SPX 2012 registration is now open!

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SPX 2012 registration is now open!

We are locked and loaded for SPX 2012, to be held September 15 and 16 2012, at our favorite place, the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. The registration form is now available and tables are being sold, first come, first serve. Tables rates and ordering information are all in the registration form.Do not forget to order additional badges if your table is being shared by more than 2...

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SPX 2011 – Ignatz Awards

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SPX 2011 – Ignatz Awards

Dustin Harbin hosts the 2011 Ignatz Awards! The Ignatz Awards, named for the character in the classic comic strip Krazy Kat by George Herriman, is a festival prize that recognizes outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. The ballot is created by a panel of five cartoonists and is then voted on by the attendees at the event. This offers a unique reflection of the views the professionals and their fans.

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SPX 2011 – Navigating the Contemporary Publishing Landscape

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SPX 2011 – Navigating the Contemporary Publishing Landscape

SPX 2011 – Navigating the Contemporary Publishing Landscape from Small Press Expo on Vimeo. In the early 2000s, corporate publishers nearly raced to acquire graphic novels. Now, as the mainstream publishing industry faces severe contractions and as online media assumes many traditional functions of publishing, cartoonists face a rapidly changing publishing landscape, one that includes a resurgent small press. Johanna Draper Carlson spoke with Domitille Collardey, Mike Dawson, Meredith Gran, Roger Langridge and Julia Wertz about publishing options...

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SPX Announces 2011 Ignatz Winners!

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SPX Announces 2011 Ignatz Winners!

In order of presentation: Outstanding Mini Comic Ben Died of a Train, Box Brown Outstanding Anthology or Collection I Will Bite You, Joseph Lambert Outstanding Online Comic Hark! A Vagrant, Kate Beaton Promising New Talent Darryl Ayo Brathwaite Outstanding Story Browntown, Jaime Hernandez Outstanding Series Everything Dies, Box Brown Outstanding Comic Lose #3, Michael DeForge Outstanding Graphic Novel Gaylord Phoenix, Edie Fake Outstanding Artist Joseph Lambert, I Will Bite You Special thanks to Dustin Harbin for being a great host! We should have video up...

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SPX 2011 – Images of the Body

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SPX 2011 – Images of the Body

Comics have increasingly expressed personal experience, but have focused largely on inner life, depicting the human form via traditional, synthetic cartoon figuration. Moderator Craig Fischer speaks with Robyn Chapman (Hey 4-Eyes!, Make), Jennifer Hayden (Underwire), Gabby Schulz (Monsters), and Jen Vaughn (Don’t Hate, Menstruate!, Heavy Flow) about the ethics, erotics, and extremes involved in representing the external experience of the body.

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