Many new comics for y’all to check out today! Above is Ariyana Suvarnasuddhi’s Tales of Tiger Balm. It’s gorgeously detailed, full of exuberant energy and hilarious. Next are two of Eamon Espey’s minis: Death Deals and Ishi’s Brain. Espey’s art is dense, dark...Read more
Sparkplug in your Inbox!
If you’ll peek to the right you’ll notice we now have an email sign-up! Just enter your email address (we won’t spam you/flood your inbox, we promise!) and you’ll get updates about events, conventions, newly released books and more. And don’t forget to check out our...Read more
Two new reviews: Flesh & Bone and Reich #8
Paul D. Houston, at his new blog Coverless, has new reviews up for Reich #8 by Elijah Brubaker and Flesh&Bone by Julia Gfrörer. Take a look: http://www.renderwrx.net/apps/blog/show/7774038-review-reich-8 http://www.renderwrx.net/apps/blog/show/7773867-review-flesh-and-boneRead more
Support Pegacorn Press on IndieGoGo
Pegacorn Press from Caroline Paquita on Vimeo. Big thanks to Doug Rogers – formerly of God Hates Computers and Chased & Smashed – for turning me on to this new publishing project led by great great artist Caroline Paquita. Caroline is starting a small queer, feminist...Read more
Passage out now!
Sparkplug’s newest book is this gorgeous thing by Tessa Brunton! Passage is a moving tale of awkward adolescence and even more awkward parenting. The storytelling is a perfect blend of funny and honest and Tessa’s heavily textured art compliments the quirkiness of the characters very...Read more
S.F. Noise BBQ Sunday with Pete Von Petrin, XOME, Haters & Many More
The biggest noise show of the year is happening this Sunday at the Retox Lounge! 14 acts, including the first HATERS appearance in SF since 2005, and a stellar lineup all around. This can be expected to run more or less on time. BBQ starts at 1pm. Music starts at 4pm. Pete Von Petrin playsRead more
Rob Clough reviews Reich #8!
Rob Clough has reviewed Reich #8 over at his blog, High-Low. Check it out! “…Brubaker’s moody and angular drawings throw the character’s emotions into sharp relief; his use of shadow in particular evokes despondency and uncertainty, while a careful use of cross-hatching...Read more
Gay Genius reviewed at the Gay Comics List
A completely interesting and complicated review of Gay Genius over at Gay Comics List. It is actually really well written and self-aware. http://gaycomicslist.free.fr/blog/index.php/2011/07/gay-genius.htmlRead more
Power Animals in The Rabbit Hole – Artscape – Baltimore, MD – 07/17/11
Power Animals in The Rabbit Hole – Artscape – Baltimore, MD – 07/16/11
Power Animals in The Rabbit Hole – Artscape – Baltimore, MD – 07/15/11
New in the Store Today: You Don’t Get There From Here #19, Labanotation, The Monsters Make a Stew and Food Stamp Foodie #1
I really love quarter-size zines, so when Dylan told me to put whatever I wanted in the store, obviously I picked all smaller size comics. First up is Carrie McNinch’s latest: You Don’t Get There From Here #19. Entertaining as always, with a clean and comfortable-to-read style...Read more
Support Crap Hound 8: Superstitions
The awesome clip art massive Crap Hound is coming back for its eighth installment. Wow Cool has carried Crap Hound for many years, starting with the first volumes that were released in the 1990s. We’ve still got a few copies of the new editions of four and five. Those should be available...Read more
Sparkplug at Derby City Comic Con!
I will be tabling for Sparkplug at Derby City Comic Con next week! The con is taking place on Saturday, July 16th at the Kentucky International Convention Center in lovely Louisville, Kentucky. I’ll be bringing copies of Gay Genius, Reich #8, Bookhunter, Whirlwind Wonderland, Lemon Styles...Read more
In the Store: Jason T. Miles’ Pines
For your reading pleasure: I just added Pines #3 and #4 to the Sparkplug store. Jason T. Miles’ artistic versatility is on display in these two minicomics; they are both very different and both very good. Check them out!Read more
For the Love of Pete – BUOY Gallery – Kittery, ME – 07/06/11
GeekWeek reviews The Heavy Hand!
There is a great review of The Heavy Hand over at GeekWeek, check it out!Read more
New in the Store: Foie Gras #1 and #3!
It’s been a rough week for Sparkplug but we are surviving! Getting great books like Edie Fake’s Foie Gras #1 and #3 in helps. Each page has unsettlingly funny illustrations of cooking techniques accompanied by seemingly unrelated phrases. On the surface, it might appear simple, but...Read more
Gay Genius Reviewed!
Kristin Russo of everyoneisgay.com has done a lovely lil write-up about Gay Genius on her tumblr! Check it out and then check out Everyone is Gay, because it is great as well.Read more
Now in the store: Doodle Daze by Rina Ayuyang
Just a lil tidbit to start off your weekend: Doodle Daze, a collection of autobiographical sketches and free-form comics by Sparkplug artist Rina Ayuyang. With a whopping 56 pages, it’s a steal for only $3!Read more
Annie Murphy Interview!
Kjerstin Johnson over at Bitch Magazine has posted a great interview with Gay Genius editor/all-around comics genius Annie Murphy. Check it out!Read more
J.T. Dockery Book Sale, get on it!
J.T. Dockery is having a bit of a summer sale, offering both of his books, In Tongues Illustrated and Spud Crazy, together as a package deal and also separately at a reduced rate. Go, check out the page for this “event,” and pass on the word to anyone you think might be interested...Read more
Whirlwind Wonderland, Bookhunter and others, reviewed!
Stephen Sohn has written reviews of five (five!) of our books for the website Asian American Literature Fans. Read the reviews here: http://asianamlitfans.livejournal.com/2011/06/21/Read more