Friday, January 30, 2009

Self Publishing on the rise.

In the midst of a downturn in big corporations publishing, self-publishing has increased. Shannon O'Leary passed this story on to me. I've always wanted to look into more Print on Demand places.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Austin English on Inkstuds

Blaze on the left and Austin on the right.

Our favorite radio interview program from Canada presents an interview with Austin English. It is a pretty eye opening show, even if they are way too nice.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

See-Saw - Sara Edward-Corbett: This is the most genius comic I've ever read to use "fartknocker" in almost every other strip. See-Saw plays out the schoolyard antics of four little kids- Chuckie, the bully; Georgie, the brainy wuss; Olga, the shy girl; and Meals, the girl with the inexplicable crush on Chuckie. The strip balances the kids' fears, insecurities, and understanding of the world around them with a childish crass streak, resulting in either really funny social commentary or hilarious fart jokes. The book itself is a beautiful silkscreened & hand-sewn work of art, and comes with a fortune teller tucked in the back. Worth every cent. 

Monday, January 19, 2009

All things Sparkplug at Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet NYC now carries all the Sparkplug distro items---those hard to find minis that you see at our table during SPX and you can waltz into your local comic shop and buy 'em at your leisure. Forbidden Planet currently has in stock: In the Tall grass #3, Blister, Sausage hand, Cryptic Wit #'s 1-2, all issues of Papercutter, super hard to find Anke Feuchtenberger books and much, much more (including all the past and present Sparkplug books)! 840 Broadway, at the corner of 13th, New York, NY.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hot Breath of War Review!

The Hot Breath of War by Trevor Alixopulos just got a write up at Newsarama here. Take a look.

Friday, January 02, 2009

A new office place and store!

Sparkplug will be moving to 6340 SE Foster Road in Portland. It is an office space that also has a storefront, where Tim Goodyear and I will be opening a t-shirt, book (no comics) and dvd store called "The Bad Apple" soon. The space used to be a Cricket office and a tanning salon and is right next to the new Guapo Comics & Coffee. I'll be updating with pictures and such as we move in. I think we'll have a party or something in February.