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Happy Birthday to Emily!

Today is Emily’s birthday, and the best present we can give her is really sending our IndieGoGo campaign over the top!  Please click here to contribute to our next publishing ventures!  And happy birthday to a truly amazing person.

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We’ve added a couple new minicomics to the store! –Crime World #3: Another installment of David King’s dark spirited crime comix. –Dear Dear: More understated storytelling and precise line work from Eroyn Franklin. –Galactic Breakdown #1 & 2: Keenan M...

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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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Donate Today to Sparkplug’s Fundraiser

Hi friends, don’t forget to donate to our fundraiser on Indiegogo.  We’re in the last couple weeks and we are getting closer and closer by the hour, but we need to keep up the momentum!!  Be sure to share the site with your friends, family, and small press lovers...

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Pinay Lives & Voices

The truly amazing Rina Ayuyang will be reading from Whirlwind Wonderland this Sunday at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Here is a description of the event: PINAY LIVES & VOICES: An afternoon of Pinay literature and storytelling, in celebration of Women’s History Month! Oakland Asian...

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New Books and Prints!

Hello there! I’ve added a couple new books to the shop AND some really beautiful lino-block prints by T. Edward Bak. The books are: The City Troll, a debut graphic novel by Aaron Whitaker; The Sky In Stereo, an excellent new series from Mardou; and Sophia Wiedeman’s dark and gorgeous...

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Thank you to Chicago Zine Fest and Quimby’s

Though we couldn’t make it this year, Quimby’s Bookstore and the Chicago Zine Fest were kind enough to give us the Long Arm Stapler Award. The award is given to recognize dedication to self-publishing and the First Amendment; ours was also given to recognize Dylan’s work in...

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Friends, Sparkplug is about to launch a fundraising campaign through Indiegogo to get three books published this year.   Please come to our reading event this Saturday, 7pm, at the Waypost (3120 N Williams, Portland, OR) to show your support and see some great comics read by local...

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Chicago Zine Fest

While we aren’t tabling at Chicago Zine Fest (this year), lots of our friends will be and we strongly encourage you to go to this free event! There will be lots of fun events around the fest too, including Zine Olympics at Quimby’s!

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Sparkplug at Staple!

Tom and I will be tabling for Sparkplug (and I Will Destroy You) at Staple! this weekend! Staple! is taking place March 3rd and 4th at Marchesa Hall and Theater in Austin, Texas. See you there!

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Sparkplug at L.A. Zine Fest!

Emily is heading down to the L.A. Zine Fest this weekend with a ton of our books! Please stop by (and say hi to Tom Neely at the I Will Destroy You table, too). We’re really excited to be part of this new fest! Admission is free, too!

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New comics in the store!

We’ve been adding more and more stock from our distro books to the store, and here are the latest titles: The Mercy Killing by Justin Giampaoli and Tim Goodyear, and You Don’t Get There From Here #21 by Carrie McNinch!

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Birthday Coupon!

Hey all! Today is my 31st birthday and we are having a sale in the store to celebrate! With the coupon code VASBDAY you will receive 31% off all Sparkplug published titles in our online store. This sale is for today only, so get shopping! -Virginia

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New Website

So, our new website is up! We are still working out a few kinks, so please let me know if you have any trouble navigating or purchasing anything. virginia (at) sparkplugcomicbooks (dot) com

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Electoral Surge

Friend of Sparkplug Gwenaëlle has been posting a page a day of her new graphic novel, Electoral Surge, over on tumblr. If you’ve enjoyed her work in the past or if you enjoy quiet, beautiful comics, please check it out!

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