The next four weeks are full of comix! I’ll be traveling and Sparkplug will be at a bunch of shows:

The Minneapolis Indie Expo: This weekend (Saturday the 21st) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Portland Zine Symposium: August 28th & 29th in Portland, Oregon.
I’m an organizer and we could use any volunteer help. Please sign up:

San Francisco Zine Fest: September 3rd & 4th in San Francisco, CA.

SPX: September 10th and 11th in Bethesda, Maryland. Sparkplug’s most recent books will be at the Partyka table. Make sure to drop by and check out their amazing comics.
Also, the Ignatz Awards are given out at SPX and this year we are nominated for a bunch (vote, if you are going!), congratulations are in order for the artists:

Outstanding Anthology or Collection
Lemon Styles, David King

Promising New Talent
Rina Ayuyang, Whirlwind Wonderland (Sparkplug Comic Books & Tugboat Press)

Outstanding Comic
Eschew #2, Robert Sergel
Flesh and Bone, Julia Gfrörer
Outstanding Online Comic
Reliable Comics, David King (

AND on September 25th we’ll be at the Jet City Comics Show in Seattle along with Profanity Hill, Fantagraphics, Chris Cilla and more!

Our newest books will be at all shows:
The Heavy Hand by Chris Cilla
Lemon Styles by David King
Flesh and Bone by Julia Gfrörer

So much stuff. So many comix. Make sure to come by and say “hi”.