SPX, Reich #9 and Some News

A couple things: -Sparkplug will be at SPX in Bethesda, MD this weekend!  Katie Skelly, Tom Neely and Ben Marra will be running things, so be sure to stop by.  Get more info about SPX here.  We’ll also be debuting the new issue of Reich. –Reich #9 by Elijah Brubaker is...

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The Radiophonic Workshop Returns

The Radiophonic Workshop Returns

The legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop that ran from 1958-1998 in its homebase at the equally legendary Maida Vale Studios has been revived under the direction of none other than Matthew Herbert. A more capable man for the task is hard to imagine. His work and ethic have been an inspiration. Not...

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Albany New York’s FantaCon Returns in 2013

Albany New York’s FantaCon Returns in 2013

First announced a year ago, it now is official that the legendary FantaCon will be returning in 2013. FantaCon was first launched in August 1979 in Albany, New York by Kevin and Veronica Cahill and Tom Skulan. It was the first comic convention I ever went to, and the second. Wow Cool exhibited...

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New in the Shop – Thickness #3

New in the Shop – Thickness #3

We have just received a discreet shipment of the last issue of the Ryan Sands & Michael DeForge edited anthology of erotic comics. It was shipped to us in a plain brown wrapper. Thickness #3 Features sexy new comics by Lamar Abrams, Jimmy Beaulieu, Edie Fake, Julia Gfrörer, William Cardini...

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Passage Nominated for 2 Ignatzes!

Tessa Brunton’s Passage has been nominated for two Ignatz awards (“Promising New Talent” and “Outstanding Comic”)!  We’re really proud of this book and of Tessa for crafting such a beautiful, heartfelt story.  Congratulations to her and to all the...

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RIP Joe Kubert

RIP Joe Kubert

I was very sad to hear yesterday of the passing of Joe Kubert, one of the true giants of the comics book industry, from near to it’s beginnings until the present day. It’s pretty much impossible to measure the extent of his influence. Kubert was one of the most prolific creators in...

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Portland Zine Symposium

Hey all!  Please join us this weekend for the Portland Zine Symposium!  We’ll be tabling with a lot of our distro stock, including some new zines.  PZS takes place at Refuge (116 SE Yamhill) and the hours are Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-5.  See you there!

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Go To This: Carousel @ SOLOWAY

Go To This: Carousel @ SOLOWAY

CAROUSEL @ SOLOWAY Friday, August 3, 2012 8:00 pm Soloway presents the latest CAROUSEL, cartoon slide shows created and presented by a wide array of writers, cartoonists, and other characters.Featuring: Gabrielle Bell, Emily Flake, Myla Goldberg, Jason Little, Danny Hellman, and Matthew Thurber...

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New In The Shop – Karl Stevens’ The Lodger

New In The Shop – Karl Stevens’ The Lodger

New to the Wow Cool shop is Karl Stevens’ excellent LA Times Book Prize nominated book The Lodger. Also available are Karl’s Ignatz award funded debut release Guilty and the Alternative Comics published Whatever. Karl’s Failure comic is published weekly in the Boston Phoenix...

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Support This: The Projects PDX

THE PROJECTS: experimental art + comics festival in Portland. A new era for comics art: 3 days of workshops, exhibitions, screenings and collaborative projects with artists from around the world. Oct. 19-21, IPRC (and other venues), Portland, OR THE PROJECTS brings together experimental artists...

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Our Shoddy New Office Mates

Our Shoddy New Office Mates

The news seems to have gotten around that Wow Cool has put up Alternative Comics in the front room like a sketchy relative. This is true. Largely the front room part, where Alternative Comics is now based. The shelves have also arrived. They’re fairly nice shelves. They used to belong to...

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Fluke Fanzine in Huffington Post

Fluke Fanzine in Huffington Post

Words we never thought we’d be typing department! Yes indeed, Fluke Fanzine was recently profiled in Huff Post land. You can get your Fluke zine fix right here on Wow Cool, including the recent tenth issue with cover art by Nate Powell as seen above.

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Free Pussy Riot!

Free Pussy Riot!

Three young women are being detained by Russian authorities for allegedly performing a protest song in a cathedral as part of a feminist punk group “Pussy Riot”. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Ekaterina Samutsevich were arrested in March 2012 and charged with...

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You’re So New To Me – SDCC 2012 Finds

You’re So New To Me – SDCC 2012 Finds

I know it’s CCI now or something, but whatever. I went to San Diego Comic-Con for the first time in 14 years this past weekend and this is a quick run-down of artists, books and places that were either new to me or finally stuck in my mind enough to want to pass them along.

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