Support this: Tangiers – Avant Garde Stealth Game

Imagine a video game that combines a 3D explorable world that has the stealth gameplay of Thief with the ideas of the 20th century avant garde as documented in Re/Search and you still might not having something as great as what Tangiers is poised to deliver. Go read this interview with Tangiers’...

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Josh Bayer’s Raw Power Part Two is Out Now

Josh Bayer’s Raw Power Part Two is Out Now

Josh Bayer’s Raw Power Part Two is now available in the Wow Cool Shop. Noah Van Sciver says, “That shit is intense!!” Go get yours now. Also new to the shop are two of Josh Shalek’s fine books: Falling Rock National Park #1 and Tomb of the Zombies. We have also finally...

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Wow Cool @ 25 Comics FX July 1989

Wow Cool @ 25 Comics FX July 1989

Wow Cool got a whole page in the old small press comics tabloid Comics F/X back in July 1989. The man incorrectly identified as Marc is actually the sculptor Paul Komoda. Sam cleverly altered minor details of Wow Cool history to protect the guilty parties.

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Massive Attack v Adam Curtis

I’m afraid you’ve already missed it. It happened. The Journalist Adam Curtis and Robert Del Naja and his band Massive Attack — with vocalists Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins) and Horace Andy — staged a show over some nine days at an abandoned railway station as part of...

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Kickstart this: Syl Johnson: Any Way The Wind Blows

My good friend and bandmate Nick Carpenter is associate producing this documentary. It launched its Kickstarter a few hours ago. Have a look. Help out. Watch until the end as you will have a laugh. Syl is a super interesting subject, a major part of soul music history, and a volatile person and...

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Maximum RockNRoll #363 August 2013

Maximum RockNRoll #363 August 2013

The latest issue of Maximum RockNRoll will be on newsstands any day now. It contains the expanded print version of the memoriam of Ramones creative director Arturo Vega that I put together with Punk Magazine guy John Holmstrom and photographer Godlis. You should go get that.

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Don’t Call Me Crazy On The 4th Of July

Don’t Call Me Crazy On The 4th Of July

Don’t Call Me Crazy On The 4th Of July from Rich Pell on Vimeo. Some holiday viewing for you. Bob Lansberry spent 30 year protesting government mind control and mail censorship on the streets of Pittsburgh. Prior to his death, he acquired a copy of his FBI file that ran over 400 pages in...

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Vodka Soaked Magic Whistle

Sam Henderson would like you to know three things: He has produced a new video of his gag cartoons [above] He is almost completely done building the new MagicWhistle.com Magic Whistle #0 is available to download now and was actually out as a DRM-Free eBook days before whatever this business...

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Jack Kirby Two Page Spreads

Jack Kirby Two Page Spreads

All you need to look at right now. This is it. This is it. Get on the glory boat with this glorious photo set on flickr. Bonus bit: Check out this conversation between Jack Kirby and Carmine Infantino.

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Alternative Comics #4 Now In The Shop

Alternative Comics #4 Now In The Shop

Alternative Comics’ flagship anthology returns as a twice-yearly comic with more pages—showcasing the best indie, web and zine artists of today’s underground. Cover art by Mike Bertino (Trigger). Comics by Theo Ellsworth (The Understanding Monster) & Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi), Sam...

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I Can’t Imagine A World Without Kim Thompson

I seriously can’t I cannot imagine a world that does not have Kim Thompson in it. One of my longest continuos professional relationships in the strange world of American comic books has suddenly come to an end. Nothing I can do about it. A big cosmic fuck you. I think I first dealt with...

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Jess Johnson’s Auto da Fé Book Available Now

Jess Johnson’s Auto da Fé Book Available Now

My old friend and Fantagraphics co-worker Jess Johnson has released a compilation volume of sketchbooks and “Auto da Fé” zines chronicling the past decade. Based on the description it is safe to say that it makes for some very interesting reading. Five sketchbooks are represented...

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Party Like It’s 2006

Party Like It’s 2006

Three more-or-less animated videos, and one where not much of anything happens. I played the hell out of these some seven years ago. They were all part of the very first Dandelion Radio Festive Fifty in 2006. I forget which ones I voted for, but it’s a safe bet a couple of these were in...

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Maurice Sendak’s Bumble Ardy on Sesame Street

Maurice Sendak’s Bumble Ardy on Sesame Street

I surely saw this many times on Sesame Street, but have no memory of it. Maurice Sendak would have been 85 today, as Google reminds us with their somewhat dodgy doodle today. Sendak was the featured interview subject of the most recent print edition of The Comics Journal. You should check that...

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