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Sparkplug, Teenage Dinosaur, Snakebomb and Floating World join forces again to bring you their 2014 Free Comic Book Anthology - BARRIO MOTHERS. Eight Portland line wranglers present new masterpieces guaranteed to take your face on a wild trip. Featuring all new comics by Josh Juresko, Sophie Franz, Karissa Sakumoto, Asher Craw, Wally Catton and Andrew Scully. Covers by Souther Salazar, Cameron Hawkey and Nick Norman. Best of all, it’s FREE (you just pay the shipping).
Retailers: peep the ordering info at the Sparkplug blog to get it in your shop for Free Comic Book Day (Saturday, May 3rd)!
Readers: pass the ordering info on to your local comics shop or bookstore ASAP to make sure BARRIO MOTHERS shows up in your town!


New in the Birdcage Bottom Books shop:

Emma Louthan’s “King Queen Rat King” 

‘CLUB QUEEN RAT KING’ by Emma Louthan is a 20-page mini about the trials and tribulations of the V.I.P. room.

Published by Ray Ray Books

4.25″ x 5.5″, 20 pages. $3
2-color risograph on pink cover stock with 2-color (blue & gold) risograph interior 

- See more at: http://www.birdcagebottombooks.com/shop/club-queen-rat-king/#sthash.N9TXdGJA.dpuf

Friday PRE-LINWORKS Portland Pickup’s on snakebomb's couch:
gutrot's newest zine/ Tagami's Grey volume 2/ William Steig Lonely Ones/ Mattioli's Superwest Comics/Mike Allred's Silver Surfer/ and an Edgar P Jacobs Blake & Mortimer

therearepeoplewho: cacaotree: Hide Kawanishi 1894-1965 - Pond


Just finished printing an all new Video Tonfa for the Teenage Dinosaur Tim Goodyear!

loving these


here’s part 1 of that Urasawa documentary I was typing about. I can’t find the subtitled version anymore. I’d love to see a comics site get all the most important documentaries about comics in one place on this internet. 

Another one that was really important to me was the 1987 The masters of comic book art, that’s up here. Hosted by Harlen Ellison, with his Kirby Tshirt. and with great interviews from Moebius, Kirby, Kurtzman, Miller, Sim, and more. 

I haven’t seen that Frank Quitely one yet. Crumb was interesting to me as a teenager —just to see how a successful cartoonist lived. Maybe not as a guide post but just as a point of interest. 


(Yamanba Lullaby, Seiichi Hayashi)

(via dysontree)


Visceral Vistas, Guttural Groans - 1st spread.
How many projects could I possibly be working on at one time?

009: Pete Toms
also here, and here

here’s a comic I drew several months ago for The Lifted Brow (issue 20)

Michael Litven

Look at all the hot sweaty action in this place and adactivity wearing my shirt in the foreground

Steamy lineworks of yesterdays


Was great to interview calicocomics about #OperationMargarine, her new adhousebooks release today at robot6.The interview also provides a link to a PDF preview.

i spoke to tim o’shea @ robot6 re: operation margarine, barthes, eye makeup & more

Katie Skelly



Jim Starlin speaks to us in a secret language.


That page.


1973, Marvel Comics

Mike Friedrich and Jim Starlin script. Jim Starlin and Dan Green (with some John Romita assists) art.

When I talk about what’s missing from the Marvel movies, this is what I’m talking about. No style, no weirdness, and that’s true even of the ones I enjoy (some of which I enjoy a lot).

I’m reading the Warlock collection now. I love those comics, Jim Starlin forever!



The Wrath of Shockwave, by M. Dawson

I like Shockwave’s tricky move of sneaking up behind people. Optimus Prime doesn’t know what he’s in for!

Is this the best comic I’ve read all year?!?