>Rina Ayuyang and Lark Pien at Komiks Expo 2011


Rina Ayuyang and Lark Pien, both good friends of Sparkplug, will be tabling at the Komiks Expo in San Francisco this Saturday! Details below:

Komiks Expo 2011

Saturday, November 19, 1pm-5pm

It’s going to be our own local version of Comic Con! Komiks Expo 2011 is a comic book convention to showcase Filipino and API artists in cartoon, comic book, and graphic novel media. Come out to see artwork from aspiring local artists/groups in the SF Bay Area and beyond!

Special Guest: Whilce Portacio!

About Whilce Portacio:
Whilce Portacio started as an inker before launching his career as a penciller over two decades ago. He has been a leading comic book talent ever since his big break through on Marvel titles X-Factor and Uncanny X Men in the early ’90s. Whilce has worked on titles Iron Man: Heroes Reborn, Punisher, Wetworks, Stormwatch, Batman Confidential, and Superman/Batman.

Admission: FREE!

Come in a comic book character costume for a chance to win a prize pack worth $100!

Curating Komiks exhibit for I-Hotel Manilatown Center. Opening September 17, 4-6 PM at 868 Kearny Street, SF. A tribute to Filipino & Filipino American Comic Book Artists, featuring the work of Alfredo Alcala, Alex NiƱo, Ed Badajos, Vidda Chan, Dino Ignacio, Whilce Portacio, and Nestor Redondo..

I-Hotel Manilatown Center
868 Kearny St.
San Francisco, CA 94108

Non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and fostering the rich cultural and artistic traditions of San Francisco’s Filipino American community.

>Short Run Small Press Fest!


Join us this weekend in Seattle! I can already tell that Short Run is going to be a super fun fest, with lots of other great presses and artists involved. Emily and I look forward to seeing you there!

Short Run Small Press Fest
@ the Seattle Center
Saturday, Nov. 12th from 10:30 t0 4:30
Free Admission

>Small Press Love Fest!

>Emily and I will be tabling for Sparkplug this Tuesday at Multnomah County Library’s Small Press Love Fest! This will be a really fun event, with food, raffles and a chance to get a jump on your holiday shopping. It’s free too!
The fest is on Tuesday, November 8th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the beautiful Central Library in downtown Portland. Hope to see you there!

>MIX reminder!


Just a reminder to come visit Sparkplug at the Minneapolis Indie Expo this weekend! It’s from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday at The Soap Factory. Free admission, hope to see you there!

>New Books in the Store: Ditko and YDGTFH #20!


Today we’ve brought you the newest Steve Ditko books, A Ditko #14. It’s a whirlwind story from this venerated artist, including a new character, The Distorter!

And Carrie McNinch has sent us another issue of her endlessly entertaining meditation on her life, You Don’t Get There From Here #20. Carrie gets a new kitten (really, the highlight of the issue!), goes for runs in the summer weather and enjoys ‘carmageddon’.

>Sparkplug at MIX!


I’m posting this now because I will be in rural Wisconsin for most of next week, haha. Julia Wertz and I will be behind the Sparkplug table at the Minneapolis Indie Expo next weekend. It’s November 5th and 6th, 10am to 5pm both days, at the Soap Factory. Come out to say hi, chat and support indie publishing!

>Restock: Blammo 7


We once again have Noah Van Sciver’s amazing and surprisingly dark Blammo 7 in stock! Please check it out; you can click through several interior pages for every book in our online store!