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SPX 2017: The year of getting woke

This was an SPX unlike any previous SPX, as the tumult of the outside world has reached even Camp Comics. But the welcoming spirit of unity and creativity was still there, and strang as ever.

CXC is going on right now and on through the weekend...

I hvae done a really awful job of reporting on the goings on at CXC in Columbus. The Comics Crossroads festival is now in its...

Are you ready for a 600 page oral history of Fantagraphics?

  That was rhetorical -- of COURSE you are. At long last, after over a decade in the works, We Told You So: Comics As Art...

The Money Thing Part 2: New writer on Red Wolf is...

When is a story not a story? When is the story about a story actually the story? Well strap yourselves in because you're about to find out!

Tom Spurgeon launches a Patreon campaign and a digital magazine

After making some noises about it for a while, Tom Spurgeon has joined the crowdfunding world for his award-winning Comics Reporter site with a...

Good luck to Tom Spurgeon on his halfway cross country move

Tom Spurgeon is relocating from New Mexico to Columbus, OH this week. I can only imagine how stressful that is—some tweets posts about...

New CAF: CXC in Columbus from Smith and Spurgeon

And here's the official word on that new comic arts festival that people were alluding to at ICAF: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus or CXC, which will be a lot more than a CAF, really. The event will debut in 2015 as a two-day event (held October 2-3) and then grow into a four day festival in 2016. The show has a four person executive committee consisting of Cartoon Books' Jeff Smith and Vijaya Iyer, Comics Reporter's Tom Spurgeon and Billy Ireland Library founder Lucy Caswell. Smith is the Artistic Director, while Spurgeon will be the Festival Director. Can you say heavy hitters?

On the Scene— Jeff Smith at CCAD/MIX: Avoiding Garfield

by Christian Hoffer As part of the Columbus College of Arts and Design’s MIX Comic Symposium, Tom Spurgeon (of Comics Reporter fame) interviewed Jeff Smith...

On the Scene: The 2012 Ignatz Awards at SPX

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...