Secret Prison 7 Alt Manga Explosion

Secret Prison 7 Alt Manga Explosion

Secret Prison #7 has just landed in our shop, another in the steady stream of SPX debuts. Wow Cool is a co-publisher of this volume and it was a great feeling to open up a case of these. It’s a hefty 10×13″ 172 page, squarebound beast. A bargain at fifteen bucks. You may recall...

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New Books from AdHouse Books In The Shop

New Books from AdHouse Books In The Shop

This week continues to deliver new gems that were freshly debuted at the 2012 SPX show. Today brings two hot new books from AdHouse: Thomas Herpich’s third solo comic White Clay (shown below) and the third issue of Ethan Rilly’s much acclaimed Pope Hats series (looming large above...

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Magic Whistle: The Movie. September 2012

Magic Whistle: The Movie. September 2012

Sam Henderson has posted his latest Magic Whistle gag reel – this time with some deep background on Tex Avery and laughtracks. Sam’s Magic Whistle #12 from Alternative Comics will make it’s debut at BCGF – The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, November 10, 2012. It...

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The Radiophonic Workshop Returns

The Radiophonic Workshop Returns

The legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop that ran from 1958-1998 in its homebase at the equally legendary Maida Vale Studios has been revived under the direction of none other than Matthew Herbert. A more capable man for the task is hard to imagine. His work and ethic have been an inspiration. Not...

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Albany New York’s FantaCon Returns in 2013

Albany New York’s FantaCon Returns in 2013

First announced a year ago, it now is official that the legendary FantaCon will be returning in 2013. FantaCon was first launched in August 1979 in Albany, New York by Kevin and Veronica Cahill and Tom Skulan. It was the first comic convention I ever went to, and the second. Wow Cool exhibited...

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New in the Shop – Thickness #3

New in the Shop – Thickness #3

We have just received a discreet shipment of the last issue of the Ryan Sands & Michael DeForge edited anthology of erotic comics. It was shipped to us in a plain brown wrapper. Thickness #3 Features sexy new comics by Lamar Abrams, Jimmy Beaulieu, Edie Fake, Julia Gfrörer, William Cardini...

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RIP Joe Kubert

RIP Joe Kubert

I was very sad to hear yesterday of the passing of Joe Kubert, one of the true giants of the comics book industry, from near to it’s beginnings until the present day. It’s pretty much impossible to measure the extent of his influence. Kubert was one of the most prolific creators in...

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Go To This: Carousel @ SOLOWAY

Go To This: Carousel @ SOLOWAY

CAROUSEL @ SOLOWAY Friday, August 3, 2012 8:00 pm Soloway presents the latest CAROUSEL, cartoon slide shows created and presented by a wide array of writers, cartoonists, and other characters.Featuring: Gabrielle Bell, Emily Flake, Myla Goldberg, Jason Little, Danny Hellman, and Matthew Thurber...

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New In The Shop – Karl Stevens’ The Lodger

New In The Shop – Karl Stevens’ The Lodger

New to the Wow Cool shop is Karl Stevens’ excellent LA Times Book Prize nominated book The Lodger. Also available are Karl’s Ignatz award funded debut release Guilty and the Alternative Comics published Whatever. Karl’s Failure comic is published weekly in the Boston Phoenix...

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Support This: The Projects PDX

THE PROJECTS: experimental art + comics festival in Portland. A new era for comics art: 3 days of workshops, exhibitions, screenings and collaborative projects with artists from around the world. Oct. 19-21, IPRC (and other venues), Portland, OR THE PROJECTS brings together experimental artists...

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Our Shoddy New Office Mates

Our Shoddy New Office Mates

The news seems to have gotten around that Wow Cool has put up Alternative Comics in the front room like a sketchy relative. This is true. Largely the front room part, where Alternative Comics is now based. The shelves have also arrived. They’re fairly nice shelves. They used to belong to...

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Fluke Fanzine in Huffington Post

Fluke Fanzine in Huffington Post

Words we never thought we’d be typing department! Yes indeed, Fluke Fanzine was recently profiled in Huff Post land. You can get your Fluke zine fix right here on Wow Cool, including the recent tenth issue with cover art by Nate Powell as seen above.

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