1. This puppy was a little too rich for the average SPX attendee’s blood, so I put it up in our webstore. Last copy! Snag it or forever regret it. (Or invest your $175 in a stable dividend-paying stock and enjoy compound interest for the next 30 years as part of a well-balanced retirement portfolio. It’s up to you.)

     
  2. Here’s my SPX recap: it was great. The people that run SPX are so great, and Justine and I had a fantastic time. The frequent table visits from MDT didn’t hurt either. What a guy.

    We made more money than we ever have at a show (in fact, we made more money than our past four shows combined), but still not nearly enough to cover the trip. It’s a bummer there isn’t a show like SPX on the west coast, since we definitely can’t afford to make this a yearly thing… and I’m sure we’re not alone in that boat among other west coast publishers/artists. There are some great shows out here, but none with the draw and spend-ready crowd of SPX. At least none that I know of.

    Still, it was great to do it once, and maybe we’ll be able to go every few years, especially if we’re debuting a hot book like we were this year. To that end, I’m sending out the first feeler emails for Chance Press’s big 2015 project tonight. It’s just a shread of an idea at this point, but that’s how they all start.

     
  3. SPX haul “Sketchbook Edition” 

    I went to SPX and harrassed various cartoonists to draw for me in my well-traveled sketchbook. Here’s what I came home with, courtesy of Simon Hanselmann, Kate Lacour, Eleanor Davis, Dominique Goblet, Yvan Alagbe, Noah Van Sciver, Aisha Franz, and Charles Burns.

     
  4. spx:

    Chance Press is killing it with fine art objects. Do not miss a rare East
    Coast appearance! Table W56.

    Thanks to everyone that came by and to the entire SPX gang for an amazing show!

     
  5. Okay SPXers, we’re ready to sell you stuff!

     
  6. Only one obstacle stands between me and SPX. One shitty, turbulent five-hour obstacle.

     
  7. In case you missed it, here’s the epic post with everything you can expect from your pals at Chance Press, table W56 AKA Fantagraphics’ hat!

    chancepress:

    This is it! The official, comprehensive Chance Press @ SPX 2014 post. Please reblog as you see fit! Come by table W56 (in between Fantagraphics and AdHouse) to see what we’ve got… We’ve been working for months to come up with a mix of neat stuff, and we can’t wait to show it off.

    THE MAIN EVENT

    A Deitch Miscellany, available in an ultra-limited hardcover deluxe edition as well as a special SPX-EXCLUSIVE VARIANT with a Milo Manara pin-up of Kim! (Just kidding - we just bound these copies in very luxe handmade paper.)


    Also debuting as SPX is the standalone publication of Kim Deitch’s sketches and studies for his past (and future!) books, resplendent in its full-bleed giclee-printed cover.

    Finally, anyone who spends $15 or more at our table will get one of these “Official Six-Packs” of letterpress-printed bottle caps as a bonus.


    THE UNDERCARD

    First up, we will have the last copies of Frank Santoro’s Blast Furnace Funnies, in both the trade and deluxe edition. There aren’t many of these left! (Photo via Chris Diaz/The Shed)

    (Chris Diaz - photo)

    Next, Check out Ink Poems by Michael Phillips (MJP). MJP was kind enough to do a bunch of original drawings that we’ll be giving away for FREE with each copy!

    And let’s not forget about Furlqump! You know, the debut graphic novella by Brett Harder that we published three years ago but I still mention all time time because I think it’s amazing… We have an SPX-exclusive mini print that we’ll offer FREE with every copy, and we’ll be showing both the trade and the deluxe hardcover editions.

    You may have heard of mega-TV-famous cartoonist/illustrator Paul Hornschemeier, and while you can find his books at Fantagraphics, we’ll have the VERY LAST COPIES of The Daily Forlorn, a collection of illustrations that includes a signed print and a fairly inventive (if I may say so) binding concept.

    Also getting in on the FINAL COPIES EVER action is this cool anthology of SF Bay Area cartoonists that we published in conjunction with The Escapist Bookstore a couple years ago. I was stoked with this one, since we finally got to publish Geoff Vasile, one of my favorite cartoonists around. Justin Hall, Gabrielle Gamboa and Kane Lynch are in it as well. The trade edition of this book is sold out, but we’ll have the deluxe hardcover edition, which is signed/sketched by EVERY contributor!

    Finally, we’ll have a selection from our backstock, including Acontextual Drawings by Abbigail McCracken, Stiff Breeze by Barry Lutz, and maybe some other stuff we decide to bring last-minute. 

    Okay, that’s it! Come by table W56 and say hi, even if you don’t want to buy anything - I can’t wait to meet each and every one of you. 

     
  8. hicandhoc:

    The first volume of Scaffold by VA Graham & JA Eisenhower (AKA Most Ancient) is available at last!  And to celebrate the release, we’re offering up a limited edition of the book plus an original 5x5” drawing for only $25 (plus shipping) right here.  You can also get the book at the regular retail price right here.  And of course swing by SPX to get a copy as well.

    THIS! I’ve been checking out Scaffold at SF Bay Area shows for years and I’m so excited to see the collected edition… the handmade individual issues are amazing. When you’re done spending all your money at the Chance Press table at SPX, go withdraw $20 more from the ATM, buy this from Hic and Hoc for $15 and then get yourself a hot dog.

     
  9. This is it! The official, comprehensive Chance Press @ SPX 2014 post. Please reblog as you see fit! Come by table W56 (in between Fantagraphics and AdHouse) to see what we’ve got… We’ve been working for months to come up with a mix of neat stuff, and we can’t wait to show it off.

    THE MAIN EVENT

    A Deitch Miscellany, available in an ultra-limited hardcover deluxe edition as well as a special SPX-EXCLUSIVE VARIANT with a Milo Manara pin-up of Kim! (Just kidding - we just bound these copies in very luxe handmade paper.)


    Also debuting as SPX is the standalone publication of Kim Deitch’s sketches and studies for his past (and future!) books, resplendent in its full-bleed giclee-printed cover.

    Finally, anyone who spends $15 or more at our table will get one of these “Official Six-Packs” of letterpress-printed bottle caps as a bonus.


    THE UNDERCARD

    First up, we will have the last copies of Frank Santoro’s Blast Furnace Funnies, in both the trade and deluxe edition. There aren’t many of these left! (Photo via Chris Diaz/The Shed)

    (Chris Diaz - photo)

    Next, Check out Ink Poems by Michael Phillips (MJP). MJP was kind enough to do a bunch of original drawings that we’ll be giving away for FREE with each copy!

    And let’s not forget about Furlqump! You know, the debut graphic novella by Brett Harder that we published three years ago but I still mention all time time because I think it’s amazing… We have an SPX-exclusive mini print that we’ll offer FREE with every copy, and we’ll be showing both the trade and the deluxe hardcover editions.

    You may have heard of mega-TV-famous cartoonist/illustrator Paul Hornschemeier, and while you can find his books at Fantagraphics, we’ll have the VERY LAST COPIES of The Daily Forlorn, a collection of illustrations that includes a signed print and a fairly inventive (if I may say so) binding concept.

    Also getting in on the FINAL COPIES EVER action is this cool anthology of SF Bay Area cartoonists that we published in conjunction with The Escapist Bookstore a couple years ago. I was stoked with this one, since we finally got to publish Geoff Vasile, one of my favorite cartoonists around. Justin Hall, Gabrielle Gamboa and Kane Lynch are in it as well. The trade edition of this book is sold out, but we’ll have the deluxe hardcover edition, which is signed/sketched by EVERY contributor!

    Finally, we’ll have a selection from our backstock, including Acontextual Drawings by Abbigail McCracken, Stiff Breeze by Barry Lutz, and maybe some other stuff we decide to bring last-minute. 

    Okay, that’s it! Come by table W56 and say hi, even if you don’t want to buy anything - I can’t wait to meet each and every one of you. 

     
  10. Okay, here’s one last pre-SPX surprise - Sketches from A Deitch Miscellany by Kim Deitch. See, A Deitch Miscellany is just about sold-out, and that book is way too expensive and labor-intensive to do a second printing. Still, we wanted to have something by Kim that we could keep in print and take to shows and stuff, so we went ahead and made a standalone publication of the sketchbook portion of Miscellany.

    Simpler, sure, but no less nice - each book is bound in Hahnemuhle heavyweight watercolor paper with a full-bleed giclee of one of Kim’s sketches. The guts are printed on the same heavy Mohawk paper, and everything is sewn up with green Irish linen thread. All this for only $20.

    Come find us at table W56 and for this book and a bunch of other stuff.