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.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.