The Golem of Gabirol in Maximum Rocknroll!

Olga Volozova’s The Golem of Gabirol got a great review in the September issue of Maximum Rocknroll (#364) from Mariam Bastani! Check it out: “This is a comic rendition of 11th century Moorish Spain-based poet, scholar, kabbalist Ibn Gabriol’s Legends Around the Name. The comic...

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Sparkplug at SPX 2013 This Weekend!

Come see us at one of the country’s largest and most celebrated independent comics and arts festivals: the 2013 Small Press Expo! We are so excited to be a part of this event; come visit Tom Neely at table J1 and check out our great new books! The Expo will be held this weekend, September...

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Happiness Now in our Shop

Happiness Now in our Shop

Yes, Happiness. We can guarantee you that. It took some time, but the technology is now in place. Well, obviously that’s just a load of hooey. We can, however offer you the first three issues of the bleeding-edge New York-based comics anthology Happiness, edited by Leah Wishnia, and the...

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New in the Shop – Jason Little’s Borb

New in the Shop – Jason Little’s Borb

Jason Little’s brilliant Borb comic strips are now available for you to purchase in print – all 90-odd pages of it – in three long and narrow minicomics. We also have Jason’s classic Jack’s Luck Runs Out and Zero Zero 23, containing his memorable reworking of the...

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Fluke 11 – buZ blurr – Out Now

Fluke 11 – buZ blurr – Out Now

Fluke #11, with a cover feature on buZ blurr, is now in the shop. Also available at wholesale rates in larger quantities for your store, merch table or scout troup. Pay Attention! Documenting punk rock since 1991, the latest issue of the venerable Little Rock punk zine has produced a new issue...

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Magic Whistle #13 by Sam Henderson is Out Now

Magic Whistle #13 by Sam Henderson is Out Now

Sam Henderson started publishing the Magic Whistle series 20 years ago, and today sees the release of the 24th issue. Yes, number 13 is the 24th one. There were 10 issues in the self published volume 1 (largely collected in Humor Can be Funny and The Magic Whistle Blows) Volume 2 has had 13...

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Sparkplug Highlights: Passage, by Tessa Brunton

Passage is so much more than a coming-of-age story; it is a heartfelt ode to growing up with parents filled with the best of intentions and embarrassing ways of acting them out. Using her brother’s unique ceremony celebrating his entrance to manhood as a defining example of their...

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Sparkplug at SF Zine Fest This Weekend!

We at Sparkplug are continuing our busy festival schedule and would love to see you at this awesome event we’re attending! This weekend, August 31st and September 1st, is the San Francisco Zine Fest. Emily Nilsson will be tabling with new and old books, including the brand...

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Wayne White at TEDxKC 2013

Wayne White at TEDxKC 2013

The great Wayne White did his thing recently at TEDxKC. You can stream the whole event online. Wayne closes the show starting after this introduction at 03:27:22 or so. Learn more about Wayne White on this site here.

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Sparkplug at The Projects This Weekend!

Hi everyone! Come see us this weekend at The Projects, Portland’s free festival celebrating experimental comics and narrative art forms. There will be four days of workshops, exhibitions, panels, performances, and more at various locations all over the city. On Sunday, the 25th, we will be...

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Mothers News Archives Online Now

Mothers News Archives Online Now

Hey, folks, come dig this. The beloved Mothers News – the Paper of Record from Providence, Rhode Island – has made its archives available for free online at Archive.org. Every issue of the RI broadsheet is avaialble for download in whatever appropriate format you like. Included are...

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Sparkplug Highlights: Wuvable Oaf, by Ed Luce

We are super excited to announce that we have copies of Wuvable Oaf #0-4 back in the store! If you haven’t picked up this series yet, you no longer have any excuses — you simply must read it. Really, it has something for everyone: Bears. Drama. Kitties! (Lots of kitties.) Metal...

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