Top Shelf Update

Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2002
By: Darren Schroeder


by James Kochalka
James Kochalka follows his last two hits, Monkey vs Robot and The Sketchbook Diaries, with his most ambitious graphic novel yet. Packaged in a super-deluxe "Top Shelf" format, Pinky & Stinky will be one of the coolest releases this summer. Pinky and Stinky are fat little piglets, but just because they're cuties doesn't mean they're not brave astronauts! They embark on a daring mission to be the first pigs on Pluto, but things go horribly wrong as soon as the journey begins. Crash landing on the moon, they find themselves playing a pivotal role in the American space program. This is an unabashedly fun book, like Star Wars mixed with Pokemon -- if you can believe that! Packed with action, adventure, and cute little cuties! -- $17.95 (US), 208 pages, Graphic Novel, 8" x 8", ISBN 1-891830-29-5, Super-deluxe format

by Tony Consiglio
Tony Consiglio's DOUBLECROSS is one of the funniest and longest-running minicomics in the biz. Whether you've been lucky enough to see it before or not, here's your chance to grab a cool collection of the best parts of the entire DOUBLECROSS saga. Telling a complete story, this hilarious excerpt has us heading to Queens, New York to get a glimpse of Tony's family life, odd jobs, and soon-to-be girlfriends ˆ well, more or less. And trust me, you'll never look at Kleenex the same way again! -- $4.95 (US), 64 pages, Color Cover, B&W Interiors, 6" x 9", Comic Book, Saddle Stitched

Listed In The Adults-Only Catalog:
by Stripburger
For consenting adults only. Packaged in Eastern Europe, this nicely produced volume offers an amazing array of erotic stories. Fans of Eric Reynold's DIRTY STORIES will definitely want to own XXX STRIPBURGER. Contributions from over 40 cartoonists, including a few familiar faces: Julie Doucet, Donna Barr, Dave Choe, Nick Bertozzi, Marcel Ruijters, Actus, and more. Watch out! -- $13.95 (US), 160 pages, Perfect Bound Anthology, Color Cover, B&W Interiors, 6 3/4" x 9 1/2", ISBN 0-9670566-1-6


Top Shelf would like to congratulate all the cartoonists nominated for this year‚s HARVEY AWARDS, but we‚d particularly like to congratulate Matt Kindt, Jason Hall, Alex Robinson, Renée French, and Eddie Campbell for the 5 Harvey award nominations that the Top Shelf family received this year:

Best Graphic Album of Original Work:
- Pistolwhip (by Matt Kindt & Jason Hall)
- The Soap Lady (by Renée French)

Best Graphic Album of Previously Published Work:
- Box Office Poison (by Alex Robinson)
- Alec: How To Be An Artist (by Eddie Campbell) (Eddie Campbell Comics)

Best New Talent:
- Jason Hall & Matt Kindt (for Pistolwhip)


Top Shelf would also like to congratulate Alex Robinson & Renée French for being nominated for this year‚s FIRECRACKER AWARDS. These are awards that are presented at the Book Expo America (BEA) in early May.

Best Kids Book:
- The Soap Lady (by Renée French)

Best Graphic Novel:
- Box Office Poison (by Alex Robinson)

You can see the entire ballot and vote online for your favorites at:


Your friend thru comics,

Chris Staros
Top Shelf Productions
PO Box 1282
Marietta, GA 30061-1282

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