It’s been a week since SPX and I’m still sick with Con Crud as Mari Naomi calls it. I got a total of 12 hours of sleep the whole weekend. Highlights include:
Rooming with Foxing Quarterly (who sold prints and made a straight killing).
Using the hotel’s gym and experiencing an elliptical machine for the first time ever.
Bethesda’s surprising delicious food options. Ize’s Deli, Ethiopian, Korean… Chicken nuggets supplied by Locust Moon.
Non-stop jiu jitsu talk with Mickey Z, Meredith Gran, Bryan G. Brown and everybody else.
As usual, skipping the Ignatz Awards. Ceremony gives me panic attacks. Simon Hanselmann married Comics. I heard it was theatrical and romantic. I would have died.
Following the Awards, a shiny prom organized by Dirty Diamonds.
Demonstrating FACE YOUR FEAR at the after-party to whomever asked and freaking them out.
Swapping shoes with Vreni Stollberger.
J-BAY coining the expression: "Cumming is the opposite of blogging."
This is how my table looked at the end of SPX before I packed up.
Almost everything sold out. Wow.
Thanks everyone. Thanks First Second & Sacred Prism for being nice table neighbors (even though Sacred P left my company on the second day to sit next to Meg Turbitt—who has great and gross comixxx incidentally). Thanks SPX organizers and Big Planet Comics.
BTW, never table by yourself. Always use the buddy system. Good show.
See my Instagram for more pics.
danielspottswood:

SPX 2014
Come see me and RAY RAY BOOKS. New REPTILE MUSEUM. ISSUE 4! Table E6.
Sat, September 14, 11am – 7pm - Sun, September 15, noon – 6pm: SPXBethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852
I did this for FOREVER GREEN: A Mighty Morphin Fanzine Curated by Foxing Quarterly.
Never a bad question.
Artist portrait by Box Brown.
The legendary Antonio Inoki, shoot wrestler and political activist.
RAY RAY BOOKS will be present:
Join us for the second annual Bushwick Art Book & Zine Fair (BABZ Fair) taking place during the weekend of June 20 – 22, 2014.
BLONDE ART BOOKS has invited artists, writers, independent publishers, and designers to present recent work in the form of artist and poetry books, periodicals, zines, and limited edition prints.
This year the fair will be hosted by SIGNAL. The entire ground floor of the gallery as well as the backyard are open to the public for the duration of the fair. Book launches, readings, and other diverse programming will take place throughout the weekend (a complete schedule will be available shortly).
BBQ by Miles AwayBeer provided by PBR
The Perfect Nothing Catalog – an on-going residency in the backyard of SIGNAL will be open  throughout the weekend.
LOCATION:SIGNAL260 Johnson AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11206Montrose L Train
FAIR DATES & TIMES:Friday June 20, 7-10pmSaturday June 21, 2-7pmSunday June 22, 2-7pm
PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:
BF BifocalsBooklynCindersSara CwynarRyan FoersterFood I Corp EnterpriseHeather GuertinHasslaInterstateMatthew C. LangeMiniature GardenNOWORKNRPPau Wau PublicationsPenny-AntePeradamCody PickrodtSmall EditionsSwill ChildrenAlex ThebezWendy’s SubwayGrant Willing
ABOUT SIGNAL Founded by Alexander Johns, Kyle Clairmont Jacques and Mckenzie Urschva, SIGNAL is a gallery dedicated to staging ambitious, often large-scale exhibitions by emerging artists.
Images and details from last year’s inaugural fair – BABZ FAIR 2013
Artist portrait by Katie Skelly.
rayraybooks:

grandcomicsfestival:

Grand Comics Festival 2014 is this Saturday, June 7th! Brooklyn! Free!
http://grandcomicsfestival.com

RAY RAY BOOKS will be here at the Birdcage Bottom Books Booth.
For the Dadsville Anthology.

2014 Appearances

So Far… (more coming soon):

Sun, April 27, 7pm - 10pmBrooklyn Zine Fest
Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

Sun, May 4: ZINEFEAST
Suny Purchase Student Center, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577

Sat, May 10, 9am - 5pm - Sun, May 11, 11am – 5pm: TCAF
Toronto Reference Library (TRL), 789 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 2G8

Sun, May 19, 2013, 10am - 5pm: MECAF
The Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101

Sat, June 8 - Sun, June 9, 11am - 7pm: Grand Comics Festival
Bird River Studio, 343 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 

Sat, June 12, 6pm – 9pmSam Alden, Ohara Hale, Ray Ray Books*
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore, 211 Rue Bernard Ouest Montréal, QC, Canada H2T 2K5 *(not in attendance, but there in spirit)

Fri, June 20, 7pm – 10pm, Sat, June 21 - Sun, June 22, 2pm - 7pm: BABZ 2014
SIGNAL, 260 Johnson Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11206

Sat, September 14, 11am – 7pm - Sun, September 15, noon – 6pm: SPX
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Sat, October 4, 11am – 6pm:  RICHMOND ZINE FEST
The Gay Community Center of Richmond at 1407 Sherwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23220

Sat, November 8:  COMICS ARTS BROOKLYN

Sat, October 25, 10am – 6pm:  LOCUST MOON FEST
The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sat, November 30, 11am – 6pm:  SHORTRUN
Washington Hall 153 14th Avenue Seattle, Washington 98122

This is a neat project, which will feature a spooky story about aliens by me. Support if you like and/or are terrified by aliens.
peppermintmonster:

Have you ever seen something you can’t explain? Heard a voice speak a warning to you as you drifted off to sleep? Ever see a woman with no face singing to herself on a long, empty road? Ever talk to a serial killer?
Then It Was Dark is now open for backers on Kickstarter! For this short time, you can get books, art prints, commissions by a bunch of talented artists and a lot more!
Then It Was Dark is a comic collection of personal paranormal experiences, true ghost stories, friend-of-a-friend tales and brushes with the unknown. It features the work of a lot of talented and diverse creators. There’s a ton of kickstarter-exclusive goodies with this project that won’t be available ever again, so check it out while it’s there!