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Top Shelf solicitations for product shipping Janury, 2003

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JENNIFER DAYDREAMER: OLIVER

by Jennifer Daydreamer

Mini-comic fan favorite, Jennifer Daydreamer, cracks her world open a
bit more for this exciting new series of stand-alone books from Top
Shelf. Her complete fantasy universe, called Encephalon, is akin to a
dreamier Wizard of Oz or a hallucinatory Harry Potter. Daydreamer has
spent nearly three years studying symbols, fairy tales, schizophrenia
and the various natures of reality in preparation for this new series. …
In this first volume, Oliver, there are three intertwined stories set in
Jennifer’s unique quirky landscape that feature the psychic Circus
Zazel, bratty angels, thoughts that walk around, and the title character
Oliver, a small pre-pubescent boy in a devil costume. Jennifer’s
drawings are dense, lush and almost vibrate off the page. Don’t miss
this exciting full-scale debut by this wholly unique artist.

— $4.95 (US), 60 pages, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, Color Cover, Black & White &
Color Interiors, Comic Book, Saddle Stitched

RE-OFFERING:

BUGHOUSE

by Steve Lafler

Set in an “insect noir” Manhattan of the early fifties, BugHouse is the
tumultuous story of Tenor saxophonist, Jimmy Watts, as he leads his
talented jazz band of “bugs” from the swing era into the uncharted
maelstrom of Bop. Never before has the art of music felt more alive and
real on the printed page. And never before has a more “human” portrait
of drug addiction been depicted in comics.

— $14.95 (US), 192 pages, Color Cover · B&W Interiors, Graphic Novel,
ISBN 1-891830-13-9

RE-OFFERING:

BAJA

by Steve Lafler

Bones the bass player, youngest member of premier jazz band Bughouse, is
on the lam from the law! Framed by gangster Johnny Muggles, Bones heads
south to Mexico while things cool off in Bugtown. Intrigue, romance and
some very funky rockin’ blues ensue as our man Bones hooks up with a
group of Mexican musicians. Throw in a spooky local legend about a
seductive sorceress, and you have an edgy and illuminating coming of age
story for Bones the bass player.

— $9.95 (US), 96 pages, Graphic Novel, Perfect Bound, Color Cover, B&W
Interiors, ISBN 1-891830-27-9

RE-OFFERING:

THE COLLECTED HUTCH OWEN

by Tom Hart

Hutch Owen is at once hilarious and enraged, snotty, and smart. These
acclaimed dregs-of-society farces skewer the multinational,
mega-merging, corporate forces that control our lives. Tom Hart’s
popular vagrant/rebel, Hutch Owen, rages while the world around him
builds, merges, attends marketing seminars and goes IPO. And his may be
the only dissenting voice left!

— $14.95 (US), 176 pages, Trade Paperback, Perfect Bound, Color Cover,
B&W Interiors, 6″ x 9″, ISBN: 1-891830-17-1

RE-OFFERING:

NEW HAT STORIES: BANKS/EUBANKS

by Tom Hart

Set in summertime Boston (and central Florida during a tropical storm),
BANKS/EUBANKS tells of a lazy dreamer’s confrontation with a sort of
adventure much, much different than the kind he imagines himself worthy
of.

— $9.95 (US), 160 pgs, Color Cover, B&W Interiors, 6″ x 9″, Perfect
Bound, Graphic Novel, ISBN 1-891830-10-4

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