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Pre-order your copy of Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland

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Top Shelf ProductsPre-order your copy of Harvey Pekar’s CLEVELAND!

Harvey Pekar was one of a kind — as Alan Moore says, “a pillar of the comics medium.” His work in autobiographical comics has affected millions deeply, and his influence can be seen everywhere today.

This winter, we’re honored to team up with new publisher Zip Comics to release one of his final projects: Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland, a heartfelt memoir as well as a bittersweet celebration of the city he loved.
This February release is now available for pre-order through your local comic shop, bookseller, or directly from us. Check out Joseph Remnant’s amazing art in the 8-page preview on our web site, and pre-order your copy today!

Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland
by Harvey Pekar and Joseph Remnant
• Introduction by Alan Moore
• Edited by Jeff Newelt
• Co-published by Top Shelf & Zip Comics
• 128-page deluxe hardcover graphic novel, 9.3” x 7.3”
• Older teens (16+) and adults
• ISBN: 978-1-60309-091-9, Diamond code: DEC11-1207
• $21.99 US

A lifelong resident of Cleveland, Ohio, Harvey Pekar (1939-2010) pioneered autobiographical comics, mining the mundane for magic since 1976 in his critically acclaimed series American Splendor.

Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland is sadly one of his last, but happily one of his most definitive graphic novels. It presents key moments and characters from the city’s history, intertwined with Harvey’s own ups and downs, as relayed to us by Our Man and meticulously researched and rendered by artist Joseph Remnant. At once a history of Cleveland and a portrait of Harvey, it’s a tribute to the ordinary greatness of both.

“One of the very greatest works by that unique and irreplaceable American voice, the truly splendorous Harvey Pekar… graced by the impeccable and poignant artistry of Joseph Remnant.” — From the introduction by Alan Moore

“America’s poet-comic-laureate of curmudgeonhood is sorely missed, but thankfully, this posthumous book, like Hamlet’s father, is here to remind us of the great man, the great Pekar.” — Jonathan Ames, author and creator of HBO’s Bored to Death

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It’s been pretty quiet in the last 24 hours as far as news.  There were a bunch of conventions this weekend so, I’m adding a generic convention section whenever there’s news.  Here’s the news and reviews from the last 24 hours.

Around the Blogs:

Comic Book Resources – ZIP Comics and Top Shelf Productions Partner to Publish Harvey Pekar’s “Cleveland”Having been born in Cleveland, you better believe this is on my read list.

Bleeding Cool – Nick Spencer And Emma Rios To Launch New Cloak And Dagger SeriesIt’ll be interesting to see where this series goes after their recent depictions.  Nick Spencer is a solid writer, so here’s hoping.

ICv2 – ‘Social Network’ Actor is Ra’s Al GhulThis is reportedly a flashback scene.  It’ll be interesting to see how it fits into the main narrative.

Con Coverage:

Comics Girl – VA Comicon

Bleeding Cool – Kapow In Pictures – Cool As A Cucumber

Bleeding Cool – Kapow – The Marvel Panel

Bleeding Cool – A Look At Kapow Day One, From My Vantage Point

Bleeding Cool – Kerpow – The CLiNT Panel

Bleeding Cool – Rob Granito Makes It To Kapow

Comic Book Resources – WC11: Archaia Comics Presents 2011 and Beyond

Comic Book Resources: Spinoff Online – WC11: Star Saoirse Ronan On Hanna’s Grim Grimm’s Fairy Tale

Comic Book Resources – WC11: DC Icons

Comic Book Resources – Vado Recounts 25 Years of SLG

Around the Tubes Reviews:

With Great Power – Sabretooth: Back to Nature

Comics Alliance – April 8: ‘Fresh Ink! Online’ Pick of the Week [Video]