Wednesday, September 08, 2010

PR: Fanfare Ponent Mon at SPX 2010!

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Indie UK Publisher honored with
two Ignatz Award noms

North America's premiere independent cartooning and comics arts festival, SPX, is underway this weekend—Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11–12, at the Bethesda North Marriot Hotel in Bethesda, Maryland—and Fanfare/Ponent Mon is pleased to announce its participation in this venerable event.

This will be the independent UK publisher's second year as an exhibitor and to celebrate, the company is offering attendees the chance to win four Fanfare/ Ponent Mon titles. There is no purchase necessary and you do not have to be present when the winning entry is drawn. Just stop by booth F7 and fill out a form. Saying "Hi" doesn't hurt either!

Double-Dose of Ignatz

Fanfare/Ponent Mon is also proud to announce that it has received three nominations for the prestigious Ignatz Awards, SPX's yearly distinction for the best in graphic literature and cartooning.

Jiro Taniguchi's mountain-climbing epic, The Summit of the Gods, Vol. 1, was honored with a
pair in the categories of Outstanding Series and Outstanding Graphic Novel, while Willy Linthout's wrenching examination of his son's suicide, Years of the Elephant, received one, also in the latter category.

Receiving a single nod is an incredible honor, never mind three, and Fanfare/Ponent Mon would like to thank everyone involved in the selection process.

East Coast Premiere

SPX 2010 will also feature the East Coast debut of Korea as Viewed by 12 Creators, the long-anticipated follow-up to the company's 2007 Eisner Award nominated Japan as Viewed by 17 Creators. The anthology features work by such graphic art luminaries as Choi Kyu-sok, Mathieu Sapin and Lee Doo-hoo. A limited number of the book will be available for purchase at a special show price.

Hope to see you there!

A limited number of the book will be available at the show for only $16, a savings of four dollars off the retail price.


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