Pandora’s Box Part 6: A is For Atom

And then it all went to hell. A week ago we were locked inside here on the west coast of America dreading the radioactive plume that had drifted our way from Japan. It was a cold rainy day that did, truly feel odd. Like the radiation made your bones ache and your thyroid twitch a

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The Stupid Pages 29: Johnny Flatline

The Stupid Pages 29: Johnny Flatline

Found randomly while repacking for Wow Cool’s move to new offices in San Jose. I have no recollection of drawing this. Readers of Maximum RockNRoll over a certain age (before internet comment troll-ness) will possibly find this pretty funny.

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Keep Reading Frenzy Alive!

Keep Reading Frenzy Alive!

Reading Frenzy – An Independent Press Emporium is a small, specialty bookshop/gallery/event space in Portland, Oregon. They are having a rough patch at the moment and could use your patronage. The full message from RF follows. The image you see above is the beautiful print that Aaron...

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Grickle: The Smartest Dog in The World

It’s been a slow week here, apart from the plume of radioactive crap that got dumped on the west coast, so here is this modern take on a Lassie rescue story by Graham Annable. We featured Graham here recently in this pretty thorough career overview. Thanks to Tom Spurgeon AKA The Comics...

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Northlanders 38 Out Today

Northlanders 38 Out Today

Get down to your local comic book shop today to get the latest issue of Brian Wood’s Northlanders. It is part 2 of The Siege of Paris, illustrated by Simon Gane. Cover art by Massimo Carnevale. “The Siege Of Paris” continues as foot soldier Mads documents the brutality of the...

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I Cover the Waterfront South Bay Punks

As of this Wednesday, I have officially rejoined the ranks of Maximum RockNRoll‘s crew of shitworkers. Yes, that is the official job title. I was a zine reviewer, shitworker and occasional illustrator for MRR in the middle 1990’s. I earned some notoriety for the occasional...

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Go Check Out: Instrument A Day 2011

Returning for a fourth installment is the Instrument A Day all during February on MoonMilk.com. This years installment features some of the most and least (but to good effect) ambitious projects yet. Moonmilk comes to us from sound artist (and Brooklyn neighbor) Ranjit Bhatnagar. The project is...

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Swipe File – Paul Rand gets Jacked

Swipe File – Paul Rand gets Jacked

There used to be a great feature in the magazine The Comics Journal called the swipe file, where a classic piece of comic art was held up next to a more recent piece that usually resembled it a bit too much to be mere coincidence. The best know modern version is, of course, the You

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Grickle: The World of Graham Annable

I’m pretty new to the works of cartoonist/animator Graham Annable; and, I came to it from a very strange direction. I’d had some peripheral knowledge of his comics work from Alternative Press in his Grickle comics and the Hickee anthology, but had never had occasion to connect...

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Quick Hits for a Thursday

Quick Hits for a Thursday

Some vital recent cultural moments you may have missed. The multi-talented Mark Sunshine (singer of Monster Magnet splinter faction Riot God and an artist most awesome) has updated his site again. Minimal, bold, and links to greatness. Sam McPheeters of Vermiform/Born Against/etc. fame has...

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Mark Martin’s Gnatrat Lives!

Genius comic illustrator Mark Martin is funding the creation of his newest comic – Gnatrat Lives – on Kickstarter, and at only 88% funded, he still needs your help. Mark is an old friend and colleague who has most recently contributed to Wow Cool with the cover illustrations for the...

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