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Preview: Korgi Vol. 5 End of Seasons

Korgi Vol. 5 End of Seasons

(W) Christian Slade (A/CA) Christian Slade
In Shops: Mar 31, 2021
SRP: $14.99

The beloved wordless fantasy graphic novel series reaches its stunning conclusion-with plenty of thrills, laughs, and exquisitely illustrated animal magic. Join Christian Slade for the final installment in the 5-volume series 14 years in the making!

Winter has arrived in Korgi Hollow… and with it, the end of the Korgi story. As Ivy and her Korgi pup Sprout frolic in the frozen weather, an ancient power is stirring. At long last, saddle up for the conclusion of this “silent” epic fairytale told entirely through detailed pen-and-ink drawings. Fire and ice will collide in a timeless battle between good and evil. Will the residents of Korgi Hollow survive the harsh cold? One thing is for sure: nothing will ever be the same.

Korgi Vol. 5 End of Seasons

Christian Slade’s Korgi Reaches the End of Seasons in 2021

The beloved wordless fantasy graphic novel series Korgi reaches its stunning conclusion — with plenty of thrills, laughs, and exquisitely illustrated animal magic.

Winter has arrived in Korgi Hollow… and with it, the end of the Korgi story. As Ivy and her Korgi pup Sprout frolic in the frozen weather, an ancient power is stirring. At long last, saddle up for the conclusion of this “silent” epic fairytale told entirely through detailed pen-and-ink drawings. Fire and ice will collide in a timeless battle between good and evil. Will the residents of Korgi Hollow survive the harsh cold? One thing is for sure: nothing will ever be the same.

Korgi Book 5: End of Seasons by Christian Slade is set for release in March 2021. The wordless black and white softcover graphic novel is for all ages featuring 160 pages and will retail for $14.99.

Korgi (Book 5): End of Seasons

Preview: Korgi: Short Tails

Korgi: Short Tails

Christian Slade (w & a & c)

Korgi: Short Tails is a 48-page comic book collecting all seven Korgi stories from Free Comic Book Day, together with a brand-new adventure called “Cloud Cat.” A robot loses its head, finger-puppets battle, a dragon learns to breathe fire, and Sprout the Korgi (of course) stuffs himself with delicious treats! Slade’s lovingly detailed pen-and-ink drawings bring his fantasy world to life in small slices, all bound up within a new fully-painted cover.

B&W • 48 pages • $4.99

Preview: Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 HC

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 HC

Written by: David Petersen
Illustrated by: David Petersen, Various
Diamond Code: MAY13 0941

The 2011 Eisner Award winner for Best Anthology is back with a second volume! In the mouse tavern known as the June Alley Inn, a new round of storytelling begins between the patrons. Their goal is to be declared the best story of the night in hopes of having their outstanding debt to the barmaid forgiven. Each story is written and illustrated by a different creator, while Mouse Guard creator David Petersen supplies the tavern scenes! Legends of the Guard continues the tradition of featuring handpicked artists and storytellers by Petersen, including fan-favorites like Stan Sakai (Usagi Yokimbo), C.P. Wilson III (The Stuff of Legend), and Bill Willingham (Fables), and up-and-comers like Christian Slade (Korgi), Rick Geary (The Adventures of Blanche), and Jemma Salume (Unicorn Life Cycle).

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Preview: Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 #3

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 #3

Written by David Petersen, Christian Slade, Rick Geary, and Jemma Salume
Drawn by David Petersen, Christian Slade, Rick Geary, and Jemma Salume
Cover by David Petersen
SC, 24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.50

“Tell me the best story you’ve ever told and the best I’ve ever heard,” was the request of mouse innkeep June to her delinquent patrons in Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 #1. And the stories continue in this third issue of the second Legends of the Guard series. David Petersen is joined by talented comic writer/illustrators C.P. Wilson III (The Stuff of Legend), Cory Godbey (Fraggle Rock) and Eric Canete (Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin) to tell stories of mice befriending moles, brothers out to rescue a mouse maiden, and an epic battle of mice against weasels.

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Preview: Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 #2

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 #2

Written by David Petersen, Christian Slade, Rick Geary, and Jemma Salume
Drawn by David Petersen, Christian Slade, Rick Geary, and Jemma Salume
Cover by David Petersen
SC, 24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.50

The second storytelling competition at the June Alley Inn is in full swing as three mouse tales are written and illustrated by the talented Christian Slade (Korgi), Rick Geary (The Adventures of Blanche), and Jemma Salume (Unicorn Life Cycle). Yarns are spun about lost love at sea, a mouse that goes over a waterfall, and a ghost owl, all to try and clear the bar tabs of the mice who tell them. With tavern scenes and a cover by series creator David Petersen.

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Archaia Announces Volume 2 of Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard

New legends will be forged! Archaia has announced a second volume of the Eisner Award-winning anthology miniseries Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard. The first of four issues is set to debut in May 2013. Mouse Guard is the best-selling fantasy comic book series created by Michigan-based David Petersen about a group of elite warrior mice who serve to protect and guide the common mice under their care.

As in the first volume, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 finds a group of mice at the June Alley Inn trying to outdo one another in a storytelling competition, spinning typically fantastic tales of the Mouse Guard and their adventures. After all, the mouse that tells the best story gets their bar tab cleared! Petersen writes and illustrates the tavern scenes, while each contributor (or team of contributors) writes and illustrates the different mouse tales.

Petersen has assembled another all-star lineup for this four-issue miniseries. The contributors to issue #1 of Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Vol. 2 include Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Ben Caldwell (The Dare Detectives!), and the team of writer Nick Tapalansky and illustrator Alex Eckman-Lawn (Awakening).

Subsequent issues will include contributions from Christian Slade (Korgi), Rick Geary (The Adventures of Blanche), Jemma Salume (Unicorn Life Cycle), Jackson Sze (concept art on films like The Avengers and Iron Man 3), Cory Godbey (Fraggle Rock, the upcoming Jim Henson’s Labyrinth), Eric Canete (Fear Itself: Spider-Man), C.P. Wilson III (The Stuff of Legend), Bill Willingham (Fables), and fantasy illustrator Justin Gerard.

Archaia will release the hardcover collection in late Fall of 2013.

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Top Shelf’s Kids Club family is about to get bigger!

Official Press Release

Top Shelf ProductsTop Shelf’s KIDS CLUB family is about to get bigger!

Coming in September, and available now for pre-order in the current Diamond PREVIEWS catalog, are two new adventures in the beloved all-ages graphic novel series KORGI by Christian Slade, and DRAGON PUNCHER by James Kochalka!

KORGI (BOOK 3): A HOLLOW BEGINNING
by Christian Slade

— ISBN 978-1-60309-062-9 (Diamond JUL11-1240)
— 6.5″ x 8.5″ softcover graphic novel with French flaps
— 96 pages
— $9.95 (US)

One of our most-requested books, KORGI (BOOK 3): A HOLLOW BEGINNING continues Christian Slade’s wordless fantasy saga, as Ivy and Sprout investigate the mysterious shard of stained glass they discovered in BOOK 2. With help from their friends, they’ll discover the stunning secret history of their magical home… but danger awaits them as well! To escape will take all the courage this girl and her pup can muster. Don’t miss this adventure, presented with the beautiful visual storytelling technique that’s made Christian Slade’s KORGI a bona fide hit!

DRAGON PUNCHER (BOOK 2): DRAGON PUNCHER ISLAND
by James Kochalka

— ISBN 978-1-60309-085-8 (Diamond JUL11-1238)
— 6″x9″ full-color hardcover graphic novel
— 40 pages
— $9.95 (US)

Meanwhile, James Kochalka returns to his own series of animal adventure, with the wild energy that only Kochalka can bring! DRAGON PUNCHER (BOOK 2): DRAGON PUNCHER ISLAND features even more action and even more laughs than the first book, as our battle-suited kitty hero and fuzzy sidekick Spoony-E encounter a NEW armored warrior: the Monster Slapper! But is he friend or foe? The only way to find out is to read DRAGON PUNCHER ISLAND, continuing the awesome new series from the author of JOHNNY BOO: James Kochalka!

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