Monday, August 16, 2010

PR: Small Press Expo Animation Showcase Announces Selections for SPX 2010

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

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             

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.

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