Sparkplug Comic Books will be at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda Maryland, this weekend (Sept. 26-27)

We’ll be sitting with Tom Neely and Zak Sally’s La Mano at tables W37/W38. Come by and say “hi”.

This will be the east coat premiere of Sausage Hand by Andrew Smith, Neptune by Aron Nels Steinke and the Shortest Interval by Ignatz nominated artist David King.

We’re proud to be publishing books by three artists that are up for multiple Ignatz Awards this Saturday night at SPX.
Promising New Talent Hellen Jo, Jin & Jam #1 (Sparkplug), “Diamond Heights,” Papercutter #9 (Tugboat)
Outstanding Series Danny Dutch, David King (Sparkplug)
Outstanding Series Reich, Elijah Brubaker (Sparkplug)
Outstanding Comic Danny Dutch #1, David King (Sparkplug)
Outstanding Comic Reich #6, Elijah Brubaker (Sparkplug)
Outstanding Online Comic Danny Dutch, David King

AND we’ll be carrying a few books by good friends, including the amazing Ignatz nominated Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce.

On SUNDAY at the show I’ll be hosting a panel at 3pm

Comics and Community:

Dylan Williams (Sparkplug Books) leads an open and audience-inclusive discussion about the role independent comic creators, publishers, and distributors play in the comics community and how they can work together using principles of community organizing and resistance. Sally Bloodbath, Robyn Chapman, Benn Ray and Frank Santoro will talk about the internet, drawing nights, DIY networks, stores, distributors, publishers, friends, fans, clients, media outlets, tours, pooled resources, conventions and convention. Audience members are encouraged to bring their ideas. 2:30 in the Brookside Conference Room

For more info on the Small Press Expo:
For more info on the 2009 Ignatz Award:
For more info on Sparkplug Comics:

(the photo is of Sparkplug friends Ed Piskor and Rob Ullman at last years SPX)