Wednesday, January 15, 2020

SPX 2019 - 4 more videos online now

SPX 2019 Panel - Spotlight: Emily Carroll
J.A. Micheline
Small Press Expo
Dec 26, 2019

In less than a decade, Emily Carroll has established herself as one of
the most distinctive, unsettling, and popular horror cartoonists
working today. Her webcomic His Face All Red brought her immediate
popularity, and her short story collection Through The Woods won
multiple awards, including the Ignatz. Her most recent book, When I
Arrived at the Castle (Koyama Press) is a masterful, stylish, and
disturbing take on vampires and fairy tales. Critic J.A. Micheline
joins Emily for a wide-ranging discussion of her career.

SPX 2019 Panel - Pigheaded Screening [Skip Williamson].
Lance Ward
Small Press Expo
Dec 26, 2019

Filmmaker John Kinhart screens his documentary on the life of
legendary underground cartoonist Skip Williamson. Kinhart says his
film "faithfully portrays Williamson's life as rebellious artist,
irreverent pighead and loving family man. Told through candid
interviews, animation, and archival photographs, "Pigheaded" takes you
back in time to see the behind the scenes of one of America's most
curious art movement." Cartoonist Lance Ward (Blood And Drugs) will
lead a Q&A session with Kinhart and Williamson's ex-wife Harriett
Hiland after the film. Note: The actual movie is omitted from this

SPX 2019 Panel - Round 3...Fight! Tournaments A Narrative Structure
J.A. Micheline
Small Press Expo
Dec 26, 2019

J.A. Micheline moderates a discussion on the varied use of tournaments
as part of narrative structure in comics. From reimagining the shape
and structure of narratives, to representations of violence and
reimagining history and historical texts, to the way tournaments
appear in children's comics, there's a rich variety of material to
explore with Ronald Wimberley (Prince Of Cats), Richie Pope (That Box
We Sit On), and Shannon Wright (Twins).

Keith Knight.
Small Press Expo
Dec 26, 2019

Hosted by Keith Knight. The Ignatz Award, named for the character in
the classic comic strip Krazy Kat by George Herriman, is the festival
prize of the Small Press Expo, that since 1997 has recognized
outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. The Ignatz
recognizes exceptional work that challenges popular notions of what
comics can achieve, both as an art form and as a means of personal

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