Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Upcoming Events!



Hey friends! Sparkplug is attending a couple of our favorite events in the upcoming months!

Linework is in our hometown of Portland, Oregon, and will take place May 21 and 22 at Norse Hall. AND it's free to attend!

CAKE is in Chicago, and is set for June 11 and 12. It's also free to attend!

We hope to see you at one or both of these!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Upcoming Important Dates






Hello again friends!  I hope you are having a good spring.  I wanted to let you know a couple upcoming dates for Sparkplug.

May 17th - This is the last day to place any online orders, including wholesale orders.  Marc Arsenault is picking up the books from me the weekend of Linework.  I'll be taking the shop part of the site down after this.

May 22nd - Sparkplug will be tabling at Linework NW with the amazing Suzette Smith (artist behind Ce/Ze).

June 11th & 12th - Sparkplug will be tabling at CAKE in Chicago, with Suzette Smith.  This is the last show I'll be doing as Sparkplug!

It would be really wonderful if you wanted to show your support in these last weeks by purchasing some of our books, either online or at one of these conventions.  I still have bills and other expenses to cover for Sparkplug, as well as making sure my artists get paid.   We have a lot of books on sale as well as regular priced titles.  I also appreciate any reblogs of this announcement!

Thank you!
-Virginia


Monday, April 04, 2016

Whit Taylor on Slate's Cartoonist Studio Prize Shortlist!


Whit Taylor, author of Sparkplug Mini The Anthropologists, has been nominated for the Slate Book Review's fourth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Webcomic of 2015 for The Fabric of Appropriation! See the rest of the list and read more here!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A Wretch Like Me reviewed by Lambda Literary!



Lambda Literary published this great review of Ebin Lee's A Wretch Like Me.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Sparkplug in the news!

Suzette Smith gave us a shout out in her Portland Mercury article about Vision Quest #4, a free paper that features a comic by former Sparkplug publisher Emily Nilsson.


And Comic Book Resources did a spotlight on Whit Taylor, author of The Anthropologists.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Sparkplug at LA Zine Fest!


Hey LA! Sparkplug will have a table at LA Zine Fest this Sunday, March 6! It's at the Majestic Downtown at 650 S. Spring St from 11am-6pm and is free to attend! We'll be at booth 165. We hope to see you there!


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Shirts on sale!


Hey friends! Lots of Sparkplug t-shirts just went on sale in the shop. Featuring illustrations by Dylan Williams, Renee French, and more! Check 'em out here!