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All Things Small Press Expo

September 16, 2016

This morning I am head to SPX and it turns out I’ll be (partially) at table D4B selling copies of Paper Pencil Life #4 & Souvenirs, if you are going and want to drop by.

In other news, I was on the jury this year for the Ignatz awards that take place at SPX every year. I wrote a giant processy post about what it was like to read HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS (16 boxes worth, plus over 180 on-line comics) of submissions, but in the end just couldn’t press ‘publish.’ Needless to say, it was an education and also very humbling as a creator. There is SO MUCH quality in comics these days it’s literally staggering.

While the 2016 Ignatz nominations are in and they are great, they don’t cover nearly ALL the works that also deserved nominations. So I wanted to put together a list of stuff that I loved and that if you are going to SPX (or just shopping for new reads at home), you should absolutely check out. (Please Note: this is NOT my list of nominations, this is a list of just a SELECTION of things that stuck with me out of so much.)

Graphic Novels & Memoirs

Story of My Tits by Jennifer Hayden

Invisible Ink  by Bill Griffith

Panther by Brecht Evans

Bird in a Cage by Rebecca Roher

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

Story Collections & Anthologies

Bright-Eyed at Midnight by Leslie Stein

New Construction: Two More Stories by Sam Alden

Comic Story

Ghost – Whit Taylor

Frontier #11: BDSM – Eleanor Davis

Alien Beings – Laura Kenins


Nori and The Bats in the House – Rumi Hara

Diary Comics#5 by Dustin Harbin

Twin Bed by Robyn Chapman

Lon Chaney Talks #2 by Pat Dorian

On-Line Comics

A Mother and Daughter and How Epilepsy Made Us Stronger – Ayun Halliday & India Kotis

One Night in June – Hila Noam

Those Other Nurses: A Nursing While Butch Comic by A.K. Summers


Have a great weekend all and hope to see you at SPX!

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