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Top Shelf Reviews Round up


By Hervé St-Louis
Jan 3, 2008 - 22:00

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Carnet de Voyage
Carnet de Voyage is an autobiographical account of Thompson's 2004 European promotional tour.




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Owly OGN

OWLY is a 5x 7 graphic novel made of two novellas featuring a lonely little owl with kind heart large enough for that big old scary world out there.



ALEX ROBINSON: TRICKED
Looking at Alex Robinson's, Tricked, both as a work of fiction and as a step forward in content.


THE KING
Looking at Rich Koslowski's graphic novel, The King.


The Ticking
Why you should try Renee French's new graphic novel, The Ticking.


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The Surrogates

Enjoy gourmet sci-fi with Venditti and Weldele's The Surrogates.


Jeffrey Brown: I am Going to be Small

Top Shelf's new Jeffrey Brown book collects a decade of Brown's gag cartoons.


Are We Feeling Safer Yet? - A (th)ink Anthology
Admired by Garry Trudeau, Aaron McGruder, and Ted Rall among others, the first (th)ink collection arrives.


Regards From Serbia
Striking images tell a story of living an ordinary life during a time of war.


Fox Bunny Funny Unveils Andy Hartzell as a Young Master
Getting the word out on what should be one of June 2007's best books.


David Yurkovich: Death by Chocolate: Redux

Certified hip with a dash of cool.


Essex County Volume 1: Tales from the Farm
After his mother's death, a boy struggles to live with his older, single and childless uncle.


Nate Powell: Please Release
The adventures of a thoughtful and introspective young man.


Jeffrey Brown: Incredible Change-Bots
Their war; our world.


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THE BAREFOOT SERPENT

So a dictionary that I have says that art is beauty. Thus, Scott Morse's THE BAREFOOT SERPENT from Top Shelf Productions must be a work of art.





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JENNIFER DAYDREAMER: OLIVER

JENNIFER DAYDREAMER: OLIVER is the first in a series of stand alone comic books from mini-comics artist Jennifer Daydreamer.





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Same Difference And Other Stories

Same difference and Other Stories is a refreshing compilation of Derek Kirk Kim’s works ranging from 2000-2003, works such as Pulling, Hurdles and Same Difference (a personal favorite).





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Less Than Heroes

Yurkovich has constructed an entire mythology around the concept of the super hero that builds on the best stories published about the genre such as The Watchmen, the Authority and Marvels.




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Jeffrey Brown: Bighead

Taking the conventions (some one would call them silly) of superhero comics, in particular the capes and tights, and making fun of them is not exactly something missing from comics.





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Blood Orange #2

The first issue is a tough act to follow, but BLOOD ORANGE #2 makes up for having fewer star alt-comics names by featuring more experimentation, more drama, and even wilder imaginations.





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OWLY'S BACK

Andy Runton's plucky owl, Owly, returns in Owly: Just a Little Blue.





THE INCREDIBLE SULK
Top Shelf recently published Miniature Sulk, which collects previously uncollected work from cartoonist Jeffrey Brown.


THE JAMES KOCHALKA EXPERIENCE, PART 1: Super F*ckers #1

Are you James Kochalka experienced? Well, I am. Come on in.


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THE JAMES KOCHALKA EXPERIENCE, PART 2: Monkey vs. Robot

So-uh, are you James Kochalka experienced... yet?


Grampa and Julie: Shark Hunters
Grampa and Julie: Shark Hunter is a compilation of a comic strip that appears in Nickelodeon’s Magazine with some parts adapted and new stories.


AEIOU
Formerly a limited edition book, Jeffrey Brown's AEIOU is once again available.


SUPER F*CKERS #2
Super F*ckers #2 is here.


OWLY: FLYING LESSONS
Andy Runton brings Owly back for a third book in his all-ages series.


WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME IF I WET THE BED?
Well? Published by TopShelf Comix


CONVERSATIONS #2
Kochalka vs. Brown.


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CRY YOURSELF TO SLEEP

Friends make life a bowl of cherries in Cry Yourself to Sleep.


Every Girl is the End of the World for Me
Jeffrey Brown's new book may finally bring him the attention he's earned.


Renee French: Micrographica

Renée French has a new book coming soon to a comic book store near you, nearly a year after her last book.


James Kochalka: Super F*ckers #4
What seemed like a one-note joke in the beginning is fast becoming a must-read funny superhero comic.

Nicolas Mahler: Lone Racer
Mahler's unique style even impresses Bill Plympton.


Jeffrey Brown: Feeble Attempts
A new single-issue comic book collects several Jeffrey Brown short stories and one-pagers that are manna for Brown fans.


James Kochalka: American Elf (Book 2)
The webcomic confection becomes a sweet collection.


Essex County Volume 1: Tales from the Farm
After his mother's death, a boy struggles to live with his older, single and childless uncle.


Zak Sally: Sammy the Mouse #1
An odd trip through the life of a talking mouse living in a surreal world.


Jeremy Tinder: Black Ghost Apple Factory
Mini-comic comic book collection finds humor in variety.


Christian Slade: Korgi Book 1
Book join's Owly as kid friendly comic book/storybook.

Alex Robinson's Lower Regions
When blood-splatters and severed limbs are fun.

Yearbook Stories: 1976-1978
True tales of real life youth provide real entertainment.

Jeff Lemire: Essex County Volume 2
Brotherly love sours, but makes new graphic novel a most flavorful dish, indeed.

Super F*ckers #277
The sublime, idiosyncratic James Kochalka returns with another issues of his farcical and brutal teen superhero team comic, Super F*ckers.

110 PER¢
Cathy, Gertrude (Gerty), and Sasha are three grownups obsessed with a boy band called 110 Per¢.

Tales of Woodsman Pete
Woodsman Pete lives alone in a cabin in the North Woods (U.S. or Canada), but wait! Pete isn’t completely alone.

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SPIRAL-BOUND

Turnip, an elephant, Stucky Hound, a dog, Ana, a rabbit, and Emily, a bird, are a group of go-getting kids.






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COFFEE AND DONUTS by Max Estes

COFFEE AND DONUTS sounds like a very bad title for a comic book, but when I read it, I realized what a perfect fit the name was.


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