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At the Boston Comic Arts Foundation, we believe in the power of comics to inspire, educate, and bring people together. That's why we help promote spaces for both creators and readers to find one another, exchange ideas, and grow as a community. 


Upcoming Events

  • Jun 03, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    This month, Picture + Panel dives into an electrifying discussion with Maurice Vellekoop and Cathy G. Johnson about the intersection of queerness and pop culture. QT Library executive director Emily Talley will moderate.
  • Jun 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Northeastern University - ISEC Building, 805 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Boston Kids Comics Festival invites children, parents/guardians, educators, and librarians to discover and explore kid friendly comics, graphic novels and hybrid books. The 2024 festival will have a book fair as well as hands-on workshops for kids. Free admission!
  • Aug 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Meadowbrook School, 10 Farm Rd, Weston, MA 02493, USA
    Calmer Con is a convention specifically designed to meet the needs of those with sensory processing challenges, autism, and anxiety concerns while providing an authentic comics and pop culture convention experience.
  • Dec 07, 2024, 11:00 AM – Dec 08, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Fuller Building at Boston University, 808 Commonwealth Ave, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
    The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) is the Boston area’s premiere event dedicated to the exciting and accessible art form of independent comics and graphic novels. Now returning in person and at Boston University with free admission!
  • May 06, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
    This month, Picture + Panel opens up a profound and compassionate conversation about mental health between Cara Bean and Jonell Joshua. Graphic Medicine advocate Matthew Noe will moderate.

Our Mission

The Boston Comic Arts Foundation champions the comics art form, increasing excitement about and engagement with the comics medium to create opportunities for more comics, more comics readers, and more support for comics creators.


BCAF increases access to comics by providing high-quality events and educational opportunities, which are free and open to all, and is committed to fostering equity in a community of authors and readers that includes all voices.


Join In

Ready to spring into action? Here are three ways to support BCAF.

Join our team by volunteering at one of our festivals throughout the year



Get our monthly newsletter for updates and inspiration from our community



Our events would not be possible without the support of these amazing organizations. If you'd like to be a part of this growing arts community, click to the right to see how you can get involved.

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