mdt:

Me, now. SPX 2014 is in the books!

mdt:

Me, now. SPX 2014 is in the books!

(via spx)


#SPromX burning down the house


spx:

Winding down at the afterparty. Last call, gang. Claire Folkman, Carolyn C. Nowak, Katie Rex, Tumblr royalty all, along with Sam n me.

SPX pre-party shenanigans <3


Dirty Diamonds has arrived in Bethesda for SPX2014! We are armed with snacks and ready to party!


yaoxiaoart:

The SPX Food Map is LIVE! 

This year I created a map for spx, showcasing the good eats around the conference center. Huge thanks for MDT and the SPX team who initially chatted about the idea last year and helped throughout the whole process! 

I will be tabling at SPX this weekend at table L4, with some new prints and new comics from this year! See you soon. :-) 

Yao is one of the fabulous contributors to Dirty Diamonds #5!  How great is this map?!  I want to eat all the things…


spx:

SPromX.

It is on.

You don’t need to get fancy.  But you will need to get dancy.

We’re KICKING OUT THE SWEET, SWEET JAMZ at the Ignatz Afterparty this year, thanks to Tony Breed, Shannon Stewart, Matt Rhodes, Kelly Phillips and Claire Folkman - all members of the SPX PROM COMMITTEE!

SPX is going to be a John-Hughes-prom-party-good-time!


careydraws:

I’m going to be at SPX table E12B this weekend, right next to the Dirty Diamonds editors extraordinaires! Here’s what I’ve got (lots of all-ages books this year!):

Rift (SPX Debut!)- preview;

Keepsakes- preview- , reviews on Geekadelphia and Bleeding Cool;

The Snapdragon Queen preview- review on Panel Patter;

Hana Doki Kira anthology, including my story, Familiar;

Regular Show #12, Adventure time #30, and Bravest Warriors #23, all with backups I illustrated; Adventure Time #29 and Banana Guard Academy #2 with my variant covers;

possibly a few leftover sketch covers (!);

and the usual print suspects. 

I’ll also be at the meetup on Sunday morning (I think/hope). See you there :)

If you’re not endlessly in love with everything Carey Pietsch does you’re just wrong


dirtydiamondscomic:

kellypcomics:

spx:

The rumors are true!  We’re hosting a prom at SPX 2014
Ok, ok, it all started a few years back when Matt and Shannon and Tony were chatting with us about adding some sort of rump-shaking component to the Ignatz Afterparty, which for all its well deserved glory is a bit of a shuffle and chat affair.  
No sooner did we get the ladies from dirtydiamondscomic involved, than they gave this thing a name.  Our plans for sweet beats became even sweeter when #SPromX was born.
Now don’t worry, all we want from you is to have the best time ever.  
But… if that best time involves getting a little more dressed up than strictly necessary, high kicking like prime David Lee Roth and snapping some silly pics with you’re friends, well, I think you’ll fit right in.
If you’re intrigued - and how could you not be, send a sketch of yourself dancing to tonybreed.  
He’s got something cookin!
See you soon!
— MDT
pigeonbits:

A little dancing selfie for the SPX Prom poster Tony Breed is making!


Busted, Claire and I are helping make this prom happen

SPromX will have some Dirty Diamonds flair. Get ready.

Comics prom is obviously the best prom.

dirtydiamondscomic:

kellypcomics:

spx:

The rumors are true!  We’re hosting a prom at SPX 2014

Ok, ok, it all started a few years back when Matt and Shannon and Tony were chatting with us about adding some sort of rump-shaking component to the Ignatz Afterparty, which for all its well deserved glory is a bit of a shuffle and chat affair.  

No sooner did we get the ladies from dirtydiamondscomic involved, than they gave this thing a name.  Our plans for sweet beats became even sweeter when #SPromX was born.

Now don’t worry, all we want from you is to have the best time ever.  

But… if that best time involves getting a little more dressed up than strictly necessary, high kicking like prime David Lee Roth and snapping some silly pics with you’re friends, well, I think you’ll fit right in.

If you’re intrigued - and how could you not be, send a sketch of yourself dancing to tonybreed.  

He’s got something cookin!

See you soon!

— MDT

pigeonbits:

A little dancing selfie for the SPX Prom poster Tony Breed is making!

Busted, Claire and I are helping make this prom happen

SPromX will have some Dirty Diamonds flair. Get ready.

Comics prom is obviously the best prom.


smallpresspreviews:

Dirty Diamonds 5

by Alexis Cooke, Alison Wilgus, Ann Uland, Anne Mondeel, Ashley Austin, Carey Pietsch (Guest cover artist),Claire Folkman (Editor), Crystal Kan, Cyn Why, Denise Clamors, Dre Grigoropol, Faye Stacey, Jackie Huskisson, Jenny McKeon, Jillian Fleck, Julie Mills, Kelly Froh, Kelly Phillips (Editor), Miranda Harmon, Mouna Toure, Nicole Rodrigues, Patsy Chen, Sage Coffey, Sara Goetter, Scotty (Crystal Jayme), Silvia Carrus, Stevie Wilson, Tamara Ansing, Vicky Leta, Win Evans, Yao Xiao, Yui Wei Tan

Published by Dirty Diamonds

Dirty Diamonds is an all-girl comic anthology.

The milestone fifth issue of DIRTY DIAMONDS will be making its American debut at SPX, and this one’s a doozy! Edited by Philadelphia cartoonists Kelly Phillips and Claire Folkman, our first professionally printed book features 32 artists from six different countries all telling stories about the medium that means the most to them – comics! Read stories about these artists’ best, worst, and first experiences with comics.

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Alexis Cooke
Alison Wilgus
Ann Uland
Anne Mondeel
Ashley Austin
Carey Pietsch
(Guest cover artist)
Claire Folkman
(Editor)
Crystal Kan
Cyn Why
Denise Clamors
Dre Grigoropol
Faye Stacey
Jackie Huskisson
Jenny McKeon
Jillian Fleck
Julie Mills
Kelly Froh
Kelly Phillips
(Editor)
Miranda Harmon
Mouna Toure
Nicole Rodrigues
Patsy Chen
Sage Coffey
Sara Goetter
Scotty (Crystal Jayme)
Silvia Carrus
Stevie Wilson
Tamara Ansing
Vicky Leta
Win Evans
Yao Xiao
Yui Wei Tan

Perfect-bound – 112 pages – color cover / b&w interior – 8.5”x11”

$12

For more information, or to pre-order the book, visit dirtydiamonds.net

The book we’ve worked so hard to bring you is making its US tabling debut at SPX in two weeks!

(via dirtydiamondscomic)


careydraws:

Here’s a preview of my new all-ages comic, RIFT! It’s debuting at SPX table E12, and I’ll also have it at MICE and Locust Moon.

RIFT is a story about sibling conflicts, fear, and hope, in a setting that’s just a little bit magical. Tess and Sam haven’t been getting along all summer, and now a camp-wide competition has tensions between them at an all-time high– with their friends caught right in the middle. Will an unexpected, accidental visitor from elsewhere be the final straw, or can all of them work together to get their strange companion safely home?

This all-ages book is a companion to Keepsakes, set in the same location and following some of the same characters, but can also be enjoyed on its own.

$5, 38 pages, b&w interiors with full-color covers. Get it at SPX table E12! I hope you dig it, and I bet the kids in your life will enjoy it too.

Check out Dirty Diamonds partner in crime and cover artist extraordinaire’s new comic!


dirtydiamondscomic:

Be sure to give Kelly &amp; Claire of Dirty Diamonds at table E13 a nice warm welcome at SPX, along with Carey Pietsch at table E12B, in just a few short weeks!! Get your hands on DIRTY DIAMONDS #5: Comics as it makes its official US debut!
We’ll also have plenty of our own new books for sale, AND you may hear some highly anticipated news about the next open call for submissions… keep those eyes peeled :)

We&#8217;re gonna party all weekend at SPX and we want to make sure you&#8217;re partying with us!  Come say hello and prepare for all the glitz and glitter we can pack in the back of Kelly&#8217;s car!!

dirtydiamondscomic:

Be sure to give Kelly & Claire of Dirty Diamonds at table E13 a nice warm welcome at SPX, along with Carey Pietsch at table E12B, in just a few short weeks!! Get your hands on DIRTY DIAMONDS #5: Comics as it makes its official US debut!

We’ll also have plenty of our own new books for sale, AND you may hear some highly anticipated news about the next open call for submissions… keep those eyes peeled :)

We’re gonna party all weekend at SPX and we want to make sure you’re partying with us!  Come say hello and prepare for all the glitz and glitter we can pack in the back of Kelly’s car!!


micexpo:

Here’s the gorgeous show flyer by dailyforlorn for MICExpo!
You can meet Paul Hornschemeier as well as our other guests Box Brown, Emily Carroll, Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, and James Kochalka at MICE!
See you October 4th &amp; 5th!

Even as Dirty Diamonds gears up for our September shows, we and super looking forward to MICE in October!  Prepare yourself Boston!

micexpo:

Here’s the gorgeous show flyer by dailyforlorn for MICExpo!

You can meet Paul Hornschemeier as well as our other guests Box Brown, Emily Carroll, Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, and James Kochalka at MICE!

See you October 4th & 5th!

Even as Dirty Diamonds gears up for our September shows, we and super looking forward to MICE in October!  Prepare yourself Boston!


dirtydiamondscomic:

Kelly & Claire were busy sorting books, signing bookplates, eating gyros, and packing up Kickstarter shipments last night! Someday I won’t live in a world of boxes anymore.

Those were some damn good gyros


spx:


HEY, YOU WITH THE FACE!
IT’S EMILY CARROLL’S SUPER-DEF POSTER FOR SPX 2014!
Leveled off from that San Diego Comic-Con rush?
Good, because starting RIGHT NOW we’re kicking off a fight to the finish for the 2014 Small Press Expo. You’ve got about six weeks to get your mind right for the biggest and best independent comics festival in the country.
All of the details for SPX 2014 are listed above on our event poster created by the INCOMPARABLE EMILY CARROLL. We’re so lucky to have Emily joining us as a special guest this year and to have her contribute her talents to our damn-fool idealistic crusade.
Not familiar with Emily? Her latest work - and first printed volume, Through the Woods was just reviewed on NPR. Give a listen!
…
Maybe it goes without saying, we hope you’ll pay us a visit in September.
Aside from being a part of the most congenial, rollicking, drinking-from-the-firehose indie comics event you can imagine, every one of you who attends directly supports the SPX mission - promoting, protecting and preserving independent comics (more about that later…).
See you soon - and, if you don’t mind - help us spread the word!


Lets talk about how GORGEOUS this year&#8217;s SPX poster is and how EXCITED Dirty Diamonds is to be attending!

spx:

HEY, YOU WITH THE FACE!

IT’S EMILY CARROLL’S SUPER-DEF POSTER FOR SPX 2014!

Leveled off from that San Diego Comic-Con rush?

Good, because starting RIGHT NOW we’re kicking off a fight to the finish for the 2014 Small Press Expo. You’ve got about six weeks to get your mind right for the biggest and best independent comics festival in the country.

All of the details for SPX 2014 are listed above on our event poster created by the INCOMPARABLE EMILY CARROLL. We’re so lucky to have Emily joining us as a special guest this year and to have her contribute her talents to our damn-fool idealistic crusade.

Not familiar with Emily? Her latest work - and first printed volume, Through the Woods was just reviewed on NPR. Give a listen!

Maybe it goes without saying, we hope you’ll pay us a visit in September.

Aside from being a part of the most congenial, rollicking, drinking-from-the-firehose indie comics event you can imagine, every one of you who attends directly supports the SPX mission - promoting, protecting and preserving independent comics (more about that later…).

See you soon - and, if you don’t mind - help us spread the word!

Lets talk about how GORGEOUS this year’s SPX poster is and how EXCITED Dirty Diamonds is to be attending!


ripexpo:

BIG REVEAL of our poster by Leif Goldberg

A little over two weeks and Dirty Diamonds will get it first taste of Providence!  Can’t wait to see old friends and make lots of new ones!!