If you're the kind of reader who will hem and haw over indie books for months waiting for the right financial time to try out something new, then consider this your lucky day. In a perfect storm of indie comics value, both Top Shelf Productions and Drawn & Quarterly are serving up some sizzling online sales direct from their respective websites.Through Friday, September 24, Top Shelf has reduced prices on a number of key releases. There's $25 hardcovers (like "Alec: The Years Have Pants" and "Lost Girls"), plus trade paperbacks for $20 and $10, with single issues of everything from Alan Moore's "Dogdem Logic" to titles from TS's Sweedish Invasion line for everywhere from $1-5. Did I mention the Owly plush is only $10?

Drawn & Quarterly's two week sale takes 30-40 percent off its entire online catalog , making it a solid time to try out title's like Daniel Clowes' critically-acclaimed "Wilson" or Yoshihiro Tatsumi's double Eisner Award winning "A Drifting Life."

This is a pretty crafty time to have a sale considering most folks' rent money isn't due for a few weeks. Just remember to save a little scratch for food if you indulge in either sale. Boiled comics don't taste as great as you'd think.

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