Simon Gane to Draw New IDW Godzilla Series

Simon Gane to Draw New IDW Godzilla Series

The popular Godzilla comics series from IDW is getting a relaunch in May and Simon Gane will be the regular artist. Simon had previously illustrated Godzilla Legends #2 starring Rodan for the company, but this will be his first full-on go at the Big G. Full solicitation text follows. Godzilla #1...

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Sparkplug at L.A. Zine Fest!

Emily is heading down to the L.A. Zine Fest this weekend with a ton of our books! Please stop by (and say hi to Tom Neely at the I Will Destroy You table, too). We’re really excited to be part of this new fest! Admission is free, too!

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New comics in the store!

We’ve been adding more and more stock from our distro books to the store, and here are the latest titles: The Mercy Killing by Justin Giampaoli and Tim Goodyear, and You Don’t Get There From Here #21 by Carrie McNinch!

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Hawkman Punches A Cat In The Head

Hawkman Punches A Cat In The Head

Anyone know what he’s thinking? Funniest response gets something unbelievably awesome. Taken from this slightly off-kilter analysis of Joe Kubert in the context of mid-60s superhero comics. That piece also gives us this very charming sequence: I named the only cat I ever had Emmett, after...

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Jeffrey Lewis Anxiety Attack

One of my favorite jokes on the original Muppet Show series is a throw-away comment by one of the Statler and Waldorf duo about how the only papers he reads are the New York Times and the Manchester Guardian. It works on several levels, and seems to have been likely constructed thus. On the...

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Support This: Double Fine Adventure

Double Fine Adventure on Kickstarter. As seen in Forbes. Most successful Kickstarter project ever. Over a million dollars raised in the first 24 hours – $600,000 past the goal. For a new point and click adventure game from two of the people involved with such classics of the genre as...

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Support This: CASH Music

CASH Music Platform. You just need to go and read the whole pitch on this one. I imagine if you are not a music maker you might not care. I am very happy to see this happening. Some of the people involved are quite close to things you will be hearing about coming from Wow

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Support This: Bad Machinery

Support This: Bad Machinery

Bad Machinery (and Scary Go Round, before it) has been my very favorite web comic for several years now. As you may have heard, the gravy days of ridiculous t-shirt sales income and Super Bowl level sponsorships are a thing of the past in web comics land. Now these poor bastards are lucky to get...

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Support This: Suspect Device #2

Suspect Device 2 on Kickstarter Suspect Device #1 was released in August 2011, a 35 page book in black and white with one very good idea; making new comics by taking old panels out of context and drawing a new improvised context around them, a new comic from the old. The 2nd issue adds a

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It’s Andy Time!

It’s Andy Time!

Andy Ristaino time, that is. Andy is, of course an artist on Adventure Time, but he has also produced many fine comics. Wow Cool has just this very day acquired fresh stock of his self-published comics The Tunnel and Corporation Earth Needs Our Help! as well as the full color collection of...

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Mother’s News for that Sunglasses Feeling

Mother’s News for that Sunglasses Feeling

We just got a short stack of the January & February issues of the excellent tabloid Mother’s News. They’ll be going out FREE with all orders from WowCool.com that are sent by Priority or Media Mail (while supplies last). Features comic strips by C.F., Brian Chippendale, Michael...

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Bits and Bops for Dudes and Debs

Bits and Bops for Dudes and Debs

Some upcoming blasts you want to check out if they are in a town near you, and a couple online joints. Simon Gane shares a preview of the the cover for the upcoming Halloween Classics edition of the Graphic Classics series. More deets in this article from last week. Sam Henderson doodles...

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Birthday Coupon!

Hey all! Today is my 31st birthday and we are having a sale in the store to celebrate! With the coupon code VASBDAY you will receive 31% off all Sparkplug published titles in our online store. This sale is for today only, so get shopping! -Virginia

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Mike Kelley: Hero 1954-2012

Mike Kelley, a sure godfather figure to many who have followed, including the likes of Fort Thunder and Brown Cuts Neighbors, has left this world. He will be much missed. I just wanted to share a few images and link to some words about the man… LA Times Obit | Pictures | Culture Monster |...

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