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Celebrate Independents at This Year’s Baltimore Comic-Con

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Celebrate Independents at This Year’s Baltimore Comic-Con
 

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – May 16, 2011 –  The Baltimore Comic-Con is happy announce the addition of Indy comics creators Dean Haspiel, Thom Zahler, Brad Guigar, Tim Truman, and Neil Vokes to the line-up of this year’s show, taking place August 20-21, 2011.

Dean Haspiel broke into the comic scene in the mid-1980s, working as an assistant to Howard Chaykin, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Walter Simonson. Haspiel sketch for PR 2011After graduating college, he made a career for himself as an independent artist working for such companies as Eternity Comics, Top Shelf Productions, and Alternative Comics. In addition, his artwork was featured in the Vertigo graphic novels, The Quitter, The Alcoholic, and Cuba: My Revolution. Haspiel is a founding-member of the webcomics collective, Act-i-vate and, in 2010, won an Emmy Award for his title design for HBO’s Bored to Death.

Said Haspiel, “If I could attend only one show a year, it would be Baltimore Comic-Con!”

Thom Zahler is the writer and artist of fan-favorite Indy book, Love and Capes, which is currently being published by IDW. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Comic and Graphic Art, his artistic talents have been showcased through work for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and the Cleveland Indians. In 2009, Zahler was nominated for two Harvey Awards in the categories of Best Cartoonist and Best Letterer.

Cartoonist Brad Guigar is the creator of the webcomics Evil, Inc., Courting Disaster, Greystone Inn, and Phables. His work on Courting Disaster and Phables appear weekly in the Philadelphia Daily News as well as on the web, and he is also the co-author of the book How to Make Webcomics. In 2007, Guigar was nominated of an Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic. Following that nomination, he received a Harvey Award nomination in 2009 for Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation.

Tim Truman, who is the co-creator of the character Grimjack, began working in comics in 1983. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School of Comic and Graphic Arts, he is both a writer and artist having worked on such titles as Airboy, The Heap, The Prowler, and The Spider for Eclipse Comics, as well as reinventing both Hawkman and Jonah Hex for DC Comics in the early-90s. Most recently, Truman handled writing duties for Dark Horse Comics’ Conan the Cimmerian.

Finally, Neil Vokes began his career in comics in 1984 with The Key Eternal from Comico. Since that time, Vokes’ art has graced the pages of the graphic novels The Wicked West and The Black Forest from Image Comics, Hero Happy Hour from GeekPunk, and Jurassic Park from Topps Comics. Currently, he is working on Flesh & Blood from Monsterverse and Eagle: The Original Adventures from Moonstone Books.

“From webcomics to independent press books, these great creators add a depth and richness to the comic industry that helps promote comics to a wider audience through the diversity of genres in which they’ve worked,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “We couldn’t be more excited to have these guys added to our guest list for this year’s show.”

In addition to Haspiel, Zahler, Guigar, Truman, and Vokes, confirmed guests for the show including: Jason Aaron (Scalped, PunisherMAX); Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead); Nick Cardy (Aquaman, Teen Titans); Cliff Chiang (Greendale); Frank Cho (50 Girl 50, X-Men: Schism, New Ultimates); David Finch (Brightest Day, Batman: The Dark Knight); Ron Frenz (Spider-Girl); Jose-Luis Garcia-Lopez (Wednesday Comics, Batman Confidential); Michael Golden (creator of Bucky O’Hare); Mike Grell (Action Comics, The Pilgrim); Steve Hamaker (Bone); Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Zatanna); J.G. Jones (Doc Savage, DC Universe Legacies); Barry Kitson (Secret Invasion, Amazing Spider-Man); Laura Martin (New Avengers, Thor); Mark Morales (Fear Itself cover artist); Kevin Nowlan (Wednesday Comics); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Vision, Strange); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Walter Simonson (Thor); Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL); and Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Iron Man 2.0).

In coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 21th.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 12th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 6 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

Baltimore Comic-Con Brings the Classics to Charm City

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Baltimore Comic-Con Brings the Classics to Charm City

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – May 10, 2011 – They say that a classic never goes out of style and that statement couldn’t be truer of the creators just added to the line-up of this year’s show! We are proud to announce the addition of Nick Cardy, Jose-Luis Garcia-Lopez, Kevin Nowlan, and Michael Golden to the growing guest list for the 12thannual Baltimore Comic-Con, taking place August 20-21, 2011.

EVAINK_CARDY_ARTISTWAR_CVR_fpoNick Cardy is best known for his work on such DC Comics books as Aquaman and Teen Titans. His artwork has been featured in nearly every comic genre, including western, jungle, crime, super-hero, romance, science fiction, humor and horror. Most recently, Cardy’s work was featured in the book Nick Cardy: The Art of War, a lavish, full-color volume that highlights the sketches and illustrations he made while serving in Europe during World War II.

Next up, we’ve got Jose-Luis Garcia-Lopez, who, in 2009, penciled an arc of DC’s Batman Confidential with Kevin Nowlan providing inks for the 3-issue story. Garcia-Lopez began working for Charlton Comics during the 1960s. After meeting editor Joe Orlando, he quickly moved over to DC where he has spent most of his long career. He also recently worked on the Metal Men strip featured in DC’s Wednesday Comics.

Nowlan, who is a true master of various comic disciplines, has worked in comics as a penciler, an inker, a colorist, and a letterer. His work has graced pages featuring characters such as Superman, Doctor Strange, Moon Knight, and Man-Thing. He was featured in TwoMorrows Publishing’s Modern Masters, a series which celebrates that lives and work of today’s greatest artists, in 2004.

Finally, Michael Golden returns to the Baltimore Comic-Con for another year. Having worked on dozens of books in his 30+ year career, Golden is the co-creator of both Marvel Comics’ Rogue and Continuity Comics’ Bucky O’Hare.

“We are so excited to be adding these four creators to our guest list,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter for the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Their work in the world of comics inspired an entire generation of artists. They are legends in every sense of the word and truly put the ‘class’ in classic.”

In addition to Cardy, Garcia-Lopez, Nowlan, and Golden, confirmed guests for the show including: Jason Aaron (Scalped, PunisherMAX); Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead); Cliff Chiang (Greendale); Frank Cho (50 Girls 50, X-Men:  Schism, New Ultimates); David Finch (Brightest Day, Batman: The Dark Knight); Ron Frenz (Spider-Girl); Mike Grell (Action Comics, The Pilgrim); Steve Hamaker (Bone); Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Zatanna); J.G. Jones (Doc Savage, DC Universe Legacies); Barry Kitson (Secret Invasion, Amazing Spider-Man); Laura Martin (New Avengers, Thor); Mark Morales (Fear Itself cover artist); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Vision, Strange); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Walter Simonson (Thor); Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL); and Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Iron Man 2.0).

In coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 21th.

Contact Information

Please use the following e-mail addresses to contact the Baltimore Comic-Con:

press@baltimorecomiccon.com – for any general press inquiries or to be added to our PR distribution

promoter@baltimorecomiccon.com – for requesting exhibitor, publisher, and Artist Alley applications

registrar@baltimorecomiccon.com – for inquiries about submitted registrations

harveys@baltimorecomiccon.com – for communications regarding the Harvey Awards ceremony and banquet

general@baltimorecomiccon.com – for general Baltimore Comic-Con inquiries

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 12th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 6 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Walter Simonson in Time for Thor Release

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Baltimore Comic-Con Welcomes Walter Simonson in Time for Thor Release

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – April 29, 2011 – Just in time for the release of Marvel Studio’s motion picture Thor, which opens on May 6, 2011, the Baltimore Comic-Con is happy to announce classic Thor writer/artist Walter Simonson as a confirmed guest for this year’s show. The show will take place August 20-21, 2011 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Simonson is best known for his run on The Mighty Thor throughout the 1980s. His classic run was recently collected by Marvel in The Mighty Thor Omnibus by Walter Simonson, a massive tome which featured issues #337-355, #357-369, and #371-382, as well as the mini-series, Balder the Brave #1-4.Simonson Thor Omnibus

Simonson will be joining a host of other creators who have worked on the God of Thunder attending this year’s show, including inker Mark Morales and colorist Laura Martin. Morales was nominated for the Harvey Award for Best Inker on Thor in 2008, 2009 and 2010, winning the Award in 2009. Martin was nominated for the Harvey Award for Best Colorist on Thor in 2008 and 2009, taking home the Award in 2008. Both artists were part of the creative team that reintroduced Thor and the other Asgardians into the Marvel Universe.

“Walter Simonson is one of the seminal creators to have both written and illustrated Thor,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “His work redefined the character in the ’80s and with the release of Marvel Studio’s Thor next week, the timing to revisit his run couldn’t be better. We are thrilled to have him attending the show again this year.”

In addition, Nathan will be traveling up to Boston this weekend for the Boston Comic-Con, taking place April 29 through May 1, 2011 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. The fun-filled show features a great guest list and host of vendors catering to every comic fan’s needs. If you are in the area and attending the show, be sure to swing by the Cards, Comic & Collectibles booth to get a surprise announcement about the Guest of Honor for this year’s Baltimore Comic-Con!

Other confirmed guests for the Baltimore Comic-Con including: Jason Aaron (Scalped, PunisherMAX); Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead); Cliff Chiang (Greendale); Frank Cho (Jungle Girl, Hulk); David Finch (Brightest Day, Batman: The Dark Knight); Ron Frenz (Spider-Girl); Mike Grell (Action Comics, The Pilgrim); Steve Hamaker (Bone); Jamal Igle (Supergirl, Zatanna); J.G. Jones (Doc Savage, DC Universe Legacies); Barry Kitson (Secret Invasion, Amazing Spider-Man); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Vision, Strange); Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo); Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL); and Nick Spencer (Morning Glories, Iron Man 2.0).

In coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 21th.

About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 12th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 6 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

Baltimore Comic-Con Adds Top Talent to Growing Guest List

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Baltimore Comic-Con Adds Top Talent to Growing Guest List
 

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – April 15, 2011 – The Baltimore Comic-Con is excited to announce the addition of four new red-hot guests to this year’s list of creators. Nick Spencer, Jamal Igle, J.G. Jones, and Cliff Chiang have confirmed that they will be attending the 12thannual show, taking place the weekend of August 20-21, 2011.

Nick Spencer, who recently signed an exclusive deal with Marvel Comics, has been one of the rising-star writers in comics over the last year. With the announcement of the upcoming Cloak & Dagger series from Marvel, his current work on Iron Man 2.0 and Secret Avengers for the publisher, wrapping up his arc on DC’s T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and his creator-owned properties, Morning Glories and Infinite Vacation from Image, Spencer is really making his mark on the industry!

After wrapping his 22-issue run on Supergirl with writer Sterling Gates, artist Jamal Igle recently took over the art duties for Zatanna, DC’s Mistress of Magic, with March’s issue #9. Returning for another year, Igle is a fan-favorite in Baltimore!

“Baltimore Comic-Con has quickly become one of my favorite shows to attend,” said Igle. “The fans are fantastic and the show crew really goes out of their way to create a friendly, family-oriented, fun and accessible convention.”

J.G. Jones, best known for the artwork that has graced the covers of such books as Wanted, 52, and Final Crisis, began taking over writing duties this month for DC Comics’ Doc Savage. In addition to the writing, Jones continues to provide stunning cover art for the pulp hero’s monthly adventures, as well as art of the backup features in DC Universe Legacies.

Artist Cliff Chiang also joins us for this year’s show! Recently, Cliff has worked with musician Neil Young on the original graphic novel Greendale for DC’s Vertigo imprint, and his previous work includes runs on Batman, Green Arrow & Black Canary and Wonder Woman.

“We’re very excited to be announcing new guests for this year’s show,” said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “These creators are among the hottest talent working in comics today and each one of them adds a diversity of style to our growing guest list.”

Spencer, Igle, Jones, and Chiang join the list of confirmed guests including: Jason Aaron (Scalped, PunisherMAX); Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead); Frank Cho (Jungle Girl, Hulk); David Finch (Brightest Day, Batman: The Dark Knight); Ron Frenz (Spider-Girl); Mike Grell (Action Comics, The Pilgrim); Barry Kitson (Secret Invasion, Amazing Spider-Man); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Brandon Peterson (Ultimate Vision, Strange); and Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo).

In coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found at our website, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace pages.

This year’s Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. Convention hours are Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. The ceremony and banquet for the Harvey Awards will be held Saturday night, August 21th.
About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 12th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. With a guest list unequaled in the industry, the Baltimore Comic-Con will be held August 20-21, 2011. For more information, please visit www.baltimorecomiccon.com.

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry’s oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 6 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit www.harveyawards.org.

CBLDF Members Get A Discount At Geppi Entertainment Museum in Baltimore!

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SPECIAL CBLDF SAVINGS ON “ATLAS AT LAST” EXHIBIT OPENING EVENING
March 11, 2011 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore

“Atlas At Last” is a visual tour of the short-lived (or so it seemed) Atlas-Seaboard line of comics, which was originally published in 1974-1975 by Martin Goodman, the man who founded Marvel Comics. Although it only managed a combined output of 72 color comic books and black & white magazines, saw its longest-lived title reach only four issues, and included at least a few thinly disguised versions of established characters, the Atlas line stuck in the minds of collectors, dealers and pop culture historians.

The line featured a mix of strong concepts executed by both established and up-and-coming creators, and for a few months it stood toe-to-toe with industry giants Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

And then they were gone.

And now, like a familiar comic character who’s been declared definitively dead, Atlas is returning after a hiatus of just about 36 years with the March 2, 2011 debut of Wulf #1, written by 30 Days of Night creator Steve Niles and his Spawn: The Dark Ages collaborator, artist Nat Jones.  At the helm is Goodman’s grandson, Jason Goodman.

The first 50 fans who attend opening night will receive a SWAG bag with goodies including The Grim Ghost #0, Phoenix #0, all three new Atlas #1 issues (Wulf #1, The Grim Ghost #1 and Phoenix #1) and a T-shirt from Atlas and Ardden Entertainment, as well as the C2E2 Exclusive Variant Cover edition of Comic Book Marketplace #1 (limited to 400 copies and featuring Howard Chaykin’s unpublished original cover for The Scorpion #2 in color for the first time).

Also included in the swag are the deluxe hardcover book Pop Culture With Character: A Look Inside Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, a copy of The Overstreet Hall of Fame, and a copy of the latest Baltimore magazine (great for finding the hotspots and awesome food around town).

And speaking of food, the goody bags will also include a coupon for complementary beer with purchase of any food purchase at Baltimore’s Luna del Sea or Tony’s Hookah Lounge, along with cool information from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, The Hero Initiative, the Comic Book Collecting Association, ComicLink, Hake’s Americana & Collectibles, and more.

Admission for this special evening is $20.00.
GET $10 OFF Courtesy of THE COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND:
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SPX 2011 Table Registration is Up


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We covered our first SPX convention this past year and enjoyed it.  Registration has begun for those interested in getting a table.

We are locked and loaded for SPX 2011, to be held September 10 and 11 2011, at our fav place, the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.

The registration form is up on the web site, at http://www.spxpo.com/exhibitors/exhibitor-registration and tables are available, first come, first serve.

Remember, early buyers of tables get over a 20% discount on tables if you get your order in before March 1.

Tables rates and ordering information are all in the PDF that you can download from the above web page. Do not forget to order additional badges if your table is being shared by more than 2 people.

Now, last year we sold out our tables by like April, so we do recommend getting your order in now so you do not have to sit anxiously on the Wait List.

We are working feverishly on guests and programming and as these things come together, no question, we will let you know!!

Many thanks for your support in the past, and we look forward to another kick butt SPX this September!!

See Ya,
The SPX Steering Committee

It’s a good show and I definitely recommend grabbing a table.

Cards Comics and Collectibles 20th Annual Thanksgiving Sale

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Cards Comics and Collectibles Annual Thanksgiving Sale
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Cards Comics and Collectibles 20th Annual Thanksgiving Sale
From the Store that Brings You the Baltimore Comic-Con…

For 20 years, along with your Turkey, Stuffing, Gravy, and Cranberry Sauce, we have brought you the largest, most complete comic book and collectibles sale in the greater Baltimore area.  On Friday November 26th, Saturday November 27th, and Sunday November 28th, following Thanksgiving, those discounts return, and this year, we are moving to even larger discounts on Sunday.

20%-70% off almost everything in the store!

70% OFF: MODERN BACK ISSUES, CARD SINGLES!
50% OFF: GRAPHIC NOVELS, TRADE PAPERBACK & HARDCOVERS!
50% OFF: TOYS, STATUES, TOON TUMBLERS AND CARD SETS!

30% OFF: SILVER AND GOLDEN AGE COMICS!

20% OFF: CARD PACKS, CARD BOXES AND NEW COMICS!

SUNDAY ONLY

80% OFF: Modern Back Issues
60% OFF: Graphic Noves, Trades & Hardcovers
50% OFF: TOYS, STATUES, TOON TUMBLERS AND CARD SETS!30% OFF: SILVER AND GOLDEN AGE COMICS!

20% OFF: CARD PACKS, CARD BOXES AND NEW COMICS!

We’ve been having this sale after Thanksgiving for over two decades now and some folks travel hundreds of miles take advantage. Our back issue bins and trades and hardcover shelves are overflowing — we are really stocked well for this years event….we may even have some Baltimore Comic-Con news this weekend too!

Our address:  100 A Chartley Dr., Reisterstown, MD  21136
Our Hours:  Friday, 11am-7:30pm; Saturday, 11am-7pm; Sunday, 12am-5:00pm
For more information, call Cards Comics and Collectibles @ 410-526-7410

 

D+Q at SPX: Bell, Davis, Huizenga, Sikoryak and Sturm. Advance copies of Acme Novelty Library 20

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D+Q at SPX in Bethesda: Bell, Davis, Huizenga, Sikoryak and Sturm

Advance copies of Acme Novelty Library 20

D+Q Creative Director Tom Devlin (above image courtesy Ron Rege, Jr) will be manning ye old booth this weekend at SPX at the Marriott North in Bethesda, MD. The show is open from 11-7 on Saturday and from 12-6 on Sunday. Friday night Tom will be at Politics & Prose in Washington DC with James Sturm presenting MARKET DAY while in Baltimore at Atomic Books, you’ll find R. Sikoryak and Vanessa Davis with friends presenting respectively Masterpiece Comics and Make Me A Woman.

At the show new books with authors signing include Vanessa Davis’s Make Me A Woman, and Kevin Huizenaga’s Wild Kingdom along with Gabrielle Bell, James Sturm, and R. Sikoryak.

Is that not good enough for you, do you need something more? Well, get to the booth quickly then, so you can get your hot little hands on the 20th volume of the Acme Novelty Library.

SATURDAY SPX HOURS 11-7

12:00-1:00 PM R.SIKORYAK SIGNING AT THE DQ TABLE

1:00-2:00 PM KEVIN HUIZENGA & GABRIELLE BELL SIGNING AT THE DQ TABLE

Spotlight: James Sturm
1:30 | White Flint Amphitheater
James Sturm is the author of several comics and graphic novels
including The Golem’s Mighty Swing, Unstable Molecules, James Sturm’s
America, and Market Day. He is also the founder of the Center for
Cartoon Studies, a unique two-year degree granting institution
dedicated to cartooning. In this spotlight presentation, Sturm will
discuss his work and answer questions from moderator Chris Mautner.

2:00-3:00 PM VANESSA DAVIS SIGNING AT THE DQ TABLE

A Conversation About Daniel Clowes
2:00 | Brookside Conference Room
Daniel Clowes has long been one of America’s premier cartoonists, and
his work has caught the public eye again with the 2010 publication of
his graphic novel Wilson. Ken Parille and Isaac Cates, co-editors of
the recent anthology Daniel Clowes: Conversations (University Press of
Mississippi) will discuss Clowes’s art and career with moderator Bill
Kartalopoulos. (DAN CLOWES WILL NOT BE HERE.)

Carousel at SPX
2:30 | White Flint Amphitheater
The long running slide show series, Carousel, returns with some of
today’s finest comics artists, graphic novelists, and pencil pushers
reading and presenting their work. Hosted by R. Sikoryak, this special
SPX edition of Carousel will feature Kate Beaton, Dean Haspiel, Lizz
Hickey, and more!

3:00-5:00 PM JAMES STURM SIGNING AT THE DQ TABLE

Remembering Harvey Pekar
4:00 | Brookside Conference Room
When comics writer Harvey Pekar died in July 2010, he left behind an
influential legacy of independent autobiographical comics that
highlighted the forgotten moments and ignored people of everyday life.
In this special panel event, a group of Pekar’s former collaborators
will discuss their experiences of working with the creator of American
Splendor. Heidi MacDonald will moderate this conversation with Vanessa
Davis, Dean Haspiel, Jeff Newelt, Rick Parker, Ed Piskor, and Sean
Pryor.

4:00 -5:00 PM KEVIN HUZIENGA SIGNING AT THE DQ TABLE

5:00-6:00 PM VANESSA DAVIS SIGNING SIGNING AT THE DQ TABLE

Return of the Monster: The Fort Thunder Legacy
5:30 | White Flint Amphitheater
From 1995 to 2001, the Fort Thunder artists’ and performance space in
Providence, Rhode Island was a fertile creative center. Work produced
by artists living at the Fort – both at the time and in the years
since it was shut down – has been enormously influential in the worlds
of fine art, music, and comics. A new issue of the de facto Fort
Thunder anthology Monster debuts at this year’s SPX. To mark the
occasion, Bill Kartalopoulos will moderate a discussion with artists
and former Fort Thunder residents Brian Ralph and Paul Lyons and
publisher/editors Tom Devlin and Dan Nadel.

SUNDAY SPX HOURS 12-6

12:00-1:00 PM R. SIKORYAK SIGNING AT THE DQ TABLE

1:00-2:00 PM GABRIELLE BELL SIGNING AT THE DQ TABLE

2:00-3:00 PM VANESSA DAVIS SIGNING AT THE DQ TABLE

Developing Iconographies
2:30 | White Flint Amphitheater
Distinct from drawing as an art discipline with its own self-ratifying
purpose, artists in comics create pictures as part of a visual
language. Moderator Ken Parille will investigate the ways in which
comics artists develop visual iconographies in individual works and
throughout bodies of work. Cartoonists Eamon Espey, Kevin Huizenga,
and Tom Kaczynski will participate in this discussion, illustrated
with slides of the artists’ work.

Autobiography in Pieces
3:00 | Brookside Conference Room
How do you tell the story of a life that’s still in progress? Is
“story” even the right way to think about it? How do you winnow down
the manifold details and data of your life? Cartoonists Sarah Becan,
Gabrielle Bell, Vanessa Davis, and Jesse Reklaw will discuss
alternatives to the memoir with moderator Isaac Cates.

R. Sikoryak: Adaptation and Parody
3:30 | White Flint Amphitheater
Comics chameleon R. Sikoryak inventively adapts canonical Western
literature using the visual styles and characters of historical
American comic books and comic strips. These works have been collected
in his 2009 book Masterpiece Comics (Drawn and Quarterly). Sikoryak
will reveal his intensive working process and will discuss the history
of parody and adaptation in comics in a discussion with Bill
Kartalopoulos, curator of the recent exhibit “R. Sikoryak: How
Classics and Cartoons Collide.”

4:00-5:00 PM KEVIN HUIZENGA AND VANESSA DAVIS SIGNING AT THE DQ TABLE

Small Press Expo This Weekend


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If you’re in the Washington DC area, or feel like taking a bit of a trip, this weekend is the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD.  The show runs Saturday from 11am to 7pm and Sunday from noon to 6pm at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.  One day will cost you $10 while both days is $15.

SPX 2010 will be held the weekend of September 10 and 11, 2010 at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, MD, just one mile outside the nation’s capital, Washington DC. In its fifteenth year SPX now serves as the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comic books and the discovery of new creative talent.

SPX will bring together over 400 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers, distributors, and each other. SPX will be open to the public September 10th from 11am Saturday,  and run through 7pm that evening. The celebration continues Sunday from noon to 6pm. In addition, expect great programming all weekend long for you to enjoy!

SPX 2010 marks the fourteenth annual presentation of The Ignatz Awards for outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. The Ignatz, named after George Herriman’s brick-wielding mouse, recognizes outstanding work that challenges popular notions of what comics can achieve, both as an artform and as a means of personal expression. The Ignatz is a festival prize, the first such of the United States comic book industry. Winners will be determined by ballot during SPX and presented at the gala Ignatz Awards ceremony.

As with every year profits from SPX will go to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, protecting the First Amendment rights of comic book readers and professionals.

SPX 2010

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