When organizers for the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) counted their attendance at the close of the 10th annual festival this year, they had a record on their hands.
With more than 4,200 guests over two days of programming, this local celebration of comics has grown significantly over the last decade and established itself as a can't-miss event for artists and art enthusiasts alike.
MICE was founded by Dan Mazur and Shelli Paroline, who is married to Lesley Illustration alumnus and MICE volunteer Braden Lamb ’11. The expo, which is hosted at Lesley's University Hall every October, is a wonderful opportunity for creators to share their work, meet fellow comic artists and engage with the public.
Lesley College of Art and Design students, alumni and faculty are well-represented each year, presenting at a variety of workshops and artist talks as well as selling their work at some of the many tables stationed throughout the building.
The event, which is free and open to the public, took place on Saturday, October 19, and Sunday, October 20.
Presenters from the Lesley community included:
Jenna Miles ’19
Jhair James ’19
Nacaira Greenaway ’19
Ryan Livingston ’19
Sam Bennett ’19
Ellen Crenshaw ’07
Josh Cornillon ’15
Sara Alfageeh ’18