Top Shelf Announces The From Hell Companion and We Can Fix It
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by LOLtron » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:37 pm
Ever wanted to see how things really worked between Alan Moore and David Lloyd when they were working on From Hell? Here's your chance!
Source: Press Release
Our friends at Top Shelf have sent over a round up of some great stuff they have coming up. The first major announcement is the From Hell Companion, and behind-the-scenes look at one of the great stories Alan Moore was ever involved with. Speaking of Alan Moore, he also has two brand new stories out now, so check those out below too. Next up is a fanciful memoir by erotica cartoonist Jess Fink of Chester 5000. There's more too, so read on:
THE FROM HELL COMPANION
"A man-behind-the-curtain look at a seminal graphic novel... an indispensable reference." --Kirkus Reviews
FROM HELL occupies a monumental place in the history of the graphic novel: a Victorian masterpiece of murder and madness which has won numerous awards, spawned a major Hollywood film, and remained a favorite of readers around the world for over two decades.
Now, Top Shelf Productions and Knockabout Comics present THE FROM HELL COMPANION, an astonishing selection of Alan Moore's original scripts and sketches for the landmark graphic novel, with copious annotations, commentary, and illustrations by Eddie Campbell. Here for the first time are a set of pages, including some of Moore's greatest writing, which have never been seen by anyone except his collaborator. Joining them are Campbell's first-hand accounts of the project's decade-long development, complete with photos, anecdotes, disagreements, and wry confessions. Arranged in narrative order, these perspectives form a fascinating mosaic, an opportunity to read FROM HELL with fresh eyes, and a tour inside the minds of two giants of their field.
"Fink deals with fearless honesty and shameless self-indulgence, and she draws it all in a loose, exuberant style that gives a nice counter-texture to the more serious, soul-searching moments (not that she doesn’t handle the poop jokes with aplomb, too). Her personal journey through humiliation and acceptance should speak to anyone who’s had the misfortune of being a teenager." -- Ian Chipman, Booklist
"This is what autobiography should be. Maybe Jess Fink didn't ACTUALLY go back in time to spy on herself, make out with herself, and give herself terrible advice, but there are different kinds of truth. And this is the awesome kind." -- Joey Comeau, (A Softer World,Overqualified)
At long last... the wacky, charming, and deceptively sincere time-travel memoir from the author of CHESTER 5000: Jess Fink's WE CAN FIX IT!
What would you do if you had a time machine? Bet on sporting events? Assassinate all the evildoers of history? Or maybe try to fix all the mistakes and regrets that have haunted you all these years?
Join Jess as she travels back in time to share her wisdom with her naive younger self, stand up to bullies who terrorized her child self, and teach her horny teenage self a thing or two. What begins as a raunchy adventure in teen wish fulfillment grows into a thoughtful story about memory, regret, and growing up.
One time machine, one frustrated girl, one sexy futuristic jumpsuit...infinite possibilities.
IN STORES NOW!
UNEARTHING (Softcover) & UNEARTHING (Limited Hardcover)
One of the world's foremost authors of the fantastic, Alan Moore, joins internationally esteemed photographer Mitch Jenkins for an unprecedented visual and literary experience. An intensely poetic and innovative work of biography, UNEARTHING maps the lifetime of author, orientalist and occultist Steve Moore, while simultaneously investigating the extraordinary history of South London with which that life has been intertwined. Featuring an exquisite blend of text and haunting imagery. Available in softcover and oversized hardcover editions.
NEMO: HEART OF ICE
A brand-new, stand-alone adventure in the bestselling LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN series! In 1925, fifteen years after the death of Captain Nemo, his daughter Janni Dakkar launches a perilous submarine expedition to H.P. Lovecraft's Antarctica, pursued by ruthless science-heroes employed by an American mega-tycoon. Thrills abound and lives are lost in this uncharted land of wonder and horror, where time is broken and the mountains bring madness.
PRE-ORDERS STILL OPEN FOR LIMITED-EDITION HECK & CRATER XV!
Don't miss these thrilling adventures from two of indie comics' top talents. Pre-order now from your favorite retailer, or grab the deluxe signed & numbered bundles available from Top Shelf!
HECK (Signed & Numbered)
It's his own personal Hell. After the funeral of his estranged father, faded hometown hero Hector "Heck" Hammarskjöld finds himself the new owner of the old man's house... and inside it, a portal to the underworld! Award-winning cartoonist Zander Cannon (The Replacement God, Top 10, Smax, The Stuff of Life) presents his long-awaited first graphic novel: a story of memory, friendship, and regret, where the past is dead and buried... but not out of reach.
CRATER XV (Signed & Numbered)
You've never seen a Cold War like this. In CRATER XV, the follow-up to 2009's Eisner-nominated FAR ARDEN, Kevin Cannon weaves together an intoxicating tale of swashbuckling adventure, abandoned moon bases, bloodthirsty walruses, rogue astronauts, two-faced femme fatales, sailboat chases, Siberian pirates, international Arctic politics, and a gaggle of horny orphans. For mystery, thrills, and Arctic chills, set a course for CRATER XV!
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by Keb » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:52 pmI'll wait for reviews of the From Hell companion and then see if it's worth getting. Seems a bit strange to be putting it out this many years later.
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