|SPX 2003--Page 1: Exhibit Hall
Bethesda, MD, Sept. 5-6-7
|Evan Dorkin (Dork!, Milk & Cheese) stopped by the Exhibit A booth to chat with Batton about the state of the alternative comics scene.|
|One of the delights of SPX for Batton and Jackie was getting to spend some time with academics Fedwa Malti-Douglas and Allen Douglas from Indiana University. Dr. Malti-Douglas, the noted author of a dozen books and a Pulitzer Prize nominee, is using Sonovawitch! in a seminar she is teaching this fall in IU School of Law. The Douglases are the co-authors of Arab Comic Strips (1994) and have a longtime interest in the comics medium.|
|The reclusive Paul Pope came out of seclusion for his first SPX appearance ever, to help raise funds for CBLDF.
|Above, Rich Koslowski (The 3 Geeks, Three Fingers) and wife Sandy showed off their happy daughter, Stella.
At left, SPX tends to be a show with few or no costumes; the exception has been Ken Roseman (of Fact Sheet Five), who was there to cheer on Team Comics.
|Ted Slampyak was nominated for an Ignatz in the Web Comics category for his stylish Jazz Age Chronicles.|
|Rick Smith showed off his new Shuck Unmasked trade paperback. Batton and Jackie highly recommended his series Shuck (also available online) in Mavis #4.||Minicomics cartoonist Raina Telgemeier (Take-Out Comics) was nominated for two Ignatz Awards. Here she is with table mate Dave Roman of Quicken Forbidden and Teen Boat fame.|
|Cartoonist Derf was nominated for two 2003 Eisner Awards, including one for his autobiographical comic My Friend Dahmer, about having gone to school with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.||More award nominees: Myatt Murphy and Scott Dalrymple were nominated in the Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition in this years Eisners for their self-published series Fade From Blue.|
|Creator of Vogelein Jane Irwin was having a great time at the show, enjoying her placement next to Terry and Robyn Moore. Her series, recommended in Supernatural Law #37, is now collected in a trade paperback.||Political cartoonist Frank Cammuso is having great fun self-publishing his fairy tale detective series of color booklets featuring Max Hamm. Frank also drew this years gorgeous SPX poster.|
|The always-fun Jen Sorensen (right) (Slowpoke) could be found at the Alternative Comics booth, here hanging with Lauren Weinstein (Vineyland).|
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