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September 19, 2017 1:28 pm

FEAR AND LOATHING on Tour! Plus pre-order RENEE and more!

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FEAR AND LOATHING ON THE ROAD: Artist Troy Little’s Signing Tour!

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It’s here! After great anticipation and a sell-out early launch at New York Comic-Con, Troy Little‘s stunning graphic novel adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas hits comic shops everywhere this week.

But how to promote this full-color monument to American ingenuity? For guidance, we turned to the words of Thompson himself: “If a thing like this is worth doing at all, it’s worth doing right… We’d be fools not to ride this strange torpedo all the way out to the end.” So the only way to handle a book like this, we felt, was to dress up like human peacocks and get crazy, then screech off across the desert and hold some signings.

We’ll be replicating, as closely as possible, the actual journey depicted in the book — drinks at the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills, driving through the California desert in a convertible, and searching for the American Dream on the Las Vegas Strip. But instead of a briefcase of intoxicants, Troy will be loaded with art supplies, so he can document the experience in comics form as we go. So what are you waiting for? “Buy the ticket, take the ride!”

FEAR AND LOATHING ON THE ROAD: Artist Troy Little’s Signing Tour
(watch this space for updates!)

10/28 • City Cinema (Charlottetown, PE)
10/30-11/1 • Hal-Con (Halifax, NS)
11/6 • San Diego Comic Art Gallery (San Diego)
11/7 • Comickaze Comics & More (San Diego)
11/8 • Meltdown Comics (Los Angeles)
11/9 • The Polo Lounge (Los Angeles)
11/10 • Barnes & Noble (Santa Monica)
11/11 • Maximum Comics #1 (Southwest Las Vegas)
11/12 • Maximum Comics #2 (Henderson)
11/13 • Maximum Comics #3 (Northwest Las Vegas)
11/13 • Barnes & Noble (Northwest Las Vegas)
11/13 • Karaoke party @ Flex Cocktail Lounge (Las Vegas)

JAN ’16: Ludovic Debeurme Returns with RENÉE!

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Fans of Ludovic Debeurme and his award-winning graphic novel Lucille have cause for celebration! Top Shelf is pleased to announce the poetic and emotionally wrenching sequel, Renée, now available for pre-order from your favorite retailer.

Renee by Ludovic Debeurme
Softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 544 pages
$29.95 (US)
ISBN 978-1-60309-304-0 • Diamond order code: NOV150469

Named one of the year’s 20 Essential Graphic Novels by ACBD (the French Association of Comics Critics)!

“With detailed hatching reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch, Ludovic Debeurme crafts fantastical and poignant scenes, exploring the ordinary monstrosity of man and his anxieties… Debeurme has invented a unique poetry here, with intelligence and grace.” — Les InRocks

Renée‘s triple-voiced narrative is beautifully constructed, and proves Debeurme’s enduring talent for breaking the traditional boundaries of comics. Simply excellent.” — Citrouille / Association of Booksellers for Youth

The acclaimed French cartoonist Ludovic Debeurme returns with the devastating follow-up to his prize-winning graphic novel Lucille. While Lucille moves back in with her mother and Arthur serves time in prison for murder, directionless young Renée becomes obsessed with a married jazz musician twice her age. Balancing the grotesque and the graceful, Debeurme’s haunting border-less panels follow these three lost souls between dreams and reality, twining their stories together into a poignant and universal search for redemption.

Click here for details and an 11-page preview!

JAN ’16: STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST Leaps Back Into Action!

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Strong Female Protagonist: Book One
by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag
$19.95 (US)
ISBN 978-0-692-24618-4 • Diamond order code: JUN148321

“Bold and interesting.” — Entertainment Weekly

Strong Female Protagonist… bring[s] new questions about vigilantism, justice, and heroics to the field, standing alongside stories like Watchmen and Soon I Will Be Invincible in the canon of witty, thoughtful commentaries on superheroism that manage to be, at the same time, extremely satisfying as superhero comics.”— Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag have earned a devoted following for their slice-of-super-life webcomic Strong Female Protagonist — now bring it to your bookshelf! One of Comic Book Resources‘ Best Books of the Year leaps back into action with a new printing in January. Don’t miss it!

Celebrate Halloween with UPSIDE DOWN by Jess Smart Smiley!

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Jess Smart Smiley‘s delightful Halloween adventures — Upside Down (Book 1): A Vampire Tale and the new Upside Down (Book 2): A Hat Full of Spells — are in stores now… and what better time to enjoy them with your family?

“[An] irreverent look at vampire and witch lore, with humorous dialogue and a quirky, action-filled plot.” — School Library Journal

“Bizarre, fun, outlandish and very original… The book recalls Roald Dahl in its ambition and ability to speak to kids without being condescending.” — Rue Morgue

“Smart, energetic storytelling, distinctive art and lashings of clever ideas.” — Dancing with Skeletons

“Definitely a fun read… if you want to get your child something for Halloween, Upside Down would be the perfect reading material for the season!” — The Comics Alternative

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