On the Scene: The 2012 Ignatz Awards at SPX

Drozd Ignatz

By Hannah Means-Shannon The Ignatz Awards are known for their quick-fire pace and sense of humor but that doesn’t mean they downplay the often very personal extremes indie comics creators face in pursuit of publication.  Jerzy Drozd acted as MC of the 2012 awards and crammed a lengthy shopping list of emotional highs and lows […]

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SPX 2012: the last photo bomb

Pat Barrett, Dakota McFadzean, Beth Hetland

BY JEN VAUGHN – These photos are photos that SHOULD be out on the internet somewhere instead of sitting on my phone. Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, and Charles Burns are all fantastic and so very polite, but take a peak at the cartoonists and talent (younger and not as polite) who […]

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SPX announces incredible programming slate

This year’s Small Press Expo, to be held September 15-16 in Bethesda, has one of the most amazing guest line-ups in forever, with Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernandez, Chris Ware, Dan Clowes, Francois Mouly, Adrian Tomine and MORE. Programming director Bill Kartalopoulos has out done him self with a program that covers all the bases and more. Suffice to say we’ll be glued to the two programming tracks.

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SPX 2010 memory roundup

This year’s Small Press Expo was so wonderful that we can’t stop reading about it! It’s the first time in a while that it wasn’t too cold or too hot but just right at an indie comics show we’ve attended and that made it special. PLUS, SVA and MICA and CCS and MCAD and SCAD have been turning out lots and lots of excellent new cartoonists and the established people are putting out great stuff and there is real excitement everywhere.

There are tons of ’em, including this video made by Steven Greenstreet…we selected a few because they were interesting or especially charming.

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SPX 10: You were awesome

Just a very quick moment to jot down a few thoughts on SPX. (My “official” report will be in PWCW tomorrow.) In short, it remains the summer camp of comics, with a bunch of people who are there for love just hanging out, talking, drawing, drinking, smiling and laughing.

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SPX stuff: What they are doing and selling

What’s new at SPX this year? Click the images for more info!

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SPX 10: Fantagraphics

Fantagraphics will present the following new books:

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SPX: Liza Hanawalt's badge art

Via Flickr. We really want that VIP one this year!

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SPX announced first Animation Showcase selections

SPX is bearing down on us sooner than we could have expected — September 11-12 — and guests are being announced — Kate Beaton, Dean Haspiel, James Sturm, Raina Telgemeier and Jim Rugg have thus far been announced. And now the selections for the first annual Animation Showcase are here and it sounds like a […]

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