Top Shelf solicitations for product shipping June, 2003


Edited by Jon B. Cooke

Get ready for Comic Book Artist (CBA) Mach Two as the two-time Eisner

award-winning magazine -- devoted to the celebration of comics both old

and new -- is relaunched with a vengeance under the Top Shelf banner! In

honor of our revamp, comics legends Neal Adams and Alex Ross team-up for

the first time to contribute a brand-spankin' new cover featuring the

Man of Steel, as we explore "The Art of Dynamic Realism" in new

comprehensive interviews with both artists (spotlighting plenty of

rarely-seen and unpublished Ross and Adams art). Plus, CBA continues its

exhaustive examinations of comics past, this time with the definitive

history of Arcade, The Comics Revue, the seminal 1970s underground comix

showcase helmed by Robert Crumb, Art Spiegelman, and Bill Griffith.

Also, superb science-fiction author Michael Moorcock discusses the comic

book adaptations of his work, as well as on-going four-color

collaborations with artist Walter Simonson. While we're at it, let's

throw in a Craig Thompson sketchbook, the story behind Tod Holton --

Super Green Beret (!), a 16-page color section, reviews & news, columns

by our regular contributors, plus more surprises!

-- $7.50 (US), 100 pages, Magazine, Saddle Stitched, Color Covers, B&W and Full Color Interiors


by Scott Mills

Scott Mills, the critically-acclaimed and Ignatz award-winning

cartoonist behind BIG CLAY POT and TRENCHES, does it again! In the grand

tradition of the works of Arthur C Clarke, Stephen Baxter, and Stephen

Hawking comes a 320-page graphic novel that bends the very concept of

sci-fi to its limits. Carter Zacharias is a man with a mission, a

scientist who will stop at nothing to save the universe itself from its

unrelenting expansion...and God help any man, woman, or planet that gets

in his way. When stars shatter and worlds collide, just remember...it's

all part of THE MASTERPLAN." Scott's most ambitious project to date.

-- $24.95 (US), 320 pages, Graphic Novel, ISBN 1-891830-39-2



by James Kochalka

This highly sought after volume, out of print for some time now,

collects the first full year of Kochalka's diary. Since October 1998,

James Kochalka has kept a daily diary, drawn in comic strip form in his

sketchbook. Drawn with relaxed and beautiful brushwork, these strips

perfectly capture the rhythm of daily life. From the hilarious to the

sad, from the poetic to the drunken, these strips offer a direct and

intimate portrait of the life of one of America's most important

alternative cartoonists.

-- $7.95 (US), 96 pgs, Color Cover, B&W Interiors, 6" x 9", Comic Book, Saddle Stitched

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