Con News: Book debuts at Small Press Expo!

A great thing about SPX is that there are lots of book launches at the con.  And this year’s no different.  Peep what’s coming your way, and get a jump on your friends!  Hey, comic book bragging rights are definitely a thing.

Me? I’m looking forward to The Nib Magazine #1 – look at that great cover! Blame This On The Boogie also looks fantastic. Check out all of the debuts hitting SPX after the jump – and see you there!

Debuting Books at Small Press Expo 2018
Bethesda, Maryland – September 1, 2018
Media Release – Small Press Expo is thrilled to announce that nearly 200 books and comics will debut at the 2018 festival. The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center and will have over 650 creators, 280 exhibitor tables and 22 programming slots to introduce attendees to the amazing world of independent and small press comics.
A complete list of debuts, including cover images and publishing information, can be found on the SPX web site.
SPX 2018 is proud to list a highlighted selection of books debuting this year:
Bastard
After taking part in a historic heist — 52 simultaneous robberies at the same time, in the same city — May and Eugene are now on the run not only from the law and double-crossed former accomplices, but also their violent past. In a surprising twist, these criminals are the unlikely pairing of a young mother and her preteen son. Thus begins the intense, yet touching, Bastard,Max de Radiguès’s Fantagraphics debut.
The Nib Magazine #1
Acclaimed daily comic publisher focusing on current events, The Nib is launching their first ever printed works. With brand-new, original comics from over 20 top-notch artists, the Death issue shares intimate personal stories, dark humor and thought-provoking reporting on the facts of life and death. Compiled and edited by The Nib’sMatt Bors
Space Academy 123
Surviving school is tough; now imagine peer pressure and midterms while hurtling through the vacuum of space. Mickey Zacchilli blends Starfleet with Degrassi to make a classroom saga that recalls manga, Sunday funnies and composition book epics scrawled while ignoring the periodic table.
Blame This on the Boogie
Blame this on the Boogie chronicles the adventures of a Filipino American girl born in the decade of disco who escapes life’s hardships and mundanity through the genre’s feel good song and dance numbers. Rina Ayuyang explores how the glowing charm of the silver screen can transform one’s reality, shaping their approach to childhood, relationships, sports, reality TV, and eventually politics, parenthood, and mortality.
120 Project Anthology
A collection of short stories by writers and artists from across the country, this timely and punchy anthology explores contemporary issues, conflicts, and dialogues about race, gender, politics, diversity, discrimination, equality, activism, police brutality, free speech, family values, protest, immigration, bans, legislation, fear, hope, dreams, and current American reality. All contributors lent their time and artistry to this endeavor, and all proceeds will go to the ACLU. Edited by Oliver Mertzand Sarah Beth Oppenheim.
Homebody
New from Ignatz-nominated cartoonist,Richie Pope. A recluse takes a tour of brand new luxury apartments with the help of The Manager to escape her monotonous life and the disturbing memory of a recent event that happened in her own apartment complex.
The Secret Voice Vol. 1
The first chapter in a grand fantasy epic filled with psychic warrior monks, magic battles, monsters, and romance from the mind of Zack Soto. Doctor Galapagos, famed warrior-monk and agent of the ineffable Red College, is on a desperate mission to unite the realms of magic and man in a last-ditch effort to stop the seemingly invincible forces of the Smog Emperor.
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