We have some super cool events coming up in September! Next Friday, we have two big shows.
We are part of a Joss Whedon show at Gallery 1988 (happy dance!). We did a piece based on Cabin in the Woods. The piece has a lot of moving parts so we will be posting a bunch of previews in the days leading up.
Also, if you are in the Baltimore area, swing by Baltimore Comic Con. The show is 3 days long and has a nice mix of mainstream and indie comic artists.
We think that Farel Dalrymple’s graphic novel The Wrenchies is awesome!
Farel’s going to be on the road talking about the book in DC, New York, Boston, Toronto, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver this Seattle — you should check out his event if he’ll be in your neighborhood!
Also, SPX! First stop on the tour! Can’t wait to hold this in mine own hands…
Let’s review, shall we?
What, what, what…?
The first official announcements of special guests for the 2014 Small Press Expo are hitting the streets tomorrow! (although, if you peeped our sweet Box Brown advert you’ve had a major preview of what’s to come) One of the themes we’ll have running through this year’s show will be a celebration of the wild and wooly world of the alt-weekly newspaper.
Three of the creators we’ll be featuring in that vein will be officially announced tomorrow. We’re extremely excited to have James Sturm, Jules Feiffer and the one and only Lynda Barry joining us for SPX 2014!
This year is the 20th Anniversary of SPX, and we are NOT JOKING AROUND.
It would be amazing if you would join us September 13 and 14, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland for all the fun.
Hotel and travel details await you at spxpo.com! Have a question? Hit our Tumblr ASK box! See you in September :)
Travel Comic: The Traveling Witch’s Handbook
-Things you need for a fabulous life on the road.
I never posted this comic I did for my zine collaboration with Wendy Xu (@angrygirlcomics) and Stevie Wilson (@sw_inku)—it is part of a zine we made called ‘Modern Magic,’ exploring fashion as a form of magic that transforms & empowers individuals. Modern Magic has been to MoCCa 2014 & Philly Feminist Zine Fest, and coming to Locust Moon Festival in October, aaand possibly SPX which is very soon!
Have you done you homework?
THREE WEEKSAND COUNTING!
We’ve got all sorts of new happenings at spxpo.com in anticipation of SPX 2014, happening September 13-14 in Bethesda, Maryland.
(Hop the Metro from anywhere in DC - we’re at the White Flint Station)
SPX is big. REALLY BIG. This is the largest independent comics show in the country with nearly 700 artists spread across close to 300 tables. We’ve got 23,000 square feet of COMICS happening under one roof!
That’s over half an acre!
So to make the most of it, I recommend you do a little home work! Your assignment - if you choose to accept it - is to spend a few minutes formulating your plan of attack based on:
We’re so proud of our line-up of stellar guests, spanning the full breadth of independent comics and joining us from all over the world.
Over 100 new works – and counting will make their debut at SPX 2014. This list is a great way to prioritize who you want to see at the show! But these aren’t the only books to keep your eyes peeled for, you’ll also want to take a look at…
Recognizing excellence in the comics medium, the Ignatz Award is one of the most coveted festival prizes in comics. You’ll find the nominated books here, and each nominee is highlighted on…
SPX 2014 is nearly 700 creators strong and counting, with artists represented from all over the world. Our master exhibitor list tells you where to find them all.
With only TWO DAYS of show and all this magic to experience, it PAYS to have a plan - so START SCHEMING.
We’ll see you in THREE WEEKS!
Everyone could use a little more “go and see” in their comics lives. We spend a lot of time wrapped up in what we’re interested in, so sometimes we miss new projects or comics. I thought I’d take a few seconds to point out some things you should have a gander at - new projects, ongoing comics,…