SPX, aka the Small Press Expo, is one of the preeminent comics arts festivals in the country. Held annually at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, SPX provides a platform for small, independent and self-published comics and graphic novels. The show attracts an all-star lineup and SPX is also the host of the Ignatz Awards, which honor the best small press comics and graphic novels of the year. PW was on hand at SPX this past weekend, Sept. 13-14, and brought back some images of the books, artists and events that make SPX one of the great comics festivals in the U.S.