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Small Press Expo Announces International Special Guests Albert Monteys, Tommi Musturi, Anais Depommier and Alex Alice

Small Press Expo has announced its International Special Guests for SPX 2017. The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center and will have over 650 creators, 280 exhibitor tables and 22 programming slots to entertain, enlighten and introduce attendees to the amazing world of independent and small press comics.

SPX 2017 is honored to have the following creators from Europe as Special Guests to this year’s show:

Albert Monteys is a Spanish graphic novelist and illustrator, known for his works in El Jueves, a weekly satirical magazine that he directed from 2006 until January 2011.Albert created the series Carlitos Fax for the children’s magazine Mister K. After his departure from El Jueves, in 2014, he founded a satirical monthly publication Orgullo y Satisfaccion (Pride and Satisfaction) with other cartoonists. That same year Monteys began to publish a science fiction comic ¡Universo! (Universe!) in Panel Syndicate, winning a 2017 Eisner Award nomination for Best Digital Comic. Albert’s appearance at SPX is supported by a grant from Spain Arts & Culture.

Tommi Musturi is a Finnish cartoonist, illustrator, graphic designer, and artist. In addition to his current ongoing series Walking with Samuel and The Books of Hope, Musturi contributes to the studio Kutikuti based out of Helsinki, which creates, publishes, and teaches comic art. Musturi co-founded Huuda Huuda in 2006 to translate international comics into Finnish, publish local comic artists, and get the word out about the vibrant Finnish scene by anthologizing the work in English. Tommi latest graphic novel is Simply Samuel from Fantagraphics. Tommi’s appearance at SPX is supported by a grant from the Finnish Literature Exchange.

Anaïs Depommier was born in the late 1980s in a small village in the Southeast of France. Growing up a close friend of Mathilde Ramadier, they can’t do enough sleepovers from one’s house to the other. Inseparable at school, they spend their weekends building huts in the bush, watching the gendarmes go by, playing “Mouse Stampede” on a Macintosh Classic, and reading many comics. When it becomes time to prepare for the entrance exam to art school, they meet later in the evenings at the painter Jean-Michel Pétrissans’ workshop in Valence. Anais first graphic novel, in collaboration with Mathilde Ramadier, is Sartre from NBM. Her appearance at SPX is supported by a grant from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. She will be appearing at SPX on Saturday September 16.

Alex Alice is a French graphic novelist whose works have been translated into more than fifteen languages. His comics in English include the esoteric thriller The Third Testament and the operatic fantasy Siegfried. In his latest, Castle in the Stars from First Second, he draws on Jules Verne and nineteenth-century romanticism to create a watercolor world of adventure and wonder. His appearance at SPX is supported by a grant from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Alex will be appearing at SPX on Saturday September 16.

Preview: Siegfried Vol. 3 HC

Siegfried Vol. 3 HC

Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Alex Alice
Artist: Alex Alice
Cover Artist: Alex Alice
Price: $34.99

The breathtaking conclusion to master storyteller Alex Alice’s groundbreaking adaptation of Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung opera cycle brings the ancient Norse legend to life with spellbinding artistry. Young Siegfried has made it to the Land of Mists and now must face the great Dragon Fafnir at last and fight for the survival of mankind, no matter what the sacrifice.

Preview: The Third Testament Vol. 4: The Day Of The Raven

The Third Testament Vol. 4: The Day Of The Raven

STORY BY: XAVIER DORISON and ALEX ALICE
ART BY: ALEX ALICE
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PAGECOUNT: 80
COVER PRICE: $18.99

Disgraced inquisitor Conrad of Marburg has been forced to abandon his erstwhile ward Elisabeth and the young monk, Clement, while he races to Prague with what he believes is the solution to the ultimate enigma of the Third Testament. However, he is captured by the brutal Sayn and must do everything he can to escape!

But Elisabeth and Clement have realized the solution Conrad has is wrong… can they catch up with him before all is lost and the incredible knowledge he has uncovered falls to the forces of darkness? Find out in this the stunning final installment of The Third Testament.

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Preview: The Third Testament Book 2 – The Angel’s Face

THE THIRD TESTAMENT BOOK 2 – THE ANGEL’S FACE

STORY BY: Xavier Dorison & Alex Alice
ART BY: Alex Alice
COLORS: Alex Alice
LETTERING: Gabriela Houston
COVER BY: Alex Alice
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
FORMAT: 48pp, HC, FC
ISBN: 9781782760900
COVER PRICE: $9.99/$11.99 CAN/£8.99 UK
RELEASE DATE: Wednesday December 1​7, 2014

Conrad of Marburg and his companion continue their epic quest for The Third Testament.

The Third Testament is a fabled artifact, searched for by the Templars, the Church and Satanists alike. It is a relic that could potentially shake not only the very foundations of the Church – but also shift the balance of power in Europe. As their quest takes them all the way to Toledo and then to the coast of Scotland, both travellers are coming closer to uncovering the Testament’s true nature.

But will Conrad and Elizabeth find the Testament before their pursuers? And what will they do once they get their hands on it?

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Preview: The Third Testament Book 1: The Lion Awakes

THE THIRD TESTAMENT (BOOK I): THE LION AWAKES

STORY BY: Xavier Dorison & Alex Alice
ART BY: Alex Alice
COLORS: Alex Alice
LETTERING: Gabriela Houston
COVER BY: Alex Alice
NUMBER OF VOLUMES IN SERIES: 1 (of 4)
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
FORMAT: 48pp, HC, FC
COVER PRICE: $9.99 / CAN $11.99 / UK £8.99
ISBN: 9781782760894
RELEASE DATE: October 22, 2014

A CHILLING STORY OF SECRETS, LIES AND MURDER…

The 14th Century. Shortly after the discovery of an ancient relic in a secret, long-forgotten crypt, a remote monastery is burnt to the ground, and all its inhabitants slaughtered.

Disgraced Inquisitor Conrad of Marburg is summoned from his exile and sent on a world-spanning quest to discover the truth behind the massacre. But is he, the Church and humanity ready for the shattering revelations his journey will reveal?

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Preview: Siegfried Vol. 2: The Valkyrie

Siegfried Vol. 2: The Valkyrie OGN HC

Writer(s): Alex Alice
Artist(s): Alex Alice

In this second installment of this planned three-volume series, Siegfried sets off from his safe, forest home to find the world of men. With Mimé as his reluctant guide, Siegfried plunges headlong into the dangers of the swamp of the sorcerer Volva, where he learns of his destiny to confront the dragon Fafnir!

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Preview – Siegfried Vol. 1

SIEGFRIED VOL. 1

Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
Retail Price: $24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 144 pages
Format: hardcover with dust jacket, 8.5” x 11”, full color
On Sale in Comic Shops: June 13, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-936393-45-9
Written by Alex Alice
Illustrated by Alex Alice
Cover by Alex Alice
Rating: T+13 (contains material suitable for teen readers ages 13 and above)

A three-part story inspired by Wagner’s classic opera The Ring of the Nibelung. Siegfried, born of the love between a mortal man and a Valkyrie, is a young orphan being raised by Mime, one of the last of the dwarf-goblin Nibelungs, in a dark forest with only wolves for friends and family. While his foster parent only wants to live in peace and solitude, Siegfried yearns to discover who his real parents were and live amongst his own kind, not knowing that Odin, father of the Norse gods, has a destiny planned for him: to fight the dragon Fafnir, guardian of the Rheingold.

Archaia Announces the North American Trailer Debut of ‘Siegfried’

ARCHAIA ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE OF ANIMATED ‘SIEGFRIED’ TRAILER

Feature-Quality Animation Heralds Release of Alex Alice’s Epic Graphic Novel ‘Siegfried’

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 4th, 2012) – Eisner Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment is proud to announce the online premiere of the English-language trailer for their upcoming release of Alex Alice’s SIEGFRIED, the first volume in an epic trilogy of graphic novels inspired by the Richard Wagner operatic cycle, “The Ring of the Nibelung.”

Based on the medieval Germanic mythology of the Nibelungenlied, SIEGFRIED tells the story of a child discovered in the woods by a dwarf-goblin who raises the boy in protective secrecy.  As he grows older, however, the boy discovers that he is more than just a lost orphan—he has a destiny planned by Odin, the father of the Norse gods, to fight the dragon Fafnir, guardian of the forbidden Rheingold. This beloved tale of high fantasy and epic heroic discovery is known to have inspired countless well-known classics, including J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

To introduce the series to a North American audience, Archaia has released a feature-quality animated trailer created by Pendragon Imageforge and directed by series author and artist Alex Alice. Originally created as a stylistic proof-of-concept for an animated feature film, plans for the full production are set to resume now that Alice has completed the trilogy of graphic novels.

Volume 1 of the SIEGFRIED graphic novel will release in June, with the second and third volumes to follow in 2013.

For more information, visit http://www.archaia.com/archaia-titles/siegfried/.

About Archaia
Archaia is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 50 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, Gunnerkrigg Court, Awakening, The Killer, Days Missing, Tumor, Syndrome, Artesia, The Engineer, and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic novels. Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year according to Ain’t it Cool News, Graphic Policy and Comic Related, and was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations and two Awards for Best Graphic Album and Best Anthology. Archaia has also successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media.