The Graphic Memoir Collective is local, & our work is awesome. We are a working group modeled after Boston's Grub Street writing workshop to produce excellent, thoughtful graphic storytelling. Our upcoming books will all be debuted at MICE. We have worked towards telling stories which are independent non-fiction literature-- in some modes light and comedic in other modes dark, moody or political. Our group's work expands indie comics and will contribute to the MICE experience.
Marty Moyer (Comics Writer/Artist/Performer) Is a retired high school math teacher, artist, writer and storyteller. She is the founder of The Graphic Memoir Collective, where she self published The Meditation Garden. She also has short works in various BCR anthologies. Her current project is about a dysfunctional family that takes place in the late sixties, We Are the Winners. She majored in theatre at the University of Oregon and spent a decade in the performance arts. Later she earned her B.S. degree in Pure Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts and taught at Newton South for 22 years. She currently lives in Somerville MA. For further information see
Barbara and Timothy are the creative team behind the installments of Cambridge Chronicled, which recounts their experiences as a multicultural family in the People’s Republic of Cambridge.
A native New Yorker, Barbara Thomas has lived in Cambridge, MA for over two decades. An avid writer since her childhood, her stories fall into the categories of horror, erotica, speculative fiction, Afrofuturism, and the Caribbean diaspora. Barbara holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT, runs Artifact Soapworks, and teaches soap making.
Boston-based illustrator Timothy Wall has been doodling since the early 80s, when he first surprised his mother with a cartoon of a mermaid with a penis AND breasts. Timothy has had a long career as a software architect, building and securing large software systems, but has always found time to devote to his visual interests in animation, video games, and various forms of design and illustration.
Laura Meilman (Comics Writer/Artist) is a comic artist and painter, most known for Project T-scapes in which she visited and sketched each of Boston’s 121 subway stops and compiled them into an art book. Laura has also created numerous mini-zines, a collection of comics about anxiety entitled I Might Be Overthinking This, and a coloring book of original drawings of women music icons. She has traveled around New England as well as the mountains of Peru in search of the perfect foggy landscapes to paint. Her comic strip Art Schoolin’ appears in the Boston Compass Newspaper. Laura’s memoir comic in progress Hold Fast tells of the sex, drugs, and messiness of a millenial’s first apartment love affair.
Heide Solbrig (Comics Writer/Artist, Comics Journalist) is a cartoonist, interdisciplinary media artist, communication scholar, documentarian and teacher. Her graphic novel, (working title: The House on Comstock Street) tells the story of growing up in the wilds of Los Angeles County’s evangelical suburbs. Martin Dines has described Solbrig’s last book, The Dandelion King as using a “scuffed, faux naif manner and documentary-like precision” in order to show the changing ecology of the suburbs and Scott MaCauley of Filmmaker Magazine described her work as having “a complicated strangeness which stands out”. The current book looks at the reshaping of the American family, rape, bicycles, and folkdancing and mostly takes place in Whittier, California, in the 1970s.
Line Olsson (Comics Writer/Artist, Illustrator) (she/her and her first name is pronounced Lee-nuh) is a freelance illustrator, a member of the Boston Comics Roundtable and the Graphic Memoir Collective. Line’s comics have appeared in various anthologies and literary magazines and she has collaborated on projects with other comics creators and writers. Her comics-inspired illustrations have appeared in various different media, e.g. newspapers, board games, a children’s book, and an Emmy nominated documentary movie. In addition, Line works with clients to help them visualize their products, and paints chalk-signs and murals for local businesses. Line lives in Brookline, a town next to Boston with her husband and two youngest boys.