Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pinay Lives & Voices

The truly amazing Rina Ayuyang will be reading from Whirlwind Wonderland this Sunday at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Here is a description of the event:


An afternoon of Pinay literature and storytelling, in celebration of Women's History Month!

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Oakland, CA
Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 3:00pm-5:00pm
Free and open to public

FEATURED PINAY ARTISTS: Vangie Buell, Barbara Jane Reyes, Camille Robles, Rina Ayuyang

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Monday, March 26, 2012

New Books and Prints!

Hello there! I've added a couple new books to the shop AND some really beautiful lino-block prints by T. Edward Bak. The books are: The City Troll, a debut graphic novel by Aaron Whitaker; The Sky In Stereo, an excellent new series from Mardou; and Sophia Wiedeman's dark and gorgeous The Deformitory. Please check them out!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sparkplug's Awesome Online Fundraiser!

Sparkplug is having a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo to publish our next three titles: Nurse Nurse by Katie Skelly, Reich #9 by Elijah Brubaker, and The Golem Of Gabirol by Olga Volozova. Go here to donate, and receive a gift in return!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Thank you to Chicago Zine Fest and Quimby's

Prize medals for the 2012 Chicago Zine Olympics at Quimby's

Though we couldn't make it this year, Quimby's Bookstore and the Chicago Zine Fest were kind enough to give us the Long Arm Stapler Award. The award is given to recognize dedication to self-publishing and the First Amendment; ours was also given to recognize Dylan's work in this community. Our friend Nicole Georges accepted the award for us.
We'd like to thank Liz and the Quimby's crew and everyone involved with CZF for choosing us and honoring Dylan.

Photo of Zine Olympics prize medals by Oscar Arriola.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Friends, Sparkplug is about to launch a fundraising campaign through Indiegogo to get three books published this year.  

Please come to our reading event this Saturday, 7pm, at the Waypost (3120 N Williams, Portland, OR) to show your support and see some great comics read by local artists!

Friday, March 09, 2012

Chicago Zine Fest

While we aren't tabling at Chicago Zine Fest (this year), lots of our friends will be and we strongly encourage you to go to this free event! There will be lots of fun events around the fest too, including Zine Olympics at Quimby's!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Sparkplug at Staple!

Tom and I will be tabling for Sparkplug (and I Will Destroy You) at Staple! this weekend! Staple! is taking place March 3rd and 4th at Marchesa Hall and Theater in Austin, Texas. See you there!