SPX day two. So many great comics out here for me to steal right now.

SPX day two. So many great comics out here for me to steal right now.

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This is the very last copy of Talamaroo. Get it while you can.

This is the very last copy of Talamaroo. Get it while you can.

My next $0.02 (that makes a total of $0.04) on SPX and curation etc.

I previously wrote: “Is SPX really not curated at all?  Do Fantagraphics, Drawn & Quarterly, Top Shelf etc. have to register like the rest of us? This is a sincere question.  I just don’t know.  Please tell me. But, that said, I have a hard time picturing Gary Groth clicking ‘refresh.’”  Then I felt bad because it sounded snarky, but I kept it up anyway.  Because I’m kind of a jerk.

Then J.T. Yost pointed out: “I think they used the term ‘grandfathered in’ for Fanta, D&Q, Top Shelf, etc.”  Jared Rosello made a similar comment.

I didn’t know that, and that’s totally legitimate.  (In fact, if I didn’t see those folks the first time I went to SPX, I would have been bitterly disappointed.  They’re a crucial part of our world, and obviously, like many micropress publishers, I aspire to be like them some day.)

My objection to the “curated” debate stands.  But a major part of my concern is transparency in process, and if I just missed this, then that’s my fault.

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My $0.02 on the SPX curated/first-come-first-served debate

Is SPX really not curated at all?  Do Fantagraphics, Drawn & Quarterly, Top Shelf etc. have to register like the rest of us?

This is a sincere question.  I just don’t know.  Please tell me.

But, that said, I have a hard time picturing Gary Groth clicking “refresh.”

Tags: comics spx

Steve Seck's Monday Saddies.

The second issue of Strong Style Jones by Cmonies and Doug Slack.

Mike Sgier's Cid & Francis.

Sara Lindo's Super Lobotomy.

Issue 15 (!) of JP Coovert's Simple Routines.  There's a treats truck right outside of my office on 45th Street.  I wonder if it's the same one.

Mike Sgier's Time Lords of the Chronometer.  I brought a bottle of bourbon to SPX; Mike brought a flask.  A perfect match!