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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Warriors Come Out and Play

Warriors Come Out and Play

In the fear that you might miss this, I just want to point you to the latest post from the very popular BLDGBLOG that features a previously unpublished interview with the late Sol Yurick, the screenwriter of the enormously influential film The Warriors. As you might have suspected there was much...

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The Radiophonic Workshop Reunion on BBC 6Music

The seemingly comprehensive coverage here a few weeks ago on the legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop was woefully incomplete… because the story is still being told. Original BBC Radiophonic Workshop composers Dick Mills, Paddy Kingsland, Peter Howell, Roger Limb, and Mark Ayres have...

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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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A Whole Day Wasted – Sequential Crush

A Whole Day Wasted – Sequential Crush

I don’t remember exactly what I was searching for when I stumbled across Jacque Nodell’s excellent Sequential Crush blog… and I don’t care anymore, my heart was swept away for the love of this glorious collection of lush images from 1960s and 1970s romance comics. There...

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