Work Wanted for SPX

Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
By: Darren Schroeder

SPX has put out a for anthology submissions

For the first time, the SPX anthology, an annual book that both serves as a showcase for small-press and alternative comics creators as well as a fund-raiser for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, will focus on a theme. The theme for SPX 2002, one of the only major anthologies in the North American comic market that takes outside submissions, is biographical comics. The stories should be about real people, in some way famous or interesting.

Submissions for SPX 2002 must be received no later than April 15th, 2002. For complete details, see For further questions regarding submissions, contact Tom Devlin at

Annually, more than 50 cartoonists from around the world contribute to the SPX anthology, the book companion to the annual SPX comics festival in Bethesda, Md. The book, which will be sold at comic-book shops and The EXPO Presents: SPX 2002 (Sept. 6-8), features well over 300 pages of cutting-edge comics by some of the top creators in alternative comics and the small press. Past contributors have included Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows), Daniel Clowes (Eightball, Ghost World), Renée French (The Soap Lady, Marbles in My Underpants), Megan Kelso (Queen of the Black Black, Girl Hero), James Kochalka (Monkey vs. Robot, Sketchbook Diaries), Thomas Ott (Exit), Seth (Palooka-Ville), Art Spiegelman (Maus, Little Lit), Craig Thompson (Good-Bye, Chunky Rice), Adrian Tomine (Optic Nerve), Lewis Trondheim (The Nimrod), and Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan, The Acme Novelty Library).

The EXPO is a nonprofit organization with the primary purpose of promoting comics, animation, cartooning and related popular art forms through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of those media to art and culture. All profits from SPX and its comics anthology companion benefit the nonprofit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund ( The CBLDF fights censorship and defends the First Amendment rights of comic book creators, retailers and publishers throughout the United States.

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