Remembering Dennis Hopper Part 1

The above is from Hermann Vaske’s excellent The Fine Art of Separating People From Their Money. I used to make everyone in my art department and all the sales reps who used our materials watch this movie. The work and life of Dennis Hopper has meant more to me than I can begin to express...

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Nickname: Rebel Dandelion Radio Session in June

This June, Dandelion Radio celebrates its 4th anniversary with a 9-show, 21-hour looping schedule that includes a session from Nickname: Rebel (our second for Mark Whitby). Dandelion Radio is a UK-based internet radio station inspired by the great John Peel. We’re thrilled to have been...

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Scam!

Microcosm is trying to print a new Scam Anthology book but it is $5,000 more expensive to print than our average book, so they are pre-selling copies on http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/897079804/scam-the-first-four-issues” to help them raise money to pay to print it! Watch the...

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Comics Over The Edge: Tomorrow In Berkeley!

  Kick off the Memorial Day weekend plans with a reading and slide show presentation of comics, comics, comics! Join six Bay Area cartoonists, Trevor Alixopulos, Rina Ayuyang, Ben Catmull, Josh Frankel, Renee French and Lark Pien as they showcase their comics endeavors!! Comics Over the...

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Steven Cerio Seconds Magazine Interviews

Steven Cerio, as announced previously, has relaunched his webness. Steve has recently been rolling out some of his classic interviews from Seconds Magazine on his website. Of the artists and musicians featured so far, we have classic talks with: Raymond Pettibon, H. R. Giger, Storm Thorgerson...

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Crumb’s Genesis at the Portland Art Museum

This show at the Portland Art Museum was made possible by the persistent efforts of one assistant curator. Unfortunately, I can’t remember her name. My uncle helped in the effort as well and I was happy to see free tickets to the opening night arrive at my door yesterday. This should be a...

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New Simon Gane T-shirt from Wow Cool

New Simon Gane T-shirt from Wow Cool

We are proud to announce the immediate availability of this brand new T-Shirt design by Mr. Simon Gane, of Bath, England, The UK. We would also like to submit that this would have been a much better choice for the 2012 Olympic mascots. The immortal story of these star-crossed lovers, eternally...

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I’ve started a review blog.

I’m really enjoying reading minis and self-published comics, so much so I’m trying to write about them. I’m most likely going to write about other things (films, music, art) but I’m stuck on comics at the moment. I’m still getting my feet wet but here is the link...

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Reading at Pegasus in Berkeley, CA

With tons of Sparkplug friends and artistsThursday, May 27, 7:30pm Pegasus Books2349 Shattuck AvenueBerkeley, CA Kick off the Memorial Day weekend plans with a reading and slide show presentation of comics, comics, comics! Join six Bay Area cartoonists, Trevor Alixopulos, Rina Ayuyang, Ben...

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Steven Cerio Says Hello

Steven Cerio Says Hello

Hello everyone, Steven Cerio here. I had a few things to mention. 1.  The new site www.stevencerio.com is coming along. Only a few things up right now. It’ll have all of the modern amenities modern computer people have come to expect, including a blog (I have hundreds of posts prepared) and...

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Rina in Toronto!

Rina Ayuyang has put up her convention report for the Toronto Comics Arts Festival. She went, representing Sparkplug in all her awesomeness. Check it out:rinadoodle.blogspot.com/2010/05/hot-times-in-cold-places.html

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Monteal Anarchist Bookfair is looking for books!

Call Out FOR TABLING MATERIALS FOR Anarchist/ANTI-AUTHORITARIAN People of Colour for Montreal Anarchist Bookfair 2010! Anarchist/ANTI-AUTHORITARIAN People of Colour (APOC) Montreal is seeking MATERIALS for our table at the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair taking place May 29-30, 2010. Over the years...

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2010: The Year Sound Art Broke

The world has surely gone mad this week, as it appears that people suddenly care about things like sound art and field recordings. It must be Spring. Following is a roundup of the last few days sudden massive interest in sound. To set the mood, please enjoy this clip of Suzanne Ciani on 3-2-1...

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Simon Gane Previews Christmas Classics Art

Simon Gane Previews Christmas Classics Art

Simon Gane previews some full-color art on his blog from his forthcoming adaptation of F.Scott Fitzgerald’s “A Luckless Santa Claus”, part of Christmas Classics: Graphic Classics vol. 19. This special edition of Graphics Classics also features Rick Geary and Hunt Emerson (a...

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