Next weekend, I’ll be appearing at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD. The trip has been made possible by the kind folk who bought zines, artwork and comics. I’m very grateful for your support.
I’ll be sharing a table with the inimitable Warren Craghead, and we’ll have a number of comics and zines available including our new split zine (24pp). His half is called ‘Blinking’, my half is called ‘Twitching’. Here’s my cover:
I’ll also have a selection of my own comics available. I’ll have a handful of my Holiday zine, my Retrofit book Grand Gestures, SMOOs #4, #5 and #6 as well as SMOO #7, the latest issue of my comic released this summer. Here’s a page from SMOO #7:
You’ll be able to find Warren and I at table D13B. Here’s one of those map things people like to do. Warren doesn’t really look like this, by the way. But I do.
Finally, on Sunday I’ll be appearing on a panel, chaired by Derik Badman. Should be swell, even if it is on Sunday afternoon. It’s going to be Happy Hour.
The New Comics Minimalism
While the comics marketplace generally favors work that offers conventionally novelistic narratives conveyed through artwork that inclines towards naturalistically-based figurative clarity, a rising generation of artists, often working in alternative publishing formats, is exploring the limits of expressive poetic minimalism. Comics critic Derik Badman will discuss the new comics minimalism with Christopher Adams, Simon Moreton, Jon McNaught, Frank Santoro and Andrew White.
The panel is 4.30 - 5.30pm in the White Flint Auditorium.
Please come along and say hi.