Sugar Booger Thanksgiving Special

Sugar Booger Thanksgiving Special

Hello… What’s this? Thanksgiving was last week! That may well be, but Kevin Scalzo’s Sugar Booger #1 didn’t get here until now! But, wait, you say, I thought that came out like ten years ago. Nope this is the new 32 page 5×7″ color glossy edition from...

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New in the Store: Other Worlds!

Portland’s comics performance collective, Gridlords, has seen fit to grace us with a second anthology, and it’s bigger, slicker, and weirder than we could have hoped for! Other Worlds explores the myriad other dimensions, other places, and other experiences that exist alongside...

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A Whole Day Wasted – Sequential Crush

A Whole Day Wasted – Sequential Crush

I don’t remember exactly what I was searching for when I stumbled across Jacque Nodell’s excellent Sequential Crush blog… and I don’t care anymore, my heart was swept away for the love of this glorious collection of lush images from 1960s and 1970s romance comics. There...

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Sparkplug at Short Run This Weekend!

We are so excited for our upcoming attendance at Short Run in Seattle! Held on Saturday, November 30, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, Short Run is a one-day free event that showcases makers of art books, zines, comics, and animation. It was founded to strengthen and celebrate the Pacific...

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New in the Store: Making Tide and Just Noise!

We have two new additions to the store today from the incomparable Eroyn Franklin: Making Tide and Just Noise. Vastly different in execution, they are both amazing works of art and storytelling. Just Noise is a tiny marvel of intricacy. A dialogue between a couple whose actions speak louder than...

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New in the Store: Cavities Sampler!

Please join me in welcoming cartoonist Erin Griffin to Sparkplug’s shop! Her comic, Cavities Sampler, is too cute for words. Showcasing glimpses of Griffin’s life, her round and cheery style is adorable, even if her stories sometimes hint at a sadness below the surface. Though...

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The Urban Exploration Endless Slideshow

The Urban Exploration Endless Slideshow

I’ve been homebound nursing a sore throat all weekend and in a reduced state of mental facility barely capable of scrolling through facebook walls and first person shooters. Anyway, on Veteran’s Day in the U.S. yesterday there was clearly something in the air as people seemed to keep...

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Steven Cerio Talks About The Residents

Steven Cerio Talks About The Residents

Steve Cerio-Theory of Obscurity from Don Hardy on Vimeo. An excerpt from Theory of Obscurity – A Film About The Residents featuring their long-time art collaborator Steven Cerio. Release date not yet announced. Expect it in early 2014. The teaser trailer is below. Residents official site...

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Lou Reed and Ren GuangYi Chen Tai Chi

Lou Reed and Ren GuangYi Chen Tai Chi

As you have probably heard by now, writer and musician Lou Reed has passed away at age 71. I’d listened to his music for years, but there was a side to him I had not heard about that I became very familiar with through my work for Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine. Lou was a committed practitioner...

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DADA DADA DADA DADA DADA

The late-1960s documentary film of Dada by Helmut Herbst has haunted me for some time and has been an influence both in its form and for its subject. “Germany Dada” or “DADA-Manifest – DA DA – ein Alphabet des deutschen Dadaismus” or “Germany-DADA: An...

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New in the Store: Vortex #4!

Welcome to the psychedelic space fantasy cosmos of the Hyperverse, a realm filled with immensely powerful beings who battle over worlds with strange geologies and hoard advanced technologies left by ancient starfarers. The Vortex are shape-shifting berserkers created and enslaved by the Empire...

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Go Listen: Eight Hour Four Tet Mix on Rinse FM

Go Listen: Eight Hour Four Tet Mix on Rinse FM

The soundtrack for your day. On Sunday, the 6th of October 2013, Kieran Hebden, better known as Four Tet, took over the Rinse FM airwaves for a very special one-off extended 8 hour show featuring guest mixes from Caribou, Floating Points, Anthony Naples & Pearson Sound, which ran all night...

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