Closing Sale!

Just a reminder: May 17th – This is the last day to place any online orders, including wholesale orders. Marc Arsenault is picking up the books from me the weekend of Linework.  I’ll be taking the shop part of the site down after this. It would be really wonderful if you wanted to...

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Wednesday is New Comics Day May 11, 2016

Wednesday is New Comics Day May 11, 2016

Today is Wednesday, May 11th and we have a ton of new books for you. We are now officially open until 7pm at the Cupertino shop; and, will start staying open until 8pm on Wednesdays in June. Recent issues of comics from the past year are now available in the store carefully arranged in...

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Reminder – One Week Left to Order

Just a reminder: May 17th – This is the last day to place any online orders, including wholesale orders.  Marc Arsenault is picking up the books from me the weekend of Linework.  I’ll be taking the shop part of the site down after this. It would be really wonderful if you...

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So, Free Comic Book Day Happened

So, Free Comic Book Day Happened

That was quite a day. We are still recovering from our third Free Comic Book Day event at the Wow Cool Alternative Comics shop in Cupertino on Saturday. This was our biggest ever. More books, more people, more cookies and lemonade… More everything. We were very happy to have our neighbor...

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Tons of New Books In the Wow Cool Shop

We have added hundred of new books to our online and Cupertino stores. Here’s just a recent selection. Wow Cool has been doing a massive re-cataloging of our inventory — new and re-stocked items are being added every day. New books arrive every week. Please follow us on our facebook page...

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Sunday Cage Liner

It has been an interesting weekend full of literary, cartoon and musical mysteries. Your recommended soundtrack is this collection of instrumental tracks from the Lick My Decals Off recording sessions by Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band. Brooklyn Magazine presents this look “Inside 11...

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Upcoming Events!

Hey friends! Sparkplug is attending a couple of our favorite events in the upcoming months! Linework is in our hometown of Portland, Oregon, and will take place May 21 and 22 at Norse Hall. AND it’s free to attend! CAKE is in Chicago, and is set for June 11 and 12. It’s also free to...

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Upcoming Important Dates

Upcoming Important Dates

Hello again friends!  I hope you are having a good spring.  I wanted to let you know a couple upcoming dates for Sparkplug. May 17th – This is the last day to place any online orders, including wholesale orders.  Marc Arsenault is picking up the books from me the weekend of Linework. ...

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Jack Kirby | Thor | Parallax View

Jack Kirby | Thor | Parallax View

A series of frames from the Parallax Corporation training montage from the 1974 Alan J. Pakula film The Parallax View. “The montage also uses a drawing by Jack Kirby of the Marvel Comics character Thor. The drawing is a cropped image from the cover of Thor Annual #4 (December 1971), which...

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Sparkplug in the news!

Sparkplug in the news!

Suzette Smith gave us a shout out in her Portland Mercury article about Vision Quest #4, a free paper that features a comic by former Sparkplug publisher Emily Nilsson. And Comic Book Resources did a spotlight on Whit Taylor, author of The Anthropologists.

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Sparkplug at LA Zine Fest!

Hey LA! Sparkplug will have a table at LA Zine Fest this Sunday, March 6! It’s at the Majestic Downtown at 650 S. Spring St from 11am-6pm and is free to attend! We’ll be at booth 165. We hope to see you there!

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Sparkplug Highlight: Ce/Ze

Ce/Ze, Suzette Smith’s dreamy take on science fiction/fantasy, follows two 7th graders who share a psychic link. Amelia Smith and Honey Czarny discover that they share fragmented memories of their past lives in another universe as powerful beings named Ce and Ze. A rival king’s plot to kill Ze...

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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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