Thursday, December 17, 2009

"Now!" Inbound #4 Bibliography

Due to space constraints, Inbound #4 could not include any of the stories' bibliographies. Here is the bibliography for the MCC story "Now!" as it would have appeared in the collection:

Brandt, Lauren and Judy Kertész. “History of the Indian College.”
History of American Civilization: Harvard University Site. 4 April 2005. History of American Civilization Department of Harvard University. 7/12/2009.

Faust, Drew. “Letter to the Community.” E-mail to all Harvard Affiliates. 24 Sept. 2008.

Faust, Drew. “Harvard and The Economy.” E-mail to all Harvard Affiliates. 10 Nov. 2008.

Faust, Drew. “Letter to the Community.” E-mail to all Harvard Affiliates. 18 Febr. 2009.

Faust, Drew and Marilyn Hausammann. “Important Workforce Announcement.” Email to Harvard Workforce List-serv. 23 June 2009.

The Harvard Living Wage Sit-Ins. Dir. by Maple Razsa and Pacho Velez. 2004.

Sacchetti, Maria. “Harvard's Faust Backs Path to Legal Residency.”
The Boston Globe. 21 May 2009.

Schlesinger, Andrew.
Veritas: Harvard College and the American Experience. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2005.

Smith, Michael. “A Message from Dean Smith.” Email to Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff. 11 May 2009.

Smith, Michael. “A Message from Dean Smith.” Email to Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff. 1 July 2009.

The figure of 1000 laid-off workers comes from the various campus unions, and is the number that they use when discussing lay-offs. The University has not released an official total for lay-offs, but they do put a number to each round. The union number includes not only the full-time union members that the University counts, but also people they do not, such as part-time and outsourced employees.

Special thanks to Cathy and Joel, who provided valuable feedback and reality checks for this project.

Monday, December 14, 2009

First Transmission Review on the Poopsheet Foundation

Henry Chamberlain has published a short and sweet review of the First Transmission of the MCC over at the Poopsheet Foundation website. Read it here.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

The MCC is in Outbound #4 and The BCR has a ton of Events

The MCC has a piece in Inbound #4! Here's the full press release for the book.

The History of Boston - Finally in Comic Book Form!
New comics anthology showcases true tales from Boston's past and present
in Inbound #4, the latest from the Boston Comics Roundtable

BOSTON, MA (December 3, 2009) - Boston history has never looked so lively as in Inbound #4: A Comic Book History of Boston. This 144-page trade paperback features over 35 stories from dozens of contributors, all chronicling true tales from their beloved hometown. The book is the latest in the Inbound comics anthology series produced by the Boston Comics Roundtable. (View book cover and samples at

Inbound #4: A Comic Book History of Boston has already been hailed as "an unexpected and delightful assortment of Boston lore" by Jane Clayson, radio host of WBUR's "Radio Boston." The stories are fresh takes on some of Boston's most fascinating history that rarely makes its way to dusty textbooks and walking tours. Ever heard about the book bound in human flesh at the Boston Athenaeum? What about the true and surprisingly sympathetic tale of Ponzi Scheme inventor Charles Ponzi? From revolutionaries to pirates and heroes to thieves, this collection brings them all together into a single, thrilling volume of shared history.

The book is a great gift for both history buffs and comics lovers. It's available online at the Boston Comics Roundtable website ( and in many comic book and traditional book stores in the Boston area, including: Million Year Picnic, Harvard Book Store, New England Comics, Brookline Booksmith, Comicazi, Hub Comics, and Comicopia.

To hear the WBUR interview with Inbound editors and contributors, as well as the radio dramatization of Cathy Leamy's "The Old Howard," go to

Contributors for Inbound #4: A Comic Book History of Boston include Matt Aucoin, Matt Boehm, Eric Boeker, Baldemar Byars, Susan Chasen, Will Clark, Ellen Crenshaw, Brad DeRocher, Franklin Einspruch, David Fernandez, Samuel Ferri, Tim Fish, Bob Flynn, Jaime Garmendia, Joel Christian Gill, Lawrence Gillette, Raul Gonzalez, Erik Heumiller, Richard Jenkins, Dave Kender, Kevin Kilgore, Braden D. Lamb, Cathy Leamy, Ron LeBrasseur, Line-O, Jesse Lonergan, David Marshall, Dan Mazur, the MCC, Troy Minkowsky, Lindsay Moore, Shelli Paroline, Steve Polackawicz, Matthew Reidsma, Roho, Aya Rothwell, Joshua Santa Cruz, b.k. Smith, Dirk Tiede, Carl Tsui, Dave Unger, and Jen Vaughn.


The Boston Comics Roundtable is an independent organization of comics creators in the Greater Boston area. It was created in 2006 to unite Boston-based artists and writers in the spirit of camaraderie and professional development. More information about its publications, its members, and local meetings can be found at

Contact info
Dave Kender
Boston Comics Roundtable

The Boston Comics Roundtable is hosting a number of events to promote the book, from an art opening at the Atomic Bean Cafe this Saturday from 4:00 to 6:00 to various craft fairs leading up to the holiday. You can find a full schedule here, on the left side of the page.