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Once upon a time I was the Art Director at the comic book publisher Fantagraphics. I worked most closely there with Kim Thompson, who should have turned 58 today. Probably the two biggest projects we worked on together were the revised and expanded Ultimate Catalog and 10 issues of the...

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A Few Blurry Phone Photos From SPX 2014

A Few Blurry Phone Photos From SPX 2014

I went to SPX 2014 and all I got were these seven crappy phone photos, a Hidden Fortress T-Shirt and the new Charles Burns book (signed, with the numbered bookplate and the paper mask). I picked up a ton of new books from various parts of the show for the Wow Cool shop. We expect

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Indie Comics Day – Two New From Alternative

Indie Comics Day – Two New From Alternative

We are making an attempt around here to designate Thursday as Indie Comic Book Day. Wednesday is the traditional new comic book day, but Thursday is the traditional ‘businesses stay open a little later day’, so it makes some sort of sense. Meanwhile, in music and books, Tuesday is...

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Support this: Nick Bertozzi’s Rubber Necker #6

Nick Bertozzi has kept his previously Alternative Comics published series going in recent years as a self-published thing, and he needs your support to get the sixth issue out. The full-color comic is ready to go with only the printing costs to be covered. Give a brother a hand on IndieGoGo. You...

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Love a Good Art Jam – LenCat

Love a Good Art Jam – LenCat

The Wow Cool | Alternative Comics shop in Cupertino received a visit from Len Callo with his portfolio of original art by various indie cartoonists. Included were some lovely vintage pieces by Dan Clowes, Jim Blanchard and Steve Lafler. Len was there to see Mr. Lafler, who joined us for lunch on...

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Kickstart This – Kozmo-Knot

From the creator of the ultra-high production values, instant sell-out success comic book the Outliers comes the comic that never ends. Under the pen name Eero, the mysterious and reclusive artist (who’s real name is pretty damn easy to figure out…) has teemed up with Uncivilized...

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Peter Capaldi Tries Out A Fez

Peter Capaldi Tries Out A Fez

From Season 7, Episode 6 of The Comic Strip Presents: Jealousy, originally aired on May 27, 1993, new Doctor Who Peter Capaldi puts on a fez and says, “A bit obvious, maybe”. Timey, Wimey, indeed. “Despite trying to cure himself with a hypnosis tape John Pettigrew is insanely...

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New Books From Revival House in the Shop

New Books From Revival House in the Shop

David Nuss’ excellent Revival House Press has just released two major books into the world and we have them. First up is Malachi Ward’s Ritual Three: Vile Decay. Focusing on the technologically-enhanced reflections of an old woman directed towards her grandson, Ward presents a caveat...

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Becky Cloonan Solo Comics Now in The Shop

Becky Cloonan Solo Comics Now in The Shop

Becky Cloonan‘s three self-published comic books: 2013’s Demeter (Eisner Award nominee), 2012’s The Mire (Eisner Award winner) and 2011’s Wolves are now available in our online shop and at our Wow Cool Alternative Comics store in Cupertino, California. The comics were...

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Alan Moore is in Our Store

Alan Moore is in Our Store

He actually has been since we relaunched a couple three years back, but now there is much more Moore. There are over 100 individual books in there, and we are just getting started. Most recent to that daunting list is the first collection of Alan Moore and Steve Parkhouse’s amazing...

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Three New Books (and one old) from Uncivilized

Three New Books (and one old) from Uncivilized

Available now in our Cupertino store and in our online shop are four great mini and digest comics from Uncivilized Books, including a new book from Michael DeForge and an older one from Dash Shaw… that we’re not too sure why we did not have before now. Check them out...

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New Karl Wills and More in the Shop

New Karl Wills and More in the Shop

We have just received an exclusive shipment of the very limited edition new comic by Karl Wills — creator of Princess Seppuku and the long-running Jessica series. Holocaust Rex Book One: At the Cursed Gates of Koch is available from Wow Cool at special pricing for the US market (folks from...

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Memorial Day Weekend Goods From Wow Cool

Memorial Day Weekend Goods From Wow Cool

Howdy Pardner! It’s Memorial Day weekend. The start of Summer! We will be extending the hours at our Cupertino store on Thursdays… starting next week we will be open until 8pm. This will last until the end of summer, which, in comic book land, is SPX weekend. So, the last Thursday...

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Kickstart This: Steve Ditko’s #20

Kickstart This: Steve Ditko’s #20

Robin Snyder and Steve Ditko promise “something unusual and fresh and original” in the Kickstarter campaign for their latest publishing project, #20. After 26 years of publishing indie comics I’m pretty sure they can be taken at their word on this. Go support #20. Wow Cool...

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The Wonderful and Frightening World of Gary Panter

The Wonderful and Frightening World of Gary Panter

Gary Panter is well deservedly a much revered artist for his scratchy line and his many very influential works scattered across various media in a long career. Whether by accident or chance or plan, many of these works – as well as some obvious examples by his peer cohorts Matt Groening...

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New Noah Van Sciver and More in The Shop

New Noah Van Sciver and More in The Shop

We have just added three new Noah Van Sciver books to our shop: A City of Whisky and Fire (with writer Daniel Landes); and, the full-color sketchbook replicas from Tinto Press Weekend Alone and Weekend For Two. Also from Tinto we have the Eisner Award nominated Homesick by Jason Walz. In the...

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