With the Small Press Expo cancelled this year, the Ignatz Awards will be held live online. Tune into the SPX YouTube channel for the results! Other important dates to know:
August 11 Voter registration begins [Register to vote here]
August 26 Ignatz Award Nominations announced!
August 28 Ballots are emailed to registered voters
September 4 Voter registration ends
September 5 Last day to vote for the Ignatz Awards
September 12 Online Presentation of the Ignatz Awards Ceremony
Ignatz the Mouse (George Herriman) drawing by Ebony Flowers
One of North America’s premier small press comics festivals!
It’s like comics sleep-away camp. If you’ve never been, we strongly encourage you to go [volunteering gets you in the door for free]!
Radiator Comics will be exhibiting in the ballroom, hosting six great comics artists!
Ashley Robin Franklin!
& Penina Gal!
The room will be packed with HUNDREDS of fantastic comics artists including
Ezra Claytan Daniels!
& more to be announced!
We previously listed Jason Viola as exhibiting with us, unfortunately he had to cancel.
Thousands of comics makers and thousands of comics readers descend on an unsuspecting convention hotel in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. for a weekend to remember!
Radiator Comics will be tabling for our fourth year, and we’re really excited to welcome to our table…
and Neil Brideau!
A parade of artists Radiator Comics represents will be tabling on their own too, including…
& Sage Coffey!
Keiler & Whit will be on a panel at 3:30PM on Saturday:
Writing About Bipolar
As mental health is becoming a subject that’s more openly discussed than ever, comics narratives are emerging about personal experiences with mental illness. Moderator Rob Clough will discuss with Lawrence Lindell (Couldn’t Afford Therapy, So I Made This), Ellen Forney (Rock Steady), Keiler Roberts (Chlorine Gardens) and Whit Taylor (Updown Clown) about their own or a family member’s struggles with Bipolar Disorder, the choices they make in writing about it, and how this process affects how they look at it.
Whit and Ben will be on a panel at 2:00pm on Sunday:
On The Ground: Reportage & Narrative
Comics journalism often takes the form of the cartoonist being on site as they report directly on what they see and hear, often in explosive or dangerous situations. Moderator Chris Mautner joins comics journalists Ben Passmore (Fighting For A Better History), Sophie Yanow (War Of Streets And Houses), Whit Taylor (Finding Your Roots) and Josh Kramer (The Cartoon Picayune) as they discuss the storytelling and journalistic decisions they have to make in creating a narrative, striking a balance between advocacy and objectivity, and the ways in which the time lag between observation and publication can create a new perspective.
Alternative Comics’ annual sleep-away camp, SPX is great fun for exhibitors, attendees and volunteers alike! Radiator Comics is excited to be tabling once again!
We’ll be at table H6! The table will be staffed by Neil Brideau, and will feature Ben Passmore, Marian Runk, and Whit Taylor! We’re really thrilled to host these three amazing artists. You will definitely want to plan a visit at our table to meet Whit, Marian and Ben (Neil’s okay too I guess), and pick up their comics!
SPX will be brimming with artists we represent at other tables too, including:
Alec Longstreth & Greg Means
Tables N1 & N2
Jeff Zwirek & Mike Freiheit
Tables W10 & W11a
Tables F2b & F3
Tables A6 & A7
Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club
Congratulations to Keiler Roberts whose Powdered Milk was nominated for an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Series!
Whit Taylor will also be exhibiting at table W28 for portions of SPX.
The Small Press Expo! It’s alternative comics sleep-over camp in a hotel in the suburbs of Washington D.C. One of the largest & most anticipated comics fest of the year, SPX is the home to the Ignatz Awards and too much partying.
Radiator Comics is excited to have a table at SPX! We’re hosting a handful of the comics artists we represent at our table. Come stop by our table to meet:
& Sarah Becan
Closer to the expo we’ll be advertising our signing schedule, as well as any debuts this stellar list of comics artists will have available at SPX!
Also tabling at SPX will be:
Andrea Tsurumi (at Hic + Hoc’s table)
Jeff Zwirek & Mike Freiheit