presenting a couple of workshops for kids about making mini-comics in the month of July. Two workshops are scheduled, and both are FREE for participants. Here are the details:

    July 14, 3:00pm at the Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library (433 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain)

    Do you like to draw pictures or write stories? Are you looking for a way to share your adventures with the world? Join us to learn how to make a mini-comic book with comic and zine artist Marissa Falco. Learn about how comics are made and then make your own mini-comic book.
    For ages 5 and up.

    July 21, 3:00pm at the Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library (2044 Columbus Ave., Roxbury)

    In this special meeting of the Comic Book Club, learn how to make your own mini-comic with artist Marissa Falco. For readers, writers, and artists ages 8-12.

    Thanks to the Boston Public Library librarians for inviting me! I'm looking forward to seeing what all of these young comics-creators are going to make! If you are a teacher, librarian, troop leader, etc who would like to talk with me about setting up a minicomics or zine workshop in the future, please get in touch!

  • Stitch news :: Holiday ornament class 11/22 12/6

    Hello! Kind of last-minute, but I wanted to let you know that I'm teaching a holiday ornament-making class at Gather Here in Cambridge, MA this Saturday 11/22 and 12/6 (it's a 2-parter). There's still plenty of space, and this would be a great project if you're looking for some holiday-related gifts to make friends/loved ones/teachers. The pattern for the ornaments is designed by the lovely Alicia Paulson, who designs/makes some beautiful things. Working on these wool felt ornaments should be a real treat! We're gonna make some beautiful things! Hope you can join us, or spread the word.

    In addition to that class, I'm teaching a few other embroidery classes there in December. If you're looking for embroidery basics, a holiday sampler, or a sweeeet cross-stitch castle project to get you through these chilly winter nights on the couch, we've got you covered!

  • October appearances, classes, mail, and a new distro connection

    Happy Autumn! I have a lot of news to share with you for the month of October: 

    • I'll be tabling at Boston Zine Fest on Sunday, October 12th. The fest is from 12-6 at Aeronaut Brewery (14 Tyler Street, Somerville MA). It's a short walk from Union Square, or take the 87 to Loring Street, or take the 83 to Central Street. There is a whole afternoon/evening of zine activities (workshops, readings, etc.) on October 11th, so be sure to check those out.
    • Beginning in October I'll be teaching embroidery classes a few times a month at Gather Here in Cambridge. In October there's a stitch sampler class for absolute beginners and a couple of project-based classes, too. These classes are for people 17 and over, and they change from month to month. If you've ever thought that you might like to try embroidery, now's your chance!
    • October also brings the 31 Postcards in 31 Days challenge. This was started by zine friends in Chicago, but is open to anyone who would like to participate. The deal is that you send 31 postcards (to people you know, to people you don't know) in the month of October. That's it! This year I might draw all my postcards, but we'll see how that goes. If you'd like to send me a postcard, see my contact page.
    • I'm thrilled to announce that a few of my zines are going to be carried by Kitten Breath Distro in Scotland. This distro is run by the most excellent Ann-Marie, who makes cool drawings and takes her distro on location to craft, small press, and other events in Scotland. So if you're in Scotland (or have friends who are), follow the distro's page and look out for my zines in the near future!
  • Miss Sequential at Radiator Comics

    Big news! Some of my comics/zines are now available through Radiator Comics, a new distributor of self-published and small press comics. You can see my titles they carry here. I'm super excited for my work to be a part of this, because it's in some very excellent company--so many great comics by awesome artists, check them out!

  • Zines! Cambridge! Saturday 8/16!

    If you're local and you like zines or want to like zines, it would be wise to check out the first-ever New England Zine Fest this Saturday 8/16 at the Cambridge YMCA in Central Square. I will be there from 12-6 with a bunch of my zines in tow, so if there are holes in your collection, or if you want to bring me a cookie, or if you just want to ask me about when the new Miss Sequential will be out (soon, jeez), stop by and I will stop drawing and say hello.

    There are a lot of other people who will be there with their zines, and while I am not familiar with most of their work I am 1) looking forward to checking it out, and 2) certain that there will be something for everyone, because that's how zine fests usually are. Thanks to the nice people at The Boston Hassle for making this event, because the Boston/Camberville area has gone far too long without a zine fest! Bring small bills if you want to buy stuff! Hope to see you there!