Saturday, February 23, 2019

Comics in unexpected places

An animation cel in the men's room of the Lost Dog Restaurant in Westover, Arlington, VA.

I don't know what the cartoon is though. Anyone?

Friday, February 22, 2019

City Paper recommends Knisley signing

Critics' Pick - Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos

PR: The 2019 SPX Lottery Reminder!

Hello Everyone!

This is your reminder to sign up for the SPX 2019 Lottery! If you already signed up, ignore this! Otherwise head here to apply. Reminders:

  • Applications are due February 25 at midnight EST and will not be accepted afterwards

  • We will not be picking the randomized lottery winners until after all applications have been received; this means there is no benefit to applying early or late (except maybe peace of mind).

  • You can only apply for the lottery once, and multiple entries will result in being removed from the lottery pool (unless you email us and tell us you accidentally clicked twice or something, we do have a heart!).

  • While we allow table sharing, there is a limit of two people per half table without approval, so be aware of that when requesting a full or half table. The hotel has a hard occupancy cap on the hall and if everyone tries to fit 8 people at a table, we'll exceed it.

  • We will be checking to make sure you make or publish comics, so if you're exclusively an illustrator, novelist, cosplayer or anime figure retailer (we get them) we reserve the right to remove you from the pool

Hit us up on Instagram, Twitter, or  Facebook for a quick reply. We're also happy to chat if you email us at
Best of luck to everyone!

Jamie, Devon, Warren and the rest of the SPX Executive Committee

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March 8: Animezing!: Maquia - When the Promised Flower Blooms

Enjoy a FREE Japanese ANIME film at the JICC!
Enjoy a FREE Japanese ANIME film at the JICC!
Animezing!: Maquia - When the Promised Flower Blooms
Animezing!: Maquia - When the Promised Flower Blooms
Winner of Best Animated Film at the 2018 Shanghai International Film Festival and nominated for Best Animated Film at the 2018 Asia Pacific Screen Awards
The people of Iorph live far away from the lands of men, weaving the happenings of each day into a fabric called Hibiol. They live for centuries while maintaining their youthful appearance. Maquia, an orphaned Iorph girl, lives her life in an oasis surrounded by friends, yet somehow feels "alone". But the tranquil lives of the Iorph are shattered in an instant when the Mezarte army invades their territory on a dragon fleet, seeking the blood that grants the Iorph long life.
Maquia manages to escape, but loses her friends and her home in the chaos. She then encounters an orphaned baby who is "alone". Maquia raises this boy "Ariel", with the help of some new friends. But as the era changes, the bond between Maquia and Ariel changes too, amidst a backdrop of racial tensions between the Iorph and the Mezarte. This is a story of irreplaceable time, woven by two lonely people who can only find solace in each other.

In Japanese with English subtitles | Not Rated | 2018 | 115 min | Directed by Mari Okada
Regsitration required. Recommend for ages 13+
Women In Cinema
Women In Cinema

Director: Mari Okada

Mari Okada began her career in 1996 writing scenarios for direct-to-video features, video games, and radio dramas. For her tremendous output and work in several anime series in 2011 she was awarded the 16th Animation Kobe Award – Individual Award. Other anime series and films that she has written for include Fate/Stay Night (2006), Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (2012), and The Anthem of the Heart (2015). Okada made her directorial debut in 2018's Maquia - When the Promised Flower Blooms.
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Friday, March 8th, 2019
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Richmond's RVA Comics column

March 12 & March 18: Gareth Hinds

Gareth Hinds - The Iliad: A Graphic Novel Adaptation—*For Adults and Teens* in Children and Teens

The Iliad is no mere war story—it is an epic, an immortal clash, governed by the hubris of man and god alike. In this graphic novelization of Homer's ancient tale, artist Gareth Hinds breathes new life into a story that has captivated minds for thousands of years. Vibrant, dramatic illustrations pair with perfectly calculated text like ambrosia with nectar. This new adaptation is thoroughly researched and complete with maps, a character key and footnotes to transport readers to The Troad, the formal name for the plains of Troy. Ages 12 and up.


This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
Click here for more information.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW   Washington   DC    20008


Gareth Hinds - The Iliad: A Graphic Novel Adaptation—at Takoma Park Library (MD)

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Takoma Park Public Library (MD)   101 Philadelphia Ave   Takoma Park   MD    20912

March 16: G. Willow Wilson - The Bird King at Politics and Prose

G. Willow Wilson - The Bird King

Wilson, the storyteller behind the reincarnation of Ms. Marvel, won the 2013 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel with Alif the Unseen. Her second novel is an equally colorful swashbuckler set on the Iberian Peninsula during the Spanish Inquisition. The story focuses on the beautiful and brave Fatima, the favorite concubine of Sultan Abu Abdullah. Fatima, however, is in love with Hassan, the palace mapmaker, who has the additional talent of being able to bend the shape of reality by drawing maps of places he's never seen. But when envoys from the newly formed Spanish monarchy arrive to negotiate a transfer of power, they see Hassan as a sorcerer who threatens Christianity. With the help of djinns and other magical figures, he and Fatima flee for their lives.


This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
Click here for more information.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW   Washington   DC    20008

PR: 25% off all Malika books

The Queen has spoken! Before her animated film comes out, she has declared today only to be... well see for yourself.
Malika Warrior Queen Animation

Malika Comics & Graphic Novels Are 25% Off!

Before the animated pilot comes out, catch up on every single Malika comic & graphic novel now 25% off!

Just click the "SHOP MALIKA" button and the coupon will automatically be applied.

This is the perfect time to start this amazing story with part 1 or the bundle or complete it with part 2.

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