The SPX non-profit charter defines the following goals for the organization:
- To provide a forum to showcase new and emerging talent in the fields of comics, graphic novels and political cartooning.
- Enable participants in the comics field to learn from more experienced people in the various aspects of the creation, publishing, marketing and distribution of comics related content.
- To educate the public and members of the comics field in the areas of comic history, current trends in the comics field, the impact of comics on popular culture and other analytical topics.
- To provide a fundraising forum for other comics related organizations such as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which is a 501(c) 3 that supports the comics community in First Amendment rights issues.