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Friday, September 12, 2014

The Jewish Side of SPX 2014

Tomorrow (Sept. 13th) is the first day of the 20th annual 2-day Small Press Expo being held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. This year, there will be plenty of Jewish cartoonists and creators of Jewish-content stories in attendance. Among those who will be attending are :

* Alternative Comics has published A Few Perfect Hours and both the Rosetta and 911 Emergency Relief anthologies.

Jonathan Baylis is the author of the So ... Buttons mini-comics.

Nick Bertozzi is the co-illustrator of Houdini : The Handcuff King and illustrator of Jerusalem : A Family Portrait.

* Center for Cartoon Studies is the publisher of Houdini : The Handcuff King. 

* Drawn and Quarterly has published Exit WoundsJamilti and Other Stories, The Property, We Are On Our Own, Letting It GoThe Golem's Mighty Swing, and Jerusalem : Chronicles from the Holy City.

* Fantagraphics Books is the publisher of Jewish Images in the ComicsPalestine, and Barracuda in the Attic.

* First Second Books is the publisher of Klezmer : Tales of the Wild East, the Rabbi's Cat books, and the Resistance series.

* Jules Feiffer is the author of the essay "The Minsk Theory of Krypton". 

Drew Friedman is the cartoonist who illustrated "What If Chris Rock Performed At A Bar Mitzvah?" (MAD Magazine #419) and "Marnin Rosenberg in 'Bad Luck with Women'" (National Lampoon - June 1987).

* Dean Haspiel is the illustrator of the Harvey Pekar biography The Quitter and Jonathan Ames' The Alcoholic.

Joe Infurnari is the cartoonist who wrote & illustrated "Working Girl Golem", which is reprinted in The Jewish Comix Anthology.

* Miss Lasko-Gross is the author-illustrator of the graphic autobiographies Escape from "Special" and A Mess of Everything.

NBM Publishing is the publisher of the Jew in Communist Prague books, BrownsvilleThe Big Khan, and the Isaac the Pirate books.

* James Sturm is the author-illustrator of both The Golem's Mighty Swing and Market Day.

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