your evil twin

your evil twin

MAGIC WHISTLE 3.2 from Alternative Comics now available through Comixology and coming next week to your local comic store. If they don’t carry it, tell them you’ll hold your breath until they do.

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Helping Caspian See

Helping Caspian See

Zack Soto has been a friend to Wow Cool and Alternative Comics for longer than I am even sure of. He was a Wow Cool mail-order customer back in our golden days during the zine explosion of the 90s. He sent me and Jeff Mason comics at various times. His comics were published by Alternative

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Help Us Share The Safety This July 4th

Wow Cool wants you to join us in supporting the Share the Safety initiative this Independence Day. BUY A GUN, GIVE A GUN TO AN AMERICAN IN AN AT-RISK NEIGHBORHOOD. The National Rifle Association and corporate ally Smith & Wesson have partnered to level the safety playing field in our...

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I Won’t Shut Up About Jerry Goldsmith

I Won’t Shut Up About Jerry Goldsmith

Presented without much further comment or help are “New Identity” from Jerry Goldsmith’s 1968 Planet of the Apes soundtrack and “Echohce” by FM Einheit, Jamie Lidell, David Link & Co, 2007. Both use the same bass pattern for a little bit. I’ve listened to...

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Making Music to Quit Drugs To

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Sparkplug at CAKE!

Sparkplug at CAKE!

Hello y’all!  Sparkplug is heading to the Midwest for one final show. We’ll be exhibiting at CAKE Chicago with Suzette Smith.  This is one of our favorite fests and it’s free and open to the public, so be sure to check it out!  Info below: Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)...

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Memorial Weekend Music All At Once

This little music recommendation project for the long weekend grew out of hand. Here are the four additional picks – each of which should have had their own posts, but sometimes you have to move on. Tom Ravenscroft has been sitting in on another show on BBC 6 Music this week and he played...

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Closing & CAKE

Closing & CAKE

SPARKPLUG BOOKS IS NO LONGER OPEN. Please visit Alternative Comics for updates and to purchase our books. THANK YOU FOR YOUR YEARS OF SUPPORT! {If you have any questions, please email virginia (at) sparkplugcomicbooks (dot) com.} June 11th & 12th – Sparkplug will be at CAKE in Chicago...

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nickname: Rebel Is Making A New Album

nickname: Rebel Is Making A New Album

After a few years break. After three members of the band left the greater San Francisco bay area. After Marc got Alternative Comics somewhat set up and Mike got the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in San Fransisco somewhat set up. We finally got back together and re-started the band we started 15 years...

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Don DeLillo Should get every damn literary prize

Someone (whom I could not find again) posted something to the effect of “I’m voting for the presidential candidate who nominates Don DeLillo for the Nobel Prize” on thee face books. I’m not quite sure it works that way, but I echo the sentiment. Don DeLillo is surely on...

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Join the King-Cat Comix Fan Club

Join the King-Cat Comix Fan Club

I got some exciting mail from John Porcellino today — an official King-Cat Comix Fan Club membership card. Hand inscribed by John P himself to me. You too can get yours by supporting John’s work on King-Cat Comics and Stories and the Spit and a Half publishing imprint and distro on...

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Sparkplug at Linework NW!

Sparkplug at Linework NW!

Sparkplug will be at Linework NW this weekend! Linework is free and open to the public. There is a different group of tablers each day, so be sure you visit both days. We’ll be selling our books with Suzette Smith (Ce/Ze) on Sunday from 1pm-8pm. Hope to see you there!

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