Posted 4 days ago

plasticfarm:

BLACK TERROR: Wednesday at the Diner. Written by Jeff McClelland, Drawn by Rafer Roberts (me).

Man, I enjoyed drawing these public domain superheroes as old farts a lot more than I should have. Thanks to Jeff for choosing me for the gig. This story will be backing up a future issue of Jeff’s TEDDY AND THE YETI series. Here’s a little but more about him:

Jeff McClelland can grow a beard that is both glorious and wonderful. Why he felt the need for two remarkably similar adjectives to describe a beard is unknown. He writes The Tick for New England Comics and is a writer and story editor on FUBAR, a book that is just what you’d expect from a name like that. Visit him in prison, at teddyandtheyeti.blogspot.com and at www.franksandbeansonline.com.”

Posted 4 days ago

spx:

spx:

The Small Press Expo:  More Than Just a Comic Arts Festival

In fact, we’re a 501c3 nonprofit chartered to promote, preserve and protect the work of independent creators in the comics medium.  

Every person who attends our 20th annual festival on September 13-14, 2014 in Bethesda, Maryland directly supports these efforts.  Your attendance at SPX:

  • Puts graphic novels from independent publishers on public library shelves through our Graphic Novel Gift program.

  • Protects against censorship through our financial support of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and

  • Enables SPX to preserve the best work in independent comics via our permanent collection at the Library of Congress.

So join our Thunderclap to help spread the word about SPX 2014. Your participation in this campaign is our best advertising!

How does it work?  Simple.

Just click here.    <——————-«<    You’ll be done in seconds.

Via Thunderclap, you’ll give permission for a one time message to be shared in unison with all our other Thunderclappers on eve of SPX.  But the THUNDER doesn’t ROLL unless we hit our goal of 250 supporters.

So help us make it happen, y’all.  And come see us in September!

We’ve just topped 100 supporters.

150 to go!

Posted 4 days ago

NSFW at SPX

nsfw-at-spx:

It seems like every year, I leave SPX and find out three days later that there was a great erotic anthology at the show that I missed out on. I hate to think of how many other people didn’t know about it, either.

This Tumblr seeks to change that. Are you a creator of adult comics material that…

Posted 5 days ago

spx:

THREE WEEKS AND COUNTING!

We’ve got all sorts of new happenings at spxpo.com in anticipation of SPX 2014, happening September 13-14 in Bethesda, Maryland.  

(Hop the Metro from anywhere in DC - we’re at the White Flint Station)

IN ANTICIPATION

SPX is big.  REALLY BIG.  This is the largest independent comics show in the country with nearly 700 artists spread across close to 300 tables.  We’ve got 23,000 square feet of COMICS happening under one roof!  

That’s over half an acre!

So to make the most of it, I recommend you do a little home work! Your assignment - if you choose to accept it - is to spend a few minutes formulating your plan of attack based on:

THE SPECIAL GUESTS

We’re so proud of our line-up of stellar guests, spanning the full breadth of independent comics and joining us from all over the world.

THE 2014 DEBUT BOOKS

Over 100 new works – and counting will make their debut at SPX 2014.  This list is a great way to prioritize who you want to see at the show! But these aren’t the only books to keep your eyes peeled for, you’ll also want to take a look at…

THE 2014 IGNATX NOMINEES

Recognizing excellence in the comics medium, the Ignatz Award is one of the most coveted festival prizes in comics. You’ll find the nominated books here, and each nominee is highlighted on…

THE MASTER EXHIBITOR LIST

SPX 2014 is nearly 700 creators strong and counting, with artists represented from all over the world.  Our master exhibitor list tells you where to find them all.  

With only TWO DAYS of show and all this magic to experience, it PAYS to have a plan - so START SCHEMING.

We’ll see you in THREE WEEKS!

Posted 1 week ago

spx:

spx:

Ok, ok, here’s another cool thing coming at your for SPX 2014

I know that you know about the super handy SPX GOOD EATS google map that rmrhodes curates for us.  That’s the place to do your pre-show research on where to grab a bite, a beer or - most importantly some coffee - come show time.

Well, this year, we’re going to do one better.  The amazingly talented yaoxiaoart​ has offered to create an SPX Food Illustrated Map in the style of the Taiwanese cuisine map she brought to the show last year.  

If you didn’t see that, HOT DAMN was it a lovely thing. Take a look:

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I am PEE PANTS excited to see how this turns out.  We’re planning to serve  Yao’s map up as a hand out and also to create some limited edition prints of what it sure to be an exquisite piece of work!

We’re so grateful to Yao and Matt for the donation of their time and talent! 

So, here’s what we need from you - a little feedback. 

Let us know what places you love best within a walk or short drive of SPX.  We’ll compile them all and pick the most popular for the map.  We’ve got room for about a dozen with an expanded list on the back.

Got a suggestion?  Drop it right here!  <———-«

And thanks!  

— MDT

Reminder that we need yer feedback on favorite SPX food stops!

Posted 1 week ago

chasehotairballoons:

spx:

SPX TO ANNOUNCE INTERNATIONAL GUEST LINEUP

Tomorrow we’ve got a press release going out highlighting the international guests we’re excited to welcome to SPX 2014.

Some you may recognize immediately, others you may be encountering for the first time but every one of these talented creators is someone you should know!

Here’s the rundown!

Simon Hanselmann will arrive from Australia to debut Megahex, his eagerly awaited new collection from Fantagraphics, collecting the darkly comedic and unexpectedly moving comics that have earned him an enormous following online.

At SPX, Hanselmann will kick off a national book tour with Michael DeForge and Patrick Kyle; the trio will participate in a special live edition of the inkstuds radio show at SPX, led by regular Inkstuds host Robin McConnell and special guest co-host Brandon Graham ( royalboiler ).

Aisha Franz is a German cartoonist whose SPX debut and first book for Drawn & Quarterly ( drawnandquarterly ) is Earthling, which has also been published in German, French, Italian, and Spanish.

Franz lives in Berlin where she is a member of the Treasure Fleet comics collective. In addition to an active illustration career she has contributed comics to Pitchfork Review ( pitchfork , Kus!, Kuti Kuti ( kushkomikss ), and many more publications. Her second graphic novel, Brigitte und der Perlen-hort, has been published in German and French.

Yvan Alagbé and Dominique Goblet will travel to SPX from France and Belgium, respectively, with a range of work from the avant-garde Brussels-based publishing house Frémok. Alagbé co-founded the influential French publishing house Éditions Amok, which later merged with the Belgian publisher Fréon to form Frémok and continues to champion poetic work at the borderline of comics and fine art.

Alagbé’s new book École de la Misère, rendered in beautiful ink and wash, further expresses his clear-eyed, penetrating career-long investigation into mysterious desire and explosive cultural conflict.

Goblet, an early contributor to the Fréon flagship anthology Frigorevue, has produced a challenging and beautiful body of work that productively troubles the distinctions between fiction and autobiography, and between narrative and poetic image-making.

At SPX she will debut the groundbreaking full-color graphic novel Plus si Entente, a book produced collaboratively with German cartoonist Kai Pfeiffer. Working internationally, the pair swapped pages and responded to ideas, images, compositions and colors proposed by the other to test the possibilities of narrative within the comics form.

Exhibiting as Frémok, Goblet and Alagbé will also bring with them many works from the publisher’s catalog, including the award-winning collection of Kamagurka and Herr Seele’s Cowboy Henk comic strips (an instant sell-out at MoCCA) and the American debut of Kamagurka and Seele’s brand new Cowboy Henk book, Histoire de la Belgique (pour tous).

Mana Neyesteni is an Iranian cartoonist and illustrator for economic, intellectual, political, cultural, and professional magazines. He is particularly known for his work for the newspaper Zan and Persian language Radio Zamaneh.

A 2006 political cartoon by Neyesteni prompted riots among the oppressed Azeri minority in Iran; the paper in which the cartoon appeared was promptly closed and Neyestani was imprisoned. Upon his temporary release three months later he left the country and currently resides in France. He is the recipient of the Cartoonists Rights Network International award for courage in editorial cartooning, 2010.

His graphic novel An Iranian Metamorphosis was originally published in French, and will debut in an English-language edition from Uncivilized Books at SPX.

Publisher, editor, critic and event organizer Daniel Jiménez Quiroz is the editor of Revista Larva, the leading Colombian comics anthology, which publishes work by artists from throughout South America. Larva has spun off the comics publishing house Editorial Robot, which has published work by artists including Peter Kuper and Powerpaola.

Quiroz also co-organizes the Entreviñetas comics festival which is now in its fifth year and has featured guests including Gabrielle Bell, Ruppert & Mulot, and Anders Nilsen. At SPX, Quiroz will exhibit work from Colombia and will participate in a special panel about Spanish-language comics, including Spanish critic Santiago García, Colombian critic Pablo Guerra, and American publisher Scott Brown.

Quiroz’s visit to SPX is supported by the Ministerio de Cultura of Colombia. Many other international publishers and artists will exhibit at this year’s event, including London-based New Zealander Roger Langridge and Australian cartoonists Frank Candiloro, Matt Emery, Luke Humphris, Matthew Hoddy, Caitlin Major, Nicholas McIvor and Lex Sugden.

How about that line-up?!?

Incredible

Posted 2 weeks ago
Posted 3 weeks ago

We’re Looking for Panels and Panelists!

awesomecons:

Are you a professional, fan or organization who would like to present a panel at Awesome Con in Indianapolis or Milwaukee or DC? We are looking for you!

Submit your panel ideas to us using the application for panels on our website.

http://www.awesome-con.com/indianapolis/applications-indianapolis/

http://www.awesome-con.com/milwaukee/applications-milwaukee/

http://www.awesome-con.com/washington-dc/applications-washington-dc/

Posted 3 weeks ago

mikerileycomics:

Everyone go to Atomic Books on August 23rd. I’m lucky enough to have a story in this anthology alongside some great artists and writers. Poster by Melody Often.

Posted 3 weeks ago
altar-girl:


I’ll be at Library-Con tomorrow doing a panel on Manga &amp; Webcomics, starting at 2pm! :) It’s at the Petworth branch in Washington DC!

Library-Con is a multigenerational programming event that will provide information and expose the world of anime/manga, comics, Star Wars, and TV production to library customers of all ages! Come out and connect with the  community through culturally based activities, forums, and crafts held throughout the library.
Time:12 noon - 4 p.m.Programs:
Star War Family Story Times
Local Comic Book Author Talks
 Movies Based on Anime/Comic Books
Crafts
Cosplay Contest
Trading Card Game Tournaments
And Much More

altar-girl:

I’ll be at Library-Con tomorrow doing a panel on Manga & Webcomics, starting at 2pm! :) It’s at the Petworth branch in Washington DC!

Library-Con is a multigenerational programming event that will provide information and expose the world of anime/manga, comics, Star Wars, and TV production to library customers of all ages! Come out and connect with the  community through culturally based activities, forums, and crafts held throughout the library.

Time:
12 noon - 4 p.m.

Programs:
  • Star War Family Story Times
  • Local Comic Book Author Talks
  •  Movies Based on Anime/Comic Books
  • Crafts
  • Cosplay Contest
  • Trading Card Game Tournaments
  • And Much More