Monday, November 29, 2010

Rina Ayuyang interviewed at Comics Reporter

Rina Ayuyang has been interviewed by Tom Spurgeon at Comics Reporter. She has a  lot of great stuff to say an it is a joy to read. Take a look:

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Habitat by Dunja Jankovic! Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Festival and East Bay Alternative Press Book Fair

Sparkplug will be at two shows in the next couple weeks and we have a new book for you.
We are premiering Habitat #2 by Dunja Jankovic, the sequel to her Department of Art.
Robert Sergel, Virginia Paine and Zack Soto will be running the Sparkplug table at the Brooklyn
Comics and Graphics Festival  Saturday Dec. 4th, next weekend.  Zack will be presenting the East
Coast premiere of Studygroup 12 #4. They'll be are at table 18. Last year this show was amazing
and this year looks to be even more so, seriously.

They may even have a preview of Austin English's new book, the Disgusting Room.
The following weekend (Saturday Dec. 11th) I'll be running the Sparkplug table at the
East Bay Alternative Press Book Fair in Berkeley, Ca. They are going to have a
bunch of great people there like Jason Martin, Susie Cagle and Family Style so
make sure to come visit.

And on Sunday Dec. 12th we'll be at the Sacramento Comic Book and Toy Show in Sacramento, CA!

Habitat #2 is available for purchase on our online store
right now at

And more great news! Gay Genius is funded and will be published in 2011. Annie Murphy
will be co-publishing the book with Sparkplug. It looks amazing:

Lastly, we'll have an old fashioned print catalog available in early 2011. Here is the cover:
 Keep an eye out for it.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Renee French at Meltdown TONIGHT!

If you are in LA today make sure to go to Meltdown at 7pm to see Renee French and her Slug Girl (from Edison Steelhead's Lost Portfolio):

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Three Days till the end of the Gay Genius funding drive.

Annie has reached the goal for complete funding of Gay Genius but any extra will help to print the book (and get you an advance copy if you mention it). So please take a look. Only three more days to go. This book will be amazing.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rina Ayuyang's Whirlwind Wonderland reviewed at the Stranger!

Seattle's venerable Stranger weekly has reviewed Rina Ayuyang's Whirlwind Wonderland positively. You should check it out:

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sparkplug at the Portland Comic Book Show

Sparkplug will be in full effect at the Portland Comic Book Show this Sunday November 21st 10am to 5pm. It is at the Portland Memorial Coliseum  If you are in the rainy city make sure you come by. This show has a bunch of long boxes but it also has a pretty unique cross section of Northwest Comics.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rina Ayuyang on Ink Studs!

Rina Ayuyang just got interviewed on Inkstuds. She is pretty awesome and this interview is one of the few actually adult sounding interviews I've heard in a while. Great stuff. Check it out!

Rina Ayuyang and Renee French interview Warren Craghead!

It doesn't get much better than a combination like Rina Ayuyang and Renee French interviewing Warren Craghead, which just went up over at Comix Claptrap:

Zine (and Comic) Fest Etiquette

A great post by Amber from Fight Boredom Distro about Zine (and what could easily be Comic) Festival etiquette.
Amber is a great writer and really points out a bunch of things that need saying, but she points them out in a way that most people wouldn't. Meaning, with skill and insight.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Renee French on Pop Candy

A great interview with Renee French over at Pop Candy.

Friday, November 05, 2010

David King on Inkstuds!

This is worth seeing:
You're going to love this interview.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010


A really cool gallery in Baltimore is asking for big corporate dough to expand. Normally I'd be down on Pepsi but this is a case where their money would go to a good cause:

New in the Store Today: Study Group Twelve #4 and more!

Today we added to the store Corinne Mucha's whimsical travelogue My Alaskan Summer; Damien Jay's The Natural World #1-4, a brooding comic about human nature set in the Dark Ages; and the very local, very excellent anthology Study Group Twelve #4!

Coming soon: Black Shapes by Phillip Barrett, Doodle Daze by Rina Ayuyang and Estrus Comics #6 by MariNaomi.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Gay Genius Is 21 Days From Being Funded!

An update, Gay Genius will be done done on Kickstarter in 21 days. They still need about 1,000 to be completely funded so make sure to take a look:

From Hell It Came

This animation is pretty intense and bizarre and awesome:

James Michael Williams' (no relation) new animation endeavor. James is also a pretty radical comics artist. Not for the weak.

Heavy Hand Release Party!

In combination with Tim Goodyear's FACE MELTERZ show this Thursday at Floating World Comics in Portland, OR they'll be having a Heavy Hand release freak out. Make sure to be there. I mean if you like hard partying.

Lemon Styles and Flesh & Bone reviewed.

 A good review of David King's Lemon Styles and Julia Gfrörer's Flesh & Bone at Bookgasm, thanks to Rod Lott:

Vote Sparkplug

Flesh & Bone, Lemon Styles and the Heavy Hand get the Homemade Komics treatment in this review by Larned Justin: