Mike Mignola Added to SPX 2004 Guest List

Official Press Release

SEPTEMBER 13, 2004 - BETHESDA, MD: As a guest of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, comics artist Mike Mignola joins an impressive list of cartoonists including Jeff Smith, Eric Powell, James Kochalka, Ted Rall, Peter Kuper and hundreds more at the 2004 Small Press Expo.

Since entering the comics field in the early 1980s, award-winning comics storyteller Mike Mignola has worked on such diverse projects as DC's Cosmic Odyssey, Marvel's Incredible Hulk, and the comics adaptation of Francis Ford Coppola's film Dracula. However, the artist is best known for his creator-owned character Hellboy, published by Dark Horse Comics. Outside of comics, Mignola's film work includes Disney' "Atlantis: The Lost Empire", Blade 2 and the film version of Hellboy released earlier this year.

"Mike Mignola's a tremendously talented creator and we couldn't be more thrilled to have him," said SPX Executive Director Steve Conley. "This makes an already impressive show THAT much better."

A complete list of attending artists can be found at the SPX web site: http://www.spxpo.com

About The SPX

SPX, North America's premier alternative comic-book festival, brings together more than 200 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers, distributors and each other. Fan attendance is expected to surpass 2,000. SPX 2004 will be open to the public from 3pm until 8pm on Friday, 10/1; from 10am until 7pm on Saturday, 10/2 and from 11am until 5pm on Sunday, 10/3.

About The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

The CBLDF was founded in 1986 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of First Amendment rights for comic book retailers, publishers, and creators. Since its establishment, the Fund has provided free legal advise and counsel in dozens of First Amendment cases and has participated as amicus in several First Amendment related "Friend of the Court" briefs. Donations and inquiries should be directed to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at P.O. Box 693, Northampton, MA 01061 or info@cbldf.org. More information about the Fund can be found at www.cbldf.org

The official SPX Web site is: http://www.spxpo.com

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