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#504554 - 12/30/02 12:05 AM This Month @ Top Shelf: Alan Moore, James Kochalka and more!
Rick Bradford Offline

Registered: 01/14/99
Posts: 982
Loc: Texas, USA
Comics Fans Worldwide,

Top Shelf is soliciting three really cool items in the current Diamond PREVIEWS catalog. Be sure to ask your local retailer to advance order them for you.

Here's wishing everyone a Happy New Year!


By Mawil Witzel
A whimsical and beautifully illustrated alegory by German newcomer, Mawil Witzel. BEACH SAFARI is a surreal tale of a male bunny "stranded" on an island with three beautiful young girls. And beneath the graphic novel's charming tale of summer vacations, sunbathing and friendship, runs a stirring examination of self-esteem, loneliness, and the metaphorical concept of being marooned. This one will take you by surprise!
-- $9.95 (US), 80 pgs, Color Cover, B&W Interiors, 6 1/2" x 8 1/2", ISBN 1-891830-40-6


By James Kochalka
Following the incredible success of James' first two diary sketchbooks, Top Shelf is proud to announce YEAR 3 of JAMES KOCHALKA'S SKETCHBOOK
DIARY. >From the silly to the sad, from the mundane to the fantastic, James Kochalka's diary comic strips cover the full spectrum of human
experience. As he reproduces his life in a series of simple four panel comic strips, a remarkably complex and nuanced portrait of a human being's daily life takes form. It has proven to be Kochalka's funniest and most touching work. Winner of the 2002 Ignatz award for Outstanding
-- $7.95 (US), 96 pgs, Color Cover, B&W Interiors, 8" x 8", Comic Book, Saddle Stitched


by Alan Moore & Tim Perkins
(on Steven Severin's RE: label)
Top Shelf Productions is proud to present Alan Moore's all-new performance CD from the Steven Severin's RE: label. Following on from the critical acclaim of THE HIGHBURY WORKING & ANGEL PASSAGE, Alan Moore turns his psychogeographic eye to the history of the earth, the moon, the universe, Oliver Cromwell, and the Pre-Raphaelites. English revolutionary Cromwell was dug up three years after his death in order to be executed. The Pre-Raphaelite beauty Lizzie Siddal was exhumed eleven years after hers so that Rossetti could retrieve his manuscript book of poems, given to her in her death as a token of his eternal love. These were not our promised resurrections. Alan Moore fans won't want to miss the opportunity to pick up this perfect companion piece to the comic book of the same name by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. . Snakes & Ladders is a studio recreation of a site-specific piece first performed at Holborn's Conway Hall as part of a day-long Symposium of Real Magick, put on by the Oxford & London Golden Dawn Society in 1999.
-- $20.00 (US), Special Limited Import Music CD


Your friend thru comics,

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

Top Shelf publications are available (or can be ordered from) wherever graphic novels and books are sold, and are distributed to the direct market by Diamond Comic Distributors, Last Gasp, FM International, Cold Cut, Red Route, and Top Shelf Productions, and to the book trade by Diamond Book Distributors.

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#504555 - 12/30/02 03:23 PM Re: This Month @ Top Shelf: Alan Moore, James Kochalka and more!
Chad Anderson Offline

Registered: 10/26/01
Posts: 57
Man, I love those Sketchbook Diaries. Keep 'em coming!