SPX 2015 Announces International Guests

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SPX is pleased to announce international creators, Frederik Peeters, Dylan Horrocks, and Brecht Vandenbroucke as guests at SPX 2015. This is in addition to the previously announced guests Kate Beaton, Luke Pearson, Noelle Stevenson, Michael DeForge, Gemma Correll, Noah Van Sciver, Matt Bors, Lilli Carré, Theo Ellsworth, C. Spike Trotman, Jennifer Hayden, Stuart Immonen, Scott McCloud, Bill Griffith, Kathryn Immonen, Derf, Jessica Abel (Sat. Only) and Ted Rall.

Additional international guests appearing at SPX 2015 will be announced next week.

SPX 2015 is honored to have the very first United States appearance of critically acclaimed, Swiss graphic novelist Frederik Peeters. This year saw the release of the final volume of his well reviewed planet hopping space epic, Aama Vol. 4: You Will Be Glorious, My Daughter, published by SelfMadeHero. Peeters has been nominated five times in the Best Book category at Angoulême and has done a number of posters and other illustration work in Europe. Peeters lives with his wife and daughter in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dylan Horrocks is returning to Small Press Expo for the first time in over a decade. Horrocks began his diverse career with the publication of Pickle, which ran from 1993-97 published by Black Eye Press. Pickle included the serialization of Hicksville, a groundbreaking story that was collected into a graphic novel that won plaudits from reviewers around the globe. Horrocks has had international success in alternative and mainstream comics with books like Atlas from Drawn & Quarterly, and as writer for DC Comics and Vertigo. In 2014, Fantagraphics published Sam Zabel and his Magic Pen to wide critical and fan acclaim. Horrocks is an Eisner Award winner and in 2006 he was appointed University of Auckland/Creative New Zealand Literary Fellow. Horrocks currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand with his wife and sons.

Brecht Vandenbroucke is a Belgian cartoonist and illustrator. His debut graphic novel,White Cube, took the Angouleme International Comics Festival by storm in 2013. Vandenbroucke’s distinctive painted panels and brightly colored spreads intermingle pop culture influences and commentary on the fine art world, offering an absurdist view of the institutions of that world. White Cube has been published in Belgium, Finland, Norway, Spain, Germany, France, and in English by Drawn & Quarterly. Since graduating from art school a few years ago, he has worked for numerous periodicals, including the New York Times, and has participated in group shows all over the world. Vandenbroucke lives in Antwerp, Belgium.

SPX 2015 takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20, and will have over 650 creators, 280 exhibitor tables and 22 programming slots to entertain, enlighten and introduce attendees to the amazing world of independent and small press comics.

Small Press Expo (SPX) is the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels, and alternative political cartoons. SPX is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that brings together more than 650 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers, and distributors each year. Graphic novels, mini comics, and alternative comics will all be on display and for sale by their authors and illustrators. The expo includes a series of panel discussions and interviews with this year’s guests.

The Ignatz Award is a festival prize held every year at SPX recognizing outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning, with the winners chosen by attendees at the show.

As in previous years, profits from the SPX will go to support the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program, which funds graphic novel purchases for public and academic libraries, as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), which protects the First Amendment rights of comic book readers and professionals. For more information on the CBLDF, visit their website at www.cbldf.org. For more information on the Small Press Expo, please visit www.spxpo.com.

IL – Nimona Signing

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Noelle Stevenson, co-creator of LUMBERJANES, appears at Challengers Comics on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 11:00am – 2:00pm to sign the new collection of her webcomic NIMONA!

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Challengers Comics
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-0155

CA – Nimona Signing

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Noelle Stevenson appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Nimona on Thursday May 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

About this Author
Noelle Stevenson has been nominated for a Harvey Award and was awarded the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Web Comic in 2012 for Nimona. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Noelle is the co-writer of Lumberjanes. She lives in Los Angeles.

Barnes & Noble
7881 Edinger Ave. #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-897-8781

TX – Webcomics Rampage 2014

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Press Release:

Dragon’s Lair annual Webcomic Rampage event is fast approaching and they have a fantastic guest list with old and new creators coming to the store! Rampage will take place on December 6th and 7th!

Here’s our confirmed guest list for this year: Click on the links to check out their webcomics! The schedule for the weekend is also listed below.

Danielle Corsetto Girls With Slingshots

Joel Watson Hijinks Ensue

Randy Milholland Something Positive

E.K. Weaver The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal

David Willis Dumbing of Age and Shortpacked

Alex Woolfson Artifice and The Young Protectors

Dusty Jack and JD Saxon Mahou Shounen Fight!

David Malki  Wondermark

Dax Tran-Caffee Failing Sky

C. Spike Trotman Templar, Arizona

Noelle Stevenson Nimona

David McGuire Gastrophobia

Melanie Gillman As The Crow Flies

December 6th Schedule:

1:00-7:00pm General Sales: Meet your favorite webcomic creator and purchase books, prints, and more at their tables!
Live Drawing Sessions: No RSVP required, free and open to the public! Come watch the creators sketch live and talk about their process, inspirations, and get your questions answered!

2:00pm: Melanie Gillman, EK Weaver, JD Saxon, Dax Trans-Caffee

4:00pm: C. Spike Trotman, David McGuire, Noelle Stevenson

6:00pm: Randy Milholland, David Willis, Joel Watson

9:00-11:00pm Q&A Panel: No RSVP required, free and open to the public! Come ask questions and get insight from all 13 creators! PLEASE NOTE THIS PANEL MAY CONTAIN ADULT THEMES AND LANGUAGE

December 7th Schedule:

1:00-7:00pm General Sales: Meet your favorite webcomic creator and purchase books, prints, and more at their tables!

Live Drawing Sessions: No RSVP required, free and open to the public! Come watch the creators sketch live and talk about their process, inspirations, and get your questions answered!

2:00pm: Melanie Gillman, EK Weaver, David McGuire, Noelle Stevenson

4:00pm: C. Spike Trotman, JD Saxon, Dax Tran-Caffee

6:00pm: Randy Milholland, David Willis, Joel Watson

9:00pm-11:00pm Q&A Panel: No RSVP required, free and open to the public! Come ask questions and get insight from all 13 creators! PLEASE NOTE THIS PANEL MAY CONTAIN ADULT THEMES AND LANGUAGE

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Dragon’s Lair Austin
2438 West Anderson Lane, Suite B-1, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 454-2399

CA – Lumberjanes #1 Signing

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Brave New World Comics invites you to a Lumberjanes #1 Release Party with creators Noelle Stevenson (creator of the popular webcomic, Nimona,) and Shannon Watters (editor at BOOM! Studios) on Wednesday, April 16th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Noelle and Shannon will be on hand to discuss the long-awaited, much-anticipated Lumberjanes #1, as well as autograph those shiny new bad boys for you!

Come dressed as a Lumberjane ready to kick some butt, and you’ll be eligible to win a super-nifty prize!

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Brave New World Comics
22722 Lyons Avenue #6, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
(661) 259-4745

CA – Lumberjanes #1 Release Signing

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Noelle Stevenson (creator of the popular webcomic, Nimona, available at Gingerhaze.com) and Shannon Watters, co-creator of Lumberjanes and editor of all things at KaBOOM! and BOOM! BOX, appear on Wednesday, April 9 from 5:00 pm till 8:00 pm at Collector’s Paradise for a Lumberjanes #1 Release Signing!

They will have Snacks and Adult (and all ages) Beverages, as well as an EXCLUSIVE EDITION of the first issue, limited to a measly 250 copies, in addition to the regular awesome cover. First come, first served on the LTD Edition, so be there early.

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Collector’s Paradise
319 S Arroyo Parkway Suite 4, Pasadena, CA 91105

IL – Lumberjanes #1 Signing

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Noelle Stevenson, the creator of the webcomic NIMONA, appears at Challengers from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 12th to sign copies of the first issue of her new Boom Box! series (created with Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen): LUMBERJANES!

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Challengers Comics 
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647