Quite a few local events surrounding the SPX hoopla today. What a bounty of great comicking!
¶ Library of Congress – Noon
Dean Haspiel presents “Indpendent Comix Art and Mini-Comix: Dean Haspiel and the Small Press Expo.” Location: West Dining Room, Sixth floor, James Madison Building Friday, Sept. 14th / Noon – 1pm Contact: (202) 707-2963
¶ ATOMIC BOOKS: 5:00pm until 7:00pm Iconic cartoonist, Eightball-creator, Ghost World screenwriter, Daniel Clowes, and author and publisher, Alvin Buenaventura, will be signing copies of Alvin’s book Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Dan Clowes.
¶ Atomic Books: 7:00 on
SPX-PLOSION 2012! with host BRIAN RALPH and NOAH VAN SCIVER, RAMSEY BEYER, BOX BROWN, JOSH BAYER, and DERF!
Friday, September 14 7PM. Atomic Books. Hampden, Baltimore.
¶ Literary Death March – 6 pm
Amidst an 8-city, 11-day tour, Literary Death Match is teaming with the Damn! Cartoons festival for our return to DC (and more specifically George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium), only this time with a twist: the four performers gunning for the LDM crown are all cartoonists. Nice!
The night will feature performances by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonists Mark Fiore (who the Wall Street Journal has called “the undisputed guru of the form”) and Mike Peters (the mind behind Mother Goose & Grimm), along withSlowpoke Comics creator Jen Sorensen and The K Chronicles mastermind Keith Knight!
The all-star judging panel includes two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gene Weingarten (the brain behind the weekly column Below the Beltway), Emmy award-winning artist Dean Haspiel (the mastermind behind the Bored to Death intro), and one more to be announced shortly!
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga.
Where: Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St. NW, DC (map) When: Doors 6 p.m., Showtime 6:30 (sharp); afterdrinks after. Cost: $10 (preorder now!)
Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez will be at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW; Fri., 7 p.m., free; 202-364-1919.