This was my first Small Press Expo comic book show and I have to say I’m impressed, for the $10 or $15 dollars, it’s absolutely worth the trip, especially if you’re looking for smaller press comic books. Most of the time, you can meet and talk to the writer and/or artist right there which is a nice touch.
The bad things were the show was a bit crowded, causing me to not stay too long. The other issue is things are a bit expensive. I have no problem paying for books, but it limits how many purchases I can make when I’m dropping $20 for a graphic novel.
Even so, I still walked away with a pile to review (there’s a nice back up and lots to come after this and Baltimore Comic Con). Below are what I walked away with.
Dad! – story and art by Scott King
Drinking at the Movies – story and art by Julia Wertz
Fortune and Glory: A True Hollywood Comic Book Story – by Brian Michael Bendis
Hellcity – story Macon Blair, art Joe Flood
Jewish Memoir goes Pow! Zap! Oy! – written and art by Miriam Libicki
jobnik! – written and art by Miriam Libicki
Market Day – written and art by James Sturm
Space Doubles – written numerous, art numerous
Towards a Hot Jew: the Israeli Soldier as fetish object -written and art by Miriam Libicki