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Small Press Expo Announces Programming Schedule for SPX 2016

spx-logo-240Small Press Expo has announced the Programming Schedule for SPX 2016. SPX is continuing the festival’s established tradition of rich, thought-provoking programming featuring leading comics artists and critics in conversation. As in previous years, the Programming Schedule features twenty-two sessions with two simultaneous tracks on both Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18.

Here are some highlights:

  • Joe Sacco makes a rare festival appearance to talk about Comics Journalism with Sarah Glidden, moderated by The Nib’s Matt Bors.
  • Lisa Hanawalt graces SPX for a spotlight interview with NPR’s Glen Weldon.
  • Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell discuss their work with Congressman John Lewis on the acclaimed and award winning March trilogy.

There will also be seven panels dedicated to celebrating the 40th Birthday of Fantagraphics, including:

  • Publisher Gary Groth joins Joe Sacco, Drew Friedman, Trina Robbins and Gilbert Hernandez to talk about Fantagraphics 40 years of publishing.
  • The two great indie comics legends, Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes, talk shop with Fantagraphics Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds
  • The panel Music & Comics has Jaime Hernandez and Ed Piskor discussing how Punk Rock and Hip Hop music influenced their respective creative styles, moderated by the Toonseum’s John Kelly.

The complete schedule with times and descriptions can be found online.

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