1. natepowell:

    Essential Team March ice cream break at the MSU Dairy Store for Andrew’s birfday. East Lansing MI, August 2014.

    Happy birthday to March co-author Andrew Aydin! He spent it with the team, speaking about their graphic novel to over-capacity crowds* at Michigan State University (including 8,000 freshmen who’d all been assigned to read it) yesterday, but it’s good to see they took a moment to relax and celebrate as well.

    *Nate Powell says: “the event was so overpacked that, since the mayor and fire marshal were both there anyway, fire code was thrown by the wayside to allow for as many folks as possible. We found out later that an additional 300 people had to be turned away at the door! Wild. Go comics.”

  2. americancomicon:

    Carnet De Voyage ~

    The Art of Craig Thompson.

    Published by Top Shelf Productions: 2006.

    In stock and ready to be yours!

  3. evandorkin:

    Testing the New Scanner: Eltingville crowd finished inks, not cleaned up, lettering not dropped in, blah blah blah.

    44 days and counting! *gulp*

  4. thebeforetime:


    Martin Luther King & The Montgomery Story 

    Read the whole thing here.

    Or get the bundle including this comic and MARCH: BOOK ONE, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel from US Congressman and civil rights legend John Lewis for just $9.99

    Absolutely amazing story of one of the central battles of the civil rights movement, including information on the history of Gandhian tactics, issued by the Fellowship for Reconciliation.

    It’s great to see this nearly-lost piece of American history (which also happens to be comics history) back in the public eye. Grab the digital version instantly, or if you want physical copies, we’ve got those too!

    In any case, all proceeds go to the Fellowship of Reconciliation, who produced this comic in 1957-58 and still continue their work over 50 years later.

  5. kochalka:

    Watch out for the FIRE SPITTERS!  Read this Glorkian comic strip, then download the new Glorkian Warrior game today!

    It’s Glorkian day! James Kochalka’s video game is finally out on the iOS App Store.

  6. folkinz:

    Currently Reading.

    THE TROLL KING by Kolbeinn Karlsson

    (via littlewoodenhell)

  7. natepowell:

    Here’s a page from "Havens Have Not", a new short story included in my forthcoming You Don’t Say— it’ll collect all my short, rare, out-of-print, or unpublished comics from 2004 to 2013. Should be out later this year from Top Shelf, hopefully.

    Can’t wait for this one!

  8. timecowboy:

    artist/cartoonist trading cards part #3! 

    featuring Top Shelf stars James Kochalka and Jess Fink!

  9. For one more week — thru Friday September 27th — Top Shelf is having our annual $3 web sale. When you visit the site, you’ll find 150+ graphic novels and comics on sale — with over 100 titles marked down to just $3 & $1!

    Each year Top Shelf uses this sale to help spread the word about our incredible new releases, and raise funds to “kick start” a full rollout for next year. With your help, we’ll keep publishing some of the most beloved graphic novels on earth — from award-winning masters and exciting new talents (and yes, even Members of Congress!). Now’s your chance to support a great independent publisher and expand your graphic novel collection at the same time.

    To go directly to the list of sale items, just click here:

    Here’s a few more crazy deals (out of hundreds) that you can’t pass up:

    *seriously, this thing is huge.
    **warning: this book will break your heart.

    Check out the sale before time runs out!

  10. blackberryvision:

    Can’t believe this isn’t under glass. Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (detail) 1907. Picasso, MoMA.

    Little-known fact: James Kochalka has licked this painting.

    Just one of the stunning truths revealed in American Elf 2007, now available in revised, re-mastered, new high-resolution digital formats for $1.99.

    (Source: blackberryvision, via tenderkales)