Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Profanity Hill has a ton of amazing new books.

PROFANITY HILL has been renovated with 27 new titles added to the catalog!

New, old and rare material from:

Peter Bagge, Douglas Bagge, Ingaletta Basher, Philip T. Basher, Jim Blanchard, Bruce Carleton, Steve Cerio, Chris Cilla, Max Clotfelter, Crypts, Jeremy Eaton, Dennis P. Eichorn, Austin English, G. Fling, CansaFis Foote, Kelly Froh, Jim Goad, Marianne Goldin, Adam Grano, Stefan Gruber, Kailynn H., Gretta Harely, John Holstrom, J. Bradley Johnson, Josh Journey-Heinz, Chris Kegel, Kinoko, Emily Litjens, Jesse McManus, Donna Mathes, Jason T. Miles, Pat Moriarity, Jason Overby, Karn Piana, Rev. Ivan Stang, A Wood Storm, Ron Rege Jr., Tony Remple, Josh Simmons, R.K. Sloan, Matthew Thurber, Roy Tompkins, John Trubee, Nico Vassilakis, Ken Weiner, Dennis Worden and Gary Wray

You're going to like these.

Flesh and Bone reviewed by Rob Clough

I thought I'd listed this before but hadn't. This review by Rob Clough of Julia Gfrörer on the Comics Journal is a great one:
Give it a read.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Indy Euphoria!

This weekend (Sunday June 27th) is Indy Euphoria in Sacramento, California. I'll be there along with Theo Ellsworth, Tom Neely, Skinner, Jordan Crane, Tim Vigil (yes!), Dan O'neil, Johnny Ryan, Steve Weissman, Alex Chiu, Ann Matsushima, and lots more. I'm really looking forward to this. Make sure to come by and say "hi."


Monday, June 21, 2010

Flesh and Bone by Julia Gfrörer on Forbidden Planet!

An excellent review on Forbidden Planet UK of Julia's Flesh and Bone:
Seriously cool.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Danny Dutch reviewed on Poopsheet!

Another great review on Poopsheet by Justin Giampaoli. Danny Dutch by David King learns a valuable lesson.

Friday, June 18, 2010

SACRAMENTO Indy Euporia next weekend!

I'll be road tripping next week with Theo Ellsworth and Tom Neely to Sacramento, CA for the second Indy Euphoria convention, Sunday June 27th. I'll have the full on Sparkplug catalog, including newest books like Eschew #2, Reich #7 and Flesh & Bone as well as some distro books. Please come by and say hi! There will be a ton of great artists and great books there and I personally really love this show. Here is more info on the show.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Heavy Hand coming to your face, soon.

Look for it soon.

"I really enjoyed The Heavy Hand. There is a level of high strangeness throughout the book. Chris Cilla is a serious artist who happens to draw funny, and his work has a comic intensity that is most appealing. It's an all-around great effort." -Gerald Jablonski

Mara: Interview

I totally love Benjamin Mara and his comics. He just got interviewed in some trashy men's magazine called GQ: www.gq.com/blogs/the-q/2010/06/pain-is-the-best-teacher-an-interview-with-night-business-creator-benjamin-marra.html

Friday, June 11, 2010

Rambo 3.5 up at the store.

I just put up Jim Rugg's new Rambo 3.5 at the bookstore tab. Click away, and enjoy!

Olga Volozova's The Airy Tales reviewed by Justin Giampaoli on Poopsheet.

A great review of Olga's epic collection The Airy Tales over on Poopsheet Foundation by Justin Giampaoli:

Monday, June 07, 2010

The IPRC's Comix Program

 I'm going to be teaching again this school year. At least two different semesters. Jesse Reklaw, Annie Murphy, A.M. O'Malley and I will be giving a informational talk about the program and the IPRC's Writing Program. If you are in town and would like to find out more come by the IPRC at 7pm on Wednesday the 9th. We'll be there!

And if you are interested in the program, take a look at the IPRC website here:
Registration is OPEN!

Here is an article on the program from the town paper.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Vanity Press


This article, reposted from one of my new favorite blogs, raises a lot of really cool questions that apply to self-publishing in book form too. I like the idea that people are figuring out that printing and owning your own work is so possible. 

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Olympia Comics Festival: This Weekend!


This weekend at the Olympia Center (222 Columbia St. NW) in downtown Olympia Washington from 11:30 to 4:30. This show is one of my favorites. And Olympia is a great town to visit! I'll be involved with the following two panels/talks:

12:00 - 12:45 - Making, Publishing, Distributing, and Selling your Comics and Zines - Four publishers, Dylan Williams, Tim Goodyear, Jason Miles, and Christina “Blue” Crow, talk about the process of getting your comics and zines into the hands of the people you want to read them. Learn the basics of the major aspects of doing your own comics. Audience participation and brainstorming is encouraged.

3:00 - 3:45 - Interview with Theo Ellsworth and Austin English - Come meet Theo Ellsworth (Capacity) and Austin English (Windy Corner) and watch as Dylan Williams from Sparkplug Comics asks them questions. Then ask some questions yourself.