There are about 8 gajillion SPX photo sets up on the web, but we wanted to spotlight the first time exhibitors. We usually go around taking pictures of our pals, but this time we took pictures of perfect strangers — with the result that we don’t know who half of these photos are! We got business card for everyone, but lost half of them (ert!) so we enlist the group mind in Id’ing the culprits.
Jillian Tamaki’s GILDED LILLIES got some buzz going. Jillian is best known as an illustrator for places like THE NEW YORKER, but she’s getting an increasing amount of comics work.
Aaron Gonzalez was one of our carmates for the trip, and he brought previews of his silent graphic novel, BROKEN CHAIN.
Alex Cahill. Nice back drops!
Okay here’s where we lost our business cards. These fine folks hailed from Bangor, ME, so we had a nice chat about the Mystery Beast and all that.
Jim Dougan (CRAZY PAPERS) is not technically new, but it was his first SPX as an exhibitor.
Jordan Giarratano of We Must Become Our Heroes. Lost his card, but he had quite a rap going on.
The ladies from Penny-Farthing Press, who made their first trip ever to SPX. Penny-Farthing has been around a while but keeps a pretty low profile…looks like that will be changing.
Matthew Bernier, whose first few minis have been stunning and who we suspect you will hear big things from one of these days.
Hm…lost his card. In fact I think I know this guy,
Danica Novgorodoff is an award-winning cartoonist and a designer for First Second. She was showing off an excerpt of an upcoming full-color graphic novel callled THE CROSSING. The format seemed quite familiar, but she couldn’t reveal the publisher…hm…
That’s Joe Quinones in the middle and Tim Finn on the end. The young lady didn’t give us a card, alas. Quinones is the artist on the upcoming superhero spoof book from NBM called Lickit-Man, and it’s about just what you think it’s about. We don’t believe it either.
Xeric Grant winner Michael LaRiccia brought his graphic novel BLACK MANE.
Another Xeric Grant winner, Lance Christian Hansen, creator of DON’T CRY.
Our camera got all wonky the second day. Looks like it’s time for a new one, alas.