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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Talking About Shopping and Football

Hello, just a quick note or two about this site as it continues to grow and heave. UPDATED: The Wow Cool Shop is all the way live! More images and samples to be added soon. We currently have 70 different items available – Books, CDs, T-shirts, Vinyl Records and much more. A section has...

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Sparkplug at TCAF this weekend

Rina Ayuyang will be representing Sparkplug Comic Books at this year’s TCAF in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She will be signing copies of her debut graphic novel Whirlwind Wonderland, co-published by Sparkplug and Tugboat Press. She’ll also have new minicomics and all the latest Sparkplug releases...

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Why We Do This: The Fall

The Fall: The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E. Smith is a marvelous BBC documentary from a few years back that I was pointed to by Richard Metzger. It is available to see on YouTube in nine parts. The first part is above. Around when nickname: Rebel started up, me and Mike used to

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Comics Variety

The quote below is from CBGXtra.com CBG is the Comic Buyer’s Guide, a comic book industry watch dog for something like 30 or 40 years, I think. It was the voice that retailers listened to when I worked in a comic store in 1989-94 or whatever it was. I am really interested in the Black

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Excessive Force

Haunted Happenings PDX, a horror focused website just put up a great interview with Julia Gfrörer about her work and Flesh and Bone. Read it now here:www.hauntedhappeningspdx.com

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And this is interesting… Part 2

or, I swear, I shall close every last one of these tabs, continued. CD Baby Interviews Dave Allen (currently a music marketing genius, formerly a member of Gang of Four and Shriekback), with much coverage of Dave’s challenge to musicians to be brilliant or get out of the way. Be sure to...

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What the Future Sounded Like

What the Future Sounded Like

I’ve watched this documentary on EMS (Electronic Music Studios) every few months since I first discovered it. MAKE magazine blogged it a few days ago. I recently saw this awesome ad for the EMS VCS3 (below) at the excellent Issues Newsstand in Oakland, CA. Watch all three parts. Comprised...

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Civil Unions

Sparkplug best buddy Tom Neely has been interviewed quite well by Molossus. Loads of new info and talk about poetry and wolves:Part1Part2 Pleasing!

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Portland Illustrated: Neighborhood Notes on four radical Portland cartoonists that you need to know about, including Julia Gfrörer author of Sparkplug’s new Flesh and Bone. The other three are also pretty damn great too.

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Rina Ayuyang on Tour!

She’ll be at TCAF in Toronto for Sparkplug next Saturday and on Wednesday in Pittsburgh, PA: Cartoonist and author Rina Ayuyang will be reading selections from her graphic novel “Whirlwind Wonderland” at Pittsburgh’s Toonseum on Wednesday, May 5th at 6:00 p.m. Rina, a...

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What I’ve Been Up To

What I’ve Been Up To

The Wow Cool Garden has taken a lot of bloody work. Four 4’x8′ raised beds. Redwood. 128 Square Feet. 9 cubic yards of soil. Over a ton of rock for the path (scored those babies on freecycle). Man, my back hurts. Lots going on. Stay tuned.

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Free Dope Flounder this weekend!

This Saturday (May 1st) Tugboat Press, Teenage Dinosaur and Sparkplug Comic Books are proud to present a free comic book available at comic book stores nationwide this Saturday. Six new artists to flip your lid: Sean Christensen (cover), David Wien (back cover), Nicole Georges, Jesse Reklaw, Tom...

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All Fours by Swamp Baby Out Today

All Fours by Swamp Baby Out Today

Old friend and occasional collaborator Michael Hotter releases his band Swamp Baby’s CD today, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, on Collar City Records. Full Color, 6 panel jacket, with original artwork by Phil Pascuzzo (again!). Get yours here. or download here:

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