Comics & Cooking: Top Shelf Co-Founder Brett Warnock Launches Kitchen Table Magazine
by Hannah Means Shannon
Brett Warnock, the co-founder of Top Shelf, has announced a new publishing venture that’s currently funding on Kickstarter and will land in time for the holiday season.
Kitchen Table Magazine is a new print and digital publication that “connects adventurous souls, curious cooks, and enthusiastic eaters with writers, artists, cartoonists, and photographers who investigate not only the how-to’s of cooking, but the whys of eating and our emotional connection to food and place.”
Brett Warnock reflects:
This is wonderfully full-circle for me. Issue #1 has a new comic by James Kochalka, who was one of the first indy cartoonists I published over twenty years ago. Plus I get to work for the first time with comics veterans whose work I’ve long admired, like Jim Mahfood and Dan Zettwoch, as well as emerging talent like Erin Nations. Needless to say, given my background, comics will represent.
As founder and co-publisher of Top Shelf Productions, Warnock released numerous award-winning graphic novels like John Lewis’ March trilogy and Craig Thompson’s memoir, Blankets. After a four year hiatus, he returns to comics and publishing with Kitchen Table Magazine.
You can preview Kitchen Table at its website: www.kitchentablemagazine.com. The first issue will be 80 pages in length, with a matte finish cover, saddle stitching, and a price of only $10.00. If backers are supporting the campaign as a holiday gift, the publisher will sign a card to recipients and print copies will arrive in shops in January 2019.