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SPX Delivers A Weekend of Comix Bliss

SPX Delivers A Weekend of Comix Bliss

If there's one thing you can say about last weekend's

, it's that it more than lived up to its rep as one of the premier indie-comics shows in the United States. Celebrating its 15th year, the Bethesda-based annual celebration of comics and the people who make them certainly delivered. Publishers like

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enthusiastically offered up their books, and creators like

's Kate Beaton were on hand to sign, sketch, and chat with readers. "It was incredibly intense," says Marty Day, whose Baltimore-centric live drawing competition,

, made for a crowd-pleasing late-night set following the post-Expo

show. "I'm not sure if a whole bunch of indie-comic-loving kids charted a bus together, but I've never seen it that packed." If this year was anything to go by, SPX is only getting bigger and better as it ages.

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