Dustelves #2 drawings complete.
Next: color, printing, and…(wait for it)…SPX.
Check out this beautiful ad created by SPX 2014 Special Guest, Roman Muradov. You’ll be seeing it in your finer comics tabloids starting this month - please pause to scan that KILLER list of Special Guests!
The latest group of guests will be officially announced this week, including: Box Brown, Eleanor Davis, Michael DeForge, and Roman Muradov.
Much more to say and highlight on all these folks, but for now here’s a few words of (probably unnecessary) introduction:
Box Brown will be at SPX to sign his critically acclaimed book, Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, published by First Second Books. Box has won a Xeric grant and his mini-comics have garnered two Ignatz Awards. He is also the founder of Retrofit Comics, where he publishes his own mini-comics as well as works from over 30 other creators.
Eleanor Davis’ new compendium of short stories from Fantagraphics titled How To Be Happy will debut at SPX 2014. In 2013, Eleanor won the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal for Sequential/Series Work, and her book Stinky won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award awarded by the American Library Association. She designed this year’s bookplate for the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program, as well as this past Spring’s Google Doodle.
Michael DeForge and Koyama Press will debut at SPX Lose #6, the latest in his award winning series of comics. Michael is the winner of multiple Doug Wright and Ignatz Awards and is one of the designers for the popular animated TV series, Adventure Time.
Roman Muradov is both a comics creator and illustrator, with his artistic works appearing in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal, amongst other esteemed publications. SPX will see the London and New York based publisher Nobrow debut Roman’s latest book, (In A Sense) Lost and Found, and Retrofit Comics will debut his latest mini comic, Picnic Ruined.
Enormous thanks to Roman for donating his time and talent to creating a piece of art to promote SPX 2014!
Well this snuck out the side door a little early, so while other folks wait on press releases and what not why don’t you guys take a gander at the guest list for this FULLY ARMED AND OPERATIONAL SMALL PRESS EXPO!
This is just the tip of the iceberg of guest goodness for our 20th anniversary show, courtesy Mr. John Porcellino, who was kind enough to create this flyer for your photocopying and distribution pleasure!
Come see us in September, why don’t you. Hotel and venue information lives at spxpo.com.
Hey! I write and draw a comic about an existential penguin called Angus & Darling. It’s into its third chapter online right now! Yes, that’s a penguin stabbing a leopard seal in the eye with a pointed stick. Why? Because comics.
You can read the story here: