Small Press Expo Archives

SPX Donates $20K to Defense of Cartoonists in Defamation Suit, Starts Legal Aid Fund with CBLDF
Half of the money comes from funds the SPX normally donates to CBLDF each year, the press release said. Read the full release below, including a joint statement from the defendants, as well as statements from SPX Executive Director Warren Bernard and newly announced CBLDF President Christina Merkler. Small Press Expo Establishes Legal Aid Fund for Cartoonists With $20,000[...]
Swag! Small Press Expo Edition Twice Over
I was relatively moderate in my Small Press Expo swag this year compared to previous years–but pretty focused in getting some great books. On the first day, I gathered the following: Here you can see a signed edition of Jennifer Hayden's new Top Shelf book The Story of My Tits,  and Noah Van Sciver's Fante Bukowski from[...]
Taking In The Show – Nearly 100 More Photos Of Small Press Expo 2015
Having driven the stretch of highway back from Small Press Expo 2015, and already quite aware of how glad I am that I attended this year, whether for any single one of the elements included, from panel experiences, to floor walking, seeing and talking to friends and colleagues, to the new books I perused or[...]
Minis Make Comics – 60 Opening Shots Of Small Press Expo This Weekend
I'm delighted to be at Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland this weekend after missing last year's show due to a flood at my house I was gutted to miss it in 2014 since in 2012 and 2013 the show had a major impact on my understanding of comics and the significance of the mini-comics[...]
Check Out This SPX Preview: Dee's Dream #2 – Solar Return
Dre Grigoropol is bringing the second installment of Dee's Dream, subtitled "Solar Return",  a minicomic following the lives of teen rockers, to Small Press Expo this weekend This particular story is described thus: This is the second issue of the comedy-drama comic series Dee's Dream, which follows the adventures of the amateur post-punk alternative band by[...]
The 2014 Ignatz Awards Winners – A Complete Listing
Here are this year's winners of the Ignatz Awards, taking home bricks tonight, from the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland, sponsored by ComiXology Congratulations to both the nominees and the winners this year for their excellence in moving the comics medium in new directions and showing what comics and comics creators are capable of. Outstanding Artist Sam[...]
SPX Debuts – A Mysterious Cult And A Greek Myth Come To Life In Bacchanalia
Bacchanalia will debut at Small Press Expo this weekend. Bacchanalia is described thus: Josiah is still recovering from a bad breakup when he stumbles upon a hidden world of drug- and drink-fueled dance parties happening in the forest near his college A handsome stranger who speaks in riddles, Greek myth come to life, and a missing toy[...]
SPX Debuts – Rift Is Just A Little Bit Magical
Small Press Expo has a massive tradition of debuts, and Bleeding Cool has a window onto some fine examples leading up to the Expo this weekend Carey Pietsch, developing on her Keepsakes series that also had a debut at MoCCA Fest last spring, has a new work coming to SPX: Rift. Rift is: …a story about sibling[...]
Help Get The Thunder Rolling For Small Press Expo
Small Press Expo, the premier small publishing comic show in the USA, is coming up September 13th and 14th in Bethesda Maryland, and each year brings out the best of art comics and indie comics to celebrate the medium and keep the comics community thriving. Tickets are always reasonable for the Expo, making it very friendly[...]
What Creators Really Get Out Of Cons – The Devastator Survey Numbers Are In
The wide array of shows that the survey ended up reporting on is truly impressive, including Emerald City Comic Con, WonderCon, Phoenix Comic Con, Comikaze, The Small Press Expo, APE, San Diego Comic Con, New York Comic Con, and Stump Town We reported on the survey previously at Bleeding Cool, and now the results are[...]
Argentinian Comics Star Liniers Knows All About Being A Fanboy
Ricardo Siri Liniers, who draws under the name "Liniers", was one of the special guests at Small Press Expo this year, and also an invited speaker at the Brooklyn Book Festival Of all the all-star comics guests the two shows managed to attract, Liniers piqued the most curiosity from fans because not only is he[...]