Bethesda, Maryland; August 19, 2013 – Small Press Expo is pleased to announce that a record 183 titles (as of the posting of this press release) will make their first public appearance at SPX 2013, which will be held September 14 and 15. Showing the range and depth of the over 600 creators that will be at the show, this years debuts include:
Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1 by Ed Piskor from Fantagraphics
Palookaville 21 by Seth from Drawn & Quarterly
Delusional by Farel Dalrymple from Adhouse Books
RASL (Complete Hardback Color Edition) by Jeff Smith from Cartoon Books
World Map Room by Yuichi Yokoyama from Picturebox
Softcore #1,#2,#3 self published by Box Brown
The Fez #2 self published by Roger Langridge
Little Tommy Lost: Book No. 1 by Cole Closser from Koyama Press The Big Wet Balloon by Liniers from Toon Books
Small Press Expo (SPX) is the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels, and alternative political cartoons. SPX is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit that brings together more than 600 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers, and distributors each year. Graphic novels, mini comics, and alternative comics will all be on display and for sale by their authors and illustrators. A series of of panel discussions and interviews with this year's guests will be featured.
The Ignatz Award is a festival prize held every year at SPX recognizing outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning, with the winners chosen by attendees at the show.
As in previous years, profits from the SPX will go to support the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program, which funds graphic novel purchases for public and academic libraries, as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), which protects the First Amendment rights of comic book readers and professionals. For more information on the CBLDF, visit their website athttp://www.cbldf.org.
SPX also supports the Small Press Expo Collection at the Library of Congress, which preserves the history of both the artistic output of the creators who come to SPX, as well as the art that SPX itself generates as part of its yearly festival. It the first program of its type by a major institution in the United States to preserve the works of the indie comics community.