Blog of the Comic Book

Rejecting database-driven blogging technologies (search bar, reader comments, category tags, anything dynamic), these articles are defiantly static HTML. On the bright side, there aren't any info-sniffing popup windows, intrusive ads, or cookies to "customize" your user experience. You're welcome!



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


Original Art Dimensions for North American Comic Books

Scale original art to printed page of classic and modern mainstream comics. Learn more

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
Art supplies, new and used textbooks, course material, and other college items
Artist & Craftsman
Employee-owned company founded in 1985, with now over 20 locations nationwide
Dick Blick
America's largest art supply store (RIP Utrecht's)

Comic Book Stores

Bedrock Comics
371 Worcester Road
Framingham MA 01701
The Comic Stop
134 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
407 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144
Hub Comics
19 Bow Street
Somerville MA 02143
Million Year Picnic
99 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
New England Comics
Multiple locations: Allston, Brookline, Cambridge
The Outer Limits
437 Moody Street
Waltham MA 02453
Paper Asylum
260 Cabot Street
Beverly MA 01915
Silver Moon Comics
1 East India Square Mall
Salem MA 01970