The Boston Comics Roundtable brings local cartoonists and writers together to collaborate, workshop and socialize. Comic creators of all skill levels are welcome at our weekly meetings in Cambridge's Harvard Square, or join the discussion on our Google Group.

Thursday, Aug 24 2017 @ 7:00pm at Cambridge Main Library

Boston Comics Workspace

The Boston Comics Roundtable is pleased to present the Boston Comics Workspace. Working in tandem with the media and comics artist Heide Solbrig (also known as Whatever Floats Your Boat Productions), BCR now has access to a spacious studio and event space, conveniently located at 561 Windsor Street, Studio 306, in the TAZA Chocolate Factory building outside of Inman Square in Somerville.  There’s free parking for the building, and the 69 bus from Harvard Square stops only a couple of blocks away.

The Workspace will operate in addition to our regular weekly BCR meetings in the Cambridge Public Library and will provide access to studio work and event space as well as printing resources for the group. We hope the Workspace will grow the Boston comics community and further the professional development of our members.

So what is in it for YOU? Though we are dreaming big, the Workspace will begin on a trial basis. To start, the Workspace will offer:

  • Studio Membership

    A shared studio workspace, available to BCR members on the weekends from 10 am – 6 pm for a modest fee of $35 a month.

  • Boston Comics Roundtable Membership

    Will remain FREE and open to everyone as always.

  • Workshops

    And extended critique sessions, technical demos and tutorials, and other comics-related sessions enabling us to
    address our work in greater depth.

  • Classes

    A space for BCR members to teach and run workshops for the public (and other interested members).

  • Events

    Such as book release parties and others that would allow public outreach and community building.

We believe that all BCR members can find use and benefit from the Workspace, and want to work with you to evolve exactly what happens here. We are looking for suggestions and input from our members. This is a growing process, but to start we are offering this quiet, shared workspace, available on weekends, in a dedicated art studio, away from distractions. With your input, we can work together to craft the Workspace into an indispensable resource for the BCR.

Meanwhile, we are in the process of cultivating printing, scanning, and publishing equipment and software that will be available to members who are willing to pay $10 a month, plus the cost of materials. Memberships will be available with payment through PayPal (see bottom for more details). These fees will go toward paying the modest rent on the space, supplemented by income from classes, fundraising events, and sales of BCR books. Donations are welcome too.

 

Interested in learning more? Please come to our Open Studio hours this weekend and next (June 6-7 and June 13-14) between the hours of 10 AM and 6 PM to explore the space and learn more about what it may offer you. It’s a great space, we have a couch and a small kitchen, a great big table to work on, a black & white printer, and a laptop or two for members’ use.

With all that being said, we would like to stress that with the advent of the Boston Comics Workspace, we are now more than ever committed to access for everyone as a welcoming, safe space for diversity and creativity. We look forward to embarking on this adventure with you!

If you have any question you can contact us directly at workspace@bostoncomicsroundtable.com.

(During studio hours, you can contact Heide at 619-723-4843 for directions.)


Memberships

 

Studio Membership


Your name:

35 Dollars a Month. Pending approval

Drop-in Studio


Your name:

15 Dollars.
By appointment only.

Donations

 

Thank you!

Please schedule time to print your book. The Workspace is open on Weekends from 10am to 6pm. And the volunteers time is limited so please contact us with enough time so we can plan accordingly, thank you.


 

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