New In The Shop Frontier Three and More

New In The Shop Frontier Three and More

Newly added to the shop is the latest issue of Youth in Decline’s Frontier — issue number three — featuring the work of rarely seen in the states German artist Sascha Hommer, who fuses the sensibilities and styles of Jon ‘Learn to Draw’ Gnagy and László Moholy-Nagy...

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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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Some Boxes

Some Boxes

I had some time to kill with the kids yesterday evening and we happened to be near the “Comic Collector” shop (yes, that’s it’s name) in Sunnyvale, CA. They have many bins of strange old comics, typically for a dollar. In one stack of beat up coverless comic books I found...

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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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Radiohead release PolyFauna Tablet App

Radiohead release PolyFauna Tablet App

Follow the red dot… enter new worlds. With surprisingly less fanfare than usual, Radiohead has released something new into the world. PolyFauna is a mobile and tablet app that takes audio elements from the King of Limbs sessions and visuals from Stanley Donwood’s jagged tree-limb...

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Henriette Valium Great Success 1983-2013

Henriette Valium Great Success 1983-2013

As noted recently, newly added to our shop is the greatest career retrospective yet released of Quebec’s ‘Pope of Comics’ Henriette Valium. This book comes from a new publisher from the little heard from country of Macedonia. Our old friend Janelle Hessig got the full scoop...

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Go listen: Inkstuds episode 500

Go listen: Inkstuds episode 500

The mighty Inkstuds podcast and radio show has logged 500 episodes in just over eight years. The guests for this landmark episode are Frank Santoro and Brandon Graham. Go give a listen. Special guests Frank Santoro and Brandon Graham help me bring in the 500th episode of inkstuds. 8 and a half...

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Hot off the Press – Insect Bath

Hot off the Press – Insect Bath

Just arrived in our shop is Insect Bath, the new anthology of cosmic horror edited by Jason T. Miles. Includes comics by: Max Clotfelter (Henry & Glenn Forever), Alex Delaney (Rapt in Fear), Eamon Espey (Wormdye and Songs of the Abyss), Noel Freibert (Weird Magazine), Sammy Harkham (The...

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Many New And Recent Books Now In The Shop

Many New And Recent Books Now In The Shop

We have added a whole slew of books to the shop in preparation for our grand opening in just a couple of weeks at the new Cupertino store. The store is already open for business from Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6pm. Big opening party coming soon. Among the new additions are: the giant...

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Thirty Years of The Apple Macintosh

Thirty years ago today, on Tuesday, January 24, 1984 the 128K Apple Macintosh went on sale for the first time. I’m writing this in Cupertino, California, the home of Apple, and there are not yet signs of the free apple pie and ice cream I had hoped for. Apple seems to be doing little to...

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Last Day to Join The SAW Indigogo Campaign

Help SAW – The Sequential Artists Workshop – continue its mission of supporting artists, putting artists and students together and offering quality, affordable education in comics/sequential art. SAW was founded by Tom Hart, who co-founded the original Wow Cool and is Alternative...

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A Million Links Per Second

A Million Links Per Second

Things have been a degree of busy around the Wow Cool | Alternative Comics shop and studios that would be hard to sum up. In the meanwhile, my collection of tabbed web pages of most awesome are overwhelming my browser space. By sharing them I can be free. Thank you to the various folks that

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We’ll miss you Valentine’s

It’s not gone yet, but the writing is on the walls. My old friend Howard Glassman’s long running music hall and beer joint Valentine’s in Albany, New York, is due to be bulldozed soon to make way for some sort of hospital expansion plan. This has been a long and drawn out death...

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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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Kickstart This – Brown Girls Burlesque

Please help out our good friend Miss Aurora BoobRealis and her Brooklyn-based burlesque troop. Their 2014 season and continued existence are in serious jeopardy, and they need your support. Brown Girls Burlesque is “a company of women of color dedicated to creating our own reflection in...

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