Kung Fu, Donuts, and Pirate Penguin in stores! Nate Powell’s Any Empire hits today!
Official Press ReleaseKUNG FU, DONUTS, and PIRATE PENGUIN in stores! And Nate Powell’s ANY EMPIRE hits today!
The hits keep on coming! Not long after we launched LEAGUE 1969, the new deluxe editions of BLANKETS, LUCILLE, and THE HOMELAND DIRECTIVE, here come three more hotly anticipated Top Shelf books, available NOW — with one more hitting stores today!
INFINITE KUNG FU
by Kagan McLeod
— ISBN: 978-1-891830-83-9, Diamond code: MAY11-1197
— 464-page flexi-cover graphic novel, 6.75″ x 9.5″
— $24.95 (US), Older teens (16+) and adults
Don’t miss the awesome VIDEO TRAILER!
“Infinite Kung Fu is glorious and deranged in the way that all comics should be.” — Warren Ellis
“All of that buzz and hype was completely on the money… It’s like the best kung-fu movie you’ve ever seen, unimpaired by time or budget constraints, willing to take everything about kung-fu that everyone loves and throw it all together.” — Chad Nevett, Comic Book Resources
“If Egon Schiele and Yim Wing Chun had a son together, he’d be called Kagan McLeod. Infinite Kung Fu is like a bitch-slap to your imagination. I am a BIG fan.” — Geof Darrow, author & artist of Shaolin Cowboy and conceptual designer for The Matrix
“A book for fans of Bruce Lee movies, zombies, ancient Chinese mythology, and any other off-the-wall genre you can think of… Infinite Kung Fu brings a style that separates it from the rest and lifts comics out of the overly serious rut that the medium has been stuck in for nearly a decade.” — Jason Sarafino, Complex
“The best elements of horror, Westerns, and of course, kung fu films are seamlessly interlaced to tell a highly imaginative tale. You couldn’t sandblast the smile from my face as I read this.” — Ain’t It Cool News
PIRATE PENGUIN VS NINJA CHICKEN
(BOOK 1): TROUBLEMS WITH FRENEMIES
by Ray Friesen
— ISBN: 978-1-60309-071-1, Diamond code: APR11-1165
— 96-page full-color hardcover graphic novel, 6.5″ x 8.5″
— 9.95 (US), All ages
“Ray Friesen is a remarkable cartoonist. He makes the silly funny and the funny sublime. The world seems lighter after reading a Ray Friesen book.” — Jimmy Gownley, creator of Amelia Rules!
“Ray Friesen is a veritable fount of silliness, and his Pirate Penguin vs. Ninja Chicken is a good example of that… it’s guaranteed to make your geeklets giggle.” — Jonathan Liu, Wired
“The jokey asides and playfully sophisticated take on language are reminiscent of Walt Kelly’s Pogo… [a] manic blend of mayhem and adventure.” — Ian Chipman, Booklist
OKIE DOKIE DONUTS
(STORY 1): OPEN FOR BUSINESS
by Chris “Elio” Eliopoulos
— ISBN: 978-1-60309-068-1, Diamond code: APR11-1155
— 48-page full-color hardcover graphic novel, 5″ x 7.5″
— $9.95 (US), All ages
“A mixture of Pablo Picasso and Cartoon Network… laden with eccentric charm.” — Eric Whitman, The Daily Blam!
“Elio consistently impresses me with his supercharged kid-friendly comics. His style is wholly distinct, and everything he does seems to explode with joy and pure fun.” — John Martz, Drawn!
“2 scoops of silly, 5 cups of cute, and a bucket load of fun!” — Bob Boyle, creator of Nick Jr.’s Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! and author of Hugo and the Really, Really, Really Long String
by Nate Powell
— ISBN: 978-1-60309-077-3, Diamond code: MAY11-1196
— 384-page hardcover graphic novel, 6.5″ x 9.5″
— $19.95 (US), Older teens (16+) and adults
The creator of Swallow Me Whole (Best Graphic Novel Eisner-winner) returns with a massive exploration of violence, childhood, and coming of age in a culture of war games. Don’t miss it!
“The most prodigiously talented graphic novelist of his generation. … Powell’s exceptional visual-storytelling gift transforms a potentially obvious antiwar parable into a ravishingly beautiful, emotionally resonant, thoughtful, and provocative work of art.” — Booklist
“Any Empire by Nate Powell is everything a graphic novel should be, and few are.” — Larry Hama, author of GI Joe comics since 1982
“At times poignant, at at others surreal, Any Empire is an engaging, never preachy work about childhood, centering on those secret currents that define our youthful rivalries and the games we play.” — MTV Geek
Along with a bundle of convention apperances, Kagan McLeod will be traveling to these special INFINITE KUNG FU events across North America! Check infinitekungfu.com for more details:
This Friday, Sept 2 in Toronto!
— Revival Bar, 783 College St, Toronto, Ontario
— 9pm – $5 or free with purchase of book
— The Beguiling presents the Infinite Kung Fu book signings, author Q&A, and a live DJ Duel from Hop Fu (DJ 1XL and DJ Excess) accompanying a screening of a classic Shaw Brothers film!
Saturday, October 1, at Strange Adventures!
— 5262 Sackville St, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Saturday, November 19, at Danger Room Comics!
— 201 W 4th Ave, Olympia, Washington
— plus other Olympia events that weekend TBA!
Big thanks to The Beguiling, Strange Adventures, and Danger Room for their support of this incredible book.