Tweet Even our congressmen are getting bitten by the graphic novel bug, as Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) is signed with Top Shelf to co-write March, the story of his involvement in the civil rights movement of the ’60s. Lweis will author the book with Andrew Aydin, who works in his office. While an artist has […]
By Jen Vaughn — What do you do with a man with a wild mind of his own and a pair of drawing hands that just won’t quit?
You make him KING.
James Kochalka is the one of forerunners of autobiographical diary comics with his syndicated comic, American Elf, which is also available online and began way back in October, 1998. He is also the creator of other excellent comics like irreverent SuperF*ckers and children’s books like the Johnny Boo series and most recently, Dragon Puncher. His comics are published by Portland-based comics publisher, Top Shelf.
It’s been a little bit since we saw an indie comic get picked up by a mainstream publisher, but after many months of rumors, it is true: Andy Runton’s popular Owly character is a getting a full color book, to be published in March by Simon & Schuster. The book is licensed from Top Shelf, which has been Owly’s home for five books and six years.
TweetBy Torsten Adair The following is a selection of new comics titles due to be published in November 2010. This list is not comprehensive, as there are over 350 books scheduled. Instead, I have selected titles which caught my interest. If you would like to browse forthcoming graphic novels and related books at your leisure, […]
Given that pretty much all of the Spartans died at the Battle of Thermopylae – which was sort of the point – people have been speculating for years about how Frank Miller would wring a sequel out of his hit Dark Horse graphic novel and movie 300. Today, at Comic-Con, the answer came out. The sequel, XERXES, will actually take place at exactly the same time on another battlefield of the same war.
Tweet Via: Hey Chi-town friends, the Top Shelf Swedish Invasion is coming to you! Starting Friday and all weekend long, the new Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) takes over the lakeside McCormick Center in downtown Chicago, and we’ll be there in full force! Come out and meet: Indie comics superstar Jeffrey Brown, signing his […]
TweetThis morning, indie publisher Top Shelf unveiled a new, more user-friendly website, but they’ve also announced a slew of new books for 2011 and beyond listed below — among the highlights, a two-volume BACCHUS omnibus by Eddie Campbell, the return of Petey and Pussy, and promising work by Jess Fink and Will Dinski. Five New […]
Tweet While continuing with work at Vertigo (SWEET TOOTH), Canadian artist Jeff Lemire hasn’t forgotten his indie roots and has just announced a new graphic novel, THE UNDERWATER WELDER, which is due later next year from Top Shelf. Pressure. As an underwater welder on an oilrig off the coast of Nova Scotia, Jack Joseph is […]
Tweet In April, Top Shelf publishes three graphic novels out of Sweden, and this trailer is definitely the bomb. It stars a guy named Errki and gets better from there, with a sense of the fun-loving, quirky, self-deprecating humor that you’ll find in most comics products from above the 45th parallel. Northern humor. We love […]
TweetIndie comics mainstay Top Shelf, publisher of such critically acclaimed books as BLANKETS, FROM HELL, BOX OFFICE POISON, and LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, has gained a new minority owner, more funding and a first look deal via a partnership with new media entrepreneur John S. Johnson, and independent film producer Anthony Bregman. Although on the […]
Tweet Someone Twittered us to check out Andrew Drilon’s THE LOVE EATERS, one of the Top Shelf 2.0 webcomics, and ya know what…we are suckers for any comic that features good pen and ink art of animals…mixed with dark fantasy and imagination. In the past, this would have been a mini-comic someone handed to us […]
Tweet THE SURROGATES, Jeff Lemire, and a new edition of LOST GIRLS and more highlight Top Shelf’s 2009 offerings. Top Shelf will be at our usual booth #1721 at Comic-Con, and this year we’ll be featuring creators: – Robert Venditti & Brett Weldele, signing the limited Signed & Numbered debut of THE SURROGATES OWNER’S MANUAL […]
Tweet Top Shelf has announced that an OWLY cartoon, created by Sprite Animation, will debut at SD. Andy Runton’s charming, wordless owl would seem to be ideal for a cartoon. PR: Owly, the kindhearted star of the award-winning graphic novel series by Andy Runton, will come to life in an animated short at the San […]
Tweet With The Complete Alec’s pub date approaching rapidly, we’re getting more and more Eddie Campbell , including an interview with Pádraig Ó Méalóid at The Forbidden Planet International Blog Log: I was reading the autobiographical novels of Henry Miller, but now I can’t recall whether I was reading them because I wanted to go […]