I was warned that there was a lot of Ignatz submissions waiting for me. I hadn’t picked them up in a few weeks so I figured that was expected.
I’m pretty sure all of this right here is more than we got last year. That’s not including the ~100ish titles we received previously.
I thought this photo was going to be a little misleading since there’s a chair and such behind this stack, but if anything, I don’t think it quite does justice to that this is a ridiculous amount of comics.
I’m glad this is a three-day weekend.
You have until May 31 to submit (we need them by June 7). At least the end is near.
(I am totally delighted that people are this excited, though. I’ve been thrilled with how many new people are getting in touch and asking about the Ignatz. If you have questions, email email@example.com.)
Part of the excitement of SPX is the festival award Ignatz, which we help out by being the drop point for submissions - 6 copies of each for the judges! As you can see, gets a bit crazy near the deadline!
I see there’s been a few requests for information about comics in the Washington, DC area, and I just wanted to throw my hat into the ring and say that Big Planet Comics is one of the most fantastic and accommodating stores I’ve ever been into, comics or otherwise.
There are four locations (DC,…
Cool new site that recommends friendly comic shops esp to lgbtq/PoC/female/etc - check them out!
Got a great write up from our boy smmarx too, write up your local store if they are safe and supportive!
Rodolphe Töpffer did one of the first modern comics ever (in 1837!) and apparently also looked like a badass!
Self portrait by Rodolphe Töpffer
My cover for The New Yorker’s Journeys issue
Luke Pearson exploding the colonies.
First pic of Jamie Foxx as Electro in Amazing Spider-man 2!
We got a few small press and mini comics….just a few.
Check out our new business cards! Special thanks to Paulina Ganucheau for the art and Indigo Ink for the killer printing job!
Gotta visit ‘em all!