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PR: Announcing Even More Small Press Expo 2024 Special Guests



For Immediate Release


Contact Email: press@smallpressexpo.com

 

Small Press Expo Announces Jeffrey Brown, Lonnie Millsap and Stan Mack, along with International Guests Laura Perez, Chris Gooch, Walter Scott and Sig Burwash

as Special Guests for SPX 2024

 

Bethesda, Maryland -July 17, 2024

 

Media Release - Small Press Expo is proud to announce the first Special Guests for SPX 2024. The show takes place on Saturday September 14 and Sunday September 15 with programming and workshops about the amazing world of independent comics and an exhibitor floor with over 500 creators.


Additional Special Guests will be announced over the next few weeks.

 

SPX 2024 is honored to have the following creators as Special Guests to this year's show:

Visit the SPX 2024 Website for More Info

Jeffrey Brown


New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader & SonLoved and Lost, Jedi Academy) gets back to his autobo roots (sort of?) with a new collection of bizarre statements from and interactions with his youngest son, Simon. 


Kids Are Still Weird, a follow up of sorts to Kids Are Weird (about his older son, Oscar) that will debut at SPX! Come say hi to Jeffrey and get Simon Says, a risograph mini-comic of bonus material free with purchase of the book. 


https://jeffreybrowncomics.com/

Lonnie Millsap


Special Guest Lonnie Millsap, will be signing copies of his latest book, titled 'My Owners Were Chewy!'. 'Chewy' is a collection of humorous, single paneled cartoons that are laugh out loud funny. Millsap will also be signing prints of his work from the book and prints of his New Yorker cartoons.


https://www.lonniemillsap.com/

Stan Mack


Stan Mack drew a comic strip every week for decades based on what he saw and heard in his native New York City, famously using verbatim dialogue for his graphic dramatizations.


A mixture of humor, spontaneity, serendipity, and weirdness, Mack's comic strip snapshots caught New Yorkers — whether it is an extortionist calligrapher, a baby evading arrest at her first protest, a stroll up Broadway with a ferret, an evening with a male liberationist, or an unlucky-in-love dolphin trainer — being who they are in all their unguarded and uninhibited glory. He'll be signing copies of Stan Mack's Real Life Funnies: The Collected Conceits, Delusions, and Hijinks of New Yorkers from 1974 to 1995 at the Fantagraphics booth!


www.stanmack.com

International Guests Coming To SPX 2024

Laura Pérez


We are thrilled that, thanks to the generosity of Spain Arts & Culture, Laura Pérez is a Special Guest at SPX 2024! She'll be discussing and signing copies of Ocultos from Fantagraphics, an entrancing collection of graphic short stories explores the occult forces that touch upon our everyday lives.


Celebrated for her previous graphic novel, Totem, Spanish comics artist Laura Pérez presents another entrancing vision of magic and mystery. Artfully rendered in her signature wispy, atmospheric pencil lines punctuated by splashes of color, Ocultos is a spiritual, reflective work that will leave you spellbound.ianate storytelling that draws on stylistic elements found in illuminated manuscripts. A poetic and evocative exploration of destiny and survival.


https://www.lauraperez.net/

Chris Gooch

Chris Gooch will be traveling from Melbourne, Australia to promote his recent graphic novel In Utero from Top Shelf. He will also be signing his previous three books with Top Shelf, Bottled (2017), Deep Breaths (2019) and Under-Earth (2020). 


'In Utero' follows twelve years after a disastrous explosion, young Hailey is dropped off by her mum at a holiday camp in a dilapidated shopping mall. Alienated from the other kids, she connects with an eerie older teen named Jen… but soon dark horrors awaken, and the two new friends are caught up in a cataclysmic battle between two terrifying creatures who have been lying dormant all this time.


One of Australia's most acclaimed young graphic novelists, Chris Gooch expertly crafts a taut and intimate thriller about mothers and daughters, the monstrous and the mundane, and the power of friendship in the midst of catastrophe.


https://www.chrisgooch.com.au/

Walter Scott

When Wendy is nominated for the coveted National FoodHut Contemporary Art Prize, all of her millennial dreams seem to be coming true. But not even achieving bona fide art star fame can hide the truth: a never-ending struggle with imposter syndrome. After she cracks in an online interview and gets dragged in the comments section, she heads straight to a local watering hole to drown her sorrows.


Walter Scott's, 'The Wendy Award' from Drawn & Quarterly, incisively skewers the art world with its corporate overlords, performative activism, generational wealth, and weaponized therapy speak—a showcase of Walter Scott's deft wit and social commentary. Walter Scott is an interdisciplinary artist working in comics, drawing, video, performance, and sculpture. Scott is Kanien'keha:ka from the Kahnawake Mohawk nation.


https://wwalterscott.com/

Sig Burwash


Sig Burwash is a visual artist whose practice includes watercolor, collage, ceramics, animation, illustration, and comics. They have had their works exhibited in the United States, Europe and Canada, where they live on Cape Breton Island.


Sig attended the Centre for Cartoon Studies to work on their debut graphic novel, Vera Bushwack from Drawn & Quarterly. The uniquely emotive pastel pages follow a journey of rage, joy, and self-acceptance in the rustic landscape of Nova Scotia. This is Sig's first time attending SPX.


https://sigburwash.com/Comics

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 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. 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, with the winners chosen by attendees at the show.


For more information on the Small Press Expo, please visit http://www.smallpressexpo.com.

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American Manga Award Nominees Announced

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Comics Grinder July 15 2024 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vosw-yhAjas

 

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by SLJ Reviews
Jul 15, 2024 

https://www.slj.com/story/newsfeatures/32-superb-graphic-novels-slj-2024-stars-so-far


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Deciphering Distress: Investigating Trauma Treatment In Prominent Indian Graphic Novels
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online at https://kuey.net/index.php/kuey/article/view/5073/3501

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Jul 16, 2024
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Words, Images, & Worlds with Rick Parker
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 Jul 13, 2024
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Words, Images, & Worlds with Tony Kittrell
Jason DeHart
 Jul 12, 2024
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd7GCPJ-6pU

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Jason DeHart
 Jul 12, 2024
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IDEAS DON'T BLEED episode ninety-six | Matthew Rosenberg, part two
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https://blogs.library.duke.edu/signalboost/2020/03/11/cataloging-the-edwin-terry-murray-comic-book-collection/

 

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https://archives.lib.duke.edu/catalog/comicbooks

 

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Jul 15, 2024
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July 21: Ari Richter — Never Again Will I Visit Auschwitz: A Graphic Family Memoir of Trauma & Inheritance with Sarah Wildman — at Conn Ave

Ari Richter — Never Again Will I Visit Auschwitz: A Graphic Family Memoir of Trauma & Inheritance with Sarah Wildman — at Conn Ave


Upcoming Event
Sunday, July 21, 2024 - 5:00pm

Never Again Will I Visit Auschwitz is an act of self-discovery and the resuscitation of historical memory. At its heart is the intersection of a genocidal political moment in 20th century history and the author's own family history. Told from the perspectives of four generations of the author's family, spanning pre-war Germany to post-Trump America, it is both a celebration of Jewish cultural resilience and a warning of democracy's fragility in the face of the seductive forces of authoritarianism. Part travelogue, part memoir, part historic retelling, author Ari Richter recreates his family's journey leading up to and extending beyond the Holocaust.

Relying on extensive genealogical research and his family's archiving, Richter illustrates the lives of his grandparents while reflecting on the burden of a storyteller to carry on these legacies. It is a rare glimpse into the firsthand stories of both Holocaust survivors and their descendants, told as an intertwined tapestry of faith, grief, and ultimately, survival. Never Again Will I Visit Auschwitz is an intimate reflection on coming to grips with the past. Harrowing and humorous in equal measure, this evocatively drawn graphic novel will be discussed for generations to come.

Ari Richter is a visual artist and Professor at the City University of New York. His drawings, sculptures, videos, performances and lectures have been presented in museums, galleries and academic spaces throughout the U.S. Richter is the recipient of fellowships from the Mellon Foundation and the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, as well as a fully public education from grade school to graduate school. The grandson of Holocaust survivors and son of therapists, he lives in New York with his wife and two daughters.

This event is free with first come, first served seating.
 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

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D. D. Degg      

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D. D. Degg

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Tales of Syzpense

Chris Ryall

https://chrisryall.substack.com/

 

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Bill Cox

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By John Freeman on July 13, 2024

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Jim Keefe

July 14 2024

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Human race looks itself in the mirror and realizes it's now spent $5 billion watching Despicable Me movies

The Minions became the most profitable animated film franchise in history a while ago; this is just sealing the deal

William Hughes

AV Club July 13 2024

https://www.avclub.com/human-race-has-spent-5-billion-watching-despicable-me-1851591490

 

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July 13, 2024

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By David Harper

July 10, 2024

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Mœbius and the Art of the Inescapable

Sam Thielman

Issue No. 114

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Book Reviews: Soseki Natsume's Botchan: the manga edition & Akutagawa's Rashômon and Other Stories

reviewed by Liz Brown

International Journal of Comic Art blog July 14, 2024

https://ijoca.blogspot.com/2024/07/book-reviews-soseki-natsumes-botchan.html

 

Kaori Okura and Makiko Itoh (trans). 2024. Soseki Natsume's Botchan: the manga edition. Tuttle Publishing

 

mkdeville and Philippe Nicioux (ills). 2024. Akutagawa's Rashômon and Other Stories [France]. Tuttle Publishing