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.

NYC – Ted Rall Signing


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On Wednesday, September 3rd at 7pm, Ted Rall comes to Strand Book Store to discuss his latest work After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests. This mix of non-fiction and cartoons that explores present-day Afghanistan has been hailed by The Nation as “some of the best reporting from Afghanistan by an American journalist.”

What happens when a reporter visits war-torn Afghanistan unaided by army protection? In 2010, American cartoonist Ted Rall succeeded in funding a Kickstarter campaign to perform an on-the-ground American civilian report on life in the far-reaching provinces of Afghanistan.

The result, a mix of cartoons and nonfiction Ted calls After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests, provides an unprecedented account of present-day Afghanistan. Don’t miss this exclusive chat and Q&A with Ted.

Buy a copy of After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(at 12th St.)

NBM Announces MoCCA Arts Festival 2014 Debuts and Signing Schedule

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NBM Announces MoCCA Arts Festival Debuts and Signing Schedule

This weekend, April 6th & 7th, NBM Publishing once again heads to the MoCCA Arts Festival and we are happy to have attending both Jesse Lonergan, who will be appearing to promote the debut of his new book, the coming of age story All Star, and Ted Rall who will be signing copies of the new edition of his book, SILK ROAD TO RUIN: Why Central Asia Is The Next Middle East.

About All Star

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Set at the end of the school year in 1998 when Mark McGwire is racing Sammy Sosa to break the home run record, Bill Clinton is being questioned about a White House intern named Monica Lewinsky, and Semisonic’s ‘Closing Time’ is on top of the charts, Carl Carter is leading the Elizabeth Monarchs of rural Vermont to the state championship in his senior year.

A full scholarship to the University of Maine is waiting for him, and everyone says he has a shot at the pros.

He’s so good he can do whatever he wants.

Until he makes one very arrogant mistake.


About SILK ROAD TO RUIN: Why Central Asia Is The Next Middle East – 2nd Ed.


Part graphic novel travelog, part tongue-in-cheek travel guide, here are the adventures of caustic cartoonist Rall in the wild and wooly central Asian countries, a powder keg sitting on tomorrow’s oil . . .

Combining articles with comic chapters relating his experiences retracing the old legendary Silk Road starting with the sublime history of China and ending in the absurdity of the petty dictatorships of the Stans where Rall had the temerity–or was it the blustery stupidity?–to go back, including once with a group of listeners to his radio show, on a dare. It’s exotic adventure, satire and a fun way to find out more about a part of the world that looms in importance with its immense reserves of oil . . .


Signing Schedule – Tables B6, B7

Both Jesse and Ted will be appearing at the NBM Booth throughout the weekend.

Saturday, April 6th:

  • Jesse Lonergan 11:30-1:00    
  • Ted Rall 1:00-3:00    
  • Jesse Lonergan 3:00-5:00 

Sunday, April 7th:     

  • Ted Rall 1:00-3:00    
  • Jesse Lonergan 3:00-5:00 

Be sure to follow @nbmpub on Twitter.  So come on by, meet some cool folks and celebrate comics!

NBM Announces SDCC 2013 Debuts and Signing Schedule

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NBM Publishing Announces 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Debuts and Signing Schedule

Omaha The Cat Dancer’s Reed Waller To Make First Convention Appearance in 20 Years!

(Booth 1714)

In anticipation of Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013, NBM Publishing today announced the company’s Comic-Con premieres of the long awaited final eighth volume of Omaha The Cat Dancer, the first volume of Zombillenium, as well as a rare appearance by Omaha co-creator Reed Waller and signing opportunities from Rick Geary and Ted Rall.

The Complete OMAHA THE CAT DANCER, Vol. 8
By Reed Waller, Kate Worley & James Vance

Omaha and Chuck struggle to put the tangled past behind them while political corruption and a tightening police investigation threaten to destroy their future and ensnare their loved ones. This volume contains the long-awaited conclusion to the internationally acclaimed sexy soap opera for adults, in which mysteries are solved, painful sacrifices are made and the lovely cat dancer takes a final turn on the stage. All-new and never before collected, Volume 8 was drawn by legendary Omaha creator Reed Waller and written by his beloved late co-creator Kate Worley, in collaboration with James Vance.

We’ll also have a specially priced bundle of The Complete Omaha The Cat Dancer which will include all 8 volumes for $89.99 (normally $107.00)

ZombilleniumZOMBILLENIUM: Vol.1: Gretchen
By Arthur de Pins

“A satire in the NBM tradition of BONEYARD and DUNGEON”

Francis von Bloodt, vampire, a good family man, manages the theme park Zombillenium. They don’t just hire anyone, at Zombillenium: mere mortals need not apply, the park works only with genuine werewolves, vampires and zombies. This is what Aurelian gets to discover as, burnt out, deceived by his wife, he finally gets hired in spite of himself in this strange business. Gretchen, a plucky trainee witch, helps him get around…


Reed Waller will be appearing at the NBM Booth (1714) on Friday and Saturday

Rick Geary will be appearing at the NBM Booth (1714) will make appearances at the booth throughout the weekend.

Ted Rall will be appearing at the NBM Booth (1714) will make appearances at the booth throughout the weekend.

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

Founded in 1976, it is a pioneer in launching graphic novels in this country and in seeking wider reader acceptance for the medium.

NBM Announces SPX 2011 Debuts and Creator Appearances

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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.

SF – Controversial Cartooning

Ted Rall appears on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 from 7:00PM-9:00PM

Visit the Cartoon Art Museum on Tuesday, October 19th at 7pm for a presentation and book-signing by nationally syndicated political cartoonist Ted Rall. Rall will talk about his new book, The Anti-American Manifesto, a new manifesto for an America heading toward economic and political collapse.

Hailed as “…the most controversial cartoonist in America” by Cartoon.com, Rall has worked as an opinion columnist, graphic novelist, and occasional war correspondent whose work has appeared in hundreds of publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Village Voice, and Los Angeles Times. The suggested donation for this event is $5, although no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About The Anti-American Manifesto:
While others mourn the damage to the postmodern American capitalist system created by the recent global economic collapse, Ted Rall sees an opportunity. As millions of people lose their jobs and their homes, they and millions more are opening their minds to the possibility of creating a radically different form of government and economic infrastructure. Right-wing extremists are best prepared to fill the power vacuum from a collapsing United States. The best way to stop them, Rall argues, is not collapse—but revolution. Not by other people, but by us. Not in the future, but now.

THE ANTI-AMERICAN MANIFESTO, Ted Rall, Columbus Day, 2010, 978-1-58322-933-0, $15.95 | 5 x 7 | 288 pages

About Ted Rall:
Twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Rall was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1963. He attended Columbia University’s School of Engineering, where he drew cartoons for the Columbia Daily Spectator, Barnard Bulletin and The Jester humor magazine. Inspired after meeting pop artist Keith Haring in a Manhattan subway station in 1986, Rall began posting his cartoons on New York City streets. He eventually picked up 12 small clients, including NY Weekly and a poetry review in Halifax, Nova Scotia, through self-syndication. In 1996 he joined with Universal Press Syndicate.

His cartoons now appear in more than 100 publications around the United States, including the Los Angeles Times, Tucson Weekly, Willamette Week, Newark Star-Ledger, Village Voice, and New York Times. In addition, Rall hosted a highly-rated talk show on KFI Radio in Los Angeles and on KFIR-FM (106.9 Free FM) San Francisco. He has also served as president of the Association of Editorial Cartoonists from 2008-2009.

Rall is the author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books including the graphic novel, The Year of Loving Dangerously (2009), which Publishers Weekly called, “A gorgeous whirlwind of a memoir,” and the nonfiction titles To Afghanistan and Back (2002), which was an ALA Best Book of the Year, and Silk Road to Ruin (2006). Rall is currently reporting from Afghanistan—a trip funded by his fans via the website Kickstarter.com. He lives in New York.

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105