Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Sparkplug at CAKE!

Hello y'all!  Sparkplug is heading to the Midwest for one final show.  We'll be exhibiting at CAKE Chicago with Suzette Smith.  This is one of our favorite fests and it's free and open to the public, so be sure to check it out!  Info below:

Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE)
Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, 2016
11 am – 6 pm
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
FREE and open to the public!

Also, on Sunday, there will be a special panel about Sparkplug, hosted by Austin English!  Details below:

Sunday, 3:00–4:00 A Celebration of Sparkplug Comic Books

CAKE 2016 will mark the last show for Sparkplug Comic Books, a company that, throughout its 14 years, has played host to an exciting and fresh roster of diverse artists. Founded by Dylan Williams, whose strong ethical sense and personal taste drove the direction of the company, Sparkplug was a resolutely small press, focused on handmade and independently produced comics in a world veering ever toward mass production. After Williams passed away in September of 2011, his wife, Emily Nilsson, took over, and, in February 2013, passed the helm to artist Virginia Paine, who has been running the company since. This discussion will bring together a combination of artists who’ve worked with Sparkplug throughout the years, many of whom are also, in the vein of Dylan Williams, multi-hyphenates: artists, publishers, distributors and critics. Chris Cilla (Rattlesnake Dick, The Heavy Hand), Zak Sally (Sammy the Mouse, La Mano Press), Suzette Smith (Ce/Ze), and moderator Austin English (Gulag Casual, Domino Books) join together to celebrate 14 years of an amazing small press and the important work of Virginia Paine, Emily Nilsson and and Dylan Williams. This panel is sponsored by Comix Revolution

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