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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The 2017 RPM Challenge is open for registration

The 2017 RPM Challenge is open for registration

This is The Challenge – Record an album in 28 days, just because you can. That’s 10 songs or 35 minutes of original material recorded during the month of February.  More information | Register It’s a little like National Novel Writing Month, (NaNoWriMo.org) where writers challenge each...

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Support the Sequential Artists Workshop

Support the Sequential Artists Workshop

Please feed the artists If you’re reading this, you probably value comics and the arts in general. You may even be an artist. Which means you probably know just how little support the artists are given, both financially and emotionally, in spite of the value our art adds to our individual lives...

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Watch Me: Where do you draw the line?

Where do you draw the line? (full film) from Where do you draw the line? on Vimeo. Please like/share and support: facebook.com/WDYDTL twitter.com/WordSmithProd wordsmithproductions.co.uk Why is the Ecuadorian government proposing to extract oil in an area frequently classified by ecologists as...

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Helping Caspian See

Helping Caspian See

Zack Soto has been a friend to Wow Cool and Alternative Comics for longer than I am even sure of. He was a Wow Cool mail-order customer back in our golden days during the zine explosion of the 90s. He sent me and Jeff Mason comics at various times. His comics were published by Alternative

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Help Us Share The Safety This July 4th

Wow Cool wants you to join us in supporting the Share the Safety initiative this Independence Day. BUY A GUN, GIVE A GUN TO AN AMERICAN IN AN AT-RISK NEIGHBORHOOD. The National Rifle Association and corporate ally Smith & Wesson have partnered to level the safety playing field in our...

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Don DeLillo Should get every damn literary prize

Someone (whom I could not find again) posted something to the effect of “I’m voting for the presidential candidate who nominates Don DeLillo for the Nobel Prize” on thee face books. I’m not quite sure it works that way, but I echo the sentiment. Don DeLillo is surely on...

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Join the King-Cat Comix Fan Club

Join the King-Cat Comix Fan Club

I got some exciting mail from John Porcellino today — an official King-Cat Comix Fan Club membership card. Hand inscribed by John P himself to me. You too can get yours by supporting John’s work on King-Cat Comics and Stories and the Spit and a Half publishing imprint and distro on...

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