Steven Cerio talks The Residents on ResTube

Steven Cerio talks The Residents on ResTube

“Steven Cerio, the wonderfully trippy and inspired artist, author, musician and filmmaker tells us how he discovered the group, what his favorite projects are, what techniques he uses and even answers the question: Who are the Residents?!!?!”    ResTube is a pretty recently...

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Lost Landscapes of San Francisco | December 16

Lost Landscapes of San Francisco | December 16

Last year I was very fortunate to be able to attend a one-of-a-kind cinema event. Lost Landscapes of San Francisco by Rick Prelinger at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. The carefully curated presentation of mostly home movies dating back over a century has its soundtrack provided by the...

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Razorcake 2020 Donation Drive

Razorcake 2020 Donation Drive

It’s Fund Drive Season at Razorcake. There is no tote bag, but there are t-shirts!  Razorcake provides consistent coverage of do-it-yourself punk culture that you won’t find anywhere else. They believe in positive, progressive, community-friendly DIY punk. DIY punk culture is often...

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Norcal Noisefest 2020 with nickname: Rebel

Norcal Noisefest 2020 with nickname: Rebel

The longest running event for noise and experimental sound art in the United States … the one and only NORCAL NOISEFEST 2020 episode XXIV: ..a virtual hope… has its revenge!   As the empire refuses to admit to its weak response to the crisis at hand.. a small band of...

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#TheShowMustBePaused

#TheShowMustBePaused

Hell yes, Black Lives Matter! We should not need to say this anymore. Damn straight they fucking matter. This shit-show needs to be shut down. The police need to be demilitarized and held accountable for their performance by the citizens they are supposed to protect. The president needs to be...

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Wow Cool Remains Open

Wow Cool Remains Open

Yes! Wow Cool is still open. We are taking orders and shipping out via the US Postal Service once or twice a week. Online ordering is available ’round-the-clock. We will soon be adding a TON of new and old books to the site. We’re actually pretty backlogged with getting them listed...

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New Short Film About Extinction Rebellion

New Short Film About Extinction Rebellion

Decades of inadequate political action have led to a climate and ecological emergency that poses an unprecedented existential threat to humanity and all life on Earth — “politics as usual” will not meet the challenge we face. This new film with an exclusive soundtrack from Massive Attack...

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Maximum RockNRoll To Cease Print Publication

Maximum RockNRoll To Cease Print Publication

Seen Sunday on MRR’s Instagram account and then circulated elsewhere. Wow Cool has been an occasional stockist of Maximum RockNRoll at various times through the years (and still are Right Now!), we were an advertiser for a chunk of the 90s and a beneficiary of a grant from them way back...

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Happy Birthday Michael Moorcock

Happy Birthday Michael Moorcock

  Michael Moorcock was born on this day in 1939.  Michael Moorcock is one of the most important figures in British SF and Fantasy literature. The author of many literary novels and stories in practically every genre, his novels have won and been shortlisted for numerous awards including the...

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“Are You Crazy” By Dylan Williams

“Are You Crazy” By Dylan Williams

From Horse #1 a mini-comic created by Dylan Williams in the early 1990s. Posted on Reporter56.com many years ago, retrieved from the Wayback Machine. All of the Horse covers were based on Black Sabbath album covers. Dylan passed away seven years ago today. Dylan’s press Sparkplug Books is...

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Tom Hart is creating and teaching comics on Patreon

Tom Hart is creating and teaching comics on Patreon

Hey everyone, I’m on Patreon! Support my 17+ years mentoring new cartoonists! Spells, sketches and secret sauces in the patron-only feed. I work tirelessly to create an advanced comics pedagogy along with serious mentorship to support comic artists. And all while I create my own kick-ass...

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Jack Kirby at 100

Jack Kirby at 100

Jack Kirby was born in New York City August 28, 1917 Without his work it’s doubtful Wow Cool would have taken the form it has. Photo credit unknown. Found on Jack’s grandson’s Twitter account. Jeremy Kirby also maintains JackKirbyComics.com. 

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Jack Kirby 100 @ Wow Cool

Jack Kirby 100 @ Wow Cool

Every day at Wow Cool Alternative Comics in Cupertino is a celebration of the life and work of Jack Kirby, but for three days in August, 2017 we commemorate the centennial of this great artist’s birth. Jack ‘King’ Kirby was born 100 years ago. He did more to influence American...

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Three Jack Kirby Avengers Panels

Three Jack Kirby Avengers Panels

  I unexpectedly had the chance to catch up on some reading last month and for some unknown reason read the first few issue of the Avengers that were drawn by Jack Kirby. These are screen grabs from the ComiXology editions I read. Note the bright coloring. They looked a lot different from...

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Resist! is at Wow Cool in Cupertino

Resist! is at Wow Cool in Cupertino

The Resist! Free newspaper is now available in our Silicon Valley store.  RESIST forces that would divide us. RESIST the normalization of fascism. RESIST! is a free 40-page tabloid newspaper of political comics and graphics by mostly female artists. It is edited by Françoise Mouly, art editor of...

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