SPX 2012 Floor Plan Available Now!

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SPX 2012 Floor Plan Available Now!

Are you an  exhibitor and you’re wondering where your table is? Or an attendee trying to see as many artists as possible? Either way, check out the floor plan for this year’s show on our Exhibitor...

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SPX Announces Françoise Mouly and Adrian Tomine as Guests for 2012

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SPX Announces Françoise Mouly and Adrian Tomine as Guests for 2012

Small Press Expo is pleased to announce Françoise Mouly and Adrian Tomine as honored guests of SPX 2012.  Both Mouly and Tomine will be making their first SPX appearances this year and are in addition to the previously announced guests Chris Ware, Dan Clowes and Jamie & Gilbert Hernandez.

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SPX Announces Chris Ware and Daniel Clowes as Guests for 2012

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SPX Announces Chris Ware and Daniel Clowes as Guests for 2012

Small Press Expo is pleased to announce Chris Ware and Daniel Clowes as honored guests of SPX 2012.

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The Complete SPX 2012 Exhibitor List is Now Online!

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The Complete SPX 2012 Exhibitor List is Now Online!

And folks, we are packed. There are more than 360 incredible cartoonists and publishers attending SPX in 2012, along with the already announced special guests: Chris Ware, Dan Clowes and the Hernandez Brothers. We have a lot to do between now and September. We’re aiming to knock your socks off. I know there are some disappointed folks out there who were not able to secure a table for this year. I wish we had infinite space to accommodate you all. Whether you did or didn’t get a table this year, let me say on behalf of everyone at the...

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SPX 2012 Table Space is Sold Out

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SPX 2012 Table Space is Sold Out

The hardest part about producing SPX each year is not being able to accommodate all of the awesome talented folks who would like to exhibit at the show. Even with our largest show floor ever we’ve sold through all of our available table space in record time.   Thank you to everyone for your support and enthusiasm for the show.  We are so very aware that without you there would be no SPX and everything we do in preparation for our annual festival is in the interest of providing you with the best experience possible.   If you...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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