I would normally bag on mainstream comics. Most of them are boring or whatever, this isn’t about those ones. I’ve been reading a comic by two friends of mine for half a year now, after their previous run on Supergirl, and I’m here to say that Batman: the Brave and the Bold by...Read more
Dirty Dirty Dirty Showbiz
“I had an imaginary band and it turned into a real band”, or some words to that effect, was how Colleen Martin (aka Lady Starlight) described how her and her brother Jason’s childhood band Brown Cuts Neighbors, took on a life of its own some 20 years ago. I was in that band for...Read more
Rest in Peace Greg Giraldo
Underwear Goes Inside The Pants. I played the hell out of this when it came out four or so years ago. No idea if this is the Lazy Boy project of Rob daBank’s or someone else. It’s still pretty damn funny. As reported in The New York Times today, Greg Giraldo has died at ageRead more
I’ve been revamping the store over the last couple weeks, and hopefully making it easier to navigate! Check out the new pages for Fleep, Tales to Demolish #1-3, Watching Days Become Years #1-2, Reporter #1-5 and the Orchid Anthology!Read more
Sparkplug at the Jet City Comic Show this weekend!
Tim Goodyear, Chris Cilla and Sparkplug will be in full “affect” this weekend at the Jet City Comic Show, this Saturday (the 25th) in Seattle, Washington. We’ll be joined by Jason T. Miles, Profanity Hill, Kelly Froh and Max Clotfelter. This is going to be a good one...Read more
Let Noah get this job!
If one person was meant to draw Howard the Duck, that person is Noah Van Sciver. Please go on to facebook and get in on this. And tell everyone else to do it too: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Let-Noah-Van-Sciver-Draw-Howard-the-Duck-for-Strange-Tales/155812694436810?ref=mfRead more
Steve Lafler rules, okay!
Steve Lafler has been interviewed by Rob Clough at TCJ. A career retrospective interview, that is, with Steve. Part one of three, here: http://www.tcj.com/alternative/explaining-reality-to-myself-the-steve-lafler-interview-part-one-of-three/ Read, enjoy and look forward to parts two and three...Read more
Report from 01SJ/AbsoluteZero
Benoit Maubrey/ Audio Gruppe’s The Audio Ballerinas (2010) use light sensors that enable them to produce sounds as they dance. Friday, September 17th, during AbsoluteZER0. San Jose, California. AbsoluteZero is a street art fair with a heavy DIY tech vibe. It’s a spin-off from the...Read more
Sun Worship VI – BUOY Gallery – Kittery, ME – 09/18/10
Joggle: Mike Lopez, Paul Geluso & Mitch Elrod – The Drama Cup – Albany, NY – 09/18/10
Psycho Nurse! Zombie Wallpaper
It’s the Zombie Nurse Apocalypse! The same image from the ‘Coming Soon’ poster as seen at Camera 3 Cinema in Downtown San Jose, now as attractive (and slightly disturbing) computer monitor wallpaper. The calendars are just a week away from release. Pre-order now from Amazon for...Read more
You going to be near Albany, NY or Kittery, ME on Saturday? Go to these shows!
Saturday, September 18, 2010 – The Autumnal Equinox Albany, New York Joggle: Mike Lopez, Paul Geluso & Mitch Elrod at The Drama Cup, 1038 Madison Ave., Albany, NY, USA 12208. Mike and Paul were two thirds of 5Chin400. Mike was also in Brown Cuts Neighbors. To list the rest of their...Read more
Psycho Donuts Gets it on in DTSJ + Pre-order Psycho Nurse! Calendar
On Thursday September 16, Psycho Donuts holds their Downtown San Jose Shop Launch Event from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Get a sneak peek at the new store, try a free donut sample, see some live comedy sketches from the folks at ComedySportz, and more! Visit the PD Facebook Page or Psycho Donuts blog...Read more
This guy Kyle Field did a cover for the town paper that I really liked. His website: http://www.kyledraws.com/ is also pretty radical.Read more
Aron Nels Steinke and Greg Means Read at Guapo this Sunday!
Aron is having a big book release party and reading for his new book, The Super Crazy Cat Dance (published by Blue Apple Books), this Sunday the 19th, 6:00 P.M. at Guapo Comics and Coffee (located at 6350 SE Foster Road). Greg Means will be reading from his newly published children’s book...Read more
Patrick Rosenkranz teaching at PNCA in Portland
Okay, there is a once in a lifetime opportunity to take a class in Comix from the man who literally wrote the books on Underground Comix, Patrick Rosenkranz! http://secure.pnca.edu/ce/reg/detail.php?c_id=CED0555-1&sem_year=Fall2010&program=1 It seems like anyone can sign up for it...Read more
Bound and Gagged
Tom Neely’s epic Bound and Gagged book is now available, art is for sale and the show is hanging at Secret Headquarters in Los Angeles. I did some pieces for it as did Chris Cilla, Chris Wright, Julia Gfrorer, David King, Zak Sally, Theo Ellsworth, Elijah Brubaker and others!...Read more
You may be asking what the hell is going on with Wow Cool. What is up with these zombies? The above video will really not help answer that question at all. OK, maybe a little. Happy Monday the 13th!Read more
One (Year) After 909 – The Backlash Begins Here
We are now officially in that future world where you gladly pay for the 3D animated corpses of rock stars to dance on your face forever. Today was a sad day for me. Today was the last we would hear Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC Radio 1. I imagine there is just a week to listen again on the iPlayer as...Read more
SParkplug At Partyka Table at SPX
Sparkplug doesn’t have a table (for the first time in 8 years) at SPX this weekend. BUT our three new books Flesh & Bone, Lemon Styles and The Heavy Hand are all available for purchase at the Partyka Table! Make sure you go by and check out their art, it is phenominal: Also, if youRead more
The Whale is Coming!
Seriously, you should order an advance copy of the Whale. I’m excited to see what comes of Gaze Books and Aiden Koch! http://gazebooks.com/store.htmlRead more
Link’s Labour’s (Day) Lost
An further installment in the series of clearing out thee interesting tabs from thee browser before thee coming several weeks of much excitements and announcements of profound import. Missed it Dept.: Bryan Young at Huffington Post has an exclusive eight-page preview of Mat Johnson and Simon...Read more
Starbase San Francisco!
Sparkplug will be down in San Francisco this weekend for the SF Zine Fest. David King and Tessa Brunton will be at the Sparkplug table. If you’re in the Bay Area please come by and see us. We’ll have tons of new stuff and will be with Chris Cilla, Tim Root, Rina Ayuyang, Noah VanRead more
Bound and Gagged
BOUND & GAGGED What happens when you as a bunch of cartoonists, artists and assorted weirdos to do one panel gag comics? COMEDY! HORROR! NAVEL GAZING! ABSTRACTION! AND MORE!!! 72 pages of color and black & white comics by some of the best contemporary underground and...Read more