Friday, June 5, 2009, 8:30 PM – 11:00 PMBQE Eye Level Gallery364 Leonard StreetBrooklyn, NYLorimer/Metropolitain Stop off the L Trainhttp://www.eyelevelgallery.com/ Comics publishers Secret Acres, Bodega Distribution, and Sparkplug Books are proud to present some brand new ink of the future...

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Dunja Jankovic

Sparkplug has just put out Department of Art #1, by Dunja Jankovic. It’s one of my favorite comics in recent memory…Dunja’s work hits me the same way Ray Johnson’s images do: the right line next to the right shape drawn with the right weight. Powerful compositions that...

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Exquisite Things!

A great English review site has put up two really thought out reviews of Jin & Jam #1 and Inkweed. They’ll also be interviewing Chris Wright (Inkweed) soon, so keep an eye on the site:http://exquisitething.blogspot.com/

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New videos from Brown Cuts Neighbors founders

Once upon a time in the magical land of Amsterdam, New York Jason and Colleen Martin – aged 6 and 4 respectively – started the band and television show Brown Cuts Neighbors. In between then and now things happened. Just recently they have completed some new videos. The first appears...

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The Future of Music

The Future of Music

Last week I attended the amazing 2009 SanFran MusicTech Summit hosted by the awesome Brian and Shoshana Zisk. Saw several great panels and got to meet many others in this strange world of the music business, including several who I had some pretty unlikely connections to. An interesting...

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Installation Five at Anno Domini – San Jose

Installation Five at Anno Domini – San Jose

Our good friend and collaborator Ian Lynam is a contributor to the touring Installation Five show sponsored by Scion. He will be appearing at the opening to its local (to us) stop at Anno Domini in San Jose, California. You should swing on by June 5, 2009. For this year’s tour SCION asked...

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Go Look – The Art of Paul Komoda

Go Look – The Art of Paul Komoda

The ultra talented Paul Komoda has recently relocated himself to LA and joined up with Artist Proof Studio. Paul was a frequent collaborator and fellow SVA student. He contributed many eye-melting goodies to the old Tuna Casserole comix anthology (issues 5-9), edited by myself and Sam Henderson...

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Danny Dutch Reviewed on Daily Crosshatch

The Daily Crosshatch has posted a pretty nice review of the Danny Dutch Comic Book: “The characters … almost treat each other like objects in a room passing time rather than as friends or lovers. It lays a strange mood on the reader, and even though I’ve re-read this book enough...

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Sparkplug at TCAF

I’m a little behind on announcements, but I’d like regular readers to know that me (Dylan), David King and Tom Neely all plan to be at the Toronto Comics Art Festival for the really big show this weekend (May 9th & 10th). If you have a chance, come by and see us and the new

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Greyhoundsunmoon New Video by Jason Martin

Paramilitary psychedelia in Coordinated Universal Time. In 1955, the caesium atomic clock was invented. This provided a form of timekeeping that was both more stable and more convenient than astronomical observations. In 1956, the U.S. National Bureau of Standards started to use atomic frequency...

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"We are the cartoon heroes…"

Sparkplug Comic Books featured in the National Post. If you ever wondered why Shannon O’Leary is the most awesome lady in comics, just go read her answers to the National Post TCAF Q&A. You can read more cartoonist Q&As and TCAF articles here. This series of interviews is to...

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CALMS on Morning Becomes Epileptic

CALMS on Morning Becomes Epileptic

CALMS, AKA Mike Keegan and Nick Carpenter (formerly Lincoln Money Shot, currently also 1/2 of nickname: Rebel) were interviewed on the latest edition of Ned Hardcore’s delightfully entertaining podcast Morning Becomes Epileptic produced by Your PR. Very little is known beyond that. It does...

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Go Chris Wright!!!

Matthew Dick gives Chris Wright’s Inkweed a really thoughtful review at his new Exquisite Things comics blog. Matthew Dick also makes music in some awesome bands including Analysis of Bison Kills.

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Offset Needle Radius Blog Launched

Offset Needle Radius Blog Launched

Joshua Baker has launched a new Offset Needle Radius blog today. That’s what I call putting a day off to really good use. He’s already got three posts on there, so there is plenty to read… this ain’t no bookmark for later. Offset Needle Radius began in February of 2008 as...

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