If you’ve been reading this feed, you probably know that last Saturday I DJed a dance party at SPX. I have it on good authority that I was awesome. 😉
Where did I learn to DJ like that? It was at CHIRP Radio, the independent community station in Chicago where I volunteer, and where I DJ a show every Friday morning.
As an independent station, though, we need to raise money to pay our operating expenses. We are almost all volunteers, but there’s still rent to be paid, plus streaming fees, plus equipment that wears out and needs replacing.
CHIRP Radio is raising funds this week, and today (Friday 9/19) is $10 day—we are encouraging new donors to join for just $10. To sweeten the pot, I’m making a dance mix which you can get if you donate today and mention my name. Starting tomorrow (Saturday 9/20), you’ll need to donate $25 to get the mix, but for the rest of today I’ll give it to you for $10.
Consider donating! (And don’t forget to say Tony Breed sent you.)
Hi! I’ll be at SPX this weekend at table K6A, right by Bob Glasscock (Casey at the Bat) and Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf). Come see me!
I’ll have copies of my latest book, Everyone Is Someone’s Fetish, plus the previous three Finn and Charlie books, a few copies of my minicomic Foodwise, and some prints (including my lumberjack/espresso print).
SPX is at the Marriott in North Bethesda, MD, a short metro ride outside Washington DC. If you’re in the area, you should come to the show. It’s really the best indie comic show in the US.
Also? This year we are having a dance party Saturday night, which has been dubbed the SPX Prom, and I will be one of the DJs. anyone who comes to the show can come to the dance party. I promise it will be good.
SPX PROM IS HAPPENING.
One week from tonight! And it will be DJed by me (Tony Breed) and Shannon Stewart, right after the Ignatz ceremony.
Thank you to all the fantastic artists who contributed art for this! Some of them will be at SPX, too.
Here’s the roster of dancers, roughly left to right, with tables noted if they’ve got one:
Josh Cotter (W53-55)
Bob Glascock (K6B)
Jeremy Sorese (W49B)
Emily Huff (G8A)
Neil Brideau (C8)
M R Trower (N4)
Blue Delliquanti (K10)
R M Rhodes (I5-I6A)
Jess Fink (L12)
Paul Cleland Smith (D5)
Sara McHenry (L13)
Molly Ostertag (B14B)
Eric Colossal (L12)
Kory Bing (K11)
Tom McHenry (L14)
Kat Verhoeven (A1B)
Hey artist friends! I’m working on a thing and I could use your help.
I’m putting together a poster this weekend for the SPX Prom, and I’m asking people to send me drawings of themselves dancing. I’m going to combine them all into one big dance floor picture.
It’ll look great if there are a whole bunch of different styles, some color, some B&W, etc.
I need more dancers! Will you draw yourself dancing for me?
You can post it anywhere and let me know via ask (http://tonybreed.tumblr.com/ask), or you can post it to tumblr and tag is #spxprom and I’ll find it.
Two years ago I started making a list of creators at SPX who either are LGBTQ themselves, or have significant LGBTQ content in their work. I did in informally at first, and I discovered that people really like to have this information. Last year I did it a little more formally,…
I’m still collecting info on LGBTQ creators & comics at SPX. If that’s you, please let me know!