This was an SPX unlike any previous SPX, as the tumult of the outside world has reached even Camp Comics. But the welcoming spirit of unity and creativity was still there, and strang as ever.
SPX (Small Press Expo) is this weekend! I’m on a bus to SPX right this minute! SO excited – maybe because I’ve had the equivalent of five cups of canned coffee in the last four hours. There is too much wonderful going on at SPX to encapsulate in a single post, but you can see […]
For the past couple of years the Small Press Expo in Bethesda has only deepened its reputation as “Summer Camp for Comics” by adding a prom on Saturday night, each year with a theme. This time out it’s a Slumber Party, so get your swankiest jam jams out. Heidi MacDonald Heidi MacDonald is the founder […]
Portland’s LInework NW comic arts festival is on indefinite hold, meaning Comics Town, USA doens’t have its own indie show.
After a world-scouring search, Melody Reed has been named the operations manager of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) and will be responsible for business operations of the event, whiel taking on the role of show runner. She started in the posiiton on August 1. This year’s CXC will be held September 28- October 1. Reed brings extensive […]
There’s no more loved or admired person in comics than Annie Koyama, the owner and publisher of Koyama Press. And this year’s Small Press Expo will celebrate Koyama Press’s 10th anniversay with comics, programming and “surprises.” For a decade Koyama has been giving the world great cartoonists, great books and acting in an ethical, open way […]
As soon as the glitz and glamour of Comic-Con dies down it’s back to indie comics, aka the good ones. The Small Press Expo – held Sept. 16-17 in Bethesda, MD, has just announced their special guest line-up and it’s pretty stellar. Besides indie and literary comics stars, SPX takes advantage of its proximity […]
It’s con season! And how this weekend sees four big shows and probably some other ones I forgot. NYC is a ghost town because everyone is off at some con or another. If you’re going you probably already know it but a brief rundown: Heroescon Perhaps the most loved stop on the con circuit, […]
As always there are about four gabillion pop culture events this weekend, but this weekend it’s CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) in Chicago, kicking off TONIGHT with a couple of excellent events: Friday, June 9 CAKE Kick-off Reading with Gabrielle Bell, Emil Ferris, Lucy Knisley, and C. “Spike” Trotman 7:00–10:00 p.m. Quimby’s Bookstore 1854 W. […]
Gloom Planet, Golden Chimes & Tycho, by Anya Davidson Anya Davidson is a singular talent in the world of comics. There’s an incredible energy to her work that never ceases to amaze me. Her characters are expressive, she conveys movement well, her dialog are interesting, funny and smart, the stories she tells are compelling and her colour is […]