Top Shelf Productions solicitations for product shipping October, 2002


by Actus

Everybody wishes for happy endings, but even if you're lucky enough to have one, happy endings are hardly ever what you expect. In their newest and most irresistible book, the Actus artists -- and their special guest, the German illustrator Anke Feuchenberger -- present six graphic novellas with interesting twists on the "Happy Ending." Packaged in a single stunning full-color hardcover volume, this witty and magnificently illustrated book is not to be missed. Top Shelf Productions is proud to represent the dynamic and extremely talented Israeli team, Actus; five outstanding cartoonists, Rutu Modan, Yirmi Pinkus, Mira Friedmann, Batia Kolton, & Itzik Rennert, who pool their talents annually to produce something simply amazing.

-- $21.95 (US), 188 pages, Full-Color Hardcover, 5" x 7", ISBN 965-90221-4-X



by James Kochalka

James Kochalka's best-selling graphic novel, MONKEY VS. ROBOT, just sold out, and Top Shelf is releasing the 2nd printing of the graphic novel with snazzy French Flaps. … MONKEY VS. ROBOT is an exciting action-packed rumble-in-the-jungle! A factory of self-replicating robots is stripping the jungle of its natural resources, threatening the territory of a colony of nearby monkeys. A series of encounters between the two groups quickly escalates into all-out war. Even with all the explosive action and eye-catching graphics, beneath this entertaining veneer runs a stirring examination of the dual nature of existence, the dichotomy within the human mind, and mankind's profound effect on the environment. A modern day fable for all ages based on the timeless struggle between technology and nature.

-- $14.95 (US), 160 pages, Deluxe Graphic Novel, 8" x 8", ISBN: 1-891830-15-5

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