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2007_MD_SPX_Other_07101336Small Press Expo (2007) -- Other
These were pictures taken in the expo hall and around the conference center (including from a wedding photo shoot that was going on). People pictured here include:
- Steve Hamaker (coloring the reprinted "Bone" series by Jeff Smith),
- Paul Karasik ("I Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets"),
-...
2007_MD_SPX_Panel7_0710137Small Press Expo (2007) -- Panel: Bill Griffith
Bill Griffith: As an underground cartoonist, Bill Griffith created such characters as Mr. The Toad and Zippy the Pinhead, while co-editing the anthologies Young Lust and Arcade. Zippy has since “escaped into the real world” as the star of a syndicated daily newspaper strip, surely the oddest character...
2007_MD_SPX_Panel4_0710133Small Press Expo (2007) -- Panel: C.F. Q+A
C.F. Q+A: C.F. (aka Christopher Forgues) is the creator of the mini-comics series Low Tides and also performs musically as “Kites.” His work has appeared in numerous anthologies including Paper Rodeo, Free Radicals and Kramers Ergot (including the wrap-around cover for that anthology’s fifth volume)....
2007_MD_SPX_Panel3_0710134Small Press Expo (2007) -- Panel: Graphic Not-Novels
Graphic Not-Novels: As the term "graphic novel" becomes a label for comics both serious and trivial, what might we lose by unconsciously adopting the novel as a model? Should comics aspire to the novelistic form? Might some comics be better understood in terms of poetry, painting, or the essay? How...
2007_MD_SPX_Panel5_07101314Small Press Expo (2007) -- Panel: Jeff Smith Q+A
Jeff Smith Q+A: Jeff Smith’s Bone – a beautifully drawn black and white synthesis of Carl Barks and J. R. R. Tolkein – began as a self-publishing success story, drawing raves from all corners of the comics world. The series is now an international hit for young readers in its new incarnation as a series...
2007_MD_SPX_Panel1_0710137Small Press Expo (2007) -- Panel: Kim Deitch
Kim Deitch: Underground comix veteran Kim Deitch continues to produce the best work of his career, most recently the graphic novels Alias the Cat and Shadowlands. His other books include The Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Hollywoodland, and A Shroud for Waldo, and he has contributed to RAW, Weirdo, Zero...
2007_MD_SPX_Panel2_0710139Small Press Expo (2007) -- Panel: Nemo’s Wake: Comic Stripping Today
Nemo’s Wake: Comic Stripping Today: More than 100 years after comics emerged as a mass medium in American newspapers, the comic strip survives. Bill Griffith (Zippy the Pinhead), Nicholas Gurewitch (The Perry Bible Fellowship), Keith Knight (The K Chronicles) and Ted Rall (Search and Destroy) discuss...
2007_MD_SPX_Panel6_07101310Small Press Expo (2007) -- Panel: The Generic And The Particular
The Generic And The Particular: For decades comics were dominated by a handful of genres (most notably superheroes) that became strongly identified with the medium. Since the Undergrounds, ambitious independent cartoonists have often rejected traditional genres. More recently, however, cartoonists have...
2007_MD_SPX_Panel8_0710136Small Press Expo (2007) -- Panel: The State of Comics Criticism
The State of Comics Criticism: Comics are getting more press than ever, but how good is the press? Is it too good? Do comics suffer from the lack of a vibrant critical milieu? Gary Groth (The Comics Journal), Tim Hodler (Comics Comics), Dan Nadel (Picturebox/Comics Comics), and Douglas Wolk (Reading...
2010_MD_SPX_Other_10091296Small Press Expo (2010) -- Other
Pictures of everything except the panels. Artists include: Tom McHenry, Kate Beaton, Robert Ullman ("Atom-Bomb Bikini"), Keith Knight, Michael Cavna, Xaime Hernandez, SL Gallant, Nate Neal, Jay Hosler, Ken Dahl, Roger Langridge, Dustin Harbin, Richard Thompson, Joe Lambert, David Malki !, Marguerite...
2010_MD_SPX_Panel5_10091213Small Press Expo (2010) -- Panel: Autobiography in Pieces
Autobiography in Pieces: 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...
2010_MD_SPX_Panel3_10091233Small Press Expo (2010) -- Panel: Brave New Comic Strips
Brave New Comic Strips: The newspaper industry, long the home of American comics’ first popular dedicated format, faces an existential crisis presented by the emergence and proliferation of digital media. Against all odds, artists interested in the daily strip format continue to produce work with an eye...
2010_MD_SPX_Panel7_10091210Small Press Expo (2010) -- Panel: Comics and Printmaking
Comics and Printmaking: Comics have historically been a medium of work made for reproduction, but the means of reproduction have often constrained by technical and commercial limitations. Even as new digital technologies have broadened technical possibilities, a number of cartoonists are exploring the...
2010_MD_SPX_Panel8_1009123Small Press Expo (2010) -- Panel: Commercial Eruptions
Commercial Eruptions: Jim Rugg (Street Angel, Afrodisiac) and Frank Santoro (Storeyville, Cold Heat) have produced auteurial work that shows the influence of commercial comics, and have brought an independent sensibility to work for publishers like Marvel Comics. In a conversation moderated by Tim...
2010_MD_SPX_Panel4_10091225Small Press Expo (2010) -- Panel: Developing Iconographies
Developing Iconographies: 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...
2010_MD_SPX_Panel2_10091219Small Press Expo (2010) -- Panel: Kate Beaton and Julia Wertz in Conversation
Kate Beaton and Julia Wertz in Conversation: Two of the most popular and entertaining cartoonists of their generation, Kate Beaton and Julia Wertz have both attracted dedicated audiences online with their uniquely humorous comics. This special conversation moderated by Dustin Harbin will investigate the...
2010_MD_SPX_Panel6_10091216Small Press Expo (2010) -- Panel: R. Sikoryak: Adaptation and Parody
R. Sikoryak: Adaptation and Parody: 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...
2010_MD_SPX_Panel1_1009125Small Press Expo (2010) -- Panel: Teaching Comics
Teaching Comics: Comics have increasingly gained a berth as the subject of courses within the academy, and classes about comics production are increasingly a part of studio art departments. What do students need to know about comics? To what extent do studio art students need to know about comics...
2011_MD_SPX_Other_11091160Small Press Expo (2011) -- Other
Folks here include Roz Chast, Chester Brown, Dustin Harbin, Ryan Eggensperger, R.M. Rhodes, Keith Knight, Joyce Brabner, John Martz, Richard Thompson, Marguerite Dabaie, ???, Craig Thompson, ???, Kate Beaton, Sarah Glidden, Lisa Hanawalt, ???, Jim Woodring, and Roger Langridge.
2011_MD_SPX_Panel4_11091124Small Press Expo (2011) -- Panel: Ann Telnaes Q+A
Ann Telnaes Q+A:
Ann Telnaes trained in animation at Cal Arts and worked at Disney before turning her attention to politics. Her syndicated political cartoons appear thrice-weekly on the Washington Post’s website and elsewhere, and in 2001 she became only the second woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for...
2011_MD_SPX_Panel5_1109114Small Press Expo (2011) -- Panel: Comics in the Library
Comics in the Library:
Librarians have long been on the cutting edge of promoting comics as part of the cultural landscape. But this still new category continues to raise questions of how and what to collect, and how to deal with challenges to individual books as they arise. Gina Gagliano will discuss...
2011_MD_SPX_Panel6_1109115Small Press Expo (2011) -- Panel: Diane Noomin Q+A
Diane Noomin Q+A:
Pioneering cartoonist Diane Noomin was among the first contributors to Wimmen’s Comix, the all-female underground comix series. With Aline Kominsky-Crumb, she produced the series Twisted Sisters, and later edited two anthology books by the same name that showcased a new generation of...
2011_MD_SPX_Panel2_1109118Small Press Expo (2011) -- Panel: Navigating the Contemporary Publishing Landscape
Navigating the Contemporary Publishing Landscape:
In the early 2000s, corporate publishers nearly raced to acquire graphic novels. Now, as the mainstream publishing industry faces severe contractions and as online media assumes many traditional functions of publishing, cartoonists face a rapidly...
2011_MD_SPX_Panel3_11091121Small Press Expo (2011) -- Panel: Roz Chast: From A to Z
Roz Chast: From A to Z:
Since 1978 Roz Chast has contributed her wry, perceptive cartoons to The New Yorker, revealing the frayed, neurotic edges beneath the magazine’s cosmopolitan surface. She has contributed to many perodicals and published several books including Theories of Everything, Too Busy...
2011_MD_SPX_Panel1_1109117Small Press Expo (2011) -- Panel: You Don't Know Jacques
You Don’t Know Jacques: The Work of Jacques Tardi:
In a special slideshow presentation, Fantagraphics co-publisher Kim Thompson will discuss the career of seminal French cartoonist Jacques Tardi, whose work Thompson has been translating in a new series of English-language editions. Relatively unknown...
2012_MD_SPX_Other_12091531Small Press Expo (2012) -- Other
Artists shown here include Dean Haspiel, Keith Knight, Joe Infurnari, Steve Conley, Joe Sutliff, Carolyn Belefski and Joe Carabeo, Matt Dembicki, Warren Bernard, Adrian Tomine, Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez
2012_MD_SPX_Panel1_1209153Small Press Expo (2012) -- Panel: British Comics: Does it Translate?
British Comics: Does it Translate?
The UK has a deep comics tradition of both mainstream and alternative production, and has seen a recent resurgence in the hands of enterprising young artists and a new breed of publishers with an international outlook. Panelists Nick Abadzis (Laika, Hugo Tate), Sam...
2012_MD_SPX_Panel9_12091520Small Press Expo (2012) -- Panel: Comics as Children’s Literature
Comics as Children’s Literature
Comics’ fraught historical legacy as children’s literature and children’s comics’ status as an expanding category of contemporary publishing will be discussed by cartoonist and picture book author Renée French; Françoise Mouly, founder of the TOON Books imprint and...
2012_MD_SPX_Panel2_12091511Small Press Expo (2012) -- Panel: Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby and the American Clear Line School
Crockett Johnson’s Barnaby and the American Clear Line School
In a canny mix of fantasy and satire, amplified by the clean minimalism of Crockett Johnson’s line, Barnaby (1942-1952) expanded our sense of what comics can do. Though it never had a mass following, this tale of a five-year-old boy and his...
2012_MD_SPX_Panel7_12091511Small Press Expo (2012) -- Panel: Drawing Out Childhood: Summoning Childhood Experience
Drawing Out Childhood: Summoning Childhood Experience
Comics, which often juxtapose discrete fragments of time, are well-suited to the representation and exploration of memory. This panel will specifically address the process of summoning and depicting deep memories of childhood and adolescence within...
2012_MD_SPX_Panel4_12091516Small Press Expo (2012) -- Panel: Françoise Mouly: A Groundbreaking Career
Françoise Mouly: A Groundbreaking Career
In 1980 Françoise Mouly co-founded RAW Magazine, the groundbreaking avant-garde comics anthology she co-edited with Art Speigelman. In 1993 she became Art Editor of The New Yorker, choosing and developing the iconic magazine’s cover images in an ongoing national...
2012_MD_SPX_Panel6_1209154Small Press Expo (2012) -- Panel: Gilbert Hernandez: Love From the Shadows
Gilbert Hernandez: Love From the Shadows
Gilbert Hernandez and his brothers launched the alternative comics era with their epoch-defining series Love and Rockets. Gilbert first made his mark with his Palomar stories, an intergenerational saga detailing life and love in a fictional Central American...
2012_MD_SPX_Panel5_1209156Small Press Expo (2012) -- Panel: Institution Building and Comics
Institution Building and Comics
While comics have gained a great deal of cultural legitimacy over the past twenty years, comics, as a field, still lacks the institutional infrastructure enjoyed by other, more historically established art forms. Sara Duke (Curator of Popular and Applied Graphic Art,...
2012_MD_SPX_Panel8_1209153Small Press Expo (2012) -- Panel: Mark Newgarden Presents: Cartoonists and Comics On Camera, Reel One: 1916-1945
Mark Newgarden Presents: Cartoonists and Comics On Camera, Reel One: 1916-1945 3:30 pm | White Oak Room
A once-in-a-lifetime presentation of rare footage featuring 20th century comics greats and some unusual animated adaptations of their work, curated by Mark Newgarden from his personal collection of...
2012_MD_SPX_Panel3_12091517Small Press Expo (2012) -- Panel: Publishing During the Apocalypse
Publishing During the Apocalypse
It is the best and worst of times for small press publishers. As the greater publishing industry faces major economic contractions and challenges from new media, smaller publishers must navigate the same difficult waters with fewer resources, while taking advantage of...
2013_MD_SPX_Reception_13091358Small Press Expo (2013) -- Opening Reception
Folks shown include: Joe Sutliff, Steve Artley, Warren Bernard, Liza Donnelly. and Jeff Smith
2013_MD_SPX_Other_13091466Small Press Expo (2013) -- Other
Folks here include: Danielle Corsetto, Matt Dembicki, Steve Artley, Roger Langridge, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, Charles Brownstein, Michael Cavna, Liza Donnelly, Steve Conley, Mike Rhode, Gene Yang, Jeff Smith, Brian Ralph, Lisa Hanawalt, Warren Bernard, Jason Axtell, Seth, Aaron Diaz...
2013_MD_SPX_Panel4_1309147Small Press Expo (2013) -- Panel: CCS and SAW Present: A Comics Workshop
CCS and SAW Present: A Comics Workshop
Comics educators Alec Longstreth from The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT and Josh Bayer, representing the Sequential Artists Workshop in Gainesville, FL, will guide the audience through a complete cartooning exercise. Everyone, from...
2013_MD_SPX_Panel3_13091410Small Press Expo (2013) -- Panel: Gary Panter Q+A
Gary Panter Q+A
Legendary artist Gary Panter has transformed the face of comics as part of a career in multiple media, spanning the worlds of fine art and popular culture. His groundbreaking comics debuted in RAW Magazine, marrying a deep appreciation of cartooning with a painter’s approach to line,...
2013_MD_SPX_Panel1_13091416Small Press Expo (2013) -- Panel: Jeff Smith Q+A
Jeff Smith Q+A
Jeff Smith’s career as a cartoonist has enjoyed one of the broadest trajectories in the field. His self-published, black and white comic book series Bone was an all-ages bastion of the independent comics scene before becoming an enormously successful series of full-color graphic novels...
2013_MD_SPX_Panel2_13091431Small Press Expo (2013) -- Panel: March Spotlight with Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell
March Spotlight with Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell
SPX is proud to host the Honorable John Lewis, the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, to mark the publication of March, the first volume of a graphic novel trilogy documenting his life and work. A leader...
2014_MD_SPX_Reception_14091287Small Press Expo (2014) -- Opening Reception
Folks pictured include: Warren Bernard, Jen Sorensen, Rafer Roberts, Keith Knight, Lynda Barry, Tom Tomorrow, and Dave Roman.
2014_MD_SPX_Other_14091474Small Press Expo (2014) -- Other (Sunday)
People pictured here include: Warren Bernard, Dustin Harbin, Andrew Cohen, Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, Steve Artley, Megan Lavey-Heaton, Mimi Pond, Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, Jules Feiffer, ???, Keith Knight, Roger Langridge, Isabelle Melancon, Steve Conley, Michael Cavna, John Gallagher, Michael Cho,...
2015_MD_SPX_Other_150919125Small Press Expo (2015) -- Other (Saturday)
Folks shown (in order): (DC Conspiracy:) ???, Matt Dembicki, Jason Rodriguez, Jason Axtell, (Little Nemo:) Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl and Chris Stevens, (Top Shelf:) Chris Staros, Keith Knight, (Curls:) Carolyn Belefski, Joe Carabeo, Nick Galifianakis, (Gang:) Mike Rhode, Warren Bernard, David Apatoff,...
2015_MD_SPX_Panel_15091963Small Press Expo (2015) -- Panel: Drawing the News: Comics Journalism
Drawing the News: Comics Journalism
Chris Kindred is a cartoonist, illustrator, and contributor to The Response. Peter Kuper is the co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated and the author of numerous graphic novels including, most recently, Ruins. Ted Rall is an author, columnist and syndicated editorial...
2017_MD_SPX_Other_2017182Small Press Expo (2017) -- Other
Folks here include:
(Saturday) Benjamin Marra, ???, Gilbert Hernandez, Evan Keeling, ???, Matt Dembicki, Jason Rodriguez, Lenora Yerkes, Eric Gordon, Sam Bosma, Steve Conley, ???, Joe Carabeo, R. Sikoryak, Ryan Flanders, John Kovaleski, Michael Cavna, Emil Ferris, Alex Alice, Mike Rhode, Rick Banning,...
2017_MD_SPX_Panel3_17091732Small Press Expo (2017) -- Panel: Eleanor Davis & Jillian Tamaki (w/Jim Rugg)
ELEANOR DAVIS & JILLIAN TAMAKI IN CONVERSATION
Jillian Tamaki (Boundless) and Eleanor Davis (You And A Bike And The Road) are two of our generation’s greatest cartoonists. Both create beautiful imagery while telling incredibly poignant stories which are thoughtful and evocative. Join moderator Jim Rugg...
2017_MD_SPX_Panel1_17091723Small Press Expo (2017) -- Panel: Spinning with Tillie Walden (w/Warren Bernard)
SPINNING WITH TILLIE WALDEN
Tillie Walden, in her short cartooning career, has created some stunning, critically acclaimed stories. On a Sunbeam, her unconventional science fiction webcomic, was recently nominated for an Eisner for Best Digital Comic. Tillie’s newest project, Spinning from First...
2017_MD_SPX_Panel2_17091750Small Press Expo (2017) -- Panel: The Serious Business of Humorous Memoir (w/Keith Knight, November Garcia, Glynnis Fawkes, and Jennifer Hayden)
THE SERIOUS BUSINESS OF HUMOROUS MEMOIR
Panelists Keith Knight (K Chronicles), November Garcia (Foggy Notions), Glynnis Fawkes (Reign Of Crumbs), and Jennifer Hayden (The Story Of My Tits) will explain to moderator Marc Sobel how their focus on the funnier side of their lives doesn’t stop them from...
2018_MD_SPX_Tyler_18091511Small Press Expo (2018) -- Beatles Sing-A-Long With Carol Tyler
Beatles Sing-A-Long With Carol Tyler
Celebrate the release of comics legend Carol Tyler’s new book, Fab4 Mania, by coming out to the main foyer and singing some of the Beatles’ greatest hits with her! There will be a book signing immediately following the event at the Fantagraphics table.
2018_MD_SPX_Other_180915135Small Press Expo (2018) -- Other
Folks here include Library of Congress staff (Megan Halsband, Erin Sidwell, Georgia Higley, and Martha Kennedy), Dave McKenna, Cheese Hasselberger, Rafer Roberts, Karen Green, Tom Kaczynski (Uncivilized Books), Mike Jenkins, Michael Cavna, Joe Sutliff, Rebecca Sugar, Nate Powell, Erica Perl, Erin...
2018_MD_SPX_Chast_18091521Small Press Expo (2018) -- Panel: Roz Chast In Conversation
Roz Chast In Conversation
Roz Chast is an artistic polymath. Her humorous single-panel cartoons on the tics and neuroses of everyday life have been entertaining readers of The New Yorker for years. Her first graphic novel, Can We Please Talk About Something A Little More Pleasant? garnered her both the...
2019_MD_SPX_Libraries_1909143Small Press Expo (2019) -- Libraries And Comics: Past, Present, And Future Trends
Libraries And Comics: Past, Present, And Future Trends
Over the past twenty years, libraries and the comics industry at all levels have been working together to forge bonds that have benefited both. Comics and graphic novels have become a huge draw for libraries, who also use their resources for comics...
2019_MD_SPX_Reception_19091355Small Press Expo (2019) -- Opening Reception
Among the folks pictured here are Teresa Roberts Logan, John Kenn Mortensen, Rune Ryberg, Typex, R.M. Rhodes, Keith Knight.
2019_MD_SPX_Other_190914161Small Press Expo (2019) -- Other (Saturday)
Folks shown here include Randy Tischler, Sheena Wolf, Sara Duke, R.M. Rhodes, Dustin Harbin, Karen Green, Michael Cavna, Mike Rhode, Eddie Campbell, Jamie Noguchi, David Crispino, Mike Riley, Jordan Clark, Keith Knight, Rick Banning, Rikke Villadsen, Kate Lacour, R. Sikoryak, Lenora Yerkes, Ted Rall,...
2019_MD_SPX_Other_19091599Small Press Expo (2019) -- Other (Sunday)
Folks shown here include: John Kenn Mortensen, Rune Ryberg, Emil Frist, Vanesa Del Ray, Robin Ha, Keith Knight, Lonnie Millsap, Mike Rhode, Ezra Clayton Daniels, Eric Gordon, ???, Christine Skelly, G.E. Gallas (in bird mask), Michael Lee Harris, Teresa Roberts Logan, Paul Kirchner, Lucy Knisley (and...
2019_MD_SPX_Knight_19091557Small Press Expo (2019) -- Racial Illiteracy (w/Keith Knight)
Racial Illiteracy
Harvey, Glyph and Inkpot award-winning indie cartoonist Keith Knight crashes SPX with an all-new slideshow addressing America’s Racial Illiteracy. Using comix, story-telling, and humor, ye olde Gentleman Cartoonist gets to the heart of the matter when it comes to America’s biggest...
2019_MD_SPX_Bio_19091422Small Press Expo (2019) -- Sourcing Biography
Sourcing Biography
The most difficult task for an artist tasked with drawing a biography of a famous figure is how to reduce an enormous amount of text and information into a relatively small number of images. Making those images interesting beyond simply conveying that information for narrative...
2019_MD_SPX_Posters_19091441Small Press Expo (2019) -- SPX Poster Review


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2020_08_09F1_Ike_Mem26DC -- Eisenhower National Memorial
2020_08_28D2_Necks_MarchU42DC -- Protest: George Floyd -- Get Your Knee Off Our Necks march -- Labor contingent
March/Rally: Commitment: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks: Fri, August 28, 7:15am – 3:15pm  Labor contingent gathers at United Unions building, 1750 New York Avenue NW, WDC; march heads out at 8:45a. Hosted by National Action Network and NAACP. (Partially reviewed)
2020_08_05A2_Engine283DC -- Cleveland Park -- Engine Company 28 (3522 Connecticut Ave NW)
2020_08_09C3_Friendship_Arch2DC -- Chinatown -- Friendship Arch
2020_09_06E1_NativeAmer_Vet_Mem5DC -- Natl Native American Veterans Memorial (@ Natl Museum of the American Indian) (Partially reviewed)


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