Shannon Wheeler on the AltComics Podcast

Shannon Wheeler on the AltComics Podcast

At long last, the debut episode is here. AltComics talks to Too Much Coffee Man creator Shannon Wheeler about his new book Sh*T My President Says and what it takes to become a New Yorker Cartoonist. The soundtrack music is by Zoltar’s Fortune. alt.comics.shannonwheeler Download MP3...

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Wow Cool Has New Signs in Cupertino

Wow Cool Has New Signs in Cupertino

Indie comics just got a whole lot easier to find in Silicon Valley. The Wow Cool Alternative Comics shop in Cupertino has some excellent new signs featuring art by Emmy Award winning Adventure Time artist Andy Ristaino. We are at 21607B Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014, in the same...

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Something Good To Read on a Sunday

Something Good To Read on a Sunday

Art San Diego Comic-Con is giving away a special 60 page PDF edition of the Jack Kirby section of their 2017 Souvenir book. Ghost World and Eightball creator Daniel Clowes has a new website. Fantagraphics Books is publishing a collection of Benjamin Marra‘s Night Business at the end of the...

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New Books at Wow Cool August 30 2017

New Books at Wow Cool August 30 2017

A buncha old stuff and a buncha new stuff landed at Wow Cool this week. We also just had the Kirby Centenary celebration a few days ago. Only a small fraction of those books are in the online shop. Visit us in Cupertino to grab most of those books from the 60s ’til just this

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Jack Kirby at 100

Jack Kirby at 100

Jack Kirby was born in New York City August 28, 1917 Without his work it’s doubtful Wow Cool would have taken the form it has. Photo credit unknown. Found on Jack’s grandson’s Twitter account. Jeremy Kirby also maintains JackKirbyComics.com. 

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Something Good To Read on a Sunday

Something Good To Read on a Sunday

We made it to the second installment of the Sunday reads. I can now claim this is a regular feature along with New Books in the Shop on Wednesdays and the always irregular The Stupid Pages. If all goes well we should have the first full altcomics podcast on Tuesday August 29 with guest Shannon...

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Jack Kirby 100 @ Wow Cool

Jack Kirby 100 @ Wow Cool

Every day at Wow Cool Alternative Comics in Cupertino is a celebration of the life and work of Jack Kirby, but for three days in August, 2017 we commemorate the centennial of this great artist’s birth. Jack ‘King’ Kirby was born 100 years ago. He did more to influence American...

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New Books at Wow Cool August 23 2017

New Books at Wow Cool August 23 2017

New books in the shop this week include, but are not limited to: Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti Black Hammer #12 by Jeff Lemire & David Rubin Edge of Venomverse #5 by Clay Chapman & James Stokoe Fantasy Sports vol. 3: The Green King by Sam Bosma Generation Gone #2 by Ales Kot

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Something Good to Read on a Sunday

Something Good to Read on a Sunday

Welcome to the new weekend reading column. We’re still re-arranging the deckchairs for the re-launch of the Wow Cool blog and launch of the altcomics podcast. Hopefully things will be more regular soon. The title of this feature takes its name from The Clash song The Leader… which...

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New Books at Wow Cool August 16 2017

New Books at Wow Cool August 16 2017

New in the shop this week: Alexander Hamilton: The Graphic History of an American Founding Father by Jonathan Hennessey & Justin Greenwood Border Worlds by Don Simpson Calexit #1 2nd Printing Cannabis Works 2 by Tatsuyuki Tanaka Cave Carson has a Cybernetic Eye #11 Crafty Cat and the Crafty...

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Introducing Wow Cool’s alt.comics Podcast

Introducing Wow Cool’s alt.comics Podcast

What mad forces compel comic artists to chain themselves to drawing tables day and night? The new altcomics podcast tracks down cartoonists from all ends of the funny book business—graphic novels, comic strips, gag cartoons, web comics—and tries to find out what makes them tick. Your host is...

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New Comics at Wow Cool August 9, 2017

New Comics at Wow Cool August 9, 2017

New in the shop this week: A Castle in England by Jamie Rhodes The Customer is Always Wrong by Mimi Pond The End of the F**king World Hardcover by Charles Forsman Heavy Metal #287 Killian Eng cover by Grant Morrison & co I Hear the Sunspot by Yuki Fumino Juxtapoz #200  Kill or Be Killed

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Three Jack Kirby Avengers Panels

Three Jack Kirby Avengers Panels

  I unexpectedly had the chance to catch up on some reading last month and for some unknown reason read the first few issue of the Avengers that were drawn by Jack Kirby. These are screen grabs from the ComiXology editions I read. Note the bright coloring. They looked a lot different from...

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New Comics at Wow Cool August 2, 2017

New Comics at Wow Cool August 2, 2017

There are tons of great new comics in the online and Cupertino Wow Cool shops this week. Apart from recent releases, we’ve also stocked up the bins with some amazing James Stokoe Marvel comics and variants, and assembled a collection of Dave Cooper books in a wide array of shapes and...

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