SDCC ’13: Top Shelf debuts are on the MARCH

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Continuing out look at actual COMICS that are debuting at Comic-Con, Top Shelf has a bunch, led by MARCH, the first volume in a graphic autobiography of civl rights legend Rep. John Lewis. With all the things going on in our society, it’s a good time to connect with someone who was there. Comic-Con International […]

Pre-order alert: Ludovic Debeurme’s Renee

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I never really understand people who complain about not having enough good comics to read- I feel (despite trying pretty damn hard) I can never keep up with the amount of quality stuff released and so much passes me by.

President Clinton blurbs MARCH graphic novel

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When you get a genuine American hero to write a graphic novel about his life, you get a lot of attention. Thus it is that MARCH: BOOK ONE, the story of the civil rights movement as seen through the life of Rep. John Lewis, has been the first graphic novel (it is believed) to get […]

Preview: Jeffrey Brown’s A Matter of Life

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Jeffrey Brown been busy in the past year or so with his best selling Star Wars cartoon books—Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess—and an indie film based on his work—Save the Date— but he’s coming back to the genre that made his name with June’s A Matter of Life, a full-color exploration of […]

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013, Matt Kindt on MIND MGMT and Being Happy

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You’d be forgiven if you think of Matt Kindt as a breakaway success, since the “slow and steady” approach that’s defined his career so far looks like a sprint to the finish line with the explosive success of MIND MGMT from Dark Horse. Educator and author Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology) sat down with Kindt […]

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Jennifer Hayden

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Jennifer Hayden writes and draws her own comics as well as working as an illustrator, and her work appears both in webcomic form and in print. Her first full length book, UNDERWIRE, about her life experiences and family, is already out from Top Shelf, but she’s spent the past winter working relentlessly on a second […]

Interview: Eddie Campbell — “My theory is that we cannot stand the idea that the universe is random…”

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In May Top Shelf in the US and Knockabout in the UK will be co-publishing The From Hell Companion. The Top Shelf website describes it as An astonishing selection of Alan Moore‘s original scripts and sketches for the landmark graphic novel, with copious annotations, commentary, and illustrations by Eddie Campbell. Here for the first time […]

Exclusive UNCENSORED clip from SUPERF***ERS cartoon debuting tomorrow

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Tomorrow is the day human history changes direction and sets sail for the future, as SUPERF***CKERS, the cartoon based on the James Kochalka superhero epic, debuts on the Cartoon Hangover video channel.

SPX 2012: the last photo bomb

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BY JEN VAUGHN – These photos are photos that SHOULD be out on the internet somewhere instead of sitting on my phone. Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, and Charles Burns are all fantastic and so very polite, but take a peak at the cartoonists and talent (younger and not as polite) who […]

Top Shelf's $3 sale offers fantastic bargains

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Can’t get to SPX? Why not check out THE 2012 TOP SHELF MASSIVE $3 SALE!, which they hold every year to clear inventory and kickstart next year’s books. The sale runs through Friday, September 28th. Some 170 titles have been marked down to $3 each, including some all time gems—and there are massive sales on […]

Alan Moore's UNEARTHING coming from Top Shelf

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Luckily for the world Alan Moore is nearly as productive as he is cantankerous, and he has interesting stuff coming out at regular intervals. UNEARTHING, a biography of Moore’s close friend and mentor Steve “No Relation” Moore, was originally published in 2010 as a prose book but Top Shelf is publishing a NEW edition with photos by Mitch Jenkins that have turned it into a narrative art book. A special limited edition goes on sale today.

Jen's 2012 Indie Comic-Con Photo Diary

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Fun photos from San Diego Comic-Con! I’m no ‘virgin’ to cons but this was my first time at the BIG SHOW and working at a publisher (Fantagraphics) instead being a freelance cartoonist. Still, I managed to sneak in some photos during my bathroom breaks. More fun below:

SDCC: Digital Comics Price Fight

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by Alexander Añé — One of the hot topics in the comics industry is the movement into the digital medium, and of course the biggest question in that migration is, “what’s it going to cost?” Sunday afternoon at San Diego Comic-Con, the leading voices in this debate came together to discuss this topic: Mark Waid representing Thrillbent, Scott Kurtz the creator of PvP, IDW Publishing’s ePublishing director Jeff Webber, Chris Ross attending as Top Shelf’s director of digital publications, and moderating the panel is comiXology’s Chip Mosher.

Top Shelf launches cyber-con sale

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If you’re looking for some great digital comics, Top Shelf is launching a big sale on some of their best titles. Call it their “virtual” comic-con:

Catwoman Lego tries to strike a brokeback pose

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Fails.

Alan Moore created Harold Potter long before he turned him into the Antichrist

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Okay, so as the world has just noticed, in LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN: Century 2009 we finally see Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neil’s multiverse spanning pop culture adventure reach the current day (or close to it) and since the current day isn’t in the public domain, there’s good old-fashioned satire in the tradition of about 8000 previous books. The Independent’s Laura Sneddon has the lowdown: