Hope you are enjoying your winter and
New Year so far!  Sparkplug has a couple
announcements for you.
First, due to some paper mix ups, Reich
is taking a little longer than expected to print.  It is still available to pre-order here.  I am expecting to have it in time for LA ZineFest or directly afterward, so if you have pre-ordered it already, expect it in
the next couple weeks.
Second, you may remember me
announcing a new project we’re doing called the Sparkplug Minis
Series.  It’s a series of short-run (500 copies) mini comics by new and/or
underappreciated artists.  I don’t plan on reprinting  these so when they sell out, they are gone.  Be sure to order yours early!
The first of the series, Hungry Summer
by Asher Craw, is now available for pre-order.  It’s six dollars and you
get a 4.5″x5.5″ original drawing by the artist when you
pre-order!  Here are some examples:

Hungry Summer is a strange, beautiful tale of bros, Baba Yaga
and curses – thoroughly enjoyable and utterly bizarre.  I will have Hungry Summer available at LA
Zine Fest next week as well!

And speaking of the Sparkplug Minis
Series – I’ve already let you know that the second in the series is Infinite Astronaut: Corpse Exquisite by Ariyana Suvarnasuddhi.  It
will be AMAZING.  The preliminary
sketches look great.  Infinite Astronaut: Corpse Exquisite
will be debuting at CAKE at the end of May.
And now I’m happy to confirm the third
in the series will be The Anthropologists by Whit TaylorThe Anthropologists is an autobiographical
story about Taylor’s trip to the Australian Outback, with a focus on her
personal and philosophical thoughts 
about the field of anthropology. 
I’m really interested to see where Taylor goes with this, and hope that
you are too!  The Anthropologists will be
debuting at the Portland Zine Symposium in July.

Our convention Schedule for 2014 so far:
Feb. 16th: LA Zine Fest, Los
Angeles, CA
April 12th: Linework NW, Portland, OR
May 31st & June 1st:
CAKE, Chicago, IL
12th & 13th: Portland Zine Symposium, Portland,
Sept. 13th & 14th: SPX, Bethesda, MD

And finally if you’ll forgive a little personal promotion – I have started
doing a webcomic called The WHYs about queer teen superheroes.  I’d be so
grateful if you would check it out!  Thanks.