Showing posts with label Small Press Expo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Small Press Expo. Show all posts

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Matt Dembicki's minicomics collection in the Library of Congress

I was chatting with the serials librarians (electronically) today after dropping off some comics and minicomics for their collection (curbside), and Matt Dembicki (former ComicsDC writer and our logo artist) came up. He donated his minicomics collection to the Library of Congress a few years back and this search will let you find the 355 issues that he passed along, as the "Matt Dembicki Mini-Comics Collection" nestles in the main comic book collection. The "Small Press Expo Collection" has 3250 pieces cataloged, but the librarians solicit those at the con (when there is one).

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

PR: Small Press Expo Announces 2020 Ignatz Award Nominees

PR: Small Press Expo Announces 2020 Ignatz Award Nominees



Ignatz 2020 logo design by Ebony Flowers
For Immediate Release

Contact: Dan Stafford


Bethesda, Maryland – The Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels and alternative political cartoons, is pleased to announce the 2020 nominees for the annual presentation of the Ignatz Awards, a celebration of outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning.

The Ignatz, named after George Herriman's brick-wielding mouse from his long running comic strip Krazy Kat, recognizes exceptional work that challenges popular notions of what comics can achieve, both as an art form and as a means of personal expression. The Ignatz Awards are a festival prize, the first of such in the United States comic book industry.The 2020 Ignatz Awards are sponsored by Politics & Prose, a D.C. based independent bookstore devoted to cultivating community and strengthening the common good through books, programs, and a respectful exchange of ideas.

The nominees for the ballot were determined by a panel of the best of today's comics professionals, Scott Cederlund, November Garcia, Malala Gharib, and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell. Voting beings August 31 and continues until September 9. Register to vote via the SPX website. Everyone registering to vote after the initial ballots are mailed on August 31 will be emailed ballots soon after registration.

Outstanding Artist
Ana Galvañ - Press Enter to Continue
Rosemary Valero-O'Connell
Tianran Qu - Slices of Life 100 Comic Montage
Michael DeForge - Familiar Face
Katie Hicks - Guts

Outstanding Anthology
Dates III - edited by Zora Gilbert & Cat Parra
Be Gay, Do Comics - edited by The Nib
LAAB Magazine #4 - edited by Ronald Wimberly & Joshua O'Neill
The Anthology of Mind - Tommi Musturi
Sweaty Palms Volume 2 - Sage Coffey

Outstanding Collection
GLEEM – Eddy Carrasco
Glenn Ganges in: The River at Night – Kevin Huizenga
Inappropriate – Gabrielle Bell
Slices of Life: 100 Comic Montage – Tianran Qu
The Complete Works of Fante Bukowski – Noah Van Sciver

Outstanding Comic
Cosmoknights - Hannah Templer
My Dog Ivy - Gabrielle Bell
Cry Wolf Girl - Ariel Ries
Theth Tomorrow Forever - Josh Bayer
Mooncakes - Wendy Xu & Suzanne Walker

Outstanding Graphic Novel
Hot Comb - Ebony Flowers
Pittsburgh - Frank Santoro
Skip - Molly Mendoza
How I Tried to be a Good Person - Ulli Lust
This Was Our Pact - Ryan Andrews

Outstanding Minicomic
The Gulf - Nguyen Nguyen
Chapter Two - Keren Katz
Canvas - Theo K. Stultz
I Feel Weird #4 - Haleigh Buck
Black Hole Heart - Cathy G Johnson

Outstanding Online Comic
I Exist - Breena Nuñez
Like the Tide - Isabella Rotman
SUPERPOSE - Joe Seosamh & C. Anka
Gabby Schulz (@gabbyschulz)
Witchy - Ariel Ries

Outstanding Series
The Misplaced - Chris Callahan
Fizzle - Whit Taylor
SUPERPOSE - Joe Seosamh & C. Anka
kuš! - kuš! komiks
Frontier - Youth in Decline

Outstanding Story
The Lab – Allison Conway
The Hard Tomorrow – Eleanor Davis
The Weight #9 – Melissa Mendes
"Little Red Riding Hood" – Inappropriate – Gabrielle Bell
BTTM FDRS – Ezra Daniels & Ben Passmore

Promising New Talent
AJ Dungo
Sylvia Nickerson
Theo Stultz
Emil Wilson
Andrew Lorenzi

Congratulations to all our nominees!
Key Dates for the 2020 Ignatz Awards
  • August 31 - Announcement of Ignatz 2020 nominees
  • September 1 - Voting begins with ballots emailed to all registered voters
  • September 7 - Voter registration ends
  • September 8 - Voting for the 2020 Ignatz Awards ends
  • September 12 - Online presentation of Ignatz Award winners
Everyone registering to vote after the initial ballots are mailed on August 31 will be emailed ballots soon after registration.

The Ignatz Awards ceremony will be live-streamed on Saturday night, September 12 at 8PM Eastern Time on the SPX Youtube channel. Further details on presenters will be given at a later date. 

The 2020 Ignatz Awards are sponsored by Politics and Prose
Politics and Prose is a D.C. based independent bookstore devoted to cultivating community and strengthening the common good through books, programs, and a respectful exchange of ideas.

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 nonprofit that brings together more than 650 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. The expo includes a series of panel discussions and interviews with this year's guests.

The Ignatz Award is a festival prize held every year at SPX recognizing outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning.
Small Press Expo
P.O. Box 5704
Bethesda, Maryland
20824
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Monday, December 16, 2019

Warren Bernard Collection Tour and Interview (UPDATED)

Warren Bernard Collection Tour
Jim Rugg and Ed Piskor
Cartoonist Kayfabe (December 15 2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaW4GR8hRag


The Warren Bernard Shoot Interview
Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg
Cartoonist Kayfabe (June 28 2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_jdZKOovBY

and now updated with a third WB interview!


Vintage Sunday Funnies (with Warren Bernard)
Cartoonist Kayfabe July 13, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg6bN-qV6-g

The great super-collector, curator, author,and executive director of the Small Press Expo, Warren Bernard stopped through Pittsburgh and brought along some vintage Sunday Funnies sections to put under the microscope!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Small Press Expo (SPX) 2019 day 2 in photos

As far as I could tell, SPX was a success again this year, although that varies for individual cartoonists of course. Raina Telgemeier brought in a big crowd of youngsters, but I didn't see a lot of them walking the aisles after waiting on line for her. Actually I never saw her either. Chris Ware also had long lines.

Ann Telnaes and Teresa Roberts Logan (smiling as usual)


Michael Wenthe at Cartozia Tales

John Patrick Green with an advance copy of his new comics series

Jamie Noguchi working on an exciting new project

Drew Weing

Joey Weiser

Matt Bors of The Nib

Carla Speed McNeil

Sarah Boxer, who tabled with her son (not pictured)

Paul Kirchner

Bill Campbell of Rosarium Publishing
And some mid-day crowd shots....






Saturday, September 14, 2019

Small Press Expo (SPX) 2019 day 1 in photos

Mostly people local to the area...

Eddie Campbell

Karen Green at Fanfare Ponent Mon

Dustin Harbin

Fantagraphics table

Robin Ha with her autobiography due next year

Art Hondros

Hobbes Holluck

DC Conspiracy

DC Conspiracy - Dale Rawlings and Evan Keeling

DC Conspiracy

Mark Lindblom and his famous cartoonists figures


Winsor McCay

Teresa Roberts Logan





Ted Rall and his new autobiographical book

Michael Brace

Julian Lytle

Pauline Ganucheau, Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau

Keith Knight

Jared Smith of Retrofit / Big Planet Comics

Gemma Correll

KCBC beer art of Brooklyn, New York

Earl Holloway of KCBC

Typex from the Netherlands

Rob Ullman, giving me original artwork to a cover of the City Paper after I lost the tearsheets to a flood.


Gordon Harris

Deandra 'Nika' Tan

R.M. Rhodes

Jennifer Hayden

Summer Pierre, Ellen Lindner, Glynnis Fawkes and Jennifer Hayden

Chinese proto-comics

Craig Fisher, Chris Ware and Eddie Campbell