Chris Cilla’s Heavy Hand

 “There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about comics– what they are, what they aren’t: “literary”, “Art”, etc etc. That’s all fine, but sometimes we get books like “The Heavy Hand” by cartoonists like Chris Cilla, and...

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Rest in Peace Rammellzee

Rest in Peace Rammellzee

Word comes to us this evening via Davey D on his Twitter feed that Hip-Hop pioneer Rammellzee has died at age 49. As originally reported on Consequence of Sound. UPDATE Rammellzee’s death was confirmed by his wife, as reported in today’s New York Times. I was very lucky to see him...

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Profanity Hill has a ton of amazing new books.

PROFANITY HILL has been renovated with 27 new titles added to the catalog! New, old and rare material from: Peter Bagge, Douglas Bagge, Ingaletta Basher, Philip T. Basher, Jim Blanchard, Bruce Carleton, Steve Cerio, Chris Cilla, Max Clotfelter, Crypts, Jeremy Eaton, Dennis P. Eichorn, Austin...

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Indy Euphoria!

This weekend (Sunday June 27th) is Indy Euphoria in Sacramento, California. I’ll be there along with Theo Ellsworth, Tom Neely, Skinner, Jordan Crane, Tim Vigil (yes!), Dan O’neil, Johnny Ryan, Steve Weissman, Alex Chiu, Ann Matsushima, and lots more. I’m really looking forward...

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Bring Out Your Undead Tuesday Night

Bring Out Your Undead Tuesday Night

I need as many people as I can get in their best zombified state – skin rotting off, shambling, lusting for brains – to show up in front of Psycho Donuts in Campbell, California at 7pm tonight (Tuesday, June 22, 2010) for a big Christmas in June setting up event/photoshoot for a...

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Rest in Peace Frank Sidebottom

Rest in Peace Frank Sidebottom

When I first saw a tweet of the news that Frank Sidebottom had left us today, I was pretty sure it could not mean that Chris Sievey, the man behind the enormous head, was actually dead. Maybe just taking a break or retiring the character he’d played for over a quarter century. But, no...

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SACRAMENTO Indy Euporia next weekend!

I’ll be road tripping next week with Theo Ellsworth and Tom Neely to Sacramento, CA for the second Indy Euphoria convention, Sunday June 27th. I’ll have the full on Sparkplug catalog, including newest books like Eschew #2, Reich #7 and Flesh & Bone as well as some distro books...

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Sound Effect Renditions of Wallpaper Designs

I’ve been deeply mired in what is some fairly obscure bits of research lately. Things like, ‘what did World War One nurses wear?’ and ‘why the hell is HD video not performing on my damn computer?’. I’ve also been digging into some of the more elusive parts of...

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The Heavy Hand coming to your face, soon.

Look for it soon. “I really enjoyed The Heavy Hand. There is a level of high strangeness throughout the book. Chris Cilla is a serious artist who happens to draw funny, and his work has a comic intensity that is most appealing. It’s an all-around great effort.” -Gerald...

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