Sequential State – the comics criticism archive of Alex Hoffman

Tag: spx

  • Interview: Simon Hanselmann – “My greatest wish is that I could freeze time.”

    Interview: Simon Hanselmann – “My greatest wish is that I could freeze time.”

    I sat down with Simon Hanselmann at the Small Press Expo this year in North Bethesda, Maryland to talk about Bad Gateway, his latest graphic novel. Published by Fantagraphics earlier this year, Bad Gateway advances the plot of his Megg and Mogg comics past the events that appear in his first graphic novel Megahex. It’s […]

  • SPX Panel: Blurring The Visual Lines in Fantasy Fiction

    SPX Panel: Blurring The Visual Lines in Fantasy Fiction

    Hello dear reader! It’s been a bit of quiet time at Sequential State as I work on Fieldmouse Press, the brand new nonprofit publisher I launched with Rob Clough, Dan Elkin, and Ryan Carey, at the beginning of the month. During all the hubbub, I also planned and moderated two panels at SPX. Here’s the […]

  • The Family You Choose: Thoughts on SPX 2017

    The Family You Choose: Thoughts on SPX 2017

    I’ve just returned home from SPX 2017. The show was, by all accounts, a raucous affair. Large crowds both days, the swelter of the crowd fighting against the blasting Marriott A/C. It was particularly hot and muggy all weekend, which has been my experience of SPX both of the times I’ve been. I mentioned this […]

  • Transmissions from: SPX 2015

    It’s a week out from SPX 2015 and I’ve had a chance to compile my thoughts from last weekend’s show. Overall, I had a wonderful time, probably the best time I’ve had at a comics show yet. Having a majority of the people you are interacting with staying at the same place is pretty unique […]

  • I was planning on keeping this piece wrapped up under lock and key until folks could read it in my new zine, Selections #2, which will debut at SPX, but I think that it might be useful to folks who are still making buylists for the show.  Hundreds if not thousands of books will be […]

  • Your 2015 SPX Nominees (And a Few Thoughts From Me)

    This year’s Ignatz Nominees were announced on Tuesday, and a large majority of the books selected this year are books I’ve reviewed. The Ignatz awards are juried by cartoonists and critics, this year by Lamar Abrams, Cara Bean, Robyn Chapman, Sophie Goldstein, and Corrine Mucha. But attendees are the people who vote for the winning […]

  • Pointers #1

    Everyone could use a little more “go and see” in their comics lives. We spend a lot of time wrapped up in what we’re interested in, so sometimes we miss new projects or comics. I thought I’d take a few seconds to point out some things you should have a gander at – new projects, […]

  • It’s hard to believe that SPX is only three weeks away! There are a lot of interesting books that are going to be debuting this Fall, and although I’m not going to be able to go to spx this year, here’s what I think you should look for (and what I’ll be looking to grab […]