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Frederik Peeters & Peter Kuper join SelfMadeHero at The Small Press Expo

10 September 2015

In just over a week, we’ll be heading to Bethesda, MD for SPX – the USA’s premiere small press convention.

At tables W21-W22 you’ll find the full SelfMadeHero spread: new releases, limited edition prints, discounted masterpieces from the backlist… Plus, we’ll be joined by two very special guest creators, Frederik Peeters (Aama) and Peter Kuper (Ruins).

Following his event at Busboys & Poets Takoma on Thursday evening (details here), Frederik Peeters will visit SPX to mark the launch of the fourth and final volume of his Angoulême-winning series Aama, You Will Be Glorious, My Daughter.

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He’ll be signing all day Saturday, as well as joining Jennifer Hayden (The Story of My Tits) and Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer) on a panel. “Life, Death, Comics, & Everything in Between” takes place on the Sunday, 12.30-1.30pm, in the White Flint Auditorium.

What’s more, we’ll be giving away this rather lovely series book plate with every copy of Aama:

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Peter Kuper, whose brand new graphic novel Ruins we publish this month, will also be joining us. Jules Feiffer, last year’s guest of honour at SPX, has said of the book, “With a monarch butterfly serving in the role of all-seeing observer flying poetically above it all, the constantly remarkable Peter Kuper details the travels and travails of a creative New York couple who move to Oaxaca to find inspiration and revitalize their lives. Kuper’s art is, page after page, astonishing.”

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Kuper will also appear alongside Ted Rall (Snowden) and Chris Kindred (The Response) on a panel: “Drawing the News: Comics Journalism” takes place on Saturday, 5.30-6.30pm, in the White Flint Auditorium.

The aforementioned butterfly features on these two beautiful book plate designs, created by Peter Kuper and available for the first time at SPX. We’ll be giving away a signed, numbered plate with every copy of Ruins.

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The Small Press Expo takes place on Saturday 19th (11am-7pm) & Sunday 20th (noon-6pm) September at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel. See you there, I hope!