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Boston Kids Comics Festival returns to Northeastern and record participation is expected

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06/03/23 - BOSTON, MA. - Scenes from the 2023 Boston Kids Comics Fest at the Curry Student Center on June 3, 2023. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

The Boston Kids Comics Festival is returning to Northeastern University for a second year and the event is set to be bigger than ever before. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex on Columbus Avenue.

Northeastern partnered with the Boston Comics Art Foundation to bring the event to campus for the first time last year, attracting over 1,000 visitors to the Curry Student Center. This year promises to outpace that, with 1,300 registered a week ahead of the event, said Hillary Chute, a Northeastern professor who helped bring the event to campus.

“We felt the fest really aligned with Northeastern’s mission in terms of public humanities,” said Chute, a distinguished professor of English and Art + Design at Northeastern, whose work focuses on comics and graphic novels. “One of the things that’s really important to me about the Boston Kids Comics Fest is that it’s a free, public, daylong book fair,” Chute said. “It seems like a really good fit for Northeastern, not only because of the public-facing aspect, but because faculty across Northeastern are interested in comics.”

Read more at Northeastern Global News.

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