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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New Books at Wow Cool August 30 2017

New Books at Wow Cool August 30 2017

A buncha old stuff and a buncha new stuff landed at Wow Cool this week. We also just had the Kirby Centenary celebration a few days ago. Only a small fraction of those books are in the online shop. Visit us in Cupertino to grab most of those books from the 60s ’til just this

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Jack Kirby at 100

Jack Kirby at 100

Jack Kirby was born in New York City August 28, 1917 Without his work it’s doubtful Wow Cool would have taken the form it has. Photo credit unknown. Found on Jack’s grandson’s Twitter account. Jeremy Kirby also maintains JackKirbyComics.com. 

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Something Good To Read on a Sunday

Something Good To Read on a Sunday

We made it to the second installment of the Sunday reads. I can now claim this is a regular feature along with New Books in the Shop on Wednesdays and the always irregular The Stupid Pages. If all goes well we should have the first full altcomics podcast on Tuesday August 29 with guest Shannon...

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Jack Kirby 100 @ Wow Cool

Jack Kirby 100 @ Wow Cool

Every day at Wow Cool Alternative Comics in Cupertino is a celebration of the life and work of Jack Kirby, but for three days in August, 2017 we commemorate the centennial of this great artist’s birth. Jack ‘King’ Kirby was born 100 years ago. He did more to influence American...

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New Books at Wow Cool August 23 2017

New Books at Wow Cool August 23 2017

New books in the shop this week include, but are not limited to: Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti Black Hammer #12 by Jeff Lemire & David Rubin Edge of Venomverse #5 by Clay Chapman & James Stokoe Fantasy Sports vol. 3: The Green King by Sam Bosma Generation Gone #2 by Ales Kot

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Something Good to Read on a Sunday

Something Good to Read on a Sunday

Welcome to the new weekend reading column. We’re still re-arranging the deckchairs for the re-launch of the Wow Cool blog and launch of the altcomics podcast. Hopefully things will be more regular soon. The title of this feature takes its name from The Clash song The Leader… which...

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