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As a frequent juror on prizes, colonies and fellowships, I am, it could be said, so tired of this, that in fact, I will fight you for Roz Chast’s right to be on this list. I will fight you for the right for Bechdel to get that MacArthur. In a ring, covered in grease, MMA style. That is how sick of it I am.

Alexander Chee, “This isn’t literary”: Alison Bechdel, Roz Chast and why it’s so hard for us to take comics seriously

I also laugh at all those people who like to brag “It only took me 30 minutes to read this graphic novel!” You’re reading comics wrong. Good comics demand your time and engagement. And that’s why they’re awesome.

When I think about the works that have brought me to tears or made me feel visceral emotions — comics are almost always at the top of the list. I think I mentioned about how when this year, a good 10 years (at least) after having read Bryan Talbot’s A Tale of One Bad Rat, I started flipping through a copy and started feeling shaky and panicky and like I wanted to cry. Just by looking at it. Not even rereading it.

Comics are an incredibly powerful medium. It’s cool if you like other media more, but to dismiss them all means you’re missing out on so many awesome, beautiful works.

(Reblogged from spx)

spx:

nicolejgeorges:

I just flew back from SPX and boy are my arms tired.
Shown here with Liz Prince, who sold out of Tomboy on day one!

I got mine! The last of, was it 75 copies! DANG GURL!

Tomboy is the best. (By the way, it was the last book I reviewed before I fell into the SPX hole. I’m getting out of it … soon.)

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spx:

laurellynnleake:

Some quick portraits of the just-too-elegant Sasha and Johnny Velour I drew in the front row at the Ignatz Award ceremonies this weekend at spx!  Sasha Velour ( sahsashas ) was a shimmering undersea dream in teal paired with a long blonde Donatella wig, and Johnny Velour ( vymmagazine ) was her perfect accessory, topped with a mint tulle bow.  Despite her obvious shyness, Sasha graciously accepted her “unexpected” hostess duties from James Sturm and awarded bricks with aplomb.<3

So excellent!

I know I said this on Twitter the night of, but when James asked if he could have Sasha Velour cohost, I was like “Yes, please do.” I figured it people didn’t like it … well … but it was so much fun and went above any expectations I had.

Next year, I probably need to find an actual celebrity because I don’t know how I’m topping this.

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inkmaggot:

one of several lil comics i made on the bus home from spx. thus the extreme wobbliness of the lines.

"famous cartoonist or random older white guy???"

LOVE IT. And sometimes I’m confused by that. “Should I know who that is?”

All of this is totally true, by the way.

(Reblogged from inkmaggot)

vattucomic:

Just wrapped up SPX in Bethesda, and I WON THE IGNATZ for Best Online comic!!! SPX and those awards (and the comic for which it is named) mean so much to me and really appreciate the award.

Vattu book 3 begins today. This one is a big one, and we’re starting out with the first look so far at the absolute upper echelons of Sahta’s government. Thank you all for bearing with me during the break. I’m looking forward to getting into the thick of this book.

The Oz project is wrapping up and a book is happening soon. My Patreon has cleared 300 a month, so everybody who pledges within the month will get a ton of sketchbook pdfs. I’m feeling good and optimistic about the things I am working on, and I really appreciate you reading.

(Reblogged from spx)
calicocomics:

really enjoyed SPX this year. a few special thank yous- to bill kartalopoulos for allowing me to moderate the sex, humor &amp; the grotesque panel on saturday (currently working on banging out a transcript of that) and to eleanor davis, julia gfrörer and meghan turbitt for lending themselves to participate in it; to david murray of seibei for collaborating with me on the bon-bon shirt (and kate deneveu who provided major insight on the design); to chris pitzer for having me at the adhouse table; to paulie vargas for sending me a drink at chilis all the way from brooklyn; and to everyone who came by and supported my work. this has been a banner year for me and i’m grateful for all of it; i’m really looking forward to showing everyone what i have in store next.
xx, KS

T-shirt of the show. And of life.

calicocomics:

really enjoyed SPX this year. a few special thank yous- to bill kartalopoulos for allowing me to moderate the sex, humor & the grotesque panel on saturday (currently working on banging out a transcript of that) and to eleanor davis, julia gfrörer and meghan turbitt for lending themselves to participate in it; to david murray of seibei for collaborating with me on the bon-bon shirt (and kate deneveu who provided major insight on the design); to chris pitzer for having me at the adhouse table; to paulie vargas for sending me a drink at chilis all the way from brooklyn; and to everyone who came by and supported my work. this has been a banner year for me and i’m grateful for all of it; i’m really looking forward to showing everyone what i have in store next.

xx, KS

T-shirt of the show. And of life.

(Reblogged from calicocomics)

cathyboy:

With my brick. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Photo from SPX Facebook

I am so honored that I got to be a part of this moment happening.

(Reblogged from kevinczap)
(Reblogged from cathyboy)