The Small Press Expo is nigh! I am currently sitting at my gate at the airport in Kansas City, awaiting my delayed flight to DC. Before I finish my trek across the country, I wanted to make one final SPX-related announcement:
Many moons ago, I contributed to an anthology project that has finally come to fruition! My short, fictional story is featured in THE END, OH WELL, an end-of-the-world themed collection boasting an outrageously talented lineup of artists. The book was edited by the venerable Luis Echavarría Uribe, and it is set to debut tomorrow at SPX!
If you’re going to be at the show this weekend, swing by Luis’ table to grab a copy. He’ll be at W42. I’ll be at F4A selling my minicomics, unsolved mystery anthologies, and other ephemera. See you there!
Who wouldn’t want a tote bag featuring this haunting image from one of history’s great doomed arctic expeditions? Well, maybe a few people. But you, you have refined taste. You know that when you’re walking around the show floor next weekend at the Small Press Expo, you’ll want a practical and fashionable bag to carry around all the comics you’re going to buy, and you’re going to want it to reflect your interests in both art, and nineteenth century Swedish adventurers.
These are 15.5″ x 13″ cotton tote bags with a 16.5″ navy blue handle, and matching navy blue imprint design. Big enough to hold your books, an umbrella, or whatever you need – and sure to be a conversation starter.
Come find me at the Small Press Expo on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th to get your tote bag. Only $10 at the show.
They’re here! My four-piece aviation history button set! And they look fantastic! These small, sepia-tinted buttons will look great on bags, or jackets, or whatever. Check them out:
These buttons are each 1″ across, and each set of four contains:
*S. A. Andrée portrait button
*Hydrogren balloon button
*Nieuport 17 biplane button
*Franz Reichelt & his parachute suit button
I had these buttons made through the Busy Beaver Button Co., and am very happy with how they turned out! Each set of four buttons has been bagged up and will be coming with me to the Small Press Expo, where they will be available for purchase for $3. Anything I don’t sell at the show will be for sale in my online store once I return.
Continuing my mission to branch out beyond minicomics, I am having a few tote bags printed up in time for the Small Press Expo. These bags will feature artwork from my most recent comic Unfortunate Mishaps in Aviation History. I have yet to receive the bags in the mail, but I’m hoping they turn out well and that I can sell a few at the show! They will look approximately like this:
Keep your eyes out for these at the show or, if you won’t be joining us in Bethesda, look for them online in my store when they become available.
With only about a month to go before the Small Press Expo, I’m hard at work getting all my ducks in a row. In the past I haven’t branched out much beyond minicomics, but for this show I’m making an effort to have a more diverse range of merchandise on my table. Buttons seem like a popular item with a relatively low overhead cost so I’m experimenting with them first. I decided to tie-in my very first button set with my most recent minicomic, Unfortunate Mishaps in Aviation History.
If everything goes according to plan, this set of four buttons will be available for purchase at SPX on September 14th and 15th in Bethesda, MD. Following the show they will also be available online at my Etsy shop!