Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Our next book, Ce/Ze by Suzette Smith, will debut at Linework NW this month!

Ce/Ze, a minicomic by Suzette Smith, is slated to come out in April 2015 in time for a debut at Linework NW.
Smith’s quiet, loose style spins a new take on sci-fi/fantasy in Ce/Ze.  Honey Czarny and Amelia Smith are 7th graders who share fragmented memories of past lives in which they were powerful beings named Ce and Ze. A rival king’s plot to murder Ze forced her to flee her kingdom. Ce and Ze study and emulate human behavior but wish to return to their realm, where nobody goes number two.
Ce/Ze is the fourth book in the Sparkplug Minis Series, a series of short-run (500 copies) mini comics by new and/or underappreciated artists. (28 pages, black and white with color cover, saddle-stitched, $6USD, ISBN 978-0-9854150-4-4)
Suzette Smith is a comics artist, writer and editor living in Portland, OR. She grew up in Detroit and still sleeps with her boots on. Her work has appeared in Comics Workbook, Bitch Magazine, Sandy the Zine and The Portland Mercury.
Please stop by our table at Linework NW to pick up a copy or visit our online store here to pre-order.  Wholesale orders, please contact Tony Shenton: mailto:shenton4sales@aol.com

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sparkplug at RIPE!

Sparkplug is going to be in Providence for RIPExpo on March 28-29!  I'll have a good selection of our books, plus new minis of The WHYs, my webcomic.  I'll also be on a panel about small press publishing on Sunday the 29th.  RIPE is free and open to the public, and we'd love to see you there! More info here.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sparkplug Highlights: #FOODPORN by Meghan Turbitt

#FOODPORN details Meghan’s sexual obsession with anyone and everyone who makes or serves her food or drinks. A repulsive pizza chef is transformed through the act of food preparation into a sexy pizza-delivering god. Meghan eats tacos off of the taco guy's chest and serves herself to a sushi chef nude but for the sushi he has prepared. Will she find true love with the barista who makes her the perfect cup of coffee?

(32 interior pages, 7.5" x 9.5", B&W with color cover, self-published, 2014)
Available for purchase here!