Monday, May 19, 2008


The 3rd Volume of Jeff Lemire's Eisner-nominated Essex County Trilogy, The Country Nurse, may not be out until October, but two brand new, never before printed "mini-chapters" of the saga are now available!

Exclusively available to order online, these two limited edition mini-comics will come signed and numbered with a sketch from Lemire!

Eddie Elephant-Ears-12-pages, B&W with Color Cover
Essex County Boxing Club-16-pages, B&W with Color Cover



Monday, May 5, 2008

David Yurkovich's THE SHOP now Online

Book cover: The SHoP: Volume 01 by David YurkovichMy friend and fellow Top Shelfer Dave Yurkovich is offering one of his graphic novels online, so check it out!
Sleeping Giant Creations is pleased to announce the re-release of THE SHOP (SUPER-HEROES OF PHILADELPHIA) graphic novel. Originally published in 2000 as a 64-page, black and white one-shot, the 2008 revision is now backing print as a full-color, 2-volume digital release. The digital SHOP graphic novel has been optimized for screen reading and requires no annoying mouse scrolling. Writer/illustrator David Yurkovich has revised the original illustrations, and the addition of digital color adds a new dimension to this unflinching story that blends big business, super-heroes, and the human condition.
A companion project to Yurkovich’s LESS THAN HEROES and DEATH BY CHOCOLATE graphic novels, each volume of THE SHOP is available exclusively on as a free download. Volume 2 includes previously unseen supplemental materials and notes on the project’s creation and evolution.

Yurkovich is currently completing volume 1 of NOCTURNE, a multi-volume, experimental stream-of-consciousness graphic novel. Watch for volume 1 of NOCTURNE, coming to wowio in mid-to-late May. Yurkovich’s 2007 magazine (MANTLO: A LIFE IN COMICS), a benefit project spotlighting the career of Marvel Comics writer Bill Mantlo, is also being offered as a free download on wowio:
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