Come see us at one of the country’s largest and most celebrated independent comics and arts festivals: the 2013 Small Press Expo! We are so excited to be a part of this event; come visit Tom Neely at table J1 and check out our great new books!

The Expo will be held this weekend, September 14th and 15th, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on 5701 Marinelli Rd., North Bethesda, Maryland. It is open to the public from 11:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday and 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday. Admission price is $10 for one day or $15 for the entire weekend.

The annual SPX comics and graphic arts festival presents the best and brightest established creators in independent comics. In addition to the opportunity for public exposure and potential revenue the festival provides to attending artists, the event also allows less established to network with publishers and prominent creators, providing unique opportunities for the comic creator that is just starting out. The festival includes a public exhibition where artists, creators and publishers and the public interact in an informal setting; a series of symposium held during the festival, where creators of comics engage in formal panel discussions and/or interviews open to SPX attendees; and off-site events the week of the convention, including academic seminars, book signings and school outreach programs.

SPX is also the home of the Ignatz Awards, the festival prizes of the Small Press Expo. Since 1997, they have recognized outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning by small press creators or creator-owned projects. The ballot is created by a panel of five cartoonists and is voted on by the attendees of the SPX festival. Come cast your vote for your favorite comic of the year!