Posts tagged Small Press Expo

Posted 11 months ago

The man in the other purple suit: SPX: Different Shows for Different People

rmrhodes:

I have a new post up on The Hooded Utilitarian today, talking about the nature of SPX.

There’s a paragraph that lost a sentence or two towards the middle. The full text should be as follows:

My must-buy book of the show this year was my friend Marguerite Debaie’s A Voyage to Panjikant, a…

I’d post this even if Mr Rhodes wasn’t a DCC regular. A great overview of SPX. I particularly like this paragraph:

"Over the course of the past decade, my wife and I have come up with a game at SPX. She goes off and finds stuff and I go off and find stuff. When we compare our finds, we ask each other “where did you get that?” It’s very obvious that what she finds interesting in comics is very different than what I find interesting in comics and we always spot very different things at the show, so much so that it’s almost like we’re at completely different shows. I tend to regard that as a feature, not a bug."

I love that my wife and I do the same thing. I make a point to read all of the comics that she buys at shows like SPX. Many are books that I might not have picked up myself, and it is a great way to broaden my horizons and gain a better understanding and appreciation of what is going on in comics. Everyone should shop with a partner.

Everyone should also read the whole article.

Over the course of the past decade, my wife and I have come up with a game at SPX. She goes off and finds stuff and I go off and find stuff. When we compare our finds, we ask each other “where did you get that?” It’s very obvious that what she finds interesting in comics is very different than what I find interesting in comics and we always spot very different things at the show, so much so that it’s almost like we’re at completely different shows. I tend to regard that as a feature, not a bug. - See more at: http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2013/09/spx-different-shows-for-different-people/#sthash.iGZ4awnP.dpuf
Over the course of the past decade, my wife and I have come up with a game at SPX. She goes off and finds stuff and I go off and find stuff. When we compare our finds, we ask each other “where did you get that?” It’s very obvious that what she finds interesting in comics is very different than what I find interesting in comics and we always spot very different things at the show, so much so that it’s almost like we’re at completely different shows. I tend to regard that as a feature, not a bug. - See more at: http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2013/09/spx-different-shows-for-different-people/#sthash.iGZ4awnP.dpuf
Over the course of the past decade, my wife and I have come up with a game at SPX. She goes off and finds stuff and I go off and find stuff. When we compare our finds, we ask each other “where did you get that?” It’s very obvious that what she finds interesting in comics is very different than what I find interesting in comics and we always spot very different things at the show, so much so that it’s almost like we’re at completely different shows. I tend to regard that as a feature, not a bug. - See more at: http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2013/09/spx-different-shows-for-different-people/#sthash.iGZ4awnP.dpuf
Over the course of the past decade, my wife and I have come up with a game at SPX. She goes off and finds stuff and I go off and find stuff. When we compare our finds, we ask each other “where did you get that?” It’s very obvious that what she finds interesting in comics is very different than what I find interesting in comics and we always spot very different things at the show, so much so that it’s almost like we’re at completely different shows. I tend to regard that as a feature, not a bug. - See more at: http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2013/09/spx-different-shows-for-different-people/#sthash.iGZ4awnP.dpuf
Posted 11 months ago

Dan and Katie Merritt drive all the way from Dearborn MI every year to SPX, and return to their store with a car filled with comics. I know of no other non-local comic store that works so hard in order to bring the awesomeness of indy and alternative and underground comics back to their customers, and I sincerely hope that their customers know how lucky they are. They have recently joined Tumblr and I think you should follow them.

Pictured here are Katie and Dan at SPX with Rep. John Lewis.

Posted 11 months ago

Post SPX blues

Hi everyone. Thanks to everyone who came out to SPX and the DCC table, and welcome to all of you new followers. (Thanks to MDT at SPX for all the re-blogging leading up to show.)

Over the next few days I’m going to try to post as many DCC related pictures that I can find, as well as any interesting and DCC related posts from all of you.  Feel free to hit that Submit button if you have any pics or links you’d like to share here.

Thanks!

-rafer

Posted 11 months ago

Bruce Guthrie Photos: MD -- Bethesda -- Small Press Expo (2013) -- Other

A lot of DCC folks in this gallery. Check it out!

Posted 11 months ago

Cheese and Dave from House of 12, from the night before SPX. (I forgot to post these yesterday.)

Posted 11 months ago

DC Conspiracy at the post-Ignatz party. This show just seems to get better every year. See you all tomorrow!

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#13

Decorating a con map ahead of a show has become a Must Do thing. So, in trying to come up with a way to help promote Washington DC’s own Small Press Expo, I’ve stolen all the maps I could find and am posting them here. These are the people you should be buying comics from!

This is the last one. I’ll already be pre-gaming SPX when this post goes live so my ability to collect any more maps will be gone. See you tomorrow!

Posted 11 months ago

#12

Decorating a con map ahead of a show has become a Must Do thing. So, in trying to come up with a way to help promote Washington DC’s own Small Press Expo, I’ve stolen all the maps I could find and am posting them here. These are the people you should be buying comics from!

TOMORROW.