For Immediate Release
Contact: Catherine Fraas
Bethesda, MD, August 16, 2018
Small Press Expo Announces the Allegany County Library and the Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County as the 2018 Recipients of the SPX Graphic Novel Gift Program
The Small Press Expo (SPX), the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels, and alternative political cartoons, is pleased to announce that the Allegany County Library and the Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County are the 2018 recipients of the Small Press Expo Library Gift Program. This program, the first of its kind in the United States, is an outright gift of comics and graphic novels to the libraries as selected by their collections specialists, who this year selected 186 titles comprising 224 individual books.
There was a formal presentation of the books to the libraries by Small Press Expo GraphicNovel Gift Program Director Catherine Fraas on Saturday, August 11.
The books were selected by the libraries from the offerings of publishers Adhouse, Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Drawn & Quarterly, Cartoon Books, and Koyama Press, all of whom support this program.
Ericka Lugo designed a special bookplate that has been placed in all of the books donated by SPX.