DC – Love & Rockets Signing

Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez sign at Politics & Prose on Friday September 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

P&P is excited once again to join the Small Press Expo, North America’s premier independent cartooning and comic arts festival, to present some of the best graphic artists working today. The Hernandez Brothers will discuss the fifth volume of their long-running series; this installment recounts the visit of Frogmouth’s half-sister and the making of a film starring Luba’s granddaughter. For more information about SPX, please visit their website.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

NBM Announces SPX 2011 Debuts and Creator Appearances

September 6, 2011 by  
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Press Release:

NBM Publishing Announces SPX Debuts and Creator Appearances

In anticipation of next weekend’s Small Press Expo held on September 10th & 11th in Bethesda, Maryland (near Washington DC),  NBM Publishing has announced the company’s plans for their annual appearance and special releases.

Stargazing Dog

NBM can be found at table G7-8.

We will be premiering hot off the press our very first manga, the moving and inspiring Japanese best-seller Stargazing Dog. It’s sold over a half million copies in Japan and been made into a movie there just released this summer. See the preview of pages.

Daddy is down and out. Life has conspired against him, everything coming undone.

Fed up, he sets out with his car to just get away from it all to nowhere in particular.

All people around him have abandoned him in indifference but as we discover along with him, the one companion he can count on utterly and completely is his dog who follows him blindly, faithfully and completely, to the end.

Inner Sanctum by Ernie Colon

The other special we’ll have for the show is a preview of Ernie Colon’s Inner Sanctum with signed copies including a free signed sketch by Colon for the 1st 20 to buy!

A revered veteran of comics brings to comics life one of the most fondly re membered mystery and horror radio shows in history.

In striking black & white as only Colon is well known for, we are swept into 4 chilling mysteries including: The Horla, Death of a Doll, The Undead and Alive in the Grave.


Also, appearing at our booth:

Brooke A. Allen with A Home for Mr. Easter

Ted Rall

The irrepressible Rick Parker signing the Papercutz spoofs of Harry Potter, Twilight and Percy Jackson

Jesse Lonergan

We’ll have a good choice of recent books available there as well. Find us at G7-8, come say hello! Publisher Terry Nantier will be there and happy to chat with you.

About NBM Publishing

NBM is a leading critically acclaimed graphic novel publisher showcasing the diversity of comics from North America and Europe.

Founded in 1976 by publisher Terry Nantier, NBM has grown to become the second largest indie comics press after Fantagraphics with close to $3MM in yearly retail sales on over 200,000 graphic novels sold a year plus tens of thousands of comic books and magazines.

Big Questions Tour

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Friday September 9th at 7 pm
Atomic Books
3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD
(410) 662-4444

September 10th (11-7) and 11th (12-6)
Small Press Expo (SPX) @ Bethesda North Marriott Convention Center
5701 Marinelli Rd, Bethesda, MD

Tuesday September 13th
The Copacetic Comics Company
3138 Dobson St, 3rd floor. Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 251-5451

Wednesday September 14th 
Brickbat Books
709 South Fourth St, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 592-1207

Thursday September 15th 
192 Books
192 Tenth Ave, New York, NY
(212) 255-4022

Friday September 16th at 7 pm 
Desert Island
540 Metropolitan Ave. Brooklyn, NY
(718) 388-5087

Sunday September 18th
Brooklyn Book Festival at the Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY

Monday September 19th
Ada Books
717 Westminster Street, Providence, RI
(401) 432-6222

Wednesday September 21st 
The Center for Cartoon Studies
94 S. Main Street, White River Junction, VT
(802) 295-3319

Thursday September 22nd at 7 pm 
Librairie Drawn and Quarterly
211 Bernard O., Montreal, QC
(514) 279-2224

Saturday September 24th
The Beguiling
601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON
(416) 533-9168

Sunday September 25th 
Word on the Street Book Festival
Toronto, ON

Former SPX Director Jeff Alexander Has Passed Away

February 1, 2011 by  
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Jeff Alexander, the former Executive Director of SPX (Small Press Expo), passed away this past weekend of an apparent heart attack. I did not know Jeff other than by an e-mail submitting SPX for our convention calendar, but my condolences to his family and those who knew him well.

SPX’s official statement regarding his passing can be found here, and Greg McElhatton provides a nice tribute on his blog.

Jeff Alexander

DC – Small Press Signing

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Richard Thompson & Keith Knight sign on September 9, 2010 from 7:00pm-8:00pm.

In conjunction with the Small Press Expo (September 11-12 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center), we’re delighted to host two artists who excel at contemplating the minutiae of everyday life and making it hilarious. Thompson’s strip Cul de Sac is focused on a loveable family in a suburban development, while Knight’s Knight Life is told through the eyes of a city dweller.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

Diario de Oaxaca Tour

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Peter Kuper is hitting the road with Diario de Oaxaca, a gorgeous and thought provoking multimedia diary of his time in Mexico, during which violence erupted over a teacher’s strike. Dates below:

Sept 13th, 11:00 a.m.
Brooklyn, NY Book festival,
International Stage (Borough Hall Plaza)
The International Graphic Novel. Three acclaimed graphic novelists who tackle big social and political themes in their work discuss what the form can accomplish, from an international and domestic perspective. Featuring Guy Delisle, Peter Kuper and Sarah Glidden.
Moderated by Matt Madden.

Sept 17th, 7PM
Exhibition opening and talk
with a show of original art from Diario de Oaxaca
MOCCA Museum of Comic and Cartoon art
594 Broadway, Suite 401
(btwn. Houston and Prince)
New York, NY 10012

Sept 23rd, 4:30pm
George Mason University, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201
Free to public 
Fall for the Book series

Thurs 24th,
Class talks
MICA (Maryland Institute of Art )

Fri 25th
6-8  Presentation/Booksigning Atomic Books
Baltimore, MD

Sat. 26th
SPX talk/ signing 3-4

Sunday 27th
Baltimore Bookfestival (Radical Pavilion)

Sept 30th 6:30-8:30
Society of Illustrators NYC
Lecture presentation and signing

Oct 8-10th  
Komikazen Festival , Ravenna,Italy
With Dave McKean and others

Oct 29th 7 PM
University of Michigan
Lecture /presentation

Oct 30 7PM
Toledo Ohio Museum
LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel( Keynote address)

After the Deluge Tour

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Josh Neufeld has announced an extensive book tour for his graphic novel A.D.: After the Deluge.

  • Wednesday, August 19: I commemorate A.D.’s hardcover release with a presentation and signing in Austin, Texas, @ BookPeople. 603 N. Lamar, Austin, 7pm.
  • Thursday, August 20: A.D. presentation & signing @ Domy Books in Houston, Texas. 1709 Westheimer, Houston, 7:00 pm. This event will be taped by Book TV!
  • Friday, August 21: A.D. hits New Orleans. Release party with me and some of the book’s subjects, live and in person! Plus an art show, music, and refreshments. The Canary Collective, 329 Julia Street, New Orleans, 6pm.
  • Saturday, August 22: Signing @ Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple Street, New Orleans. 1pm.
  • Saturday, August 22: Signing @ Octavia Books, 513 Octavia Street, New Orleans. 3:30 pm.
  • Sunday, August 23: Signing @ Beth’s Books, 2700 Chartres Street, New Orleans, 1pm.
  • Tuesday, August 25: A.D.’s New York release party @ Idlewild Books, co-sponsored by SMITH magazine and Teachers & Writers Collaborative. Live music by Mary McBride, refreshments, and an art auction to benefit New Orleans relief organizations. 12 West 19th St., New York City, 7pm.
  • Friday, August 28: A.D. presentation and signing @ The Book Cellar, in Chicago. 4736-38 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago, 7pm.
  • Saturday, August 29: Katrina’s fourth anniversary. I will be doing an author coffee @ Writers Workspace Chicago. 5443 N. Broadway St., Chicago, 11am.
  • Saturday, August 29: Signing @ Chicago Comics, 3244 N Clark Street, Chicago, 3 pm.
  • Tuesday, September 8: Presentation & signing @ Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline, Massachusetts, 7pm.
  • Wednesday, September 9: Signing @ Million Year Picnic, 99 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, Mass., 1 pm.
  • Wednesday, September 16: Pantheon editor Lisa Weinert, SMITH comics editor Jeff Newelt, and I discuss the evolution of A.D. from web to print. McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street, New York City, 7pm.
  • September 24: Presentation & signing @ Bergen Street Comics, 470 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, 7pm. 
  • September 26–27: A.D. hits D.C. for the annual Small Press Expo (SPX). Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, Maryland.
  • October 8–11: I will be a guest of Portland’s Wordstock Literary Festival, “the largest celebration of literature and literacy in the Pacific Northwest.” Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon.
  • November 14–15: A.D. heads south again for The Miami Book Fair International.

Map of My Heart Tour

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John Porcellino Book Tour!

Updated August 17, 2009

Tues. Sept. 22, 2009;
7 PM – Cincinnati OH
Shake It! Records, 4156 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223
(513) 591-0123
w/ Noah Van Sciver
(Please note: Map of My Heart will not be available at this event!)

Fri. Sept. 25, 2009; 7 PM – Baltimore MD
Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211
(410) 662-4444
www.atomicbooks.com www.atomicbooks.com
w/ Emily Flake, Peter Kuper, Liz Baillie, MK Reed, and Ken Dahl
(Please note: Map of My Heart will not be available at this event!)

Sat. Sept. 26 – Sun. Sept. 27, 2009 – Bethesda MD
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
www.spxpo.com www.spxpo.com
w/ Noah Van Sciver
(Please note: Map of My Heart will debut at this event!)

Tues. Sept. 29, 2009; 7-9 PM – Brooklyn, NY
Desert Island, 540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-5087

Weds. Sept. 30, 2009; 7PM – Somerville, MA
Hub Comics, 19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 718-0987

Friday, October 2, 2009; 6:30pm – White River Junction,VT
Center for Cartoon Studies

94 S. Main St. (802) 295-3319

Tues. Oct. 6, 2009; 7PM – Montreal QC
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, 211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2K5
(514) 279-2221

Weds. Oct. 7, 2009; 7 PM – Toronto, ON
The Beguiling, 601 Markham Street, Toronto, ON, M6G 2L7
(416) 533-9168

Fri. Oct. 9, 2009; 7-9 PM – Ann Arbor MI
Vault of Midnight, 219 S Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 998-1413
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Sat. Oct. 10, 2009; Noon-2 PM – Dearborn MI
Green Brain, 13210 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 582-9444

Sat. Oct. 10, 2009; 7 PM – Cleveland OH
Visible Voice, 1023 Kenilworth, Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 961-0084
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Mon. Oct. 12, 2009; 7PM – Columbus OH
Wholly Craft, 3169 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43202
(614) 447-3445
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Tues. Oct. 13, 2009; 6-9 PM – Bloomington IN
Boxcar Books, 408 E. 6th St. Bloomington, IN 47408
(812) 339-8710
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Weds. Oct. 14, 2009; 5-7 PM – St. Louis MO
Star Clipper Comics, 6392 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: 314.725.9110
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Fri. Oct. 16, 2009; 7PM – Chicago IL
Quimby’s, 1854 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-0910
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Tues. Oct. 20, 2009; 12:15 PM – Palatine IL
Harper College
Building I, Rm. 115

1200 W. Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 925-6000 x2389
Open to the Public!

Thurs. Oct 22, 2009; 7 PM – Madison WI
Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, 426 W. Gilman Street, Madison, WI 53703
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Fri. Oct. 23, 2009; 7PM – Iowa City IA
White Rabbit, 109 S Linn St., Iowa City, IA 52240-1803
(319) 358-9557
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

Sat. Oct. 24, 2009; 5-7 PM – Minneapolis MN
Big Brain Comics (w/ Reception following at West Bank Social Club?)
1027 Washington Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 338-4390
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music), and Zak Sally

Fri. Oct. 30, 2009; 6-9 PM – Lawrence KS
Wonder Fair, 803 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS 66044
(406) 360-5875
w/ Patrick Porter (acoustic music)

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