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Swedish Invasion at TopShelf Comix
By The Editor
Apr 7, 2010 - 8:10




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THE SWEDISH INVASION BEGINS AT
ROCKETSHIP COMICS ON FRI APRIL 9TH &
ALL MOCCA WEEKEND APRIL 10TH-11TH
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Come meet and party with Simon Gärdenfors (THE 120 DAYS OF
SIMON), Mats Jonsson (HEY PRINCESS), Kolbeinn Karlsson (THE TROLL KING),  Niklas Asker (SECOND THOUGHTS), Fredrik
Strömberg (SWEDISH COMICS HISTORY), as well as Chris Staros, Leigh Walton,
Johannes Klenell, and many of the contributors to the Swedish Anthology FROM
THE SHADOW OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS at:

THE ROCKETSHIP SWEDISH INVASION PARTY
FRI, APRIL 9TH, 8:00PM
@ 208 SMITH ST, BROOKLYN, NY

&


THE MoCCA ARTS FESTIVAL
SAT & SUN, APRIL 10TH & 11TH
@ THE 69TH REGIMENT ARMORY
68 LEXINGTON AVENUE (BETWEEN 25TH & 26TH)

(And they’ll also be at C2E2, the CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (FRI -
SUN, APR 16TH-18TH) and at the Nerd City/Top Shelf Swedish Invasion Party on
SAT APR 17TH at the famed Chicago nightclub, the Double Door.)


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PREORDER TOP SHELF'S JUNE RELEASES
IN THE CURRENT DIAMOND PREVIEWS!
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The new April Diamond Previews catalog has TWO new titles
that are available for pre-ordering. The 4th volume of James Kochalka’s classic
all-ages series JOHNNY BOO is one of the not-to-be-missed titles, as well as
the serious ground-breaker, THE PLAYWRIGHT by Eddie Campbell & Daren White.

THE PLAYWRIGHT
by Eddie Campbell & Daren White
http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/the-playwright/661
-- A 160-Page Deluxe Full-Color Hardcover Graphic Novel, $14.95 (US)
-- Diamond: APR10-1089
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-056-8
Even if I have to say this myself -- yes me, Chris Staros --
THE PLAYWRIGHT might just be the best book you read all year. It’s going to be
a critical darling, and a sleeper that will ignite by word of mouth. It’s the perfect
analysis of the sexual tensions that drive men to ambition, and paralyze them
at the same time. It’s a quiet and profound graphic novel about the sex life of
a celibate middle-aged man. Master cartoonist Eddie Campbell (From Hell, Alec:
The Years Have Pants) and gifted writer Daren White (DeeVee, Batman: The Order
of Beasts) present a most peculiar love story that is a must read.

JOHNNY BOO (BOOK 4): THE MEAN LITTLE BOY
by James Kochalka
http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/johnny-boo-book-4-the-mean-little-boy/714
-- A 40-Page Full-Color Hardcover Graphic Novel, $9.95 (US)
-- Diamond: APR10-1090
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-059-9
In their latest adventure, Johnny Boo and Squiggle make some new friends,
including this nice fellow named the Mean Little Boy... but maybe he's not so
nice after all! The fourth JOHNNY BOO book is packed with laughs and charm,
with just the gentlest touch of potty humor.


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HOT OFF THE PRESS!
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Step right up and get ‘em while they’re hot!


SUPER SPY: THE LOST DOSSIERS
by Matt Kindt
http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/super-spy-vol-2-the-lost-dossiers/646
-- A 96-Page Full-Color Graphic Novel, $12.95 (US)
-- Diamond: JAN10-1114
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-043-8
Couldn't get enough of the critically-acclaimed and Eisner-nominated SUPER SPY?
Curious what all the fuss is about? Have we got a book for you! Packed with new
stories, 3-D comics, and secret messages for you to cut out and assemble, it's
like a secret spy activity book for grown-ups, bursting with ingenuity and
pathos!

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SUPERF*CKERS
by James Kochalka
http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/superfckers/653
-- A 144-Page, Full-Color FLEXI-Cover Graphic Novel, $14.95 (US)
-- Diamond: JAN10-1113
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-052-0
SUPERF*CKERS collects all four fan-favorite issues of James Kochalka's beloved
series, plus the all-new Jack Krak one-shot! A hilariously rude look at what
super-powered teens would really be like, presented with Kochalka’s signature
sweetness and charm, SUPERF*CKERS is an over-the-top super-sitcom with its mind
in the gutter and its heart on its sleeve.



THE 120 DAYS OF SIMON
by Simon Gardenfors
http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/the-120-days-of-simon/648
-- A 416-Page “Pulp-Style” Graphic Novel, $14.95 (US)
-- Diamond: FEB10-1095
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-050-6
An epic freeloading road trip across Sweden, featuring plenty of sex, drugs,
and hip-hop! Top Shelf's SWEDISH INVASION kicks off with this all-too-human
journey of a very charming scoundrel, starring cartoonist/rapper Simon Gardenfors.


HEY PRINCESS
by Mats Jonsson
http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/hey-princess/650
-- A 472-Page “Pulp-Style” Graphic Novel, $14.95 (US)
-- Diamond: FEB10-1094
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-051-3
A bitingly honest memoir of the hipster life, warts and all! Top Shelf's
SWEDISH INVASION continues with this true story about moving to the big city
and being young, insecure and desperate to feel as hip as everyone else -- created
by one of the pioneers of Swedish autobiographical comics.


UNDELETED SCENES
by Jeffrey Brown
http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/undeleted-scenes/712
-- A 352-Page Graphic Novel, $15.00 (US)
-- Diamond: MAR10-1140
-- ISBN 978-1-60309-058-2
UNDELETED SCENES presents a decade's worth of shorter works from indie comics
legend Jeffrey Brown! This huge compendium includes Jeffrey’s work from
anthologies such as Kramers Ergot and McSweeney's, stories from the previous
books Be a Man, Minisulk, Every Girl Is the End of the World for Me, and Feeble
Attempts, plus plenty of rare and brand-new comics!


DODGEM LOGIC #1 & #2
Edited by Alan Moore
#1: http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/dodgem-logic-1/710
#2: http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/dodgem-logic-2/725
The first two issues of Alan Moore's mystifying new underground publication
DODGEM LOGIC are now available. Delivering pages upon pages of full-colour
solid content, thanks to its flinty-eyed Puritan policy of no advertisements,
this plucky bi-monthly is stuffed to the gills with wisdom and wonderment. The
first issue comes with a CD and the second an original mini-comic by Alan Moore.
Published by Mad Love/Knockabout and sub-distributed by Top Shelf.


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NEW PRISON INMATE STORY ON TOP SHELF 2.0!
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WAR WOUNDS - CHAPTER 1:
http://www.topshelfcomix.com/ts2.0/inside_ww_ch1/


Georgia prison inmate Adrian English launches an all-new
storyline in his semi-fictional prison epic "INSIDE.” The new storyline,
"WAR WOUNDS," follows main character Darryl as he transfers to a new
facility, finding new friends, new enemies, and a whole pile of new troubles.
Check out Adrian's comics for a truly unique and raw look at life on the
“INSIDE.” You've never read anything like this!
 
The MOCCA Festival and the C2E2 are listed in the ComicBookBin iPhone app!


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