I am basically not going to shut up about SPX until it happens, because I am SO excited. This year’s show is going to be amazing. It has SO MANY artists I love! Aaaagh /dies of happiness
Please and thank you! We would love it if you would totally not shut up about SPX for the next three weeks! You telling your friends, dragging them to the show is approximately the greatest thing ever.
Not only are they going to meet some incredibly talented artists and have the best time, but in attending the show, everyone is making a contribution to promote, preserve and protect independent comics.
All of the money generated from SPX goes to our charitable programs. The money gets used in a few different ways:
1. A donation to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. These are the guys that stand up and fight for freedom of speech and creator rights. In the courtroom, in front of congress and in the media, the work of the CBLDF is critical.
2. The SPX graphic novel gift program. Inaugurated in 2011, this initiative bestows a gift of graphic novels on a local library system. We work with independent publishers to obtain books on behalf of the library and gift them to the institution.
3. We preserve the work of independent comic artists in the Small Press Expo collection at the Library of Congress. Focusing on creators attending SPX, this unique collection ensures that the incredible creativity of our community is not lost for future generations.
The more of you that attend, the more SPX can service these causes. So don’t be shy! You are hereby deputized to bring everyone you know to Bethesda on September 15 and 16 2012 for what looks to be the indie comics show of the year!