Colleen Frakes is a cartoonist who is completely new to me, embarrassingly enough, so here's her biographical information lifted directly from her website: "Colleen Frakes makes comics and works in a library. She was a member of the inaugural class of the Center for Cartoon Studies, and was awarded a Xeric Grant to publisher her [...]
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Roger Langridge is a New Zealander who lives in England, but cartoons for United States comic book companies. His small press comic Fred the Clown has kept him coming to SPX for years. He's probably now best known for his recent run on the Muppets, but he also recently wrote a critically successful Thor [...]
Noah Van Sciver is an alternative cartoonist who's appeared in Fantagraphic's Mome anthology and The Comics Journal. He does a webcomic, Four Questions, for Denver's Westworld. His brother Ethan also works in comics, drawing superheroes for the major publishers. Van Sciver's Blammo comic book was nominated for SPX's Ignatz Award in 2010.
Washington City Paper: What type [...]
Dustin Harbin knows everybody in comics today because he was one of the organizers of Heroes Con in Charlotte, N.C, for many years, while working in the Heroes Aren't Hard To Find comics store. Dustin brought many non-superhero cartoonists into the con, setting them up at their own Indy Island section. A little over [...]
Darryl Ayo does minicomics and webcomics. He's a 29 year-old-office worker based in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Washington City Paper: What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?
Darryl Ayo: Generally, I make minicomics as well as computer-born comics. Short stories and dreamlike vignettes about supernatural beings.
WCP: What work are you best-known for?
DA: My best work is [...]
Craig Thompson is one of the stars of the alternative comics world. In1999, Goodbye, Chunky Rice led to his winning the 2000 Harvey Award for Best New Talent. His graphic novel Blankets, a autobiographical coming-of-age story came out in 2003 and was a big hit; Thompson’s telling of his fundamental Christian upbringing and his first [...]
Mike Dawson stays busy. In addition to doing his graphic novels, he hosts two podcasts—Ink Panthers and TCJ Talkies. He'll also be presenting one of the Ignatz Awards this year at SPX, having won the Outstanding Online Comic category last year (and lost as Outstanding Artist to Eddie Campbell... if you have to lose [...]
SPX is a good show for children. Many creators do comics that are appropriate for them, but not something that you can just pick up at the neighborhood bookstore. Alexis Fajardo's Kid Beowulf is in that category, and I'm looking forward to buying his books (for myself, although I might let my daughter look at [...]
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 [...]