Official Press Release
Bethesda, Maryland - The Small Press Expo (SPX), a non-profit organization, is proud to announce Jules Feiffer and Tony Millionaire leading this years guest list for SPX 2006.
SPX is honored to have the legendary Jules Feiffer as a guest at this year's Expo. Mr. Feiffer, one of the great political cartoonists of his generation, is also well known for his accomplishments as a playwright and a children's book author. Mr. Feiffer will be attending the SPX for the very first time.
Tony Millionaire, creator of "Sock Monkey" and "Maakies", is currently developing a "Drinky Crow" cartoon for Adult Swim. He will be promoting his new book, "Billy Hazelnuts" which has generated many rave industry reviews.
In addition, SPX will be graced by the talents of the following additional guests:
Paul Pope - Currently working on "Batman:Year 100" for DC comics, Paul will be at the SPX to promote his new art book, "Pulphope: The Art of Paul Pope".
Gaberielle Bell - Author of the Ignatz Award winning "Lucky" and "When I Am Old and Other Stories", will have a hardback edition of "Lucky" released at this years SPX.
Kevin Huizenga - Recipient of last years Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic for "Or Else", will be again be in attendance at the SPX to promote the latest issue of this well received series.
Jeffrey Brown - Attending the SPX in support of his releases in 2006, "Every Girl is the End of the World for Me" and "I Am Going To Be Small"
Anders Nilsen - His new book, "Monologues For The Coming Plague", comes on top of his ongoing comic book series "Big Questions" and "Dogs & Water" along with his contributions to the MOME anthology .
This year, SPX will be held in brand new facilities at the Marriott North Bethesda Convention Center. For more information, visit the SPX 2006 web site at http://www.spxpo.com.
Additional guests will be added over the next few weeks, please stay tuned for those announcements.
SPX is the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comic books, alternative political cartoonists and discovery of new creative talent that attracts thousands every year. SPX brings together more than 300 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers and distributors each year. Graphic novels, political cartoon books and alternative comics will all be on display and for sale by their authors and illustrators. A series of panel discussions will also be held of interest to readers, academicians and creators of graphic novels and political cartoons.
SPX will be open to the public from 2 pm - 8 pm Friday, October 13 and 10am - 7 pm Saturday, October 14. Admission is $8 for a single day and $15 for both days.
SPX culminates with the presentation of the 10th Annual Ignatz Awards for outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. The Ignatz is the first Festival Prize in the US comic book industry, with winners chosen by balloting during the SPX.
As in previous years, all profits from the SPX will go to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), protecting the First Amendment rights of comic book readers and professionals. For more information on the CBLDF, go to their website at http://www.cbldf.org/.
Press information is available through Warren Bernard, see the above contact information.
Founded in 1994, SPX is North America's premier alternative comic-book festival. This annual event brings together comic creators, publishers and more than 2000 fans together to celebrate the art of storytelling.