SPX Announces Michael deForge, Dean Haspiel and Sammy Harkham as Guests of Small Press Expo 2012

Small Press ExpoSmall Press Expo has announced Michael DeForge, Sammy Harkham and Dean Haspiel as honored guests of SPX 2012.  They are in addition to the previously announced guests Chris Ware, Dan Clowes, Francoise Mouly, Jamie & Gilbert Hernandez and Adrian Tomine.

Michael DeForge will be appearing at SPX for the very first time. DeForge is the creator of the one-man anthology series Lose, from Koyama Press. He won the Best Emerging Talent category at the 2010 Doug Wright Awards, Canada’s most prestigious award in the comics field and provided the art for the cover to the SPX 2012 program.

Emmy award winning artist, Dean Haspiel, created the Eisner Award nominated, Billy Dogma, and illustrated for HBO’s Bored To Death. His career is varied and has included collaborations with Jonathan Lethem, Harvey Pekar, Jonathan Ames, and Inverna Lockpez. He also curates + creates multimedia projects for TripCity.net, a Brooklyn-filtered literary arts salon.

Sammy Harkham is the editor of the anthology series Kramer’s Ergot, the 8th volume of which was released late last year.  He is also the creator behind the comic Crickets and his new book, Everything Else, a compendium of his works, will be released this Fall from Picturebox.

SPX 2012 will be held Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16.  For more information on the Small Press Expo, please visit http://www.spxpo.com.

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