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Noah Van Sciver is an alternative cartoonist who’s appeared in Fantagraphic’s Mome anthology and The Comics Journal. He does a webcomic, Four Questions, for Denver’s Westworld. His brother Ethan also works in comics, drawing superheroes for the major publishers. Van Sciver’s Blammo comic book was nominated for SPX’s Ignatz Award in 2010.

Washington City Paper: What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?

Noah Van Sciver: My comic style is described by most people as “new old-school.”

WCP: What work are you best-known for?

NVS: I’m best known for my comic book series Blammo. It’s a collection of autobio-comics and short stories.

WCP: How do you do it? Traditional pen and ink, computer or a combination?

NVS: I’m strictly a pen and bristol board cartoonist. I’m not too into digitally done comics.

WCP: Can you tell us a little about your books that you’ll have with you at SPX?

NVS: I’ll have copies of Blammo and my newest comic book The Death Of Elijah Lovejoy.

WCP: If you’ve attended the Small Press Expo in the past—-do you have any thoughts about your experience?

NVS: I’ve attended SPX before and always enjoy coming back! It’s my favorite show. It’s always great to get to meet all of the other artists and hang out and have a good time together.

WCP: What are you looking forward to buying or seeing or doing for this year’s event? Or who do you want to see, to catch up on old times, or to have a fanboy experience?

NVS: I’m excited to stop by the Fantagraphics table and say hello to those guys and see what’s new.

WCP: What do you think will be the future of your field?

NVS: I think alternative comics will gain the respect that they deserve.

WCP: Do you have a website or blog?

NVS: nvansciver.wordpress.com

The Small Press Expo takes place 11 am–7 p.m. Sept. 10 and noon–6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda. $10-$15. spxpo.com.