Media Release -- It's feeling a lot like fall these days - the new harvest of apples is at the market, my squashes are *almost* mature, and it's pretty chilly biking home at night. The good news for the rest of you is that fall means book festivals! And we're kicking this fantastic fall season off with one of my favourite festivals - our beloved Small Press Expo! So please, residents of D.C., Maryland, and environs, come on down!
The Small Press Expo is held in the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at 5701 Marinelli Rd, North Bethesda, MD, and this year's edition takes place this Saturday September 14 from 11 am to 7 pm, and Sunday September 15 from 12 pm to 6 pm. Drawn & Quarterly can be found at booths W1-4.
We are delighted to be bringing a whopping eight D+Q cartoonists to sign at our booth: Peter Bagge (Woman Rebel), Lisa Hanawalt (My Dirty Dumb Eyes), Rutu Modan (The Property - all the way from Israel! D+Q wishes to acknowledge the support of Israel's Office of Cultural Affairs and participating Consulates), Anders Nilsen (Rage of Poseidon), Brian Ralph (Reggie-12), Seth (Palookaville 21), Adrian Tomine (Optic Nerve 13), and Dan Zettwoch (Birdseye Bristoe)!
Without further ado, here are the signings and panels we have lined up for you. Be sure to check out the SPX site for further details about the programming.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14
11:30 am - 1 pm Anders Nilsen signing
12 - 2 pm Adrian Tomine signing
1 - 3 pm Lisa Hanawalt signing
2 - 3 pm Life After Hate in the White Oak Room, featuring Peter Bagge
2 - 3 pm Brian Ralph signing
3 - 4 pm Seth signing
3 - 4:30 pm Peter Bagge signing
3:30 - 4:30 pm Rutu Modan Q+A in the White Flint Auditorium
4 - 5 pm Brian Ralph signing
4:30 - 6 pm Rutu Modan signing
5 - 6 pm Seth Q+A panel in the White Oak Room
5 - 6 pm Dan Zettwoch signing
5:30 - 6:30 pm R Sikoryak's Carousel in the White Flint Auditorium, featuring Lisa Hanawalt and Anders Nilsen
6 - 7 pm Illustration as Profession and Practice in the White Oak Room, featuring Adrian Tomine
6 - 7 pm Seth signing
9:30 pm Ignatz Award ceremony! Make sure to have cast your ballots!
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15
12 - 1 pm Rutu Modan signing
12:30 - 2 pm Seth signing
1 - 2 pm What Makes Drawings Funny? in the White Oak Room, featuring Peter Bagge and Lisa Hanawalt
1 - 2 pm Adrian Tomine signing
2 - 3 pm Peter Bagge and Lisa Hanawalt signing
3 - 4 pm For Kids/Not For Kids in the White Oak Room, featuring Rutu Modan and Brian Ralph
3 - 4 pm Adrian Tomine signing
3 - 4:30 pm Anders Nilsen signing
4 - 5 pm Paying Tribute: Traditions of Style in the White Oak Room, featuring Seth
4 - 5 pm Brian Ralph and Rutu Modan signing
And last, but not least, here are a list of debuts you'll be able to find at the show. Yes yes, y'all!
Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps by Art Spiegelman
Louis Riel: Tenth Anniversary Edition by Chester Brown
Palookaville 21 by SPX Special Guest Seth. Get yours signed at the show!
Pippi Fixes Everything by Astrid Lindgren and Ingrid Vang Nyman
Rage of Poseidon by SPX Special Guest Anders Nilsen - get yours signed at the show!
Reggie-12 by Brian Ralph - get yours signed at the show!
Rookie Yearbook Two edited by Tavi Gevinson
Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story by SPX Special Guest Peter Bagge - get yours signed at the show!