Looking good Smoggo! Found in the book Godzilla Vs. Gigan™ and the Smog Monster. Random House, 1996. Written by Alice Alfonsi. Illustrated by Motown Animation. Part of a series of late ’90s Godzilla picture books.Read more
Sparkplug at SPX!
Tom Neely will be covering his own I Will Destroy You table as well as Sparkplug’s this weekend at SPX. Please stop and say hi if you are there! He’ll have have plenty of copies of our Ignatz-nominated books!Read more
Repost: An Additional Thank You, and a Note
I’m reposting this, because I wanted to say thank you to everyone again, and also to say, if you have any questions about your order and its status, please feel free to contact me: virginia (at) sparkplugcomicbooks (dot) com. Thanks again. I appreciate your patience! An Additional Thank...Read more
R.I.P. George Kuchar – Godfather of Gubble
Long before YouTube, there were the brilliantly insane, no-budget movies of underground, filmmaking twins George and Mike Kuchar. Creating stars out of their friends and family with just consumer-grade cameras, the teenage Kuchar brothers went from the 1960’s New York City underground...Read more
The Yes Men Present: The Yes Lab for Creative Activism
SF Zine Fest!
Sparkplug will be tabling (thanks to the wonderful Annie Murphy) at SF Zine Fest tomorrow and Sunday. Please stop by if you are in the Bay Area and check out our books!Read more
An Additional Thank You, and a Note
Hey All, Virginia here. First of all, thank you everyone for your support! I’m so gratified at the response and obviously Dylan appreciates it enormously. Y’all are wonderful. Second, a little note about your orders. Again, thank you SO much! It’s amazing to see so much...Read more
Thank you so much.
I figure I should check in and let people know I’m doing okay. I’ve got more treatments ahead but I’m doing well. And me and Sparkplug owe a giant thank you for all the help everyone has given us during me being conked out. I’m a lot less worried about the way things will...Read more
Group Show – White Box Gallery – New York, NY – 08/22/11
Big Plans 5 on Kickstarter
Hey everybody, I just launched this Kickstarter project to fund issue five in my autobiographical comic series, Big Plans. You can check out my video, and then watch and laugh with friends. Ho, ho. But seriously, it’s a fun book. Plus, my wolfman character makes several more appearances...Read more
Offset Needle Radius at Frantasia Fest – Frantasia Festival – Livermore Falls, ME – 08/19/11
Lewis, Cagle, Ellsworth and Gin Palace, in the store today!
A couple new books for y’all to check out today. First: Minty Lewis’ PS Comics, which is chock-full of stories of betrayed yorkie dog friendships and disgruntled fruit office workers. In a slightly more serious vein, but still hilarious, we have Susie Cagle’s Notes on Conflict...Read more
Hugh Cox Gets the Pink Slip – Kenny Scharf’s Cosmic Cavern – Brooklyn, NY – 08/18/11
HUGH COX GETS THE PINK SLIP trailer from Sister Sylvester on Vimeo.Read more
Sparkplug in the Ignatz Nominees!
Sparkplug is well-represented in 2011’s Ignatz Awards nominees! Gay Genius, The Heavy Hand, Habitat #2 and the Reich series have all been nominated along with a bunch of other great artists and books. Read the full list of nominees here.Read more
New Wow Cool Shop Preview and Some Links
Hello all. Sorry it’s been a little quiet here. Been a little busy building a new Wow Cool online shop. This is something like the fifth version (counting the DeptEx shop and the first store that was hosted by another company way back in 1995/1996). As mentioned previously the...Read more
Newness in the store today!
Sparkplug has several new titles for you to peruse today! First, Matthew Thurber’s enthralling, complex, surreal series 1-800-Mice. We’ve got all five issues. Also new today is Dave Kiersh’s Neverland, a poetic examination of having to grow up, with densely textured panels and...Read more
Multi-Band In-Store Performance – Feeding Tube Records – Northampton, MA – 08/13/11
Reich #8 reviewed on Exquisite Things!
Matt over at Exquisite Things has written a scintillating review of Reich #8! Please check it out.Read more
The Heavy Hand, Reviewed on Attentiondeficitdisorderly
Sean T. Collins has written a great review of The Heavy Hand by Chris Cilla. Check out the full article here. “Fascinating book, this. It combines the textural, noise-based visual aesthetic of caves and monsters and melty stuff that you may have seen from many of Chris Cilla’s fellow...Read more
Call-To-Action: How Music Fans Can Show Support For Indie Labels Affected By The PIAS Warehouse Fire in London
Among all the sorry carnage and sad tales left by London’s looting fraternity over the last three days, perhaps the most devastating for music lovers was the huge fire that destroyed a Sony warehouse primarily used by independent distribution company PIAS. A three-story, 20,000 square meter...Read more
Sparkplug at PZS!
Sparkplug will have a (small) table at the Portland Zine Symposium this weekend! It’s happening Saturday and Sunday at Refuge in SE Portland. Click on the link for more details!Read more
New review of Lemon Styles
Paul Houston at Coverless has posted a good but confused review of David King’s Lemon Styles: http://www.renderwrx.net/apps/blog/show/7912197-review-lemon-stylesRead more
Tom Lechner in the store!
Today we’ve added seven (seven!) of Tom Lechner’s dream-themed, darkly strange comics to the Sparkplug store. Take a look at Cold Fusion, Consumption #11 and #12, Nightlife, Nightlife 12:01 and Tales of Inertia #2 and #3.Read more
Jason Martin Sets Loose the Wolf at Kenny Scharf’s
Power Animals: Therion from Jason Martin on Vimeo. Hey New Yorkers! Jason Martin will be making a special appearance at eight performances of “HUGH COX GETS THE PINK SLIP” at Kenny Scharf’s Cosmic Cavern in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn (My old neighborhood, actually...Read more