Top Shelf Takes Over Comic-Con!

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Here's the latest news from Top Shelf, with all the details about our plans for Comic-Con. ... And, by the way, I just joined facebook -- I know, I'm on top of it! -- so if you want to follow Top Shelf (and personal) stories on a more frequent basis, just follow me there. You can find me at:

Here comes the big one! The Comic-Con International in San Diego is July 21-25 -- and this year, Team Top Shelf will be bigger than ever before! That's right, the Top Shelf zone at San Diego will feature no fewer than FOURTEEN amazing creators, who will be signing and sketching for you all convention long!

Take a look at who's coming: Sean Michael Wilson (AX: ALTERNATIVE MANGA), Kathryn & Stuart Immonen (MOVING PICTURES), JD Arnold & Rich Koslowski (BB WOLF & THE THREE LPS), Jeff Lemire (ESSEX COUNTY), Robert Venditti & Brett Weldele (THE SURROGATES), Andy Runton (OWLY), James Kochalka (JOHNNY BOO, DRAGON PUNCHER, SUPERF*CKERS), Jeffrey Brown (UNDELETED SCENES), Nate Powell (SWALLOW ME WHOLE), Matt Kindt (SUPER SPY), and Kevin Cannon (FAR ARDEN). Add on the full crew of Top Shelf staff, and the house will definitely be hopping -- heck, it'll take you an hour just to shake everybody's hand!

Don't Miss the Top Shelf Panels!

Mark your calendars for two Top Shelf panel sessions at Comic-Con as well! The first is MANGA FOR GROWN-UPS: GARO, AX, GEKIGA, AND THE ALTERNATIVE MANGA REVOLUTION (Thursday, July 22, 12:30-1:30), featuring Sean Michael Wilson and friends discussing the amazing history of adult-oriented "alternative" manga in Japan and its recent arrival into the English-speaking world, including the debut of our AX anthology. And the second one is TOP SHELF 2010: SWEDEN, JAPAN, AND SO MUCH MORE (Friday, July 23, 5:30-6:30) as we celebrate our most international year ever and announce a whole pile of new projects!

Superstars Kathryn & Stuart Immonen, Signing at the Top Shelf Booth!

Kathryn and Stuart Immonen have done acclaimed work for almost every comics publisher there is, so conventions are always super-busy for them. We're delighted to announce that both Kathryn & Stuart will be joining us at the Top Shelf booth to promote their new graphic novel MOVING PICTURES for three days at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Here is the official Immonen signing schedule: Friday 10-12, Saturday 12-2, Sunday 11-1. Now you can track them down easily -- much easier than tracking down a missing Mona Lisa, anyway...

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