Kickstart This – Brown Girls Burlesque

Please help out our good friend Miss Aurora BoobRealis and her Brooklyn-based burlesque troop. Their 2014 season and continued existence are in serious jeopardy, and they need your support. Brown Girls Burlesque is “a company of women of color dedicated to creating our own reflection in...

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Warriors Come Out and Play

Warriors Come Out and Play

In the fear that you might miss this, I just want to point you to the latest post from the very popular BLDGBLOG that features a previously unpublished interview with the late Sol Yurick, the screenwriter of the enormously influential film The Warriors. As you might have suspected there was much...

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The Radiophonic Workshop Reunion on BBC 6Music

The seemingly comprehensive coverage here a few weeks ago on the legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop was woefully incomplete… because the story is still being told. Original BBC Radiophonic Workshop composers Dick Mills, Paddy Kingsland, Peter Howell, Roger Limb, and Mark Ayres have...

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New In the Store: Vantage!

Everyone, listen up, and listen like crazy: we have a new Eroyn Franklin book in the store! Vantage is an incredible addition to both her creative oeuvre and your personal comics collection. This fold-out book documents The Long Walk, a socially engaged project in which Susan Robb...

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Sugar Booger Thanksgiving Special

Sugar Booger Thanksgiving Special

Hello… What’s this? Thanksgiving was last week! That may well be, but Kevin Scalzo’s Sugar Booger #1 didn’t get here until now! But, wait, you say, I thought that came out like ten years ago. Nope this is the new 32 page 5×7″ color glossy edition from...

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New in the Store: Other Worlds!

Portland’s comics performance collective, Gridlords, has seen fit to grace us with a second anthology, and it’s bigger, slicker, and weirder than we could have hoped for! Other Worlds explores the myriad other dimensions, other places, and other experiences that exist alongside...

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A Whole Day Wasted – Sequential Crush

A Whole Day Wasted – Sequential Crush

I don’t remember exactly what I was searching for when I stumbled across Jacque Nodell’s excellent Sequential Crush blog… and I don’t care anymore, my heart was swept away for the love of this glorious collection of lush images from 1960s and 1970s romance comics. There...

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Sparkplug at Short Run This Weekend!

We are so excited for our upcoming attendance at Short Run in Seattle! Held on Saturday, November 30, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, Short Run is a one-day free event that showcases makers of art books, zines, comics, and animation. It was founded to strengthen and celebrate the Pacific...

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New in the Store: Making Tide and Just Noise!

We have two new additions to the store today from the incomparable Eroyn Franklin: Making Tide and Just Noise. Vastly different in execution, they are both amazing works of art and storytelling. Just Noise is a tiny marvel of intricacy. A dialogue between a couple whose actions speak louder than...

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New in the Store: Cavities Sampler!

Please join me in welcoming cartoonist Erin Griffin to Sparkplug’s shop! Her comic, Cavities Sampler, is too cute for words. Showcasing glimpses of Griffin’s life, her round and cheery style is adorable, even if her stories sometimes hint at a sadness below the surface. Though...

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