Some vital recent cultural moments you may have missed. The multi-talented Mark Sunshine (singer of Monster Magnet splinter faction Riot God and an artist most awesome) has updated his site again. Minimal, bold, and links to greatness. Sam McPheeters of Vermiform/Born Against/etc. fame has...Read more
Henry and Glenn Art Show This Friday
From Ed Luce about the upcoming Henry and Glenn art show this Friday: We’re very excited to announce the opening of the Henry & Glenn Forever Gang Bang group exhibition at the legendary La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, California! The Igloo TornadoEd Luce, Dave...Read more
Jason Shiga and Aaron Reiner at Reading Frenzy on Saturday
Jason Shiga (author of Bookhunter, Fleep, Meanwhile and Empire State) and Aaron Reiner (author of the Unsinkable Walker Bean, Spiral Bound, and Papercutter contributor) will be at Reading Frenzy this Saturday February 19th at 7pm. You should check it out...Read more
Mark Martin’s Gnatrat Lives!
Genius comic illustrator Mark Martin is funding the creation of his newest comic – Gnatrat Lives – on Kickstarter, and at only 88% funded, he still needs your help. Mark is an old friend and colleague who has most recently contributed to Wow Cool with the cover illustrations for the...Read more
Sadness Will Prevail
Les Toil, Kevin Pope, me and Jack Kirby in 1992 at Comic Relief I just read a little about Comic Relief in Berkeley, CA closing. I call it Comic Relief, Berkeley cause I worked there when they split off into two stores. One in Berkeley and one in San Francisco. I worked at both, alongRead more
Austin English, the influences!
Austin English just did guested a great article about his new book (coming from Sparkplug for MoCCA festival) and his influences over at Inkstuds. Please take a look: http://www.inkstuds.org/?p=3298Read more
Physics Engine, Calms, Mike Krems & D Wright, Black Jeans – Kimo’s – San Francisco, CA – 02/13/11
Northlanders 37 – The Siege of Paris
Simon Gane returns to Paris! Out now on DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint is issue 37 of Brian Wood’s popular Northlanders comic book, the first of a three-parter called The Siege of Paris, with art by Simon Gane. There is a color preview up on Warren Ellis’ Whitechapel site. Preview...Read more
Chris Cilla x Kristy Valenti
Chris Cilla gets interviewed by one of my favorite comics writers: http://www.comixology.com/articles/434/Manos-The-Hands-of-Fate-Chris-C-Cilla-s-i-The-Heavy-Hand-i-Read more
Sparkplug is joining the 21st Century.
Yes, it’s true! Sparkplug now has a facebook page and a twitter account! We’d love it if you became a fan or followed us! You can use the linked words or the widgets in the sidebar!Read more
New Al Columbia Interview on Inkstuds
Just back in town for a few hours now and still catching up, and the first thing that caught my attention as worth giving a listen to is this new interview with Al Columbia on Inkstuds. As is noted in the comments, you will need to crank up your system to hear it properly. InkstudsRead more
Offset Needle Radius Northwest Campaign
Saturday February 5th concluded the performances for this trip to the Northwest, with a live broadcast on the What’s This Called show on KPSU 1450am in Portland, Oregon, available for download HERE – February 5, 2011 show. (See Ricardo Wang’s digital photos of the performance...Read more
Art Call for PZS!
The Portland Zine Symposium is looking for art submissions for the 2011 poster. This year’s theme is “Postmarked 2011.” Your art submission should be your creative interpretation of that theme. The guidelines are simple – We are looking for a 11″ wide x 17″ tall...Read more
Offset Needle Radius on KPSU – KPSU Radio – Portland, OR – 02/05/11
Offset Needle Radius & Cowlick – Gallery 1412 – Seattle, WA – 02/04/11
Jason Martin Drops Many Tunes on SoundCloud
Sneaky, Sneaky, Mr. Jason Martin has splattered his SoundCloudness with many the songs over the last couple of weeks. A stranger spread of sound would be hard to assemble, too. We stretch right back to the earliest days of his work with his sister Colleen (AKA Lady Starlight) in the original...Read more
New in the Store Today: I Cut My Hair #1-3 and more!
Winter is the perfect time for curling up with diary comics and a cup of tea. We’ve got a couple new autobio mini-comics in the store today: issues 1 through 3 of Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg’s lovely I Cut My Hair and Susie Cagle’s provocative Nine Gallons #1. Also the newest issue...Read more
A-HA Gallery Show: Pony Club Portland Tomorrow!
Opening tomorrow Thursday Feb. 3rd at Pony Club 6-10 PM TODAY’S ANOTHER DAY TO FIND YOU: Art based on A-Ha’s seminal Take On Me video! Group Show! 625 NW Everett St., #105 Including art by Emily Nilsson, Chris Cilla, Tim Goodyear, Sean Christensen, Amy Kuttab...Read more
Offset Needle Radius on the Dancing in Circles Show KAOS FM – KAOS 89.3FM – Olympia, WA – 02/01/11
Offset Needle Radius Northwest Tour
Joshua Baker is taking the Offset Needle Radius on the road in the Pacific Northwest starting tomorrow, Tuesday, February 1, with an appearance on Olympia’s Radio KAOS FM. The eighth installment of the Sun Worship series has also been announced for March 19 at the Buoy Gallery in Kittery...Read more
David King is the man you’re waiting for!
David King was just interviewed by fellow cartoonist Dustin Harbin here. David also did one of Dustin’s diary comics fill-ins here.Read more
Maximum RockNRoll Seeks New Zine Coordinator
Daniel Johnston’s “Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness”
Yes, Daniel Johnston is walking the cow straight to a spinner rack near you with a full length comic book and accompanying set of songs, and he is financing it with Kickstarter. As of this writing it has already passed its’ funding goal of $10,000 by nearly $7,000 more, and there is over a...Read more
Should Could Would Goes To Bed On Friday
Should Could Would Goes To Bed On Friday (live 2011) by Jason Martin My sister Colleen (AKA Lady Starlight) joins me onstage to sing a song we wrote when we were kids. Recorded at the TIDE POOL art and performance series, Sara Meltzer Gallery, NY NY, 1/5/11 Read more about Jason, Colleen and...Read more