Top Shelf Productions solicitations for product shipping January, 2001


By Craig Thompson

Top Shelf Productions is celebrating the 10,000th copy of GOOD-BYE CHUNKY RICE (and the selling out of two print runs) with a completely redesigned graphic novel. If you haven't jumped onto this speeding bandwagon, now's the time to do so. Alan Moore says: "Both funny and genuinely touching in turn, Craig Thompson's Good-bye, Chunky Rice is an affecting meditation upon friendship, loneliness and loss, all delivered with a real feel for the musicality of the comic strip form. … Highly recommended." Spin Magazine says: "This one-shot graphic novel is the comics debut of the year; every one of its 128 pages is beautifully composed, sparkling with invention and life." Publishers Weekly says: "Thompson has crafted an enduring fable … that will charm anyone separated from a dear and loving friend." Good-bye, Chunky Rice is an absolutely essential tome for every graphic novel reader. A quite picture novella of a journey to find one's self, and the deeper meaning of life. Special 3rd printing.

-- $14.95, 128 pages, Color Cover, B&W Interiors, 7 1/2 x 9, Perfect Bound, ISBN 1-891830-09-0.

[Happy]HAPPY #1

By Josh Simmons

Top Shelf Productions is proud to announce the debut of the all-new ongoing comic book series: HAPPY. Not for the weak of heart, Josh's incredibly drawn comics are a disturbing exposé on the dark side of the American Dream, pointing out the sometimes ludicrous underbelly of Democracy and Prosperity. His delicious art and bizarre concepts are simply mind-boggling. Fans of Ivan Brunetti's SCHIZO, Pete Sickman-Garner's HEY, MISTER and Johnny Ryan's ANGRY YOUTH COMIX will definitely want to "get Happy." MATURE READERS.

-- $3.50, 32 pages, Color Cover, B&W Interiors, 6 x 9, Saddle-Stitched Comic Book

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