Top Shelf is Pretty Proud of The Underwater Welder, August Moon, and Their Upcoming Digital Releases
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by LOLtron » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:45 pm
Read up on the praise for The Underwater Welder (just not ours), please the upcoming August Moon and some news for Top Shelf's digital store!
Source: Press Release
Jeff Lemire's The Underwater Welder is a pretty great OGN published by Top Shelf. According to The Shelf, it's "a hit." That's good to hear, because it's a really good book. They've sent over some praise from the book from major press outlets, but they saved a quote from the biggest press outlet of all (us) for their website. Yeah, that's what happened.
The Shelf would also like you to know about August Moon, a new young adult OGN by cartooning Diana Thung, which is showing up in the upcoming Previews. Also coming up in Previews, Lost Girls by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie. That is not for younger readers. Seriously, don't give that book to kids. Just because it has some of your young daughter's favorite characters in it doesn't mean you should give it to little Sally for her birthday. Please don't. Keep it for yourself. Just keep it hidden away somewhere where your kids (and your wife) can't find it, along with the rest of your porno.
Also, Top Shelf continues to go onward, into the future! with new digital releases.
Read all about the above (and then some) in their own words"
Jeff Lemire's long-awaited follow-up to Essex County is finally in stores everywhere, and from all reports, The Underwater Welder has been touching readers profoundly. Here's a sampling of the critical reaction (click here for more):
"Lemire’s stylized art and inventive panel structure is the perfect vehicle for his well-told story, and the tale’s poignant moments make the moments of desolation even more heart-wrenching... A beautiful, moving, wholly satisfying story about fatherhood and growing up." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The Underwater Welder... is all kinds of wonderful. Buy it. You will wet yourself with tears, your brain will spin from masterful storytelling, and you will love it." -- Jeff Jensen,Entertainment Weekly
"The Underwater Welder is an early contender for the year's best comic book... a richly-detailed story with characters that are all deeply flawed and undoubtedly human... once you pick it up you'll wish it never ended." -- Jason Serafino, Complex
"A spectacularly unpredictable reading experience... a roughly 220-page tour de force with enough emotional resonance that you might find yourself wiping away a single tear while closing the book’s final page. Thus far, this is my favorite original graphic novel of the year." -- Erik Norris, IGN
"This is a pretty clear frontrunner for me for 'Best of 2012' so far, but while it may still be too early to call that race, The Underwater Welder is at least the best in what was already an impressive line of work from Jeff Lemire." -- Ain't It Cool News
"Meditative and haunting." -- The Outhouse
Jess Smart Smiley's Halloween adventure Upside Down: A Vampire Tale isn't the only book for youth Top Shelf is releasing this fall... we're also excited to welcome Australian cartoonist Diana Thung to Top Shelf, with her evocative and complex fable AUGUST MOON! This magical story is a delight for teens and adult readers, reminiscent of Hayao Miyazaki at his most captivating, and it's available for pre-ordering in the current Diamond Previews (for books shipping in October):
Also in Previews this month: a new printing of the acclaimed erotic masterpiece by Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie, LOST GIRLS:
Top Shelf's digital publishing program continues to expand, faster than ever! Recently we've not only seen killer new releases in the American Elf digital series, the Cannon brothers' unmissable Double Barrel magazine, and Robert Venditti's new Surrogates Case Filesseries, we've shared with you a true original with Patt Kelley's What Am I Going to Do Without You? and teamed up with Retrofit Comics to bring you digital editions of some of their finest work. Grab your reading device and load up!
FUNGUS by James Kochalka
DADDY LIGHTNING by Tom Hart
THE MONKEY IN THE BASEMENT AND OTHER DELUSIONS by Corinne Mucha
AMERICAN ELF 2000 by James Kochalka
WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITHOUT YOU? by Patt Kelley
DOUBLE BARREL #3 by Kevin Cannon & Zander Cannon
THE SURROGATES CASE FILES #1 by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele
Written or Contributed by Royal Nonesuch
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