SPX 2019 Panel - Queer Science Fiction and World Building
Published on Oct 1, 2019
Science fiction has long been used as a means to address any number of society's ills through the use of alien settings and advanced technology. Many cartoonists address queer-specific issues in the way that they actually create the foundations of their worlds. Critic and publisher Carta Monir moderates Hannah Templer (Cosmoknights), Rosemary Valero-O'Connell (What Is Left), Shing Yin Khor (Salvage Station No. 8), and Alison Wilgus (Chronin) as they discuss how their settings create explicitly and implicitly relate queer themes.
SPX 2019 Panel - International Trends in Small Press Publishing
Published on Sep 30, 2019
Publishing and distribution remain small press comics' thorniest issues, but the passion and vision of small press publishers continue to blaze new trails and provide opportunities for artists around the world. An international line-up of publishers and editors including Paw Krogsbek Mathiasen (Fahrenheit), Pernille Arvedsen (Cobolt), Annie Koyama (Koyama Press), Carta Monir (Diskette Press), and Marc Pearson (Glom Press) discuss strategies, obstacles, and their vision for small press comics. Critic Rob Clough (High-Low) moderates.