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The Future of Sparkplug

The Future of Sparkplug

Hello friends, It is with mixed feelings that I must announce that I will be shutting down Sparkplug this year.  I appreciate the opportunities that running Sparkplug has given me and the wonderful people it has introduced me to.  I know Sparkplug means a lot to many people and I want to...

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Sparkplug Highlight: Bird Girl and Fox Girl

This minicomic follows the threads of Bird Girl and Fox Girl’s lives after the dissolution of their friendship. Bird Girl moves from the desert to the city, where she works as a secretary, eventually saving up enough money for surgery to look like a human girl. Fox Girl becomes a daredevil...

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Sparkplug Highlight: The Anthropologists

Wren and Miriam, two anthropology majors studying abroad in Australia, are selected for a trip to the Kimberley Desert to study aboriginal culture. While Miriam is overly enthusiastic and gung ho about the trip and meeting aboriginal people, Wren seems ambivalent about the trip and unsure of...

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Sparkplug Highlight: Hungry Summer

The inaugural title in the Sparkplug Minis series, Hungry Summer follows several characters’ interactions with Baba Yaga, a supernatural figure with roots in Slavic folklore. An ambiguous, witch-like character, Baba Yaga resides deep in the woods and has the ability to bless and curse in equal...

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Ebin Lee interview!

“There’s just something awesome about seeing something, physically holding it, being able to sit with an image. That somebody can sit and look at it and interpret it anyway they want to. I think that’s pretty powerful.” Our friends at Bitch Magazine have interviewed...

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Sparkplug Pop Up This Weekend!

We’ll be doing a pop up shop this weekend in Portland.  Screaming Sky Gallery is a lovely little collectible toy shop and local art gallery and we’re honored to be hosted by them!  Please stop by to check out the shop and pick up some books!  The pop up is this Sunday...

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Sparkplug at Short Run! New book debut!

Sparkplug will be at Short Run this weekend! It’s on Saturday, October 31st (spooky!) from 11am-6pm at Fisher Pavilion at the Seattle Center. We’ll have kid-friendly postcard packs for trick-or-treaters and plenty of books, including the debut of our next book, A Wretch Like Me by...

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SPX Reminder!

Just a reminder! Sparkplug will be at SPX this year! It takes place September 19th and 20th at the Bethesda Marriott.  More details here! William Cardini, author of Vortex, and Sparkplug superstar Jenny Flax will be at the table with postcards for free and plenty of books for you to check...

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Sparkplug at SPX!

Sparkplug will be at SPX this year! It takes place September 19 and 20th at the Bethesda Marriott.  More details here! William Cardini, author of Vortex, and Sparkplug superstar Jenny Flax will be at the table with postcards for free and plenty of books for you to check out! In addition...

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Sparkplug Highlight: Golem of Gabirol

Set in the Medieval Middle East, this minicomic tells the story of the love triangle between Zuleicha, her cousin Nusret, and Reb Solomon, a poet and scholar who is revealed to be a sorcerer.  When Zuleicha and Nusret marry, Reb Solomon creates a golem with Zuleicha’s features, bringing it...

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Sparkplug Highlight: Fleep by Jason Shiga

Jimmy Yee awakes in a phone booth encased in concrete with no memory of how he got there. What follows is a slow unraveling of the truth as Jimmy puzzles out the preceding events based on his knowledge of scientific principles and the contents of his pockets. With its captivating, expertly paced...

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Our Summer Sale Continues!

After a brief break to get our website fixed up, the summer sale continues!  Select books, minis and zines are 50% off in the store, including both Sparkplug and distro titles.  You can find the complete list here.  There’s a lot of good stuff in there, please check it out...

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Small Press Payday features Vortex!

Vortex was recommended on Broken Frontier’s Small Press Payday last week, along with a bunch of other great small press titles.    “Kirby in terms of concepts, Ditko in the sheer otherness of its confines, and yet quite unlike either in delivery, Vortex is a mesmerising...

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Sparkplug will be at Autoptic in Minneapolis this weekend!  We’ll have a full stock of our titles, including a bunch of sale books!  Autoptic takes place August 8th and 9th at Aria.  More details here!

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