Top Shelf Productions solicitations for product shipping September, 2002

Official Press Release


by Doug TenNapel

"The Dr. Suess for Generation X." -- People Magazine. Renown for

creating the award winning video game, toy line, and TV show "Earthworm

Jim," Doug has, this time around, produced an outrageously adventurous

graphic novel that subtly examines the interplay between science,

religion and family. Come witness farm-town America, where the ghost of

an evil sorcerer uses the Shroud of Turin to resurrect a giant space eel

in an attempt to destroy the world. … And the only thing standing in his

way is an atheist with an alien strapped to his chest ­ no, really!

Beautifully rendered, this is a concept that only Doug TenNapel could

pull off. … Doug TenNapel is also an Eisner award-winning cartoonist and

he's currently working on a mini-series with Ben Affleck.

-- $14.95 (US), 208 pages, Graphic Novel, 9" x 7 1/2", ISBN:




by Alex Robinson

Amazing, 5000 copies sold and the first printing of Box Office Poison is

gone! Nominated for Best Graphic Album (Reprint) in both the Eisner and

Harvey Awards this year, this 608-page (!) fan favorite is so

wonderfully written that you will not be able to put it down. Alex

Robinson's completely natural and inspiring knack for dialogue has made

his story of dreary jobs, comic books, love, sex, messy apartments,

girlfriends (and the lack thereof), undisclosed pasts, and crusty old

professionals one of the most delightful and whimsical books to hit the

stands in years. This is an eloquent story that playfully examines the

nuances of human mating rituals and also provides a clever commentary on

the comics industry itself. This epic story of Sherman, Dorothy, Ed,

Stephen, Jane, and Mr. Flavor is not to be missed.

-- $29.95 (US), 608 pages, 6 1/2" x 9 5/8", Graphic Novel, ISBN: 1-891830-19-8

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