Archive - Aug 8, 2003
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 8, 2003 - 23:15
SPX 2003 returns to the Holiday Inn Select in Bethesda, Maryland from September 5th through 7th, 2003.
(9/5) Friday: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(9/6) Saturday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
(9/7) Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
If you did not participate in 2002, whether as a fan or an exhibitor, you missed a lotâ€”don't be left out in 2003. 2002 was another fabulous year for the show. Attendance on Friday and Saturday was over 2,000 attendees, along with dozens of printers, distributors, retailers, and other industry professionals. There were over 315 people registered as exhibitors and we sold over 150 exhibitor tables. SPX has a unique format of only selling exhibitor space to independent publishers and not to retailers. This provides a very intimate and friendly atmosphere for our creators and fans to mingle. At the same time, there's a wide array of programming for all to enjoy.
Admission: One day pass is $8.00 ($5.00 for showing your Alternative Press Expo badge) and a weekend pass is $15.00
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 8, 2003 - 11:53
From one of Jeff Rowland's fans comes this animated version of little Wigu Tinkle (from his webcomic WIGU).
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 8, 2003 - 09:49
Eventually every comic will be made into a movie. Still American Splendor is one comic book I was initially surprised to see as the basis for a movie given Hollywood's obsession with the long-underwear crowd. Moviepoopshoot has an interview with Mr. Pekar.
Submitted by Joey Manley on August 8, 2003 - 09:38
Every year at the Small Press Expo, they give out the Ignatz Awards. Unlike the Eisner Awards at SDCC, there's a whole category dedicated to webcomics in the Ignatz Awards. This year's nominations can be found at http://www.spxpo.com/ignatzwinner03.htm
The MT family got four out of five of the nominations in the online comics category (serializer got two out of five). Woo!
MT offers hearty congrats to all the nominees, whether they're part of the MT family or not, though.
(note -- you have to scroll down to the bottom to find the webcomics category, but there are artists who work in the webcomics medium scattered throughout the other categories, too -- like Derek Kirk Kim, Scott Mills, Roger Langridge, and Jason Shiga).