Aphex Twin Cheetah EP out in one week

It’s been a pretty good year for new music. Here’s the latest. But it is stranger than you think. Mister Richard D. James is about to drop a new record in all the popular formats (including a limited cassette – 2000 copies). It’s called Cheetah. It’s an Aphex Twin EP.

There is an interesting story about the very dodgy vintage synth used to create many of the sounds on it over at CDM.

You can stream the whole thing on BBC 6Music this Sunday.

In other news: Random 90s Aphex Twin interview | SoundCloud | Twitter

In case you did not know, Alberto Balsam is the unofficial theme song of the  Wow Cool shop in Cupertino.

Malachi Ward From Now On & Island 7 Signing @ Wow Cool

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Malachi Ward will be doing a Bay Area Double Header this Saturday, May 14th from 7pm. He will be signing copies of his brand new books From Now On (Alternative Comics) and Island #7 (Image Comics) at Mission Comics in San Francisco at 1PM and at our home base in Cupertino from around 7pm. There will be food, drinks, sci-fi, and mayhem. Bring your pets, bring your animals who are not pets, bring the kids, bring the spouse, bring the live-in domestic relationship not quite defined yet unit, bring your robot best friend! Just show up and hang out with us for a mad science fiction double feature blah blah blah you know the rest of it thingee!

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If you are not in the Silicon Valley area you can catch Malachi at these other Northern California events this weekend:

Friday, May 13th Noon—7pm at Atlantis Fantasyworld, Santa Cruz
Saturday, May 14th 1pm at Mission Comics, San Francisco
Sunday, May 15th 3pm at Red Sky Comics, Merced

Malachi was interviewed by Sean Ford for Inkstuds about From Now On and Island #7. Go listen.

Free Comic Book Day Sale and Yancey Labat Artist Signing This Saturday

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The Wow Cool® Alternative Comics store in Cupertino is having it’s third annual Free Comic Book Day event from 10am-7pm on Saturday, May 7th. There will be tons of free comics for kids and adults, arts and crafts activities for kids, a lemonade stand, a voter registration booth, and everything in the store will be 20% off. There will also be several bargain bins of manga and comics (including superhero stuff). We will also be having a sale in our online store WowCool.com

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DC Super Hero Girls artist Yancey Labat will be doing sketches and signing copies of the brand new DC Super Hero Girls #1 FCBD Edition. Yancey has also created art for the Worst Case Scenario book series, How Many Jelly Beans, Deadpool, Iron Man, The Avengers, Wolverine, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Transformers, War Machine, Legion of Superheroes, X-Men, and Black Widow.

HeadyMeddleWow Cool will be giving away hundreds of comic books including all the 2016 official FCBD Gold Books, most of the Silver Books, Several books from Free Comic Book Day 2015 that arrived too late for the event, a variety of indie comics published by Alternative Comics, several issues of the newspapers Pork and Intruder and much more. We are also the only South Bay store that will be giving away copies of Heady Meddle, published by Emily Nilsson and Sean Christensen of Gridlords, Tim Goodyear of Teenage Dinosaur, and Jack Hayden of Snakebomb Comix. The cover is by E*Rock and the inside pages are by Dylan Jones, Erik Nebel, Shanna Matuszak, Colburn Paluck, Mike Washburn, and Daria Tessler.

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

Official Free Comic Book Day listing page for Wow Cool.

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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.

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.

The Residents’ theory of Obscurity Film coming to SxSW

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Theory of Obscurity, the definitive film documentary of San Fransisco-based art/music/performance group The Residents is debuting at South By Southwest in March, and is already making peoples top five lists, like here in the San Jose Mercury News. Wow Cool recording artist and Alternative Comics published artist Steven Cerio is prominently featured in the film as are his many collaborations over the years with the group. Check it out if you can. The Residents will also perform Shadowland live at SxSW on March 20th.

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