Thursday, August 08, 2013

Dash Shaw, Frank Cammuso and Jay Lynch Featured Guests at SPX 2013

Frank Cammuso!  I don't have to wait until the Baltimore Comic Con to see him again! (oh wait, that's only a week later or so).  Anyway, I like Frank as a person, and I love his comics retelling Arthurian legend as middle school


Small Press Expo Announces Dash Shaw, Frank Cammuso and Jay Lynch as Featured Guests at SPX 2013

For Immediate Release              Contact: Warren Bernard



Bethesda, Maryland; August  8, 2013 – Small Press Expo is pleased to announce Dash Shaw, Frank Cammuso and Jay Lynch as featured guests to SPX 2013, to be held September 14 and 15. Dash, Frank and Jay will join previously announced guests Seth, Lisa Hanawalt, Gary Panter, Frank Santoro, Gene Yang, Congressman John Lewis, Rutu Modan, Michael Kupperman, Liza Donnelly and Liniers.

One of the great experimenters with the use of story, line and color in indie comics, Dash Shaw will be at SPX to sign his latest book from Fantagraphics, New School, as well as his latest comic, 3 New Stories. More information on Dash and his work can be found at and

Long time SPXer and creator behind the kid's series The Knights of the Lunch Table, Frank Cammuso, has collaborated with famed underground cartoonist and creator of Nard N' Pat Jay Lynch on the children's book Otto's Backwards Day. Their book is being published by children's book publisher Toon Books, which will make its first appearance in the SPX exhibitor room at this year's show. Both Frank and Jay will be in attendance to sign their latest work and more. More information on Toon Books and Otto's Backwards Day can be found at

About SPX

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 non-profit that brings together more than 500 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. A series of of panel discussions and interviews with this year's guests will be featured.

The Ignatz Award is a festival prize held every year at SPX, with the winners chosen by attendees at the show.

As in previous years, profits from the SPX will go to support the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program, which funds graphic novel purchases for public and academic libraries, as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), which protects the First Amendment rights of comic book readers and professionals. For more information on the CBLDF, visit their website at
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