SPX announces a Special Multi-Media Event with Thalia Zedek and Leela Corman to benefit the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program

Small Press Expo has announced a special multi-media event with famed indie-rock musician Thalia Zedek and award-winning graphic novelist Leela Corman as a benefit for the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program.

This special, one-time only performance will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 5PM-7PM in the White Oak Room at SPX 2022, which will be held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

The performance will include Leela presenting some of her recent comics accompanied with music by Thalia, who will then do a solo performance of her music while Leela’s art is projected on-screen. This will be followed by a Q&A session led by comics creator and teacher, Josh Bayer.

Tickets are $20 for people not attending SPX, and will be an additional $10 for those who buy badges to SPX 2022. Tickets for both this event and to attend SPX can be purchased via Eventbrite. 

More information about more programming and the exhibitors room at SPX 2022 can be found on the festival website

The money raised will be used to reinstate the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program, which awards a grant to library systems that serve under-privileged communities in the Mid-Atlantic region to supplement their budgets so they can purchase graphic novels for their patrons.

Thalia Zedek is a critically acclaimed indie-rock musician whose eponymously named band’s latest work, Perfect Vision  is available along with her many other recordings on the Thrill Jockey record label:


Leela Corman is teacher and award winning graphic novelist whose previous works include Unterzakhn (Schocken-Pantheon) and We All Wish For Deadly Force (Retrofit/Big Planet). More information about Leela and her works can be found on her web site: