Blog of the Comic Book

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History

Comic Art Reduction Act of 1967

Once upon a time, American comic book publishers didn't care about the size of original art. That all changed in the fall of 1967.Learn more

Alex Toth vs. Steve Rude

Steve Rude pencilled a Jonny Quest story in 1986. Rude faxed the work-in-progress to Alex Toth for advice. Toth responded with a hand-written critique. Learn more

Demos

Ames Lettering Guide

Even in the digital age (or perhaps in spite of it), the Guide is a standard tool for lettering professional comic books. Learn more

Lettering Comics by Hand

Lettering for this class will be done with calligraphy pens, ink, and paper, striking a balance between expression and clarity. Learn more

Local Resources

Boston-area businesses that support our beloved art form

Art Supplies

MassArt Supply & Bookstore
massart.edu/art-supply-bookstore
Art supplies, new and used textbooks, course material, and other college items
Artist & Craftsman
artistcraftsman.com
Employee-owned company founded in 1985, with now over 20 locations nationwide
Dick Blick
dickblick.com
America's largest art supply store (RIP Utrecht's)

Comic Book Stores

Bedrock Comics
bedrock-comics.com
371 Worcester Road
Framingham MA 01701
508-872-2317
The Comic Stop
thecomicstop.com
134 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
617-926-3430
Comicazi
comicazi.com
407 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144
617-666-2664
Hub Comics
hubcomics.com
19 Bow Street
Somerville MA 02143
617-718-0987
Million Year Picnic
themillionyearpicnic.com
99 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-492-6763
New England Comics
newenglandcomics.com
Multiple locations: Allston, Brookline, Cambridge
The Outer Limits
eouterlimits.com
437 Moody Street
Waltham MA 02453
781-891-0444
Paper Asylum
paperasylumshop.com
260 Cabot Street
Beverly MA 01915
978-998-4692
Silver Moon Comics
silvermooncomics.com
1 East India Square Mall
Salem MA 01970
978-594-8641