Save the date! Grand Comics Festival returns Saturday June 7th, 11am-7pm. Free Admission! Visit http://grandcomicsfestival.com for more information.
Get ready for this Brooklyn. Sam Henderson, Joan Reilly (The Big Feminist BUT, and many other Alternative Comics artists will be at this great show.
I had a dream last night that Ed Brubaker had become the demon king of the zombies. I’m sure seeing this giant painting by Tom Hart of the Brube’s character from Detour every day at the office has nothing to do with it. (at Wow Cool)
Staying up late reading some nonsense from Sam Henderson (magicwhistle). Pretty sure if I posted any pages from Magic Whistle #13 my boss would fire me, so you’re just gonna have to check it out for yourself.
Sam does not know that his boss is a Cray supercomputer we found in a landfill in Mountain View that answers to ‘Dave’ and makes a killer espresso.
Here’s the cover to Lose #6
RIP Gary Arlington. Let’s be clear on the impact this guy had on underground comics: he published Rory Hayes, Dori Seda, Justin Green, Melinda Gebbie, Joel Beck, and many many others.
Photo by Gabriela Hasbun.
To start off the new year, here’s a forgotten masterpiece double feature:
#1: “My World” by Al Feldstein (text) and Wally Wood (art) from Weird Science #22, published by EC Comics, November 1953.
#2: “My Word” (complete original art) by Wally Wood from Big Apple Comix, published by Big Apple Productions, September 1975.
”’My Word’ was Wood’s gritty and seedy take on life in New York City in the seventies. That was just for openers, though. Deeply soured by the creative and financial restrictions imposed on him by the major publishers over the years, and in his mind, abused and abandoned by the fans, Wood turned the Al Feldstein-written classic ‘My World’ on its ear, from science fiction to social satire, ultimately providing a summation of his career in comics. Wood’s mood was darkly despondent and cynical, yet his art remained breathtaking in detail and execution — the pure storytelling craft on display makes this story stand out in most collectors’ minds as not only his most important later work, but one of the most important stories the master ever created. With the knowledge of Wood’s tragic end a few years after ‘My Word’ appeared, this story becomes even more haunting. Here is a modern fable where Wally Wood tried to exorcise some of his own demons through the magic of his comic book art, and the result is an incredibly moving and personal work of Art with a capital ‘A.’” (via)
The Wow Cool | Alternative Comics Bookstore & Newsstand is now open for business at our new brick-and-mortar shop in the historic Monta Vista neighborhood in Cupertino, CA. We are at 21607B Stevens Creek Blvd.; Cupertino, California 95014. Hours: Mon.–Sat. Noon–6pm (408) 921-5164
Do you know the way to San Jose?
We are conveniently located off of the CA-85 Cupertino/Stevens Creek exit near the intersection with I-280. Look for the giant Paul & Eddie’s sign — we are in the same parking lot — way around the back of the Share World building. If you are driving between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you will very likely drive right by us. Stop in and pay us a visit. Our little neighborhood is also conveniently home to an organic grocery, Halo Custom Guitars, the post office, a gas station and many restuarants, including our favorite: iSushi.
Jeffrey Lewis & Alan Moore
this picture kicks ass, JL looks like he’s trying not to nerd out too much
The other day I had the idea that it would be really funny if Sam Henderson did his version of Wally Wood’s “22 panels That Always Work”. Unbelievably he seems to have read my mind and actually made the thing!