SPX announces first guests: Kate Beaton, Luke Pearson and Noelle Stevenson

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Millennial comics superstars Kate Beaton, Luke Pearson and Noelle Stevenson have just been announced as the first guests at this year’s SPX which will spotlight creators who have only worked in the 21st Century. So get ready to write either your 6000-word think piece or your series of tweets on what this all means.

This year’s SPX will be held September 19-20, with over 650 creators, 280 exhibitor tables, 22 programming slots and countless rollaway beds. IT’s the annual Camp Comics on the schedule and this sounds like a real watershed year.

Nice art: Luke Pearson covers Charlie Mortdecai

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I gotta admit, I never heard of the Charlie Mortdecai books by Kyril Bonfiglioli, but I am tickled with the covers to new editions by Luke Pearson. The Mortdecai books, originally published in the 70s, involve the comedic adventures of a shifty art dealer, and are described as Wodehouse-esque. Penguin UK is releasing the books […]

New Luke Pearson and more funny Brits

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From the The Hic & Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humour vol 2: The United Kingdom. Launch party tomorrow at Gosh! in London. For US readers more info here. Lotsa great contributors including >Becky Barnicoat, Gareth Brookes, Stephen Collins, Joe Decie, Luke Pearson and Philippa Rice. English people are funny! It’s true!

The British Comic Awards 2012: The Results

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The inaugural British Comic Awards ceremony was held tonight, with founder Adam Cadwell presiding. More details to come tomorrow, but here’s a list of the winners. Congratulations to all, and to all… congratulations!

On the Scene: Small Press Expo 2012, Day One

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By Hannah Means-Shannon Things were buzzing at the Small Press Expo even before it officially began. A crowded hotel lobby, constant chatter, and a general sense of anticipation partly due to this year’s much-hyped stellar guests, erupted in substantial lines to get onto the floor once doors opened Saturday morning. Along with the outstanding list […]