Archive - Sep 2011
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 8, 2011 - 14:20
The Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels, and alternative political cartoons, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Small Press Expo Collection at The Library of Congress. In a first of its kind relationship, SPX is creating with the Library of Congress an ongoing collection that will focus on the craft and diversity of the independent comics community. Only those who have attended SPX as guests or exhibitors can have their works considered for the collection.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 8, 2011 - 14:18
The Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels, and alternative political cartoons, is pleased to announce two fundraising events that will occur at the 2011 festival.
Roz Chast original cartoons: New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, known for her single-panel cartoons, illustration work and children's books, will draw and sell original cartoons at the SPX signing table. Proceeds will be divided equally between SPX's new Graphic Novel Gift Program and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Pen and ink drawings will be $25 and watercolor drawings $50; Ms. Chast will be drawing on Saturday, 1:30-3:30PM and 5-6:30PM, and on Sunday from Noon-1:30PM. Additionally, books will be available for purchase at the signing table from our good friends at Politics & Prose.
Jeff Alexander Memorial Benefit Auction: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the organizers of SPX are proud to honor the memory of former SPX Executive Director Jeff Alexander by launching an annual benefit auction in his name. Jeff Alexander was a friend to the small press community, both as a cartoonist and an organizer of SPX and the Ignatz Awards. He passed away earlier this year.
Small Press Expo welcomes guests from the The New Yorker, ‘70s Comix Underground, and animated political cartooning
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 8, 2011 - 14:14
SPX boasts an exceptionally diverse exhibitor and guest list this year, featuring one of the long time top cartoonist working at The New Yorker, a vanguard editor/creator in Underground Comix, as well as a Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial cartoonist and animator.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 6, 2011 - 09:40
I'll be wandering around SPX on Sunday (can't make Saturday this year) with no official duties except seeing as much cool comics as possible. DC Comics blogger Mike Rhode has interviews with artists attending SPX including Alexis Farjado and Keith Knight (psst - I just reviewed his most recent collection).
The weekend after next is Intervention -- I hope to be there too but haven't 100% firmed up my plans.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 6, 2011 - 06:20
Zahra's Paradise has been serialized on the web since February 10, 2010. The book will be available in mid-September. This is a powerful, moving book that is a fantastic, gripping read. It is also an important book and deserves wide attention.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on September 3, 2011 - 21:45
By now I'm sure you've seen announcements of the new WACOM INKLING product -- sure does look cool doesn't it?