RIP Family Circus Creator Bil Keane

RIP Family Circus Creator Bil Keane

Family Circus is an easy target for subversive alteration (quite often mashed with HP Lovecraft), but it managed to be pretty weird on its own and often genuinely funny. The classic “Can I cut things out of People” is one of the best, then there was the crossovers between Family...

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Jason Shiga’s Meanwhile App Has Landed

Jason Shiga’s Meanwhile App Has Landed

The Mac iOS app of Jason Shiga’s Meanwhile is now available for the iPad and The iPhone. More information is available on App developer Andrew Plotkin’s site, including a link to a great photo of Jason with his five foot square story map for Meanwhile. The physical hardcover book...

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Small Press Love Fest!

Emily and I will be tabling for Sparkplug this Tuesday at Multnomah County Library’s Small Press Love Fest! This will be a really fun event, with food, raffles and a chance to get a jump on your holiday shopping. It’s free too!The fest is on Tuesday, November 8th, from 5:30 to 7:30...

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Doctor Mordrid Master of the Unknown

Doctor Mordrid Master of the Unknown

Once upon a time, Charles Band, director of such personal favorites as Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn and Trancers, got the option to produce a film based on Marvel Comics’ Doctor Strange… and then the rights expired. He braved on with the project, changing various odd...

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Susie Cagle is my Hero

Susie Cagle is my Hero

I’ve been wanting to write something here about Susie Cagle’s coverage of Occupy Oakland for a couple weeks now. But, given the occupation’s escalating nature and Susie’s work on it being ongoing observation and documentation for an eventual full report, there was not an...

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MIX Minneapolis Indie Xpo This Weekend

MIX Minneapolis Indie Xpo This Weekend

If you are near the twin cities this weekend – November 5-6, 2011 – you should get down to MIX, the Minneapolis Indie Xpo. Wow Cool distributed artists and publishers Dale Flattum, Koyama Press, Tom Neely, John Porcellino, Sparkplug, Top Shelf, and Anthony Clark, creator of Nedroid...

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Moebius & Jodorowsy’s The Incal

Moebius & Jodorowsy’s The Incal

Found via Jeff Newelt on Twitter A movie trailer project inspired by the graphic novel “The INCAL”, from Moebius and Jodorowsky. A while ago, I reunited a bunch of the artists from the original “Heavy Metal” movie, to produce a trailer based upon this great work. Then I got busy building my...

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MIX reminder!

Just a reminder to come visit Sparkplug at the Minneapolis Indie Expo this weekend! It’s from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday at The Soap Factory. Free admission, hope to see you there!

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Monday Morning Rodan

Monday Morning Rodan

This week’s Rodan comes from Simon Gane, who shared it this morning via Twitter. Just a little tease of his upcoming issue of Godzilla Legends. It’s starting to look like a bit of a departure from the sytle Simon used in his previous monster book. In non-kaiju news… Today is an...

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Jason Martin in the New York Times

Jason Martin in the New York Times

The New York Times talked to Jason Martin about his Power Animals installations, videos and performances as part of a longer piece on Brooklyn’s Microscope Gallery and the live birth that recently happened there. A version of this article appeared in print on October 30, 2011, on page MB1...

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New Books in the Store: Ditko and YDGTFH #20!

Today we’ve brought you the newest Steve Ditko books, A Ditko #14. It’s a whirlwind story from this venerated artist, including a new character, The Distorter! And Carrie McNinch has sent us another issue of her endlessly entertaining meditation on her life, You Don’t Get There...

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Sparkplug at MIX!

I’m posting this now because I will be in rural Wisconsin for most of next week, haha. Julia Wertz and I will be behind the Sparkplug table at the Minneapolis Indie Expo next weekend. It’s November 5th and 6th, 10am to 5pm both days, at the Soap Factory. Come out to say hi, chat and...

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Hidden: New Mini Comic by Graham Annable

Hidden: New Mini Comic by Graham Annable

I was very excited to receive in the mail today the new 16 page comic “Hidden” by Graham Annable, published by Kabinett. It very nicely drawn and has excellent production values. Oh, and it is classically Grickle scary. And, it’s got the Hidden People. Sadly, it’s...

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Mary Blair Centennial

Mary Blair Centennial

Mary Blair was born 100 years ago today. Even Google noticed. Her shapes and colors still fascinate. Below are a few photos I took earlier this year at the Disneyland Gallery show “The Colors of Mary Blair“. Clicking will make them twice the size. It’s...

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