Small Press Expo Animation Showcase Announces Selections for SPX 2010
Bethesda, Maryland; August 13, 2010 - The Small Press Expo announces selections for the First Annual Animation Showcase, to be screened September 11 and 12 in conjunction with the Small Press Expo.
The 2010 SPX Animation Showcase features indepedently made animation created in a variety of styles and techniques. "These films let people know independent animation is as sophisticated as its big-budget brothers," says Showcase committee co-chair Paul Nadjmabadi. "Every year at SPX we see that pool of talent in comics that hasn't been recognized yet, that one-off that someone did that's the most amazing thing you've seen all year.
We want to bring that to animation."
Animations screening in the showcase include traditional and abstract storytelling in a variety of styles including stop-motion, clay-mation, hand-drawn, and computer animation. Selections include:
Good %^&$ing Morning Nick Arcidy
Suck It Up Rebecca Boensch
Building Blocks Vanessa Chan
Bleach and Glitter Vanessa Chan
Head Garden Lilli Carre
The Discovery Rodgers Dameron
The Magician Dustin Maassen
Wonders of Nature: Our National Parks Yosemite Clasrissa Maralone
Hocas Croakus Mark McDonald
One of a Kind Dixie Pizani
The Melting Pot Shani Vargo
Krawll Matthew Wade
Birdy Agnieszka Woznicka
Deadline Bang Yaoliu
More information on animators and films is available via the SPX Animation Showcase Web site at www.spxpo.com/animation.
SPX is a registered 501(c)3 which brings together more than 300 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.
As in previous years, profits from the SPX will go to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), protecting the First Amendment rights of comic book readers and professionals. For more information on the CBLDF, go to their website at http://www.cbldf.org/.
The hours for SPX 2010 are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, September 11, and noon – 6 p.m. Sunday, September 12. Admission, which includes the Expo and Showcase, is $10 for a single day and $15 for both days.For more information, visit http://www.spxpo.com/animation/