Armored Baby Flppn Chnnlz Takeover 4

Armored Baby is the home for the art of Mark Sunshine from Riot God. We will be featuring a recent animation of his every day this week. The work is available via various channels. Instagram is the most active and accessible.

Recently released by Mark is the publication Vanishing Points of Interest (L1) Sketchbook Art Meditations 1987-2003—available to print from Blurb.

Armored Baby Links: Instagram | MarkSunshine.info | YouTube | Twitter | tumblr

Other takeovers are forthcoming.

Armored Baby Flppn Chnnlz Takeover 3

Armored Baby is the home for the art of Mark Sunshine from Riot God. We will be featuring a recent animation of his every day this week. The work is available via various channels. Instagram is the most active and accessible.

Recently released by Mark is the publication Vanishing Points of Interest (L1) Sketchbook Art Meditations 1987-2003—available to print from Blurb.

Armored Baby Links: Instagram | MarkSunshine.info | YouTube | Twitter | tumblr

Other takeovers are forthcoming.

Armored Baby Flppn Chnnlz Takeover 2

Armored Baby is the home for the art of Mark Sunshine from Riot God. We will be featuring a recent animation of his every day this week. The work is available via various channels. Instagram is the most active and accessible.

Recently released by Mark is the publication Vanishing Points of Interest (L1) Sketchbook Art Meditations 1987-2003—available to print from Blurb.

Armored Baby Links: Instagram | MarkSunshine.info | YouTube | Twitter | tumblr

Other takeovers are forthcoming.

The Magic Whistle By Sam Henderson

Manspreading For Mice

Tons of New Books In the Wow Cool Shop

We have added hundred of new books to our online and Cupertino stores. Here’s just a recent selection. Wow Cool has been doing a massive re-cataloging of our inventory — new and re-stocked items are being added every day. New books arrive every week. Please follow us on our facebook page to see new books as soon as they are posted to the online shop. You can also get a sense of what is new in the Cupertino store from this page that is auto-generated by Diamond (ooh, magic). Wow Cool is also glad to take your special orders and manage your subscriptions. Get in touch.

Armored Baby Flppn Chnnlz Takeover 1

Armored Baby is the home for the art of Mark Sunshine from Riot God. We will be featuring a recent animation of his every day this week. The work is available via various channels. Instagram is the most active and accessible.

Recently released by Mark is the publication Vanishing Points of Interest (L1) Sketchbook Art Meditations 1987-2003—available to print from Blurb.

Armored Baby Links: Instagram | MarkSunshine.info | YouTube | Twitter | tumblr

Other takeovers are forthcoming.

Sunday Cage Liner

It has been an interesting weekend full of literary, cartoon and musical mysteries. Your recommended soundtrack is this collection of instrumental tracks from the Lick My Decals Off recording sessions by Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band.

Brooklyn Magazine presents this look “Inside 11 of Brooklyn’s Top Recording Studios“. I want to record at every single one of these.

Via the CBLDF is this mysterious re-discovered and apparently recently published comic book: “After decades of storage in a cardboard box, E.’s three wartime detective graphic novels about Dompie Stompie, a stick figure detective made out of what appears to be metal wire, finally was published last year. It forms the basis for an exhibition that opened last month at the Jewish Historical Museum here.” — How a comic book kept this Dutch Jewish couple close but out of Nazis’ reach

Daniel J. Berrigan, pacifist priest who led antiwar protests, dies at 94. I’m not sure what to say about Father Berrigan. He was certainly an inspiration.

We also lost the massively influential photographer Charles Gatewood this week. I was lucky to spend some time talking to Charles at an early APE (Alternative Press Expo) many years ago when he and Vale Vale of Re/Search tabled next to Wow Cool. I’ve seen him a couple times since at shows with Vale.
KQED Obit: Charles Gatewood, Groundbreaking Photographer, Dead at 73
Boing Boing: Charles Gatewood, photographer of fringe culture, RIP
Recent profile in Vice: Charles Gatewood’s Legendary Images of America’s Seedy Underbelly

In some unexpected news, a Black Mountain School is to soon be born in the spirit of the legendary Black Mountain College. I hope that they are as awesome as can be with that weighty adopted pedigree to uphold.

The Comics Beat presents “A tribute to Shelly Bond: the most mod editor of them all“. Shelly had a very impressive career at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. The cover gallery presented in the piece is alone a solid testament to that. I have to wonder if her departure marks an end to a very long era of a certain editorial direction at the line (see my quote in the piece).

Diary of a somebody: could I solve the mystery of 148 lost notebooks?is a fascinating discovery of a modern private literary achievement brought out before the public. I hate to say, you might skip to the end like I did. Still fascinating.

Last, and most distracting: The NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is exploring the deepest reaches of the Marianas Trench from April 20 – July 10 and presenting three live video feeds of the journey. There are moments where you see several previously unknown species in the space of a few minutes.

Jack Kirby | Thor | Parallax View

A series of frames from the Parallax Corporation training montage from the 1974 Alan J. Pakula film The Parallax View. “The montage also uses a drawing by Jack Kirby of the Marvel Comics character Thor. The drawing is a cropped image from the cover of Thor Annual #4 (December 1971), which in turn is a reprint of the cover image from Thor #131, “They Strike from Space” (August 1966). The montage also includes a cropped image from the cover of Thor #135 (December 1966) featuring a creature known as the Man-Beast.” Description from Wikipedia. The film is currently available to stream from Hulu and probably elsewhere.

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Drive Like Jehu 2-27-2016 The Ritz San Jose, CA

Drive Like Jehu played in San Jose. I took some distorto-loud video of most of the encore. Enjoy.

Alvin is gone

Alvin Buenaventura, Simon Hanselmann & Marc Arsenault AKA The Candy Boys, live at Eli's Mile High Club, 2014. Photo by Chris Anthony Diaz

Alvin Buenaventura, Simon Hanselmann & Marc Arsenault AKA The Candy Boys, live at Eli’s Mile High Club, Oakland, CA, 2014. Photo by Chris Anthony Diaz

I lost a one-time bandmate the other day and comics lost one of its greatest champions. I’m still confused and shocked by the news. I rarely had the opportunity to just talk casually to Alvin Buenaventura away from something else going on. I’ve only known him for the last couple of years. I will miss him greatly. Alvin gave a lot to comics.

Two or Three Things I Know About Her

Five Frames from Jean Luc Godard’s 1967 film presented on tumblr in sequence.

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The Pop Group – We Are All Prostitutes

Lost for many years… the official video for The Pop Group’s We Are All Prostitutes has been discovered and re-released

Magic Whistle 3.0 Sketch Variant Edition

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It’s been a year long wait since the last issue of Sam Henderson’s Magic Whistle. You pick up the latest edition at your local comic book shop. It’s the same basic size. It costs a dollar more. There are many more pages and artists in it then last time… but something is not quite wrong. Something is missing. Get the whole scoop on what went wrong in this article I wrote over on Medium. Released in slightly different form on Scribd and in print – shipped free with orders of Magic Whistle Vol. 3 #1 from Wow Cool.

Wow Cool 2-Day Cyber Sale

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Cyber 2 Days Sale at Wow Cool Alternative Comics

Every order from Wow Cool.com completed from Noon Monday, November 30th through Midnight Tuesday evening, December 1st pacific time will be discounted 20%. Discount is applied when you add items to your cart. Dozens of already discounted items will receive the additional 20% discount.

Every item in the Cupertino Wow Cool shop will be on sale at 20% off on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 during the regular store hours of noon-6pm.

Theme For Counting Events New Video by Steven Cerio

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A video filmed/edited by artsist/filmmaker Steven Cerio to promote WOWCOOL.com’s upcoming cd and download release of the soundtrack he composed for his film “The Magnificent Pigtail Shadow” -released on dvd by NOISEVILLE. The footage is edited from his mid length feature film.

Steven will be on tour soon to promote the release of the soundtrack for The Magnificent Pigtail Shadow – featuring narration by Kristin Hersh – on Wow Cool® Music and his book Sunbeam on the Astronaut from Alternative Comics. Check out his tour dates here.

nickname Rebel Electric Lounge single out now

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Recorded nearly 20 years ago and finally released today is the track Electric Lounge by nickname: Rebel. Guest vocals are by Cindy of Doris zine. This was originally done for a Texas-themed compilation CD that came with zine Cool Beans. The editor liked the instrumental and then rejected it when we added the vocals. So now it’s out in the world in all the usual places.

The Yes Men Are Revolting

Out friends the Yes Men have a new movie out. The trailer is above.The Yes Men Are Revolting is available now on Apple’s iTunes and Amazon. Go get that.

New Books in the Shop May 27 2015

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New in the shop this week: Wuvable Oaf by Ed Luce, Pope Hats #4 by Ethan Rilly and the first issue of Alan Moore’s new series Providence. New last week Giant Day’s #3, Optic Nerve #14. Get them in our Cupertino store or online at https://wowcool.com?

Free Comic Book Day at Wow Cool Alternative Comics

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The Wow Cool® Alternative Comics store in Cupertino is having it’s second annual Free Comic Book Day event from 10am-7pm on Saturday, May 2nd. There will be tons of free comics for kids and adults, arts and crafts activities for kids, a lemonade stand, and everything in the store will be 20% off. There will also be several quarter and dollar bins of comics (including superhero stuff).

We are right off of the CA-85 Cupertino/Stevens Creek exit near the intersection with I-280. Look for the giant Paul & Eddie’s sign — we are in the same parking lot — way around the back of the Share World building. Our normal business hours are Tuesday-Saturday noon-6pm

Kickstart This: CHAINMAIL BIKINI: The Anthology of Women Gamers

Chainmail Bikini is an anthology of comics by and about female gamers! 40 cartoonists have contributed 200+ pages of all new stories about the games they’re passionate about—from video games to table-top role-playing to collectible card games. Help us pay for the printing costs and reward the artists by pre-ordering the book!

The comics in Chainmail Bikini explore the real-life impact of entering a fantasy world, how games can connect us with each other and teach us about ourselves. Alliances are forged, dice get rolled, and dragons get slain! We believe that gaming should be open to all, regardless of gender. Chainmail Bikini shows that while women are not always the target market for gaming, they are a vital and thoroughly engaged part of it, and are eager to express their personal take as players, makers, and critics of games.

Cover art is by the most awesome Hellen Jo, who hipped us to this project. Get the full scoop and support this project on its Kickstarter page.