COMICS ON THE RISE

  Box Brown is starting a publishing house specifically to publish short, cheap, stapled ALTERNATIVE comics a la Drawn and Quarterly in the 90’s.  It’s called Retrofit and they’ll be publishing a new monthly comic for 17 straight months! To kick off funding they are...

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Tom Neely releases New Graphic Novel

“An assaultive, erotic riot of sex and combat and horror and sheer image-making power. There’s great beauty in The Wolf’s blackness.” – Sean T. Collins, critic (The Comics Journal, Robot 6) The Wolf is a new graphic novel by Los Angeles-based painter-cartoonist Tom Neely. The book tells a simple...

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If you are able…

It’s getting down to the last couple days of our friend’s Kickstarter campaign! She is raising funds for another season of her excellent radio show Destination DIY. The rewards are awesome, of course, and if you donate $20 right now, you can get a grab bag of Sparkplug Comics in...

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Radio Free Blissville Redux

Just posted a couple days ago is this version of the short film Radio Free Blissville. The soundtrack features a brief, but significant contribution by nickname: Rebel. I have not seen this version before and am guessing it is, if not the definitive version, then, possibly, the final one...

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DC Comics ReBoot by Simon Gane

DC Comics ReBoot by Simon Gane

Like most sane people, I would prefer to see the upcoming reboot, renumbering, digital same-timeness from the DC Comics division of Warner’s Military-Industrial Entertainment Complex designed by the more capable level heads available from the ranks of their core of Vertigo and Wildstorm...

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Books, Books, Books!

Books, Books, Books!

So, here we are, at long last, with the sequel to the “Lost Awesome Book Cover Designs” post. Unlike that previous posting, I can thoroughly endorse these ten covers as being very awesome. I’ve been collecting these in the last several months. You will quickly noticed that...

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Too Dark To See, Blammo 7 and More!

A bunch of new, awesome things in the store today. First is Julia Gfrörer’s newest, Too Dark To See. It’s seriously good and pretty disturbing; her artwork is spectacular as always. Next up is the latest installment of Katie Skelly’s retro space adventure, Nurse Nurse #7. What...

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Devin Gary & Ross: “4 Corners”

Devin Gary & Ross: “4 Corners”

Mr. Ross Goldstein, a key component of Jason Martin‘s post-Brown Cuts Neighbors band Evolution Revolution has been active lately as a member of Devin, Gary & Ross. Devin being Devin Flynn and Gary being Gary Panter. Their new EP was just profiled over on Altered Zones. Check that, and...

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New Offset Needle Radius Release on YDLMIER

New Offset Needle Radius Release on YDLMIER

Josh Baker’s Offset Needle Radius has just released a cassette on the YDLMIER label. “Sounds on this release improvised using prepared bicycle wheels, microcassette and effects. A surprising variety of sounds and textures here to set you off balance and on the road without...

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Buy Simon Gane Original Art

Buy Simon Gane Original Art

For the first time ever, Simon Gane is selling original art online. And it is at very nice prices. It’s mostly pages from his graphic Novel with Andi Watson – Paris – and a couple of T-Shirts.

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Preorder the Doris Encyclopedia

Cindy Crabb has just sent us a communique to announce that she is funding part of the printing on the latest collection of her popular Doris zine with a Kickstarter project. Her first collection Doris: An Anthology 1991-2001 is still available. The Encyclopedia of Doris is due the end of July...

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This Saturday in Olympia Washington

This Saturday, in the sleepy town of Olympia, WA there will be an amazing collection of artists that rarely all end up at such a good show. Check out their exhibitor list: http://olympiacomicsfestival.org/?page_id=386 We’ll be at the Expo part of the Olympia Comics Fest and all around...

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Edie Fake interviewed!

A great interview with the inimitable Edie Fake: http://therumpus.net/2011/05/the-rumpus-interview-with-edie-fake/ Edie did the cover and a story in the new Gay Genius. And, if you don’t already have it, you should check out Gaylord Phoenix by Secret Acres

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TCAF and comic conventions.

 The Toronto Comic Arts Festival Last month I wrote a short piece about my thoughts on the MoCCA festival, the Stumptown Comics Festival and other shows. In it I mentioned how much I’ve liked the Toronto Comic Art Festival, TCAF.  And last week was this year’s TCAF. I went...

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Offset Needle Radius Release Show Friday

Who YDLMIER V – Tape Release Show When Friday, May 13, 2011 8:00pm – All Ages Where Flandrew Floft (map) email for directions – Zerfallt [at] gmail [dot] com Boston, MA, USA Other Info Release show for new cassettes on the Ydlmier label. The new 47 minute “Spoke...

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Destination DIY!

Destination DIY is an independent radio show about all things DIY. Right now they are doing a Kickstarter campaign for raise funds for their next season aaaaaandd….if you donate $20 you can get a grab bag of great Sparkplug books! It’s an amazing show and deserves support.

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Coming Soon: Nelson

Coming Soon: Nelson

This is the one graphic novel you will want to grab this coming holiday season. A truly unique project, that features the cream of the crop of current UK comic artists. Included are Wow Cool’s house anarchist Simon Gane, serious big favorite here, Mr. John Allison (Bad Machinery) and good...

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