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SPX 2013: D+Q, Bagge, Hanawalt, Modan, Nilsen, Ralph, Seth, Tomine, Zettwoch!

imagesThis weekend, Drawn & Quarterly head to the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center for the 2013 edition of the Small Press Expo! The show runs from 11am to 7pm on Saturday September 14th and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday September 15. Tickets to SPX cost $10 for one day, and $15 for the whole weekend.

Below is a list of signings and panels for the whopping eight cartoonists who will be at SPX – Peter Bagge, Lisa Hanawalt, Rutu Modan, Anders Nilsen, Brian Ralph, Seth, Adrian Tomine, and Dan Zettwoch. Come on down to Ye Olde D+Q Booth W1-4 – that’s where all these signings will take place!

And be sure to check out the full list of panels and participants on the SPX site!

Israel’s Office of Cultural Affairs and participating Consulates worked with D+Q in making Rutu Modan’s tour possible.


11:30 – 1 pm Anders Nilsen signing
12 – 2 pm Adrian Tomine signing
1 – 3 pm Lisa Hanawalt signing
2 – 3 pm Life After Hate in the White Oak Room, featuring Peter Bagge
2 – 3 pm Brian Ralph signing
3 – 4 pm Seth signing
3 – 4:30 pm Peter Bagge signing
3:30 – 4:30 pm Rutu Modan Q+A in the White Flint Auditorium
4 – 5 pm Brian Ralph signing
4:30 – 6 pm Rutu Modan signing
5 – 6 pm Seth Q+A panel in the White Oak Room
5 – 6 pm Dan Zettwoch signing
5:30 – 6:30 pm Carousel in the White Flint Auditorium, featuring Lisa Hanawalt and Anders Nilsen
6 – 7 pm Illustration as Profession and Practice in the White Oak Room, featuring Adrian Tomine
6 – 7 pm Seth signing
9:30 pm Ignatz Award ceremony! Make sure to have cast your ballots!


12 – 1 pm Rutu Modan signing
12:30 – 2 pm Seth signing
1 – 2 pm What Makes Drawings Funny? in the White Oak Room, featuring Peter Bagge and Lisa Hanawalt
1 – 2 pm Adrian Tomine signing
2 – 3 pm Peter Bagge and Lisa Hanawalt signing
3 – 4 pm For Kids/Not For Kids in the White Oak Room, featuring Rutu Modan and Brian Ralph
3 – 4 pm Adrian Tomine signing
3 – 4:30 pm Anders Nilsen signing
4 – 5 pm Paying Tribute: Traditions of Style in the White Oak Room, featuring Seth
4 – 5 pm Brian Ralph and Rutu Modan signing



SPX Special Guest Seth’s Palookaville 21 – get yours signed!


SPX Special Guest Peter Bagge’s Woman Rebel – get yours signed!


Chester Brown’s Louis Riel: Tenth Anniversary Edition


Art Spiegelman’s Co-Mix


Astrid Lindgren & Ingrid Vang Nyman’s Pippi Fixes Everything


Brian Ralph’s Reggie-12 – get yours signed!


SPX Special Guest Anders Nilsen’s Rage of Poseidon – get yours signed!


Tavi Gevinson’s Rookie Yearbook Two

D+Q Fall events with Bagge, Barry, Brown, Castree, Hanawalt, Hernandez, Katin, Modan, Nilsen, Ralph, Seth, Shapton, Spiegelman, Tomine, ROOKIE!

D+Q authors and cartoonists are taking over North America this Fall at an event near you! Check out below to find where these creators will be over the coming months.



Join Peter Bagge for the launch of his dazzling, accessible biography, Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story! He will be presenting a slideshow and signing on his US tour:

BALTIMORE Atomic Books Friday September 13th
BETHESDA Small Press Expo September 14th and September 15th
SEATTLE Town Hall Thursday September 26th
MINNEAPOLIS Magers & Quinn Wednesday October 16th
IOWA CITY Prairie Lights Friday October 18th
CHICAGO Quimby’s Saturday October 19th
BOSTON Brookline Booksmith Monday October 21st
PHILADELPHIA Locust Moon Tuesday October 22nd
NYC MANHATTAN Book Culture Wednesday October 23rd
NYC BROOKLYN Word Thursday October 24th
TORONTO IFOA Saturday October 26th
MIAMI Miami Book Fair November 17th-24th



Seeing Lynda Barry in person is a once in a life time experience, do not miss her at the National Book Fest. Get her to sign her latest book, Freddie Stories!

WASHINGTON National Book Festival
Sunday, September 22nd



A special, expanded edition of Chester Brown’s celebrated biography of the Canadian rebel Louis Riel!

“While rereading this graphic novel, I thought, ‘Why is this book not given to every schoolchild in Canada? … [H]as Canadian history ever been portrayed with more lyrical space, beauty, complexity, and drama…?” –The Globe and Mail

WINNIPEG McNally Robinson
for Louis Riel’s 169th birthday! Tuesday October 22nd
TORONTO Art Gallery of Ontario
McCready Leacture: an illustrated talk of Brown’s past and current work. Introductions by Andrew Hunter and Seth.
Chester’s original artwork from Louis Riel will be on display in the gallery. Wednesday November 13th



A trans-Canadian exploration of identity from a multitalented artist and musician!

“With mesmerizing honesty Castrée resurrects the obscenely disorienting turning points of a childhood, the ones that haunt a person for a lifetime. After reading the last page I closed the book and wept a little bit about its simple, perfect ending.”
–Miranda July, author of It Chooses You and No One Belongs Here More Than You

VICTORIA Open Words, University of Victoria
September 17th and September 18th



OAK PARK Unity Temple Book Launch Tuesday October 1st
TORONTO Magic Pony Saturday, October 26th
LOS ANGELES Skylight Thursday, November 7th
PORTLAND Reading Frenzy Friday, November 8th
SEATTLE Vera Project Saturday, November 9th
CHICAGO MCA Sunday, December 8th



“For years I’ve encountered Lisa Hanawalt’s comics and illustrations piecemeal — in various magazines and periodicals. They’re always a pleasant jolt. Now, they’ve been assembled into one thick, blazing bludgeon. I envy you getting walloped by them all for the first time. This is a Hanawalt assault. Succumb.”–Patton Oswalt

BETHESDA Small Press Expo September 14th and 15th
NYC Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday September 22nd



“Mr. Hernandez captures the wonder of childhood”
—_New York Times_

As resonant with the children of today as the children of the sixties, Marble Season is the all-new semi-autobiographical novel by acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez. The evocative story masterfully explores the redemptive and timeless power of storytelling and role play in childhood.

WASHINGTON National Book Fair Sunday, September 22nd



Katin is a master storyteller in Letting It Go, an insightful and serious but also wry account of the myriad ways trauma infects daily existence, both for survivors and for their families.

“Katin eschews the use of panel borders for her gorgeously expressive color-pencil drawings, giving the narrative an irresistible flow. This… nuanced and inward-looking tale is an even greater testament to Katin’s remarkable storytelling abilities.”—_Booklist Starred Review_

NEW YORK Brooklyn Book Fest Sunday September 22nd
MIAMI Miami Book Fair November 17th-November 24th



Savvy and insightful, elegant and subtle, The Property is a triumph of storytelling that explores the absurdity of people’s behaviour and the complex consequences of their sacrifices.

“Modan is masterful at creating complex motivations, exploring the confusion her characters create in each other and, more fundamentally, in themselves.”—_LA Times_

On tour from Tel Aviv!
BETHESDA Small Press Expo September 14th and 15th
WASHINGTON Politics & Prose
Monday September 16th (by Toon Books)
NY Society of Illustrators Tuesday September 17th
NY Bookcourt Thursday September 19th (by Toon Books)
NY New York Art Book Fair Saturday September 21st



Rage of Poseidon is devastating, insightful, and beautifully hewn; it’s a wry triumph in an all-new style from a masterful artist.

BETHESDA Small Press Expo
Saturday September 14th and Sunday September 15th
CHICAGO Brainframe Friday September 20th
NYC BROOKLYN Brooklyn Book Festival
Sunday September 22nd
SAN FRANCISCO Alternative Press Expo
Saturday October 12th and Sunday October 13th



Reggie-12 is a hilarious pop-culture send-up of the infalliable boy hero in Brian Ralph’s trademark stye, told with episodic wit and structure of the contemporary American sitcom. Laughs explode from the page! Brian will be celebrating the launch of Reggie-12 with a rollicking slideshow:

SEATTLE Fantagraphics Bookstore
Saturday, September 7th
PORTLAND Floating World Sunday, September 8th
SAN FRANCISCO Mission: Comics and Art
Tuesday, September 10th
LOS ANGELES Secret Headquarters
Wednesday, September 11th
BETHESDA SPX September 14th & 15th



Continuing the new semi-annual hardcover format for Palookaville in volume 21, Seth presents a lushly designed three-part collection: a sketchbook memoir from his childhood in small-town Ontario; pages from the comic strip diary he has kept for almost a decade; an the the continuation of Part Four of the ongoing Clyde Fans serial.

NEW YORK Adam Baumgold Gallery
Original art from It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken
Tuesday September 10th
*please note that Seth will not be attending the opening.

BETHESDA Small Press Expo
September 14th and September 15th

Saturday October 26th



Originally collected on the New York Times Opinion Page, Leanne Shapton’s Sunday Night Movies is a dreamy, beautiful collection of remembered classics.

In New York this September!

Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday, September 22nd
Paris Review Thursday, September 26th



A comprehensive career overview of the legendary Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist! Spiegelman has been a leader of, and an inspiration for, alternative comics artists throughout the past three decades, and readers are now able to trace the evolution of this multifaceted artist throughout his storied career. Includes rare material and reproductions of out-of-print comics!

In New York this September!
Greenlight slideshow and signing
Wednesday, September 18th
Brooklyn Book Festival in conversation with Jules Feiffer
Sunday, September 22nd
Housing Works in conversation with Dan Nadel
Tuesday, September 24th



Acclaimed cartoonist Adrian Tomine (New York Drawings, Shortcomings) returns with a dazzling new issue of his two-decade-long comic book series! Tomine channels contemporary zeitgeist and vernacular to produce flawlessly designed, compellingly readable stories.

BETHESDA Small Press Expo
September 14th and September 15th
BROOKLYN Brooklyn Book Festival
Sunday, September 22nd

Drawn & Quarterly at SPX: Clowes, Huizenga, Ralph, Tomine, Ware, and Zettwoch!

Drawn & Quarterly will be at this weekend’s Small Press Expo and you’ll be able to fine them at booth W51-W54 in the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd. They’re bringing fresh-off-the-press copies of SPX guests Adrian Tomine’s New York Drawings and Chris Ware’s Multi-Story Building Model. In all, the publisher will have six authors signing at SPX, including Tomine, Ware, Daniel Clowes, Kevin Huizenga, Brian Ralph, and Dan Zettwoch.

You can check out their signing schedule below, as well as a few key panels, but be sure to keep up to date on all programming by checking the SPX site.


Never before published in North America!

Illustrations by the New Yorker cover artist

Limited edition, S&N model by Chris Ware

Classic Moomin in full color for the first time!


Saturday, September 15th, 11 am to 7 pm

11:30 – 12:30pm Adrian Tomine signing
12 – 1pm “Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby and the American Clear Line School” panel with Dan Clowes, Chris Ware, Mark Newgarden, Eric Reynolds, and Philip Nel, White Flint Auditorium
12:30 – 1:30pm Brian Ralph signing
1:30 – 3:30pm Adrian Tomine signing
3:30 – 4:30pm Chris Ware signing
4:30 – 5:30pm Kevin Huizenga signing
4:30 – 5:30pm “Daniel Clowes: Modern Cartoonist” panel with Clowes, Alvin Buenaventura, Ken Parille, White Oak Room
5 – 6pm “Comics as Children’s Literature” with Brian Ralph, Renée French, Françoise Mouly, Mark Newgarden, and Philip Nel, White Flint Auditorium
5 – 6pm Dan Zettwoch signing

Sunday, September 16th, 12 to 6 pm

12:15 – 1:15 pm Adrian Tomine & Chris Ware signing
1:30 – 2:30 pm Dan Zettwoch signing
1:30 – 2:30 pm “Chris Ware: Building Stories” panel with Ware and Professor David M. Ball, White Oak Room
2:30 – 3:30 pm Kevin Huizenga and Brian Ralph signing
2:30 – 3:30 pm “Life After Alternative Comics” panel with Adrian Tomine, Dan Clowes, Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernandez, and Bill Kartalopoulos, White Oak Room
3:30 – 4:30 pm Adrian Tomine signing
3:45 – 4:45 pm Daniel Clowes signing
4:30 – 5:30 pm “Adrian Tomine: Optic Nerve” panel with Tomine and Dan Kois, White Oak Room

Note: Daniel Clowes and Chris Ware will also be signing at the SPX table both days. Schedule here.

D+Q at SDCC 2011: Beaton, Brown, Clowes, Ralph, Nilsen & More!!

Official Press Release





If you are attending Comic-con Interntional in San Diego from July 20-24th, stop by Drawn & Quarterly Booth #1629 to see our three attending authors: Chester Brown (special guest, kind courtesy of the festival), Brian Ralph and Anders Nilsen (also a special guest). We will be debuting Ralph’s September Daybreak & Nilsen’s August Big Questions at the show, and have plenty of the year’s most talked about graphic novel, Paying For It, on hand. Chester will be signing every day, so if you have questions about the Gospels, Ed The Happy Clown, or anything else, come to booth #1629 and ask away. Anders & Brian will be signing every day, too

Oh and what else will be debuting at the show….Hmmmmm….just a signed and numbered debut of the October book Daniel ClowesThe Death-Ray!!!!! And to make this debut even more special, our kind friends at Press Pop are sending a handful of the The Death-Ray action figure for us to sell. Seriously people if you want either of these, get to booth 1629 ASAP! We will be releasing more Death-Ray news next week, so keep your eyes open!

And what else are we debuting? Only a signed and numbered debut of the September Kate Beaton book HARK! A VAGRANT !!!

Here is our signing and programming schedule!

Wednesday, July 20
Chester Brown signs

Thursday, July 21
12:00-3:00 Chester Brown signing at D+Q booth 1629

1:00-5:00 Anders Nilse & Brian Ralph signing at D+Q booth 1629

3:30-4:30 True Stories— Chester Brown (Paying for It), Tom Devlin (creative director of D&Q),Peter Kuper (Stop Forgetting to Remember), Leland Myrick (Feynman), and Thomas LeBien (publisher of Hill & Wang’s Novel Graphics line) discuss the ins and outs of nonfiction graphic novel stories. What are the lines between truth and fiction when images are involved in a story? Moderated by Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics). Room 26AB

5:00-6:00 Epic Literary Adventures— Jeff Smith (RASL, Bone), Anders Nilsen (Big Questions), Brian Ralph (Daybreak & SCAD professor), and moderator Tom Devlin (Drawn & Quarterly creative director) discuss the overlap between literary and fantasy, the science and art of creating an imaginary world, building a story that is serialized over several years, and carving a unique fantastical niche in an industry mostly known for either autobio or superhero. Room 9

5:00-7:00 Chester Brown signing at D+Q booth 1629

Friday, July 22
11:00-1:00 Chester Brown signing at D+Q booth 1629

12:00-3:00 Brian Ralph & Anders Nilsen signing at D+Q booth 1629

1:30-2:30 Spotlight on Chester Brown— Louis Riel, Yummy Fur, and Ed The Happy Clown cartoonist — and Comic-Con special guest — Chester Brown has been one of the most influential and acclaimed alternative cartoonists for the past 20 years. His 2011 graphic novel Paying for It: A Comic-Strip Memoir About Being a John is easily the most talked about book of the year and was praised in the New York Times. Join him on his panel as he performs his acclaimed slideshow, reading from his North American book tour for Paying for It. The slideshow will be followed by a Q&A. Ask anything you wanted to know about the most controversial book of the year. Room 8

4:00-7:00 Chester Brown signing at D+Q booth 1629

5:00-7:00 Brian Ralph & Anders Nilsen signing at D+Q booth 1629

Saturday, July 23
11:00-2:00 Chester Brown signing at D+Q booth 1629

1:00-2:00 Spotlight on Anders Nilsen— Comic-Con special guest Anders Nilsen debuts his magnum opus, the 800+-pageBig Questions, which he began self-publishing over 10 years ago and which quickly placed Nilsen at the forefront of alternative cartoonists. He is part of the Chicago comics collective The Holy Consumption with Jeffrey Brown, John Hankiewicz, and Paul Hornscheimer and was recently featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Join him as he presents a slideshow of his work from his haunting postmodern fable. Room 4

2:30-6:30 Anders Nilsen & Brian Ralph sign at D+Q booth 1629

2:30-3:30 The Art of the Graphic Novel— Andrew Farago (curator, Cartoon Art Museum) talks with graphic novelists Chester Brown (Paying for It), Seymour Chwast (Dante’s Divine Comedy), Eric Drooker (Blood Song), Joyce Farmer (Special Exits, A Memoir), Joëlle Jones (Troublemaker), Jason Shiga (Empire State: A Love Story (Or Not)), and Craig Thompson (Habibi) about their work in the genre that has elevated comics to mainstream bookstores all over the world. Room 24ABC

3:30-5:30 Chester Brown signing at D+Q booth 1629

5:30-6:30 Everyone’s Favorite Red Head, Little Orphan Annie— No, not Archie, but Annie! Famed cartoonist Chester Brown, Dean Mullaney (creative director, The Library of American Comics), Brian Doherty (senior editor of Reason magazine and author of Radicals for Capitalism), and Tom Devlin (Drawn & Quarterly creative director) discuss the importance of the legendary comics strip Little Orphan Annie and the profound influence and life of the strip’s creator, cartoonist Harold Gray. Room

Sunday, July 24th
10:00-12:00 Brian Ralph signing at booth 1629

11:00-2:00 PM Chester Brown & Anders Nilsen signing at booth 1629