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NewsOct 23, 2019

10 years of MICE

Indie comics expo celebrates anniversary with record attendance, workshops, artist talks and more

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.

Guests at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo
MICE saw record-breaking attendance in 2019 with over 4,200 guests over the festival weekend.

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.

Display of books propped up at a book sale
The Lesley community showcased their work at MICE 2019.

The event, which is free and open to the public, took place on Saturday, October 19, and Sunday, October 20.

See more photos from the event on our Facebook page.

Presenters from the Lesley community included:

Audrey Giordano
Glynnis Anderson
Hayden Fit
Jenna Miles ’19
Jhair James ’19
Jennifer Bouche
Joe Hamman
Nacaira Greenaway ’19
Ryan Livingston ’19
Sammi Lewis
Hoshimi Liang
Sam Bennett ’19
Scott Clancy
Vivian Cook
Ellen Crenshaw ’07
Josh Cornillon ’15
Sara Alfageeh ’18