Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Books and New Shows

Sparkplug Comic Books is premiering three new books at this weekend's Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco, CA.

The Airy Tales by Olga Volozova - A collection of ethereal and beautifully illustrated fictions.
Jin & Jam #1 by Hellen Jo - The first part of an on-going series drawn and written like a brick wrapped in a velvet pillowcase.
Danny Dutch by David King - Would-be webcomics that are too papery for the internet.

All of the new books and more are up for sale at the website. There are also much better descriptions (blame me for those silly summations). Orders will go out next week.

Sparkplug Comic Books with be tabling at the Alternative Press Expo on Saturday and Sunday, November 1st & 2nd with Teenage Dinosaur, Juliacks and Jesse Reklaw. We'll be right next to Tugboat Press. Our booths are number 360-362. Please come by, we'll have an amazing selection of minis and small publisher books including the fifth issue of Elijah Brubaker's Reich, Theo Ellsworth's new Capacity book and a new Steve Ditko comic.

ALSO, the next weekend Sparkplug will be set up as part of the Comics Garden at the Wordstock Book Fair in Portland, Oregon. Saturday, November 8th & Sunday, November 9th 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. It is held at the Portland Convention Center. For more information, check out their website:

Saturday night in San Francisco:

Hellen Jo, Olga Volozova, David King and Trevor Alixopulos will all be involved at the amazing reading on Saturday November 1st at the Cartoon Art Museum in SF. Keith Knight, Jesse Reklaw and Julia Wertz will all be reading too. Basically you have to be there. It starts at 8pm and goes till 11. More info on the C.A.M. is available at their website:

ALSO that same night is the grand opening for the Panelists show at Giant Robot San Francisco. Sparkplug sweathearts Trevor Alixopulos, Shawn Cheng, Hellen Jo, David King, Mats!?, Tom Neely, Kazimir Strzepek, Vanessa Davis, Theo Ellsworth, Renee French, Lark Pien, Jesse Reklaw and about a million more artists are going to be showing. The Panelists opening runs from 6:30 to 10 pm so you could go there and then over to the CAM reading. It'll be great.


Anonymous said...

Looks good, Dylan. I'm glad Hellen Jo has a place to publish now.

--Rob Clough

dylan sparkplug said...

Thanks. Same here! For real.