Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Three New Books at the Stumptown comics fest!

This weekend (April 17th-19th) at the Stumptown Comics Festival, Sparkplug will be premiering three new books:
Department of Art by Dunja Jankovic
Reich #6
by Elijah Brubaker
Bird Hurdler
by Andrice Arp, Theo Ellsworth, Faryl Dalrymple, Zack Soto, Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg and Julia Gfrörer (this is a free book of original material co-published by Sparkplug, Teenage Dinosaur and Tugboat Press)

These books are all totally amazing. For a more detailed look or to purchase them you can go to
On Friday (April 17th) at 4:30-5:30pm
@ the Portland Central Library (in the U.S. Bank Room) Sparkplug artists Hellen Jo and Ignatz Award-nominated Dunja Jankovic discuss and read from their work. Make sure you come!

Now, if you'd like to party and see all the new books in person they'll be available on Friday night at the Guapo Comics & Coffee extravaganza. For more info on that you can check out: and take a look at the flier for the event, which is a giant reading and Kukoc awards ceremony. Reading at the event will be: Vanessa Davis, Jon Chadurjian, Coleen Frakes, Julia Gfrörer, Jason Martin, Hellen Jo, Calvin Wong and Corinne Mucha There will be all kinds of stuff going on there.

And then, ALL weekend Sparkplug and the Bad Apple (a store I run with Tim Goodyear) will be exhibiting at the Stumptown Comics Fest. We'll have tons of obscure and weird movies, books, t-shirts and comics. You basically need to give me an excuse if you can't make it.

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