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Vicki Xu

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The Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo Adapts to the New Normal

COVID-19 made hosting the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo in-person impossible, but cancelling the expo was, too. So many stories from MICE’s past centered on the human connections made at a show — “We’ve heard so many people say things like, ‘I met my future husband at MICE, I met my best friend and collaborator at MICE,’” Paroline remembers.

Sticking with Chinatown

The group decided to partner with Asian American and Pacific Islander-owned restaurants to sell stickers of their iconic dishes or drinks, with 75 percent of proceeds going to the business and a charity of its choice — the goal being to both bring  restaurants publicity and support community work. And so Sticky Locals was born.