Virginia’s comics just got a great write up on Hello Amber! A really cool blog with tons of great info. And the write up is equally cool. Virgina is also equally cool and Warehouse on Poplar is one of my favorite comics this year: “The Warehouse On Poplar This a an illustrated zine...Read more
RIOTGOD! Drops First LP on Metalville Records
Out today in the US is the debut slab from Riotgod, and it is awesome! They are fronted by our old pal Mark Sunshine and feature the rhythm section from Monster Magnet. So, yeah… Heavy and Rocking. The release is available in physical form at your local record store or from Amazon. You can...Read more
Jesse Stiles Drops The Target Museum
Music video for Autoautomatic from “The Target Museum.” Directed/produced/edited by Olivia Robinson & Jesse Stiles. Music by Jesse Stiles, lyrics by Jesse Ball & Jesse Stiles. Filmed in New Delhi, India. NEW! From Jesse Stiles on Wow Cool’s sister label Specific...Read more
The Bruce High Quality Foundation and Andres Levin Present Field of Dreams – Prospect Park – Brooklyn, NY – 07/24/10
I Have Little To Say
The House of Wow Cool is deeply involved in getting a few projects out to press and arranging release events for same. All will become clear over the next several months. Clues are available on the Events page. In the meanwhile, while thing were getting done, there was some sort of event in San...Read more
Booth #1630 at SDCC 2010
Sparkplug Comic Books / Partyka / i will destroy youCome see us for Comic Book!Read more
Lemon Styles and the Heavy Hand Premiere at San Diego Comic-Con
Sparkplug Comic Books is headed to the San Diego Comic-Con July 21st-25th with two new books: Lemon Styles by David King The Heavy Hand by Chris Cilla Both are for sale on the Sparkplug on-line bookstore. www.sparkplugcomicbooks.com We’ll be bringing them and hundreds of other new and old...Read more
Eschew #2 reviewed by Rob Clough at Poopsheet
The one and only Rob Clough reviews Robert Sergel’s Sparkplug book Eschew #2. Long and thoughtful, as always: http://www.poopsheetfoundation.com/profiles/blogs/review-eschew-2 “Sergel’s comics are all about panel-to-panel rhythm and the use of still, static imagery to create an...Read more
Rina Ayuyang at Giant Robot San Francisco tomorrow!
Rina Ayuyang at Giant Robot SF Saturday, July 17 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm GRSF 618 Shrader Street San Francisco, CA 94117 gr-sf.com 415-876-4773 Giant Robot is proud to host a reception and book signing with comic book artist Rina Ayuyang to celebrate the release of her debut graphic novel...Read more
Kyle Loehr Knows Kung Fu
Please go check out my article and series of videos on the Kung Fu Magazine site. I followed around Wushu competitor Kyle Loehr at the 2010 Tiger Claw’s KungFuMagazine.com Championships and WildAid Champion competitions at last month’s Shark City Nationals in San Jose. My photos from...Read more
You Got What You Wanted?
There is currently a Public Image Limited tour going on with John (Rotten) Lydon. In the meanwhile, or sometime, recently, there has been this odd thing shown above. A tribute band of PiL with original PiL guitarist Keith Levene absolutely shredding it on the guitar. Mr. Levene seems to be...Read more
24 Hour Zine Challenge!
I’ll be out of town for the 24 Hour Zine Challenge at the IPRC next weekend July 24th at 10:00am until July 25th at 10:00am. The Portland Zine Symposium has organized the event and we’ve put up more info here:http://www.pdxzines.com/writing/127/ and here...Read more
Olga Volozova interview on Molossus
A really revealing interview with Olga Volozova about Rock That Never Sleeps and her work in general. Take a look: molossus.wordpress.comRead more
C.C. Beck in person.
“I have never, to the best of my recollection, longed for the good old days of my childhood or youth. They weren’t that good, and neither were the years of the Golden Age of Comic Books. That period-the late ’30s and early ’40s-may seem gloriously simple and primitive to...Read more
Yumi Sukagawa rules!
www.yumisakugawa.com I met Yumi through my friends Alex and Anne of Eyball Burp. Her art is amazing. Her comic is wonderful. She is really cool. We’ll be selling them through the distro ASAP.Read more
Dope Flounder reviewed by Rob Clough!
www.tcj.com/minicomics/public-service-dope-flounder?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=public-service-dope-flounder “All told, DOPE FLOUNDER managed to hold together remarkably well as a coherent reading experience despite its disparate parts…”Read more
Do you like stories about feeling good? Stories about feeling lousy? How about drawings of train cars and fishing boats? These subjects and more are included in Lemon Styles by David King. Out at San Diego Comic Con!Read more
Rina Ayuyang in the PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW!
“‘Whirlwind Wonderland’ is, among other things, a meditation on the mysteries of memory. It’s not clear why certain small moments stick with us, and others don’t.” A great write up and talk with Rina at the Pittsburgh paper: www.pittsburghlive.comRead more
Diary Comix united at the Reading Frenzy tomorrow!
A multimedia diary comic extravaganza featuring Melinda Tracy Boyce, Clutch, Virginia Paine and of course, Jesse Reklaw! Ten Thousand Things To Do by Jesse Reklaw: This daily diary comic candidly details the cartoonist’s lifestyle of inking, drinking, and anxious thinking. Like a mashup of...Read more
BBC 6Music Saved From The Ax
Sadly, The Asian Music network not so lucky. BBC Trust says that ‘the case has not been made’ for digital station’s closure. Read the full story on the Guardian’s site. This is the best news ever this year for independent music. 6Music has been very nice to Wow...Read more
Sesame Street’s Big Bird Found Floating Dead in the Gulf
a review and a short interview at the orgonomist blog.Read more
May I Use Your Phone? E.T. Meets the Inspector
From The Guidepost English Reader 2A. ET, The Extraterrestrial Meets the Inspector and asks to use his phone; and is given the tourist treatment. Garfield looks on approvingly. The book also features Popeye, Minnie and Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Little Duck, The Pink Panther, Little Bee and a...Read more
IPRC Comix Program presents Drawing Comics Like Yourself!
www.iprc.org/calendar/drawing-comics-like-yourself July 31, 2010 from August 1, 2010 for about 7 hours each day I’ll be involved with this truly cool workshop. If you live in Portland (or not) I’d highly recommend finding out more. We are planning to make it rewarding! ...Read more