Reviews and Top Tens

Tom, Emily and I have done our Top Ten Comics lists again, but first…please check out this excellent review of Riech #9 by Rob Clough!  Also, Nurse Nurse made it onto CBR’s Top 100 comics of 2012, so congrats to Katie Skelly!  And now, the lists: Emily: My top 10, in no...

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Sparkplug at CAKE!

Hello Chicago!  Sparkplug will have a table at CAKE this weekend, June 16th & 17th.  This is a new show and we’re very excited about it!  There will be a ton of awesome artists and publishers there.  Click here for more info. Also, Rob Clough has written a wonderful...

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Vortex #1 in the store!

Have you read William Cardini’s Vortex yet?!  You should, and it’s in our online store now!  Rob Clough (High-Low, TCJ) says: “I’ve enjoyed Cardini’s development as an artist and the refinement of his heavily Mat Brinkman-influenced style. Cardini works...

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Our Campaign’s Last Push

Our IndieGoGo campaign is doing great.  We owe many thanks to our friends and supporters everywhere for spreading the word!  Thank you, Jason T. Miles, Rob Clough, Austin English and many others!  Thanks to all our Facebook pals for sharing the link every day! I also wanted to...

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Rob Clough reviews Reich #8!

Rob Clough has reviewed Reich #8 over at his blog, High-Low. Check it out! “…Brubaker’s moody and angular drawings throw the character’s emotions into sharp relief; his use of shadow in particular evokes despondency and uncertainty, while a careful use of cross-hatching...

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Steve Lafler rules, okay!

Steve Lafler has been interviewed by Rob Clough at TCJ. A career retrospective interview, that is, with Steve. Part one of three, here: http://www.tcj.com/alternative/explaining-reality-to-myself-the-steve-lafler-interview-part-one-of-three/ Read, enjoy and look forward to parts two and three...

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Eschew #2 reviewed by Rob Clough at Poopsheet

The one and only Rob Clough reviews Robert Sergel’s Sparkplug book Eschew #2. Long and thoughtful, as always: http://www.poopsheetfoundation.com/profiles/blogs/review-eschew-2 “Sergel’s comics are all about panel-to-panel rhythm and the use of still, static imagery to create an...

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Dope Flounder reviewed by Rob Clough!

www.tcj.com/minicomics/public-service-dope-flounder?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=public-service-dope-flounder “All told, DOPE FLOUNDER managed to hold together remarkably well as a coherent reading experience despite its disparate parts…”

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Top Comics of the Decade: Sparkplug!

There has been a recent push for top 100 books of the last decade. Sparkplug books have made some amazing placings. It is pretty awesome and we’re pretty proud to have been given the chance to publish such masterpieces. Rob Clough’s Top 100:7. Asthma by John Hankiewicz28. Bookhunter...

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Comics as Poetry

“Like all the best poetry, what a reader gets out of comics-as-poetry is entirely dependent on how willing they are to truly engage the material and articulate the feelings it evokes.” The new and improved The Comics Journal Online has been redesigned, has a slew of new writers and...

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SPX round ups.

Two great round-ups of the Small Press Expo I spent the weekend at:From Chris Mautner: www.comicbookresources.comand from the one and only Rob Clough: highlowcomics.blogspot.comBoth are pretty insightful.

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Reviews by Rob Clough

Two of the new books Sparkplug Co-Published with Teenage Dinosaur and Tugboat Press have Received the usually astute critical view from Rob Clough, check ’em out. Neptune by Aron Steinke and Sausage Hand, both available from our online...

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Brilliantly Ham-fisted (New Edition)

NEW from I Will Destroy You! I’m defying the downturn in the economy and it’s effects on the comics industry by publishing a new comic book! This is a collection of my comic strip poems. I previously had xeroxed minis of this book available at SDCC and APE, but this is a new official...

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Sequart, temporary new home

From Rob Clough: This is a note to let everyone know that since the sequart.com website is down due to server issues, I decided to temporarily move my High-Low column to this url: http://highlowcomics.blogspot.com/ I apologize for any inconvenience. When sequart.com is back up and running...

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Alixopulos at Quimby's Saturday Night – 10/11!

CHICAGO’S FINEST WELCOMEALIXOPULOS AT QUIMBY’S!!! October 11, 2008, 7 – 9:00 PMQuimby’s Comics1854 W. North Ave.Chicago, IL 60622http://www.quimbys.com/ Come celebrate the release of Trevor Alixopulos’ 2008 Ignatz Award nominated graphic novel, The Hot Breath of War by Sparkplug Comic Books...

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