Right Place, Wrong Speed – John Peel Day +1

Yes, we are a day late. Friday, October 11 (or possibly Sunday, the thirteenth, or maybe some other day… we acknowledge the eleventh) was John Peel Day. Digging around this week, nearly nine years after John Peel passed, a number of things were discovered on the interwebs that are worth...

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Support This: DICE: Durham Indie Comics Expo

DICE is the Durham Indie Comics Expo, a comics art festival in Durham, North Carolina. The show will feature lectures, panels, signings, minicomics and more! DICE is running an IndieGoGo campaign to raise at least $3,000 to fund this otherwise completely free show. DICE is the Durham Indy Comics...

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The Wow Cool Shop Grows Deep And Wide

The Wow Cool Shop Grows Deep And Wide

Sorry that headline kinda sucks. Wow Cool has recently acquired the stock of legendary retailer Independent Comics and we are getting all those many fine and seldom seen alt comics titles into the shop as fast as we can. We also have picked up the Karl Stevens illustrated Anatomy for Artists by...

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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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