New Arrivals December 15

New Arrivals December 15

As we ease into the new Wow Cool online shop we are also working out how to best announce new books each week. This inaugural post in the new format covers the last two weeks of books new to the Cupertino and online stores. You can now order directly from blog pages. We will eventually

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If You’re Not Watching the Football

If You’re Not Watching the Football

Here, after a long delay, is the next little group of cartoons that I like very very much. Some of them, like this “latte” one, come to me in an idle moment and then won’t leave me alone until I draw them. You ever get a pun running through your head as if it were

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Jim Rugg on the AltComics Podcast

Jim Rugg on the AltComics Podcast

Jim Rugg makes comics, books, drawings, illustrations, and designs. His books and comics include Street Angel, Afrodisiac, the PLAIN Janes, Rambo 3.5, Notebook Drawings, and Supermag. He has exhibited drawings at iam8bit, Gallery1988, Mondo, and the Society of Illustrators. Honors include Eisner...

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*Ahem* Is This Thing On?

*Ahem* Is This Thing On?

Hello, everyone. My name is Peter and I draw comics. The amazing and generous Marc Arsenault, proprietor of these here parts, has offered me a soapbox on the official Wow Cool blog. How cool is that? I’m going to explore some topics here that I don’t get to write (or draw) about...

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Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Art: The Politics and Weirdness of Shade the Changing Girl Cecil Castellucci tells us about what informs the strangeness of Young Animal’s Shade the Changing Girl. Music: The great The Pop Group has re-released their debut LP Y digitally and you can get it on Bandcamp. New to me is this...

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Review: The Short Con

Review: The Short Con

The Short Con by Pete Toms and Aleks Sennwald Pete Toms’ and Aleks Sennwald’s graphic novella The Short Con is on its surface the first of what hints at a larger series of children’s comics, but beneath that lies an examination of the power of belief. The way belief in ideas, no matter how...

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Something Good To Read on A Sunday

Something Good To Read on A Sunday

Art: Wim Wenders’ polaroids taken during the 1970s and 80s will be on exhibit at London’s Photographers Gallery 20 OCT 2017 – 11 FEB 2018. “Instant Stories. Wim Wenders’ Polaroids” received notices from the New Yorker and the Guardian. “Michel Fiffe to...

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Peter S. Conrad on the AltComics Podcast

Peter S. Conrad on the AltComics Podcast

Peter S. Conrad is a cartoonist, illustrator and graphic novelist based in the South San Francisco Bay Area – AKA Silicon Valley. He is responsible for the long-running “Attempted Not Known” series in all its many forms. You have probably seen his drawings in many places over...

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Halloween ComicFest 2017 at Wow Cool September 28

Halloween ComicFest 2017 at Wow Cool September 28

Tricks! Treats! Free Comics! Haunted Lemonade Stand! Storewide 20% OFF sale! Spooky Music! Demonic Bargain Bins! Wow Cool Alternative Comics hosts the third annual Halloween party at our Cupertino store. Wow Cool | Alternative Comics is a small bookstore specializing in indie comics. We are...

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Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Art The Mega Builder of Garry’s Mod. Vioxtar aka Michael Efraim does some amazing things with the Source engine sandbox. Derf on the demise of the Village Voice. I interviewed Derf last week for the AltComics podcast. Music “Sam Shepard Remembered” part 1 by his bandmate in the...

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Something Good To Read on a Sunday

Something Good To Read on a Sunday

Art There is now a BoJack HorseApp Music VCV Open-source (as in FREE) virtual Eurorack DAW for Mac, Windows or Linux with source code and a manual, even. (via Disquiet) Video It’s Elevator: Source the motion picture. Inside Radiohead’s “Lift” Video: Director Oscar Hudson on Planting Easter...

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Shannon Wheeler on the AltComics Podcast

Shannon Wheeler on the AltComics Podcast

At long last, the debut episode is here. AltComics talks to Too Much Coffee Man creator Shannon Wheeler about his new book Sh*T My President Says and what it takes to become a New Yorker Cartoonist. The soundtrack music is by Zoltar’s Fortune. alt.comics.shannonwheeler Download MP3...

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Wow Cool Has New Signs in Cupertino

Wow Cool Has New Signs in Cupertino

Indie comics just got a whole lot easier to find in Silicon Valley. The Wow Cool Alternative Comics shop in Cupertino has some excellent new signs featuring art by Emmy Award winning Adventure Time artist Andy Ristaino. We are at 21607B Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014, in the same...

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Something Good To Read on a Sunday

Something Good To Read on a Sunday

Art San Diego Comic-Con is giving away a special 60 page PDF edition of the Jack Kirby section of their 2017 Souvenir book. Ghost World and Eightball creator Daniel Clowes has a new website. Fantagraphics Books is publishing a collection of Benjamin Marra‘s Night Business at the end of the...

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