June events at Hub Comics – Ho, Knight/Gill, CLHUB!

1 of 3! Lit Crawl Boston presents: Jannie Ho at Hub Comics

Join author/illustrator Jannie Ho (The Lost Mitten) as she illuminates the process of creating graphic novels. Bring your creativity and ‘panel vision’ as together we write and draw our very own comic strip. Sponsored by the Boston Comic Arts Foundation. Thursday, June 6th at 6pm!

2 of 3! Cartoonist Keith Knight in Conversation with Joel Christian Gill!

Then, THAT SAME EVENING, Thursday, June 6th at 7pm, it’s Cartoonist Keith Knight in Conversation with Joel Christian Gill! Knight is the creator of The K Chronicles, The Knight Life, and the new graphic novel I Was a Teenage Michael Jackson Impersonator! His life and work is the subject of the Hulu series Woke. Cartoonist and historian Joel Christian Gill is Chair of BU’s MFA in Visual Narrative, author of the memoir Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence, and illustrator of Ibram X. Kendi’s graphic novel Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.

3 of 3! HUB COMICS BOOK CLHUB

Join us Wednesday, June 19th at 7pm for our next HUB COMICS BOOK CLHUB meeting! We’ll informally discuss both form and content regarding our pick-of-the-month, Kay Leyh‘s Eisner and Lambda Literary Award nominated book about a group of mermaids trapped on dry land, Thirsty Mermaids! — which is 10% off now ‘til BOOK CLHUB! Readers of all experience levels are welcome, although this book is mildly aimed at adults, so leave the kids at home! You don’t even have to buy a copy from Hub Comics! Admission is free, but you’ll have to bring a copy of the book with you. For questions, call or email the shop!

BOOK CLHUB + Keith Knight in May/June

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Join us Wednesday, May 22nd at 7pm for our next HUB COMICS BOOK CLHUB meeting! We’ll informally discuss both form and content regarding our pick-of-the-month, Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki’s long anticipated next collaboration, Roaming. Friends visit New York, tensions rise, and an unexpected fling blossoms! Ogle the details of a bustling, intimidating metropolis softened by a palette of muted pastels, and it’s 10% off now ‘til BOOK CLHUB! Readers of all experience levels are welcome, although this book is older teen and up, so leave the kids at home. You don’t even have to buy a copy from Hub Comics! Admission is free, but you’ll have to bring a copy of the book with you. For questions, call or email the shop!

Then, Thursday, June 6th at 7pm, it’s Cartoonist Keith Knight in Conversation with Joel Christian Gill! Knight is the creator of The K Chronicles, The Knight Life, and the new graphic novel I Was a Teenage Michael Jackson Impersonator! His life and work is the subject of the Hulu series Woke. Cartoonist and historian Joel Christian Gill is Chair of BU’s MFA in Visual Narrative, author of the memoir Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence, and illustrator of Ibram X. Kendi’s graphic novel Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.

Free Comic Book Day + BOOK CLHUB

Saturday, May 4th, starting at our normal opening time of 10am, it’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! The annual holiday returns! We’ll have free comics for readers of all ages — while supplies last!

Join us Wednesday, May 22nd at 7pm for our next HUB COMICS BOOK CLHUB meeting! We’ll informally discuss both form and content regarding our pick-of-the-month, Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki’s long anticipated next collaboration, Roaming. Friends visit New York, tensions rise, and an unexpected fling blossoms! Ogle the details of a bustling, intimidating metropolis softened by a palette of muted pastels, and it’s 10% off now ‘til BOOK CLHUB! Readers of all experience levels are welcome, although this book is older teen and up, so leave the kids at home. You don’t even have to buy a copy from Hub Comics! Admission is free, but you’ll have to bring a copy of the book with you. For questions, call or email the shop!

BOOK CLHUB + Free Comic Book Day

Join us Wednesday, April 24th at 7pm for first HUB COMICS BOOK CLHUB meeting! We’ll informally discuss both form and content regarding our pick-of-the-month, Zoe Thorogood‘s semi-autobiographical It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth. Readers of all experience levels are welcome, although this book is rated M for Mature, so leave the kids at home. It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth is available now at Hub Comics for 10% off until the start of BOOK CLHUB! You don’t even have to buy a copy from Hub Comics! Admission is free, but you’ll have to bring a copy of the book with you. For questions, call or email the shop!

Saturday, May 4th, starting at our normal opening time of 10am, it’s FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! The annual holiday returns! We’ll have free comics for readers of all ages — while supplies last!

April 2024 Events! Cara Bean! Comics in Color! BOOK CLHUB!

THREE EVENTS IN APRIL! First up, on Tuesday, April 16th, Cara Bean will present her new book Here I Am, I Am Me at Hub Comics! You already know Bean from Let’s Talk About It, now get ready for a heftier read!

As a high school art teacher, Bean sees echoes of mental health expression coming through in the artwork of the kids in the classes that she teaches–her students open up in her classroom in a new way, using drawing and art as a safe way to explore difficult topics. This connection between art and the ability to express difficult feelings is what inspired Bean to create Here I Am, I Am Me–an empathetic graphic novel that helps tweens and teens learn about mental health issues and coping strategies in an approachable and safe way. Start this much-needed dialogue about adolescent depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use and addiction, and how to get help with this important new book! Join us for A Conversation With Cartoonist Cara Bean! Your ticket, at $17.99 plus tax, gets you into the event (Tuesday, April 16th at 7pm at Hub Comics) and a copy of the book, but space is limited! Call or email the shop now!

Next up, an event not at Hub Comics! But we are a proud sponsor and in attendance! That’s right, Hub Comics will be tabling at Boston Comics in Color Festival on Saturday, April 20th. The con runs from 10am to 5pm at the Reggie Lewis Center, 1350 Tremont Street in Boston. (The brick and mortar Hub Comics will be open and having a normal day in Somerville that day!)

LASTLY — Wednesday, April 24th at 7pm, the first meeting of the HUB COMICS BOOK CLHUB! At Hub Comics! Join us to informally discuss both form and content regarding our pick-of-the-month, Zoe Thorogood‘s semi-autobiographical It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth. Readers of all experience levels are welcome, although this book is rated M for Mature, so leave the kids at home. It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth is available now at Hub Comics for 10% off until the start of BOOK CLHUB! You don’t even have to buy a copy from Hub Comics! Admission is free, but you’ll have to bring a copy of the book with you. For questions, call or email the shop! See you Wednesday, April 24th at 7pm, and check back here for future BOOK CLHUB dates!