Smudge 2015 will take place on March 14, 2015 at Artisphere.

The Smudge! Expo 2015 will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015, from noon to 6 p.m. at Artisphere in Arlington, Va. Now in our second year, Smudge is a comics arts expo that showcases independent comics and inspires attendees to become storytellers themselves. Smudge featured exhibitors in the Artisphere Ballroom, presenters in the Black Box Theater and hands-on workshops in the classroom. This year, we will add animation and docs in the Dome Theatre! Smudge is an all ages show and is free for attendees.

Smudge is the brainchild of local comic booker Matt Dembicki and event manager Tina Henry. Smudge’s venue sponsor is the amazing Artisphere in Arlington, Va.

About Matt

Matt Dembicki is a cartoonist workin’ and livin’ in the DMV (District-Maryland-Virginia area). He previously edited and contributed to the Eisner-nominated and Aesop Prize-winning Trickster and District Comics, which the Washington Post included in its top books of 2012. Matt’s other comics projects include the nature-based graphic novels Xoc: The Journey of a Great White and Mr. Big: A Tale of Pond Life. Matt is a co-founder of the D.C. Conspiracy, a local comic creators collective that publishes the semi-annual free comics newspaper Magic Bullet.

About Tina

Tina Henry is a podcaster, event promoter, and maker of things. Since 2005, she has built the brand Tina Seamonster, selling all manner of monster themed paper products all over the world. Tina’s event management work includes managing social media for the Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair and co-founding the GRUMP Arts & Crafts Show in 2010. She is currently writing her first graphic novel.

If you have questions, please email smudgexpo@gmail.com.

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