Go look: Chris Capuozzo’s Intergalactico!

Go look: Chris Capuozzo’s Intergalactico!

Intergalactico is the creative/multidisciplinary studio founded by designer, artist and illustrator, Chris Capuozzo; and the website received its official launch today. You may know his stuff from his work with Funny Garbage or the last Paper Rodeo, or even some moldy old issues of Wow...

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Receiver – new Evidence CD out now!

Receiver – new Evidence CD out now!

Longtime Wow Cool affiliated act (stay tuned for more on that) Evidence, has dropped a new disk on us. Receiver is a CD-length composition in thirteen parts that was collaboratively created in multiple phases. Musical sounds and textures intended for radio broadcast were composed over the course...

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MCA on running his business.

This is a pretty cool little chat with and about Adam Yauch’s various attempts at running a small business. Not just handling his business by running it and milking it. Shannon O’Leary passed this on to me.http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/09/movies/09yauc.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

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Anke Feuchtenberger

It is simply amazing to get to hear Anke F. talk about her arthttp://nigelbeale.com/?p=904Also more new (to me) pictures by her here:http://steinroetter.de/ENGartistsFeuchtenberger.htmAnd her site, of course:http://www.feuchtenbergerowa.de/(thanks Renee)

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Alixopulos on Inkstuds

Whoa. Trevor Alixopulos is interviewed on Ink Studs. I am assuming it is awesome, but I haven’t listened to it yet. I’m doing that right next. (the guy with Trevor in the photo is the one and only Eric Nebel).

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New Wow Cool Marc Arsenault Book Out Now!

Zoo District #7 – Adventures in Excitement is a 28 page black and white digest with color covers by Marc Arsenault (that’s me) collecting various comics and drawings spanning several years. A few strips appeared previously in Brian Ralph’s Monster, Paper Rodeo, Roarin’...

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Welcome to the Dahl House.

welcome to the Dahl House by ken Dahlas read by austin english I read ken dahls new book on my lunch break…I work at forbidden planet in new york city and can literally pick ANY comic to read at lunch. ANY single comic…I could have read the new scorchy smith collection or the new al...

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Is Business Killing Punk Rock

I’ve been reading an amazing series that ran in Maximum R&R two years ago. It is basically just a series of interviews with people who run small businesses in and around punk rock and roll. There are a ton of different opinions and a lot of insight. I recommend this series for anyone...

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Love Blowout

Last weekend Minty Lewis and Damien Jay got married! Minty and Damien’s comics are both available in the Sparkplug Comic Books Store and both are good pals of the Sparkplug familia. The wedding was a total blast! At the end of the night, pretty much everyone looked like this: Isn’t...

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Rober Kirkman's Mission Impossible

A friend of mine told me about this “mission statement” by Robert Kirkman. It is totally fascinating. I don’t think I ever fully understand what those guys who go to Marvel/DC superheroes from doing their own stuff but this helps a little. It is actually kind of sad but if you...

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Publishing Panel informations

This is the handout from the Small Press Comics/Zine Publishing panel workshop that I ran with Greg Means, and Aron Nels Steinke at the Portland Zine Symposium. How and why run small press / comic book publishing businesses, including the basics of printing, publishing, and distribution. Dylan...

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Am I Bovvered?

I’m at a terminal bar in MSP – The Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, a few stools down from me is a woman who has an astounding resemblance to Catherine Tate. And her personality is like one of Tate’s characters from her old show, but American. It’s kind of amazing, she has...

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THAR SHE BLOWS!!!

The surprise hit of SDCC for me was the sale of my Moby Dick giclée prints. I only had 10 of them, and sold out in a couple of hours. Well, I’ve got 20 left and then they are gone. They are now available to order through the i will destroy you store for $250

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punk business

A obvious place to start. Ian Mackaye on business from Salon.com: Does it take a shrewd entrepreneur to maintain a record label? No. I was talking to a business guy once, an accountant, and he said, “They should invite you to come speak at Harvard Business School.” And I said...

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Portland Zine Symposium August 23rd/24th

I was putting off posting in hopes of having a time for the workshop Greg Means (Tugboat Press), Aron Steinke and I would be giving but it is getting close to the show so. Here is the info. Sparkplug Comic Books and Teenage Dinosaur will tabling at the Portland Zine Symposium this weekend. Well...

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Joseph hart Studio Visit

Mollie Goldstrom and I went to visit one of our favorite artists, Joseph Hart, in his greenpoint studio. Joseph will be doing the back cover for Windy Corner #3…anyway, here are photos I took of some of the work he showed us that he was working on. Oh and here is his...

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