ComiXology launches Top Shelf Apps
Official Press Release
Top Shelf Productions Partners with comiXology to Launch Top Shelf Productions App & Top Shelf Kids Club App
To Celebrate These App Launches Top Shelf And comiXology Are Having A Sale On Select Bestselling Graphic Novels — For Only A Few Dollars Each!
November 14th, 2011 – New York, NY — Top Shelf Productions, the publisher of critically acclaimed and popularly beloved graphic novels, and comiXology, the leading distributor of digital comics, are proud to announce the launch of the official Top Shelf Productions iOS App and Top Shelf Kids Club iOS App today. Purchases on these apps will sync across the Comics by comiXology platform — iOS, Android and the Web!
To celebrate, Top Shelf and comiXology are offering five keystone graphic novels at reduced prices for the next week. Fans will now be able to own all of these classic books for only $9.95:
$1.99 for League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1910 by Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill
$1.99 for Owly book 1 by Andy Runton
$0.99 for Johnny Boo book 1 by James Kochalka
$1.99 for Clumsy by Jeffrey Brown
$2.99 for The Surrogates by Robert Venditti & Brett Weldele
Additionally, Wednesday will see the comiXology debut of the newly remastered Top Shelf edition of Lost Dogs, the Xeric-award-winning first graphic novel by Jeff Lemire (Essex County, Sweet Tooth, Animal Man).
“I’ve long been a personal fan of Top Shelf’s catalog, so it’s very gratifying that comiXology can help bring Top Shelf’s great graphic novels to a larger audience through the Top Shelf Productions iOS App, the Top Shelf Kids Club App, and our own Comics by comiXology platform,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “And really, who’s going to pass up getting League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: 1910 for only $1.99?”
“We at Top Shelf are very excited to partner with comiXology to launch this pair of apps,” said Top Shelf Productions publisher Chris Staros. “We’ve all worked hard to create a digital reading experience that’s a worthy companion to the high-quality physical books we’re known for, and that suits the sophisticated comics that our artists create. With these new apps, we’re offering a really easy and affordable way for people to read Top Shelf books – both hardcore fans and casual folks who just enjoy creative stories with depth and richness.”
In addition to those titles listed above, the Top Shelf apps feature such contemporary classics as From Hell by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell and Essex County by Jeff Lemire, new critical darlings like Infinite Kung Fu by Kagan McLeod and Lucille by Ludovic Debeurme, and stellar full-color kids’ books like Incredible Change-Bots by Jeffrey Brown and Okie Dokie Donuts by Chris “Elio” Eliopoulos, along with over a dozen more titles.
Since 2007 comiXology has been developing the technological infrastructure to bring comics into the digital mainstream and expose new audiences to the rich history and culture of the industry. Through partnerships with top comic book publishers including Archaia Entertainment, BOOM! Studios, DC Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Image Comics and Marvel Comics as well as their own mobile and web apps which host over 14,000 digital titles, comiXology has become a leader in digital comic book proliferation. Also focused on creating strong ties with retail stores through its technology solutions, comiXology continues to transform the previously fragmented comic ecosystem into a vibrant and cohesive marketplace.
About Top Shelf Productions
Top Shelf Productions is one of the most acclaimed independent publishers of graphic novels in America. Dedicated to creating powerful books for all readers, regardless of genre or format, we publish artists who combine sophisticated storytelling, distinctive artistic vision, and popular accessibility. The Top Shelf library is anchored by established masters of the craft but also includes exciting new creators, and features books that readers of every age can fall in love with.