Paper Jam is a new twice-annual small press / mini-comic / ‘zine fair to be held at the Silent Barn in NYC on Saturday February 8th, 2014 and hosted by Silent Barn’s own Ditko! ‘Zine Library. Paper Jam will bring together a selection of local up and coming small press artists and cross pollinate their work with the arts and music scene of the Silent Barn.
As the Silent Barn is primarily a music venue and has limited space, only 24 half-table slots will be available to exhibitors at each incarnation of Paper Jam. Because of this, we have decided to fully curate our exhibitors list. We will be sharing this list with you over the coming months.
In an effort to bring together both the music world and small press world, Paper Jam will immediately be followed by a show at Silent Barn that evening. Details about that event and the performers involved will also be announced here.
We can’t wait to tell you all about the amazing people who are going to be a part of this event.
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SUBMISSION: “me nut nut nut #1” by jason murphy
Hello. I have started to self publish a series of books designed to help students studying to be come acupuncturists. I am an acupuncturist and artist. I cannot tell if this is the kind of thing spx would be interested in seeing. I am attaching the cover. Thank you for looking at it.
Did Black Friday leave you broke? Looking for a good supernatural/horror/pulp fiction read to get you through December? Sick of vampires that sparkle? Have we got the book for you!
"Blood Money: The Road To Detroit" is pay-what-you-want until January 1st. So even if you’re strapped for cash, don’t worry about it. Download and spread the word so others can enjoy it!
#30dayscomics was good. Does anyone want to make a zine a week for the month of December? And trade them in January?
What’s the hashtag for this? Does something called “December Zine” already exist?
The Cute Girl Network, an graphic novel written by MK Read and Greg Means and illustrated by Joe Flood, tells the adventures of Jane and Jack, beginning with their meet-cute when Jane falls off her skateboard and lands on her butt in front of Jack’s soup cart. Sparks immediately fly between Jane, a cute skater with a love of bodily humor, and Jack, a kind of a lazy Everydude, but their delightfully weird romance might be derailed by well-meaning friends. Will Jack follow his roommate bro’s terrible dating advice? Will Jane be swayed by the stories of Jack’s dating history?
When Jane’s friend Harriet discovers that the two are dating, she introduces Jane to the Cute Girl Network. The concept of the network is simple: young women wouldn’t have to break their hearts discovering that their new boyfriends are jerks (TCGN uses some more colorful phrases here) if they could find out their dates’ true characters early on by hearing from honest ex-girlfriends. If you’ve ever had a dating disillusionment, you’ll understand the Cute Girl Network. I love the idea of the network of ladies looking out for each other – and not only because I started reading the book at Small Press Expo while waiting to meet up with my fiancé’s old girlfriend.
There’s more to The Cute Girl Network than the Cute Girl Network, though. Harriet and the other ladies of the Network, although presented as a stumbling block to Jane and Jack’s romance, ultimately want the best for their pal Jane. Harriet’s never unkind to Jane, and even when she’s wishing Jane would just dump that loser, she has friends and hobbies, including a bookclub discussing a thinly-veiled Twilight. Co-author MK Reed used a similar technique involving the popular fantasy novel in her previous graphic novel Americus, also to great effect. The wine-soaked bookclub chatter about a certain abstinence-vamperotica novel is one of the highlights of The Cute Girl Network.
SPX Signs up for Comics & Medicine
We’re always looking for meaningful new ways to support and promote interesting, meaningful work in the comics medium - and to make SPX more of a year-round affair.
In that spirit, we’re very proud to announce our support for Johns Hopkins upcoming Comics & Medicine program, coming at you this summer!
Want a piece of this? The call for papers is open!
We’ll keep you posted on the event as it develops, but you could do a lot worse in the mean time than to hop on board their Graphic Medicine blog (that Comics Reviews section might interest you in particular…).
SUBMISSION: COMIC MNEMONIC
I draw comic mnemonic devices for weird & common words like nudiustertian, which means “relating to the day before yesterday.” Follow along at: comicmnemonic.com/
NUDIUSTERTIAN (noo-dee-uhs-TUR-shuhn, nyoo-) Of or relating to the day before yesterday.