Posts Tagged ‘alternative comics’

Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Chat With Jason Little

Jason Little made a big splash in the alternative comics world with his Xeric grant-funded debut, Jack's Luck Runs Out, in 1998. More than a decade later, I can remember being absolutely blown away when I first saw the comic at SPX. The Jack of the title, and the other main characters, were based on [...]

Meet a Formerly Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Bebe Williams

A couple of decades ago, self-published comics hit a new boom period, and alternative comics spun out of the sputtering underground comix model. It was a heady time in comics, and the movement is still reverberating today. When I moved to Arlington, I eventually discovered that a close neighbor of mine was Bebe Williams, who [...]

Meet a Local Con Organizer: A Chat with Small Press Expo’s Jeff Alexander

For 16 years, the Small Press Expo has attracted people who are interested in making or buying comic books that the major publishers weren't involved in, and the show is on again in two weeks. The convention's survived moving from Bethesda to Silver Spring and back, and then to Rockville (don't believe the North Bethesda [...]