“North Shore Comics Mayhem” features original comics and cartoon artwork from local independent comic artists Eric Boeker, Braden Lamb, Shelli Paroline and Dirk I. Tiede. Be prepared for zombies, werewolves, giant monsters & robots, sci-fi action, and sweeping fantasy adventures.
Eisner Award-winning team Braden Lamb and Shelli Paroline have been creating comics professionally since 2008. Coming up through the indy small press scene, they made a name for themselves by working on such high-profile series as “The Muppets” and “Adventure Time”, while continuing to create their own personal work. They live and work in Salem.
Beverly-based artist Eric Boeker’s unique style is both comedic and thought-provoking. His “Commute of the Living Dead" has been in Dig Boston’s online comic section since 2010. His work has adorned the walls of local hot spots such as the Atomic Cafe and the Gulu Gulu, and can be found at local art fairs.
Dirk Tiede cut his teeth in the independent comics world with a successful self-published graphic novel series and webcomic called “Paradigm Shift”. More recently, his first all-ages comic, “STRANGER” was published last fall. He has been honing his skills as an illustrator and painter with a series of paintings that mimic classic animation production art, using several layers all traditionally. Tiede uses a combination of materials both digital and traditional in his work to great effect. Dirk also calls Beverly home.
“North Shore Comics Mayhem” runs from May 6th though the 28th at Porter Mill Gallery. The opening reception is fromon Saturday, May 7th. There will be refreshments, live music, books and prints available for purchase, and tons of amazing work to look at! Please contact the gallery for more information!