Small Press Expo


Improbable Previews: That Time the Green Power Ranger Fought Amazon Corruption at SPX

Every so often (but seemingly less so since we started this column), comic book publishers accidentally send out unlettered previews, showing us what the characters are doing but not what they’re saying. What a boner! In Improbable Previews, we correct this mistake by putting the words back in, using our best guess at what they are […]


Swag! Small Press Expo Edition Twice Over

I was relatively moderate in my Small Press Expo swag this year compared to previous years–but pretty focused in getting some great books. On the first day, I gathered the following: Here you can see a signed edition of Jennifer Hayden’s new Top Shelf book The Story of My Tits,  and Noah Van Sciver’s Fante […]

Taking In The Show – Nearly 100 More Photos Of Small Press Expo 2015

Having driven the stretch of highway back from Small Press Expo 2015, and already quite aware of how glad I am that I attended this year, whether for any single one of the elements included, from panel experiences, to floor walking, seeing and talking to friends and colleagues, to the new books I perused or […]



Minis Make Comics – 60 Opening Shots Of Small Press Expo This Weekend

I’m delighted to be at Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland this weekend after missing last year’s show due to a flood at my house. I was gutted to miss it in 2014 since in 2012 and 2013 the show had a major impact on my understanding of comics and the significance of the mini-comics […]

Check Out This SPX Preview: Dee’s Dream #2 – Solar Return

Dre Grigoropol is bringing the second installment of Dee’s Dream, subtitled “Solar Return”,  a minicomic following the lives of teen rockers, to Small Press Expo this weekend. This particular story is described thus: This is the second issue of the comedy-drama comic series Dee’s Dream, which follows the adventures of the amateur post-punk alternative band […]

The 2014 Ignatz Awards Winners – A Complete Listing

Here are this year’s winners of the Ignatz Awards, taking home bricks tonight, from the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, Maryland, sponsored by ComiXology. Congratulations to both the nominees and the winners this year for their excellence in moving the comics medium in new directions and showing what comics and comics creators are capable of. […]


SPX Debuts – A Mysterious Cult And A Greek Myth Come To Life In Bacchanalia

SVA graduate Molly Ostertag, the artist on the successfully Kickstarted print version of the webcomic Strong Female Protagonist, now picked up by Top Shelf, produced a striking new comic as part of her senior thesis at SVA: Bacchanalia. I had the good fortune to look at some of the original pages at an SVA open […]

SPX Debuts – Rift Is Just A Little Bit Magical

Small Press Expo has a massive tradition of debuts, and Bleeding Cool has a window onto some fine examples leading up to the Expo this weekend. Carey Pietsch, developing on her Keepsakes series that also had a debut at MoCCA Fest last spring, has a new work coming to SPX: Rift. Rift is: …a story […]

SPX Debuts -Terrestrial: A Fantasy Comics & Illustration Anthology

Amanda Scurti writes: Terrestrial is an Earth-themed fantasy comics & illustration anthology. Provided with only the word “Earth” to begin their work, each artist has cultivated an immersive, unique piece that encompasses the natural and fantastical through visual storytelling. We have 18 artists of all different genders and nationalities contributing this round. After departing from […]

Help Get The Thunder Rolling For Small Press Expo

Small Press Expo, the premier small publishing comic show in the USA, is coming up September 13th and 14th in Bethesda Maryland, and each year brings out the best of art comics and indie comics to celebrate the medium and keep the comics community thriving. Tickets are always reasonable for the Expo, making it very […]

What Creators Really Get Out Of Cons – The Devastator Survey Numbers Are In

The Comedy Comics Magazine The Devastator ran a poll among indie comics creators to learn what their needs are when it comes to conventions and shows in an effort to help make those shows more welcoming for creator-owned projects. The wide array of shows that the survey ended up reporting on is truly impressive, including […]

Argentinian Comics Star Liniers Knows All About Being A Fanboy

Ricardo Siri Liniers, who draws under the name “Liniers”, was one of the special guests at Small Press Expo this year, and also an invited speaker at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Of all the all-star comics guests the two shows managed to attract, Liniers piqued the most curiosity from fans because not only is he […]