Thursday, July 02, 2015

Our Website is Down!

Sorry everyone! Our website is super-messed up right now. Please don't go to it. We'll let you know when we are up and running again.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


We're having a big summer sale!  Select books, minis and zines are 50% off in the store, including both Sparkplug and distro titles.  You can find the complete list here.  There's a lot of good stuff in there, please check it out.
The sale will go until after the Portland Zine Symposium, so if you're broke right now, you'll have plenty of time to pick up books before July 20th!
(If you are a buyer for a store, a bunch of the wholesale list has been marked down as well.  Check out the details here!)

Friday, June 05, 2015

Reminder - Sparkplug will be at CAKE this weekend!

Just a reminder - Sparkplug has a table at CAKE this weekend!  Please stop by and say hi, check out our books!  We'll have cute (free) postcards for you and plenty of good vibes.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Sparkplug at CAKE!

CHICAGO!  Sparkplug will have a table at CAKE this weekend, June 6th and 7th.  CAKE takes place at the Center on Halstead and is free and open to the public, 11am - 6pm both days.  We'll have good selection of books to sell to you and postcards to hand out.  This is one of our favorite shows and we hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sparkplug Highlight: Ce/Ze by Suzette Smith

Ce/Ze, the fourth book in the Sparkplug Minis Series, is Suzette Smith’s dreamlike take on Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Amelia Smith and Honey Czarny are 7th grade girls who discover that they share fragmented memories of another world in which they were powerful beings names Ce and Ze. When a rival king’s plot to kill Ze nearly succeeded, Ce and Ze were forced to escape to our world. Honey and Amelia study and emulate human behavior but feel no real connection with humanity. Smith’s dreamy, loose style further blurs the line between dreams, memories, and reality.

(28 pages, black and white with color cover, 5.5" x 8.5", Sparkplug Comics, $5)
Ce/Ze is available for purchase here.
See more of Suzette's work on her website.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sparkplug Highlight: Dumb by Georgia Webber

The Dumb series is Georgia Webber’s multi-disciplinary exploration of what it means to live without a voice after sustaining a vocal chord injury that required her to speak less than thirty minutes a day for months. Each issue addresses an aspect of the difficulties involved in living without a voice, from the vocal chord pain itself, to communication methods, to dealing with the Canadian welfare system.

The comic is printed in black, white, and red. It’s used for speech bubbles and ambient noise; red also indicates the speaking version of herself with which Georgia struggles in Dumb #2. In Dumb #5, the red version of Georgia is the one doing the talking and interacting that she’d normally be doing, if not for her injury.

(Dumb #1: 16 interior pages; 6.75"x9"; black, white, and red cover and interior; self-published, 2014)
Dumb #1-5 are available for purchase here.
Visit Georgia's Website for more information about Dumb.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Linework NW this weekend!

Sparkplug will be at Linework NW here in Portland this Sunday!  Linework is free and open to the public - doors open at noon.  We'll be debuting our newest book, Ce/Ze by Suzette Smith.
I (Virginia) will also be part of a panel on LBGT comics at some point on Sunday (time TBA).  Linework is a great little festival and the lineup of guests and exhibitors this year is fantastic - I highly recommend coming out for both days!  Hope to see you there!