Wednesday, April 15, 2009


From the SPACE PR machine (aka Bob Corby):

Nate Powell, who is an LA Times Book Prize finalist in the Young Adult fiction category (up against the likes of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman!) for his graphic novel, SWALLOW ME WHOLE will be at SPACE on Saturday and Sunday. SWALLOW ME WHOLE is the first graphic novel since 1992's MAUS to make the list! Find out more at and

Also just announced SWALLOW ME WHOLE has been nominated for three Will Eisner Awards: Best Graphic Album (New), Best Writer/Artist, and Best Lettering!

On Saturday, April 18, we will be presenting an exhibition of original pages from Carol Tyler’s soon to be released graphic novel “You’ll Never Know Book One: A Good and Decent Man”, published by Fantagraphics Books. The book is the first in a series regarding her father’s World War II experiences. There's additional information on the book and other projects of Carol’s at the University of Cincinnati website. Also, you can read this Publishers Weekly interview.

Jeff Stahler (”Moderately Confused” and editorial cartoonist for the Columbus Dispatch), Steve Boreman (”Little Lost Dog”) and John Kovaleski ("Bo Nanas" and MAD Magazine UGOI) will be on a panel called “The Adventures of a Working Class Syndicated Comic Stripper” at 2:00 Saturday, April 18

Sunday , April 19, We will be presenting the Atomic Indy Artist Comix Show
An exhibition the Cartoon Art of Columbus’ Sunday Comix Group (That's us!).

Two full days of Panels, Programs and Exhibits are posted at

Also there are 6 pages of Premiere Comics which will be available at SPACE at

Check out who else is going to be there at the Exhibitor List

And don’t forget:

Friday April 17, 2009 3:00-5:00 PM meet some of the SPACE exhibitors at
The Ohio State University Cartoon Library and Museum (formerly the Cartoon Research Library) Open House

Enjoy the Reading Room Gallery Exhibition, Light: A Forgotten 19th Century Humor Magazine, along with behind-the-scenes tours of the library stacks and a special display of treasures from our collection.

There will also be some special treasures out for viewing, including original Bone art by Jeff Smith, original Calvin and Hobbes art by Bill Watterson, and original art by P. Craig Russell.
SPACE Exhibitors will also be working on the annual jam panel.

The first 20 people in the door will receive a free single day pass to SPACE!

The Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo (SPACE)

The Mid-West’s Largest Exhibition of Small Press, Alternative and Creator Owned Comics

April 18 & 19, 2009
Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 10am-5pm
Aladdin Shrine Complex
Multipurpose Room
3850 Stelzer Rd. Columbus OH
Off I 270 near the Easton Town Center
Free Parking!

Admission $5.00 per day and $8.00 per weekend.

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