Wow Cool turns 20

Wow Cool was launched 20 years ago this month by Sam Henderson, Tom Hart and Marc Arsenault in New York. Tonight, a few of those characters and more are gathering in Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, New York for a memorial pub crawl. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by Alex Cox’s...

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Wow Cool gets all historical

Wow Cool gets all historical

It seems that Wow Cool has been around long enough now (20 years this coming January) that it has attained some sort of historical signifigance, or at least our old friend Rick Bradford of the Poopsheet Foundation thinks so. I guess I need to get it in gear to get him much more art and

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the Funny Books have been put in their place

If you occasionally check this thing out solely for the comic book related content, and could give a crap about the rest, all that noise has now been stuffed into it’s own category, named Funny Books. I would have just done this quietly, but I also wanted to share this little quote from...

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The Comics Reporter interviews Simon Gane

The Comics Reporter interviews Simon Gane

Simon is the subject in the third in this years series of holiday interview by Tom Spurgeon at his Excellent The Comics Reporter site. Tom talks to Simon about everything from his early anarcho-minicomics to his current success with Paris and Vinyl Underground. Go read the interview Visit the...

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What is an OEM? – Tom Manning’s Spamtoons

I gleefully tracked the poetry of spam this past summer (or spoetry) in a couple of posts (Thing 1 | Thing 2). Now, Yale School of Art MFA candidate Tom Manning has gone one better and turned them into cartoons. See the results on the excellent (if far too infrequently updated) Design...

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Truckhead – Don’t you want to be my baby?

Truckhead – Don’t you want to be my baby?

Swimming in the great idea pool of the collective unconscious, it can be funny the things that will float by you on the way to the top. I was more that a little confused and surprised this weekend to come across a comic strip called Truckhead in the latest Nickelodeon Magazine at my local...

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I’ve packed my Stickies in a SketchBox

I’ve packed my Stickies in a SketchBox

OK. At long last I have converted the cluttered old mess of Stickies on my Mac (I had over 20) into something else. I’ve tried several other notes/thought organizer type apps and none of them, well… stuck. The recently released SketchBox freeware from omz:software did. It very simply...

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SPX, John P., and the Universe

10 years ago at SPX, me and Jason cornered King Cat creator John Porcellino and made him come clean about what makes him tick. With less than a week to go before this year’s Small Press Expo, we present to you an in depth interview with this master of small press comic art.

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Steven Cerio Opening in Chicago this Friday

Steven Cerio has an art show going up this week at David Leonardis gallery in Chicago. The opening will be this Friday the 5th from 6pm to midnight. Steve will be there in person, so swing by and say hi! David Leonardis Gallery River North 217 West Huron St. #5 Chicago IL 312 863 9045

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Vinyl Underground 1 out today

Yes, it is the true! Vertigo (Part of DC Comics’ Adult Group, whatever that is) has seen the light and given Vinyl Underground to the world. You need to add this to your sub, or pull or whatever they call it at your local funny book emporium. Si Spencer, Simon Gane, Cameron Stewart and...

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Snogging for England

The preview is up on Newsarama for the brilliant new Vertigo series Vinyl Underground, illustrated by our friend Simon Gane. Written by Si Spencer (Books of Magick: Life During Wartime); Art by Simon Gane and Cameron Stewart; Cover by Sean Phillips; Coloring by Guy Major. More info and images...

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Re-Reading Frenzy

Reposted from the Reading Frenzy Ledger. Help Chloe out! Please donate your used books, comics and zines for an upcoming fundraiser for Ye Olde Reading Frenzy! We’ll be having a used zine smorgasbord during the Portland Zine Symposium (August 11th-12th), and a big book sale as part of our...

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Disgruntled Marketing Copywriter at D&Q?

This ultra-scathing description of the announced Acme Novelty Datebook Volume Two: 1995 – Present (Hardcover) by Mr. Chris Ware is currently on Amazon. Book Description Straggling behind the mild 2003 success of cartoonist Chris Ware’s first facsimile collection of his miscellaneous...

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