The 2018 Ignatz Awards Winners and a roundup of the issues surrounding the 2018 Small Press Expo
We’ve reached Peak Con – how did the reimagined LBCC and the brand new Keystone and Fandemic Houston fare in a crowded schedule?
Ashanti Fortson weaves a beautiful story of forgiveness and failure with ‘smallness’. The one-shot comic will debut at SPX, here’s our preview.
As the East Coast battens down for a hurricane, we look at how it will affect a busy weekend of comics events.
Hit Reblog: Comics That Caught Fire is a book about what happens when comics go viral
That headline isn’t quite exact – the $20,000 is starter fund and a new campaign will be begun to raise more money, but basically SPX and the CBLDF had teamed up to aid 11 defendants – cartoonists and a publisher – who are being sued for defamation by alleged sexual assaulter/anti-Semite Cody Pickrodt. The costs […]
The 2017 Ignatz Award nominations have just been announced, and this years honorees are a solid mix of mainstream (March Book 3), indie (My Favorite Thing is Monsters) and micro-press/self-published (Carolyn Nowak, Sabin Cauldron). I draw no wider implications from the list except that comics 2017 artistically speaking are strong. Emil Ferris’s My Favorite Thing is Monsters – kind of the To Kill a Mockingbird of comics at this point – lead with three noms including Outstanding Artist, GN and Story.
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 […]
The Nominees for this year’s Ignatz award have been announced. The slate features a bit of a return to veteran cartoonists such as Daniel Clowes, Kim Deitch, and Adrian Tomine. However, mixed in with the greats are some new guard cartoonists including the ubiquitous Tillie Walden. Overall, it looks like a great list with great comics. What […]
We already told you that this year’s Small Press Expo, to be held Sept. 17-18 in North Bethesda, MD, is spotlighting Fantagraphics 40th anniversary with guests like Daniel Clowes and Joe Sacco. That by itself would be mad exciting BUT THERE’S MORE. The full list of guests is rolling out and it’s outstanding, with an […]