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Digital Comics Spotlight: Double Barrel

June 7, 2012
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Digital Comics Spotlight: Double Barrel

Top Shelf's latest digital offering, "Double Barrel," shows the potential of digital comics in term of quality, readability, and value. With "Heck" and "Crater XV," Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon (no relation) kick this new monthly, digital-only comic off in rollicking fashion.
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Hot Coffee from Outer Space

March 1, 2012
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Hot Coffee from Outer Space

It's a little bit comics (kind of Fumetti), concerns coffee, and done by our friend and OO contributor Matt Graves. Totally hits the OO sweet spot.
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Ed Piskor Talks Comics

October 28, 2011
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Ed Piskor Talks Comics

Ed Piskor's recently finished the online version of his 400+ page graphic novel, Wizzywig, which will soon be given the collected treatment by Top Shelf. Wizzywig is the story of Kevin Phenicle, aka "Boingthump," a phone phreaker/hacker during the early days of high-tech computing who is sort of a pastiche of several real-life individuals.
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‘Unfit for Public View?’ Another Chat with Tim Pennington

August 2, 2011
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‘Unfit for Public View?’ Another Chat with Tim Pennington

Tim Pennington, a really creative artist with whom we spoke a while ago, recently had a career moment, of sorts. A painting of his was pulled from the walls of Blackbird Espresso in Topeka, KS. Tim opened up about this experience, and what else he's been up to since we last spoke.
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Leslie Stein Talks ‘Eye of the Majestic Creature’

July 7, 2011
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Leslie Stein Talks ‘Eye of the Majestic Creature’

Leslie Stein took advantage of a temporary artist's block to chat about her recently published book from Fantagraphics, 'Eye of the Majestic Creature.'
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Dan Johnson on ‘Perplexing Problem,’ Publishing Paradigms

June 21, 2011
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Dan Johnson on ‘Perplexing Problem,’ Publishing Paradigms

Dan Johnson's The Perplexing Problem of the Porcelain Bandits is a compelling mystery unmistakably set in San Francisco. As the business of publishing itself has proven rather "perplexing" lately, we sought Dan's opinions not only on the creative process, but on the publishing process in the e-book age.
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Elfworld Anthology Casts a Bit of a Spell

May 17, 2011
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Elfworld Anthology Casts a Bit of a Spell

One of the benefits of supporting independent publishing is you can't help but feel closer to the creator and the creative process. This is only partially encapsulated by the nice hand-written thank you note I received from François Vigneault with purchase of his new "Elf World" anthology series.
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Off the Racks: C2E2, Chicago ‘zinefest Gems by Browne and Brown

April 17, 2011
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Off the Racks: C2E2, Chicago ‘zinefest Gems by Browne and Brown

Two fantastic Chicago-based shows showed how cool comics done under duress can turn out, as Jon Westhoff waxes poetic about the awesomeness of Jeffrey Brown's 1-Hour comic and Ryan Browne's 24-hour comic.
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Subnormality: Winston Rowntree Talks Web Comics

April 11, 2011
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Subnormality: Winston Rowntree Talks Web Comics

'Subnormality' is one of my favorite webcomics. Winston Rowntree, the pseudonymous creator of Subnormality, chatted with us about his creation.
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Tobin and Coover Talk Ingredients for a ‘Gingerbread Girl’

March 3, 2011
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Tobin and Coover Talk Ingredients for a ‘Gingerbread Girl’

'Gingerbread Girl' is an outstanding comic from Top Shelf that's being revealed online in chunks before arriving in stores this May. Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover took some time to talk about their creation.
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