Our Mission

The Small Press Expo (SPX) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was created in 1994 to promote artists and publishers who produce independent comics. SPX hosts an annual festival that provides a forum for artists, writers and publishers of comic art in its various forms to present to the public comic art not normally accessible through normal commercial channels. SPX sponsors a number of events and charitable initiatives, including:


SPX Board of Directors & Staff

SPX is run by the following people:

Warren Bernard, Executive Director
Michael Thomas, Director of Digital Strategy
Sam Marx, Exhibitor Coordinator
Eden Miller, Ignatz Coordinator
Nate McNeil, Volunteer Coordinator
Bill Kartalopoulos, Programming Coordinator
Sarah Burnett, Steering Committee
Catherine Fraas, Steering Committee
Dan Stafford, Steering Committee
Greg Bennett, Steering Committee
Charles Brownstein, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund