The summer of Top Shelf continues with Chester 5000, a beautifully stylized and distinctly weird graphic novel from cartoonist Jess Fink. An adults-only period drama illustrated in a charming cartoony style, Chester 5000 is the story of a woman's relationship with a sex toy that happens to be a steampunk robot. But is there more to this basic pleasure model than meets the monoc
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The summer of Top Shelf continues with Infinite Kung Fu, a massive 464-page zombie martial arts epic by writer-artist Kagan McLeod. Employing the genre tropes of both kung fu, horror and Western films, Infinite Ku
One of the hottest names at the MoCCA comics festival last month was Brecht Evens, and if you're an indie comics fan who hasn't encountered the gorgeous, magnetic watercolors of the Belgian cartoonist, you will. Right now, actually, because we're about to show them to you. We've got an exclusive five-p
The summer of 2011 will be remembered as an especially productive one for Top Shelf Productions, as the publisher is releasing a plethora of graphic novels and other books that it's comparing to such classics as Blankets and Essex County. We'll be bringing you previews of those comics over the next several days and we begin with L
The first of several major works to see print after his death, Harvey Pekar's Cleveland will be a 112-page graphic novel published by new outfit ZIP Comics in collaboration with Top Shelf. Illustrated by Joseph Remnant, a collaborator of Pekar's f
In what the company is calling a first for the United States Congress and comic book publishing as a whole, Top Shelf Productions announced Monday an agreement with Representative John Lewis to publish March, an original graphic novel co-authored by the Georgia Democrat based on his life in the American Civil Rights Movement. Lewis will collaborate with Andrew Aydin of his Washington, D.C.-based staff, who for years has worked with the congressman in a variety of capacities. Artists are presently being considered.A narrative of the Civil Rights Movement in America as seen through the eyes of Lewis, March will be the first graphic novel created by a sitting member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
This is going to be a fairly immense year for Top Shelf Productions. The venerable indie comics publisher has no fewer than 22 graphic novels and other releases slated for 2011, and you can tell that Marketing Co
On sale now is the eagerly awaited Dragon Puncher, the new work by Johnny Boo and Pinky & Stinky creator James Kochalka. Courtesy of Top Shelf Productions, ComicsAlliance brings you an exclusive four-page preview of the book, a full-color hardcover priced at just $9.95.
From the fertile mind of James Kochalka (Johnny Boo, Pinky & Stinky) comes an all-new fan