Alternative Comics @ Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Alternative Comics @ Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Wow Cool’s noble office-mates Alternative Comics have pushed forth three new comic books on an unsuspecting world that are debuting this weekend up in the worlds most polite city, Toronto, Ontario, Canada at TCAF – The Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Creators Elaine M. Will (Look...

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Bil Keane’s Family-Style Circus at PF Chang’s

Bil Keane’s Family-Style Circus at PF Chang’s

In PF Chang’s restaurants around the land there exists something like this… A former pay telephone alcove, with a shelf and an empty phone jack, guarded not by terracotta warriors, but by enlarged Family Circus cartoons by Bil Keane. PF Chang’s opened its first restaurant in...

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Gary Panter New York Stories

Gary Panter New York Stories

Gary Panter‘s autobiographical story of his life lived near music is pretty much the most must-read comic of the season. Features a guest appearance by Ross Goldstein – formerly a member of Jason Martin’s Evolution Revolution, now the Ross in Gary, Devin & Ross. Go! Go...

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Celebrate Alternative Free Comic Book Day

Celebrate Alternative Free Comic Book Day

We are offering three titles for free comic book day today – none of which are on the official FCBD roster. One of which is a year old now. There is the second book from a group of Portland publishers – Master P’s Theater (Last year they gave us Brad’s Trip… now...

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Support Andy Ristaino’s Night of the Living Vidiots

Adventure Time designer & storyboarder Andy Ristaino has assembled a 128 pg FULL COLOR book collecting tales of macabre humor that he has written and drawn. Night of the Living Vidiots collects Sci-fi, horror, and comedy melted together and topped with a Twilight Zone twist in a comic book...

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A Bill of Rights For Comics Creators

Nearly 25 years ago Scott McCloud – creator of Zot! and Understanding Comics – composed a draft of a Creators Bill of Rights for comic book artists. In recognition of World Intellectual Property Day we reproduce it here, and ask, have things improved in the quarter century since...

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New in the Shop: We Will Remain

New in the Shop: We Will Remain

We Will Remain by Andrew White is the latest release from Retrofit Comics – whom, if they have not yet stretched beyond their initial promise to deliver 17 comics in 17 months are certainly pushing near to it. We hope to see many more of their olde fasiondey floppy commics pamphlettes...

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New Books From Space Face Books

New Books From Space Face Books

Maverick publisher Space Face Books has delivered three new stellar minis: Patron Saint by Sam Alden (Eighth Grade, Alternative Comics #4), Duck by Joe Kessler, and Foreigners by Patrick Kyle (Black Mass). Go get them.

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Suspect Device #3 Is With Us

Suspect Device #3 Is With Us

Josh Bayer has delivered the latest in his twisted anthology series of mash-up re-interpretations of classic comic strips to us. Delivered in Unibomber-style packaging. God help us all. Wrap-around cover art by Kevin Scalzo (Sugar Booger). Get yours here.

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David Lasky Knows The Score

David Lasky Knows The Score

New to the Wow Cool shop is cartoonist David Lasky’s recent book of drawing-free stories – Science Fiction. David is on tour right now in the Bay Area with an appearance tonight at Mission Comics and on Thursday in Sacramento to promote his Eisner Award nominated book The Carter...

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What’s The Deal With The Cute Manifesto?

What’s The Deal With The Cute Manifesto?

Once upon a time, Jeff Mason–the founding ringleader at Alternative Comics–had the foresight to send a big box of the otherwise now-hard-to-find Free Comic Book Day Alternative Comics anthologies from 2003-2005 to Ricko from Poopsheet. Many years later, what is left of those has made...

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Boulet Drops The Noirness

Boulet Drops The Noirness

Newly landed in our shop – mere minutes ago, even – is the first solo US comic from the amazing Boulet: The Noirness (The Darkness was already taken, he tells us), published by the mighty AdHouse Books. He’s been seen previously in print on these shores only in Dungeon: Zenith...

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Copra Compendium New In The Shop

Copra Compendium New In The Shop

Michel Fiffe‘s much-acclaimed and fast selling (going through multiple printings, even) Copra series has had the first three issues assembled in one volume by the fine people at Park Slope’s best comic book shop, Bergen Street Comics, in their debut release as a publisher. Go get...

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R.I.P. Comic Book Legend Carmine Infantino

R.I.P. Comic Book Legend Carmine Infantino

The news buzzed around the interwebs throughout Thursday afternoon, and eventually it seemed very likely that the great Carmine Infantino had indeed passed on. I was a huge fan of Carmine’s work while growing up. The 1980s was his true golden age as an artist. He worked hard to develop...

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Sam Henderson Joins The New York Observer

Sam Henderson Joins The New York Observer

New York City’s weekly newspaper The Observer – which is in the middle of celebrating it’s 25th year of publication – has recently added a comics section with contributors Sam Henderson (who co-founded Wow Cool 25 years ago, and is published by our sister company...

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Upcoming Small Press Comics Goodness

Upcoming Small Press Comics Goodness

Here’s a brief roundup of some of the great comic books you can expect to come to these shores (or the Wow Cool shop) in the next few months. This list is by no means comprehensive. No sort of favoritism should be inferred, nor is it implied. This list was assembled in the order that the...

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New in the Shop RL by Tom Hart

New in the Shop RL by Tom Hart

Tom Hart – creator of Hutch Owens and founder and executive director of the Sequential Artists Workshop – has sent us a small stack of the first two issues of his ongoing series “RL”, his loving memory of his daughter’s too brief life. It is deeply personal and...

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