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Top Shelf “E-Convention” Sale! Plus free sampler and more

Top Shelf ProductsTop Shelf Continues Digital Explosion!

Hey friends, we’ve got a bundle of new digital-comics news to share, starting with a mighty whopper of a sale! PLUS: a free 168-page sampler book, two must-have digital exclusive graphic novels, and new distribution deals with Kobo and Overdrive!

Coast-to-Coast Top Shelf “E-Convention” Sale!

Top Shelf is hitting two conventions at once this weekend, both Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland (with Nate Powell & Jeff Lemire) and MoCCA Fest in New York (with Pat Grant, Joseph Remnant, Brendan Leach, Kagan McLeod, Jess Fink, Alex Robinson, Eric Skillman, and Jennifer Hayden)!

To spread the joy around, we’re offering a slew of hot books in digital form at crazy-low prices — so fans who can’t make it to Portland or NYC aren’t left out, and fans who DO come to the shows can try out everything before buying signed copies this weekend!

Blue – $0.99
Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland – $7.99
The Pterodactyl Hunters – $1.99
Lost Dogs – $1.99
Essex County – $4.99
Any Empire – $5.99
Swallow Me Whole – $4.99
Infinite Kung Fu – $5.99
Too Cool To Be Forgotten – $2.99
Box Office Poison – $4.99
Liar’s Kiss – $4.99
Underwire – $1.99

That’s a dozen of the industry’s greatest graphic novels for under fifty bucks! Do yourself a favor and load up— these prices are only valid through Sunday, April 29!

FREE Digital Action Pack available now!

Savvy to digital comics and looking for something new to read? Curious about e-reading and hesitant to take the plunge? Look no further than the Top Shelf Action Pack, packed with 168 pages of our most thrilling comics, and yours for the price of ZERO! Inside are full chapters from seven graphic novels: Infinite Kung Fu, The Homeland Directive, Lost Dogs, From Hell, SuperF*ckers, Bighead, and Any Empire! It’s available on Comixology and iVerse now, with more formats coming soon. Check it out!

Digital exclusives: Rob Walton’s RAGMOP & Alex Robinson’s LOWER REGIONS: DEFENSE OF THE WEST GATE!

Two veteran indie cartoonists have released their first ever digital-exclusive graphic novels with Top Shelf! First, Rob Walton presents the new edition of his cult favorite RAGMOP, a completely loony romp through time and space jam-packed with talking dinosaurs, evil popes, fallen angels, balsa wood spaceships, interstellar coffee corporations, rival assassins from competing global conspiracies, countless sight gags and pop-culture parodies, and debates over everything from politico-economic theory to quantum physics to the merits of mid-century animators. (whew!) It’s 422 massive pages for only $7.99!
Also, Alex Robinson returns with a sequel to his exuberant fantasy dungeon-crawl LOWER REGIONS! The new book, LOWER REGIONS: DEFENSE OF THE WEST GATE, switches perspective to the neurotic, terrified bug-creatures assigned to guard one particular dungeon gate. Plus: a brand-new bonus story, “FIGHT!!” in which our barbarian heroine battles an undead curse! These hilarious and thrilling tales are only $1.99 for 25 pages.

Top Shelf graphic novels: now available on Kobo!

Top Shelf’s quest to be available on every digital platform continues, as we announce that our graphic novels are now available for Kobo, reaching readers and devices in over 170 countries! 40 titles are available in our Kobo catalogso far, with more coming soon!

Get Top Shelf books through your library via Overdrive!

Librarians, we’re got your backs: Top Shelf is partnering with Overdrive, the leading digital distributor for libraries! Libraries can now purchase ebooks of the full Top Shelf Kids Club line — 19 titles — and offer them for free e-lending to patrons. So contact your local library and let them know you’d like to read OWLY, KORGI, JOHNNY BOO and more on your electronic device!

Lemire and Leach: Lost Dogs and Pterodactyls! Alex Robinson movie! and more!

Official Press Release

Top Shelf ProductsThree Cool Things To Talk About: New releases from Lemire & Leach! TOO COOL movie news! And INFINITE KUNG FU racks up infinte honors!

ANNOUNCING TWO THRILLING, HEARTBREAKING NEW BOOKS!

This month we announce deluxe new Top Shelf editions of two amazing books that won the prestigious Xeric Award: a blast from the past from superstar Jeff Lemire, and a powerful debut from new talent Brendan Leach! You can pre-order them now from your local comic shop (with the Diamond codes below), or directly from us here:

LOST DOGS
by Jeff Lemire

— 104-page softcover graphic novel
— 6.5″ x 9″, $9.95 (US)
— ISB: 978-1-60309-154-1
— Diamond: FEB12-1158
— Mature readers (16+)

Long out of print, Jeff Lemire’s Xeric-Award-winning LOST DOGS now returns in a newly remastered edition, soaked with blood and ink. This 104-page mythic yarn follows a family man who’s larger than life… but even he may not be powerful enough to prevent the loss of everything he’s ever known.

Bold, brutal, and emotionally raw, LOST DOGS represents an acclaimed storyteller’s first professional work — an early exhibition of the gifts that have made his ESSEX COUNTY and SWEET TOOTH so phenomenally popular.

THE PTERODACTYL HUNTERS IN THE GILDED CITY
by Brendan Leach

— 44-page oversized softcover graphic novel with stapled-in newsprint interiors
— 11 3/4″ x 14 3/8″, $9.95 (US)
— ISBN: 978-1-60309-263-0
— Diamond: FEB12-1159
— Mature readers (16+)
— FEATURED IN “BEST AMERICAN COMICS 2011”!

PTERODACTYL HUNTERSis a story of sibling rivalry and family tradition in a rapidly changing world: a version of 1904 New York where generations of working-class hot-air-balloonists take to the skies each night to defend their city from a dwindling population of pterodactyls. In this town, heroic hunter Eamon Sullivan dominates the headlines, while his brother Declan, a nightwatchman, tires of looking on. As the last pterodactyl and its trackers circle each other above four-story tenements, brick smokestacks, and wooden watchtowers, a face-to-face showdown may prove to be the end for all of them.

MOVIE NEWS: “TOO COOL TO BE FORGOTTEN” ANNOUNCES WRITING TEAM!

The film adaptation of Alex Robinson’s award-winning graphic novel TOO COOL TO BE FORGOTTEN takes another step closer to reality this week, as screenwriters Rocky Russo and Jeremy Sosenko have signed on to write the script.

Red Crown Productions’ Daniela Taplin Lundberg and Daniel Crown are producing with Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman.  Stefanie Azpiazu and Riva Marker will be executive producers on the film.

Bregman commented “Too Cool To Be Forgotten is a story that demonstrates that comic books can be as profound and moving as they can be funny and entertaining, and that is exactly what this team hopes to replicate on the screen.”

TOO COOL TO BE FORGOTTEN, Alex Robinson’s third graphic novel (following BOX OFFICE POISON and TRICKED), follows middle-aged Andy Wicks as he attempts hypnotherapy to cure his smoking addiction… and finds himself traveling back in time to his painfully awkward high school years! Is he doomed to relive the mistakes of his past, or is this is second chance to get things right?

If you’ve never read TOO COOL, check it out nowand beat the rush!

INFINITE KUNG FU RACKS UP INFINITE HONORS!

The American Library Association’s young-adult division, YALSA, recently announced their 2012 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Kagan McLeod’s high-kicking zombie-bashing epic INFINITE KUNG FU not only made the list, it was selected for the Top Ten books of the year!

This latest library honor adds another feather in the cap of an incredible book that’s already won “best of year” notices from (among others) Publishers Weekly, Heeb Magazine, io9, CNN, Comic Book Resources, Complex, USA Today, Forbidden Planet International, IFC, ComicsAlliance, Paste, Graphic Novel Reporter, and 11 O’Clock Comics!

Have YOU tested your might against INFINITE KUNG FU? Check out the video trailer here, and the first 250 pages for free online here!