1. can’t remember what jaime hernandez was explaining when i took this candid of him, gilbert and mario hernandez (far right), but i’ll leave it up to you to GO THERE with your own imagination! ;) THE LATINO COMICS EXPO 2014, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. LIBRARY, SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, california, saturday, october 11, 2014. candid photo by chris anthony diaz

     
  2. simon hanselmann performs as GIRL MOUNTAIN after his book signing for his recently released MEGAHEX at the NAMING GALLERY, downtown oakland, california, monday evening, october 6, 2014. candid photos by chris anthony diaz

    ***simon looks awesome in STAR TREK, the original series stylized lighting!***

     
  3. michael deforge and patrick kyle sign at the NAMING GALLERY for a KOYAMA PRESS book tour, downtown oakland, california, monday evening, october 6, 2014. candid photos by chris anthony diaz

     
  4. the discovery of SPX 2014COLLOQUIAL by jesse lucas, great stuff! photo by chris anthony diaz

     
  5. GLORIA MORIN, portrayed by barbara steele in federico fellini’s 8 1/2 (1963), original portrait by roman muradov. photo by chris anthony diaz

     
  6. whoa, my pic of simon in the mission during magic hour!!!

    (Source: girlmountain)

     
  7. charles burns and alvin buenaventura
    yvan alagbé (left) and dominique goblet (right)
    julia gfrörer and sean t. collins
    gregory benton (left) and noah van sciver (right)
    nick maandag (left) and charles forsman (right)
    sean ford (left) and charles forsman (right)
    kris mukai (left), arlin ortiz (middle), doofus photobomber (middle rear) and maritsa patrinos (right)
    gary groth (left) and simon hanselmann (right)
    simon hanselmann (left) and gary groth (right)

    memorable SPX 2014 duets. saturday and sunday afternoon and evening, september 13 and 14, 2014. MARRIOTT NORTH HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER, bethesda, maryland. photos by chris anthony diaz and colored by graham willcox

     
  8. EIGHTBAR for the start of SPX 2014 weekend. friday evening, september 12, 2014. inside ATOMIC BOOKS, baltimore, maryland. photos by chris anthony diaz and colored by graham willcox

     
  9. simon hanselmann, IGNATZ AWARD nominated for OUTSTANDING STORY for JOBS from LIFE ZONE
    charles burns, SUGAR SKULL
    daryl seitchik, IGNATZ AWARDS nominated for OUTSTANDING STORY from MISSY
    noah van sciver, “I DON’T HATE YOUR GUTS” - THE DIARY OF NOAH VAN SCIVER 2014, SLOW GRAFFITI, nominated for OUTSTANDING COMIC for BLAMMO no. 8
    sean ford, SHADOW HILLS no. 4
    yumi sakugawa, IGNATZ AWARD nominated for OUTSTANDING MINCOMIC for NEVER FORGETS
    nick maandag, THE LIBERTARIAN and charles forsman, LUV SUCKER no. 2
    gary groth, co-founder & publisher FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS and simon hanselmann, MEGAHEX
    EIGHTBAR inside of ATOMIC BOOKS
    noah van sciver reading at ATOMIC BOOKS

    memorable snapshots from my SPX 2014 weekend! friday evening to sunday afternoon, september 12 to 14, 2014. MARRIOTT NORTH HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER, bethesda, maryland and ATOMIC BOOKS/EIGHTBAR, baltimore, maryland. photos by chris anthony diaz and colored by graham willcox

     
  10. yumi sakugawa at SPX 2014. sunday afternoon, september 14, 2014. MARRIOTT NORTH HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER, bethesda, maryland. photo by chris anthony diaz and colored by graham willcox

     
  11. alvin buenaventura, publisher of PIGEON PRESS returning to oakland after a successful SPX show
    charles burns, SUGAR SKULL
    nick maandag, THE LIBERTARIAN
    charles burns and alvin buenaventura

    special guests charles burns with his latest, SUGAR SKULL and nick maandag with a reissue of THE LIBERTARIAN were exclusively at PIGEON PRESS during SPX 2014. special thanks to alvin buenaventura, inviting me to SPX for my first time ever, so i could take some memorable pics and experience the joys of SPX! saturday afternoon, september 13, 2014. MARRIOTT NORTH HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER, bethesda, maryland. photos by chris anthony diaz and colored by graham willcox

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  12. special guest charles burns at PIGEON PRESS during SPX 2014. sunday afternoon, september 14, 2014. MARRIOTT NORTH HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER, bethesda, maryland. photos by chris anthony diaz and colored by graham willcox

     
  13. sam alden at SPX 2014. saturday afternoon, september 13, 2014. MARRIOTT NORTH HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER, bethesda, maryland. photo by chris anthony diaz and colored by graham willcox

     
  14. cartoonist-bon vivant sean ford at the post-IGNATZ AWARDS social. saturday evening, september 13, 2014. MARRIOTT NORTH HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER patio, bethesda, maryland. candid by chris anthony diaz and colored by graham willcox

     
  15. julia gfrörer and sean t. collins at SPX 2014. sunday afternoon, september 14, 2014. MARRIOTT NORTH HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER, bethesda, maryland. photo by chris anthony diaz and colored by graham willcox