Sunday, September 14, 2014 - White Oak Room 1:00 PM. Bob Mankoff is a cartoonist and has been the Cartoon Editor for The New Yorker magazine since 1997. He has written and edited many books including The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker, The Naked Cartoonist, and his new memoir How About Never—Is Never Good for You? In this special presentation, Mankoff discusses the historical development and evolution of the iconic single panel cartoon form and the magazine that perfected and popularized it—with an eye towards the future.
The Little Red Fish Comic Is Out
“The first issue of Bizhan Khodabandeh and James Moffitt’s provocative, thrilling, and exquisitely illustrated comic, Little Red Fish is an elegantly crafted
and profound comic book experience. ”
PopGun War, Wrenchies, and Omega The unknown
This series just came out through Sink/Swim Press. You can see the first 15 pages on The Little Red Fish comic website here. You can purchase printed copies here. Sample pages below.
The Little Red Fish will be a political allegory in serial comic form and in the style of George Orwell’s Animal Farm. The story is inspired by the Iranian revolution of 1979—starting with the coupe of Prime Minister Mossaddegh up to the rise of Khomeini. This first issue begins with Mossaddegh’s ousting by the Shah.
Khodabandeh & Moffitt both have a background in political activism and have been researching the revolution using historic texts. Khodabandeh has also interviewed leftists directly involved in the revolution. The comic will to be made available through digital installments, and in print by Sink/Swim Press.
Futile Comix - Mike Centeno
The Brothers Brimm
SPX Community, was so sorry to miss this year’s con. But I have a good excuse - I was working on my first cartoon based on one of my comics! We just release it through Vimeo, it’s called The Brothers Brimm, featuring the voice of John DiMaggio from Adventure Time and Futurama! Couldn’t be more excited! Check it out and let me know what you think. Cheers!
The Small Press Expo’s Tumblr turned 5 today!
This thing is a labor of love dedicated to diverse, independent voices in comics. And everything posted to the SPX Tumblr is being digitally archived by the Library of Congress for preservation and future study.
Our thanks to all of you who give us a little bit of your attention!
Five years, 15,000 posts, 50,000 followers - not a bad start!
@clairecatharine and Carolyn Nowak. This was the first time I’d met CN in person, thanks to Claire after getting to know her work on Tumblr! Very excited to do so. Two brilliant women here both GETTING IT DONE, making really impressive work! And funny. Did I mention that? Very funny. http://ift.tt/1vbPZjf