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I have moved on to other platforms, where ever there is social media you can probably find us.
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The Midnight Oil #1

The first Issue of the newest Boston Comics Roundtable anthology is out.
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You can get a FREE copy today at CCCAF at the Cambridge Main Library,
at Million Year Picnic for Free Comic Book Day or any of the other locations on our live map.


Hellbound V: End of Comics

Hellbound V: End of Comics

River Bird Comics

by The Boston Comics Roundtable

Edited by Stephen Cartisano

48+foldouts pages ~ $10 | Risograph 2 colors. | 9x5 inches

What is the end for you? sometimes is death sometimes is the end of a bad relationship, sometimes is just running out of rope. Hellbound V is the end of the Hellbound series with a small set of stories that will take you over the edge. Mature readers only. Returning contributors include Dan Mazur (Comics: A Global History), Ellen T. Crenshaw (Nobodies Volume II, Womanthology), Alison Burke and Tara Harris (A.R.R.O.), Patrick Flaherty, E.J. Barnes (Tales of the Ling, An Invitation to the World of Luisa Felix), and Clayton McCormack (Dead Meat, Heavy Metal Magazine). Joining them for the first time on this volume are Gary Bonesteel (Killer Ink Comics), Ben Doane (Subcultures), and Brenton Barnes (Bartkira, Mister Reusch’s Black and White Illustration Book).

   Buy Book    | Previews | Unboxing | Available at Million Year Picnic and Hub Comics!

Hellbound V: Press Release

Hellbound V: End of Comics Marks the End of an Era

BOSTON, September 22 - The Boston Comics Roundtable, in conjunction with River Bird Comics, is pleased to announce the publication of Hellbound V: End of Comics. Aptly themed, this will be the final installment in a series of original horror comics anthologies from some of Boston’s most celebrated creators. No fear or phobia will be left unprovoked. 

Debuting on October 4th at the fifth annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE), Hellbound V will also be available at select local comics shops and conventions. This limited edition, 9 by 5 inch, two-tone Risograph printed run, geared toward “Mature Readers”, will feature seven stories and two fold-out pages, boasting a roster of familiar names and new contributors, alike. 

Hellbound series creator Roho will resume his role as designer and publisher. Stephen Cartisano, who has had a hand in every Hellbound release since the New England Art Award nominated Volume II: Box of Evil, returns as Editor. Returning contributors include Dan Mazur (Comics: A Global History), Ellen T. Crenshaw (Nobodies Volume II, Womanthology), Alison Burke and Tara Harris (A.R.R.O.), Patrick FlahertyE.J. Barnes (Tales of the Ling, An Invitation to the World of Luisa Felix), and Clayton McCormack (Dead Meat, Heavy Metal Magazine). Joining them for the first time on this volume are Gary Bonesteel (Killer Ink Comics), Ben Doane (Subcultures), and Brenton Barnes (Bartkira, Mister Reusch’s Black and White Illustration Book).

The Hellbound series has received much critical acclaim, having grown “increasingly stylish in presentation,” according to Rob Clough of High-Low. Katy England, of The Maine Edge, deemed Volume IV: GULP! to be “well worth adding to any collection,” while Brigid Alverson of Robot 6 marveled at the “impressive craftsmanship” contained within its pages. 

Featuring illustrations by Dan Moynihan (Nickelodeon Magazine, Heeby Jeeby Comix), and up and comer Jerel Dye(Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, Pigs Might Fly), Hellbound V: End of Comics promises to end the series with a bang... and perhaps some whimpering, too.

For additional information about this edition and upcoming events, please visit
For any inquiries or to solicit a preview copy please contact

Pre-Order Hellbound V here!

Gulp! a monster comics anthology for KIDS!

BOSTON, September 24—The Boston Comics Roundtable, in partnership with River Bird Comics, is pleased to announce the publication of GULP!, an all-ages anthology. GULP! will debut on September 28 at the fourth annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE, and be available at select comics shops in the region. The editorial team for GULP! includes the creators of Heeby Jeeby Comix ( and cartoonists on Nickelodeon Magazine, Bob Flynn and Dan Moynihan. This volume was designed and produced by Roho, owner/publisher of River Bird Comics and creator of Hellbound.

GULP! features eleven funny and spooky stories geared towards children of all ages. Tales are by some of New England’s best artists and writers featuring co-editor Dan Moynihan, Rachel Dukes, Owen Heitmann, Clay McCormack, John Lechner, Ansis Purins, Jef Czekaj, Michael Lee Harris, Greg Cook, Eric Boeker with Dirk Tiede, and Hellbound III editor Jerel Dye. Collectively, they have created over a dozen children’s books such as A Froggy Fable, The Clever Stick, A Call for a New Alphabet, and Cat Secrets. In addition, their work has appeared in Nickelodeon Magazine, SpongeBob Comics, Candlewick Press, BOOM! Studios, First Second Books, ARGH! Comics, the Boston Children’s Museum, FableVision Studios, Walt Disney Television, and Cartoon Network.

The Boston Comics Roundtable’s annual Hellbound collections have won the praise of many comics critics. Roz Young at Sequential Tart called Hellbound II “a wonderful set of frighteningly fiendish stories.” Brigid Alverson at Robot 6 wrote, “The craftsmanship in this volume is impressive.” Jen Vaughn of the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont called the collection “perfect for the horror fan.” Hellbound II was nominated for a New England Art Award in the category of best book.

GULP! is the fourth book of the Hellbound Horror Anthology Series. This edition features 52 pages of risograph blue and orange art on a stapled 6.5” x 5” landscape comic with a cover designed and drawn by co-editor, Bob Flynn. The price is $15.00 and is a limited edition of 100 copies. For additional information about the first edition and upcoming events go to for a preview visit


The Boston Comics Roundtable draws local cartoonists and writers to collaborate, workshop and socialize since 2006. BCR publishes Inbound, an anthology of Boston-area independent comics, Outbound, a science-fiction comics anthology and Hellbound, the horror comics anthology, for more info visit Also guided by Dan Mazur’s Ninth Art Press the educational anthology Show and Tell, the novelty tales collection The Greatest of All Time Anthology and the local comics superhero anthology, In a Single Bound. Visit for more information

Follow the link to a Gallery of the printed book, if you are interested in reading the book for reviewing purposes please contact thanks.

POST: Submission Guidelines


  • Would you survive the apocalypse? 

  • How do you think a day on your life would be when all the technology and infrastructure of the modern world are suddenly and violently taken away? 

  • How about 10 years into this world?

  • If you have answers put them in the form of a comic book and mail it to River Bird Studios the most interesting entries will be published on an upcoming anthology to be published by River Bird Comics (Outbound, Hellbound).

  • There is NO format, size, page length or RESTRICTIONS.

  • NO EMAIL submissions

  • We encourage the creators to reflect the world of the story on the printed presentation of the story.

  • Do NOT mail original art.

  • The selected stories will receive a FREE copy of the Anthology and will be able to buy more copies at cost.

    Post by Deadline: June 1, 2013.-
    More about POST here!


    Glory (Rob Liefeld's Glory from Image Comics ) for this week's Sketch Challenge (@Ten Ton Studios) he is riding a Leaping Mole... that is a real thing right? I have been using Borden & Riley's #120 Bristol Plate (Smooth) is pretty good for inking and markers. For Ink I used a Rotring Art Pen Extra Fine and a Sanford Extra Fine Point Marker, mostly for the Mole Skin and contour.

    Week 4

    Villains Week! Featuring:
    The Joker (DC Comics New 52), Dr. Doom (Future Foundation), Lex Luthor (also New 52 or  DC Nü), Mystique (recently resuscitated) and Magneto (Wicked old version).

    Week 2

    Week 2 is done, the characters were:

    Shanna: The She Devil

    For this week's Challenge I decide to go with a more practical approach in lieu of a pin-up. Click to see the original. And go to Ten Ton Studios to see all the other excellent entries and vote!

    Hellbound is Near!

    Poster Art by Line O

    TenTon: MarvelMan

    Black Fuska (Page 1 Preview)

    First Chapter Coming out soon on OUTBOUND #1

    TenTon: Robotika

    Mechanical Pencil 2B 0.7mm, NonRepro Pencil, BlueLine Bristol.
    Rendering Time: 3 Hours.

    TenTon: Not so Young X-Men

    Inking: First Attempt

    This is my first attempt to serious inking on someone else's art.


    Duralar (The Acetate Alternative)
    Zebra Brush Pen (Japanese, Dual Tip)
    Bishop vs Deathlock (Brett Barkley's entry from TenTon Sketch Challenge 3.28)
    Time: Around 2 Hours.

    TenTon: Howard The Duck

    TenTon: Howard The Duck


    TenTon: Witchblade


    TenTon: Colossus



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