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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New Reviews of Sparkplug Comics at Sequart

The radical Rob Clough has put up a series of reviews of the new Sparkplug Comic Books and a friend: InkweedNurd BurglarThe Hot Breath of WarWindy Corner #2Reich #3 & #4andNurse Nurse #2 Katie Skelly who does Nurse Nurse does great comics and you should check her stuff out at...

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Jennifer Parks!

So, this month is Parks month in Portland.If you are in town, go by the Pony Club, she has a show up for all of August. In addition she has put out a new issue of the Lone Wolf (#2). I think you can get it from her directly. I’ll have it (along with #1

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Jason T Miles’ Dead Ringer

here’s a review of one of my favorite books of the last year…Jason T Miles’ “Dead Ringer.” it’s available from La Mano books.www.lamano21.com You can also pick it up from Sparkplug at shows as Dylan is distro-ing it. Jason T Miles’ Dead Ringer Dead Ringer is a...

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Neon Love Through the Fog of War

Sparkplug released The Hot Breath of War a couple of months ago and since then it has provoked some positive reviews, as well as a bit of puzzlement from readers. So, it was suggested to me that I go a bit into my process and execution of the book, for the benefit of the casual

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SF Zine Fest and Comic Con 2008

I got back from San Diego Comic Con and the San Francisco Zine Fest a couple weeks ago. It was a long and exhausting 2 weeks. Apparently I was really showing it on the last days at Comic Con but I had so much fun that I’m already looking forward to next year. I realize

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James Kopta – Gone Six Years

His massive body of work in music, video and art continues to trickle out to the world like he never stopped. The Frank Budgen record has been available from Specific Recordings for a few months now. The Exploding Corpse Action LP should be out soon from Armageddon Records. Many other projects...

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Evidence CD Release Party in Brooklyn Thursday

((((( EVIDENCE RELEASE PARTY/BOXED DANCES ))))) Aug. 14, 2008: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Issue Project Room at the (oa) can factory 232 Third Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Admission: $15 Evidence (Stephan Moore and Scott Smallwood) celebrate the release of their new CD “Receiver” (free103point9...

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Molly O'Connell

Mollie Goldstrom and I got to hang out with Molly O’connell recently, who was visiting New York. You can check out Molly Oconnells work here: www.mollycolleenoconnell.com/ Her work is really interesting—she’ll be doing a small piece for Windy Corner #3. There’s a lot of...

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