Small Press Expo Announces Kickstarter Initiative for Indie Comics Creators


If you’re a small press comic book creator and thinking of crowdfunding a comics project, you might want to hear about a new initiative that Small Press Expo (SPX) is launching in conjunction with Kickstarter.

Here’s more details from their press release…

If you launch a Kickstarter campaign for a small press or self-published comic or zine in September, your project will be featured in the initiative.

  • You’ll also receive the following:
    Personal guidance and support on how to setup and run your project with Kickstarter’s Comics Outreach Lead, the fantastic Camilla Zhang
  • Potential promotion in newsletters, social media, and Kickstarter Magazine
  • Kickstarter balloons for your SPX table and your name called out in the Program Guide with a special color, bringing more visibility to you and your tablemates’ amazing work.

Bonus: If you’re selling books that you’ve funded with Kickstarter at SPX, email comics@kickstarter.com by June 30 to get special (and useful) Kickstarter swag for your table!

The Small Press Expo has sort of become the “It Con” for indie comics publishers lately. I can honestly say it’s one of the few conventions where people actually go to seek out and buy new comic books. SPX has hosted the Ignatz Awards since 1997.

This year’s SPX takes place on September 14 and 15, 2019 at the the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center.

Good luck getting a table, however! Exhibitors are curated and tables are in high demand, with a lottery system being instituted in recent years.

Official Site: Small Press Expo



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