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New Books From Alternative Comics and More

New Books From Alternative Comics and More

It looks like we are doing new comic book day on Thursday this week. We have three new books from our house label Alternative Comics in stock online and in the Cupertino store: Jed Alexander’s (Mostly) Wordless, Kevin Scalzo’s Sugar Booger #2 and the second edition of the Big...

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Kickstart This: Study Group Comics

Help fund Study Group Comics’ upcoming slate of super awesome print editions by pre-ordering your copies today! Study Group is running a Kickstarter for pre-orders on their 2014 books. It is one hell of a lineup, with the best ever looking issue of Study Group Magazine (#3!) – now in...

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Suport This: Suspect Device 4 Kickstarter

Suspect Device 4. Anthology of collage based comics dedicated to linking comics history with its future. Cover by Raymond Pettibon. Suspect Device 4 is the 4th installment in a series of comics first begun in 2011. Its principal conceit is that the artists work on comics based on older...

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Support This: Seth Kushner’s Schmuck Kickstarter

A semi-autobio graphic novel anthology about one schmuck’s quest for love and the meaning of life in New York City. SCHMUCK is a 168-page trade paperback autobio graphic novel about one man’s awkward coming-of-age-quest to find love in New York City, written by SETH KUSHNER with design by...

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Kickstart This: Matt Howarth’s Myriad Quest

Matt Howarth brings you a graphic novel of two star-crossed adventurers braving the dangers of the Myriad Song. Myriad Quest will be a self-contained, 48-page graphic novel written and drawn by Matt Howarth and produced by Sanguine Games, makers of the Myriad Song role-playing game. With your...

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What The Hell We’ve Been Up To

What The Hell We’ve Been Up To

Although this here blog has been pretty quiet for a week or so, we have been far from idle at Wow Cool / Alternative Comics HQ. Most recently we have upgraded our web servers, so WowCool.com, IndyWorld.com, MagicWhistle.com and several other sites we host should be running much faster now. A...

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The Return of He Aims To Please

Sam Henderson is resurrecting the character of He Aims To Please, after an eight year absence, for an appearance in the upcoming Magic Whistle #14 from Alternative Comics. Catch up on his rich history in our Sam Henderson shop.

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Sugar Booger Thanksgiving Special

Sugar Booger Thanksgiving Special

Hello… What’s this? Thanksgiving was last week! That may well be, but Kevin Scalzo’s Sugar Booger #1 didn’t get here until now! But, wait, you say, I thought that came out like ten years ago. Nope this is the new 32 page 5×7″ color glossy edition from...

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Steven Cerio Talks About The Residents

Steven Cerio Talks About The Residents

Steve Cerio-Theory of Obscurity from Don Hardy on Vimeo. An excerpt from Theory of Obscurity – A Film About The Residents featuring their long-time art collaborator Steven Cerio. Release date not yet announced. Expect it in early 2014. The teaser trailer is below. Residents official site...

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Support This: DICE: Durham Indie Comics Expo

DICE is the Durham Indie Comics Expo, a comics art festival in Durham, North Carolina. The show will feature lectures, panels, signings, minicomics and more! DICE is running an IndieGoGo campaign to raise at least $3,000 to fund this otherwise completely free show. DICE is the Durham Indy Comics...

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Magic Whistle #13 by Sam Henderson is Out Now

Magic Whistle #13 by Sam Henderson is Out Now

Sam Henderson started publishing the Magic Whistle series 20 years ago, and today sees the release of the 24th issue. Yes, number 13 is the 24th one. There were 10 issues in the self published volume 1 (largely collected in Humor Can be Funny and The Magic Whistle Blows) Volume 2 has had 13...

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Hulk Hands? Simon Gane gives us Picasso Hands!

Hulk Hands? Simon Gane gives us Picasso Hands!

But wait! There’s more! Enjoy this gallery of recent sketches by Simon Gane. Bonus sketch: Juliet from Simon’s graphic novel Paris with Andi Watson – featuring Simon’s interpretation of Picasso’s 1946 painting La Joie de Vivre. Simon has a new book on the way with a...

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Kickstart this: Syl Johnson: Any Way The Wind Blows

My good friend and bandmate Nick Carpenter is associate producing this documentary. It launched its Kickstarter a few hours ago. Have a look. Help out. Watch until the end as you will have a laugh. Syl is a super interesting subject, a major part of soul music history, and a volatile person and...

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Greenlight This: INFRA

Greenlight This: INFRA

It’s been too long since we’ve mentioned any video games or deep topography related items here, so, via Rock, Paper Shotgun, we urge you to check out this very interesting game in development that you can help support right now by green lighting it on Steam. Infra is a first-person...

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