SPX announces guests: Griffith, Hernandez, Modan

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SPX is only a few short months away (Sheesh!) and the first guests have been announced, and they sound swell!

Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comic books, graphic novels and alternative political cartoons, is proud to announce Bill Griffith, Gilbert Hernandez and Rutu Modan as the first slate of guests for SPX 2007. This years SPX will be held October 12 and October 13 at The North Bethesda Marriott Convention Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Bill Griffith is known world wide for his syndicated strip, Zippy The Pinhead, which runs daily in The Washington Post. He has a new Zippy collection out from Fantagraphics entitled “Zippy: Walk A Mile In MY Muu-Muu”. SPX is proud to have him make one of his rare convention appearances at this years show.

Gilbert Hernandez, whose Love and Rockets is considered one of the groundbreaking works in the history of comics, will be at SPX to promote his first graphic novel in four years, “Chance in Hell” from Fantagraphics.

Rutu Modan, one of the founders of the Actus Tragicus comics collective, will be at SPX with her first full length graphic novel, the critically acclaimed “Exit Wounds”, from Drawn & Quarterly.

Additional guests will be added over the next few weeks, please stay tuned for those announcements.

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