Owly and Wormy want butterflies! But when they come home from Mrs. Raccoon’s nursery with a milkweed plant that’s supposed to attract some fluttering friends, what they get instead are chubby, green bugs! But green bugs are not butterflies! Will butterflies ever come to the forest? Only time will tell… Bold, graphic, and full of fun, this wordless storybook gives all-ages readers the wings they need to start reading on their own, and a firm footing on the idea of metamorphosis as they watch old friends become new friends. — a 40-page full-color hardcover picture book (with a dust jacket) published by Simon & Schuster under license from Top Shelf.
The 2011 Free Comic Book Day Book
A Sneak Peak!
And while we’re celebrating the all-new OWLY picture book, here’s a sneak peak at this year’s 2011 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY book, the TOP SHELF KIDS CLUB – 2011, featuring not one, but SIX all-ages tales! In this FCBD edition, we’ll not only present three adventures from our established all-ages series OWLY by Andy Runton, JOHNNY BOO by James Kochalka, and KORGI by Christian Slade; but we’ll also feature three all-new stories from three brand new all-ages series debuting in 2011: OKIE DOKIE DONUTS by Chris Eliopoulos, PIRATE PENGUIN VS NINJA CHICKEN by Ray Friesen, and UPSIDE DOWN by Jess Smart Smiley. Perfect for everyone in the family. With a great cover by Chris Eliopoulos this time around to boot!
Hot Off The Press!
Alex Robinson’s TRICKED follows the lives of six people — a reclusive rock legend, a heartbroken waitress, a counterfeiter, an obsessive crank, a lost daughter, and a frustrated lover — whose lives are unconnected until an act of violence brings them spiraling in on each other. Now in an all-new hardcover edition with a brand new cover designed by Matt Kindt!
The latest issue from Alan Moore! … Inside this 72-page, full-color magazine: Hoax will bend your mind with their sinister front cover and art work inside. Ian Sinclair graces our pages with his work Kiss The Rod. Alan Moore challenges reality as we know it. Dick foreman gawps & cringes his way through a mouldering pile of 60s & 70s ‘underground’ comics. Comedian’s comedian Stewart Lee offers an extract from his new book How I escaped my Certain Fate. Melinda Gebbie discusses her experiences of life as a bondage girl. Kevin O’Neill from The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen will blow you away with his artwork. And much more!
Dodgem Logic #5 is packed full of delicious art work , photography, poetry, short stories and usefulness. Featured this issue we have a section from poet Tom Pickard’s incredible autobiography ‘More Pricks Than Prizes’, plus Mitch Jenkins and Paul Chessell deliver 8 pages of prodigious photography and art work featuring our very own Spring Boroughs heroes. Barney Farmer and Lee Healey will pollute your minds with their sensational strips, whilst Melinda Gebbie discusses ‘old skool’ animation. Plus, much much more.
Part two of Lars Martinson’s masterpiece! As the months go by, Dan Wells settles into his life as an assistant junior high school teacher in the rural Japanese village of Tonoharu. Isolated from those around him by language and cultural barriers, he leads a solitary existence, until the day an unrequited crush extends him a dinner invitation. What follows shakes up Dan’s quiet life and expands his social circle into unexpected quarters.