Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest

Emily and Tom will be in charge of the Sparkplug table this weekend at Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest. Our special guest star will be Katie Skelly, author of the Nurse Nurse series! Please join us for this super awesome fest! Here’s the scoop, from the BCGF website: BROOKLYN COMICS AND...

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Ninja Tweets of Doom

The latest in a semi-weekly roundup of the most interesting news from comics, art, music, video, games and more that have managed to reach us in the technological backwaters of Cupertino. Dig deep into this roundup of classic video game magazines that are archived online. Via Rock Paper Shotgun...

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Black Friday Free Totebag Explosion

Black Friday Free Totebag Explosion

Be the next person to order any of these three items from the Wow Cool shop and you will receive a custom heavy duty canvas totebag at no additional charge: Holli Hoxxx #1 by Austin Tinius, Adam Tinius & Stefano Cardoselli Parallel Strokes by Ian Lynam Offset Needle Radius Vs. nickname...

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…and that’s it!, Pat and Mat

Please do watch the above and have your mind gently blown before reading the following. But you might want to wait… I had never heard of the Czech-born International cartoon legends Pat & Mat until today. It’s very likely that you had not either. I discovered them while trying...

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More Random Than Usual Tweet Spew

More Random Than Usual Tweet Spew

Monday was the first day of being somewhat set up in the new Wow Cool offices. Got a record number of orders out the door. Got us on the interwebs. Printer is on the network. Still much to do. I am freaking exhausted. Still way too much interesting stuff going on to not share. Do

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Thanks to Some Extra-Special People

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Review of Flesh and Bone

Attention Deficit Disorderly has done a great review of Flesh and Bone by Julia Gfrorer: “Gfrörer’s intelligence shines through in virtually every particular, from pacing (the excruciatingly interminable sequence in which the bereaved man writhes first in agony then in resigned...

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Mid-Week Mid-Moving Tweetdown

Mid-Week Mid-Moving Tweetdown

Busy day week. Tuesday, November 15th is was the official move-in day to Wow Cool’s new offices in the Monta Vista neighborhood of Cupertino (If you know the area, we’re next to Paul and Eddies) The gallery/bookstore will not be open for a few more weeks yet… aiming for early...

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Review of Flesh and Bone

Attention Deficit Disorderly has done a great review of Flesh and Bone by Julia Gfrorer: “Gfrörerâ??s intelligence shines through in virtually every particular, from pacing (the excruciatingly interminable sequence in which the bereaved man writhes first in agony then in resigned...

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Rina Ayuyang and Lark Pien at Komiks Expo 2011

Rina Ayuyang and Lark Pien, both good friends of Sparkplug, will be tabling at the Komiks Expo in San Francisco this Saturday! Details below: Komiks Expo 2011 Saturday, November 19, 1pm-5pm It’s going to be our own local version of Comic Con! Komiks Expo 2011 is a comic book convention to...

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Short Run Small Press Fest!

Join us this weekend in Seattle! I can already tell that Short Run is going to be a super fun fest, with lots of other great presses and artists involved. Emily and I look forward to seeing you there! Short Run Small Press Fest@ the Seattle CenterSaturday, Nov. 12th from 10:30 t0 4:30Free...

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RIP Family Circus Creator Bil Keane

RIP Family Circus Creator Bil Keane

Family Circus is an easy target for subversive alteration (quite often mashed with HP Lovecraft), but it managed to be pretty weird on its own and often genuinely funny. The classic “Can I cut things out of People” is one of the best, then there was the crossovers between Family...

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Jason Shiga’s Meanwhile App Has Landed

Jason Shiga’s Meanwhile App Has Landed

The Mac iOS app of Jason Shiga’s Meanwhile is now available for the iPad and The iPhone. More information is available on App developer Andrew Plotkin’s site, including a link to a great photo of Jason with his five foot square story map for Meanwhile. The physical hardcover book...

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Small Press Love Fest!

Emily and I will be tabling for Sparkplug this Tuesday at Multnomah County Library’s Small Press Love Fest! This will be a really fun event, with food, raffles and a chance to get a jump on your holiday shopping. It’s free too!The fest is on Tuesday, November 8th, from 5:30 to 7:30...

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Doctor Mordrid Master of the Unknown

Once upon a time, Charles Band, director of such personal favorites as Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn and Trancers, got the option to produce a film based on Marvel Comics’ Doctor Strange… and then the rights expired. He braved on with the project, changing various odd...

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Susie Cagle is my Hero

I’ve been wanting to write something here about Susie Cagle’s coverage of Occupy Oakland for a couple weeks now. But, given the occupation’s escalating nature and Susie’s work on it being ongoing observation and documentation for an eventual full report, there was not an...

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